John Adams

24 March 1820–24 September 1866 (Age 46)
Selby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Adams was born on 24 March 1820, in Selby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Adams, was 39 and his mother, Anne Garside, was 34. He married Hannah Morley about 1844. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 24 September 1866, in Echo, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Adams
1820–1866
Hannah Morley
1824–1865
Marriage: about 1844
Louisa Adams
1845–1890
Child Adams
1845–1845
Elizabeth Adams
1849–
Mary Adams
1851–
Mary Hannah Adams
1852–
John Adams
1852–1930
John Adams
1854–
Alice Adams
1855–
John Adams
1857–1857

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1844
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (8)

    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 1
    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
    1823
    Age 3
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 13
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Adam
    Addams

    Sources (35)

    • John Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • John Adams, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • John Adams in entry for Louisa Adams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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