Hardin Clay Roots #1

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Everyone in this tree is related "someway" to me. My Y-DNA (Father's line) is of the Haplogroup "G2A3B" ( I have an DNA match with another descendant of Jan Auckesze Van Nuys Born abt 1650 and Barbara Provoost ) - My X-DNA (Mother's Line) is of the haplogroup V

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  • ID: I125272
  • Name: William Adams
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: Adams
  • Prefix: Sr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 Feb 1593 in Wembley, Shropshire, England 7
  • Christening: 10 Feb 1594 WEM, Shropshire, England 7
  • Death: 18 Jan 1658 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts 7
  • _TAG:
  • _PPEXCLUDE: 7 10 11 12
  • Occupation: Miller
  • Occupation: Selectman
  • Event: Alt. Birth Alt. Birth 3 Feb 1594 WEM, Shropsh ENG Eng 9
  • Immigration: May 1635 From England On The "Elizabeth And Ann
  • Event: Alt. Death Alt. Death 18 Jan 1658 Ipswich MAssex, Ma 9
  • _UID: 545891478BE9459FB68779A923E2251075D1
  • Note:
    Seversmith says of William: "It is alleged that he was bor n at Wem , Shropshire, 3 February, 1593/4, and baptised i n the parish church at th at place, 10 February 1593/4. Th e proof of the identify is not found. H e was undoubtedl y the William Adams of Cambridge in the Massachusetts B a y Colony who was made freeman, 22 May 1639. He was a com moner of Ipswich , 31 January, 1642, which shows that he ha d removed to that town sometime before. Adams is most frequ ently or record as a juryman, and he served continuously i n that capacity with little interruption until 1659. On th e 28th day of 10th month, 1647 he was discharged from the c ompulsory military service of the Colony because of his age ; this maturity, howev er, was useful in rendering wise dec isions on the grand jury. William Ad ams was granted twelv e acres of land 27 February, 1644, 'beyond Mr. Apple tons h is farme near to the Land of the Widdow Stacye as may be co nvenien t to be laide out by Mr. Appleton, John Whipple, an d the lott layers.' O n 19 July, 1654 William Payne of Ips wich, merchant, sold to William Adam s of the same place, m iller, six and three quarter acres of marsh for nin e pound s. The deed was witnessed by William Goodhue and recorde d in 1701 . William Adams senior died shortly before 26 Ma rch, 1662, on which dat e his will was proved; an agreemen t was signed between the sons Nathanie l and Samuel, 24 Apr il, 1668, dividing the property. He probably died a t Ipsw ich, and probably was buried there. There is some reason t o believ e that he married more than once, but the identif y of the wife or wives is not found. A wife survived him ; the widow was living in 1668."
    The Essex Antiquarian gives an alternate ancestry, say ing that William Adams of Cambridge is supposed to have bee n son of Henry Adams of that place. It places William at C ambridge in 1635, residing in the part of the town which wa s in 1898 Hamilton, on the Ipswich River, the farm being th at of the late Silsbee Adams. The Browne/Foster genealog y says that farm remained in the family for 250 years. Th e frontispiece shows the old homestead as it then appeared . The date of its construction was unknown.
    William Adams was one of the selectmen of Ipswich in 1 646, and in 16 47 was discharged from training on account o f his age. He was called a m iller in 1654.
    The Old Burying Ground was established in Ipswich in 1 634 and probab ly William was buried here, but the early gr ave markers were of wood an d did not survive. There are n o Adams family markers from this era remai ning.
    NOTE: The Browne/Foster genealogy incorrectly assign s Mary, Hannah , Samuel and Elizabeth, plus another Nathani el, as children of William Adams jr.

    IMM: Came to Cambridge, MA in the spring of 1628, moved t o what is now Hamilton, MA in 1642I MM:

    William Adams, Sr. was one of the first settlers of the Mas sachusetts Bay Colony, he came to America in the spring o f 1628. He was of Cambridge in the Massachusetts Bay Colon y on 22 May 1639, when he was made a freeman. He was a comm oner of Ipswich, Massachusetts on 31 Jan. 1642. He frequent ly served as a juryman,almost on a continual basis until 16 59. William Adams received a grant of twelve acres on 27 Fe b 1644. He later purchased an additional nine acres from Wi lliam Payne on 19 Jul 1654. He was discharged from compulso ry military service of the Colony on 28 Oct 1647, due to hi s age.

