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Pvt Gershom Adams
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Birth: May 29, 1745
Medfield
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1834
Medfield
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

S/o Ezekiel Adams and Lydia Lovell.
Married Prudence Bullen, Jan 22, 1778 in Medfield, MA. They had 5 children.

From - Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., And His Descendants; Also John Adams, of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897 (By the Author, 1898: The Tuttle Company Printers, Rutland, VT.), 298. "x. Gershom5, b. in Medfield, 1745; m. 1778. Prudence Bullen, sister of Abigail, b. 1752; d. 1 Jan., 1815, age 62. He inherited a share of his father's farm; was a carpenter by trade, and an honest, industrious man, who often walked to Boston to work. He d. 10 Nov., 1834. He was undoubtedly a soldier of the Revolution, a private in Capt. Ephraim Cheney's Co., Col. J. Smith's Reg.; turned out April 19, 1775, and served 11 days; was drafted July 19, 1776, and paid a bounty; enlisted again Dec. 8, 1776, and was discharged Dec. 30th, also served 30 days in R. I., Oct. 1, 1777. He enlisted also. Aug. 3, 1780, in the 4th Suffolk Reg., and was dischaged Aug. 7."

All Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols. results for Gershom Adams
Volume 1, page 47 -
Adams, Gershom, Medfield.Private, Capt. Ephraim Chenery's co., Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 11 days; also, Capt. Sabin Mann's (train band) co.; return of equipments made up to June 10, 1776; age, 31 yrs.; also, list of men raised to serve until Dec. 1, 1776, as reinforcement to Continental Army at Canada, agreeable to order of General Court of June 25 and July 11, 1776; reported drafted, but paid bounty in lieu of service; also, list of men drafted July 19, 1776, to assist in forming two regiments; also, Capt. Mann's co., Maj. Metcalf's regt.; enlisted Dec. 8, 1776; discharged Dec. 30, 1776; service, 23 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island; ordered to march to Court House, Providence, thence to Warwick Neck, R. I.; also, list of men who went on a secret expedition to Rhode Island for 30 days, from Oct. 1, 1777, agreeable to a warrant issued by Col. Hawes; reported drafted.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ezekiel Adams (1706 - 1777)
  Lydia Lovell Adams (1703 - 1774)
 
 Spouse:
  Prudence Bullen Adams (1752 - 1815)*
 
 Children:
  Prudence Adams (1778 - 1781)*
  Gershom Adams (1782 - 1785)*
  Edward Adams (1784 - 1784)*
  Prudence Adams Wight (1786 - 1808)*
  Gershom Adams (1793 - 1870)*
 
 Sibling:
  Nathan Adams (1742 - 1794)*
  Gershom Adams (1745 - 1834)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Inscribed:
"Sacred
To the memory of
Mr. Gershom Adams
who died
Nov. 10, 1834
aged 90 years.

Stranger as this spot you tread,
And meditate upon the dead,
Improve the moments as they fly,
For all who live must shortly die."

 
Burial:
Vine Lake Cemetery
Medfield
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Grave #130
 
Maintained by: Trisha
Originally Created by: RobMinteer57
Record added: May 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90968412
Pvt Gershom Adams
Added by: R. C. (Rip) Rybnikar
 
Pvt Gershom Adams
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