Abigail Baxter Adams was born 28 March 1634 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts to Gregory Baxter (1606-1659) and Margaret Paddy (1609-1661) and died 27 August 1692 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes.



Joseph's gravestone inscription at Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, reads: To the memory of Joseph Adams, senior who died December 6, 1694, aged, 68 And to his wife whose first name was Baxter who died Aug. 27, 1692, aged 58 This tomb Erected by a great grandson in 1817. (bio by: Bev)

John Adams (1735-1826), the second president of the United States of America, erected a monument to his memory in the old church yard at Quincy with the following inscription: "In memory of Henry Adams who took his flight from the Dragon persecution in Devonshire, England and alighted with eight sons, near Mount Wollaston. One of the sons returned to England, and after taking time to explore the country, four removed to Medfield and the neighboring towns; two to Chelmsford. One only, Joseph, who lies here at his left hand, remained here, who was an original proprietor in the township of Briantree, incorporated in 1639. This stone and several others have been placed in this yard, by a great-great grandson, from a veneration of the Piety, humility, simplicity, prudence, patience, temperance, frugality, industry and perseverance, of his Ancestors, in hopes of Recommending an imitation of their virtures to their posterity. ... Erected December, 1823."

Marriage & Family

On 26 November 1650 at Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Joseph married Abigail Baxter, daughter of Gregory Baxter and Margaret Paddy.

All children born at Braintree, Norfolk, MA

  1. Hannah Adams (1652-1726)
  2. Joseph Adams (1654-1726) - m. Hannah Bass - Grandparents to Pres John Adams
  3. John Adams (1656-1656) -
  4. Abigail Adams (1659-1696)
  5. Mary Adams (1664-1774) -
  6. Samuel Adams (1665-1714) -
  7. Jonathan Adams (1671-)
  8. Mehitable Adams (1673-1713)
  9. Peter Adams (1670-1747) -


Offspring of Joseph Adams (1626-1694) and Abigail Baxter Adams
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hannah Adams (1652-1726)
Jane Adams (1653-1723) 1653 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 1723 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Joseph Plumley (1653-1740)
Joseph Adams (1654-1726) 24 December 1654 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States 12 February 1736 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States Hannah Bass (1667-1705)
John Adams (1656-1656)
Abigail Adams (1658-1696) 27 February 1658 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 26 October 1696 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts John Bass (1658-1724)
Mary Adams (1667-1706) 16 February 1667 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 9 March 1706 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Samuel Bass (1660-1751)
John Adams (1661-1702) 20 December 1661 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 2 November 1702 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Hannah Webb (1665-1694)
Samuel Adams (1665-1714)
Jonathan Adams (1671-)
Mehitable Adams (1673-1713)
Peter Adams (1670-1747)


Offspring of Gregory Baxter (1606-1659) and Margaret Paddy (1609-1661)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Bethia Baxter (1632-)
Abigail Baxter (1634-1692) 28 March 1634 Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 27 August 1692 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Joseph Adams (1626-1694)
John Baxter (1639-1719)


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