Louise (__?__) Abbott1,2

Marriage*1 January 1829She married, as his second wife, Rees Hill, son of Robert Hill and Priscilla Bowen, on 1 January 1829 in Frederick County, Virginia.3,1,2
Census 1850*1850Louisa and her husband, Rees Hill, appeared on the 1850 census in District 16, Frederick County, Virginia. Rees, spelled "Reece", age 75, was a farmer with real estate valued at $16,530. His wife Louisa was age 63, and their daughter Louisa R. was age 20. Others in the household consisted of Juliet B. Abbott, age 42, and Amanda M. Wiley, age 10. All members of the household had been born in Virginia.4
Burial*She was buried at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia.5

Family

Rees Hill b. 15 Apr 1776, d. 24 Nov 1852
Child1.Louisa Rochester Hill2,6 b. 1830

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 243. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 291. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  3. [S1404] Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Reece" Hill, District 16, Frederick County, Virginia; Roll: M432_945; Page: 239A; Image: 84. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 290-291.
  6. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 244, although indicating she was the daughter of Nancy Heaton, Rees' first wife.

Richard Abbott1

Marriage*8 May 1739He married Hannah Thayer, daughter of Cornelius Thayer and Lydia Turell, on 8 May 1739 in First Church, Boston.1

Family

Hannah Thayer b. 1716

Citations

  1. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, Records of the First Church in Boston, page 397. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.

Abigail Adams1

b. 22 March 1717/18
Father*Richard Adams1 b. 22 Oct 1678, d. 12 Apr 1749
Mother*Mercy Leonard1 d. 24 Dec 1749
Birth*22 March 1717/18Abigail Adams was born on 22 March 1717/18 in Preston1
BaptismJune 1718 and was baptized in June 1718 at the First Congregational Church, Preston, New London County, Connecticut.1,2
(Daughter) Will4 May 1749Her father's will, dated 19 January 1748/49 and probated on 4 May 1749, named his wife Mercy, daughters Elizabeth and Abigail and son Richard. Abigail's brother Richard and his wife Susanna were named executors.1

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 51, Mercy Leonard, page 53. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1186] Preston, CT, First Congregational Church Records, 1698-1898, online at www.americanancestors.org, image# 16, page 143. Hereinafter cited as Preston First Congregational Church' 1698-1898.

Edward Adams1

d. April 1772
(2nd Neighbor) Land Records23 February 1739Edward Adams was described as a neighbor of the property when Zebulon Field, a Taunton husbandman, and his wife Anne Field made a 20-year lease agreement with William Leonard of Norton, cordwainer, on 23 February 1739 for a certain parcel of land meadow and upland lying on the easterly side of the Mill River in Taunton.1
(2nd Neighbor) Land Records3 December 1750He was very likely the neighbor identified only as "Edward", a blank space where his surname should have been, eleven years after Zebulon Field and his first wife Anne Field had leased property, for a period of 20 years, on the east side of the Mill River in Taunton to William Leonard, a Taunton cordwainer, when William Leonard and his wife Sarah Leonard made a sub-lease agreement on 3 December 1750, with their son James Leonard 4th "so called", also a cordwainer of Taunton. The sub-lease agreement restated the original expiration date of 23 February 1759 and was recorded on 13 December 1750.2
Death*April 1772He died in April 1772 in Taunton.3

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. Film# 465437, Book 34, pages 478-479, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).
  2. [S597] Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900), Film# 465438, Book 37, pages 460-461.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Taunton Deaths, Volume 3, page 15. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Ensign Edward Adams1,2,3

b. 1629/30, d. 1716
Father*Henry Adams2,4 b. 1580, d. 6 Oct 1646
Birth*1629/30Ensign Edward Adams was born in 1629/30 in England.3,5,2
(Son) Immigration1633Edward immigrated to New England with his parents and siblings, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1632 or 1633.6
Marriage*1652He married first Lydia Rockwood, daughter of Richard Rockwood and Alice Bicknell, in 1652 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,7,2,3
(Husband) Death3 March 1675/76Edward became a widower when Lydia (Rockwood) Adams died on 3 March 1675/76.2,5,3
Death*1716He died in 1716.2,5

