Adam was born in 1857, the son of James Burrell and Anne Pringle. The place is not known.
He died in 1933. The place is not known.
His wife was Agnes Cowan, who he married in 1886 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their six known children were James (1886-?), Margaret (1887-?), William Cowan (1889-?), John (1891-?), Adam (c1895-c1916) and George (1897-?).