Washington County, Pennsylvania 1790 US Census1

Citations

  1. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.

Washington County, Pennsylvania 1800 US Census1

Citations

  1. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.

Washington County, Pennsylvania 1810 US Census1

Citations

  1. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.

Christopher Abbott1

d. 1783
(Friend) Will3 October 1763Christopher, described as his friend, received a legacy in the will of Thomas Gerrard dated 3 October 1763 at Liscartan, County Meath. He also served as a witness to the will.1,2
(Witness to Deed) Deed Memorial20 December 1771Christopher was a witness to a memorial of an indented deed bearing date 20 December 1771 made whereby Samuel Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq., executor of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, gentleman, deceased, for the consideration therein mentioned, demised unto Charles Vipont of Bellevue in the county of Dublin, Esq., all that and those the castles, towns and lands of Liscartan in the county of Meath, containing 430 acres more or less with the appurtenances.3
(Witness to Deed) Deed Memorial26 November 1779Christopher and his son Christopher Jr. were witnesses to a memorial of an indented deed of agreement dated 26 November 1779 made between Thomas Gerrard of Martry in the county of Meath, gentleman and William Gerrard, his only son, of the first part, Mary Stiles, one of the executors of the last will and testament of Charles Vipont, late of Jamestown in the county of Dublin, Esq., deceased, of the second part, Jane Vipont, spinster, of the third part, and Graves Chamney of Platin in the county of Meath, Esq., of the fourth part.4
Residence*Christopher lived in Dublin.5
Death*1783He died about 17835
Will* leaving a will5
Probate*1783 which was probated in 1783.5

Family

Child1.Christopher Abbott Jr.6

Citations

  1. [S1719] Thomas Gerrard will (3 October 1763), Abstract of the Will of Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, County Meath, Ireland, Ms. 654, "Abstracts of wills of Thomas and William Gerrard", received with great joy and many thanks from a fellow Gerrard researcher who received them from the National Library of Ireland, Genealogical Office in Dublin. LHB Computer Files, Summerlin, Nevada. Hereinafter cited as Abstract of the 1763 Will of Thomas Gerrard.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1771; Film# 530914, Volume 281, pages 686-687, Deed Number 189262, image 363. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1787; Film# 532579, Volume 382, pages 262-263, Deed Number 254726, image 140.
  5. [S1642] Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 (Sir Arthur Vicars), online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, 1783, Christopher Abbot, Dublin Esq. Hereinafter cited as Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1778; Film# 531695, Volume 323, pages 357-358, Deed Number 215449, images 187-188.

Christopher Abbott Jr.1

Father*Christopher Abbott1 d. 1783
Birth*Christopher Abbott Jr. was probably born in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1
(Witness to Memorial) Deed Memorial4 April 1778Christopher Abbott Jr. was a witness to a memorial made of the last will and testament, bearing date the 25th of August 1777, of Charles Vipont, late of Jamestown, County Dublin, Esq., deceased. The memorial was registered on 4 April 1778.1
(Witness to Deed) Deed Memorial26 November 1779Christopher and his father were witnesses to a memorial of an indented deed of agreement dated 26 November 1779 made between Thomas Gerrard of Martry in the county of Meath, gentleman and William Gerrard, his only son, of the first part, Mary Stiles, one of the executors of the last will and testament of Charles Vipont, late of Jamestown in the county of Dublin, Esq., deceased, of the second part, Jane Vipont, spinster, of the third part, and Graves Chamney of Platin in the county of Meath, Esq., of the fourth part.2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1778; Film# 531695, Volume 323, pages 357-358, Deed Number 215449, images 187-188. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1787; Film# 532579, Volume 382, pages 262-263, Deed Number 254726, image 140.

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.

Reverend Allen Noble Adams1

b. 1765, d. March 1805
Birth*1765He was born in 1765.1
Marriage*June 1791He married Isabella Battersby of Lakefield, County Meath, daughter of John Battersby Esq., in June 1791.1
Death*March 1805He died in March 1805 in Shercock House, Shercock, County Cavan.1

Family

Isabella Battersby b. 1768, d. 20 Jun 1852
Child1.John Adams Esq.1 b. Feb 1793, d. 17 Dec 1866

Citations

  1. [S1665] Benjamin William Adams and Maxwell Richard William Peers Adams, A genealogical history of the family of Adams of Cavan, etc., downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. The Adams family in Ireland, Scotland and England between 1214 and 1903. Includes index. (London, England: Mitchell & Hughes, 1903), pages 8-9, Reverend Allen Noble Adams. Hereinafter cited as A genealogical history of the family of Adams of Cavan, etc.

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.

John Adams Esq.1

b. February 1793, d. 17 December 1866
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*Reverend Allen Noble Adams2 b. 1765, d. Mar 1805
Mother*Isabella Battersby2 b. 1768, d. 20 Jun 1852
Birth*February 1793John Adams Esq. was born in February 1793 in Ireland.3
Marriage*21 September 1838He married first Mary Anne Gerrard of Liscartan Castle, daughter of Thomas Gerrard and Mary Anne Rotheram, on 21 September 1838 in Ardbraccan, County Meath.4,1,3
Military Service*At the time of his marriage, John was a Captain in the Royal Navy, and late commander of the ship Water Witch.1
(Husband) DeathAugust 1843John became a widower when Mary Anne (Gerrard) Adams died childless in August 1843 at age 27.3
Marriage*22 April 1846He married second Elizabeth Hurst Ellis, daughter of Henry Ellis Esq., on 22 April 1846.3,5,6
Children*John and Elizabeth (Ellis) Adams had three children together. Henry Ellis Adams was born 28 January 1847 and died unmarried on 6 September 1888 at age 41, and their two daughters, Isabella Emily (Adams) Ditmas and Everine Frances Elizabeth (Adams) Johnson-Smythe, both married and had children.3
Military Service5 March 1864John had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, rising to the level of Rear Admiral of the Blue on 6 February 1863 and Rear Admiral of the White on 5 March 1864.3
Death*17 December 1866He died as Admiral John Adams on 17 December 1866 at age 73.3

Family 1

Mary Anne Gerrard b. 1816, d. Aug 1843

Family 2

Elizabeth Hurst Ellis b. 1821, d. 11 May 1891

Citations

  1. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Dublin Evening Post, September 25, 1838, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  2. [S1665] Benjamin William Adams and Maxwell Richard William Peers Adams, A genealogical history of the family of Adams of Cavan, etc., downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. The Adams family in Ireland, Scotland and England between 1214 and 1903. Includes index. (London, England: Mitchell & Hughes, 1903), pages 8-9, Reverend Allen Noble Adams. Hereinafter cited as A genealogical history of the family of Adams of Cavan, etc.
  3. [S1665] Benjamin William Adams and Maxwell Richard William Peers Adams, A genealogical history of the family of Adams of Cavan, etc., pages 12-15, John Adams, Royal Navy, Rear Admiral of the White.
  4. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  5. [S1667] Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898.
  6. [S1668] Dublin, Ireland, Probate Record and Marriage Licence Index, 1270-1858, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Dublin, Ireland, Probate Record and Marriage Licence Index, 1270-1858.

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.