Family

Lydia Rockwood d. 3 Mar 1675/76
Child1.John Adams+1,2 b. 18 Feb 1656/57, d. 1 Mar 1751

Citations

  1. [S1253] George Homes Partridge B.S., "John Partridge, of Medfield, Mass., and his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 57 (1903). The article spans all four issues of 1903 and can be found in the January issue on pages 50-58, in April on pages 184-192, in July on pages 281-288 and in October on pages 389-397: January, pages 50-51. Hereinafter cited as "John Partridge of Medfield, Mass."
  2. [S442] Oliver Ray Pardo, "The Families of Ray Benson Pardo and Viola Berliot Stevens", 28 December 1996 (Port Orchard, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "The Families of Pardo and Stevens."
  3. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 7. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  4. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, pages 5-7.
  5. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 3. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  6. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 1.
  7. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 3, stating she was his first wife and that her name was "Lydia (Penniman) Rockwood" and then noting that that was probably wrong.

Eleazer Adams1,2

b. 22 September 1687, d. 8 October 1775
Father*John Adams3,1,2 b. 18 Feb 1656/57, d. 1 Mar 1751
Mother*Deborah Partridge3,1,2 b. 16 Aug 1662, d. b 1695
Birth*22 September 1687Eleazer Adams was born on 22 September 1687 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3,1,2
Marriage*He married first Margaret ______.1,2
Death*8 October 1775He died on 8 October 1775 at age 88.2,1

Family

Margaret ______ b. 1695, d. 13 Jan 1769

Citations

  1. [S442] Oliver Ray Pardo, "The Families of Ray Benson Pardo and Viola Berliot Stevens", 28 December 1996 (Port Orchard, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "The Families of Pardo and Stevens."
  2. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), pages 503-504. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 10. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Eleazer Adams1

b. 7 August 1644, d. 14 April 1710
Father*Henry Adams1 b. 1604, d. 21 Feb 1676
Mother*Elizabeth Paine1 d. 22 Feb 1675/76
Birth*7 August 1644Eleazer Adams was born on 7 August 1644 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*20 November 1667He married Elizabeth Harding, daughter of Abraham Harding and Elizabeth ______, on 20 November 1667 in Medfield, Suffolk County.1,2,3
(Husband) Death1 October 1708Eleazer became a widower when Elizabeth (Harding) Adams died on 1 October 1708.4,2,1
Death*14 April 1710He died on 14 April 1710 in Medfield at age 65.2,4,5

Family

Elizabeth Harding d. 1 Oct 1708

Citations

  1. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 8. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  2. [S1379] George E. McCracken, "John Harding of Boreham, Essex", The American Genealogist, Volume 34, pages 199-211 (1958): page 210. Hereinafter cited as "John Harding of Boreham, Essex."
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 111. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 189.
  5. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 8, reporting his death on 14 April 1701.

Elizabeth Adams1

Marriage*She married ______ Perry.1
Marriage*23 July 1718She married Captain Benjamin Pierce, son of Michael Pierce, in 23 July 1718 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family 1

______ Perry

Family 2

Benjamin Pierce b. 1646, d. 1723

Citations

  1. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, a record of births, deaths and marriages of the first seven generations of Pierces in America, including a record of the descendants of Abial Peirce to the present (Strasburg, Virginia and Washington DC: originally printed by Shenandoah Publishing House and reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1936), Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume II, Marriages, page 236. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.

Elizabeth Adams1

b. 25 July 1705
Father*Richard Adams1 b. 22 Oct 1678, d. 12 Apr 1749
Mother*Mercy Leonard1 d. 24 Dec 1749
Birth*25 July 1705Elizabeth Adams was born on 25 July 1705 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut,1
Baptism2 January 1709 and was baptized with her brother Richard on 2 January 1709 at the First Congregational Church, Preston, New London County, Connecticut.1,2
(Daughter) Will4 May 1749Her father's will, dated 19 January 1748/49 and probated on 4 May 1749, named his wife Mercy, daughters Elizabeth and Abigail and son Richard. Elizabeth's brother Richard and his wife Susanna were named executors.1

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 51, Mercy Leonard, page 53. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S1186] Preston, CT, First Congregational Church Records, 1698-1898, online at www.americanancestors.org, image# 12, page 139. Hereinafter cited as Preston First Congregational Church' 1698-1898.

