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Elizabeth Adams

Female 1681 - 1766  (85 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Elizabeth Adams was born on 21 Feb 1681 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Rev. William Adams and Alice Bradford); died on 21 Dec 1766 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    She was able to say, and proud to say, that she had "at one time sixteen sons and grandsons commissioned officers in the French War."

    Elizabeth married Rev. Samuel Whiting on 14 Sep 1696 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. Samuel (son of Rev. John Whiting and Sibyl Collins) was born on 24 Apr 1670 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 27 Sep 1725 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Ann Whiting was born on 2 Jan 1698 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut; died on 23 Sep 1778 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut; was buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham, Connecticut.
    2. Col. William Whiting was born on 22 Jan 1704; died in in Bozrah, New London, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. William Adams was born in in of Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of William Adams and Elizabeth Stacy); died on 17 Aug 1685 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 27 May 1650, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Graduated from Harvard in 1671 as a bachelor of arts. It was said "he came from thence with the esteem and respect of his teachers, and with a character for integrity, learning and piety that gave promise of future usefulness." Ordained 3 Dec 1673, becoming the second pastor at Dedham. He later received his M.A. from Harvard as well.

    William married Alice Bradford on 29 Mar 1680 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Alice (daughter of William Bradford and Alice Richards) was born about 1659 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 15 Mar 1746 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Alice Bradford was born about 1659 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of William Bradford and Alice Richards); died on 15 Mar 1746 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 1. Elizabeth Adams was born on 21 Feb 1681 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 21 Dec 1766 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.
    2. Alice Adams was born on 3 Apr 1682 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 19 Feb 1735 in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Adams was born about 1620 (son of William Adams and (Unknown wife of William Adams)); died in Jan 1659 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 18 Jan 1659, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He came to New England in 1635 on the William and Anne. In volume 1 of The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 (1999), page 13, Robert Charles Anderson notes that "Savage suggests that this passenger was son of William Adams of Ipswich, but this seems only a guess." But later, in his Great Migration Directory (2015), Anderson says that Robert Strong's 2009 article "Two Seventeenth-Century Conversion Narratives from Ipswich" "connects, corrects, and amplifies" the Great Migration sketches of the two William Adamses, and acknowledges that this William Adams was the son of William Adams of Ipswich.

    "Housed in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) are two unusual, perhaps unique, seventeenth-century religious narratives: one by William Adams, and the other by his wife, Elisabeth. As a poet, I was particularly drawn to the narratives' vivid relation of the Adamses' struggles to surmount the challenges, both spiritual and material, that they encountered in the New World, struggles so intense that at one point William fears that he might 'cut the throat of my own soul.' To date, the most thoroughgoing primary source for seventeenth-century lay religious narratives is the series of 'confessions' recorded by minister Thomas Shepard. Until now, the Adams narratives have been available only to those few scholars who possess the expertise to dissect the manuscripts' crabbed texts. So that readers with interests as diverse as religious history, social history, literary history, and poetics may explore the extraordinary and distinctive riches that lay within these early American autobiographies, I offer them to the public, with the gracious permission of the MHS, in their first printed edition." [--Robert Strong, beginning his introduction to "Two Seventeenth-Century Conversion Narratives from Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony," New England Quarterly 82:136, March 2009.]

    William married Elizabeth Stacy between 1647 and 1649 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Simon Stacy and Elizabeth Clarke) was born in 1624 in Bocking, Braintree, Essex, England; died on 2 Apr 1655 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Stacy was born in 1624 in Bocking, Braintree, Essex, England (daughter of Simon Stacy and Elizabeth Clarke); died on 2 Apr 1655 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. William Adams was born in in of Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 17 Aug 1685 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  William Bradford was born on 17 Jun 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth Colony and Alice Carpenter); died on 20 Feb 1704 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets.

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    He held the rank of major in the militia and was the commander of the military forces of Plymouth Colony during the King Philip's War. He commanded the Plymouth Regiment at the Great Swamp Fight on 19 December 1675. During the battle his eye was wounded.

    He later served as the deputy governor of Plymouth Colony under Governor Thomas Hinckley from 1682 to 1686 and from 1689 to 1692 when the colony was merged with the Massachusetts Bay Colony to form the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Bradford was suspended from office during the governorship of Sir Edmund Andros from 1686 to 1689.

    William married Alice Richards after 23 Apr 1650 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Alice (daughter of Thomas Richards and Welthian) was born on 16 Jun 1627 in Pitminster, Somerset, England; died on 12 Dec 1671 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Alice Richards was born on 16 Jun 1627 in Pitminster, Somerset, England (daughter of Thomas Richards and Welthian); died on 12 Dec 1671 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 7 Apr 1629, Pitminster, Somerset, England

    Children:
    1. 3. Alice Bradford was born about 1659 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 15 Mar 1746 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut.
    2. Samuel Bradford was born in 1668 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 11 Apr 1714 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Adams died after 1637 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1661
    • Alternate death: Bef 1662, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    First seen in Cambridge in 1635, then removed to Ipswich.

