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Biography

Samuel Adams was born 23 November 1652 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Thomas Adams (1612-1688) and Mary Blackmore (1613-1695) and died 26 November 1727 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut of unspecified causes. He married Mary Meeker (1656-1718) circa 1678 . Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Samuel Adams, b. in Chelmsford about 1652-3; m. Mary ___, who d. 28 March, 1718, in Canterbury, Conn.

He was a millwright. He left Chelmsford going first to Charlestown, Massachusetts, and then to Canterbury, Connecticut. He was a prominent citizen there. "He sold his property in Charlestown to Joseph Randall, in 1697, according to Bond; the deed was acknowledged at Plainfield, Conn., in 1714-5. He was one of the first board of selectmen in Canterbury, chosen May 31, 1699. Both he and his son Samuel, Jr., received each one and one-half shares of land as original first settlers in the division of April, 1723. He is said to have had twelve children, five of whom died young." His will, made and signed with his mark, Aug. 7, 1727, probated at Plainfield, Dec. 4, 1727, and or record at Willimantic, speaks of his sons as three in number, and four daughters but names only Henry and Thomas, Abigail and Margaret, the portions of Abigail and Margaret to remain in the hands of the executor.[2] Supporting Data

Excerpt from: “The Genealogical History of Henry Adams of Braintree, Mass., and his Descendants, also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass, 1632-1897” complied and edited by Andrew N. Adams, published by the author 1898: The Tuttle Company, Printers, Rutland, VT. [This is transcribed exactly as it appears in the book. msac]

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Page 87: Children of Lieut. Thomas' (1612) (Henry') and Mary (-Adams ; res. Chelmsford, Mass.

Samuel, b. in Chelmsford about 1652-3; m. Mary , who d. 28 March. 1718, in Canterbury, Conn. He was a millwright; removed to Charlestown, Mass., and thence to Canterbury, Conn. , where |^he was a prominent citizen and d. 26 Nov., 1727. He sold his property in Charlestown to Joseph Randall, in 1697, according |to Bond; the deed was acknowledged at Plainfield, Conn., in 1714-5. Fact vHe was one of the first board of selectmen in Canterbury, chosen May 31, 1699. Both he and his son Samuel, Jr., received each oneand one-half shares of land as original first settlers in the division of April, 1723. He is said to have had twelve children, five of whomdied young. His will, made and signed with his mark, Aug. 7,1727, probated at Plainfield, Dec. 4, 1727, and on record at Willimantic, speaks of his sons as three in number, and four daughters,but names only Henry and Thomas, Abigail and Margaret, the portions of Abigail and Margaret to remain in the hands of the executor.


Marriage and Family



Children


Offspring of Samuel Adams and Mary Meeker (1656-1718)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joseph Adams (1682-1752)
Henry Adams (1684-1753) 1684 Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 16 April 1753 Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut Sarah Adams (1683-1753)

Thomas Adams (1688-1752)
Samuel Adams (1690-1740)
Abigail Adams (1691-)
Susannah Adams (1692-1752)
Katherine Adams (1695-1733)
Margaret Adams (1698-1752)
Rebecca Adams (1699-1709)
Sarah Adams (1709-1733)

Siblings


Offspring of Thomas Adams and Mary Blackmore (1613-1695)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Adams (1643-1712)
Jonathan Adams (1646-1712)
Pelatiah Adams (1646-1725)
Timothy Adams (1648-1708)
George Adams (1650-1651)
Samuel Adams (1652-1727) 23 November 1652 Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 26 November 1727 Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut Mary Meeker (1656-1718)

Mary Adams (1654-1712)
Edith Adams (1655-1660
John Adams (1656-1693)
Rebecca Adams (1657-1658)
Susannah Adams (1660-1741)
Thomas Adams (1660-1660)

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