Malissa E. "Sis" Adams

about 1855–after 1910 (Age 55)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Malissa E. "Sis"

Malissa E. "Sis" Adams was born about 1855, in Virginia, United States. She married Martin V. Connelly on 11 April 1879, in Johnson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Barnetts Creek, Johnson, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died after 1910, in Paintsville, Johnson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 56.

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Martin V. Connelly
Malissa E. "Sis" Adams
Marriage: 11 April 1879
Cynthia Conley

Spouse and Children

11 April 1879
Johnson, Kentucky, United States


    Cynthia Conley


World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 6

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 15

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 (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 .)

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

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Sources (2)

  • Melissa E Conley in household of Martin V Conley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Malissa Conley in household of Mart V Conley, "United States Census, 1910"

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