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Descendants of Robert Adams: Generation 4

March 2, 2010

Israel18 Adams (SARAH17, ABRAHAM16, ROBERT15, ROBERT14, RICHARD13, JOHN12, JOHN11, JOHN10, THOMAS9, ROGER8, JOHN AP7, JOHN AP6, THOMAS AP5, JOHN AP4, WILLIAM AP3, JOHN AP2, JOHN AP1) was born 24 February 1707/08 in Newbury, Essex, MA and died 16 October 1789 in Rindge, NH. He married Tabitha Farnum 20 March 1732/33 in Andover, MA, daughter of Thomas Farnum and Hannah Hutchinson. She was born abt. 1707 in Andover, Essex, MA and died 18 February 1804 in Rindge, NH.

Notes for Israel Adams:
BIRTH: He was the son of Sarah Adams and was called “Benoni” in early life. He became a cordwainer (shoemaker) in Andover, MA.

MILITARY: He was a soldier in the French and Indian War[1]. Israel Adams petitioned, 30 March 1756, showing that “he had a son who, on his return from Lake George to the Thirtieth day of March Instant, his son hath been incapacitated for any business & continued in a weak state of heath.” Etc. Israel and wife, Tabitha, removed from Andover, MA to Rindge, NH in the year 1772. He died 16 October 1789, aged 73, and his widow died 18 February 1804, aged 97. These dates are thus upon their headstones.

Children of Israel Adams and Tabitha Farnum are:

i. Israel19 Adams, Jr., b. 26 January 1733/34, Andover, Essex, MA; d. 15 May 1809, Rindge, NH.
ii. Captain/Deacon John Adams, b. 03 July 1735, Andover, Essex, MA; d. 27 June 1813, Andover, Essex, MA
iii. Elizabeth Adams, b. 24 December 1737, Andover, Essex, MA; m. Michael Carlton, 29 November 1759, Andover, Essex, MA
iv. Joshua Adams, b. 09 November 1739, Andover, Essex, MA; d. 07 December 1757, Andover, Essex, MA

Notes for Joshua Adams:
Andover Vital Records, Vol. II p. 375

v. David Adams, b. 02 May 1742, Andover, Essex, MA; d. 19 April 1815, Londonderry, NH; m. (1) Abiah Ordway, 01 May 1766; b. 07 March 1743/44; d. 29 July 1776; m. (2) Martha Marsh, abt. 1778; b. 12 January 1747/48; d. 09 April 1812.

Notes for David Adams:
He was a cordwainer (shoemaker) in Dracut and Methuen, MA. Died at the age of 73 years.

vi. Abigail Adams, b. 06 February 1742/43, Andover, Essex, MA; d. 02 September 1750, Andover, Essex, MA
vii. Sarah Adams, b. 26 July 1744, Andover, Essex, MA; d. 30 August 1746, Andover, Essex, MA
viii. No Name Adams, b. 26 July 1744, Andover, Essex, MA; d. 1744, Andover, Essex, MA

[1] A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, Massachusetts and his Descendants 1635-1900 by Andrew N. Adams, published 1900, the Tuttle Co. Printers, Rutland VT. Vital Records to 1850 of Andover, MA.

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