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Ancestors of Dorene Kay Shimp

      1896. George Adams, born Abt. 1620 in England; died October 10, 1696 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. He married 1897. Frances Taylor Abt. 1645 in Middlesex Co., MA.

      1897. Frances Taylor, born Abt. 1626 in England; died in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. She was the daughter of 3794. Richard Taylor.

Notes for George Adams:
The principal sources of information on the ADAMS family are Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, by Dr. Henry Bond (1860), and an article in The American Genealogist, "George Adams of Watertown, MA & His Son Daniel of Simsbury, CT," by Gerald James Parsons.

George ADAMS - d. Oct. 10, 1696, Watertown, MA. Killed "by the fall of a rock," his estate was inventoried Oct. 19, 1696 at 61.13.8. George was a glover. At Watertown, MA by 1645, he was convicted of "selling two guns & strong water to the Indians" in 1653. Living at Watertown in indigence with wife and five children Jan. 1660/1, he removed about 1664 to Lancaster, and spent his last years at Cambridge Farms (now Lexington). Numerous court records exist concerning control of a two hundred acre tract at Lancaster. Soldier in King Philips War. Married 1645, Watertown, MA.
Data from following: "Charles Adams 1772-1801 of Farmington, Conn.,
His Ancestors and Descendants" by Elmo Walter Adams March 5, 1969 and
"George Adams of Watertown" (Facts, Questions Conjectures) by Henry
Adams 1974 (LDS library 921.73Ad17a)
A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Before 1692
Volume #1, Pgs 9 - 15, Adams - Adams, By James Savage

GEORGE, Watertown, by w. Frances had John, b. 6 Aug. 1645; George, 1647; Daniel; Joseph, 6 Mar. 1657; and Mary; rem. to Cambridge farms, now Lexington, and d. 10 Oct. 1696
Compendium of American Genealogy by Frederick A. Virkus 1925, renewed 1970, republished 1987
George Adams who died 10 Oct. 1696 first record of him is his marriage at Watertown, Mass., 1645. He was at Cambridge Farms (now Lexington) in 1664, was a soldier in King Philip's War. He married Frances ( ).
America's First Families Ancestor Roll Of Honor

There has been a great deal of speculation at to the origins of George ADAMS of Watertown but nothing concrete has been proven. The earliest record of George ADAMS is in 1645 when he married Frances TAYLOR the daughter of Richard and Ann TAYLOR of Cambridge, MA. Whether this is the actual year of their marriage or the date it was recorded in the records is uncertain. However, the birth of their first child John on October 16, 1645 is recorded in Watertown where George was known as a glover and a trader. That same year he received 20 acres for his home lot, known as "George Hill" supposedly named for him

In May, 1653 he was found guilty of selling firearms and "strong waters" to the Indians and was consequently "severley whipt" in Boston and discharged to the prison. In January of the following year, he was granted 4 acres in Watertown where he resided until November 1664 when he sold his house and moved back to Lancaster. The Early Town Records of Watertown show George Adams living "in need" with five children.

In 1670, George laid claim to his property in Lancaster that was forfeited due to his absence and inaction and in January of 1671 he was granted 60 acres by the General Court. During this same time, he petitioned the General Court for confirmation of his claim to 200 acres of land that he had received from the Sachem Shoniow several years earlier. It was not until May of 1675, however, that his request was granted.

During King Philip's War, 1675-76, Lancaster was ravaged by the Indians and after the second attack in February of 1676 the town was abandoned. At that time, George is shown as serving in Captain Joseph SILL's Company. He apparently did not return to Lancaster but instead settled again in Watertown. He appears on the 1684 list of property owners of Lancaster as living out of town. In 1692, he is shown living in Cambridge Farms, which is now Lexington, where he was taxed for the ministry.

On October 16, 1696, George accidentally met his death "by a fall of a rock" in Watertown and on the 28th his widow, Frances ADAMS, was appointed administratrix of his estate. According to the Probate Records, his estate was valued 60 pounds, 13s. 8d. including 260 acres of land in Lancaster valued at 50 pounds.