    William Adams came to Cambridge, MA, USA in the spring of 1 628,
    moved to what is now Hamilton, MA in 1642.

    Genealogy Dictionary by Savage says: "William, Cambridge 16 35,
    or earlier, freeman 22 May 1639, removed probably by 1642 to
    Ipswich, but at Cambridge had William, Nathaniel and Samuel,
    probably born in Eng. and he died 1661

    William came to New England in May 1635 aboard the Elizabet h and Ann, he was 15 years old at the time. Settled at Camb ridge, MA, removed to Ipswich, MA before 1641. Was a select man of Ipswich in 1646. In 1654 he was called a miller

    Born in Shropshire, England, and came to New England in th e Spring of 1628, and settled in Newtown, which later becam e Cambridge.

    He left at least one son, William, in England, who followe d in 1635, a lad of 15 who came sailed on board the Elizabe th and Ann.

    He removed to Ipswich which later became Hamilton, where h e is found as a commoner on 31 January 1642. He was one o f the first settlers there, as can be seen in land grant re cords.

    He was probably one of the first 100 or so persons to firs t settle in New England.

    He was a selectman of Ipswich in 1646.

    "The will of William Addams proved Mar. 25, 1662, and inven tory received."

    "An agreement made Apr. 24, 1668, between Nathaniell Addams " of Ipswich and Samuell Addams his brother; that all the l ands and" goods which William Addams their father had beque athed should be equally divided between them according to t he true, meaning of the will, allowing convenient maintenan ce unto his wife,, during her life, and paying such portion s as their father had bequeathed unto his daughters.

    The house and barn and the land about the house wherein th e said Nathaniell now dwelleth containing about 16 acres, a lso another division of land lying between the land of Samu ell Addams, brother to Nathaniell and the land of Thomas St ace, bounded by a long hill running down from the thick woo ds to a piece of meadow appertaining to John Addams, our br other, that he bought of Anthony Potter, also another peic e of meadow being upon the Black brooke, bounded northwes t by a point of upland running down to the borrk & southeas t by the land of Symon Stacy, shall belong unto Nathaniel l and his heirs forever.

    All the land that is now in the occupation Samuell Adams, b eing an entire parcell of land joining to Mr. Saltonstall' s farm shall belong to him and his heirs forever. And all t he goods and chattells that are at present in the possessio n of either of them shall so continue to them and their hei rs.

    Signed and sealed Apr. 24, 1668 by Samuell Addams. Wineess : William White, Thomas Waite.

    William Adams was a descendant of one of the old Saxon fami lies that settled in central England far back in the earl y history of that country. He was born in England Feb. 159 4 , the youngest son of Thomas and Margaret (Erpe) Adams o f Wem, Shropshire, England. He married in 1619, name unknow n , and had four sons and probably more children. He came t o America, with four sons, in the Spring of 1628 and firs t settled in Cambridge, MA where he resided until 1642, the n he took up land on the Ipswich river, in what is now Hami lton, MA He was recorded as a freeman in Cambridge in 163 9 . Reference has been found to a son John and also a son W i lliam, but no further information. In 1900 much of his lan d was still owned and occupied by Adams descendants. It wa s said this branch of the Adams family was tall and muscula r with large features, hazel eyes, and black hair


    William Adams, Sr. was one of the first settlers of the Mas sachusetts Bay Colony, he came to America in the spring o f 1628. He was of Cambridge in the Massachusetts Bay Colon y on 22 May 1639, when he was made a freeman. He was a comm oner of Ipswich, Massachusetts on 31 Jan. 1642. He frequent ly served as a juryman,almost on a continual basis until 16 59. William Adams received a grant of twelve acres on 27 Fe b 1644. He later purchased an additional nine acres from Wi lliam Payne on 19 Jul 1654. He was discharged from compulso ry military service of the Colony on 28 Oct 1647, due to hi s age.




