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Joseph Adams III (1689 - 1783)

Rev. Joseph Adams III
Born in Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 13 Oct 1720 in Portsmouth, New Hampshiremap
Husband of — married 3 Jan 1760 in Greenland, New Hampshiremap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 94 in Newington, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United Statesmap
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Joseph Adams, son of Joseph Adams and Hannah his wife, was born 4 Jan 1688/9 in Braintree, Massachusetts.[1]

Rev. Joseph graduated at Harvard College in 1710. He was ordained and settled at Newington, New Hampshire on November 16, 1715, and remained as pastor for 66 years; was very influential and widely known. He was called by the Hon. Jeremy Belknap, "his old friend the bishop of Newington". He died in his 95th year.

Married first Elizabeth Janvein Adams (1687 - 1757) and second Elizabeth Pickering Brackett Adams (1700 - 1762)

Graduated Harvard University, settled as minister at Newington, NH 1714 Reverend Joseph Adams was uncle to John Adams, 2nd President of the US.

The first pastor of Newington Town Church, 1715-1783; the son of Joseph and Hannah (Bass) Adams. [2][3]

Detailed biography and listing of marriages he performed. [4]

NOTE: Buried in tomb beneath the Newington New Hampshire Church.

Descendants and Towns-people erected a memorial in memory of the Rev. Joseph Adams first pastor of the Newington town Church 1715-1783


  1. Braintree (Mass.), and Samuel Austin Bates. Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640-1793. Randolph, Mass.: D.H. Huxford, printer, 1886. p. 665
  2. A Gen. His. of Henry Adams of Braintree, MA"
  3. Find a Grave:
  4. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 Volume 022 (January 1868) by subscription
  • Rev Joseph Adams by George C. Groce, New-York Historical Society's dictionary of artists in America, 1564-1860.
  • The Earliest Diary of John Adams: June 1753 - April 1754, September 1758 - January 1759, Harvard University Press, Nov 30, 1981
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.
  • Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000

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Adams-3425 and Adams-43 appear to represent the same person because: same parents, similar dates. Dates are estimates, no primary sources shown to support either set of dates, should not stop the merge
posted by Robin Lee
Adams-34637 and Adams-43 appear to represent the same person because: same parents, need sources for birth and death, should not preclude merge
posted by Robin Lee
Do you have any ideas around the dates associated with this family? Can you add some estimates?