The 200 acre tract of land given to George by the Shoinow Sachem remained in the family until 1715. The deeds recorded at that time and subsequently later reflect a good deal of information regarding the children of George and Frances ADAMS.

On May 24, 1715, George ADAMS and Mary ADAMS, spinster, of Lexington "son and daughter of George ADAMS formerly of Lancaster glover dec.d" sold their rights to their older brother John of Colchester, CT who in turn deeded this and his share of the land to Francis FULLAM.

Eight years later on November 7, 1723, George's son Samuel of Windsor, CT and his grandson Joseph of Simsbury, the eldest surviving son of Daniel, deeded their remaining two shares to Mr. FULLAM.
Submitted by Pamela Joan Donohue of Benicia, California.

The Children of George ADAMS and Frances TAYLOR were.
1. John, b. October 16, 1696 in Watertown, MA. d. November 22, 1732 in Colchester, CT. m. December 6, 1677 in Windsor, CT to Abigail PINNEY, b. November 25, 1654 in Windsor, CT. d. December 20, 1743 in Colchester, CT.
2. George, Jr. b. 1647 In Watertown, d. February 17, 1732/33 in Lexington, MA. m. February 28, 1682/83 in Watertown to Martha FISKE, b. December 15, 1666 in Watertown, d. May 7, 1747 in Lexington, MA.
3. Benjamin, b. Abt. 1650, d. October 26, 1672 in Lancaster, MA.
4. Daniel, b. 1652 in Watertown. d. November 7, 1713 in Simsbury, CT. m. September 20, 1677 in Simsbury to Mary PHELPS, b. October 25, 1658 in Windsor, CT. d. March 1714/15 in Simsbury, Ct.
5. Joseph, b. March 6, 1656/57 in Watertown, MA.
6. Samuel, b. Abt. 1660 in Watertown. d. Aft. 1723, m. Bef. 1686 to Elizabeth HILL, b. October 8, 1666 in Windsor, CT. m. 2nd April 23, 1694 in Windsor to Deborah BARTLETT, b. April 3, 1666 in Windsor, d. September 29, 1753.
7. Mary, b. Abt. 1663 in Watertown, MA. d. February 10, 1715/16 in Lexington, MA.
Name: Adams, George
Information: _____ 1696, Watertown, Mass. In Capt. Joseph Sill's Co., King Philip's War.
Source: "General Register of the Society of Colonial Wars, 1899-1902", New York, 1902

More About George Adams:
Cause of Death: Killed by a falling Rock
Migrated: November 04, 1664, Cambridge, MA
Occupation: Glover

  Notes for Frances Taylor:
Frances TAYLOR - Daughter of Richard TAYLOR of Watertown, MA. Richard TAYLOR (d. Jul. 10, 1659) was made Freeman May 18, 1642, and wrote his will May 6, 1659, naming wife Ann and daughter Frances ADAMS.

Children of George Adams and Frances Taylor are:
  i.   John Adams, born October 16, 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA; died November 22, 1732 in Colchester, New Haven Co., CT; married Abigail Pinney December 06, 1677 in Windsor, Hartford co., CT; born November 26, 1654 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; died December 20, 1743 in Colchester, Tolland Co., CT.
  Notes for John Adams:
His birth is recorded as "16d. 8m."
Married Dec. 6, 1677 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Abigail PINNEY (b. Nov. 26, 1654, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; d. 1743), daughter of Humphrey PINNEY and Mary HULL.
The family moved to Simsbury, CT by Aug. 1688.
Children: Mary married Andrew CARRIER; John married married Ruth LOOMIS; Abigail; Sarah; and Benjamin.
Massachusetts (MA) Selected Birth Records, before 1650

16 008 1645 John Adams, s/o George & Frances; Watertown
Extracts from the Records of Colchester, With Some Transcripts From the Recording of Machaell Taintor, of "Brainford," Conn.; Transcribed by Charles M. Taintor; Hartford, 1864

