Joseph Adams, son of Joseph Adams and Hannah his wife, was born 4 Jan 1688/9 in Braintree, Massachusetts.
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. 
Detailed biography and listing of marriages he performed. 
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
↑ Braintree (Mass.), and Samuel Austin Bates. Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640-1793. Randolph, Mass.: D.H. Huxford, printer, 1886. p. 665
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