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Henry Adams*; b. c1583, Barton St. David, Somersetshire, England.
- m. Edith Squire* (1587-1672/3) on Oct. 19, 1609, at Charleton Mackrell, Somersetshire, England.
- Henry and Edith had 9 children:
- Henry Adams, Jr. (1610-1675), emigrated with his parents to Braintree MA. Henry was appointed Clerk of Writs at Braintree MA on Nov. 4, 1646. He was a founder of Medfield MA
and a Leiutenant in King Philip's War. He was killed in his doorway in an Indian attack, Feb. 21, 1675/6.
- m. Elizabeth Paine (1620-1675), on Nov. 17, 1643, in New England. She was bap. July 23, 1620 in Tenderton, Yorkshire, England, the daughter of Moses Paine and Elizabeth ___?
- Henry, Jr. and Elizabeth had 8 children.
- Thomas Adams* (1612-1688)
- m. Mary Blackmore* (1613-1694/5)
- Jonathan Adams (1614-1619), the only child of Henry and Edith to remain in England when his parents came to America on 1638. Jonathan came to America later, in 1651.
- m1. Joane Close on Feb. 7, 1638/9. She may have died prior to Jonathan's emigration in 1651. Jonathan and Joane had at least 3 children, born in England.
- m2. Elizabeth Holman in c1665. She was born May 19, 1644, in Cambridge MA, the daughter of William Holman and Winnifred ___?
Jonathan and Elizabeth had 6 children.
- Samuel Adams (1616-1688), a Freeman of the Mass. Bay Colony. He constructed and erected mills in Lowell MA (part of Chelmsford). He is bur. in Charlestown MA. Samuel and his 2nd wife, Rebecca Graves are progenitors of John Calvin Coolidge, Jr., 30th President of the U.S.
- m1. Mary Eglesfield in c1646. She was the daughter of Emanuel Eglesfield and Susanna Gray of London. Susanna was the daughter of Thomas Gray and Katherine Miles. Susanna was the sister of Parnel Gray (b. c1601), wife of the Hon. Increase Nowell, and also the sister of Katherine Gray (b. c1604), the wife of Capt. Thomas Graves. Mary d. in 1650. Samuel and Mary had one child, Samuel, b. July 3, 1647, Charlestown MA, who died young.
- m2. Rebecca Graves (b. c1631), daughter of Capt. Thomas Graves and Katherine Gray and a niece of Samuel's first wife, Mary. Rebecca d. Sept. 8, 1664, Chelmsford MA. Samuel and Rebecca had 8 children.
- m3. Esther Sparhawk (1636-1692) on May 7, 1668 in Chelmsford. Esther is the daughter of Deacon Nathaniel Sparhawk and Mary Angier of Cambridge MA. Samuel and Esther had 4 children.
- Ursula Adams, b. c1619.
- m1. Stephen Streeter in c 1640. He was from Charlestown MA. Ursula and Stephen had 7 children.
- m2. Samuel Hosier of Watertown MA, on Oct 13, 1657.
- m3. William Robinson, Dorchester MA, in c1666.
- m4. Griffin Craft, of Roxbury MA, on July 15, 1673.
- Peter Adams (1621-1690), freeman of the Mass. Bay Colony.
- m. Rachel ___? and had 10 children.
- John Adams (1622-1706), apprenticed as a millwright. Became known as John Adams of Menotomy, (now Arlington MA).
- m. Anne ___?, and had 7 children.
- Joseph Adams (1626-1694), the progenitor of Pres. John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
- m. Abigail Baxter; b. Sep. 1634, Roxbury MA; d. Aug. 27, 1692, Braintree MA. Abigail is the daughter of Gregory Baxter and Margaret Paddy.
- Edward Adams (1629-1716); bap. Apr. 19, 1629, Kingweston, England. He was Rep. to MA General Court, 1689, 1692, & 1702. He d. Nov. 12, 1716, Medfield MA.
- m1. Lydia Penniman; bap. Feb. 22, 1634/5, Boston MA, daughter of James Penniman and Lydia Eliot. She d. Mar. 3, 1675/6. Edward and Lydia had 14 children, many of whom died in early infancy. Speculation indicates that Edward and Lydia had incompatible blood types.
- m2. Abigail (Craft) (Ruggles) Day; b. Mar. 28, 1634, Roxbury MA; d. Jan. 19, 1706/7; daughter of Lt. Griffin Craft, and widow of John Ruggles of Roxbury, and widow of Ralph Day of Dedham MA. Edward and Abigail had no children.
- m3. Sarah Taylor on Jan.6, 1709/10 in Medfield MA.
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
- Henry Adams, m. Edith Squire and had:
- Samuel Adams, m. Rebecca Graves, and had:
- Susanna Adams, m. David Waldo; and had:
- Bethia Waldo, m. Edmund Littlefield, Jr.; and had:
- Esther Littlefield, m Samuel Soper, Jr.; and had:
- Esther Soper, m. Silas Briggs; and had:
- Asa Briggs, m. Elizabeth Paul; and had:
- Sally Briggs, m. Israel Putnam Brown; and had:
- Sally Brown, m. Israel C. Brewer; and had:
- Sarah Almeda Brewer, m. Calvin Galusha Coolidge; and had:
- John Calvin Coolidge, m. Victoria Josephine Moor; and had:
- John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (1872-1933); 30th President of the United States.
- m. Grace Anna Goodhue; First Lady
Line fromHenry Squire*(c1563-b1649) father of Ann Squire (1591-1662) to President Millard Fillmore
- Ann Squire, m. Aquila Purchase; and had:
- Abigail Purchase, m.Sampson Shore; and had:
- Jonathan Shore, m. Priscilla Hathorn; and had:
- Phoebe Shore, m. Nehemiah Millard; and had
- Robert Millard, m. Hannah Eddy; and had:
- Abiathar Millard, m. Tabitha Hopkins; and had:
- Phoebe Millard, m. Nathanial Fillmore, Jr.; and had:
- Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), 13th President of the United States
- m1. Abigail Powers, First Lady; m2. Mrs. Caroline (Carmichael) McIntosh
Line fromHenry Squire*(c1563-b1649) father of Margaret Squire (1596-1675) to President William Howard Taft
- Margaret Squire, m. John Shepard; and had:
- Hannah Shepard, m. Thomas Holbrook; and had:
- John Holbrook, m. Silence Wood; and had:
- John Holbrook, Jr, m. Ruth Hill; and had:
- Silence Holbrook, m. Samuel Goodale; and had:
- Sarah Goodale. m/ Asa Waters; and had:
- Asa Waters, Jr., m. Susan Trask Holman; and had:
- Susan Holmam Waters, m. Samuel Davenport Torrey; and had:
- Louisa Maria Torrey, m. Alphonso Taft; and had:
- William Howard Taft (1859-1930), 27th President of the United States
- m. Helen Herron, First Lady
- Henry Adams of Somersetshire, England and Braintree, Mass., compiled by J. Gardner Bartlett for Edward Dean Adams, privately printed, New York, 1927.
- Dorset Pilgrims, by Frank Thistlethwaite, pub. by Heart of the Lakes, Interlaken NY, 1993.
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