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  1. JOHN ADAMS: Birth: 17 JAN 1792 in Connecticut. Death: 31 MAY 1860 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York

  2. Horace Adams: Birth: 25 SEP 1794 in Connecticut. Death: 25 MAR 1855 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York

  3. Mary Ann Adams: Birth: 29 SEP 1811. Death: 1 DEC 1841 in Byron, Genesee Co., New York


Sources
1. Title:   1820 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
2. Title:   1830 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
3. Title:   Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Application Files
Name:   NARA, Waltham, Massachusetts
Givenname:   NARA, Waltham, Massachusetts
RepositoryId:   R67
Repository:   R32
CallNumber:   F104 S73 T5 1875
4. Title:   White, Virgil D., Genealogical Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files, Vol. 1 A-E (Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Pub. Co., 1990-92)
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
5. Title:   Saul's Notes of Genesee Co. (New York) People (1940s, New York)
6. Title:   Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution
7. Title:   Fund, Timothy Drake, The Descendants of John Drake of Windsor, Connecticut (Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Co., 1933)
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
8. Title:   Tuttle, Wm. H., Names and Sketches of the Pioneer Settlers of Madison County, NY (Heart of the Lakes Publication: Interlaken, NY 1984)
Name:   FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah
Givenname:   FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah
RepositoryId:   R23
Repository:   R2
CallNumber:   F129 / K4 / K45 /1985
9. Title:   Adams, John Hugo Jr., Some Outline of Family Adams (1979)
Name:   Rice University, Houston, TX
Givenname:   Rice University, Houston, TX
RepositoryId:   R72
Repository:   R2
CallNumber:   F33.S79 1908
10. Title:   Death Information
11. Title:   Probate
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889

Notes
a. Note:   elated to my line: "West Bloomfield, 28th ult. John Adams Soldier Rev 89y In 1875 the deceased then 16 years entered American Army with his elder brother Jonathan in Mass. line in Co. Commanded by Capt. William Bacon of Sheffield. They were the oldest of 5 sons of Dea John Adams then of Alford, Berkshire Co Mass." White, Virgil D., Genealogical Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files, Vol. 1 A-E, (Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Pub. Co., 1990-92). Vol. 1: 12. "ADAMS, John, Hannah W23415, MA Line appl 13 Apr 1818 Genesee Cty NY aged 55, enl Lexington MA, sol d 30 Sep 1830, in 1820 wife Hannah was 50 & daughter Mary was 10, wid appl 25 Nov 1843 Genesee Cty NY aged 73, her maiden name was Hannah Smith, m 15 Aug 1790 Hartford Cty CT, wid mentions sister Eunice Wilcox aged 70 in 1843 & living Oswego Cty NY, wid d 22 Aug 1850 leaving 2 children John & Horace Adams, family records; John b Jan 1792, Horace or Horris b Sep 1794 & Mary Ann b 29 Sep 1811, there was a note on the file jacket, "see N.A. Acc. #874, #050000 - John Adams, Not Half Pay" ------ Information from actual records, viewed at NARA at Waltham, Massachusetts (Aug. 12, 2008) Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Application Files, Revolutionary War Pension Records. Series: M804 Roll: 12. File: W23415 John Adams, Wife: Hannah Service: Mass. Res. at enl. Lexington, Mass. - in 1820 aged 57 yrs. & res. Stafford, Genesee Co., NY. D. Sept. 30, 1830. See letter to Miss Loura L. Brooks (below) for compilation of information. In 1820 John Adams aged 57 yrs. & res. Stafford, Genesee Co., NY. Deposition of Hannah Adams on Nov. 25, 1843, of Stafford, aged 73. Stated her husband died September 30, 1830. Deposition of Horace Adams on Nov. 25, 1843, of Stafford, aged 49. Stated he was a son of John Adams and Hannah and that his father died Sept. 30, 1830 in Stafford. Deposition of John Adams on Oct. 23, 1843 aged 51. Stated he was born Jan. 18, 1792 and his father died Sept. 30, 1830. Parents moved from the Parish of Wintonbury, Ct when he was about 4 years old. Deposition of Nathan Smith, stated John Adams resided at Lexington for several years. Enlisted March 4, 1782 for 3 years Co. commanded by Capt. James Tisdale in the 3rd Massachusetts