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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Sanford Adams
Amy Ashley
Bennette Adams
Mary " Polly" A Adams
James Adams
John Adams
Rachel Adams
Elias Adams
Aron Wiley Adams
Truston R Adams
William Lafayette Adams
Francis H. Adams
Joshua Callaway Adams

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World Events (3)


Age 1

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

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.

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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