John Adams

John Adams (1658 - 1751)

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John Adams
Born in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 4 Apr 1682 (to 1694) in Medfield, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
Husband of — married about 1694 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Medway, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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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.

Medfield records says: "Susanna, second wife of John, senior, d. 28 May 1744." John inherited and settled on the homestead in Medfield, and d. there 1 March, 1751.

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


  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

  • 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


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Adams-66 and Adams-11826 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate. Same birth
posted by Jillaine Smith
Adams-26045 and Adams-66 appear to represent the same person because: Exact dates and same son
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)

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

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