Family: Samuel Adams / Esther Sparhawk (F5125)

m. 7 May 1668


Family Information

  • Samuel AdamsFather | Male
    Samuel Adams

    Born  1617  St. David, Barton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Jan 1688  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  7 May 1668  [1, 2]  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Mary Eglesfield | F5128 
    Married  Abt 1646   
    Other Spouse  Rebecca Graves | F5127 
    Married  1651   
    Father  Henry Adams | F5129 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Edith Squire | F5129 Group Sheet 

    Esther SparhawkMother | Female
    Esther Sparhawk

    Born  1636   
    Died  1692  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  Nathaniel Sparhawk | F5137 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Angier | F5137 Group Sheet 

    Esther AdamsChild 1 | Female
    Esther Adams

    Born  9 Apr 1669  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Samuel AdamsChild 2 | Male
    Samuel Adams

    Born  7 Nov 1671  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1693   
    Buried     

    Joseph AdamsChild 3 | Male
    Joseph Adams

    Born  27 Nov 1672  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Jan 1717   
    Buried     

    Benjamin AdamsChild 4 | Male
    + Benjamin Adams

    Born  29 May 1679  Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aug 1762   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mary Parker | F3577 
    Married  18 Dec 1707   
    Spouse  Abigail Parker | F5124 
    Married  6 Apr 1721   

  • Sources 
    1. [S643] Henry Adams and his Descendants, Andrew N. Adams, compiler, (Rutland, Vermont: Self-published, The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), p. 6.

      III. CAPTAIN SAMUEL-2, born in England, 1617;

      married (1) Rebecca Graves, daughter of Thomas Graves; died 8 October 1662-4.

      married (2) May 7, 1668, Esther Sparhawk, daughter of Nathaniel Sparhawk of Cambridge, Massachusetts; died 4 November 1745.

      He removed first to Concord, Massachusetts, and thence to Chelmsford, 1653-4; Capt. Samuel, brother of Thomas, was Commissioner of the Court in 1667; he erected mills in the east part of Chelmsford, near where Lowell now is. He had 450 acres of land granted him July 3, 1656, and exclusive right to erect and run a sawmill, provided he would sell boards at three shillings per 100; —and another grant of 100 acres, and right to build and run a grist or cornmill, provided he would keep a sufficient mill and miller.

      He died 25 January 1688-9.

    2. [S644] Henry Adams of Somersetshire England and Braintree, Mass., J. Gardner Bartlett, compiler, (New York: 1927), p. 77.


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