Lt. Henry Adams

1604 - 1676  (72 years)


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  • Name Henry Adams 
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    Born 1604  Barton St David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Offices Held 1640  Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 8
    Married 17 Oct 1643  Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Residence 1649 to 1676  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Offices Held say 1651  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 10
    History 1659  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He received a land grant of 148 acres in Medfield. 
    Offices Held 1659  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
    Military 1675  [6, 7
    Died 21 Feb 1676  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10
    History 29 Feb 1676  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    From Hubbard's Indian Wars the following is written about the tragic deaths of Henry and his wife: "The Lieutenant of the town, Adams by name, was shot down by his own door, and his wife mortally wounded by a gun fired afterwards accidentally in the house." In Gooking's History of Praying Indians is the following: "The same night the Lieutenant's widow being at Mr. Wilson's the minister's house, being upon a bed in a chamber, divers soldiers and commanders being in the room underneath, Capt. Jacob having a gun in his hand half bent, with the muzzle upward, he being taking his leave to be gone to his quarters, by some accident the gun fired through, and shot floor, mat, and through and through the body of the Lieutenant's widow that lay upon the bed, and slew her also.
    Inventory say 1677  [5
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Person ID I11199 
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2019 

    Father Henry Adams,   c. 21 Jan 1583, Barton St David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Oct 1646, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Edith Squire,   c. 29 May 1587, Charlton, Mackrell, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1672, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1609  Charlton, Mackrell, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1604 - Barton St David, Somersetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was the first Town Clerk of Braintree. - 1640 - Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Elizabeth Paine, the daughter of Moses and Elizabeth Paine. She was born in England and died 29 February 1676 in Medfield, Massachusetts. They had: 1. Eleazer Adams (1644-1710) 2. Jasper Adams (1647-1742) 3. Elizabeth Adams (1649-1729) 4. John Adams (1652-1728) 5. Henry Adams (1652-1653) 6. Moses Adams (1654-1724) 7. Ensign Henry Adams (1657-1733) 8. Samuel Adams (1661-????) - 17 Oct 1643 - Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1649 to 1676 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was the Clerk of Writs - say 1651 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - He received a land grant of 148 acres in Medfield. - 1659 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was the Representative to the Massachusetts General Court. He served again in 16656, 1674, and 1675. - 1659 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Killed by Indians at his door during the burning of the town - 21 Feb 1676 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S68] Jameson, E. O. The Biographical Sketches of Prominent Persons and the Genealogical Records of Many Early and Other Families in Medway, Mass. 1713-1886, (Providence, Rhode Island: J.A. & R.A. Reid Printers, 1886), Secondary Source.

    2. [S78] Morse, Abner. Genealogical Register of the Descendants of The Early Planters of Sherborn, Holliston, and Medway, Massachusetts, (Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1855).

    3. [S71] Johnson, Hugh Albert. Norris, Hackett, Prescott and Allied Families Our Ancestors and Their Descendants, (Annandale, Virginia: Charles Baptie Studios, 1975).

    4. [S75] Bruce, William Downing. Pedigree of the Adams Family, Originally Located at Braintree, Mass., Warning, much of this pedigree in incorrect. Use only for Henry Adams and his sons, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume VII, 1853).

    5. [S81] Morse, Abner. A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans volume I, (Boston: Abner Morse, 1857), Secondary Source.

    6. [S76] Adams, Andrew N. A Genealogical History of Henry Adams of Braintree, Mass., and his Descendants also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1898), Secondary Source.

    7. [S82] Tilden, William S. History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886 , (Boston: George H. Ellis, Printers, 1887), Secondary Source.

    8. [S77] Thayer, Elisha. Family Memorial Genealogy of Fourteen Families of Early Settlers of New England , (Hingham, Massachusetts: J. Farmer, 1835), Secondary Source.

    9. [S83] Harding, Glen F. A Record of the Ancestry, Family and Descendants of Abraham Harding, (Ogden, Utah: Glen F. Harding M.D., 1979).

    10. [S85] Morse, Abner. A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans volume IV, (Boston: H. W. Dutton & Son, 1864).



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