John  Adams

John Adams (1658 - 1751)

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John Adams
Born in Medfield, Suffolk County, Mass. Bay Colonymap
Husband of — married (to ) in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married about in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Died in Medway, Suffolk County, Province of Mass. Baymap
Adams-66 created 15 Dec 2008 | Last modified | Last edit: 12 Oct 2016
12:33: Tom Jorstad added an unmerged match of Adams-26045 and Adams-66 with a comment. [Thank Tom for this]
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John Adams' birth was recorded in Medfield: "Adams, John, s. Edward and Lidiah, Feb 18 1657/8."[1]

He married, first, Deborah Partridge on 04 Apr 1682 in Medfield,[2] and by her had five sons. About 1695, he married secondly, Susanna Breck, daughter of Thomas Breck of Sherborn, Mass.,[3] and had 8 more children.

His death is recorded in Medway: "ADAMS, John, widr., Mar. 1, 1751, in 94th y."[4]


  • New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 4 William Richard Cutter

- January 1, 1914, page 1662

  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, The Sherborn Brecks Vol LVI page 549

  1. NEHGS, compiler, Vital Records of Medfield, MA, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1903), p. 11
  2. NEHGS, compiler, Vital Records of Medfield, MA, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1903), p. 112, "Adams, John, s. Edward and Debora [?] Partridg, Apr 4 1682."
  3. Clarence A. Torrey, compiler, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (CD version) (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 2001), citing Adams Gen. (1898) p. 500; Stearns Gen. 1:61; Savage 1:12; Breck Gen. (1902) p. 5; NEHGR 51:71, 56:381
  4. NEHGS, Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1905), p. 285

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On 12 Oct 2016 at 16:33 GMT Tom Jorstad wrote:

Adams-26045 and Adams-66 are not ready to be merged because: I believe these are the same person except the mother that I show for John Adams is Lydia Rockwood, not Lidia Penniman. All else is the same. I believe John Adams' mother is Lydia Rockwood as that is stated on page 7of: A genealogical history of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants; also John Adams, of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897

by Adams, Andrew N. (Andrew Napoleon)

On 12 Oct 2016 at 07:32 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Adams-26045 and Adams-66 appear to represent the same person because: Exact dates and same child

John is 12 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 23 degrees from Bob Dylan, 18 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 18 degrees from Michael Phelps and 15 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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