The births of the children of Edward and Lydia were recorded in Medfield, however I can find no record for the birth of a daughter Elisabeth. The person with the birth date given was a son, Eliashib. New-England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Boston, Mass Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850.
Adams also shows this child as "Eliashib" and does not show an "Elizabeth. For this reason, the name of "Elizabeth" was changed to "Eliashib."
Edward and Lydia (Penniman) Adams had two sons with similar names, Eliashib born 18 Feb 1658/59 and Elisha born 25 Aug 1666. Elisha died in infancy on 15 Sep 1666.Eliashib who married Mehitable Cary. Eliashib died at Bristol, Rhode Island, the will of Eliashib Adams of Bristol, 12 May 1698, proved 2 Aug 1698, inv 27 Jul 1698, Bristol Co., Mass. Probate,
Bristol was in Massachusetts until ceded to Rhode Island in 1747.
Pre-merged profile also gives death as May 1698 in Bristol, Rhode Island.
↑ Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, page 10. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1903.
↑ Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, page 189. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1903.
↑ Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
↑ Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.
[At Meadfield] Eliashib sonne of Edward Adams & of Lydia his wife borne 18:12:58 "
"Adams, Eliashib, s. Edward and Lidiah, Feb 18 1658-9."
A genealogical history of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendantsPage 500
American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library. Vol 1. pg 367-368.
listed in Feb 1689 Census of Bristol - Saunders, p.51
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Eliashib by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Barbara, I am going to approve the merge of Eliashib and Elizabeth Adams. The name of the child b. in Medfield, as recorded in the Medfield VR's, Eliashib, and was a male. I can find no evidence that Edward and Lydia had a child Elizabeth. If you have such evidence, please let me know. Otherwise, please approve the merge with Eliashib, male, surviving. Thanks.