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Margaret Age: 77 years17941871

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Birth about 1794 (II)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 (I) and 1798 (VI)
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever - http://goo.gl/4c1Pp5
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The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (XI) (Age 9 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million - http://goo.gl/yH4MPB
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War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 18 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks - http://goo.gl/cu6BNB
Birth of a son
James Adams
about 1826 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a son
Charles Adams
about 1828 (Age 34 years)
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Trail of Tears
between 1830 and 1830 (Age 36 years)
Note: The Trail of Tears is a name given to the ethnic cleansing and forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory in eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. In 1831 the Choctaw were the first to be removed, and they became the model for all other removals. After the Choctaw, the Seminole were removed in 1832, the Creek in 1834, then the Chickasaw in 1837, and finally the Cherokee in 1838. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_Tears
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 38 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://goo.gl/0602J7
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The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 41 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://goo.gl/4B84q9
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 52 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://goo.gl/dGxJ1k
Death of a husband(Unknown) Adams
before 1851 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childCharles AdamsLydia SpoonerView this family
about 1853 (Age 59 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 63 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 67 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 73 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 73 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 75 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Death before 1871 (Age 77 years)
  1. Generation 1
    1. Margaret was born about 1794 (II) in Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM and died before 1871 in Storrington, Ontario, CANADA.

      Children of Margaret and (Unknown) Adams:

      1. Charles Adams (1828)
      2. James Adams (1826)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Charles Adams, farm Laborer, son of (Unknown) Adams and Margaret , was born about 1828 in IRELAND and died in Ontario, CANADA. He married Lydia Spooner about 1853 in Ontario, CANADA. She was born about 1836 in Ontario, CANADA and died in Ontario, CANADA.

      Children of Charles Adams and Lydia Spooner:

      1. William Adams (1929)
      2. Elizabeth Adams (18621915)
      3. James Adams (1854)
      4. Margaret Adams (1858)
      5. Jane Anne Adams (1867)
      6. John Adams (1871)
    2. James Adams, son of (Unknown) Adams and Margaret , was born about 1826.

  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. William Adams, son of Charles Adams and Lydia Spooner. He died on April 30, 1929 in Kingston, Ontario, CANADA.

    2. Elizabeth Adams, daughter of Charles Adams and Lydia Spooner, was born on November 28, 1862 in Ontario, CANADA and died on June 20, 1915 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at the age of 52.. She had a relationship with Louis Theodore Norwood She married Charles Horace Schermerhorn, son of John Deaton Schermerhorn and Susannah Kinneborough, on July 3, 1876 in Sunbury, Storrington, Ontario. He was born on August 24, 1854 in Odessa, Ontario, CANADA and died on December 13, 1907 in Portsmouth, Ontario, CANADA at the age of 53.

      Children of Elizabeth Adams and Louis Theodore Norwood:

      1. Louis Thomas Norwood (1899)

      Children of Elizabeth Adams and Charles Horace Schermerhorn:

      1. Elizabeth Schermerhorn (18841954)
      2. Mary Jane Vanpelt Schermerhorn (18771948)
      3. Alice May Schermerhorn (1879)
      4. Samuel Van Pelt Schermerhorn (18801957)
      5. Charles Frederick Schermerhorn (18821956)
      6. John Schermerhorn (18861945)
    3. James Adams, son of Charles Adams and Lydia Spooner, was born about 1854.

    4. Margaret Adams, daughter of Charles Adams and Lydia Spooner, was born about 1858.

    5. Jane Anne Adams, daughter of Charles Adams and Lydia Spooner, was born about 1867.

    6. John Adams, son of Charles Adams and Lydia Spooner, was born about 1871.