previous next

[184] 1751, m. Nathan Tufts, of Charlestown, 6 June, 1751 (she m. second, Richard Clark of Watertown). See Wyman's Charlestown Genealogies and Estates, p. 6, &c.

2. Thomas, s. of Joseph (1), m. Anna, dau. of Ephraim Frost, 22 Sept. 1737. She d. 6 Oct. 1740, at Worcester, where he had removed, having had Joseph, d. 6 Oct. 1740, same time with mother, and buried in same coffin. He m. second, Lydia, dau. of John Chadwick of Wore., who d. there in 1748. He returned to Cambridge, and m. third, Wid. Elizabeth Bowman, 15 Sept. 1754, maiden name perhaps Saunders. He was adm. Pet. ch. from the ch. in Worc. 30 May, 1756; was a capt. in the French War, and tavern-keeper in Menotomy. He was rated here in 1777, but not in 1781. He d. Oct. 1802, in his 90th year. By second w. had Hannah, b. at Worc. 13 Apr. 1743, m. Walter Russell 17 Dec. 1761, and Enos Jones, Ashburnham, 26 Dec. 1790, d. 17 Oct. 1836; John, b. (21, Worc. Rec.) 22 Jan. 1744-5, died aged 104; and by third w. had Lydia, b. 20, bap. 24 Aug. 1755, Menot., m. first, Lemuel Blanchard, and second, Joseph Thorndike, Esq., Jaffrey, N. H., 30 July, 1795; Lucretia, b. 2, bap. 7 Aug. 1757, Menot., m. Ethan Wetherby, 31 Dec. 1775; Ebenezer Thomas, b. 10, bap. 17 Jan. 1762, Menot., m. Polly Goodwin of Charlestown, 20 June, 1784 (Chas. Rec.) See Wyman, 7, 419. Thomas the father is styled ‘gentleman’ in a deed to Lemuel Blanchard in 1778. [See par. 19, for servants and others at his house.] Capt. Thomas Adams was a Pct. committeeman and assessor in 1764.1

3. Joseph, s. of Joseph (1), adm. Camb. ch. 3 Dec. 1738, and to Pct. ch. at organization 9 Sept. 1739; m. Martha, dau. of Ephraim Frost, 10 Jan. 1740, who was adm. Camb. ch. 3 Dec. 1738, and to Pct. ch. 9 Sept. 1739. She d. 23 Dec. 1749, a. 28 (g. s.), and he m. second, Hannah, dau. of Thomas Hall, 11 Sept. 1750. She was

1 On Nov. 12, 1768, the Rev. Samuel Cooke preached a sermon on the return of Capt. Adams and company from the French War, with the loss of only a single man. This sermon was remembered in Dec. 1848, by the centenarian John Adams, the son of Capt. Thomas Adams, the commander of the company. James Adams, a son of John Adams, in a letter dated at Harford, Pa, 27 Dec. 1848, and addressed to the late Dr. Benjamin Cutter, of Woburn, Mass, speaks of the occurrence thus: ‘Dear Friend, I received a letter from you dated December 1st, likewise a sermon delivered by Parson Cooke the Sunday after my grandfather Thomas Adams returned from eight months service in the French War. My father recollects the time very well; he was then about fourteen years of age, and was very anxious to go with him, but his father would not consent to have him go; but he went with him to Springfield, then returned home. The company that 'listed under my grandfather were from a number of towns: all that went from Menotomy returned, except Thomas Robbins [should be Joseph, not Thomas Robbins—see History of Precinct under 1768], who died in a fit. Father recollects going to meeting, and when I read the sermon to him, it was fresh in his memory.* * * My father is now almost 104 years old, or will be 22d January, if he lives to see that day. He has failed a great deal for the year past, but now he is so that he can walk about, often without a staff. He reads but very little to what he did a year ago. He used to read nearly one half of the time for a number of years.’ John Adams died 26 Feb. 1849, aged 104 years, 1 month, 4 days.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: