John Adams, Loyalist, CT & New Brunswick, Canada: Generation 5 – 2X Great Grandchildren, Part 1

Today begins the series of the 2X great grandchildren of John Adams, the Loyalist and his wife, Sarah Coley. This couple has literally thousands of descendants and I originally planned to end this series with the great grandchildren.

However, many of the Adams men were seafarers and those who weren’t moved away from Canada and into the United States, but not just to Maine. Some moved as far away as California. Because the surname is so common, I want to include one more generation of Adams ancestors to make it easier to others to connect with their own family lines.

NOTE: First and foremost, this is still a work in progress. It’s been at least 20 years since I did a major revision on this family. Many records have been found in that time that tidy up a lot of dates and places, many of which came from family records.

The descendants are listed in ahnentafel order (in birth order of the children of John and Sarah.)

If you are a descendant of John Adams and Sarah Coley and can fill in any more of the question marks, please leave a comment.

These are the known 2X great grandchildren of Loyalists John and Sarah (Coley) Adams through their son Jonathan.

Eleanor Matilda Adams4 (Edward William3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 9 July 1822, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1908, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married John Conroy, 20 April 1845, Smyrna, Aroostook, Maine. In 1851, they lived in Stanley, York, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of John and Eleanor Matilda (Adams) Conroy:

1. Mary Ann, born 1846, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1871
2. Edward Daniel, born 7 April 1850, York, New Brunswick, Canada; died 20 February 1926, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married Annie Aplin Curtis, 20 January 1890, Stanley, York, New Brunswick, Canada
3. Catherine Jane, born 1851, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1871
4. Joseph, born 1853, New Brunswick, Canada (twin); in 1880, lied in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota in a boarding house with Roderick; back home in 1881. No further record.
5. Elizabeth, born 1853, New Brunswick, Canada (twin); died 8 February 1902, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island; married William George Warren, 16 July 1888, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He was born 1841, Prince Edward Island, Canada; died 1901. There are no descendants in this line. Their only daughter, Nellie May, was born in 1890 and died in 1892.
6. Roderick, born 1855, New Brunswick, Canada; in 1880, lived in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota with brother Joseph in a boarding house; back home in 1881
7. Ellen, born 23 December1856, York, New Brunswick, Canada; died 23 October 1922, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; married George Francis Cutler, 9 October 1883, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts
8. Sarah, born 1857, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1881
9. James William, born 7 September 1860/61, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1932, Boistown, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; married Alice Jane Mary Pond, 26 November 1915, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada
10. John Armour, born 20 February 1863, York, New Brunswick, Canada; died 5 March 1935, Berlin, Coos, New Hampshire; married Ellen Nowlin, c1883
11. Emma Eva, born 28 November 1864, York, New Brunswick, Canada; died 8 January 1951, North Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; married Fred Tranton, 11 June 1896, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Daniel Adams4 (Edward William3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 2 March 1835, New Brunswick, Canada; died 26 December 1912, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington; married Mahala Ann Harris, 16 November 1862, probably New Brunswick, Canada, but possibly Aroostook County, Maine. She was born 29 October 1837/40, Maine; died 21 May 1907, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Children of Daniel and Mahala Ann (Harris) Adams:

1. Abner Allen, born 18 January 1863/64, Aroostook County, Maine; died 19 April 1924, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington; married (1) Hannah Robertson, c1885 (2) Cora Belle (Hunt) McMartin, 1 December 1920, whatcom County, Washington
2. Bertha A., born 18 June 1866; died after 1910; married George Lewis Barnes, c1884, but divorced by 1910. In 1900, she was at least separated when she, daughters Noria, born May 1885, and Louise, born March 1892, were living with Mahala and some other siblings. Bertha reported having had 6 children, with two living.
3. Eleanor Gertrude, born September 1869/72, Aroostook County, Maine; died after 1910; married Samuel A. Maynard, 3 November 1903, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts. Samuel was 86 and Eleanor 34 when they married! They had no children.
4. Letitia Augusta, born August 1870, Aroostook County, Maine; died after 1910; married Sidney B. Haskell, 27 December 1895, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
5. Mahala, born 1872, Aroostook County, Maine; died 1954, Reno, Washoe, Nevada; married Adams Franklin Brown, 8 May 1894, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts
6. Hartley A., born July 1876/77, Aroostook County, Maine; died after 1903, when he and Evin appear in the Marlborough, Massachusetts city directory as sawyers; apparently unmarried
7. Evin Edward, born May 1879/80, Aroostook County, Maine; died 11 January 1922, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington; married Mrs. Louise Rectina (Henson) Williams, 12 November 1907, King County, Washington. He had one son, John Evin Adams, but he was divorced and apparently had no children. Therefore, there are no descendants through Evin.

