Deacon Samuel Adams

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Samuel Adams, Sr.

Birthplace: Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Death: March 08, 1748 (58)
Boston, Suffolk , Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain John Adams, Jr. and Hannah Winkley
Husband of Sarah Adams and Mary Adams (Fifield)
Father of Richard Adams; Mary Allen; Hannah Adams; Gov. Samuel Adams, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence"; Joseph Adams and 6 others
Brother of Hannah Holbrook; John Adams and Abigail Adams
Half brother of Joseph Adams; Mary Jones (Adams); Bethia Adams; Thomas Adams and Abijah Adams

Occupation: Brewer; politician
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About Deacon Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams Sr., father of Samuel Adams, signer of the Declaration of Independence,  was a deacon of the Old South Church in Boston, ran a brewery and occupied a political post in the colony’s governing body. Samuel, Sr. was a leader by nature. He became involved in politics through the Boston Caucus which is an organization that promoted candidates who supported popular causes and nominated them for offices. Later on he became a justice of the peace and a Boston representative to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was one of the founders of the Country Party and had frequent meetings at his house. This exposed Samuel, Jr. to politics and politicians since childhood.


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Deacon Samuel Adams's Timeline

May 6, 1689
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts
January 21, 1716
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
July 30, 1717
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
November 6, 1720
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
September 27, 1722
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
October 28, 1726
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
December 23, 1731
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA