Person:Thomas Adams (5)

m. 19 Oct 1609
  1. Lieutenant Henry Adams1612 - 1675/6
  2. Thomas Adams1612 - 1688
  3. Jonathan Adams1614 - 1690
  4. Samuel Adams1616 - 1688
  5. Ursula Adams1619 - 1679
  6. Peter Adams1622 - 1690
  7. John Adams1622 - 1706
  8. Jane Adams1624 - 1654
  9. Mary Adams1625 - 1711
  10. Joseph Adams1626 - 1694
  11. Christopher AdamsABT 1628 -
  12. Edward Adams1629 - 1716
m. 1642
  1. Samuel Adams1642 -
  2. Mary Adams1643 - bef 1664
  3. Pelatiah Adams1646 - 1725
  4. Timothy Adams1648 - 1708
  5. George Adams1650 - 1651
  6. Samuel Adamsabt 1652 - 1727
  7. Mary Adams1654 - 1660
  8. Jonathan Adams1654/55 - 1712
  9. Edith Adams1655/6 - 1656
  10. Rebecca Adams1657 - 1658
  11. Thomas Adams1660 - 1660
  12. Mary Adams1664 - 1712
  • HThomas Adams1612 - 1688
  • WRachel
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Adams
Gender Male
Christening[1][2] 25 Mar 1612 Barton St David, Somerset, England
Marriage 1642 to Mary Blackmore
Alt Marriage 1643 Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusettsto Mary Blackmore
Will? 28 Mar 1688 Will dated
Death[1] 20 Jul 1688 Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesa.e. 76
Ancestral File Number 84GT-J6
Probate? 7 Oct 1690 Will proved. Mentions wife Mary; sons Pelatiah, Timothy, Samuel and Jonathan; daughter Mary Cooper.
Burial? Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United StatesChelmsford Cemetery
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1914).
  2. Bartlett, J. Gardner, and Edward Dean Adams. Henry Adams of Somersetshire, England, and Braintree, Mass: his English ancestry and some of his descendants. (NY: Private Printing, 1927).
  3.   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), 1:16.

    "THOMAS, Braintree, s. of Henry the first, freem. 10 May 1643, ar. co. 1644, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 24 July 1643, d. soon; rem. to Concord, there had Jonathan, and Pelatiah, tw. 6 Mar. 1646; Timothy, 2 Apr. 1648; George, 29 May 1650; Samuel; and Thomas; rem. to Chelmsford, there had Rebecca, 18 Sept. 1657; Elizabeth 21 Oct. 1659; and Mary, again, 29 Oct. 1664; was town clk. selectman, rep. at sec. sess. 1673, and d. 20 July 1688, aged 76. His eldest four s. liv. at Ch. 1692."

  4.   Adams, Andrew N. A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and His Descendants: Also John Adams, of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897. (Rutland, Vt: A Adams (printed by the Tuttle Co), 1898), pg 5, 1898.

    "Lieutenant Thomas, b. in England, 1612; m. in Braintree, 1642, Mary [Blackmore?]. According to Shattuck [History of Concord] Thomas removed with his brothers Samuel and John from Braintree to Concord, Mass., in 1646, John going thence west to West Cambridge (now Arlington) and Thomas and Samuel settling in the west part of the town of Chelmsford in 1650-4.

    He was chosen chief Sergeant of the military company in 1659, but the County Court refused to confirm him on account of his religious views. He was confirmed in April, 1660 upon solemnly agreeing not to disseminate his principles or notions contrary to what the church doth confessedly own and practice. He was chosen Ensign in 1678, and Lieutenant in 1682, in the company of which his brother Samuel was Captain. He was Town Clerk, Selectman, Commisioner or Representative to the General Court. He d. in Chelmsford, 20 July, 1688, age 76."

  5.   Bartlett, J. Gardner, and Edward Dean Adams. Henry Adams of Somersetshire, England, and Braintree, Mass: his English ancestry and some of his descendants. (NY: Private Printing, 1927).

    "Thomas was mentioned on May 10, 1643 as having been admitted as a Freeman of the Massachusetts Colony . He was a landowner in Concord in 1646. In 1655, he became one of the founders of Chelmsford MA, where he held several town offices. Thomas was the deputy from Chelmsford to the Massachusetts General Court in 1673.

    Thomas was appointed an Ensign in 1678, Lieutenant in May, 1682, of the Chelmsford Military Company. He died in Chelmsford on July 20, 1688 at the age of 76 years."