James Marvin Adams

11 June 1806–20 August 1873 (Age 67)
Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of James Marvin

When James Marvin Adams was born on 11 June 1806, in Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Adams Jr., was 27 and his mother, Polly Marvin, was 27. He married Hannah Elizabeth Root on 12 June 1828, in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Spring Prairie, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Boyer Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 20 August 1873, in Harrison Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Silver Hill Cemetery, Harrison Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Marvin Adams
Hannah Elizabeth Root
Marriage: 12 June 1828
Columbus Adams
James Franklin Adams
Ervilla E Adams
Byron Chauncey Adams
Joseph A Adams
Addison M Adams
Reuben Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1828Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1810 · Change of capital city
    Age 4
    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 19
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Sources (24)

    • James M Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James W Adams, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
    • James Marvin Adams in entry for Reuben Adams, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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