Charles Adams

Male2 January 1715–30 September 1762

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Adams was born on 2 January 1715, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Thomas Adams, was 28 and his mother, Abigail Davenport, was 22. He married Judith Hyde on 14 September 1743, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 30 September 1762, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Connecticut, United States.

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Charles Adams
1715–1762
Judith Hyde
1725–1813
Marriage: 14 September 1743
Mary Adams
1747–1830
Chloe Adams
1747–1826
Davenport Adams
1751–1833
Mary Adams
1753–
Abigail Adams
1755–
Elizabeth Adams
1757–1840

Sources (8)

  • Charles Adams, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Charles Adams in entry for Judah Hide, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Charles Adams - birth:

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  • Marriage
    14 September 1743Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    Name Meaning

    English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.

    History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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