- H. Thomas Adams1612 - 1688
- W. Rachel
Facts and Events
||25 Mar 1612
||Barton St David, Somerset, England
||to Mary Blackmore
||Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusettsto Mary Blackmore
||28 Mar 1688
||20 Jul 1688
||Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesa.e. 76
|Ancestral File Number
||7 Oct 1690
||Will proved. Mentions wife Mary; sons Pelatiah, Timothy, Samuel and Jonathan; daughter Mary Cooper.
||Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United StatesChelmsford Cemetery
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ 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).
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."