Tag Archive: Enoch Adams

Jul 09

52 Ancestors, #26: Enoch Adams, Rev War Veteran

My 4th great grandfather, Enoch Adams, was a Revolutionary War Veteran.

Enoch Adam, a resident of Newbury, Massachusetts, first enlisted for service in the Revolution War in April 1775 for eight months. He re-enlisted five times with the last enlistment in June 1778 for nine months.[1]

ENOCH ADAMS, Born on 29 November 1755 in Newbury.[2] Enoch died in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 27 February 1842.[3]

Enoch was married on 11 May 1781 to ELIZABETH RUSSELL in Newbury.[4] Elizabeth was born on 27 June 1759 and died (perhaps in Salisbury) in Aug 1802.[5]

Enoch and Elizabeth had nine children:

i.            RUSSELL ADAMS, baptized on 20 January 1782 at the First Congregational Church in Newbury. [6] Russell died 21 October 1788 in Newbury,[7] and was buried on 22 October 1788 in Newbury.[8]

ii.            RICHARD ADAMS, baptized on 31 August 1783 at the First Congregation Church in Newbury;[9] died in November 1788.[10]

iii.            ELI ADAMS, born on 29 September 1784 in Newbury;[11] baptized on 17 October 1784 at the Frist Congregation Church in Newbury;[12] died on 17 July 1832;[13] and was buried 29 July 1817 in Newbury.[14] Eli married ABIGAIL TRUE in 1824.[15]

iv.            JUDITH ADAMS, born on 2 January 1787 in Newbury;[16] baptized 11 February 1787 at the First Congregational Church in Newbury.[17] Judith died 9 September 1874.[18]

On 21 November 1808 Judith married ENOCH EASTMAN of Boscawen, New Hampshire, in Newbury.[19] Enoch Eastman & Judith resided in Webster, New Hampshire. He died 29 September 1865 at the age of 96 years, 6 months.[20]

v.            RUSSELL ADAMS, born on 12 May 1788.[21] Russell died in Hill, Merrimack County, on 19 November 1859.[22]

Russell married SUSAN FIFIELD, daughter of Obediah P. Fifield, on 11 March 1813  in Salisbury.[23] Susan died on 27 April 1856 in Hill.[24]

vi.            RICHARD ADAMS, born on 29 July 1790 probably in New Hampshire.[25]

On 28 December 1813 Richard married SARAH DUNBAR. [26]

vii.            ELIZABETH ADAMS, born on 3 May 1792 probably in, New Hampshire.[27]

viii.            PHEBE ADAMS, born on 2 July 1795 probably in, New Hampshire. [28]

ix.           DORCAS ADAMS, born on 19 July 1797 in Salisbury, and died in Hill on 10 March 1877.[29] Dorcas was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack County.[30]

On 8 July 1828 Dorcas married DANIEL SAUNDERS WOODWARD, son of Jesse Woodward & Bashabee Stevens, in Salisbury.[31]  Daniel was born 11 June 1804 in Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.[32] Daniel Saunders died in Hill on 18 January 1892.[33]

 

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Notes:

[1] Revolutionary  War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant application files of Enoch Adams, file S16,593; National Archives microfilm publication M804; viewed and downloaded from Fold3.com, 9 July 2014

[2] Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, 2 volumes (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911), I: 13; hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Newbury.

[3] Enoch Adams Final Pension Payment, number 100793,” Original, Affidavit of James Clark.

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

[5] 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; Hereinafter cited as Dearborn, History of Salisbury.

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

[7] Dearborn, History of Salisbury. 447; and Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, Massachusetts and His Descendants (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1900), 80. Hereinafter cited as Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams.

[8] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 536 (data from private Record, “Short’s sexton’s book, now in possession of Miss Ruth Short.[1911]).

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

[10] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[11] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

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

[13] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[14] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 534 (data from private Record, “Short’s sexton’s book, now in possession of Miss Ruth Short.[1911]); and Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams, 80.

[15] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams, 80.

[16] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[17] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 15

[18] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams, 80.

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

[20] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams, 80.

[21] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[22] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[23] Town Records, Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1797-1846, page 6, Salisbury, New Hampshire, Family History Library, microfilm 2,224,660.

[24] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[25] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[26] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[27] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[28] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[29] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[30] Tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward; Dorcas A, his wife; Lucy L, his wife; Perlena, daughter of D.S. & D.A.[ Elizabeth A, wife of John Pollard; and Bashabee, wife of Jesse Woodward,” Franklin Cemetery, near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road, Franklin, New Hampshire, Viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[31] Town Records of Salisbury, New Hampshire, 1799-1845, page 64, Family History Library microfilm, #0,016,503.

[32] One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Boscawen and Webster, Merrimack Co., N.H., August 16, 1883; and Springfield Town Records from 1733 to 1850 (Concord, New Hampshire: The Republican Press Association, 1884), 184.

[33] Probate file of Daniel S. Woodward, file no. 14598, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Volume: 65-68, Family History Library microfilm #1,571,928; and Certificate of Death of Daniel S Woodward, 18 January 1892, Hill, New Hampshire, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Hazen , Concord, New  Hampshire, FamilySearch database viewed 7 August 2013.

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Jul 18

Military Monday: Final Pension Payment of Enoch Adams

While working at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in July 2010, I had the Final Pension Papers for Enoch Adams,  pulled (the Final Pension Papers for New Final Pension Payment Voucher for Enoch Adams had not been microfilm nor had digital images been prepared. There were four pages (or six folios) contained with in the file jacket.

In summary, the papers within the final pension packet illustrate that  Enoch Adams of New Hampshire had served as a private in the army of the Revolution. He received a pension for his natural live of eighty dollars a year paid twice a year: March 4th and September 4th. The pension commenced on 4th January 1831.

We also learn that Enoch son Russell was executor of Enoch’s estate and that he reported his father’s death to the pension office. Enoch died in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, 27 February 1842 and that he left no widow. His son Russell Woodward was executor of Enoch’s will. He had been a resident of Salisbury for forty-six years.

The documents found Enoch Adams Final Pension Payment[1] are digitized and presented below in the order which they appeared in the jacket.  Source: Enoch Adams, New Hampshire Revolutionary War Final Pension Payment Voucher, Box 1, Entry 722, Third Auditor’s Office, Records of the General Accounting Office (RG 217), National Archives Washington, DC


[1] Enoch Adams, New Hampshire Revolutionary War Final Pension Payment Voucher, Box 1, Entry 722, Third Auditor’s Office, Records of the General Accounting Office (RG 217), National Archives Washington, DC.

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