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Lieut Joel Adams
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1729
Suffield
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1809
Marlboro
Windham County
Vermont, USA

Son of Abigail Rowe and John Adams of Massachucetts and Connecticut.

Lt. Joel Adams was a soldier in the French War, and was wounded in the Battle of Lake George, 1755. He held a Lieutenant's commission under the English crown. He is said to have manumitted his slaves that they might participate in the war for independence. This was the first significant (British) colonial victory over the French in the French & Indian War.

Revolutionary War Record: Enlisted CT. Militia April 25, 1755, given rank of Sentinel, 1st Co. of the First Regiment, under Major Gen. Phineas Lyman. Reenlisted March 29, 1756, Sgt. in 1st Regiment under Gen. Lyman at "Fort William Henry" - on muster roll October 13, 1756 after helping build the new fort. Discharged Dec. 16, 1756. Reenlisted March 17, 1757, in Lyman Regiment at Fort Edward on Hudson River. Returned to Suffield in November 1757. Served in 1758 at the attack of Fort Carillion with General Abercrombie's troops; discharged November 15, 1758. Was appointed Ensign of the Second Company of Col. William Mott's battalion in June and July of 1776 at Fort Ticonderoga, served under Gen. Horatio Gates - returned to Suffield in November. Spring of 1777, returned to Ticonderoga, was assigned to Capt. Jacob Brown's party to attack the British invasion at Lake George Landing.

American Army Record's state, "Joel Adams (Conn.) wounded at Lake George, 18th September, 1777." (Heitman, Historical Register of Officers in the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783 -Baltimore, 1967, p. 63).

Recovered in 1778 to serve again, promoted to Lieutenant.

*His 17 year old son, Job Adams, enlisted 1782, in the Vermont Militia as a private in Capt. Jonathan Warren's Company of Col. John Sergent's Seventh Regiment of Windham County and is also listed in military records as a Revolutionary War veteran.
* J.E. Goodrich, State of Vermont, Rolls of Soldiers in the Revolutionary War (Rutland Vt., 1904) p. 807.

Joel Sr. settled in Marlboro, Vermont. He married Elizabeth Fowler 16 July 1761 at Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

Father of Lucinda 1762-1824, Elizabeth 1763-1830, Bildad 1765-1826, Job 1765-1804, Joel Jr. 1768-1843 and Sarah 1768-1847.

His will was probated March 1820. He left his property to his wife, his sons Job, Bildad, and Joel, Jr., and to his daughters Lucina Hale, Elizabeth Otis, and Sarah Winchester; Joel Jr. was named executor.

Source: Andrew Adams, A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, Mass. and His Descendants 1635-1900
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Adams (1694 - 1758)
  Abigail Rowe Adams (1691 - 1764)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Fowler Adams (1729 - 1814)
 
 Children:
  Lucina Adams Hale (1762 - 1824)*
  Elizabeth Adams Otis (1763 - 1830)*
  Bildad (twin) Adams (1765 - 1826)*
  Job Adams (1765 - 1804)*
  Joel Adams (1768 - 1843)*
  Sarah Adams Winchester (1768 - 1847)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Marlboro Center Cemetery
Marlboro
Windham County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: history4sure
Record added: May 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70427823
 

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