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John Adams
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1714
Death: Apr. 15, 1806

John Adams was the fifth child of Francis and Mary Buck Adams, Born June 14, 1714, in Plymouth. Six years later he moved with his parents to Kingston. After completing a "common school" education, John took up his father's trade as a clothier and dyer. John married Thankful Washburn who bore him ten children.

John was industrious, economical and accumulated considerable property. A large man who had great physical power he was "of gentle address," according to the Adams Genealogy, "but rather blunt in his expressions." To the suffering he was hospitable, and ever ready to assist the needy.

John Adams enjoyed the confidence of his townsmen, having been chosen town clerk and treasurer. At seventy years of age, John Adams was appointed deputy sheriff and served sixteen years.

John Adams lived to the age of ninety-two, dying in 1806. Certainly a remarkable feat for the time.

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Family links: 
  Francis Adams (1677 - 1758)
  Mary Buck Adams (1684 - 1769)
  Thankful Washburn Adams (1714 - 1805)
  Joseph Adams (1740 - 1815)*
  Francis Adams (1741 - 1825)*
  John Adams (1743 - 1833)*
  Ebenezer Adams (1744 - 1820)*
  Jemima Adams Holmes (1747 - 1821)*
  Melzar Adams (1750 - 1826)*
  Sarah Adams Holmes (1752 - 1837)*
  Mercy Adams Adams (1753 - 1843)*
  Lydia Adams Cook (1754 - 1812)*
  Susanna Adams Faunce (1759 - 1836)*
  Mary Adams Atwood (1704 - 1744)*
  Jemima Adams Shurtleff (1707 - 1773)*
  Thomas Adams (1709 - 1768)*
  John Adams (1714 - 1806)
  Sarah Adams Stetson (1721 - 1804)*
*Calculated relationship
In memory of
Mr John Adams
who died April 15, 1806
Aged 91 years, 9 months
& 21 days
Old Burying Ground
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: James E. Welch
Originally Created by: Jack Vander-Schrier
Record added: Aug 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15522863
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Rest In Peace, Cousin (5C7R).
- James E. Welch
 Added: Apr. 5, 2017

- Deborah Barber
 Added: Dec. 22, 2015
God Bless You, my 6th great grandfather.
- Janet M. Howes
 Added: Dec. 10, 2013
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