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Solomon Adams (1699 - 1778)

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Solomon Adams
Born in Providence, Providence, Rhode Islandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 28 Aug 1726 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 23 Sep 2019 | Created 24 Aug 2009 | Last significant change: 23 Sep 2019
20:41: David Moore edited the Biography for Solomon Adams (1699-1778). [Thank David for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Solomon Adams (son of Henry ADAMS and Ruth Ellis) was born 23 Apr 1699 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island[1]

He died 20 Nov 1778 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut. He married Abigail Monroe on 28 Aug 1726 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, she was the daughter of David Munroe and Deborah (How) Howe.

Children of Solomon Adams and Abigail Monroe are:

  1. Abigail Adams, d. date unknown.
  2. Solomon Adams, b. 1727, Windham County, Connecticut, d. 1821, Smith County (now Macon) Tennessee.
  3. Lydia Adams, b. 1729,
  4. Deborah Adams, b. 1732,
  5. Alice Adams, b. 1737,
  6. Hannah Adams, b. 31 Aug 1742, Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, d. date unknown.
  7. Anne Adams, b. 1745
  8. Eleazar Adams, b. 1748
  9. Olive Adams, b. 1752
  10. Abigail Adams, b. 1752, d. 1752
  11. Jedidiah Adams, b. 1754, d. 1755


Four of Solomon's daughters married Downing brothers, the sons of Jonathan Downing, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth (Gates) Downing.


  1. "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Solomon Adams, 23 Apr 1699; citing Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, reference v 5 p 356; FHL microfilm 915,075.

Lexington Munroes, Richard S. Munroe, (privately published in Florence, Massachusetts (1986)), p. 11, 26

The Monroe Book, Dr. Joan S. Guilford, (Franklin, North Carolina: Genealogy Publishing Service, 1993.), p. 23

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On 18 Jan 2018 at 12:57 GMT Al Adams wrote:

I could not find evidence of another wife. Most likely a different Solomon, Sorry.

On 17 Jan 2018 at 21:39 GMT Tammy (Schnegelsiepen) Davis wrote:

I'm related to Solomon Adams who was married to Mercie Jane Washborn. What is Solomon's middle name ? I know I had a aunt Lydia. I did DNA through 23andme.

I'm Tammy Davis

On 19 Aug 2014 at 15:39 GMT Betty (Delisle) Tierney wrote:

Adams-5500 and Adams-100 are not ready to be merged because: more research is needed.

On 11 Aug 2014 at 19:22 GMT S (Martin) M wrote:

Adams-5500 and Adams-100 appear to represent the same person because: I believe these profiles represent the same person although the death year needs to be reconciled.

Cheers, Susan

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