Regiment. He enlisted in the Continental Service on the 4th day of March A.D. 1782 in a company Commanded by Col. Mansfield. Discharged at West Point Jan. 1784 by Gen. Knox. _____________ May 4, 1932 BA-JAWF John Adams W23415 Letter to Miss Loura L. Brooks of 82 Chestnut Street, Gardner, Massachusetts. Dear Madam: Reference is made to your letter in which you request information in regard to John Adams, a soldier of the War of the Revolution, from Lexington, Massachusetts. The data contained herein were obtained from the papers on file in pension claim, W. 23415, based upon the Revolutionary War service of John Adams. While residing in Lexington, Massachusetts, he enlisted March 4, 1782 and served as a private in Captain James Tisdale's company in Colonel Greeton's Third Massachusetts regiment, he was discharged in January, 1784. He was allowed pension on his application executed April 13, 1818, at which time he was living in Genesee County, New York, and was about fifty-five years of age. In 1820 he was living in Stafford, New York, and he died, September 30, 1830 in Elba, New York. He married August 15, 1790 in the Parish of Winterbury, Wndsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, Hannah Smith, who was born in January, 1771. The widow, Hannah, was allowed pension on her aoolication [sic] application executed November 25, 1843, then a resident of Stafford, New York. She died August 22, 1850 in Stafford, New York. The following are the names of their children as found in the claim: John born January 18, 1792 Horace born September 25, 1794 Mary Ann born September 29, 1811 The following children survived their mother: John, who in 1850 was living in Stafford, New York; and Horace. Eunice Wilcox, a sister of the widow, Hannah Adams, was living in 1843 in Palermo, New York. There are no further data as to family. Very truly yours, A. D. Hiller Assistant to Administrator ____________ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygenese/phill.htm Pine Hill Cemetery, Old Elba or Old Graveyard or Pioneer Cemetery Elba, Genesee County, New York SE corner at Main and Chapel, Elba, near Methodist Church, behind fire hall. Adams (no idea who the below three people are. James, b .Vt.; d. 3- 8-1868, 71 y Amanda K., w/o James, b. Conn.; d. 6-26-1866, 59y Mary, w/o James, d. 8-4-1826, 59y John, d. 9-25-1830, 73y, Rev. War soldier Another link for Pine Hill Cemetery: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:t6DmPgOz2q8J:genesee.bettysgenealogy.org/phill.htm+census+1830+elba+genesee&cd=22&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us __________________ Wintonbury Historical Society A Short History of the town of Bloomfield, Connecticut This history is taken from the Map of Bloomfield commemorating the tercentenary of the State founded in 1635, bicentenary of the Wintonbury Parish established 1735 & the centenary of the Town of Bloomfield incorporated 1835. “History ~ Soon after the settlement of Windsor, an expedition sent to explore “the wilderness,” reported good ground “sufficient for three families.” The first Indian purchase of land in this section was in 1660. The surrounding Indians making this their hunting ground were the Massaco, Tunxis & Poquonock tribes, divisions of the powerful Algonquin tribe & were for the most part friendly. In 1661 Edward Messenger was deeded land here & built the first house. Later this section became known as “Messenger Farms”. In 1675 several families moved in and three of them built houses on “Three high hills.” By 1734 the inhabitants had so far increased in number that “winter privileges” were desirable, the six miles to attend church in Windsor being too difficult. Their petition speaks of the hardship of travel thru deep snow, unbroken forest & danger from prowling Indians. Their petition was granted. 2 yrs. later 51 persons, 31 from Windsor, 8 from Farmington & 12 from Simsbury, asked of the Legislature “parish privileges,” or the right to hire a preacher & build a meeting house. This was permitted & the Parish of Wintonbury was set off, taking its name from a portion of each of the three towns. The parish then contained 65 families & 365 persons & was in area almost exactly 4 miles square . 