Joseph Adams (Jr.); b. Dec. 24, 1654, Braintree (now Quincy) MA; d. Feb. 12, 1736/7, in Braintree.
m1. Mary Chapin; b. Aug. 27, 1662, Braintree MA; d. June 14, 1687, Braintree; in 1682, Braintree. She is the daughter of Josiah Chapin and Mary King.
Josph and Mary had 2 daughters:
Mary Adams; b. Feb. 6, 1682/3.
Abigail Adams; b. Feb. 17, 1684/5.
m2. Hannah Bass; b. June 22, 1667, Braintree; d. Oct. 24, 1705; in 1688. Hannah is the daughter of John Bass and Ruth Alden. Ruth Alden is the daughter of John Alden who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 at Plymouth.
m. Susanna Boylston; b. Mar. 5, 1708/9, Brookline MA; d. Apr. 17, 1797, Quincy MA; on Oct. 31, 1734. She is the daughter of Peter Boylston and Ann White. Joseph and Susanna had 3 children: John, Peter, and Elihu. Their son, John Adams (1735-1826) became President of the United States, and their grandson, John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) also became President of the U.S.
Samuel Adams; b. Jan. 28, 1693.
Josiah Adams; b. Feb. 8, 1695/6
Hannah Adams; b. Feb. 21, 1697/8
Ruth Adams; b. Mar. 21, 1699/1700
Bethia Adams; b. June 13, 1702
Ebenezer Adams; b. Dec. 30, 1704.
m3. Elizabeth Hobart; b. June 12, 1666, Braintree; d. Feb. 13, 1738/9; in about 1708. She is the daughter of Caleb Hobart and Mary Eliot.
Joseph and Elizabeth had one son:
Caleb Adams; b. May 26, 1710; d. Jun 4, 1710 in infancy.
Joseph Adams (Jr.)(1654-1736/7) lived all his life in Braintree MA.
He was a farmer. Joseph Adams (Jr.) and Hannah Bass are grandparents of Pres. John Adams.
Henry Adams of Somersetshire, England and Braintree, Mass., compiled by J. Gardner Bartlett for Edward Dean Adams, privately printed, New York, 1927.
Dorset Pilgrims, by Frank Thistlethwaite, pub. by Heart of the Lakes, Interlaken NY, 1993.