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Jacob Adams

Updated: 11 May 2013


Generation 2: Jacob was the youngest of 9 children of Robert & Eleanor (Wilmot) Adams. He was born in Newbury, 13 Sept 1651 and married Anna Allen (or Allyn or Ellen) on 07 April 1677. She was the daughter of Nicholas Allen of Dorchester, Mass. and was born 03 Jan 1658. He removed, probably about 1681-2 to Suffield (now Connecticut), where he was one of the most prominent and influential of the early settlers. He was often chosen to important offices, was a member of the General Court of the colony, then held in Boston, 1711 to 1714, and again in 1717. He died in Boston, suddenly, in Nov 1717, while in attendance upon his duties as a member of the General Court from Suffield. His 4 sons settled here and had families. He acquired a large property, and was greatly esteemed. His will, dated 20 Nov 1717, is recorded both in Boston, and at Northampton, which was the county seat of Hampshire county -- to which Suffield then belonged. (Source: A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, Mass. and His Descendants, 1635 - 1900)


Jacob & Anna (Allen) Adams had 8 children:
1. Dorothy
2. Rebecca
3. Sergt. Jacob
4. Daniel b. in Suffield, about 1682-3; married Mary Lane Sikes 24 Dec 1712. She died 20 March 1756. She was the daughter of Samuel & Sarah Foote (Dickenson) Lane. She married (1) Jonathan Sikes.
5. Elizabeth
6. Lieut. Abraham
7. John
8. John


Generation 3: Daniel & Mary Lane (Sikes) Adams had 6 children:
1. Zebulon
2. Gideon
3. Mary
4. Stephan
5. Elizabeth
6. Daniel, Jr. was born in Suffield, 30 April 1726; married Rebecca Kendall (b. 24 June 1727) on 06 July 1747. She was the daughter of Joshua & Susanna (Harrington) Kendall.


Generation 4: Daniel Jr. and Rebecca (Kendall) Adams had 6 children:
1. Mary
2. Rebecca
3. Susanna
4. Capt. Gideon, was born in Suffield 19 Jan 1754 and married Rhoda Hanchett. She died in Rome, NY about 1854 at the age of 92 years. He was a soldier in the Revolution, and probably a Corporal in Capt. Edw. Griswold's Co., Col. Belden's Reg., at Peekskill, NY, 07 April to 04 May 1777. He received a pension at 80 years of age. He removed to Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., NY and then in 1802 to Westmoreland, Oneida, NY. He died at Verona, Oneida Col, NY in the spring of 1833 - 1836.
5. Elijah
6. Huldah


Generation 5: Capt. Gideon & Rhoda (Hanchett) Adams had 8 children:
1. Calvin
2. Charlotte
3. Rhoda
4. Abby
5. Horace
6. Rebecca, born in Stephentown 01 April 1797 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, NY married Jotham G. Goodspeed on 14 Oct 1810. She died 15 Aug 1887 in South Lyons, MI age 92 years.
7. Harvey
8. Infant, died young


Generation 6: Rebecca & Jotham G. Goodspeed had 7 children:
1. Calvin
2. Elijah F.
3. Sarah Ann
4. Oscar J.
5. Chas. Harvey
6. Sarah Antoinette, born 14 Jan 1836; married (1) Gilbert Fay. Married (2) De Forest P. Burnett. They resided in Lansing, MI. She died 14 Dec 1899 in Lansing, MI.
7. Aurelia


Generation 7: Sarah Antoinette Goodspeed & De Forest P. Burnett had:
1. Minnie Mae,


Generation 8: Minnie Mae Burnett & Charles Elmer Claflin had:
1. Ethel Burnett,


Generation 9: Ethel Burnett Claflin & Truman George Yuncker had:
1. Barbara Ann Yuncker