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."
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
↑ 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
Page 500; 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), 1830-1905.
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