William Lafayette Adams

1845–1864 (Age 18)
Fayette, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Lafayette

When William Lafayette Adams was born on 7 November 1845, in Fayette, Georgia, United States, his father, Sanford Adams, was 40 and his mother, Amy Ashley, was 39. He lived in District 496, Fayette, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died on 22 July 1864, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Georgia.

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Family Time Line

Sanford Adams
1805–1868
Amy Ashley
1806–1882
Bennette Adams
1827–1915
Mary " Polly" A Adams
1829–1880
James Adams
1829–1893
John Adams
1832–1865
Rachel Adams
1835–1907
Elias Adams
1837–1905
Aron Wiley Adams
1839–1863
Truston R Adams
1841–1864
William Lafayette Adams
1845–1864
Francis H. Adams
1850–
Joshua Callaway Adams
1853–1937

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 16

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
1863

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Wm S Adams in household of Sanford Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Fayette Adams in household of Sanford Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm S Adams in household of Sanford Adams, "United States Census, 1850"

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