Elias Adams

1837–1905 (Age 68)
Fayette, Georgia, United States

The Life of Elias

When Elias Adams was born on 22 February 1837, in Fayette, Georgia, United States, his father, Sanford Adams, was 31 and his mother, Amy Ashley, was 30. He married Christine Elizabeth Miles on 9 January 1866, in Fayette, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 549, Fayette, Georgia, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 26 February 1905, in Fayette, Georgia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Tyrone, Fayette, Georgia, United States.

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Elias Adams
Christine Elizabeth Miles
Marriage: 9 January 1866
William Sanford Adams
Amy Agnes Adams
John Trusty Adams
Mary Francis Adams
Rachel Lavonia Adams

Spouse & Children

  • Male1837–1905Male

  • Christine Elizabeth Miles


9 January 1866
Fayette, Georgia, United States


  • Male1866–1958Male

  • Female1870–1954Female

  • John Trusty Adams


  • Mary Francis Adams


  • Rachel Lavonia Adams


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World Events (8)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 1

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Age 9

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

Age 24

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.

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)

  • Elias Adams in household of Sanford Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elias Adams in household of Sanford Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elias Adams in household of Sanford Adams, "United States Census, 1850"

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