Peter Chardon Brooks Adams

Brief Life History of Peter Chardon Brooks

When Peter Chardon Brooks Adams was born on 24 June 1848, in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Charles Francis Adams, was 40 and his mother, Abigail Brown Brooks, was 40. He married Evelyn Davis on 7 September 1889. He lived in Boston Ward 8, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and United States in 1927. He died on 13 February 1927, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Peter Chardon Brooks Adams
Evelyn Davis
Marriage: 7 September 1889

Sources (29)

  • P Chardon B Adams in household of Charles F Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peter C. Brooks Adams, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
  • Brooks Adams, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860


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

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .

Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.

History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

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

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