Adams, Thomas

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


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.







Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1836 Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England    
Death 1923 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada 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 Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Adams, Henryabout 1808June 26, 1889
Mother Yeo, Grace1818before 1851
         Adams, Thomas about 1836 1923
    Brother     Adams, John Henry 1839 August 23, 1918


Family of Adams, Thomas and Yeo, Susan Marie

Married Wife Yeo, Susan Marie ( * 1852 + 1918 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage June 20, 1888 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Married by Rev. Henry Harper  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Adams, Mary KathleenMay 31, 1889January 9, 1944
Adams, John18941894