John ADAMS

Male Abt 1637 - 1670  (~ 33 years)


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  • Name John ADAMS 
    Born Abt 1637  Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Sep 1670  Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I36956  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2011 

    Father Jeremy ADAMS,   b. Abt 1611, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1683, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Rebecca BASEDEN,   d. Abt 1682 
    Married Abt 1637 
    Family ID F12122  Group Sheet

    Family Abigail SMITH,   b. Abt 1640,   d. 1672, Long Island City, Queens County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 26 Aug 1657  Atlantic County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Rebecca ADAMS,   b. Aug 1658, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1726, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     2. Abigail ADAMS,   b. 1 Feb 1660, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1692, Long Island City, Queens County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. Sarah ADAMS,   b. 9 Mar 1662, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1682, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     4. Jeremiah ADAMS,   b. 6 Aug 1664, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1735, Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. John ADAMS,   b. 4 Sep 1666, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750, Long Island City, Queens County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Jonathan ADAMS,   b. 6 Feb 1668, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727, Huntington (now Shelton), Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F12121  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1637 - Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Aug 1657 - Atlantic County, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Sep 1670 - Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "John, b. say 1637; m. Easttown, New York, 1 September 1657 Abigail Smith. [Homer Worthington Brainard et a., The Gilbert Family... (New Haven 1953), p. 65, give this date, but do not give the location of the record they are quoting; TAG 25:126 gives the same date; Adams Gen[ealogy] says the marriage took place on 24 August 1657, and that both parties were under age, but again does not give the location of the document relied upon. See also NEHGR 67:89 and NYGBR 66:208-09.]" [3]
    • "The testimony of Richard Risley Sr. Hartford May ye 20th 1726 These may certitie whome It may Concern yt I Richard Risley of Hartford Do of my Certain Knowledge Know yt my father John Addams formerly of Hartford Deceased, had seven Children viz: 4 sons & three daughters: one son Died without Issue; I married one of ye Daughters & Edward Higbee married another; John Brush married ye other; ye sisters are all Deceased but they have Left Children as I herd by Jeremiah Adoms, viz. two higbee & 2: Brushes which ware well ye Last I herd from them: ye above written I am Ready to testifie to If Cald, witness my hand. Richard Risle

      "Given under oath, the Adams party being notified to be present, before me Ozias Pitkin hus't a peace Opened in Gen'l Court May 21st 1726. Test Hez: Wyllys, Secretary"

      The John Adams referred to was son of Jeremy Adams, one of the original proprietors of Hartford: for him and his descendants, see Register, vol. 59, pp. 315-320. The Richard Risley who deposes that he married one of the daughters of John Adams was a son of Richard Risley, another of the original proprietors of Hartford. From other documents we learn that Richard Risley married the daughter Rebecca, Edward Higbee of Huntington, L.I., the daughter Abigail, and John Brush of Huntington, L.I., the daughter Sarah. Up to this time even the name of the wife of Richard Risley had been unknown, as witness the Risley Genealogy, p. 42.

      Both Jeremy Adams and his son John had grants of land at what became Colchester, from the General Court of Connecticut, and the document given above was offered in evidence by the Adams heirs in a dispute over title with the town of Colchester.

      Written by Arthur Adams, Hartford, Connecticut.

      [4]
    • Of this John little is known, except the date of his death, and the inventory of his estate. He died in 1670. The inventory, dated Nov. 9, 1670, amounted to L74.15.06. His widow, Abigail, married John Betts of Wethersfield, who was probably son of John, the son of Mary Betts the School Dame of Hartford.

      On Jan. 26, 1680, John Betts, of Wethersfield, bought of Jacob Walker, of Stratford, a farm at Huntington, Long Island. It is probable that at this time John Betts and his wife Abigail, widow of John Adams, removed with the Adams children to Huntington. At all events, they were there by 1684, when John Betts and his wife Abigail conveyed to Edward Higbee, 'for and in consideration of a marriage' between the said Higbee and Abigail Adams, his step-daughter, a part of the farm bought from Jacob Walker. [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S60] Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, 9.

    2. [S12] IGI, website: https://www.familysearch.org/.
      New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985

    3. [S60] Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, 9-10.

    4. [S23] NEHGS, website: www.americanancestors.org, Vol. 67, pg. 89.

    5. [S23] NEHGS, website: www.americanancestors.org, Vol. 59, pg. 316.