Elizabeth Adams1

b. 23 February 1680/81, d. 1760
Father*Reverend William Adams1,2
Mother*Alice Bradford2,1 b. c 1661, d. 15 Mar 1745
Birth*23 February 1680/81Elizabeth Adams was born on 23 February 1680/81 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2,3
Marriage*4 September 1696She married Reverend Samuel Whiting on 4 September 1696 in Windham, Connecticut.1,2,4
(Wife) Death1725Elizabeth became a widow when Reverend Samuel Whiting died in 1725.4,2
Marriage*22 December 1737She married second, as his third wife, Samuel Niles of Braintree, Suffolk County, son of Nathaniel Niles and Sarah Sandys, on 22 December 1737 in Braintree.1,5
Death*1760She died in 1760 at her son Colonel Nathan Whiting's home in New Haven, Connecticut.2

Family 1

Reverend Samuel Whiting b. c 1670, d. 1725

Family 2

Samuel Niles b. 1 May 1674, d. 1 May 1762

Citations

  1. [S1203] Joel Nelson Eno, "John Niles of Braintree, Mass., and some of his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 85, pages 145-157 (April 1931). Hereinafter cited as "John Niles of Braintree."
  2. [S1216] Communicated by Rev. William Allen, "Descendants of Alice Bradford", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 9, pages 127-128 (April 1855). Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Alice Bradford."
  3. [S479] Dedham, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1635-1845 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, page 17. Hereinafter cited as Dedham Vital Records 1635-1845 - NEHGS.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 809. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wenham Marriages, Volume 1, page 149. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Elizabeth Adams1

b. 11 November 1649, d. 1 August 1727
Father*Henry Adams1 b. 1604, d. 21 Feb 1676
Mother*Elizabeth Paine1 d. 22 Feb 1675/76
Birth*11 November 1649Elizabeth Adams was born on 11 November 1649 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*16 December 1668She married, as his second wife, John Harding, son of Abraham Harding and Elizabeth ______, on 16 December 1668 in Medfield.1,2,3
(Wife) Death4 March 1719/20Elizabeth became a widow when John Harding died on 4 March 1719/20.1,4,3
Death*1 August 1727She died on 1 August 1727 in Medfield at age 77.1,5,3

Family

John Harding b. c 1644, d. 4 Mar 1719/20

Citations

  1. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 8. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 145. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1379] George E. McCracken, "John Harding of Boreham, Essex", The American Genealogist, Volume 34, pages 199-211 (1958): pages 209-210. Hereinafter cited as "John Harding of Boreham, Essex."
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 216.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 215.

Emilia Adams1

Father*Samuel Adams1
Birth*Emilia Adams was identified as her father's third daughter in her marriage settlement agreement.1
Marriage*1812She married Henry Potterton, son of Thomas Potterton and Mary Wood, about 1812.1

Family

Henry Potterton b. 1774, d. 29 Oct 1846

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Henry Adams1,2

b. 1580, d. 6 October 1646
Birth*1580According to the Pardo source he was born in 1580 in England.3,2
Marriage* The name of his wife is not known, nor is where or when she died.4,2
Immigration*1633Henry Adams is believed to have arrived in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1632 or 1633 with his wife, eight sons and a daughter.5
Death*6 October 1646He died on 6 October 1646 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).5,2

Family

Children1.Henry Adams+6 b. 1604, d. 21 Feb 1676
2.Ursula Adams5
3.Thomas Adams7 b. 1612
4.Samuel Adams8 b. 1617
5.Jonathan Adams8 b. 1619
6.Peter Adams9 b. 1622
7.John Adams9 b. 1624
8.Joseph Adams9 b. 1626, d. 6 Dec 1694
9.Ensign Edward Adams+2,10 b. 1629/30, d. 1716

