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Elihu Adams (1741 - 1775)

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Captain Elihu Adams
Born in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married 20 Sep 1765 in Randolph, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Cambridge, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 14 Mar 2019 | Created 14 Dec 2008
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Captain Elihu Adams served during the American Revolution
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Elihu Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts Bay on 29 May 1741, the son of John Adams and Susannah Boylston. [1]

He married Thankful White on 20 Sep 1765 in Randolph, Massachusetts[2]

Captain Adams lead troops against the British in Boston Harbor. He died of illness in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the siege of Boston in 1775. [3] He was buried at what is today known as the "Old Section" of Union Cemetery in Holbrook, Massachusetts (then part of Braintree).[4] [5]


  1. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line] Operations, Inc., 2011,Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook), p783.
  2. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line] Operations, Inc., 2011, Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts, p873
  5. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots; Volume: 1; Serial: 9504; Volume: 6


Thank you to Stanley Wood for creating Adams-14370 on 19 Nov 13.

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On 27 Mar 2018 at 18:06 GMT Marj Adams wrote:

Adams-34663 and Adams-37 appear to represent the same person because: intended to be same: brother of Pres Adams

Elihu is 17 degrees from Cari Starosta, 15 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.