Adams, Thomas

Birth Name Adams, Thomas
Gender male
Age at Death about 87 years


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1836 Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England  
Death 1923 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince Edward Island date from his obit, at age 88
Arrival 1851   arrived in PEI, nephew of James Yeo Climbing the Hill, page 4


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Adams, Henry
Mother Yeo, Grace
         Adams, Thomas
    Brother     Adams, John Henry
    Sister     Adams, Maria Grace


    Family of Adams, Thomas and Yeo, Susan Marie
Married Wife Yeo, Susan Marie
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage June 20, 1888 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince Edward Island Married by Rev. Henry Harper
  1. Adams, Mary Kathleen
  2. Adams, Daisy
  3. Adams, John


Adams Thomas (Climbing the Hill, pp. 4-5, 14-15) Emigrated to Lot 13, P.E.I. in 1851 from
Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England and was employed as general manager and accountant by his uncle, James Yeo,
Jr. in his Port Hill shipyards. He also built vessels himself and shipped timber. He was elected to the
Canadian Parliament in 1889. He married Susan Yeo (1852-1918), daughter of Lawrence and Catherine (McIntosh) Yeo, 20 June 1888, and they had three children.

"Early in the twentieth century James Yeo's youngest son Senator John Yeo still owned several wooden sailing ships...Two of them were the barkentines Kathleen and Daisy, named for the daughters of Thomas Adams, the manager and accountant from Kilkhampton who played a large part in the fortunes of James Yeo." Westcountrymen in Prince Edward's Isle

Name Thomas Adams
Christening Date 27 Dec 1835
Father's Name Henry Adams
Mother's Name Grace
Citing this Record "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018, Thomas Adams, 27 Dec 1835); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 897,356.







  1. Adams, Henry
    1. Yeo, Grace
      1. Adams, Thomas
        1. Yeo, Susan Marie
          1. Adams, Mary Kathleen
          2. Adams, Daisy
          3. Adams, John
      2. Adams, John Henry
      3. Adams, Maria Grace