Citations

  1. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), pages 1-7. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  2. [S442] Oliver Ray Pardo, "The Families of Ray Benson Pardo and Viola Berliot Stevens", 28 December 1996 (Port Orchard, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "The Families of Pardo and Stevens."
  3. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, pages 1-7, providing no date or year of birth and stating he was born in England.
  4. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, pages 1-7, providing no date or year of their marriage, and noting their first son was born in 1604.
  5. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 1.
  6. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 5.
  7. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, pages 5-6.
  8. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 6.
  9. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 7.
  10. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, pages 5-7.

Henry Adams1

Family

Child1.Samuel Adams+2

Citations

  1. [S1190] Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy: being the record of all the Field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume 1, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company, 1901), pages 172-173. Hereinafter cited as Field Genealogy, Volume 1.
  2. [S1191] Waldo Lincoln Esq., "Four Generations of the Waldo Family in America", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 52, pages 213-228 (April 1898). Hereinafter cited as "Waldo Family, Four Generation."

Henry Adams1

b. November 1657, d. 29 September 1733
Father*Henry Adams1 b. 1604, d. 21 Feb 1676
Mother*Elizabeth Paine1 d. 22 Feb 1675/76
Birth*November 1657Henry Adams was born in November 1657 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3,4
Marriage*16 December 1679He married Prudence Frary, daughter of John Frary Jr. and Elizabeth ______, on 16 December 1679 in Medfield.1,5,6
Death*29 September 1733He died on 29 September 1733 in Medfield at age 75.1,7,6

Family

Prudence Frary b. 20 Aug 1662, d. 29 Dec 1750
Child1.Prudence Adams+8,9 b. 10 Apr 1683, d. 23 Feb 1772

Citations

  1. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 8. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  2. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 8, noting the date of his birth as 15 November 1657.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 11, noting the month and year but not the date. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S1379] George E. McCracken, "John Harding of Boreham, Essex", The American Genealogist, Volume 34, pages 199-211 (1958): pages 208-210, noting the date of his birth as 19 November 1657. Hereinafter cited as "John Harding of Boreham, Essex."
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 141, her surname transcribed as "Frarie."
  6. [S1379] George E. McCracken, "John Harding of Boreham, Essex", pages 208-210.
  7. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 190.
  8. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 10.
  9. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 13.

Henry Adams1

b. 1604, d. 21 February 1676
Father*Henry Adams1 b. 1580, d. 6 Oct 1646
Birth*1604Henry Adams was born in England in 1604.1
(Son) Immigration1633Henry immigrated to New England with his parents and siblings, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1632 or 1633.2
Marriage*17 November 1643He married Elizabeth Paine, daughter of Moses Paine, on 17 November 1643 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
King Philip's War*between 1675 and 1676Henry served in King Philip's War as Lieutenant of the Medfield military company, which fought against the Indians in between 1675 and 1676.1
Death*21 February 1676He was killed by Indians while standing in his doorway in Medfield on 21 February 1676.3,1
(Husband) Death22 February 1675/76The same day Henry was killed, his wife Elizabeth was accidently shot while at the home of their pastor, the Reverend Mr. Wilson in Medfield. She died the next day on 22 February 1675/76. She had been confined to the house by sickness, and was in a bed in an upstairs chamber, when the gun held by Captain John Jacob of Hingham, who had charge of a company of about 80 men stationed at Medfield, was accidentally discharged in the room below her, the ball passing through her bed and into her body.4,5

Family

Elizabeth Paine d. 22 Feb 1675/76
Children1.Eleazer Adams6 b. 7 Aug 1644, d. 14 Apr 1710
2.Elizabeth Adams6 b. 11 Nov 1649, d. 1 Aug 1727
3.Henry Adams+6 b. Nov 1657, d. 29 Sep 1733

Citations

  1. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 5. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  2. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 1.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 190, recording he "was slaine by ye Indians". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Deaths, Volume 1, page 189, recording she "was accidentally slaine by a bullet."
  5. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 5, reporting her death date as 29 February 1676.
  6. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 8.

