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Jul 11

52 Ancestors, Week #27: Richard Adams of Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts

Richard Admas and Sarah Noyes were the parents of Revolutionary War Veteran Enoch Adams, subject of 52 Ancestors, Week #26

RICHARD ADAMS, son of RICHARD ADAMS and SUSANNA PIKE, was born on 2 November 1726 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts,[1] and died in there on 6 November 1788.[2]

Richard married SARAH NOYES, daughter of MOSES NOYES and HANNAH SMITH, on 21 January1755 in Newbury.[3] Sarah was born in January1731 in Newbury,[4] and died there, Sarah on 31 January1821, at the age of eighty-nine.[5]

Richard was a farmer and a resident of Newburyport, Essex County.[6]

Richard Adams and Sarah Noyes had the following children:

i.            ENOCH ADAMS, born on 29 November 1755 in Newbury.[7]  Enoch died in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 27 February 1842.[8]
On 11 May 1781 Enoch married ELIZABETH RUSSELL in Newbury.[9] Elizabeth, born on 27 June 1759,died in August 1802.[10]

ii.            PAUL ADAMS, born on 12 Apr 1758 in Newbury.[11] Paul died in Newbury, on 9 September1833. [12]
On 30 Apr 1785 when Paul was 27, he first married HANNAH ILSLEY, daughter of THOMAS ILSLEY & HANNAH JEWETT, in Newbury.[13] Hannah was born on 27 July 1765 in Newbury.[14]
On 28 February 1803 Paul married, second, HANNAH G. KENISTON, daughter of MOSES KENISTON & DOLLY [--?--], in Newbury.[15] Hannah died in Newbury, on 25 August 1844.[16]

According to Andrew Adams, Paul was a farmer, blacksmith, miller and Quaker.[17]

        iii.            DANIEL ADAMS, born on 15 November 1760 in Newbury.[18] Daniel died in Newbury, on 2 August 1846.[19]
On 26 November 1788 Daniel married, first, EDNA NOYES, daughter of MOSES NOYES & HANNAH SMITH, in Newbury.[20]  Edna was born on 17 November 1736 in Newbury. [21]
On 18 January1800 Daniel married, second, SARAH PIERCE in Newbury. [22] Sarah was born about 1761 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts and died in Newbury, on 1 January1849.[23]
Daniel, a resident of Newbury, was a “farmer and cordwainer, and became a miller about 1789.” [24]

                    iv.            SARAH ADAMS, born on 2 May 1763 in Newbury.[25]
On 26 December 1799 Sarah married SAMUEL BLAKE in Newbury.[26]

v.            SIMEON ADAMS, born on 27 August 1765 in Newbury. [27]
On 13 Apr 1790 Simeon married SALLY LITTLE in Newbury. [28] Sally, daughter of Dr. Stephen Little of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, died 20 February 1837. [29]
Daniel was a soldier at the time of the Shay rebellion. He moved to Limerick, Maine, where he farmed, was a friend of Temperance,  and a lover and performer of music. [30]

vi.            HANNAH ADAMS, born on 28 March 1768 in Newbury.[31]

On 17 February 1795 Hannah married, first, PAUL THORLA in Newbury. [32] Hannah married, second, GEORGE ADAMS, son of JOHN ADAMS and ELIZABETH THURLOW, 18 December 1838. [33]

vii.            ELIZABETH ADAMS, born on 17 Apr 1770 in Newbury. [34]  Elizabeth died in Newbury, on 29 March 1838. [35]
On 27 October 1792 Elizabeth married GEORGE ADAMS, son of JOHN ADAMS & ELIZABETH THURLA, in Newbury. [36] George was born on 23 September1768 in Newbury. [37] George married, second, his widowed sister-in-law Hannah Adams. [38]

viii.            ASA ADAMS, born on 14 October 1772 in Newbury. [39]  Asa died in Newbury, on 16 May 1801.[40]
On 1 July 1795 Asa married DOROTHY MORSE in Newbury.[41] Dorothy, daughter of ELIPAHLET MORSE and ANN ROLFE of Bedford, New Hampshire, was born 25 February 1776.[42] Dorothy, often called “Dolly,” died in Newbury, on 26 October 1846. [43]

ix.            EBENEZER ADAMS, born on 19 July 1776 in Newbury. [44] Ebenezer died in Newbury, on 13 December 1848. [45]
On 18 September1798 Ebenezer married EDNA ADAMS in Newbury. [46]  Edna was the daughter of MOSES ADAMS and RUTH PALMER. [47]

Future Research

It is evident that beyond vital statistics, I know little of this family. At the very minimum, I need to conduct the searches in the following records.

  • Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Deed Records of Essex County
  • Court Records of Essex County

 

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[1] Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, 2 volumes (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911), I: 18; hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Newbury.

[2] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 536.

[3] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 13.

[4] Vital Records of Newbury,, I: 368.

[5] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 537.

[6] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, Massachusetts and His Descendants (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1900), 15; hereinafter cited as Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams.

[7] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 13.

[8] Affidavit of James Clark, 22 March 1842, Enoch Adams Final Pension  Payment, number 100793, Records of the Accounting Office of the Department of Treasury, Record Group 217, National Archives, Washington, D.C.; and Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams, 39.

[9] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 9.

[10] John J. Dearborn, The History of Salisbury, New Hampshire, from Date of Settlement to the Present Time (Manchester, New Hampshire: William E. Moore, 1890), 447,

[11] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 17.

[12] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 536.

[13] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 13.

[14] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 236.

[15] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 13.

[16] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 535.

[17] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[18] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 11.

[19] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 534.

[20] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 8.

[21] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 359.

[22] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 8.

[23] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 537.

[24] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[25] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 19.

[26] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 14.

[27] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 14.

[28] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 14.

[29] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[30] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[31] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 13.

[32] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 10.

[33] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[34] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 12.

[35] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 534.

[36] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 9.

[37] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 13.

[38] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[39] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 10.

[40] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 533.

[41] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 8.

[42] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[43] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 534.

[44] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 12.

[45] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 534.

[46] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 9.

[47] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

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