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Ursula Adams Crafts

  • Birth 19 Jul 1619
  • Death 20 Feb 1679 Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 35684533

Ursula is reported to be the 3rd grandmother of Eli Whitney and the 7th grandmother of Percival Lowell (

She was the fifth child of nine of Henry and Edith (Squire) Adams, born July 19, 1619, in Somerset, England, near the southwest England Bristol Channel, just south of Wales.

She was nineteen, and her youngest brother barely nine years old when Henry Adams gathered his family and sailed for the New World on one of the probably nine ships from England that braved the north Atlantic in 1638.

She married a total of four times, surviving all of them, including Stephen Streeter, Samuel Hosier, William Robinson and Griffin Crafts.

She married Stephen Streeter in 1640 and were married for twelve years. They had seven children together, including one born after his death.

"Urslin Streeter," widow of Stephen Streeter married Samuel Hosier in Charlestown 13 October 1657. They had no children.

She married William Robinson, who died an untimely death in 1668 and married Griffin Crafts married in Dorchester, 15 July 1673.

Ursula died 20 February 1679.

Several dates for vital events in this family are reportedly found in a Streeter family Bible. In that record the death date for Griffin Crafts is given as 21 August 1690, whereas his death date from his inventory was given as 4 October 1689, and the inventory was taken on 27 November 1689, so the 1690 date must be wrong. The death date for Ursula Adams is recorded in the Bible as 20 February 1649, which is wrong by decades, and the year of death of 1679 is an editorial suggestion. (The original author notes that when the date of a vital event is found only in this Bible, then, it should be treated with some skepticism).

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  • Originally Created by: Linda Mac
  • Added: 9 Apr 2009
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