James Adams1

Family

Child1.Martha Adams+1 b. 1665, d. 29 Dec 1717

Citations

  1. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, a record of births, deaths and marriages of the first seven generations of Pierces in America, including a record of the descendants of Abial Peirce to the present (Strasburg, Virginia and Washington DC: originally printed by Shenandoah Publishing House and reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1936), Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.

Jane Adams1

d. 1654
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Nicholas Rockwood in Medfield, Suffolk County.1,2
Death*1654She died in 1654 in Medfield.2

Family

Nicholas Rockwood d. 26 Jan 1680/81
Child1.Samuel Rockwood2 d. 17 Dec 1728

Citations

  1. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 632, his surname recorded as "Rockwood" for his first two marriages and as "Rockett" for his third in 1680. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  2. [S1291] William S. Tilden, History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886 : with genealogies of the families that held real estate or made any considerable stay in the town during the first century, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Geo. H. Ellis, 1887), Rockwood, pages 471-474. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886.

John Adams1,2

b. 18 February 1656/57, d. 1 March 1751
Father*Ensign Edward Adams1,2 b. 1629/30, d. 1716
Mother*Lydia Rockwood1,2 d. 3 Mar 1675/76
Birth*18 February 1656/57John Adams was born on 18 February 1656/57 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,1
Marriage*4 April 1681He married Deborah Partridge, daughter of John Partridge and Magdalen Bullard, on 4 April 1681 in Medfield.1,2
(Husband) Deathbefore 1695John became a widower when Deborah (Partridge) Adams died in before 1695.3,4,5
Death*1 March 1751He died on 1 March 1751 in Medway, Suffolk County, at age 94.1,2

Family

Deborah Partridge b. 16 Aug 1662, d. b 1695
Child1.Eleazer Adams+6,2,3 b. 22 Sep 1687, d. 8 Oct 1775

Citations

  1. [S1253] George Homes Partridge B.S., "John Partridge, of Medfield, Mass., and his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 57 (1903). The article spans all four issues of 1903 and can be found in the January issue on pages 50-58, in April on pages 184-192, in July on pages 281-288 and in October on pages 389-397: January, pages 50-51. Hereinafter cited as "John Partridge of Medfield, Mass."
  2. [S442] Oliver Ray Pardo, "The Families of Ray Benson Pardo and Viola Berliot Stevens", 28 December 1996 (Port Orchard, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "The Families of Pardo and Stevens."
  3. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), pages 503-504. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  4. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, pages 500-502, noting she died "before 1695."
  5. [S442] Oliver Ray Pardo, "The Families of Pardo and Stevens", noting her death as "1695."
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 10. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

John Adams1

(2nd Neighbor) Land Transfer20 July 1741John Adams and Captain Moses Curtis were identified as neighbors when John Bolton of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth in New England, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 20 July 1741 to sell land in Stoughton, Suffolk County, to Theophilus Curtis, of Stoughton, yeoman, for the sum of seventy pounds. The land was described as one lot of cedar swamp in Stoughton, in the cedar swamp known by the name of Three Swamp, containing twelve acres be it more or less. The sale included all the privileges belonging to the swamp which was bounded as follows: easterly by the swamp of Theophilus' father Captain Moses Curtis, southerly also by Captain Moses Curtis, westerly by the upland and northerly by John Adams. Bolton signed and sealed the document in the presence of witnesses Robert Howard and Daniel Howard. Two years later, on 3 October 1743, Bolton appeared before Daniel Johnson, Justice of the Peace, and acknowledged the instrument to be his own act and deed. The deed was recorded in Suffolk County on 21 January 1778 by Joshua Henshaw, Registrar.1

Citations

  1. [S633] Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 (Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts on 1128 microfilm reels. Includes indexes to grantors, 1639-1920; indexes to grantees, 1639-1920; and indexes to persons other than grantors and grantees, 1639-1799: Film# 494608, Volume 128 dated 1777-1778, pages 65-R and 66-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.

