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Solomon Adams (1699 - 1778)

Solomon Adams
Born in Providence, Providence, Rhode Islandmap
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Husband of — married 28 Aug 1726 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticutmap
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Died at age 79 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticutmap
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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

  • "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 November 2020), Solomon Adams in entry for Abigail Adams, 1847; citing Death, Massachusetts, United States, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 007009211.

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

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

posted by [Living Martin]