|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1815|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 1900|
David Adams, youngest son of David and Truelove (Corbett) Adams, married, February 9, 1841, Jemima Ann Rawson, daughter of Simon Rawson and granddaughter of Edward Rawson, who was a soldier in the revolutionary war. David Adams was born in Milford, but after the death of his father, which occurred when he was a babe, his mother married John Knights.
David Adams passed his entire life in Mendon. Starting out as a lad for the purpose of providing for himself, he found his early life beset with trials and discouragements, but he overcame them all and, although experience proved a hard instructor, profited by the lessons given. By strict fidelity, frugality and a life void of hypocrisy, he gained the confidence of his fellow townsmen. Mr. Adams' early education was limited to the public schools. Being endowed with a retentive memory and a desire to inform himself upon the various public questions of the day, he became a regular reader, not only of the daily papers, but of books, and very few men were better read than he on the issues of the hour. In early life he worked in the Mendon bakery, later was employed in the making of boots and shoes, the factory being in Mendon, he was engaged there until the industry was abandoned.
In politics Mr. Adams was first a Whig, then a Republican. In the year 1855 he was elected to the office of town clerk, and continued in office through annual elections for thirty-five years, or until failing health caused him to decline a re-election. In the meantime he had purchased the property known as the "Bakery," where as a poor man he labored. This he renovated and enlarged, arranging and fitting it for a hotel, naming it the Adams House, and for fifteen or more years, under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Adams, this house enjoyed the reputation of being an attractive, comfortable, homelike public house. The death of Mrs. Adams, April 19, 1877, soon caused him to relinquish the hotel business and sell the property. He then purchased the Aaron Cook place, where he passed the remaining days of his life in comparative ease and comfort, attending to the cultivation of his productive farm. He died April 14, 1900, in his eighty-fifth year. Their children were: Isabella Phipps, born October 27, 1841, married Charles H. Spencer; Horace Corbett, July 18, 1848; and Maria Miller, born, October 31, 1850.
Jemima Ann Rawson Adams (1822 - 1877)*
Isabella Phipps Adams Spencer (1841 - 1900)*
Horace Corbett Adams (1848 - 1913)*
Maria Miller Adams (1850 - 1922)*
Swan Dale Cemetery
Maintained by: Alison Franks
Originally Created by: Helen Jeffrey Gaskill
Record added: Jul 26, 2009
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