Capt. Samuel Adams

Male 1617 - 1689  (72 years)


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  • Name Samuel Adams 
    Born 1617  Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Married 1 Jan 1636  [1, 3, 4, 5
    (1) Rebecca Graves, the daughter of Thomas and Katherine (Gray) Graves. She was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, and died 8 October 1664 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Their children:

    1. Samuel Adams (1647-????)
    2. Rebecca Adams
    3. Capt. Thomas Adams (1652-1684)
    4. John Adams (1657-1657)
    5. Catherine Adams 1657-b1659)
    6. Catherine Adams(1659-1682)
    7. Susanna Adams
    8. Nathaniel Adams (1662-????)
    9. Mary Adams (1664-1744)
    10. Martha Adams (1664-????)
    11. Nathaniel Adams (1664-????) 
    Residence 1649  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Moved To Between 1653 and 1654  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Offices Held 1653  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He was the Charlestown Town Clerk. 
    Misc. Event 3 Jul 1656  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    He received a land grant of 450 acres in Chelmsford. 
    History 1657  [3
    He maintained a grist mill in the eastern part of Chelmsford, near where Lowell now exists. 
    Offices Held 1664  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    He was authorized to solemnize marriages. 
    Offices Held 1667  [3
    He was made a Commissioner of the Court. 
    Married 7 May 1668  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 7
    (2) Esther Sparhawk, the daughter of Deacon Nathaniel and Mary (Angier) Sparhawk. Esther was born in Dedham, England, and died 4 November 1745 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Their children:

    1. Samuel Adams (1671-b1693)1762)
    3. Benjamin Adams (1679-1762)
    4. Esther Adams 
    Will 28 Feb 1683/84  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 24 Jan 1688/89  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    • Gozzaldi (1930) gives the year as 1669.
    Probate/Proved 19 Sep 1692  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Person ID I11201 
    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  [8
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1617 - Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1649 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - Between 1653 and 1654 - Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was the Charlestown Town Clerk. - 1653 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc. Event - He received a land grant of 450 acres in Chelmsford. - 3 Jul 1656 - Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was authorized to solemnize marriages. - 1664 - Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - (2) Esther Sparhawk, the daughter of Deacon Nathaniel and Mary (Angier) Sparhawk. Esther was born in Dedham, England, and died 4 November 1745 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Their children: 1. Samuel Adams (1671-b1693)1762) 3. Benjamin Adams (1679-1762) 4. Esther Adams - 7 May 1668 - Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 28 Feb 1683/84 - Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jan 1688/89 - Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate/Proved - 19 Sep 1692 - Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S71] Johnson, Hugh Albert. Norris, Hackett, Prescott and Allied Families Our Ancestors and Their Descendants, (Annandale, Virginia: Charles Baptie Studios, 1975).

    2. [S74] Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, (New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907).

    3. [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).

    4. [S86] Gozzaldi, Mary Isabella. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register - Supplement and Index Reprint of 1930 edition, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1986).

    5. [S84] Wyman, Thomas Bellows. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818 , (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1879).

    6. [S87] Drake, Samuel G. A List of Names Found Among the First Settlers of New England, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume I, April 1847).

    7. [S88] Paige, Lucius R. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register , (Boston: H. O. Houghton and Company, 1877).

    8. [S91] Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriage Prior to 1700, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985).



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