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Joseph Adams

Birthplace: Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Braintree, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Braintree Cemetery, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Adams Sr and Abigail Adams (Baxter)
Husband of Mary Adams (Chapin); Hannah Adams and Elizabeth Adams (Hobart)
Father of Mary Jones; Rev. Joseph Adams; Deacon John Adams, Sr.; Samuel Adams; Josiah Adams and 4 others
Brother of Hannah Saville (Adams); John Adams; Abigail Bass (Adams); Bethia Webb (Adams); Captain John Adams, Jr. and 5 others

Occupation: Farmer
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About Joseph Adams

Joseph Adams (Jr.)(1654-1736/7) lived all his life in Braintree MA. He was a farmer. Joseph Adams (Jr.) and Hannah Bass are grandparents of Pres. John Adams.


VII. JOSEPH, of Braintree, seventh son of Henry (i), b. in Eng. about 1626; was :i maelster;

Married Abigail, daughter of Gregory Baxter, 26 Nov., 1650. She died 27 Aug., 1692. Their children were:

1. Hannah, b. 1652; m. S. Savil;

2. Joseph, b. 24 Oct., 1654, (m. 1. MaryChapin, 1682, who d. 14 June, 1687,2. Hannah Bass) [Jo- stm, d. 12 Feb., 1736-7]

3. Adigail, b. 27 Feb., 1659, (m. John, son of John Bass, of Braintree,)

4 John, 1661; lived in Boston, followed the seas, and is known in the records as " Cap r. John Adams;" his first wife was Hannah, daughter of Anthony Checkley, Esq. Capt. Adams d. intestate before 20 June, 1712.

5. Bertha (twin of John), b. 1661, married John Webb, of Braintree; Mary, b. 9 Oct., 1663; died soon;

6. Samuel, b. 6 Sept., 1665;

7. Mary again, b. 25 Feb., 1668 (m. ist. Samuel Webb, 2d. Samuel Bass);

8. Peter, b. 1669;

9. Jonathan, b. 3i'Jan., 1672;

10. Mehitable, b. 24 Nov., 1678. Hannah, the eldest daughter, married 10 April, 1672, Samuel Savil. Abigail married John Bass, Jr. Bertha married, 1680, John Webb. Mary married, 16 Dec., 1686, Samuel Webb, and Mehitable married, 21 July 1697, Thomas White. his will of 18 Dec., 1694, gives nomention of Samuel or Jonathan, but rovides for the others and the five daughters.

John Adams, Sr. was born on February 8, 1691, and worked as a farmer and shoemaker for most of his life. He was a fifth-generation descendant of Henry Adams, who emigrated from Braintree, Essex, England to Massachusetts Bay Colony in about 1638. He was also descended from John and Priscilla Alden, and was first cousin of patriot Samuel Adams. Adams, Sr. was well thought of in the community.

-------------------- Joseph Adams Birth: Dec. 24, 1654 Braintree Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA Death: Feb. 12, 1737 Quincy Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA

Grandfather of 2nd United States President John Adams, great-greatfather of 6th President John Quincy Adams.

Family links:

 Joseph Adams (1626 - 1694)
 Abigail Baxter Adams (1634 - 1692) 
 Mary Chapin Adams (1662 - 1687)
 Hannah Bass Adams (1662 - 1705)
 Elizabeth Hobart Adams (1667 - 1739)
 Mary Adams Jones (1682 - 1733)*
 John Adams (1691 - 1761)*
 Samuel Adams (1694 - 1751)*
 Ebenezer Adams (1704 - 1769)

Burial: Hancock Cemetery Quincy Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jun 13, 1998 Find A Grave Memorial# 3067

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Joseph Adams's Timeline

November 26, 1650
Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
December 24, 1654
Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
February 6, 1682
Age 27
January 4, 1688
Age 33
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 33
Braintree, Norfolk, MA, USA
February 8, 1691
Age 36
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts
January 28, 1694
Age 39
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
February 8, 1696
Age 41
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
February 21, 1696
Age 41
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
March 21, 1700
Age 45
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA