Adam Lightner Jr.

14 April 1810–30 August 1885 (Age 75)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Adam

When Adam Lightner Jr. was born on 14 April 1810, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Adam Lightner Sr., was 34 and his mother, Mary Polly Trout, was 31. He married Mary Elizabeth Rollins on 11 August 1835, in Liberty Township, Clay, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1863 and lived in Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1860 and West Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. In 1880, at the age of 70, his occupation is listed as saloon keeper in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States. He died on 30 August 1885, in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Lightner Jr.
Mary Elizabeth Rollins
Marriage: 11 August 1835
Miles Henry Lightner
Caroline Keziah Lightner
George Algernon Lightner
Florentine Mathias Lightner
John Horace Gilbert Lightner
Elizabeth Lightner
Mary Rollins Lightner
Algernon Sidney Lightner
Charles Washington Lightner
Adam Lightner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1835Liberty Township, Clay, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 20
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Leitner or Lichtner .

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Adam Lightner, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • Adam Lightner, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Adam Lightner in entry for Charles Washington Lightner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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