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John Adams was born 1584 in Shropshire, England to William Adams (1555-1624) and Elizabeth Alice Borrington (1557-1625) and died 11 January 1633 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Eleanor Newton (1598-1681) 1623 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


Early Plymouth Colony settler who arrived in 1621 on the Fortune.

Vital Statistics

  • Birth - 7-Aug-1595 (?) England
  • Married Ellen (or Eleanor) Newton - who arrived on the Anne in 1623.
  • 11-Nov-1633 - Died at Plymouth Colony in the Great Epidemic of that year. While some records list 11-Nov of 1633. His death inventory is date 24-Oct-1633. His death should have been a little earlier than that.

Biography

After the death of John Adams, his widow married Kenelm Winslow (1599-1672). Later Adams families of Plymouth are probably not descendant from this family but most likely from the family of Francis Adams that arrived here much later. (See George Adams, Genealogy of the Adams Family of Kingston, Mass / Boston 1861.)

Savage's Dictionary

From Savage's Genealogical Dictionary:

John Adams, of Plymouth, MA: One of the first comers, arrived in the Fortune, 9 Nov. 1621, married Ellen or Elinor Newton, as the sagacity of Judge Davis presumed for she came in the Anne, 1623, and was probably the only female north of Chesapeake Bay with such bapt. name. He died 1633, leaving wife and children James, John, and Susanna; and the records 24 Oct. of that year shows decent estate for that day. The widow married June following Kenelm Winslow (1599-1672).


Marriage and Family

  • Married Ellen (or Eleanor) Newtown - who arrived on the Anne in 1623.

After the death of John Adams, his widow married Kenelm Winslow (1599-1672). Later Adams families of Plymouth are probably not descendant from this family but most likely from the family of Francis Adams that arrived here much later. (See George Adams, Genealogy of the Adams Family of Kingston, Mass / Boston 1861.)

  1. John Adams (1630-1703) - son that married 1st) Jane James and 2nd) Elizabeth (?) - probably moved to Flushing, New York.John and Jane are honored on the Green Harbor Monument as one of the early settlers of Marshfield, Massachusetts in Plymouth Colony.
  2. Susan Adams - daughter who disappears from colonial records.
  3. James Adams - son that married Frances Vassall, daughter of William Vassall. He was known to have issue and interest in the Barbadoes. In 1672 Frances petitioned the Massachusetts court for 150 acres which was returned to the court a year later.




Children


Offspring of John Adams and Eleanor Newton (1598-1681)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Adams (1623-1657)
Susanna Adams (1626-1633)
John Adams (1630-1703) 11 December 1630 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 19 January 1703 Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Jane James (1634-1664)
Elizabeth Russell (1644-1702)

Siblings

References


Vital Records

  • 1623 Plymouth Land Census
  • John Adams appears on the tax list of 1633
  • After his death, his widow made an inventory of his items (24-Oct-1633)
  • Ellen Adams appears on the tax list of 1634.



Footnotes (including sources)

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