John Adams1

b. 1624
Father*Henry Adams1 b. 1580, d. 6 Oct 1646
Birth*1624John Adams was born in 1624 in England.1
(Son) Immigration1633John immigrated to New England with his parents and siblings, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1632 or 1633.2

Citations

  1. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 7. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  2. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 1.

Jonathan Adams1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth Fussell.2

Family

Elizabeth Fussell
Child1.Sarah Adams1 b. 6 Dec 1667, d. 17 May 1758

Citations

  1. [S1291] William S. Tilden, History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886 : with genealogies of the families that held real estate or made any considerable stay in the town during the first century, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Geo. H. Ellis, 1887), Jonathan Adams, page 288. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886.
  2. [S1291] William S. Tilden, History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886, Jonathan Adams, page 288, suggesting that, in all probability, Elizabeth's maiden name was "Fussell."

Jonathan Adams1

b. 1619
Father*Henry Adams1 b. 1580, d. 6 Oct 1646
Birth*1619Jonathan Adams was born in 1619 in England.1
(Son) Immigration1633Jonathan immigrated to New England with his parents and siblings, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1632 or 1633.2

Citations

  1. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 6. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  2. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 1.

Joseph Adams1

b. 1626, d. 6 December 1694
Father*Henry Adams1 b. 1580, d. 6 Oct 1646
Birth*1626Joseph Adams was born in 1626 in England.1
(Son) Immigration1633Joseph immigrated to New England with his parents and siblings, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1632 or 1633.2
Marriage*29 November 1650He married Abigail Baxter, daughter of Gregory Baxter and Margaret Paddy, on 29 November 1650 in Braintree, Suffolk County.3,4,5,6
Occupation*He was a maltster.7
(Son-in-Law) Will2 June 1659Joseph's father-in-law Gregory Baxter wrote his will dated 2 June 1659 and bequeathed to his daughter Abigail and her husband, his son-in-law Joseph Adams, "six acres of land lying in the Great Field...and also my little island of salt marsh which lyeth at the head of the Salt Creek..." To Abigail and Joseph's son Joseph, he gave half his lands at the Captain's Plain, and if the child were to die without an heir, the lands were to go to Abigail's next oldest son, or daughter if she had no son. To his son-in-law Joseph Adams, he also bequeathed his old mare.8,9,10
Court Action*28 July 1674Joseph filed a complaint against the estate of Samuel Deering and on 28 July 1674 his widow Mary (Newcomb) Deering was ordered to appear in court to answer the complaint, and in the meantime not to alienate any of the estate. She presented her account on 27 October 1674 and was ordered to pay 20 shillings each to the youngest seven children as they arrived at their respective ages, "the eldest having had her portion already." If there was any land at Quinebauge (Plainfield, Connecticut) belonging to the deceased Samuel Deering, it was to be divided equally among his eight children.8
(Husband) Death27 August 1692Joseph became a widower when Abigail (Baxter) Adams died on 27 August 1692.1
Death*6 December 1694He died on 6 December 1694 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 68.1

Family

Abigail Baxter b. Sep 1634, d. 27 Aug 1692

Citations

  1. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 7. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  2. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 1.
  3. [S1036] Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, online at www.americanancestors.org, Gregory Baxter, pages 137-139, stating date as "29 November 1650" and citing Braintree's Vital Records. Hereinafter cited as Great Migration Begins, 1620-1633, Vols. I-III.
  4. [S1262] Joseph Nickerson Baxter, compiler, Memorial of the Baxter Family, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Press of W. L. Deland and Son, 1879), pages 8-10. Hereinafter cited as Memorial of the Baxter Family.
  5. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 7, noting the date as "Nov. 26, 1650."
  6. [S1262] Joseph Nickerson Baxter, Memorial of the Baxter Family, pages 11-12, noting date as "Nov. 29, 1650" in the publication; another hand then crossing out the "29", although not replacing it with another date.
  7. [S1262] Joseph Nickerson Baxter, Memorial of the Baxter Family, pages 11-12.
  8. [S283] Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): a reprinting, in alphabetical order by surname, of the sixteen multi-ancestor compendia: (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and his descendants), Volumes 1-3 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) Volume I. Allanson-French; Volume II. Gardner-Moses; Volume III. Neal-Wright. Digitized pages of the books are also available online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, Deering, pages 418-419. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts and Maine Families.
  9. [S1260] Wm. B. Trask, "Gregory Baxter of Braintree: Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 9, page 136 (April 1885). Hereinafter cited as "Will Abstract of Gregory Baxter of Braintree."
  10. [S1036] Great Migration Begins, 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, online at www.americanancestors.org, Gregory Baxter, pages 137-139.

