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Chicago: Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers 1912

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ADAMS, EDWARD, settled in New Haven, Conn., in 1640; moved to Milford 1646; and to Fairfield 1650. By his will, dated 1671, on record in Fairfield, he gave his estate to his wife Margaret and his children, viz: Samuel, Abraham, Mary, Nathan, Nathaniel, and John Adams. Edward Adams was buried in the Mills Plains churchyard and his gravestone is still in existence.

Nathan son of Edward and Margaret Adams, was living in 1714, and deeded land to Nathan, jr., who settled at Greensfarms, now a part of Westport, and in 1712, married Rebecca Clappan, daughter of Peter Clappan, a large landholder in Norwalk and Fairfield. Nathan, Jr., died early in life leaving two sons, Nathan and Nathaniel Adams. Nathan Adams married Mary burr of Fairfield. Nathan and Mary Adams had twelve children, viz: Peter; Nathan; Joshua; Molly, who married Barnabas Marvin; Sarah, who married Obadiah Wright; Betsy, who married Burr Keeler; Anna, who married John Hurlbutt; and Jabez, Aaron, Stephen, and Daniel, (latter dying without issue) and Benjamin, who joined the English Army in the Revolutionary War and was never heard from afterward. Aaron, son of Nathan and Mary Adams, married Rhoda Hanford, daughter of Rhineas Hanford, on March 4, 1784, and had seven children, viz: Jabez, born Jan. 28th, 1785, Sally, born September 28th, 1787, married Dan Taylor, Aaron born April 9th, 1789, Zalmon Isaac, born June 11th, 1792, Polly, born April 19th, 1794, married Burr Bennet, and Betsy, married Rhineas Hanford. Aaron (III), for his second wife married Hannah Morehouse and had five children, viz: Nelson, married Eliza Malloyr, Amanda, married Clark Gruman, Malvina, married Coley Bartram, John B. married Jane Burr, and Esther, married Samuel Gorum. Jabez, son of Aaron (I), married Anna Bennet, and had five children, viz: Catherine, married Frederick Morehouse, Wm. H., married Elizabeth Bradley, Eliza A., married Andrew Nash, George S., married Polly Coley, Mary, unmarried, and Aaron, Jr., married Sally Hecock.

Isaac, son of Aaron and Rhoda Adams, married in 1813, Sally Nash, daughter of Dennis and Sarah Nash, of Westport, Connecticut. Isaac and Sally Adams had seven children, viz: Charles Isaac, Henry Burr, Francis, John Quincy, Edson and Julia Nash. Edson married Hannah J. Jayne, in 1854. Died in 1888.

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