Pedigree of:
Thomas Adams
1612-1688


___?
___?
___?-___?
= Henry
SQUIRE

c1563-b1649
Agnes
STONE
___?-1616/17
= John
ADAMS

1555-1604

Edith
SQUIRE

1587-1672/3
= Henry
ADAMS

1583-1646

Thomas
ADAMS
1612-1688


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Thomas Adams*; bap. Mar. 25, 1612, Barton St. David, Somersetshire, England. d. July 20, 1688 in Chelmsford, MA.

Brief Biography:

Thomas Adams* (1612-1688) was born in Barton St. David, Somersetshire, England. He is the son of Henry Adams* (1583-1646) also of Barton St. David (and later, Braintree, MA), and Edith Squire* (1587-1673), the progenitors of the same Adams family that produced Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

Thomas came to America with his parents in 1638. He married Mary Blackmore in about 1642 in New England. Mary was born in England in about 1613 and died in Charlestown MA, on Mar. 23, 1694/5.

Thomas was mentioned on May 10, 1643 as having been admitted as a Freeman of the Massachusetts Colony . He was a landowner in Concord in 1646. In 1655, he became one of the founders of Chelmsford MA, where he held several town offices. Thomas was the deputy from Chelmsford to the Massachusetts General Court in 1673.

Thomas was appointed an Ensign in 1678, Lieutenant in May, 1682, of the Chelmsford Military Company. He died in Chelmsford on July 20, 1688 at the age of 76 years.

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