7/10 being taken from Windsor, 1/10 from Farmington & 2/10 from Simsbury. In 1780 the parish was enlarged by the annexation to Windsor of an additional portion adjoining the original Farmington section. In 1835 107 persons in Wintonbury Parish together with others from the Poquonock Society District of Windsor petitioned the Legislature sitting in Hartford, to be incorporated as a separate town. At the same time 35 persons signed a petition in opposition. The original petition being granted the Legislature set the date for the first town meeting to be held in the Congregational Church on the first Monday in Oct. 1835, David Grant being delegated to be the moderator. Still the town of Bloomfield was not fully grown, for in 1843 another section of Simsbury approximately 5 mi. long & 1 mile wide Known as Scotland Parish was annexed. Bloomfield’s future as a residential suburb & member of the Metropolitan Dist. of Hartford is assured.” From another article: The end result was that by having proof that George was from Windsor I now concentrated on sources available at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford and discovered that there was a small community about five miles from the center of Windsor that was known as Wintonbury Parish and they had petitioned the Congregational Church to form their own Parish as it was too difficult to attend Sabbath in the winter as was required by law." "History of Bloomfield Formally incorporated in 1835, the Town of Bloomfield has its roots in a 1640 settlement known as Messenger Farms, located at the eastern end of what is now Park Avenue. Originally part of Windsor, the settlement slowly grew to more than 900 people by 1835. The formal incorporation of Bloomfield was spurred by the founding of a new parish called Wintonbury in 1736. “Wintonbury” is a composite of the names of the three founding towns of Windsor, Farmington, and Simsbury." Wintonbury, a parish, which included a part of the towns of Windsor, Farmington and Simsbury, hence it's name Win-ton-bury, now the town of Bloomfield, Connecticut. _______________________________ Info. for The Utah Genealogical Association-- 1. White, Virgil D., Genealogical Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files, Vol. 1 A-E, (Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Pub. Co., 1990-92). Vol. 1: 12. "ADAMS, John, Hannah W23415, MA Line appl 13 Apr 1818 Genesee Cty NY aged 55, enl Lexington MA, sol d 30 Sep 1830, in 1820 wife Hannah was 50 & daughter Mary was 10, wid appl 25 Nov 1843 Genesee Cty NY aged 73, her maiden name was Hannah Smith, m 15 Aug 1790 Hartford Cty CT, wid mentions sister Eunice Wilcox aged 70 in 1843 & living Oswego Cty NY, wid d 22 Aug 1850 leaving 2 children John & Horace Adams, family records; John b Jan 1792, Horace or Horris b Sep 1794 & Mary Ann b 29 Sep 1811, there was a note on the file jacket, "see N.A. Acc. #874, #050000 - John Adams, Not Half Pay" ----------------------------------------- Information from actual records, viewed at NARA Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Application Files, Revolutionary War Pension Records. Series: M804 Roll: 12. File: W23415 John Adams, Wife: Hannah Service: Mass. Res. at enl. Lexington, Mass. - in 1820 aged 57 yrs. & res. Stafford, Genesee Co., NY. D. Sept. 30, 1830. In 1820 John Adams aged 57 yrs. & res. Stafford, Genesee Co., NY. Deposition of Hannah Adams (wife) on Nov. 25, 1843, of Stafford, aged 73. Stated her husband died September 30, 1830. Deposition of Horace Adams (son) on Nov. 25, 1843, of Stafford, aged 49. Stated he was a son of John Adams and Hannah and that his father died Sept. 30, 1830 in Stafford. Deposition of John Adams (son) on Oct. 23, 1843 aged 51. Stated he was born Jan. 18, 1792 and his father died Sept. 30, 1830. Parents moved from the Parish of Winterbury, Ct when he was about 4 years old. Deposition of Nathan Smith, stated John Adams resided at Lexington for several years. Enlisted March 4, 1782 for 3 years Co. commanded by Capt. James Tisdale in the 3rd Massachusetts Regiment. He enlisted in the Contential Service on the 4th day of March A.D. 1782 in a company Commanded by Col. Mansfield. Discharged at West Point Jan. 1784 by Gen. Knox. He was allowed pension on his application executed April 13, 1818, at which time he was living in Genesee County, New York, and was about fifty-five years of age. In 1820 he was living in Stafford, New York, and he died, September 30, 1830 in Elba, New York. He married August 15, 1790 in the Parish of Winterbury, Wndsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, Hannah Smith, who was born in January, 1771. The widow, Hannah, was allowed pension on her aoolication [sic] application executed November 25, 1843, then a resident of Stafford, New York. She died August 22, 1850 in Stafford, New York. The following are the names of their children as found in the claim: John born January 18, 1792 Horace born September 25, 1794 Mary Ann born September 29, 1811 2. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution. Volume 1: 52. "Adams, John, Lexington. Receipt for bounty paid him by Benjamin Tidd for the town of Lexington, to serve in Continental Army for the term of 3 years, dated May 21, 1782." 3. Fund, Timothy Drake, The Descendants of John Drake of Windsor, Connecticut, (Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Co., 1933). Page 58. Land Records. Windsor, Conn. Vol. 22. Frederick Wilcox and Eunice, his wife, of __, N.Y., "All of us heirs of Phinehas Drake, of Windsor, Conn." See in Notes Section of Phinehas Drake. 4. "Saul's Notes of Genesee Co. (New York) People," 1940s, New York. Page 3. "John Adams, A Revolutionary Soldier died in Elba September 25, 1830, aged 73." 5. 1820 for Stafford and 1830 for Elba federal census for Genesee Co., N.Y. Wife Hannah Smith born Jan. 18, 1772, E. Windsor, Hartford Co., Ct. married Aug. 15, 1790 at Wintonbury Parish, Windsor, Hartford Co., Ct., she died August 22, 1850 at Stafford, Genesee Co., NY. Parents were Joseph Smith & Eunice Drake. (Much info. on Drake line, Smith line unable to trace.) Barbara's BLOG ARTICLE, POSTED DEC. 6, 2010. This summer, I wondered why John Adams was buried in a cemetery in Elba, New York, and his wife was buried with their son and daughter-in-law in Stafford, New York. Since John is a "brick wall" ancestor, I tried to figure out why they weren't together. Then my cousin sent me the three documents copied below. To save you time from reading them, it appears John had a lady friend in his town, and a month before he died, had a will drawn up, leaving all to her and her heirs. His wife of 40 years lived in another town, and the three children were still living. Fortunately, a lawyer knew about his marriage or somebody informed him, but regardless, a document was sent to the wife informing her and their children to appear the following month for probate of her deceased husband. I can just imagine the shock when she found out. After many hours of research, I haven't been able to locate a Roxana / Roxanna Dabgins anywhere, so until I do, I'll just imagine her as a 30 year old widow with red hair and three young children. She knew her 70 year old man wouldn't last forever. _____________________________ In the Name of God Amen I John Adams of the Town of Elba in the County of Genesee being of sound mind and under the full exercise of my natural reason do make and ordain This to be my last will and Testament. Viz First I command my Soul to God who gave __ Second I give devise and bequeath after paying my Funeral Charges and expenses of sickness all my personal property to Roxana Dabgins and to her Heir's families. Third I give devise and bequeath all my Real estate which I now have or may have hereafter possess to Roxana Dabgins to have and to hold the same forever Fourth I do hereby nominate and appoint Asa Sawtell and Roxanna Dabgins of the Town of Elba the sole Executor of this my last will and Testament in witness where after I have hereunto set to my hand and Seal this 31st day of August 1830. Signed Sealed Published and Delivered in presence of the Testators and in presence of each other this 31st of his August 1830 John X Adams (His Mark) E. D. Davis of Elba Nathaniel Ford Elba ___________________________ To Ebenezer Mix Esquire Surrogate of the County of Genesee The Petition of Asa Sawtell Herewith that John Adams late of the Town of Elba in the County of Genesee deceased died on or about the twenty fifth day of September instant in the Town of Elba aforesaid, where he had resided several years that he left assets in said County of Genesee. That he made executed and left a certain instrument in writing purporting to be his last Will and Testament in which he named your petitioner and Roxana Doogin Executor, that Ebenezer D. Davis and Nathaniel Ford were the subscribing witnesses said Will. That he left a Widow___ and three children to wit, John Adams, Horace Adams and Mary Ann King residing in the Town of Stafford in the County of Genesee, the said children being all of full age, they being all the heirs at law of the said deceased known to your petitioner. Now Therefore your petitioner requests that such proceedings may be had as to prove said Will as a Will dividing Real Estate and bequeathing personal property according to the Laws of the State. Asa Sawtell Genesee County. Asa Sawtell being duly sworn saith that he verily believes the facts set forth in the above petition are true. Subscribed by and Sworn to this 29 day of September 1830 Asa Sawtell Before me Ebenezer Mix Surrogate THE PEOPLE of the State of New-York, by the Grace of God free and Independent: To all to whom these presents shall come or may concern, and especially to Hannah Adams Widow John Adams, Junr, Horace Adams and Mary Ann King wife of Leonard King next of kin of John Adams late of the Town of Elba in the County of Genesee deceased. send Greeting. You, and each of you are hereby cited and required, personally to be and appear before Ebenezer Mix, Esquire, Surrogate of our said county of Genesee at his office in Batavia on the Nineteenth day of October, next at Ten o'clock, in the forenoon of that day, then and there to oppose or support as you may see fit, the probate of a certain instrument in writing, purporting to be the last will and testament, of the said John Adams which has been left with our said Surrogate, by Asa Sawtell who claims to be an executor thereof, and which will be at the time and place, aforesaid offered for probate. In Testimony whereof, we have caused the seal of office, of our said Surrogate, to be hereunto affixed. Witness Ebenezer Mix Esquire, Surrogate of our said county, at Batavia this twenty ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty. Ebenezer Mix Surrogate _________________________________________________ To Hannah Adams, Widow, John Adams, Junr, Horace Adams and Mary Ann King wife of Leonard King heirs at Law of John Adams late of the Town of Elba in the County of Genesee deceased. You are hereby notified that it is the intention of the Subscribers, an Executor named in the last Will and Testament of John Adams deceased to apply to Ebenezer Mix Esquire Surrogate of the County of Genesee at his office in Batavia in said County of Genesee in the nineteenth day of October, meet at ten o'clock in the forenoon to have the said Will proved at that time and place. September, 29th 1830. Asa Sawtell ___________________________________ Another legal sized document, divided into four parts: Part 1 "We severally accept services on the within estate: John Adams Jr. Hannah Adams X (Her Mark) Mary Ann King" Part 2 "Citation to Hannah Adams and Others John Adams 1----957 (pencil)" Part 3 "Notice to Hannah Adams John Adams (pencil) Filed October 11, 1830" ----------------------------------- From: NEHG Register, vol. 71: 74 (Jan. 1917). "Records of the Church in Wintonbury Parish (Now Bloomfield), Conn. Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. Wimntonbury Prish was originally part of Old Windsor, Conn., and may be considered an offshoot of the First Church there, which came from Dorchester, Mass., in 1636. By 17134 the inhabitants of this outlying territory had so increased in number that they desired to have religious meetings in their midst, the meethinghouse in Windsor being six miles distant. Their petition was considered reasonable by the Connecticut General Assembly in May 1734, and 'winter privileges' were granted to them for two years. Finally, in October 1736, the parish was sest off, bounded on the north by Simsbury and the Windsor Third (Poquonock) Society, east by the Windsor First Society, south by Windsor and Hartford, and west by Farmington and Simsbury. 'Of this parish, which was nearly four miles square, about seven-tenths lay in Windsor, one-tenth in Farmington, and two-tenths in Simsbury, and it was named in consequence from the towns of which it was composed--WIN-TON-BURY.' (Stile's History of Ancient Windsor, vol. 1, p. 293.)"
Note:   I have no idea where this information came from nor do I know if it is r


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