John Adams (1751 - 1819)

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Birthplace: Menotomy, Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
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About John Adams

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A000595
  • Service: MASSACHUSETTS Rank(s): PRIVATE, CIVIL SERVICE
  • Birth: 25 Jul 1751 CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS
  • Death: 31 Mar 1819 MENOTOMY MASSACHUSETTS
  • Service Description: 1) CAPT WALTON, ALSO SELECTMAN
   Deacon John Adams Private CS MA in Revolutionary War; listed at sar.org as being in Revolutionary War Graves Register compiled by Clovis Brakebill; no pension found at footnote.com as of 22 Jun 2009. He lengthy anecdote (two full pages) about Deacon John Adams and his wife on pages 67-8. He was born on 25 July 1751 at Menotomy, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, (ASA's SAR application gives this date as 21 July).1,2,3,4 He was the son of Captain William Adams and Sarah Hill.1 

Deacon John Adams married Ruth Perry, daughter of James Perry and Lydia (?), on 2 December 1773 at Menotomy, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, John of Cambridge; or 4th Dec per NEHGR article.1,5,3 P served in Revolutionary War.6

Deacon John Adams married Elizabeth Gardner, daughter of Henry Gardner and Lucy Fowle, on 18 November 1777 at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, John of Cambridge.1,5,3

Deacon John Adams married Hannah Phelps, daughter of Joseph Phelps and Lydia Osgood, on 6 July 1786 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, SAR listing shows her surname as Phillips and ASA's SAR application gives the date as 26 July but that application gives Phelps.1,4

Deacon John Adams named in the probate of his father William's will probated on 24 September 1787 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as son John Adams", gets the lion's share of the estate; written 15 Aug 1787, the will itself names only beloved wife Sarah, son John, son William (who has rec'd his full share) and his "three youngest daughters", still minors - William Adams, gentleman, of Cambridge.7 Deacon John Adams died on 31 March 1819 at West Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 67 age 67.8,4 He was buried at Old Burying Ground at Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: age 67 years.

His estate was probated on 8 April 1819 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts, when the petition for probate of his intestate estate was filed "It being inconvenient to me [his widow Hannah] or any of us to administer on the Estate of John Adams late of West Cambridge yeoman deceased … request that Peter Tufts jr Esq may be appointed” signed by Hannah Adams [widow], Joseph Adams, David Hill, Endor Estabrook, Samuel Adams, William Adams , and Thomas Fillebrown Jr. The probate contains a considerable inventory of personal and real estate which includes “One Pew situate in the broad aisle of the Congregational Meeting house in West Cambridge appraised at $150 also one Pew situate in the Gallery of said meeting house appraised at $20.”

Source: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hft/ss2/p589.htm

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John Adams's Timeline

1751
July 25, 1751
Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1773
December 2, 1773
Age 22
Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1774
June 7, 1774
Age 22
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, USA
1777
November 18, 1777
Age 26
Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1780
February 24, 1780
Age 28
1782
April 15, 1782
Age 30
1785
April, 1785
Age 33
1786
July 6, 1786
Age 34
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1789
January, 1789
Age 37
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, USA
1819
March 31, 1819
Age 67
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States