Euphemia Elizabeth Adam

15 August 1786–19 May 1866 (Age 79)
Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Euphemia Elizabeth

When Euphemia Elizabeth Adam was born on 15 August 1786, in Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Adam, was 22 and her mother, Janet McKinlay, was 36. She married James Smith on 21 January 1808, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Gladsmuir, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 19 May 1866, in Gladsmuir, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, at the age of 79.

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James Smith
Euphemia Elizabeth Adam
Marriage: 21 January 1808
Robert Smith
John Smith
Janet Smith
Christian Smith
Ann Smith
James Smith
Richard Smith
Jean Smith
Alexander Smith
Adam Smith

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21 January 1808
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 16

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 25

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

Age 29

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: In Hebrew, the scriptural name Adhám signifies "man," literally earthy or red earth; one authority says the name in Ethiopic means to be fair or beautiful. From this name comes the nurse-name Addy, or little Adam. The Gaelic form is Adambh. Adamina is a female name formed from Adam.

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  • Euphemia Or Elizabeth Or Elspeth Adam Or Adams in entry for Richard Smith, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"(1901)
  • Euphemia Smith in household of James Smith, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Euphemia Smith in household of James Smith, "Scotland Census, 1861"

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