Adams Family Genealogy
Adams Family Genealogy

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1. James Adams - was born in 1640 in Scotland and died on 3 Dec 1707 .
James married Priscilla Ramsdell on 7 May 1662 in Lynn, MA. Priscilla was born about 1640. She is the daughter of John Ramsdell and Priscilla Chase.

James - Nothing has been found on his parents or ancestry. He was a prisoner at the battle of Dunbar, and sold as a prisoner of war to the LynnIrons Works by the British government, being sent on the "Unity" with 35 other Scots in 1650.
 
James was one of Cromwell's Scot prisoners. He worked with both John Gifford's & Daniel Salmon's teams carting for the Sougus Iron Works. In 1656, he sued Samuell Bennett for taking away his cart & wheels, & Nicholas Pinnion for debt. In 1658, he was a member of Scott's Charitable Society.
 
They had 9 children. James died on December 3, 1707. Proof of James and Priscilla Ramsden's children is a deed of Jonathan Rude (Husband of Abigail Adams); sells for himself "John Adams and Richard Adams 100 acres of land formerly the property of our brother James Adams, late of Wells" dated Jan. 16, 1728/9.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Richard Adams Sr was born on 22 Aug 1678 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. See #2. below.
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2. Richard Adams Sr - was born on 22 Aug 1678 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. He is the son of James Adams and Priscilla Ramsdell.
Richard married Mercy Leonard in 1704. Mercy was born about 1673 in Plymouth, Ma. She was the daughter of Samuel Leonard and Abigail Wood. She died on 14 Dec 1749 .
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i.  Richard Adams was born on 3 Jun 1708 in Preston, Ct and died on 1 Mar 1787 in Otis, Ma . See #3. below.
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3. Richard Adams - was born on 3 Jun 1708 in Preston, Ct and died on 1 Mar 1787 in Otis, Ma . He was the son of Richard Adams Sr and Mercy Leonard.
Richard married Susanna Preston on 26 Dec 1732. She is the daughter of John Preston and Mary Haines.

Richard - resided in Preston, CT then to Sandisfield, MA. Land records in Sandisfield indicate he came from Preston, CT New London Co. Preston Church records show or mention some of the children's marriages, also mentioned in his will (see Hartford Times 4/14/1945 and Boston Transcript 9/16/1931).
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i.  Samuel Adams was born on 18 Apr 1737 in Preston, Ct and died on 19 Aug 1809 in Otis, Ma . See #4. below.
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4. Samuel Adams - was born on 18 Apr 1737 in Preston, Ct and died on 19 Aug 1809 in Otis, Ma . He was the son of Richard Adams and Susanna Preston.
Samuel married Sarah Clark on 28 Mar 1759 in Griswold, CT. Sarah was born in Preston, CT. She was the daughter of Thomas Clark and Sarah Woodward. She died on 17 Mar 1808 in Otis, MA .

Samuel - served in the Revolutionary War : Rev. War Record, from Mass. Soldiers and Sailors, Vol. 1 pg. 72-73. Pvt. in Capt. Enoch Noble's Co. Entered service Aug. 21, 1777 under a 3 month enlistment; served until Oct. 21, 1777 (60 days); His company marched to Manchester, VT. thence to Allington, thence to Stillwater, by order of General Lincoln. He joined Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) Regt. and marched to Bolton Hills and there served until regularly discharged; also as Pvt. in Capt. John Collar's Co. Col. John Ashley's Regt., entered service July 19, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; service 1 mo, 9 days. Marched to Conn. under command of Lt. Col Powell.
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i.  Mehitable Adams was born on 7 Jun 1771 in Sandisfield, Ma and died on 8 May 1812 in Otis, Ma. and was buried in West Center Cemetery .
Mehitable married Miles Jones Sr. on 28 Nov 1792 in Otis, Mass.. Miles was born on 28 Jul 1764 in Coventry, Conn.. He was the son of Ebenezer Jones and Zerviah Loomis. He died on 17 Apr 1812 in Otis, Ma and was buried in West Center Cemetery .

Mehitable - .
See Jones family for children.

Last change (on this page): Thursday, September 26, 2002
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