Lt. Joseph Harrod Adams (1817-1853) Died while in the U.S. Navy on the ship Powhattan during the Perry expedition to Japan. Wikipedia:Perry Expedition
Buried in the Protestant cemetery in Macao, China. Older brother Lt. John Quincy Adams (1815-1854) lost at sea from the U.S. frigate Albany.
A listing at the Pedigree Research File on Familysearch stated that he was married to a woman named Amanda KIDD and that they had a child named Andrew N. ADAMS (Born: 20 August 1831 in New York; Died: 1934 in Minneapolis, Anoka County, Minnesota; Married: 12 April 1851 in Brooklyn, New York to Elizabeth Jane PERRY). This information, however, has yet to be verified through research.
↑ 1.01.1Ancestry.com [database with images, available with subscription] "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620 - 1988," Joseph Harrod Adams, born 16 December 1817 in Quincy, Massachusetts; citing Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute.
Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900
Embassy to the Eastern Courts: America's Secret First Pivot Toward Asia, 1832, Andrew Jampoler Naval Institute Press, Nov 15, 2015
Diary of Charles Francis Adams: September 1829 - February 1831, Volume 3 By Marc Friedlaender
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 08 April 2018), memorial page for Lieut Joseph Harrod Adams (16 Dec 1817–4 Oct 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 139,054,986, citing Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Ed Mac (contributor 48376830).
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