Daniel Kinney (Sarah3, Jonathan2, John1) was born c1821, New Brunswick, Canada; died about 1855, probably New Brunswick, Canada; married Elizabeth (Bessie) Ann Boyer, 27 February 1846, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; she married (2) Hiram hatch, 9 July 1856, Bridgewater, Aroostook, Maine. Many online trees assign five children to Daniel and Bessie. However, they had only two daughters together. The other three daughters, Helen, Lucretia and Annabell are daughters of Bessie and Hiram Hatch, all born soon after their 1856 marriage.

Children of Daniel and Elizabeth (Bessie) Ann (Boyer) Kinney:

  1. Emily Frances, born 20 April 1849, New Brunswick, Canada; died 10 January 1920, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; married Charles Trafton Boyer, 20 April 1869, Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada
  2. Ruth L., born c1852, Wicklow, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; died 17 January 1927, Bath, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; married John Giberson, 1 July 1870, Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

Charlotte Kinney (Sarah3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 10 November 1829, Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 13 May 1913, Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married Anthony Rogers Hatch, 30 June 1849, Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada. He was born 8 March 1826, Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 27 June 1894, Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of Anthony and Charlotte (Kinney) Hatch:

  1. Zilpha Jane, born 17 April 1849, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 23 January 1923, New Maryland, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married Rufus A. Nason, 11 July 1867, New Brunswick, Canada
  2. Peter A., born c1850; died after 1851
  3. Agnes Adelaide, born 1852, New Brunswick, Canada; died 18 December 1875, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; married John Morrison, 4 September 1873, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Agnes died from childbirth complications and her only child, John, M., born 13 December 1875, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, died 22 December 1875, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
  4. Sarah Alberta, born 1 September 1853, New Brunswick, Canada; died 4 July 1900, Brooklyn, Kings, New York; married John Gray, 24 June 1875, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (2) Charles Albert Powell, 11 June 1892, Kings, New York. Sarah’s obituary only mentions husband Charles Powell, so she apparently had no surviving children
  5. Jehoshleath (Josephine Louise), born 26 October 1859, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada: died 14 December 1918, Lake Villa, Lake, Illinois; married Thomas Milledge Gratz, 14 June 1878, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  6. Ada Cordelia, born c1862, New Brunswick, Canada; married (1) Elson Allan Tozier, 14 September 1887, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada (2) Samuel Betts Amos, 8 October 1913, Houlton, Aroostook, Maine
  7. Daniel S., born c1864, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1871
  8. George Ashley, born 3 February 1865, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 17 May 1945, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married (1) Annie Sewell, 26 October 1892, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada (2) Edna May Kimball, 21 April 1908, York, New Brunswick, Canada

Stephen James Kinney (Sarah3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 9 March 1834, New Brunswick, Canada; died 4 May 1898, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married Lavina Kinney, daughter of Andrew Kinney, 23 July 1857, Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada. She was born 1834/1843, New Brunswick, Canada; died 16 September 1890, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of Stephen James and Lavina (Kinney) Kinney:

  1. Eunice Alamantha, born 10 May 1858, New Brunswick, Canada; died 25 April 1938, Durham, Androscoggin, Maine; married Charles Wesley Hatch, 26 February 1879, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  2. Emma Jane, born July c1863, New Brunswick, Canada, died after 1930, possibly Somerset County, Maine, where they lived at the time; married Fred E. Libby, c1895
  3. Cyrus Watts, born c1865, New Brunswick, Canada; died 14 April 1950, British Columbia, Canada; married Ella Blanche Fulton, 30 April 1890, New Brunswick, Canada
  4. James Samuel, born 1868, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1911, possibly in British Columbia, Canada; married Isabell Beatrice McLean, 3 March 1892, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
  5. Annie, born 1874, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1881

Sarah Elizabeth Kinney (Sarah3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 2 October 1836, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1881; married John Hubble, 13 November 1856, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada. He was born 25 June 1825; died 11 December 1913. This family lived at Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of John and Sarah (Kinney) Hubble:

  1. George Edgar, born 19 July 1857, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 23 December 1937, Grays Harbor County, Washington; married Letitia Mills, 22 November 1884, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
  2. Herman Albert, born 3 August 1860, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 3 April 1928, Willapa, Pacific, Washington; married (1) Florence Perry, 28 March 1888, Eau Claire, Wisconsin (2) Pauline Rebotzki, 22 January 1921, Grays Harbor, Washington (3) Rosa L. Mattson, 12 January 1924, Los Angeles, California (4) Alice Harmon, 24 May 1927, Vancouver, Clark, Washington
  3. Ammon Sherman, born 20 March 1862, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 21 February 1926, Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married Elizabeth Isabelle Currie, 16 November 1890, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
  4. Frederick D., born 3 October 1864, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 29 April 1946, Grays Harbor County, Washington; married Alice Maude Hubbell, 3 October 1895, Grays Harbor County, Washington

John Colby Adams (Thomas3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 31 March 1833, New Brunswick, Canada; died 14 April 1913, Scappoose, Columbia, Oregon; married Mary Ann Whitaker, c1853, probably Aroostook County, Maine

Children of John Colby and Mary Ann (Whitaker) Adams:

  1. Henrietta, born 2 June 1855, Aroostook County, Maine; died 25 June 1905, Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire; married Jerry La Bell, c1883, probably Aroostook County, Maine
  2. Mary Isabella, born 7 December 1856, Aroostook County, Maine; died 25 June 1923, Columbia County, Oregon; married (1) William Wallace Miller, c1875, New Brunswick, Canada; divorced (2) Alonzo T. Samson, 27 August 1904, Odessa, Lincoln, Washington. He died before 1910.
  3. Ella L., born 24 July 1858, Aroostook County, Maine; died after 1870
  4. Hudney Manso, born about 5 March 1860, Aroostook County, Maine; died 5 July 1913, Scappoose, Columbia, Oregon; apparently unmarried
  5. Almeda Cornelia, born about 23 January 1866, Aroostook County, Maine; died 8 March 1916, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington; married Charles Dodge, 11 October 1892, Stutsman County, North Dakota. They lived in Jamestown, Stutsman, North Dakota in 1900.
  6. Minnie Esther, born 8 April 1867, Aroostook County, Maine; died 25 May 1935, Columbia County, Oregon; married (1) Frank Preston Colbroth, c1883, probably Aroostook County, Maine (2) Charles Albertus Freese, 26 July 1898, Penobscot County, Maine
  7. Hannah Lenore, born 1872, Aroostook County, Maine; died April 1964, Dade County, Florida; married (1) William M. Rigby, 21 February 1892, Aroostook County, Maine. (2) Unknown Nichols. William and Hannah had no children at home in 1900 and in 1910, Hannah reported she had given birth to no children. However, on 22 July 1917, Winnie Rigby married Lionel Harris in Pittsfield, Somerset, Maine and gave her parents’ names as William Rigby and Hannah Adams. Also, in 1910, when Hannah said she had no children, son Harold T. Rigby, born 1898, Maine, lived with them. Did they adopt two children?
  8. Jessie Edna, born 15 May 1879, Aroostook County, Maine; died 24 January 1957, Eugene, Lane, Oregon; married (1) Emery McGuire, c1896, Aroostook County, Maine (2) George A. Emerson, 12 July 1904, St. Helens, Columbia, Oregon (3) Fred Curtis, 18 October 1909, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon (4) Richard Damon Pyron, 26 March 1921, Vancouver, Clark, Washington (5) Unknown Bailey, divorced by 1940 when Jessie was a guest living in San Diego, San Diego, California at the Commodore Hotel. She reported living in Salem, Marion, Oregon in 1935.
  9. Isaac Colby, born 5 February 1881, Maine; died 27 April 1946, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon; married Nettie Beaulieu, 6 November 1922, Houlton, Aroostook, Maine

Hannah Adams (Thomas3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 12 July 1841, Maine; died 25 November 1870, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine; married Nelson Norman French, c1857. Nelson married (2) Addie Gerow of Hodgdon, Aroostook, Maine on 3 June 1871, Aroostook County, Maine. Regarding the two Mary E. French children at home in 1870, did the family mistakenly give the name of the first Mary E, who died in infancy? That is the only scenario that seems to make sense.