    William married (Unknown wife of William Adams). (Unknown died in 1681 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  (Unknown wife of William Adams) died in 1681 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 4. William Adams was born about 1620; died in Jan 1659 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Simon Stacy was born in in of Bocking, Braintree, Essex, England (son of Thomas Stace); died about 1644 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 18 Feb 1593, Epping, Essex, England
    • Baptised: 18 Feb 1593, Epping, Essex, England

    Notes:

    "Simon was a 'relatively wealthy' clothier who, along with his wife Elizabeth Clark (or Clerke) Stacy, was a member of the thriving East Anglian Puritan community. With the ascendancy of Archbishop William Laud, however, Puritans experienced repression. At about the same time (1629-34), a severe economic depression struck the area's cloth industry. Many Puritans, not only the poorest and most religious, were inspired to emigrate. In the Stacys' Bocking, 'the depression was making the town "very hazardous for men of better rank to live" as the poor were becoming "very unruly."' And so, in and about 1636, the Stacys moved all or part of their family to Massachusetts in a migration that would come to encompass nineteen relatives." [Robert Strong, "Two Seventeenth-Century Conversion Narratives"]

    Simon married Elizabeth Clarke on 22 Nov 1620 in North Weald Basset, Essex, England. Elizabeth (daughter of Stephen Clarke and Elizabeth) was born about 1592; died on 9 Oct 1669 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth Clarke was born about 1592 (daughter of Stephen Clarke and Elizabeth); died on 9 Oct 1669 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Thomas Stacy died on 23 Jul 1690 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.
    2. 5. Elizabeth Stacy was born in 1624 in Bocking, Braintree, Essex, England; died on 2 Apr 1655 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth Colony was born on 19 Mar 1590 in Austerfield, Yorkshire, England (son of William Bradford and Alice Hanson); died on 9 May 1657 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 19 Mar 1590, St. Helen's, Austerfield, Yorkshire, England

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    William Bradford was an English Separatist originally from the West Riding of Yorkshire. He moved to Leiden in Holland in order to escape persecution from King James I of England, and then emigrated to the Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower in 1620. He was a signatory to the Mayflower Compact and went on to serve as Governor of the Plymouth Colony intermittently for about 30 years between 1621 and 1657. His journal Of Plymouth Plantation covered the years from 1620 to 1657 in Plymouth. [...]

    William Bradford's most well-known work by far is Of Plymouth Plantation. It is a detailed history in journal form about the founding of the Plymouth Colony and the lives of the colonists from 1621 to 1646. Bradford's journal is described as a retrospective account of his recollections and observations. The first work was written in 1630; the second was never finished, but "between 1646 and 1650, he brought the account of the colony's struggles and achievements through the year 1646." As Walter P. Wenska states, "Bradford writes most of his history out of his nostalgia, long after the decline of Pilgrim fervor and commitment had become apparent. Both the early annals which express his confidence in the Pilgrim mission and the later annals, some of which reveal his dismay and disappointment, were written at about the same time." In Of Plymouth Plantation, Bradford drew deep parallels between everyday life and the events of the Bible. As Philip Gould writes, "Bradford hoped to demonstrate the workings of divine providence for the edification of future generations."

    In 1888, Charles F. Richardson referred to Bradford as a "forerunner of literature" and "a story-teller of considerable power." Moses Coit Tyler called him "the father of American history." Many American authors have cited his work in their writings; for example, Cotton Mather referred to it in Magnalia Christi Americana and Thomas Prince referred to it in A Chronological History of New-England in the Form of Annals. Even today it is considered a valuable piece of American literature, included in anthologies and studied in literature and history classes. It has been called an American classic and the pre-eminent work of art in seventeenth-century New England.

    The Of Plymouth Plantation manuscript disappeared by 1780, "presumably stolen by a British soldier during the British occupation of Boston"; it reappeared in Fulham, London, England. Philip Gould states, "In 1855, scholars intrigued by references to Bradford in two books on the history of the Episcopal Church in America (both located in England) located the manuscript in the bishop of London's library at Lambeth Palace." A long debate ensued as to the rightful home for the manuscript. Multiple attempts by United States Senator George Frisbie Hoar and others to have it returned proved futile at first. According to Francis B. Dedmond, "after a stay of well over a century at Fulham and years of effort to [e]ffect its release, the manuscript was returned to Massachusetts" on May 26, 1897.

    William married Alice Carpenter on 14 Aug 1623 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Alice (daughter of Alexander Carpenter and (Unknown wife of Alexander Carpenter)) was born about 1590; died on 26 Mar 1670 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Alice Carpenter was born about 1590 (daughter of Alexander Carpenter and (Unknown wife of Alexander Carpenter)); died on 26 Mar 1670 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 3 Aug 1590, Wrington, Somerset, England
    • Baptised: 3 Aug 1590, Wrington, Somerset, England
    • Alternate death: 26 Mar 1671, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    She was the widow of Edward Southworth, and is thus referred to in many sources as "Alice Southworth." She arrived in New England on the Anne on 14 Aug 1623.

    Children:
    1. 6. William Bradford was born on 17 Jun 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 20 Feb 1704 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets.

  7. 14.  Thomas Richards was born before 15 Apr 1596 in Pitminster, Somerset, England (son of Thomas Richards); died between 17 Dec 1650 and 18 Jan 1651 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 15 Apr 1596, Pitminster, Somerset, England
    • Baptised: 16 Apr 1596, Pitminster, Somerset, England

    Notes:

    Arrived in 1633; first at Dorchester.

    Thomas married Welthian about 1619. Welthian died between 3 Jul 1679 and 4 Nov 1679. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Welthian died between 3 Jul 1679 and 4 Nov 1679.

    Notes:

    Possibly the sister of Thomas Loring of Hull, who came to New England from Axminster in Devon.

    She came under suspicion of witchcraft in 1654, but evidently was never prosecuted.

    Children:
    1. 7. Alice Richards was born on 16 Jun 1627 in Pitminster, Somerset, England; died on 12 Dec 1671 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.