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Lucy Helen Everett (abt. 1825)

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Lucy Helen Everett
Born about in Vermontmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Mar 2016
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Lucy's granddaughter Helen Keller states in her autobiography that Lucy "belonged to the same family of Everetts as Edward Everett and Dr. Edward Everett Hale."[1]

Parents: Jesse Everett and Harriet Sanford

In the 1850 and 1860 census records, the wife of Charles Adams was named Hellen, and her birth place was listed as New York. (In the 1870 census, Hellen's birth place was Vermont.) Her age in both these census records translates back to a birth year of about 1828.

The age of a daughter (of Charles), Gertrude, in the 1850 and 1860 census records, plus an eight year gap between Gertrude and the next child, suggests that Charles was married earlier to the mother of Gertrude, and that Hellen (age 12 when Gertrude was born) was mother of children born after Gertrude. See Charles' profile for census details.

According to the death record of this daughter Gertrude, Gertrude's parents were Charles Adams and Lucy Everett.[2]
ALTERNATIVELY, Gertrude (whose birth mother must have died while she was very young) could have always recorded her mother as Lucy Everett, whether Lucy was her birth mother or not).

According to the death record of son Marshall Cranford[3] (M.C. Adams in 1870 census), his parents were Gen. Chas. W. Adams, b. Massachusetts, and Helen Everett, b Vermont, suggesting (along with the other records) that Helen and Lucy are one and the same person.


In the 1880 census, she is in Shelby, Tennessee, widowed, with sons Fred, Tom and Cranworth.[4]


  1. Keller, Helen and Annie Sullivan, The Story of My Life, New York: Doubleday and Company (1921), p. 4
  2. "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 December 2014), Charles Adams in entry for Gertrude Sherman, 05 Jan 1930; Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,643,651.
  3. "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 1 April 2015), 004183680 > image 2527 of 2739; State Library and Archives, Nashville.
  4. 1880 US Census: Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: 1279; Family History Film: 1255279; Page: 201A; Enumeration District: 145

See also:

  • Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974, Death record for daughter Kate Adams Keller

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