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Subject: [VERMONT] 2 more Generations of ADAMS found!
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 15:28:16 EDT


Hi All,

Thanks Again to those Special people who go out of their way to add bits and
pieces to my puzzle.

I NOW HAVE 2 MORE GENERATIONS, I CAN HAPPILY SAY,
ARE MY ANCESTORS :-)

Please keep your eyes open for any connections, I want to hear from those who
are living too.

SOURCES key notes.....
Source 1 is:
Source: New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume
II
Author: Cutter, William Richard. Published originally in 1915.

Source 2 is:
Source: "FRONTIER CROSSROADS the people of Newport, Vermont"
by Emily M. Nelson, ©1978
THE ADAMS FAMILIES
pages 23-24, 25, 76, 137

Source 3 is:
1850 Census Roll M432_925, Page 128, VT Orleans Newport

Source 4 is:
1850 Census Roll M432_925, Page 131, VT Orleans Newport
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Descendants of Adams
Generation No. 1

1. Adams1
[source 1]
The Adams family of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, is descended from three brothers,

James, Jonathan and J. Calender or Calender J. Adams, who were among the
grantees of the town in 1786.
They are believed to be descendants of Henry Adams, the immigrant ancestor of
President Adams, but the name of their father is not known and hence the
complete line cannot be traced.
They came without doubt from Springfield, Massachusetts, or vicinity.
The family went to Vermont before or during the revolution.
Jonathan and Martin Adams, who was a son of James, were in the company of
William Hutchins.
The Calender family removed to Northfield, Massachusetts, from Boston, but
the relationship with the Adams family has not been established.

>From the county gazetteer we learn that Calender J. Adams was one of the
first settlers of St. Johnsbury. He located on the meadows, below the present
site of the railroad station. He removed to Newport, Vermont, where he died
in 1813.
His son Charles, born 1771, died 1843, resided in Waterford, Vermont.

Children of Adams are:
+ 2 i. James Martin2 Adams,
born Bet. 1735 - 2040 in Massachusetts, near Springfield, Massachusetts;
died Bef. 1790 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

3 ii. Jonathan Adams.
Notes for Jonathan Adams:
[source 1]
Jonathan Adams was town treasurer of St. Johnsbury in 1790, and his nephew,
Martin Adams, was selectman. According to the first federal census in Vermont
there were two families of Adams remaining in 1790. Jonathan had four males
over sixteen, two under that age and two females.
Martin had one male over sixteen, two under that age and three females.
It may be mentioned also that the only Adams family in Springfield,
Massachusetts, according to this census, taken in 1790, was Elisha Adams, who
had one male over sixteen, three males under that age and two females in his
family.
This Elisha was a soldier in the revolution, a fifer in Captain Seth Murray's
company in 1775 and a drummer in Captain Asa Coburn's company.
It is significant that Martin Adams, probably a brother or cousin, was a
drummer in a Vermont company a few years later.

+ 4 iii. Calender J. Adams, [also known as: J. Calender]
born:
died 1813 in Newport, Vermont.
Note: More about him found above under Adams1.

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Generation No. 2

2. James Martin2 Adams (Adams1) was
born Bet. 1735 - 2040 in Massachusetts, near Springfield, Massachusetts,
and died Bef. 1790 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
He married Submit Purchase.

Notes for James Martin Adams:
[source 1]
(I) James Martin, born probably in Massachusetts, at or near Springfield,
about 1735-40, settled about 1786 in St. Johnsbury, as related above.
He died before the census of 1790 was taken, or removed from the town.
He had a son Martin, mentioned below.

Children of James Adams and Submit Purchase are:
+ 5 i. Martin3 Adams, born February 05, 1764; died in Newport, Orleans
County, Vermont.
6 ii. Jonathan Adams.
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Generation No. 3

5. Martin3 Adams (James Martin2, Adams1) was
born February 05, 1764,
died in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont.
He married Mercy Ryder, daughter of Elder Ryder and Betsy.
She died October 14, 1847, in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont.

Notes for Martin Adams:
[source 2]
"Duncansborough (now Newport) early records give these names of the children
of Martin and Mercy ADAMS:
1) Lydia, born 12-06-1786;
2) Thirza, born 3-29-1789, married David JONES;
3) Hallett, born March 3, 1791;
4) Roderick, born 2-9-1793; all in St. Johnsbury;
etc. (had 12 children).

[Source 1]
(II) Martin, son of James Adams, was born about 1760-65.
He was a drummer in the revolution in 1781 and was probably not over sixteen
years of age at that time. He was drummer in Captain James Brookins' company,
Colonel Samuel Fletcher's regiment;
also in Captain William Hutchins' company, November, 1781, and May, 1782, at
the Castleton and Pittsford forts (see Vermont Revolutionary Rolls, pages
395, 564 and 593).
Martin Adams had three children in 1790, according to the census.
He removed afterward to Newport, Vermont, where he spent his last years.
Children:
Roderick;
Charles;
Hallett, mentioned below;
Abial;
James;
Mercy;
Hannah, married (???) Stetson;
Sally, married Arnold Prouty.


