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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Surname Saturday -- ADAMS (3 Generations) Connecticut

The Adams genealogy is from Connecticut, and different than the one I have from New York, of which I've discussed quite a bit. In addition, I have another Adams line from Massachusetts. My direct lines are in green. If you have this surname and wish to share information, please write, and I will share my sources.

Descendants of EDWARD ADAMS

Generation No. 1

1.  EDWARD ADAMS was born 1619 in England and of New Haven and Fairfield, and died November 11, 1671 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.  He married MARY PATCHEN Abt. 1645 in New Haven / Milford, Connecticut.  She was born 1621, and died December 02, 1687 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
     
Children of EDWARD ADAMS and MARY PATCHEN were:
                   i.    MARY ADAMS, b. Abt. 1647; d. Abt. April 1712; m. (1) LUKE GUIRE, February 23, 1662/63, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. (2) MR. MERWIN, Bef. 1680, Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut; m. (3) STEPHEN SHERWOOD, Bet. 1697 - 1701, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
2.               ii.    SAMUEL ADAMS, b. Abt. 1650; d. Abt. February 10, 1693/94.
3.              iii.    ABRAHAM ADAMS, b. September 09, 1650, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. August 09, 1729.
                 iv.    NATHANIEL ADAMS, b. Bef. 1656; d. Bef. 1693.
4.               v.    NATHAN ADAMS, b. Aft. 1656, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. February 06, 1747/48, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                 vi.    JOHN ADAMS, b. Aft. 1656; d. 1693.


Generation No. 2

2.  SAMUEL ADAMS (EDWARD) was born Abt. 1650, and died Abt. February 10, 1693/94.  He married MARY MEEKER July 15 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of ROBERT MEEKER. (Note: If you have the MEEKER line, please contact me.)
     
Children of SAMUEL ADAMS and MARY MEEKER were:
                   i.    SAMUEL ADAMS, b. January 01, 1676/77, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. 1698.
                  ii.    DANIEL ADAMS, b. May 17, 1679, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. (1) REBECCA CABLE?; m. (2) SARAH TURNEY.
                 iii.    SARAH ADAMS, b. October 03, 1680, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. February 24, 1707/08, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; m. ISAAC CASTLE.
                 iv.    ABIGAIL ADAMS, b. March 25, 1682, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. (1) JOSEPH CABLE; m. (2) ELIJAH CRANE.
                  v.    ELIZABETH ADAMS, b. February 03, 1683/84, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. Aft. 1719, of Stratford.
                 vi.    ABRAHAM ADAMS, b. January 01, 1684/85; d. 1718; m. SARAH (__).
                vii.    JONATHAN ADAMS, b. October 31, 1686, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
               viii.    DAVID ADAMS, b. June 24, 1689, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. Aft. February 05, 1722/23; m. ABIGAIL SILLIMAN.
                 ix.    BENJAMIN ADAMS, b. December 28, 1690, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                  x.    JOHN ADAMS, b. September 06, 1692, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. 1727, Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. ELIZABETH HUSTED, 1717; d. Bef. 1730.


3.  ABRAHAM ADAMS (EDWARD) was born September 09, 1650 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died August 09, 1729.  He married (1) SARAH LOCKWOOD Abt. 1674.  She died Aft. 1688.  He married (2) MARTHA HOBBY Aft. 1725. 
     
Children of ABRAHAM ADAMS and MARTHA HOBBY were:
                   i.    MARY ADAMS, m. JOSEPH MARSHALL.
                  ii.    ABIGAIL ADAMS, m. JOHN WHITLOCK.
                 iii.    ELIZABETH ADAMS, m. BENJAMIN GILBERT.
                 iv.    SUSANNA ADAMS, b. Abt. 1688; d. February 07, 1749/50; m. JOHN WINSTON, Abt. 1711.
                  v.    DEBORAH ADAMS, b. Abt. December 09, 1694; m. JAMES BENNETT.
                 vi.    HANNAH ADAMS, b. Abt. January 20, 1694/95; m. DANIEL MOREHOUSE.


