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Elizabeth Paine Adams
Birth: Jul. 23, 1620
Barton St David
Somerset, England
Death: Feb. 21, 1676
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

This memorial is dedicated to my ancestor Elizabeth Paine Adams. She was the daughter of Moses Paine and Elizabeth Sheaffe.
Elizabeth immigrated to Cambridge in 1638 on the ship "The Castle" with her father and brothers Moses and Stephen. They moved to Braintree shortly after their arrival to Cambridge.
She married Henry Adams, son of Henry Adams and Edith Squire, on October 17, 1643 in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
She was the mother of eleven children
Eleazer, Elizabeth, Joseph, Jasper, Elizabeth born November 11, 1649, Henry born July 14, 1652, John born July 14, 1652, Moses, John born February 18, 1656, Henry born November 19, 1657, and Samuel

"Elizabeth (Paine) Adams, who had taken refuge in the house of the minister, Rev. John Wilson, Jr., was killed while lying in bed in her chamber, by the accidental discharge of a musket in the hands of Capt. Jacob..." from page 9 of The Rev. Amos Adams, A.M. (1728-1775), Patriot Minister of Roxbury, Massachusetts : and his American ancestry, Boston: unknown, 1912, 17 pgs.

The NEHGS Register, Vol. 7 (1853), p. 41(n), citing Gookin's History of the Praying Indians, says, "...the gun fired through, and shot floor, mat, and through the body of the Lieutenant's widow that lay upon the bed, and slew her also." The note goes on to say, "This happened 21 Feb. 1676."

Family links: 
  Henry Adams (1609 - 1676)*
  Eleazer Adams (1644 - 1710)*
  Henry Adams (1657 - 1733)*
*Calculated relationship
Vine Lake Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Mad
Originally Created by: L. C. B.
Record added: Aug 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57938696
Elizabeth <i>Paine</i> Adams
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