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John Adams

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Death: September 6, 1670 (33)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Jeremy Adams, of Hartford and Rebecca Adams
Husband of Abigail Adams
Father of NN Adams, a child; Rebecca Risley; Abigail Higbee; Sarah Brush (Adams); Jeremiah Adams, Sr. and 4 others
Brother of Ann Adams; Sarah Willett; Hannah Smith; Hester Adams and Samuel Adams
Half brother of Rebecca Shepard and Thomas Greenhill

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About John Adams of Hartford

Added by Suzy from, report from

by the buck/petway tree

NO, he isn't the 2nd president, sorry people.

Contrary to the wishful thinking displayed in a number of family trees…oh, if only wishing made it so…this is NOT the John Adams and Abigail Smith who were the parents of the 6th president, John Quincy Adams and who were, the second first couple.

Just look at the dates people; they are about 150 years off from possibility. So sorry to bust people’s bubbles.

Ruth ann Adamsky

July, 9, 2009

· Name: John Adams

· Birth: ABT 1637 in Connecticut

· Death: 9 Sep 1670 in Connecticut

Their marriage is found in the Hartford records as follows: 26 Aug 1657; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 6. A Coppy of a Certificate vndr the names of these subscribed: These are to certify to any to whom it may come, that our children John Addams & Abigail Smith haue our full consent to be marryed together, & wee know not engagemt of either party to any other, as wittnesse our hands. Rich: Smith Jer: Addams

Savage's: Received half of his father's estate upon his death. His entry: JOHN, Hartford, s. prob. eldest, of Jeremy of the same, had Rebecca, b. Aug. 1658; Abigail, Feb. 1660; Sarah, Mar. 1662; Jeremy, Aug. 1664; John, Sept. 1666; Jonathan, 6 Nov. 1668; and d. 1670, leav. wid. in expecta. of ano. ch. Of the s. Jeremy went to Huntington; and John to Great Egg harb. both on L. I.

· Change Date: 13 May 2006 at 11:25:13

Father: Jeremy Adams b: 1604 in England

Mother: Rebecca Basedon b: 1608 in Staplehurst, Kent, England

Marriage 1 Abigail Smith

   * Married: 24 Aug 1657 in Connecticut


  1. Rebecca Adams b: 1658 in Hartford, Connecticut

Went to Great Egg Harbor

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Of this John little is known, except the date of his death, and the inventory

of his estate.

died in 1670

The inventory, dated Nov. 9,1670, amounted to 74 lbs.15.06. His widow,

Abigail, married John Betts of Wethersfield, who was the probable son of John,

the son of Mary Betts the School Dame of Hartford.


1. Rebecca, b. Aug., 1658.

2. Abigail, b. Feb., 1660; m. Edward Higbee.

3. Sarah, b. Mar.,1662.

4. Jeremiah, b. Aug., 1664; m.--.

5. John, b. Sept.,1666; m.--.

6. Jonathan, b. Nov 6, 1668; m. Barber(Barbara?)----. d.1727.

7. a child.

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John Adams of Hartford's Timeline

August 26, 1637
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
August 1658
Age 20
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 20
Age 22
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
March 9, 1662
Age 24
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
August 6, 1664
Age 26
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
September 4, 1666
Age 29
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
September 6, 1670
Age 33
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

John Adams died without a Will. But Probate Court records detail his progeny

November 9, 1670
Age 33
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony

This child is not mentioned by Arthur Adams unless it is Thomas Adams that is mentioned or Lydia who is also not mentioned. This researcher would like to find records that would solve this puzzle.
Arthur Adams does not mention this child.

Age 32
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

He was the posthumous child noted in the Probate Court records of his father.