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 Henry Adams, Sr

Henry Adams, Sr

Somerset, England
Death 6 Oct 1646 (aged 63)
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 11014343 · View Source
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Henry Adams

Was born about 1583 at Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England. He was the son of John Adams and Agnes Stone. Henry married Edith Squire, daughter of Henry Squire.
He died on Saturday, 6 October 1646 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 63 years, 8 months and 15 days.

There is a granite column erected to Henry Adam's memory by President John ADAMS, his great-great-grandson, with the following inscription:
"In Memory of HENRY ADAMS who took his flight from the Dragon persecution in Devonshire in England, and alighted with eight sons, near Mount Wollaston. One of the sons returned to England, and after taking time to explore the country, four removed to Medfield and the neighboring towns; two to Chelmsford. One only, Joseph, who lies here at his left hand, remained here, who was an original proprietor in the township of Briantree, incorporated in 1639. This stone and several others have been placed in this yard, by a great-great grandson, from a veneration of the Piety, humility, simplicity, prudence, patience, temperance, frugality, industry and perseverance, of his Ancestors, in hopes of Recommending an imitation of their virtures to their posterity. ... Erected December, 1823.

Son: Peter Adams, b. 1 Mar 1622 King Weston, Somerset, England, d. 23 Oct. 1690, Medfield, MA. Married in 1650 to Rachel Newcomb, b. 1631

Also Jonathan, son of Henry and Edith, who stayed in England

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  • Maintained by: Wilhelmina
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 23 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11014343
  • Deb Hayes-Wolfe
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Adams, Sr (21 Jan 1583–6 Oct 1646), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11014343, citing Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Wilhelmina (contributor 47171985) .