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Joseph Adams, Sr. was born 9 February 1626 in Kings Weston, Somerset, England, United Kingdom to Henry Adams (1582-1646) and Edith Squire (1587-1673) and died 6 December 1694 in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Abigail Baxter (1634-1692) 2 November 1650 in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Joseph Adams (1626-1694)

Early New England Farmer / English Immigrant (1638) Great Grand-father to President John Adams

Vital Stats

  • 1626-Feb-09 : Birth/Christening at Kings Wesson, Somerset, England
  • 1638 : Family Immigration to America
  • 1650 : Marriage to Abigail Baxter at Braintree, Norfolk, MA
  • 1694-Dec-06 : Died at Braintree, Norfolk, MA -

Biography

Joseph Adams was a maltster. He was baptized on 9 February 1626 at Kingweston, Somersetshire, England. He was the son of Henry Adams and Edith Squire. In 1646 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Joseph Adams was mentioned in the will of Henry Adams.

Joseph Adams became a freeman in 1653 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He served in 1673 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as a Selectman. He left a will on 18 July 1694 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He died on Monday, 6 December 1694 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 68 years, 9 months and 27 days. Joseph's will was proved on 10 January 1695 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Gravestone

Joseph's gravestone inscription at Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, reads: To the memory of Joseph Adams, senior who died December 6, 1694, aged, 68 And to his wife whose first name was Baxter who died Aug. 27, 1692, aged 58 This tomb Erected by a great grandson in 1817. (bio by: Bev)

John Adams, the second president of the United States of America, erected a monument to his memory in the old church yard at Quincy with the following inscription: "In memory of Henry Adams who took his flight from the Dragon persecution in Devonshire, England and alighted with eight sons, near Mount Wollaston. One of the sons returned to England, and after taking time to explore the country, four removed to Medfield and the neighboring towns; two to Chelmsford. One only, Joseph, who lies here at his left hand, remained here, who was an original proprietor in the township of Briantree, incorporated in 1639. This stone and several others have been placed in this yard, by a great-great grandson, from a veneration of the Piety, humility, simplicity, prudence, patience, temperance, frugality, industry and perseverance, of his Ancestors, in hopes of Recommending an imitation of their virtures to their posterity. ... Erected December, 1823."

Marriage & Family

On 26 November 1650 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Joseph married Abigail Baxter, daughter of Gregory Baxter and Margaret Paddy.

All children born at Braintree, Norfolk, MA

  1. Hannah Adams (1652-1726)
  2. Joseph Adams (1654-1726) - m. Hannah Bass - Grandparents to Pres John Adams
  3. John Adams (1656-1656) - 1st John Adams - Died Infant
  4. Abigail Adams (1658-1696)
  5. John Adams (1661-1702) - 2nd John Adams - md Hannah Webb - grandfather of patriot Samuel Adams (1722-1803)
  6. Mary Adams (1667-1706) -
  7. Samuel Adams (1665-1714) -
  8. Jonathan Adams (1671-)
  9. Mehitable Adams (1673-1713)
  10. Peter Adams (1670-1747) -



Children


Offspring of Joseph Adams, Sr. and Abigail Baxter (1634-1692)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hannah Adams (1652-1726)
Joseph Adams (1654-1726) 24 December 1654 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States 12 February 1736 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States Hannah Bass (1667-1705)

John Adams (1656-1656)
Abigail Adams (1658-1696) 27 February 1658 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 26 October 1696 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts John Bass (1658-1724)

Mary Adams (1667-1706) 16 February 1667 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 9 March 1706 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Samuel Bass (1660-1751)

John Adams (1661-1702) 20 December 1661 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 2 November 1702 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Hannah Webb (1665-1694)

Samuel Adams (1665-1714)
Jonathan Adams (1671-)
Mehitable Adams (1673-1713)
Peter Adams (1670-1747)

Siblings


Offspring of Henry Adams and Edith Squire (1587-1673)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Henry Adams (1609-1676) 1 January 1610 Barton St. David, Somerset, England 21 February 1676 Medfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Elizabeth Paine (1620-1676)

Jonathan Adams (1614-1690)
Thomas Adams (1612-1688) 25 March 1612 Barton St James, Somerset, England 20 July 1688 Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Mary Blackmore (1613-1695)

Samuel Adams (1617-1688)
Ursula Adams (1619-1679) 19 July 1619 Barton St David, Somerset, England 19 July 1679 Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Stephen P Streeter (1600-1652)
Samuel Hosier (1614-1665)
William Robinson (1615-1668)
Griffin Craft (1600-1689)

Peter Adams (1622-1690)
John Adams (1622-1705)
Mary Adams (1625-1711) 10 November 1625 Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States 11 August 1711 Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States George Fairbanks (1619-1682)

Edward Adams (1629-1716) 18 April 1629 Kingweston, Somerset, England 12 November 1716 Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Lydia Penniman (1635-1676)
Abigail Crafts (1634-1707)
Sarah Taylor (c1640-)

Jane Adams (1624-1654)
Joseph Adams (1626-1694) 9 February 1626 Kings Weston, Somerset, England, United Kingdom 6 December 1694 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States Abigail Baxter (1634-1692)

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