4.  NATHAN ADAMS (EDWARD) was born Aft. 1656 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died February 06, 1747/48 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.  He married (1) ANNA (__).    He married (2) MARY JAMES Abt. 1687 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of JOSEPH JAMES and MARY DICKERSON.  She was born Abt. 1665 in of Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died Bef. 1748.
     
Children of NATHAN ADAMS and MARY JAMES were:
5.                i.    GANDA ADAMS, b. Bef. December 23, 1694, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. Aft. 1755.
                  ii.    NATHAN ADAMS, b. Bef. December 23, 1694, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. 1724; m. REBECCA CLAPHAM.
                 iii.    NATHANIEL ADAMS, b. Bef. December 23, 1694, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                 iv.    SARAH ADAMS, b. Abt. 1695; d. February 04, 1775; m. BENJAMIN STURGIS, February 09, 1714/15, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                  v.    RUTH ADAMS, b. Bef. October 11, 1696, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. June 13, 1775, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. NATHANIEL WILSON.
                 vi.    MARY ADAMS, b. Bef. October 02, 1698, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. 1767, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. LUKE GUIRE.
                vii.    JOHANNA ADAMS, b. Bef. September 01, 1700, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
               viii.    AVIS ADAMS, b. Bef. November 29, 1702, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. DANIEL CROFOOT, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; b. of Reading, Connecticut.
                 ix.    NATHANIEL ADAMS, b. Bef. October 01, 1704, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
6.               x.    STEPHEN ADAMS, b. Abt. 1708, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. November 05, 1794.


Generation No. 3

5. GANDA ADAMS (NATHAN, EDWARD) was born Bef. December 23, 1694 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died Aft. 1755.  She married MOSES KNAP Bef. 1712 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of JOSIAH KNAP and SYBIL DICKERSON.  He was born 1688 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died Bet. November 03 - 11, 1755 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
     
Children of GANDA ADAMS and MOSES KNAP were:
                   i.    HANNAH KNAP, b. Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. EBENEZER MALLORY, February 06, 1743/44.
                  ii.    RUTH KNAP, b. Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. (1) DANIEL LYON; m. (2) SETH WHEELER, October 27, 1746.
                 iii.    DAVID KNAP, b. Abt. March 15, 1711/12, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. May 07, 1795, Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. ANNA (__) Wife of ISAAC MEEKER, October 24, 1736, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; b. Abt. May 17, 1713, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. August 04, 1797.
                 iv.    SARAH KNAP, b. Abt. August 24, 1712, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. GERRARD FINNEY; b. of Dutchess Co., New York.
                  v.    JONATHAN KNAP, b. Abt. May 1715, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                 vi.    REBECCA KNAP, b. September 08, 1717, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. SIMON DEWOLF / DOLPH, 1739, Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; b. March 08, 1708/09, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; d. 1771, Northeast, Dutchess Co., New York.
                vii.    MOSES KNAP, b. Abt. June 28, 1719.
               viii.    RACHEL KNAP, b. June 07, 1726, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. JOSIAH WHITLOCK, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                 ix.    EUNICE KNAP, b. 1728, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. JABEZ WILLIAMS, 1753, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                  x.    MARY KNAP, b. Abt. 1730, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. December 09, 1756, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; m. GERSHOM FAIRCHILD, November 19, 1754, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; b. Abt. 1734, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. December 20, 1792, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


6.  STEPHEN ADAMS (NATHAN, EDWARD) was born Abt. 1708 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died November 05, 1794. He married (1) ESTHER BULKLEY.  She was born Bef. December 20, 1713, and died Before September 23, 1793. He married (2) SARAH FINCH October 17, 1727 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
     
Children of STEPHEN ADAMS and SARAH FINCH were:
                   i.    MARY ADAMS, b. October 18, 1728, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                  ii.    JOHN ADAMS, b. April 09, 1732, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. March 11, 1732/33, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                 iii.    SARAH ADAMS, b. September 15, 1733, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                 iv.    NATHAN ADAMS, b. October 26, 1736, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                  v.    ANN ADAMS, b. August 10, 1742, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
                 vi.    ELIZABETH ADAMS, b. October 09, 1744, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.