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Eva Sarah <I>Sampson</I> Adam

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Eva Sarah Sampson Adam

Birth
Richmond County, New York, USA
Death
18 Jan 1897 (aged 74)
New York County, New York, USA
Burial
Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA Add to Map
Plot
West side of Lexington Avenue behind Landmark Colony.
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Daughter of Harriet McLean Sampson (d.1821) and Isaac Sampson (d. 1846)

From the "LongIslander":
ADAM, Sarah Sampson
d. 18 January 1897 at New York City; funeral New York City; interment at Oyster Bay; daughter of Isaac Sampson; widow of John H. Adam (m. 1850), late president of New York Gas Light Company; mother of John F. Adam, Fannie Adam and Emily (Mrs. James) Sheldon of England; niece of Joseph Sampson, from whom she inherited a large fortune; native of Oyster Bay; A wealthy widow ... a woman with marked business ability ... it was her wont to transact all business of any importance in person; very open handed in many charities and was a particularly zealous worker in Christ Episcopal Church, this village [Oyster Bay] to which she made a handsome donation in 1878 when the present building was erected; owned a home with a magnificent view in Oyster Bay.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 19, 1897

Sudden Death of Mrs. Sarah Sampson Adam,
Oyster Bay's Millionaire Widow.
Oyster Bay, L. I., January 20

Mrs. Sarah Sampson Adam, a. wealthy widow of this place, died from heart failure at her winter home, 13 East Fortieth street. New York city. on Monday night. She was a woman of marked business ability and, though possessed of a fortune of over a million, was her own steward and it was her wont to transact all business of any importance in person. The news of her sudden death was a complete surprise to her many friends in this place, two of whom had an appointment with Mrs. Adam for today in relation to some repairs on her handsome estate here.

Deceased was born in this village in 1821 and was the daughter of the late Isaac Sampson. In 1850 she was married to John H. Adam, who was president of the New York Gas Light company, the first gas company in New York. Mr. Adam accumulated money and his wife was heiress to a large fortune from her uncle, Joseph Sampson, a special partner of the old firm of Ruderow, Jones & Co., whose business is still conducted under the firm name of Underhill & Scudder. About twenty years ago the husband died and the widow continued living in Oyster Day and investing her money, which grew under her care until she amassed a fortune, which will now fall to her children, of which there are three. John F. Adam, her only son, married Mrs. Nichols, a widow of Scranton, Pa ; Fannie, the first daughter, is unmarried; Emily married James Sheldon and is living in England.

Mrs. Adam was very open handed in many charities and was a particularly zealous worker in Christ Episcopal church, this village, to which she made a handsome donation when the present building was erected. The homestead is on what Is known as the back read and comprises about one hundred acres of fine land and a house valued at $30,000, which commands a magnificent view.

The funeral services will be held In her city home tomorrow at 10 A. M. The Interment will be in the private burying ground on the estate in the village. East Meadow, L. I.
Daughter of Harriet McLean Sampson (d.1821) and Isaac Sampson (d. 1846)

From the "LongIslander":
ADAM, Sarah Sampson
d. 18 January 1897 at New York City; funeral New York City; interment at Oyster Bay; daughter of Isaac Sampson; widow of John H. Adam (m. 1850), late president of New York Gas Light Company; mother of John F. Adam, Fannie Adam and Emily (Mrs. James) Sheldon of England; niece of Joseph Sampson, from whom she inherited a large fortune; native of Oyster Bay; A wealthy widow ... a woman with marked business ability ... it was her wont to transact all business of any importance in person; very open handed in many charities and was a particularly zealous worker in Christ Episcopal Church, this village [Oyster Bay] to which she made a handsome donation in 1878 when the present building was erected; owned a home with a magnificent view in Oyster Bay.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 19, 1897

Sudden Death of Mrs. Sarah Sampson Adam,
Oyster Bay's Millionaire Widow.
Oyster Bay, L. I., January 20

Mrs. Sarah Sampson Adam, a. wealthy widow of this place, died from heart failure at her winter home, 13 East Fortieth street. New York city. on Monday night. She was a woman of marked business ability and, though possessed of a fortune of over a million, was her own steward and it was her wont to transact all business of any importance in person. The news of her sudden death was a complete surprise to her many friends in this place, two of whom had an appointment with Mrs. Adam for today in relation to some repairs on her handsome estate here.

Deceased was born in this village in 1821 and was the daughter of the late Isaac Sampson. In 1850 she was married to John H. Adam, who was president of the New York Gas Light company, the first gas company in New York. Mr. Adam accumulated money and his wife was heiress to a large fortune from her uncle, Joseph Sampson, a special partner of the old firm of Ruderow, Jones & Co., whose business is still conducted under the firm name of Underhill & Scudder. About twenty years ago the husband died and the widow continued living in Oyster Day and investing her money, which grew under her care until she amassed a fortune, which will now fall to her children, of which there are three. John F. Adam, her only son, married Mrs. Nichols, a widow of Scranton, Pa ; Fannie, the first daughter, is unmarried; Emily married James Sheldon and is living in England.

Mrs. Adam was very open handed in many charities and was a particularly zealous worker in Christ Episcopal church, this village, to which she made a handsome donation when the present building was erected. The homestead is on what Is known as the back read and comprises about one hundred acres of fine land and a house valued at $30,000, which commands a magnificent view.

The funeral services will be held In her city home tomorrow at 10 A. M. The Interment will be in the private burying ground on the estate in the village. East Meadow, L. I.

Gravesite Details

The family cemetery is located on what was once the John Henry Adams estate



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  • Maintained by: Mario Rojas
  • Originally Created by: SueMac
  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135077555/eva_sarah-adam: accessed ), memorial page for Eva Sarah Sampson Adam (20 Apr 1822–18 Jan 1897), Find a Grave Memorial ID 135077555, citing Sampson-Adam-Folger Cemetery, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA; Maintained by Mario Rojas (contributor 51026264).