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Eliashib Adams (1659 - 1698)

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Eliashib Adams
Born in Medfield, Norfolk County, Mass. Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Bristol, Bristol, Plymouth Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bristol, Bristol, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Adams-1461 created 27 Jan 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 20 Sep 2017
08:17: Al Adams deleted a message from Al Adams on the page for Eliashib Adams. [Thank Al for this]
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Categories: Charter Members of Bristol, Massachusetts, Plymouth Colony.


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[1]. Elisha died in infancy on 15 Sep 1666.[2] Eliashib who married Mehitable Cary[3][4]. 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.


  1. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, page 10. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1903.
  2. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, page 189. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1903.
  3. Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
  4. 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 [1658]"[5]

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On 28 Sep 2014 at 15:11 GMT Tom Bredehoft wrote:

Adams-11830 and Adams-4708 do not represent the same person because: One male, one female, Not a Match,

On 19 Aug 2014 at 16:24 GMT Betty (Delisle) Tierney wrote:

Adams-16887 and Adams-1461 do not represent the same person because: names are different, possible brothers.

On 12 Aug 2014 at 04:02 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

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.

On 11 Aug 2014 at 18:02 GMT Susan Martin wrote:

Adams-16887 and Adams-1461 appear to represent the same person because: I believe these profiles represent the same person although the death date needs to be reconciled.

Cheers, Susan

On 11 Aug 2014 at 17:56 GMT Susan Martin wrote:

Adams-11830 and Adams-4708 appear to represent the same person because: I believe these profiles represent the same person.

Cheers, Susan

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