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 (1735-1826), 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
- Hannah Adams (1652-1726)
- Joseph Adams (1654-1726) - m. Hannah Bass - Grandparents to Pres John Adams
- John Adams (1656-1656) -
- Abigail Adams (1659-1696)
- Mary Adams (1664-1774) -
- Samuel Adams (1665-1714) -
- Jonathan Adams (1671-)
- Mehitable Adams (1673-1713)
- Peter Adams (1670-1747) -
|Offspring of Gregory Baxter and Margaret Paddy (1609-1661)|
|Bethia Baxter (1632-)|| |
|Abigail Baxter (1634-1692)||28 March 1634 Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts||27 August 1692 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts|| Joseph Adams (1626-1694)|
|John Baxter (1639-1719)|
- Henry Adams List of Famous Descendants - famous descendants of early colonial immigrant brothers Henry and Jeremy Adams.