Elizabeth Nancy Adams

30 April 1842–30 November 1853 (Age 11)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Nancy

When Elizabeth Nancy Adams was born on 30 April 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Arza Matson Adams, was 38 and her mother, Sabina Clark, was 29. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 30 November 1853, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 11, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Arza Matson Adams
Sabina Clark
Nathan William Adams
Joshua Adams
George Adams
Sabina Ann Adams
Sidney Moses Adams
Elizabeth Nancy Adams
Theothan Penderman Adams
Joseph Smith Adams
Orpha Elzeta Adams
Davis Adams

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World Events (4)

1845 · Oh My Father
Age 3
"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
Age 4
On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.

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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Elizabeth Nancy Adams

Elizabeth Nancy Adams Birth 30 Apr 1841 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Death 30 Nov 1853 (aged 12) Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Burial Pioneer Memorial Cemetery American Fork, Uta …

Sources (6)

  • Elizabeth Adams in household of Arza Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Nancy Adams, "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900"
  • Nancy Elizabeth Adams, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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