Children of Martin Adams and Mercy Ryder are:
8 i. Hannah4 Adams,
born: , in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
She married Mr. Stetson.

9 ii. Lydia Adams,
born: December 06, 1786, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
She married Daniel Brizel.

10 iii. Thirza Adams,
born March 29, 1789, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
She married David Jones.

+ 11 iv. Hallett Adams,
born March 03, 1791 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont;
died December 28, 1878, in Troy, Orleans County, Vermont.

12 v. Roderick Adams,
born February 09, 1793, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
He married Calista Dagget.

Notes for Roderick Adams:
[source 3]
Adams, Roderick, head, 57 years old,Farmer $1600, born in Vt.
Calista, 49, female, born in Vt.
Lewis, 25 Male, born in Vt.
Orpha, 27, Female, born in Vt.
S ---? , 23 Male, Farmer, born in Vt.

13 vi. Allen Adams,
born December 29, 1794, in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont;
died April 26, 1796, in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont.

14 vii. Sarah Adams,
born June 10, 1797, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
She married Arnold Prouty.

15 viii. Abial A. Adams,
born January 29, 1802, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont;
died July 07, 1881, in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont.
He married Irena Gray;
she died April 01, 1885, in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont.

More About Abial A. Adams
[source 4]
Adams, Abial 48 Farmer, $400. Born in Vt.
Irena, 43, Female, born in Vt.
Ira, 25, Male, farmer, born in Vt.
John, 19, male, born in Vt.
Abel, 18, male, born in Vt.
Mercy, 12, female, born in Vt.
Newell, 10, male, born in Vt.
Orren, 08, male, born in Vt.
Harriet, 05, female, born in Vt.
Don C., 02, male, born in Vt.

16 ix. James Adams,
born December 25, 1806, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont;
died March 16, 1877.
He married Mary L. Simpson.

17 x. Mercy Adams,
born March 11, 1809, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
died:
She married Lucius Carpenter.

18 xi. Charles Adams,
born February 01, 1812, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
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Generation No. 4

11. Hallett4 Adams (Martin3, James Martin2, Adams1) was
born March 03, 1791 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and
died December 28, 1878, in Troy, Orleans County, Vermont.
He married Ruth Robinson.
She was born October 04, 1798 in Vermont, and
died August 20, 1885 in Troy, Orleans County, Vermont.
buried in: North Troy Cemetery, North Troy, Vermont
lot 155
Hallett Adams and Ruth Robinson
Hallett died: Dec 28, 1878
82 years 10 months

More about Hallett:
[source 1]
(III) Hallett, son of Martin Adams, was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, about
1785-90.
He removed with his parents to Newport, where he followed farming all his
active life.
He cleared a farm there and built a grist mill.
He married Ruth Robinson or Robertson.
Children:
Mary, married Caleb Hurlburt;
Lucy, married Adua Fuller;
Curtis;
Abigail;
Roderick;
Calista, married (first) Willard Palmer, (second) (???) Mathews;
Martin, was in the campaign with McClellan up the peninsula, then in the
retreat, after which he went into the hospital at Alexandria and died there;
Alvin Warner, mentioned below; two children died in infancy.

[Source 2]
"The first clearing where Newport Center is now was made by Hallett and Abial
A. ADAMS and Daniel and Samuel MEACHMAN in about 1825.
They constructed a dam and put up a sawmill, the first brought to town,
though it had previously been used on a small stream near the (earlier)
KENDALL place.
(Tells of house catching fire and burning now; everyone was okay.)

[Source 2]
"On September 15, 1831, Newport voted to raise seventy-five dollars and spend
sixty-five dollars toward laying out the Burlington Road with the remainder
to be spent in building a bridge 'across the [Clyde] branch by Adams' mill'.

They voted that Hallett ADAMS be a committee to superintend building the
bridge."

Notes for Ruth Robinson:
lot 155 North Troy Cemetery, North Troy, Vermont
Hallett Adams and Ruth Robinson
Ruth
died: August 20, 1885
86 years 11 months and 16 days

Children of Hallett Adams and Ruth Robinson are:
19 i. Curtis P.5 Adams,
born 1820 in Vermont;
died February 20, 1884, in Troy, Orleans County, Vermont.

He married (1) Frances;
born 1824 in Canada East;
died Bet. 1851 - 1868 in Troy, Orleans County, Vermont.

He married (2) Clarisa "Clarice" A. (Whitton) Lewis,
on November 05, 1868, in Troy, Orleans County, Vermont;
She was born May 1822 in Vermont;
Her first husband was Eezekiel Lewis. One child to note was:
M. Molinda Lewis, born in 1847, in Vermont.
Clarisa "Clarice" died November 05, 1897, in Troy, Orleans County, Vermont.

Yes, there is more :- )

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