Edward Adams was baptized 19 Apr 1629 in Kingweston, Somersetshire, England, son of Henry. 
He arrived (with his parents?) in 1638.
He married about 1652 (record not found) Lydia-- believed by some to be dau of Richard and Agnes (Bicknel) Rockwood or daughter of James and Lydia (.....) Penniman.
Ensign Edward Adams was christened on 19 April 1629 in Kingweston, Somersetshire, England. He was the son of Henry Adams and Edith Squire.2 In 1646 in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Ensign Edward Adams was mentioned in the will of Henry Adams. In March 1652 Edward, at age 22, married Lydia Rockwood, daughter of Richard Rockwood, in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Ensign Edward Adams was granted land in 1659 in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, consisting of 102 acres. On 7 October 1678 Edward, at age 49, married Abigail Craft, at age 44, daughter of Griffin Craft and Dorcas French, in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Ensign Edward Adams served in 1689 as a Representative to the Massachusetts General Court. He served again in 1692 and 1702. He served between 1689 and 1692 in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as a Representitive to the Massachusetts General Court. He served again in 1702.9 On 6 January 1709/10 Edward, at age 80, married Sarah Taylor, in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Ensign Edward Adams died on Thursday, 12 November 1716 in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 87 years, 6 months and 24 days.
Children of Ensign Edward and Lydia born in Medfield:
Lydia b. 12 July 1653
Jonathan b. 4 April 1655
John b. 18 Feb 1657
Elisabeth b. 18 Feb 1658/9
Sarah b. 29 May 1660
James b. 4 Jan 1661/2
Henry b. 29 Oct 1663
Mehitable b. 30 Mar 1665
Elisha b. 25 Aug 1666
Edward b. 28 Jun 1668
Bethia b. 12 Apr 1660; d. 1672
Bethia b 18 Aug 1672; d. young
Abigail b. 25 June 1675 d. young
Miriam b. 26 Feb 1676 d. young (1675/6?)
Note: Includes index.
Reitwiesner, William Addams. A Hitherto Unnoted Descendant of Henry Adams of Braintree The American Genealogist]] (The American Genealogist, Barrington, RI, 1977) Pages 18-20. NEHGS Member link
Probably want to update his bio with the information about his first wife Lydia: That her maiden name was Penniman (not Rockwood) appears to be from Clifford L. Stott, "The English Origins of James Penniman of Mass.," in The American Genealogist, 71 (1996): pp 12-18:
On page 16 is the last will and testament of Lidia Wight (citing Suffolk Co. Probates, old ser. 12:46 (FHL film #584,130)), "former wife of James Penniman" in which she mentions "my daughter Lydia Addams." She was Lydia Eliot before she married Penniman. (Note that one of the dupes of Edward Addams wife is named "Lydia Eliot Penniman." That's not correct. Lydia Elliot was the MOTHER of Lydia Penniman who married Edward Adams.)
↑ "English Ancestry of Henry Adams," NEHGS Register, 66 (1912):187: ... the transcripts of the registers of that paris [Kingweston] also have the baptism of Edward, son of Henry Adams, on 19 Apr. 1629... This record applies well to Edward Adams,* son of Henry of Braintree, who was married about 1652. (*)On 28 Oct. 1663, Edward Adams, aged 35, deposed in the case of Stedman vs. Adams...
↑ Benjamin Parker Richardson, Jr., "Some Adams Questions," in The American Genealogist, 53 (1977):37.
↑ Adams, Andrew N.. A genealogical history of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants: also John Adams, of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897. (Rutland, Vt.,: The Tuttle company printers, 1898). pp 500-502
The New England Historical Genealogical Society Register,
Thank you to Cindy Ramsey for creating WikiTree profile Adams-12357 through the import of Cindy Barnett family tree.ged on Jun 5, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Cindy and others.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Edward by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: