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Daniel Adams

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: November 17, 1713 (61)
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Adams, of Watertown and Frances Adams
Husband of Mary Adams
Father of Daniel Adams, of Simsbury; Sarah Stevens; Thomas Adams; Benjamin Adams; Samuel Adams and 4 others
Brother of John Adams, of Colchester; George Adams, of Lexington; Benjamin Adams; Samuel Adams, of Hartford and Mary Adams

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About Sgt. Daniel Adams

from Adams Family History by Gerald J. Parsons:

Daniel Adams served in King Philip's War from Lancaster, Mass., under Major Simon Willard in 1675. By 1677 he removed to Windsor, Conn., where he married, but within a few years he settled in Simsbury, Conn. In 1698 a military company was formed in Simsbury under Capt. John Higley, and Daniel Adams was appointed one of the two sergeants. From this time until his death he was frequently called Sergeant Daniel Adams in records.


Married Sep. or Dec. 20, 1677 at Windsor, CT Mary PHELPS (b. Oct. 26, 1658, Windsor, CT; d. Mar. 1715, Simsbury, CT), daughter of Samuel PHELPS and Sarah GRISWOLD.


  1. Daniel married Thanks SHEPARD;
  2. Sarah married Thomas STEVENS;
  3. Samuel married Elizabeth READE;
  4. Benjamin married first Rachel CASE, and second Lois GRISWOLD;
  5. Joseph married Mary CASE;
  6. Thomas married Martha BUTTOLPH;
  7. Mary married Daniel PORTER;
  8. Thankful died as an infant;
  9. Ephraim married Ruth BEAMAN; and
  10. Thankful married Robert WESTLAND.


Daniel - b. 1652, Watertown, MA; d. Nov. 7, 1713, Simsbury, CT. Will dated Jul. 29, 1713 and proved Dec. 7, 1713.

Served in King Philip's War under Maj. Simon WILLARD in 1675. Moved to Windsor, CT by 1677, and then to Simsbury, CT.

Baptised at Simsbury Jan. 16, 1697/8. Freeman 1686, deputy 1699, Sgt. under Capt. John HIGLEY 1698. Executor of father's will.

According to the Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Daniel is buried in the Old Burying Ground, Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts - although the cemetery stone says "earliest known burial 1735."


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Sgt. Daniel Adams's Timeline

Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Age 27
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut
October 3, 1680
Age 28
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Age 37
Simsbury, Hartford, CT
Age 43
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
January 11, 1698
Age 46
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut
January 16, 1698
Age 46
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
May 4, 1698
Age 46
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 49
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony