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Descendants of Robert Adams: Generation 7

March 29, 2010

Colonel Joseph Henry21 Adams (John20, JOHN19, ISRAEL18, 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 21 March 1790 in North Andover, Essex, MA, and died 01 July 1861 in Boston, MA. He married Sarah Brown White 12 November 1816 in Haverhill, Essex, MA, daughter of Samuel White and Lydia Ayer. She was born 29 September 1793 in Haverhill, Essex, MA and died 26 April 1859 in Boston, MA.

Notes for Colonel Joseph Henry Adams:
MILITARY: Settled in Boston where he became Lt. Col. Of the Independent Corps of Cadets

OCCUPATION: President of the Ocean Insurance Co. In 1842 was elected President of the North East Mutual Marine Insurance Co., a post he until his death. The Insurance Companies of America, dated 1856, lists the N.E. Mutual Marine Insurance Co. Among listed persons are: Joseph H. Adams, President; Joseph H. Adams, director; John Adams, clerk.

Information gathered from the following sources:

  • The Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, MA by Andrew N. Adams
  • Vital Records of Andover, MA to 1850
  • Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts by William R. Cutter, 1908
  • Lewis Historical Publishing Co.
  • Personal Papers of Henry Shaw Adams (1961)

Joseph Henry Adams owned a house in North Andover. It was the original home of his grandfather, John Adams. Joseph Henry used it as a summer home and the house is listed on the tax records in his name in 1854 and 1857. In 1872 in is listed under J. Adams and in 1885 under O. Adams. He also owned and lived in a house in Boston on Beacon Hill, No. 22 Beacon Street.

BIRTH-DEATH: From letter giving family cemetery records of Ridgewood Cemetery Association, in possession of Gareldine A. Adams, Albuquerque, NM.

Notes for Sarah Brown White:
MARRIAGE: The reception after her marriage to Joseph Henry Adams was held at the home of her Great Aunt, Mrs. Mary White Duncan at “the Buttonwoods”. “Buttonwoods” is now the home of the Haverhill Historical Society.

Children of Joseph Henry Adams and Sarah Brown White are:

i. Joseph Henry Adams, Jr., b. 02 January 1818, Boston, Suffolk, MA; d. 17 November 1886, Boston, Suffolk, MA; m. Adelia De Leon, 29 February 1852

Notes for Joseph Henry Adams, Jr.:
He graduated from Harvard[1] in 1837 and was a Civil Engineer. He surveyed the Eastern Railroad from Boston to Portland. Later, he became Examiner in Chief of Interference in the Patent Office in Washington, DC.[2]

The Joseph Henry Adams house in North Andover was owned in 1857 by Joseph Henry Adams, in 1872 by John Adams, in 1885 by O. Adams. This was the ancestral farm originally owned by Major John Adams.

BIRTH-DEATH: Obituary, Haverhill Daily Bulletin dated 19 November 1886

ii. Caroline Matilda Adams, b. 04 April 1819, Boston, MA; d. 26 February 1893; m. Charles Royal Bond, 25 April 1843.

Notes for Charles Royal Bond:
Born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia in 1839 and died suddenly at his summer home in Brookline, MA, 20 October 1899. Daughter, Elizabeth, married A. Forbes Freeman of Boston

iii. Sarah Frances Adams, b. 18 September 1820, Boston, Essex, MA; d. 22 November 1887, North Andover, MA; m. Dr. William Johnson Dale, 26 April 1846 (probably Boston, MA), b. 01 September 1815; d. 07 October 1908.

Notes for Dr. William Johnson Dale:
A book on Haverhill, in the Haverhill Library R974141 N86.17 by Michael L. Johnson, 1984. Historical Sketches of Andover, MA (Comprising the Towns of Andover and North Andover) by Sarah Loring Bailey, Pub Boston, 1880 by Houghton Mifflin & Company.

iv. Edward Franklin Adams, b. 25 September 1822, Andover, Essex, MA; d. 04 February 1891, Haverhill, Essex, MA; m. Matilda Ward Merrill.

Notes for Edward Franklin Adams[3]:
He was an insurance agent in Haverhill, MA. He is also the Uncle that J. Fred Adams worked for a time. He died suddenly of apoplexy in Haverhill. A handwritten note from Gregory Laing, librarian of the Haverhill Public Library lists his occupation and place of residency as follows:

1859 Broker, boards with Mrs. Duncan on Water Street
1860 Broker, Boston, boards with Mrs. Duncan on Water Street
1865 Broker, house Summer St. & Corner Bartlett Ave (Old Bartlett House)
1872 60 Merrimack Street
1874 Insurance Agent; 60 Merrimack Street; House – 129 Main Street
1876 Insurance Agent; 69 Merrimack Street; Boards, 13 Cedar Street
1878 Insurance Agent; 69 Merrimack Street; Boards, 13 Cedar Street
1880 Insurance Agent; 69 Merrimack Street; Boards, 13 Cedar Street (J. Russ House)
1883 Insurance Agent; 59 Merrimack Street; Boards, 17 Cedar Street
1885 Insurance Agent; 59 Merrimack Street; Boards, 17 Cedar Street
1883 Insurance; 63 Merrimack Street; Boards, 17 Cedar Street
1889 Insurance; Daggett Bldgs, 91 Merrimack St.

It is interesting to note that Edward Franklin Adams is not buried with the Adams family in North Andover. He is buried with his mother’s people, the White families of Haverhill in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill, MA.

v. John22 Adams, b. 05 September 1825, Boston, Suffolk, MA; d. 11 September 1869, Boston, Suffolk, MA
vi. Frederick Sheridan Adams, b. 21 February 1828, Boston, Suffolk, MA; d. 15 November 1847, Boston, Suffolk, MA

Notes for Frederick Sheridan Adams:
BIRTH-DEATH: see letter from Ridgeway Cemetery Association in possession of Gareldine A. Adams. She visited the site on 13 May 1994.

vii. Julia Maria Adams, b. 07 June 1833, Boston, Suffolk, MA; d. 08 April 1888, Haverhill, Essex, MA; m. James Edmond Gale, 23 April 1868; b. 19 October 1831; d. 20 August 1888, Haverhill, Essex, MA.

Notes for Julia Maria Adams[4]:
Married, 23 September 1868, James E. Gale of Haverhill, MA. There was no issue from this marriage.

Hannah21 Adams (John20, JOHN19, ISRAEL18, 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 18 December 1791 in Andover, Essex, MA and died 28 May 1859. She married Daniel Appleton, Jr. 04 May 1813 in Andover, Essex, MA, son of Daniel Appleton. He was born 10 December 1785 in Haverhill, Essex, MA and died 27 March 1849 in New York, New York.

Notes for Hannah Adams[5]:
Married, 04 May 1813 to Daniel Appleton, Jr., Esquire, of Haverhill and Boston. He was born in Haverhill, MA 10 December 1785.

Notes for Daniel Appleton, Jr.:
He was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. After a few years of schooling, he started a general store in Haverhill. He moved to Boston in 1825 where he sold dry-goods imported from England[6] (business office at 21 Broad Street). He moved to New York where he gradually combined the importing of books with the dry-goods trade. The book department was placed in charge of William Henry Appleton, his eldest son. This was in Exchange Place.

Later, he moved to Clinton Hall, Beekman Street, and devoted himself to the importation and sales of books, abandoning his dry-goods business. He founded the famous Appleton Publishing House and published his first work in 1831. He gradually diversified. In 1841, he began offering children’s books. In 1845, he began sending books to Latin America which — despite his lack of contacts — turned out to be a good market for him due to its recent independence from Spain. His business in that region was enduring and profitable. In 1847, he started offering travel literature[7].

The firm he established in New York City became known as D. Appleton & Co. The publications of the house extend over the entire field of literature. Its American Cyclopaedia was for 50 years the largest and most widely circulated work of its kind ever produced in the United States. His company was continued by his descendants.

He retired in 1848 and died in New York City 27 May 1849.

Children of Hannah Adams and Daniel Appleton, Jr. are:

i. William Henry22 Appleton, b. 27 January 1814; d. 19 October 1899, Riverdale, NY
ii. Maria Louisa Appleton, b. 1815; d. ?
iii. John Adams Appleton, b. 1817; d. 1881
iv. Charles Horatio Appleton, b. 1819; d. 1820
v. George Swett Appleton, b. 11 August 1821, Andover, Massachusetts; d. 07 July 1878, Riverdale, NY
vi. Daniel Sidney Appleton, b. 09 April 1824, Boston, Massachusetts; d. 12 November 1890, New York City, NY
vii. Samuel Frances Appleton, b. 26 April 1826, Boston, Massachusetts; d. 25 October 1883 New York City, NY
viii. Sarah Emeline Appleton, b. 1829; d. ?

Mary Holt21 Adams (John20, JOHN19, ISRAEL18, 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 04 November 1793 in North Andover, Essex, MA. She married Nathaniel Lord Jr. 14 August 1838.

Child of Mary Adams and Nathaniel Lord is:

i. None22 Lord

Charlotte21 Adams (John20, JOHN19, ISRAEL18, 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 29 May 1796 in North Andover, Essex, MA and died 27 July 1871 in North Andover, Essex, MA. She married Lt. Isaac Osgood 14 July 1821 [JAM1] in Andover, Essex, MA; son of Isaac Osgood, Esq. and Rebecca Taylor Pickman. He was born 23 May 1799 in Salem, Essex, MA and died 02 September 1834 in North Andover, Essex, MA.

Notes for Lt. Isaac Osgood[8]:
Of Andover, master mariner. Commanded the ship Henry Tuke in the India trade, and died on the passage from Java to Boston, 2 Sept 1834. His gravestone is located in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover, MA. A picture of his gravestone is in possession of Gareldine A. Adams; taken 13 May 1994.

Children of Charlotte Adams and Isaac Osgood are:

i. Rebecca Pickman22 Osgood, b. 08 Feb 1823, N. Andover, Essex, MA; d. 02 Oct 1863, N. Andover, Essex, MA
ii. Isaac Faulkner Osgood, b. 12 Aug 1824, N. Andover, Essex, MA; d. 1893, N. Andover, Essex, MA

Notes for Isaac Faulkner Osgood:
BIRTH-DEATH: See picture in possession of Gareldine A. Adams, taken 13 May 1994.

iii. John A. Osgood, b. 27 Aug 1826
iv. Francis G. Osgood, b. 28 Dec 1829; d. 01 Aug 1859
v. Charlotte E. Osgood, b. 20 Dec 1831

 


[1] A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, MA p. 301

[2] Vital Records of Newbury, MA to 1850

[3] A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, MA p. 301

[4] A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, MA p. 301

[5] A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, MA p. 151

[6] Everett Peterson (1957). "Appleton, Daniel". Dictionary of American Biography. I, Part 1. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. pp. 326-327.

[7] Samuel Willard Crompton (1999). "Appleton, Daniel". American National Biography. 1. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 561.

[8] A Genealogy of the Descendants of John, Christopher and William Osgood. Osgood, Ira, 1799-1877. Salem, Mass., Printed at the Salem press, 1894.[Library of Congress, CS71.O82 1894 Microfilm 18683 CS]


[JAM1]Osgood Genealogy lists marriage date as 07 Aug 1821. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~raohara/SecondSite/TMG-All-p/p627.htm#i7759

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