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Genealogy of the Adams Family

Jonas Adams married Sarah Jefferds (both of Salem) (published July 5, 1729), and lived in Salem. His will was made Dec. 22, 1756; and proved May 16, 1757. He was a mariner, and after his death his widow conducted an inn. Her will was made March 20, 1780; and proved July 12, 1786.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Adams, baptized in First church Jan. 30, 1731-2 ; married Caleb Griffith of Salem April 24, 1755; and died before 1780.
  2. Sarah Adams, baptized in First church Jan. 30, 1731-2; d. young.
  3. Samuel Adams, baptized in First church March l0, 1733-4; and probably died before 1756.
  4. Sarah Adams, baptized in First church March 21, 1735-6; married Jacob Bacon Sept. 16, 1790.
  5. Jonas Adams, baptized in First church March 26, 17378; was living in 1756 ; and died before 1780.
  6. William Adams, baptized in First church May 18, 1740; married Mary Flynt of Salem March 24, 1763; and had children living in 1780, when he was probably deceased.
  7. Daniel Adams, baptized in First church May 16, 1742; married Hepzibah Batchelder of Beverly March 14, 1773; and lived in Beverly. He was a master mariner; and from 1777 to 1781 he owned the Joseph Symonds place in Boxford. Children, born in Beverly:
    1. Josiah Batchelder Adams, born Oct. 27, 1774; died at sea.
    2. Daniel Adams, born Oct. 5, 1776;
    3. Mary Leach Adams, born Oct. 10, 1778; married Benjamin Blanchard;
    4. Hephzibah Adams, born Nov. 11, 1780; m. Freeland;
    5. Samuel Adams, born Oct. 10, 1782; married Sally Sugden Feb. 2, 1806;
    6. John Adams, born April 11, 1787; died at sea;
    7. Emily Adams, born Oct. 3, 1789 ; married Ebenezer Eveleth Oct. 27, 1808;
    8. Lucy Adams, born Feb. 27, 1792; married Ebenezer Berry Dec. 5, 1815; and died Feb. 8, 1858.
  8. Mary Adams, baptized in Tabernacle church June 15, 1746 ; living in 1780.

The following may be related to Jonas.

Marblehead Town Records

Ipswich Town Records

Salem Town Records

Source: The Essex Antiquarian May 1809