Elizabeth Checkley Adams was born 15 March 1725 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts to Samuel Checkley (1695-1768) and Elizabeth Rolfe (1699-) and died 25 July 1757 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married Samuel Adams (1722-1803) 17 August 1749 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United Kingdom.

Marriage and Family

When Deacon Adams died in 1748, Samuel Adams (1722–1803) was given the responsibility of managing the family's affairs. In October 1749, he married Elizabeth Checkley (1725-1727), his pastor's daughter. Elizabeth gave birth to six children over the next seven years, but only two—Samuel (born 1751) and Hannah (born 1756)—would live to adulthood. In July 1757, Elizabeth died soon after giving birth to a stillborn son.

  1. Samuel Adams (1750-1750)
  2. Samuel Adams (1751-1788) - Lived to age 37, never married.
  3. Joseph Adams (1753-1753)
  4. Mary Adams (1754-1754)
  5. Hannah Adams (1756-1821) - md Thomas Wells, step-brother of Betsy Wells, Adams 2nd wife.
  6. Baby Adams (1757-1757) - Stillborn son / death of Elizabeth


Offspring of Samuel Adams (1722-1803) and Elizabeth Checkley Adams
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Adams (1750-1750)
Samuel Adams (1751-1788)
Joseph Adams (1753-1753)
Mary Adams (1754-1754)
Hannah Adams (1756-1821) 21 June 1756 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 28 May 1821 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States Thomas Wells (1754-1799)
Baby Adams (1757-1757)



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