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About Andrew Adams
A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A000398
Andrew Adams 1736-1797
Andrew Adams graduated from Yale College and began a law practice in Litchfield, Connecticut. He was elected to Congress in 1776, and was highly respected for being a statesman and a patriot.
Parents: Samuel Adams 1703-1788 and Mary Fairchild 1698-1803
Andrew Adams is considered to be one of the Founding Fathers. He was a Continental Congressman. He was a Delegate from Connecticut to the Second Continental Congress in 1778, and was a signer of the Articles of Confederation of the United States. During the Revolutionary War he fought in the Connecticut Militia with the rank of Colonel. He was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts in 1789. He served as a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut (1793). He served in that position until his death in 1797. (bio partially by: Evening Blues)
Adams was a Freemason. He was a member of St. Paul's Lodge No 11 in Litchfield, Connecticut.
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