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  • Rev. Benjamin Adams (1719 - 1777)
    Was a twin to Rev. Joseph. Graduated from Harv. College in 1788, became first a teacher, then a minister, ordained at Lynn, Mass., Nov. 5, 1755, now Lynnfield. Was also called Mr.
  • Aaron Adams (1747 - 1833)
    DAR ancestor # A000376
  • Abigail Adams (Hill) (1695 - 1736)
    John Hill of Dorchester, Mass. , and his descendants by J. Gardner Bartlett. Published 1904 by New-England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston. Written in English.  Page 4-5.
  • Abigail Adams (1654 - 1743)
    vi. Abigail. Born on 26 Nov 1654 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. daughter of Humprey & Marie (Hull) Pinney Links
  • Abigail Stiles (deceased)

About the Adams surname

Much data confirms that this exclusive Adams surname originated in Germany or Prussia and was of the Catholic religion. Henry or Henri Adams b1844 was the one who crossed the ocean and came to America arriving sometime in 1872 and somehow choosing Alden, New York his starting place. As can be seen there are many unknowns to be discovered about our past from 1872 back.

The Adams name is thought to be of Welsh origin, originally Ap Adams(Ap meaning "son of" in Welsh), the Ap was dropped from the name as the Adams became more integrated into English culture and society.