Martha Adams1

b. 1665, d. 29 December 1717
Father*James Adams1
Birth*1665Martha Adams was born in 1665, as calculated from her age at death.2
Marriage*5 February 1678She married Benjamin Pierce, son of Michael Pierce, on 5 February 1678 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,4
Death*29 December 1717She died on 29 December 1717 in Scituate2
Burial* and was buried in Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Her gravestone marked her death at age 52.2

Family

Benjamin Pierce b. 1646, d. 1723
Children1.Martha Pierce1 b. 14 Dec 1679, d. 18 Feb 1700
2.Jershua Pierce+3 b. 13 Feb 1681
3.Benjamin Pierce+3 b. 11 Mar 1683/84, d. 1772
4.Ebenezer Pierce1 b. 2 Apr 1686
5.Persis Pierce1 b. 6 Jun 1688, d. 18 Dec 1717
6.Caleb Pierce1 b. 12 Jun 1690, d. a 1730
7.Thomas Pierce1 b. 14 Nov 1692, d. 1775
8.Adams Pierce1 b. 11 Jun 1695, d. 19 Jan 1714
9.Jeremiah Pierce1 b. 17 Sep 1697
10.Elisha Pierce+3 b. 24 Nov 1699, d. 15 Jul 1770

Citations

  1. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, a record of births, deaths and marriages of the first seven generations of Pierces in America, including a record of the descendants of Abial Peirce to the present (Strasburg, Virginia and Washington DC: originally printed by Shenandoah Publishing House and reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1936), Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume II, Deaths, page 433 referencing G.R.2: citing a gravestone record, Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  3. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214, stated their marriage in "1695", rather than 1678, and identified her father as "James Adams."
  4. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 231, his name spelled "Pearce", her name "Adames", and the date written as "Feb. (written above Apr.) 5, 1678."

Nathan Adams1

(Appraiser) Administration16 April 1793Administration on the Estate of Abigail (Sheldon) Bolton Smith was opened on 16 April 1793 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and on 20 Apr 1793, Jonas Page, Nathan Adams and Wallis Little were appointed to appraise the real estate Abigail had received as her dower after her first husband, William Bolton Jr., died in 1780 and would, as a result of her death, be distributed to William and Abigail's children.1

Citations

  1. [S489] William Bolton Jr., Administration of 1780, Probate File Number 2129, Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County Massachusetts probate file number 2129 (Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as William Bolton Jr. Administration of 1780.

Peter Adams1

b. 1622
Father*Henry Adams1 b. 1580, d. 6 Oct 1646
Birth*1622Peter Adams was born in 1622 in England.1
(Son) Immigration1633Peter immigrated to New England with his parents and siblings, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1632 or 1633.2

Citations

  1. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 7. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  2. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 1.

Prudence Adams1

b. 10 April 1683, d. 23 February 1772
Father*Henry Adams2,3 b. Nov 1657, d. 29 Sep 1733
Mother*Prudence Frary2,3 b. 20 Aug 1662, d. 29 Dec 1750
Birth*10 April 1683Prudence Adams was born on 10 April 1683 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,4,3
Marriage*14 April 1702She married Joseph Morse, son of Joseph Morse and Mehitable Wood, on 14 April 1702 in Medfield, Suffolk County.1,5,2
(Wife) Death18 April 1734Prudence became a widow when Joseph Morse died on 18 April 1734.2,1
Death*23 February 1772She died on 23 February 1772 at age 88.1,2

Family

Joseph Morse b. 25 Mar 1679, d. 18 Apr 1734
Child1.Joseph Morse1,6 b. 15 Nov 1705, d. 1780

Citations

  1. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, pages 42-43. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  2. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 10. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Births, Volume 1, page 13. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge, page 10, noting year as 1682/83.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 112.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sherborn Births, Volume 1, page 68.

