Henry Adams was born 29 October 1663 in Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts to Edward Adams (1629-1716) and Lydia Penniman (1635-1676) and died 28 January 1749 Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut of unspecified causes. He married Ruth Ellis (1670-1735) 28 January 1749 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut. He married Dana Hannah (1685-1748) 28 October 1735 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Research Notes

Genealogy: Andrew N. Adams, A GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF HENRY ADAMS, OF BRAINTREE, MASS., AND HIS DESCENDANTS; ALSO JOHN ADAMS OF CAMBRIDGE, MASS., 1632-1897 (Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), p. 501.

Henry removed first to Providence, where he married his second wife and had several children born, then he removed to Canterbury, Conn. about 1706 where he d. 28 June 1748/9, age 85 years, 7 mos., 21 days/ Canterbury Record says Henry Adams, Senior died ye June 28th,AD 1749. In his will, he mentions his last wife Hannah who died 20 Mar 1748.

Henry made his will 10 Sep 1748, proved 21 Jul 1749. He bequeaths to his last wife, Hannah, for her three natural daughters, the goods she brought with her, nameshis three sons, David, Solomon, and Ebenezer, giving to David L20 and Solomon and Ebenezer L10 each. Joseph had gone to Mass. Hannah, Ruth, & Patience L400 in bills of credit. David was one of the executors. Wearing apparel to 5 sons, books to eight children.

Henry was married 3 times Patience Ellis Ruth Ellis Hannah Severance

Children with Patience Ellis David Hannah

Children with Ruth Ellis Solomon Henry Ruth Patience(twin) Ebenezer(twin) Joseph


Offspring of Henry Adams and Ruth Ellis (1670-1735)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Solomon Adams (1699-1778) 23 April 1699 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 20 November 1778 Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut Abigail Munroe (1711-1784)
Henry Adams (1700-1763)
Patience Adams (1704-1759)
Ebenezer Adams (1704-1798)
Ruth Adams (1705-1783)
Joseph Adams (1706-1769)



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