Person:Alexander Adams (1)

  • HAlexander Adamsest 1614 - 1677
  • WMary Coffinest 1620 - 1691
m. bef 1646
  1. Elizabeth Adams1660 - 1746
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Alexander Adams
Gender Male
Birth[2] est 1614 Colchester, Essex, England (possilby)
Marriage bef 1646 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States (probably)Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child.
to Mary Coffin
Other[1][2][3] 10 May 1648 Admitted freeman of Massachusetts Bay.
Death[2] 15 Jan 1677 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Alt Death[2] 17 Jan 1677 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[2] 28 Feb 1677/78
Estate Settlement[2] 28 Aug 1684
Burial[2][4] Copp's Hill Cemetery, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Alexander Adams, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:8.


    Alexander (Adams), Boston, a shipwright, freem. 1648, ar. co. 1652, m. as is said, Mary Coffin, sis. of Tristram the first, had Mary, b. 19, bapt. 25 Jan. 1646; rem. to Dorchester, there had Susanna, 14 May 1648; John, 26 Feb. 1653; and Samuel, 7 May 1656.

    [Additions and Corrections, Savage 4:673] P. 8. l. 11 from bot. aft. 1656; add, beside Eliz. wh m. William Parkman.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Hodgman, Arthur Winfred. Identification of Susanna, Wife of Samuel(3) Saxton, 1653-1692, of Boston, Mass. New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society). (Apr 1932), 53:145-46.

    Alexander Adams, b. _____? 1614 about, at Colchester, Eng., possibly; d. January 15 (or 17), 1677, at Boston, Mass., aged 63 and was buried in Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston, Mass., gravestone. He lived in Boston and was a shipwright; he bought a house there in 1645; he was made a freeman of Boston, May 10, 1648; he was a member of the Artillery Company in 1652; he was a member of the First Church, Boston, he and his wife having been admitted to communion therein 31 (3) 1646; he was dismissed to the church at Dorchester for a season. His children are all recorded as born in Boston (Savage, however, states that his second child (Susanna Adams) was born in Dorchester). Administration on his estate was granted having been admitted to communion therein 31 (3) 1646; he was dismissed to the church at Dorchester for a season. His children are all recorded as born in Boston (Savage, however, states that his second child (Susanna Adams) was born in Dorchester). Administration on his estate was granted unto his widow Feb. 28, 1677-8. Suffolk County, Mass., Deeds 13, pp. 222-23, gives the division of his estate as of August 28, 1684 [all of his children then being of mature age] amongst Caleb Stratton, William Parkman, Samuel Saxton and Samuel Adams, the only [surviving] son of Alexander Adams.

  3. Paige, Lucius R. List of Freemen. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct 1849), 3:191.
  4. Alexander Adams, in Find A Grave.

    Here lyeth buried ye body of Alexander Adams aged 62 years died ye 15th day of January 1677