John Adams' birth was recorded in Medfield: "Adams, John, s. Edward and Lidiah, Feb 18 1657/8."
He married, first, Deborah Partridge on 04 Apr 1682 in Medfield, and by her had five sons. About 1695, he married secondly, Susanna Breck, daughter of Thomas Breck of Sherborn, Mass., and had 8 more children.
His death is recorded in Medway: "ADAMS, John, widr., Mar. 1, 1751, in 94th y."
↑ NEHGS, compiler, Vital Records of Medfield, MA, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1903), p. 11
↑ 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."
↑ 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
↑ NEHGS, Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1905), p. 285
Tilden, William Smith, History of the town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886 : with genealogies of the families that held real estate or made any considerable stay in the town during the first two centuries, published 1887. Page 280 details this family.
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
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John 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:
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