ADAMS: John Adams the first dyed in Colchester Nov 22: 1732--

  Marriage Notes for John Adams and Abigail Pinney:
Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Vital Records

Windsor Marriages - 1640s to early 1700s
First Book Windsor
Births Marriages and Deaths
G. R. Maude, Town Clerk
Feb 1906

John Addams and Abigail Piney were married December 6th 1677

  ii.   George Adams, born February 02, 1646/47 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA; died February 17, 1730/31 in Lexington, MA; married Martha Fiske February 28, 1682/83 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA; born December 15, 1666 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA; died May 07, 1747.
  Notes for George Adams:
Baptized by Mr. Angier and owned the covenant Jun. 19, 1698 at Watertown, MA. Assessor in 1702, and constable in 1715. Married Feb. 28, 1683, Watertown, MA.

  iii.   Daniel Adams, born Abt. 1652 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA; died November 07, 1713 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT; married Mary Phelps September 20, 1677 in Windsor, Hartford co., CT; born October 1658 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; died March 1713/14 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.
  Notes for Daniel Adams:
Will dated Jul. 29, 1713 and proved Dec. 7, 1713. Served in King Philip's War under Maj. Simon WILLARD in 1675. Moved to Windsor, CT by 1677, and then to Simsbury, CT. Baptised at Simsbury Jan. 16, 1697/8. Freeman 1686, deputy 1699, Sgt. under Capt. John HIGLEY 1698. Executor of father's will. Married Sep. or Dec. 20, 1677 at Windsor, CT Mary PHELPS (b. Oct. 26, 1658, Windsor, CT; d. Mar. 1715, Simsbury, CT), daughter of Samuel PHELPS and Sarah GRISWOLD. Children: Daniel married Thanks SHEPARD; Sarah married Thomas STEVENS; Samuel married Elizabeth READE; Benjamin married first Rachel CASE, and second Lois GRISWOLD; Joseph married Mary CASE; Thomas married Martha BUTTOLPH; Mary married Daniel PORTER; Thankful died as an infant; Ephraim married Ruth BEAMAN; and Thankful married Robert WESTLAND.
Name: Adams, Daniel
Information: 1652-1713, Under Major Willard, King Philip's War.
Source: "General Register of the Society of Colonial Wars, 1899-1902", New York, 1902

  More About Daniel Adams:
Military: 1675, King Philip's War
Probate: December 07, 1713, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT
Will: July 29, 1713, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT

  Marriage Notes for Daniel Adams and Mary Phelps:
Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Vital Records

Windsor Marriages - 1640s to early 1700s
First Book Windsor
Births Marriages and Deaths
G. R. Maude, Town Clerk
Feb 1906

Daniel Addams and Mary Piney were married Sept 20th 1677 daughter of Samuel Pinney

  iv.   Joseph Adams, born March 06, 1656/57 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA.
  Notes for Joseph Adams:
Joseph - b. Mar. 6, 1657, Watertown, MA. Probably died young.
Massachusetts (MA) Selected Birth Records, 1650 - 1699
06 Mar 1657 Joseph Adams, s/o George & Frances; Watertown

  More About Joseph Adams:
Migrated: August 1688, Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT

  948 v.   Samuel Adams, born Abt. 1660 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA; died March 26, 1737 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; married (1) Elizabeth Hill Abt. 1685 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT; married (2) Deborah Bartlett April 23, 1694 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.
  vi.   Mary Adams, born November 21, 1664 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA; died February 10, 1715/16 in Lexington, MA.
  Notes for Mary Adams:
Mary - b. about 1663, Watertown, MA. d. Feb. 10, 1715/6, Lexington, MA. Baptized and owned covenant at Watertown Nov. 21, 1686.

  More About Mary Adams:
Baptism: November 26, 1686, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA

  vii.   Benjamin Adams, died October 26, 1672 in Lancaster, MA.
  Notes for Benjamin Adams:
Benjamin - d. Oct. 26, 1672, Lancaster, MA.

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