Henry Adams Sr.
1/21/1582-83 (Barton, St David, Somerset, England)
D: 10/__1646 (Braintree,
Norfolk Co., MA)
5/__/1587 (Charlton, Mackrell, Somerset, England)
D: 1/21/1672-73 (Medfield,
Norfolk Co. MA)
"Charlton Mackrell played an important part in pioneer migration to
the New England States, especially over the period 1638 to 1650.
This movement was inspired by certain religious principles, and a
leading spirit in the West Country was the Rev. John White, of
Dorchester, Dorset, who is said to have been responsible for over
20,000 emigrants to America.
One of the most important of them was Henry Adams, who in 1613 was
a tenant holding 47 acres of glebe land in Charlton Mackrell. Adams
was a man of some education, and in 1638, when he was 55 years of
age, he, with is family, crossed the Atlantic in a small boat, and
thereby established the illustrious family of Adams in the United
States...Henry Adams married Edith Squire in Charlton Mackrell
church, and her sister
Anne married Aquilla Purchase, an ex-Dorchester schoolmaster, a
parishioner and fervent supporter of the Rev. John White. Aquila's
brother was an early settler in BRUNSWICK, ME."
"There is every reason to believe that he came over here in
the commercial company known as the "Dorchester Adventurers"
because, and ONLY because, the brother-in-law of his wife, Edith
Squire, was financially interested in this enterprise. "Whatever the
compelling influence behind Henry Adam's emigration, it remains a
fact that in 1638, accompanied by his wife and all his children
(except son Jonathan) - who came over a dozen years later he
achieved the three-thousand mile trip across the raging sea, and was
soon granted a lot of forty acres at Mount Wollaston, Braintree (now
Quincy) for a family of ten heads, conditional on the payment of a
charge of three shillings per acre." p. 4, "Famous Families of
by Mary Caroline Crawford
to John Adams 2nd President and John Quincy Adams 6th President of
the United States.
Adams, m Abigail Baxter
Jr., m Hannah Bass
John Adams m
m Abigail Smith
(President John Adams and Myra Miller are 3rd cousins - 7 times
Adams, m Louisa Catherine Johnson
(President John Quincy Adams and Myra Miller are 4th cousins - 6
to John Calvin Coolidge 30th President of the United States.
Adams, m Rebecca Graves
m David Waldo
Waldo, m Edmund Littlefield Jr.
Littlefield Jr., m Samuel Soper
m Silas Briggs
m Elizabeth Paul
Briggs, m Israel Putnam Brown
m Israel C. Brewer
Brewer, m Calvin Galusha Coolidge
Coolidge, m Victoria Josephine Moor
Coolidge Jr., m Grace Anna Goodhue
(President Coolidge and Myra Miller are 10th cousins)