Pedigree of:
Henry Adams
c1583-1646


___?
___?
___?-___?
= ___?
STONE
___?-___?
Rose
___?
___?-1616/17
= Henry
ADAMS
c1531-___?

Agnes
STONE
1587-1626/27
= John
ADAMS

c1555-1615/6

Henry
ADAMS
c1583-1646


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Henry Adams*; b. c1583, Barton St. David, Somersetshire, England.

Brief Biography:

Henry Adams* (1583-1646) was born in Barton St. David, Somersetshire, England. He is the youngest of 4 children of John Adams* (1555-1604) also of Barton St. David, and Agnes Stone* (___?-1615/16).

Henry and all his known ancestors were Yeomen famers from Barton St. David, Somersetshire, England. Henry was also a maltster. Henry came to America with his wife and all but one (Jonathan) of his children in 1638. His son, Jonathan came in 1651.

Henry Adams was known popularly as The Founder of New England, probably because of the extraordinary number (89) of his grandchildren. Apparently, Henry Adams was influenced by Aquila Purchase, Master of Trinity School at Dorchester, who in 1613/14 married Anna Squire, sister to Henry's wife, Edith Squire*, both daughters of Henry Squire*. Henry Squire had three daughters who married and went to New England, all seemingly associated with a group known as the Dorchester Adventurers, led by the Rev. John White, whose first group of Dorset Pilgrims arrived in New England on the ship Mary & John in 1630. This group was largely absorbed by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in later years, and by the time Henry Adams came in 1638, many of the orginal Dorset Pilgrims, particularly those who would not take religious oaths as a prerequisite for citizenship, had moved well into the interior settling around river valleys in MA and CT along the Indian or Dutch territorial frontiers. Windsor CT was one of their principal settlements.

Henry Adams with his large family seems to have preferred settling near the coast and thus stayed in Braintree MA, which is now known as Quincy MA. Henry Adams' biographers do not associate him with the more radical and religious Puritans, nor with the liberal and outlawed Pilgrims, but rather see him and other followers of Rev. John White as adventurers, seeking a new world where the boundarys of a class society could be overcome.

Line fromHenry Adams*(c1583-1646) and Edith Squire*(1587-1672/3) to President John Calvin Coolidge

Line fromHenry Squire*(c1563-b1649) father of Ann Squire (1591-1662) to President Millard Fillmore

Line fromHenry Squire*(c1563-b1649) father of Margaret Squire (1596-1675) to President William Howard Taft

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