Rufus Pilling Adams

Brief Life History of Rufus Pilling

When Rufus Pilling Adams was born in March 1828, in Burton Township, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Elias Adams Sr, was 36 and his mother, Almira Cadwell, was 28. He lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1852 and Genoa, Carson, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 2 November 1876, in Genoa, Douglas, Nevada, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Genoa Cemetery, Genoa, Douglas, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elias Adams Sr
1792–1886
Almira Cadwell
1801–1850
Mary Ann Adams
1824–1852
Selecta Adams
1826–1826
Rufus Pilling Adams
1828–1876
Lizetta Adams
1830–1841
John Quincy Adams
1832–1910
Anna Maria Adams
1834–1929
George Washington Adams
1836–1903
Sylvester Cadwell Adams
1837–1842

Sources (20)

  • Rufus Adams, "California State Census, 1852"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rufus Adams - Individual or family possessions: birth: March 1828; Adams, Illinois, United States
  • Rufus Adams, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

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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