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Joseph Harrod Adams (1817 - 1853)

Lieut. Joseph Harrod Adams
Born in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Died at age 35 in Macao, Chinamap
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Joseph Harrod Adams (1817-1853) was born on 16 December 1817 in Quincy, Massachusetts.[1] He is the son of Thomas Boylston- Adams and Ann Herrod[1] and the grandson of John Adams, second U.S. President.

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.

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A listing at the Pedigree Research File on Familysearch[2] 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. 1.0 1.1 [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.
  2. "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 April 2018), entry for Joseph Harrod /Adams/, cites sources; "Taylor 2014-03-05" file (2:2:2:MMD8-XXS), submitted 5 March 2014.
  • 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 ( : 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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This grandson of John Adams appears to have an interesting story that could be developed on his profile.

posted by Robin Lee

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