    Father: Thomas Adams b: 24 Feb 1558 in Norwood, Wembley, Shropshire, England
    Mother: Margaret Erpe b: 1560 in Norwood, WEM, Shropshire, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Kemp b: 10 Apr 1598 in Ewe, Cornwall, England
    • Married: 7 Jul 1625 in High Wycombe, Bucks, England
    • Event: Alt. Marriage 7 Jul 1625
    • Change Date: 19 Jan 2014
    Children
    1. Has No Children John Adams b: Abt 1631 in England
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Adams b: 1643 in Ipswich MAssex, Ma
    3. Has Children William Adams b: 1620 in Cambridge, England
    4. Has No Children Patience Adams b: 1633
    5. Has No Children Samuel Adams b: 1640 in Cambridge, Middles MACounty, Ma
    6. Has No Children Sarah Adams b: 1627
    7. Has No Children Hannah Adams b: Abt 1639 in Cambridge, Middles MACounty, Ma
    8. Has Children Nathaniel Adams b: 14 Jun 1641 in Ipswich MAssex, Ma
    9. Has No Children Mary Adams b: 1643 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
    10. Has No Children Thomas Adams b: 1629

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: TITLE
      Title: TITLE
      Repository:
        Name: n/a
        Note:




        UCLA Research Library
    2. Abbrev: Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticut Being The Ancestry & Kindred of Herbert Furman Seversmith
      Title: Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticu t Being The Ancestry & Kindred of Herbert Furman Seversmith
      Author: Herbert Furman Seversmith
      Publication: Washington, D.C., 1948
      Note:
      ABBR Colonial Families
      Page: p. 95
      Quality: 3
    3. Abbrev: A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England
      Title: A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England
      Author: John Farmer
      Publication: Lancaster MA: Carter, Andrews & Co., 1829
      Note:
      ABBR Genealogical Register
      Page: p. 12
      Quality: 3
    4. Abbrev: The Essex Antiquarian
      Title: The Essex Antiquarian
      Publication: Salem, MA: 1897-1909
      Note:
      ABBR Essex Antiquarian
      Page: 2:86-88
      Quality: 3
    5. Abbrev: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
      Title: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
      Author: James Savage
      Publication: Originally published 1860-1862. Reprint published Baltimor e MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994
      Note:
      ABBR Genealogical Dictionary
      Page: 1:16-17
      Quality: 3
    6. Abbrev: Browne, Foster & Related Families
      Title: Browne, Foster & Related Families
      Author: Florence A. Browne
      Publication: West Hartford, CT: 1967
      Note:
      ABBR Browne/Foster
      Page: p. 1
      Quality: 3
    7. Abbrev: sanford-shulsen.FTW
      Title: sanford-shulsen.FTW
      Repository:
        Name: n/a
        Note:




        UCLA Research Library

      Quality: 3
      Text: Date of Import: Mar 25, 2004
    8. Abbrev: Ancestral File 4.10
      Title: Ancestral File 4.10
      Note:
      ABBR Ancestral File 4.10
    9. Abbrev: mjr6387.FTW
      Title: mjr6387.FTW
      Repository:
        Name: n/a
        Note:




        UCLA Research Library

      Quality: 3
      Text: Date of Import: Mar 26, 2004
    10. Abbrev: Debra Townsend
      Title: "A Pilgrimage Into MY Past," supplied by Towsend.
      Author: compiled by Debra Towsend [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,]
      Repository:
        Name: n/a
        Note:




        UCLA Research Library
    11. Abbrev: Flint, Peter
      Title: "Flint Family and Allied Lines," supplied by Flint, 2-10-20 10.
      Author: compiled by Peter Flint [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,]
      Repository:
        Name: n/a
        Note:




        UCLA Research Library
    12. Abbrev: Causey, Patricia
      Title: "Causey/Ragsdale Family Tree," supplied by Causey, 26-2-200 4.
      Author: compiled by Patricia Causey [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,]
      Repository:
        Name: n/a
        Note:




        UCLA Research Library

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