|Death: ||Dec. 22, 1689|
Samuel Greenhill married in Cranbrook, Kent, 24 June 1628 Rebecca Baseden. They had two children: Rebecca Shepard & Thomas.
Jeremy Adams (1611-1683) married (1) by about 1637 Rebecca (Baseden) Greenhill, widow of Samuel Greenhill.
They had five children: John, Hannah Smith, Hester, Sarah Willett, & Samuel.
Savage includes a first wife before the widow of Samuel Greenhill, on the basis of his proposed early birthdates for the first two children of Jeremy Adams, but these children need not have been born as early as Savage claimed, and could easily have been born to Rebecca (Baseden) (Greenhill) Adams. Aside from the baptism of Samuel, we have no direct evidence for the birthdates of any of the children. If we assume that the other four children named in the 16 July 1653 will of Thomas Greenhill are listed in birth order, and if we arrange them at two years intervals prior to the birth of Samuel, we get the sequence given above. Since Samuel Greenhill died within two years of his arrival in 1634, Jeremy Adams could easily have married his widow in time to have a child born in 1637. And since the marriage record for John supposedly claims that he was under age in 1657 when he married, he might even be placed a year or two later.
Some sources claim that Jeremy Adams had another daughter who married Robert Sanford, to justify the bequest by Adams to his "grandson" Zachary Sanford, but this is not correct, since Zachary Sanford had married Sarah Willett, daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Adams) Willett. This is made clear in the dispute between the Greenhill and Adams heirs over the estate of Thomas Greenhill, when Zachary Sanford makes the claim "in right of his wife."
Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project
Find A Grave contributor Ken Young adds:
Rebecca's birth as 1608 and death as 22 Dec. 1689
Jeremy Adams (1605 - 1683)
Samuel Greenhill (1603 - 1637)*
John Adams (1638 - 1670)*
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Apr 19, 2009
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