Rebecca Adams1

d. 17 September 1727
Father*Samuel Adams1
Mother*Rebecca Graves1
Marriage*1676/77She married first John Waldo, son of Cornelius Waldo and Hannah Cogswell, in 1676/77 probably in her home town in Charlestown, Middlesex County.1
Relationship Note* Sisters Susannah and Rebecca Adams married brothers Daniel Waldo and John Waldo.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 1710Rebecca became a widow when John Waldo died before 1710.1
Marriage*26 April 1710She married second Deacon Eliezer Brown of Canterbury, Connecticut on 26 April 1710.1
(Wife) Death22 January 1719/20Rebecca became a widow for the second time when Deacon Eliezer Brown died on 22 January 1719/20.1
Death*17 September 1727She died on 17 September 1727 in Canterbury, Connecticut.1

Family 1

John Waldo d. b 1710

Family 2

Deacon Eliezer Brown d. 22 Jan 1719/20

Citations

  1. [S1191] Waldo Lincoln Esq., "Four Generations of the Waldo Family in America", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 52, pages 213-228 (April 1898). Hereinafter cited as "Waldo Family, Four Generation."

Richard Adams1,2

b. 22 October 1678, d. 12 April 1749
Father*William Adams3,4
Mother*Elizabeth ______3,4
Birth*22 October 1678If Richard's parents have been identified correctly, he was born on 22 October 1678 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3,4
Marriage*He married Mercy Leonard, daughter of Samuel Leonard and Abigail Wood.2
(Husband) Land Records26 March 1706 On 26 March 1706, Richard Adams and his wife Mercy (Leonard) Adams, along with her siblings Samuel Leonard, Mary (Leonard) Newton and Elizabeth (Leonard) Clark and her husband Thomas Clark sold all their right in the property of their grandfather, John Wood of Plymouth, deceased, to their uncle, Nathaniel Wood.1
Religion*January 1709Mercy and Richard Adams renewed the covenant and received the privilege of baptism for their children in January 1709 at the First Congregational Church, Preston.2,5
(Son-in-Law) Religion30 November 1720Richard and his wife Mercy, together with her father Samuel Leonard, and Lydia (Cooke) Leonard, widow of her brother Samuel, were among the founders of the Second Church, Preston, on 30 November 1720.1
Death*12 April 1749He died on 12 April 1749 in Preston, New London County, Connecticut, at age 70.2
Will*4 May 1749The will of Richard Adams of Preston, dated 19 January 1748/49 and probated on 4 May 1749, named his wife Mercy, daughters Elizabeth and Abigail and son Richard. His son Richard and his wife Susanna were named executors.2

Family

Mercy Leonard d. 24 Dec 1749
Children1.Elizabeth Adams2 b. 25 Jul 1705
2.Richard Adams2 b. 3 Jun 1708
3.Abigail Adams2 b. 22 Mar 1717/18

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 15, Samuel Leonard, pages 20-21. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 51, Mercy Leonard, page 53.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 51, Mercy Leonard, page 53, noting his "possible" parents as William and Elizabeth Adams of Sudbury, Massachusetts.
  4. [S1185] Byron S. Niemann, "The Possible Parentage of James Adams (1668-1741) of Westerly, RI", The Connecticut Nutmegger Volume 25, pages 573-575 (March 1993): states that by his matching up of relationships with the records of Concord, Massachusetts it became apparent that James Adams of Wells was the son of William and Elizabeth Adams of Sudbury and Concord, Massachusetts, and the brother of Richard Adams, born 22 August 1678 who married Mercy Leonard. Hereinafter cited as "James Adams (1668-1741) of Westerly, RI."
  5. [S1186] Preston, CT, First Congregational Church Records, 1698-1898, online at www.americanancestors.org, image# 8, page 135. Hereinafter cited as Preston First Congregational Church' 1698-1898.