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Thomas Adams (abt. 1641 - 1695)

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Thomas Adams
Born about in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married in New Haven, Connecticut, USAmap
Died in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jerseymap
Adams-401 created 12 Sep 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 14 Jan 2017
17:22: Carole Partridge edited the Birth Place, Death Place and Status Indicators for Thomas Adams. (Removed USA from pre-revolution place names.) [Thank Carole for this]
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"Genealogies of New Jersey Families: Families A-Z, pre-American notes on old New Netherland families." From the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey. Genealogical Publishing Com, 1996.

Thomas Adams b. about 163?. Resident of New Haven, Connecticut and Woodbridge, New Jersey; died 1695.

Married 27 Nov 1667 at New Haven. (cites Jacobus Fam of Anc. NH)

Rebecca Potter, d/o William and Frances Potter (NEHGR Vol 54 - 1900 New Haven Potters)

Thomas took the New Haven Oath of Allegiance Apr 7 1657 (cites SGD 1:16) Then settled in Woodbridge between 1668 and 1673 (cites New Jersey Archives 1:133. He purchased land on Staten Island Sound at the mouth of Cedar Cove Creek in 1679/80. (cites New Jersey Archives 21: 214, 169) He lived there and later his sons-in-law James Seatowne and Thomas Cawood lived there.

20 Nov 1689 Thomas Adams sold to James Seattoun (Sutton), both men of Woodbridge, James S having married grantor's dau Rebeccah, for 30 acres out of the farm the grantor lives on bet. Natl Fitzrandolph and Cedar Cover, near Richard "Pattershall." Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey 1664-1703

Will of Thomas Adams of Woodbridge, yeoman, "sick and weak," dated Oct 2, 1694, presented Aug 17, 1695, names children:Elizabeth and Hanna Adams, Mary Sutton and Rebecca Smith. Inventory of July 26, 1695 = £379.14.0. A large item on the Inventory was a debt. due by Thomas Cawood for property, purchased and mortgaged on May 8, 1695. (cites New Jersey Archives 21:229

Children of Thomas Adams and Rebecca Potter:

  1. Abigail, b 29 Sep 1668, New Haven, Connecticut, prob. d. y.
  2. Rebecca b. about 1670. m. (1) James Seatown by 20 Nov 1689; separated by agreement 7 Mar 1689/90; m. (2) 27 July 1693, Richard Smith (his 2nd wife also)
  3. Ruth, b. 167?; m. Thomas Cawood
  4. Mary, b. 167?; m. 1693 Thomas Sutton
  5. Joseph, b. Jan 22 1676/7; prob. d.y.
  6. Elizabeth b. 2 March 1678/9
  7. Hannah b. about 1680; m. 1702 Yelverton Crowell

Birth listings from original gedcom

Date: 1641, Place: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Date: Mar 1642, Place: Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


  • New Jersey Archives, XXI., p. 223, and Middlesex Wills
  • NEHGR Vol 54 - 1900 New Haven Potters - via
  • Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey 1664-1703 on ntsDeedsNJ%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_r_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26gsfn%3dsamuel%26gs fn_x%3d1%26gsln%3dsmith%26gsln_x%3dNP_NS%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dadh&ssrc=&bac klabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=773,1451,893,1475;892,1451,994,1475

  • New England Marriages Prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley id=mOgK8dM9qqUC&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=John+Thomas +Adams+ANd+Rebecca+Potter&source=bl&ots=ZhAragLEKj&sig=V2ykS_oEm8hYxplI3OT l0Fl5WCk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RRUBVLWQEIK8igLx0IHYDQ&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q= John%20Thomas%20Adams%20ANd%20Rebecca%20Potter&f=false

"Genealogies of New Jersey Families: Families A-Z, pre-American notes on old New Netherland families." From the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey. Genealogical Publishing Com, 1996.

This birth date is speculative, based upon his being 25 years old at his marriage.

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On 9 Sep 2015 at 06:50 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:

Adams-401 and Adams-458 appear to represent the same person because: Same name; same wife

Thomas is 15 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 15 degrees from Domingo Ghirardelli, 26 degrees from Ronel Olivier, 27 degrees from Rosa Parks and 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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