Children of Nelson and Hannah (Adams) French:

1. Mary E., born 29 September 1858, Maine; died after 1870 census, but there is a family gravestone that gives her date of death as 27 February 1859. There is also a second Mary E. at home with the family in 1870
2. Frances L., born 1859, Aroostook County, Maine; died after 1870 and not in the family entry in Linneus town records
3. Mary E., born 1861, Aroostook County, Maine; died after 1870 and not in the family entry in Linneus town records
4. Benjamin M., born 9 January 1863, Aroostook County, Maine; died 4 September 1912, Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. His death record says he was widowed, but there is no evidence of a marriage or children. He isn’t found in the 1900 or the 1910 censuses nor in the 1901 or 1911 Canadian censuses.
5. Ida M., born 24 April 1865, Aroostook County, Maine; died after 1880
6. William Ephraim, born 23 August 1867, Aroostook County, Maine; married (1) Elsie Golden, 20 December 1896, Penobscot County, Maine (2) Mary (Martin) Benson, 3 August 1904, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts. He apparently had no children.
7. Vesta V., born 12 July 1869, Aroostook County, Maine; died 1964, Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts; married (1) Frederick W. Davis, 29 October 1889, Aroostook County, Maine (2) Charles Edward Collins, 1 January 1910, Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts

Clara Annie Adams (Thomas3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 14 January 1844, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine; died 7 July 1922, Oakfield, Aroostook, Maine; married John Morrison, 18 March 1866, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine.

Children of John and Clara Annie (Adams) Morrison:

  1. Mary E., born 22 March 1867, Oakfield, Aroostook, Maine; died 27 May 1935, Thorndike, Waldo, Maine; married Luther Addison Daggett, c1891, Aroostook County, Maine
  2. Aaron A., born 23 March 1868, Aroostook County, Maine; died 27 March 1923, Herman, Penobscot, Maine; married Annie M. Wyman, 15 May 1896, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine
  3. Edmund, born 28 July 1869, Aroostook County, Maine; died 1 March 1948, Lyman, Grafton, New Hampshire; married Margaret Murchie, c1890
  4. Benjamin B., born 6 January 1870, Aroostook County, Maine; died 21 April 1962, Brooks, Waldo, Maine; married Maude Caroline Alward, 5 September 1902, Aroostook County, Maine
  5. Kelsey Augusta, born 11 April 1872, Aroostook County, Maine; died 17 February 1896, Oakfield, Aroostook, Maine; unmarried
  6. John Thomas, born 1 January 1875, Aroostook county, Maine; died 16 June 1950, Palmyra, Somerset, Maine; married (1) Maude Malone Bell, 21 May 1909, Oakfield, Aroostook, Maine (2) Maude Sherwood True, 11 November 1917, Hermon, Penobscot, Maine. He had no children.
  7. Hannah, born June 1876, Aroostook County, Maine; died 27 July 1916, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine; married Charles Andrew Tarr, 11 June 1899, Maine
  8. Loretta M., born 25 March 1879, Aroostook County, Maine; died 12 March 1917, Houlton, Aroostook, Maine; married Frank Russell, 29 March 1895, probably Aroostook County, Maine
  9. Harriet (Hattie) Mabel, born 9 December 1879, Aroostook County, Maine; died 28 September 1966, Mechanic Falls, Androscoggin, Maine; married Charles Towers, c1896
  10. Harry Alphonso, born 5 March 1881, Aroostook County, Maine; died 9 April 1925, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine; married Grace Minnie Cochran, 11 November 1906, Hampden, Penobscot, Maine
  11. Martha Lillian, born 1 January 1883, Aroostook County, Maine; died 28 July 1951; married Andrew Jackson Tarr, 9 October 1906, Oakfield, Aroostook, Maine
  12. Clara Arletta (Lettie), born 18 May 1884, Aroostook County, Maine; died about 4 April 1955, Pittsfield, Penobscot, Maine; married (1) Reuben Roland Morton, 31 March 1901, Oakfield, Aroostook Maine; divorced (2) Elmer Edgar Mercier, 11 April 1938, Pittsfield, Somerset, Maine. Elmer was a boarder in their home in 1930.

David Adams (Thomas3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 21 March 1846, Aroostook County, Maine; died 17 September 1917, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine; married Jeannette Simpson, 16 August 1870, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine.

Children of David and Jeannette (Simpson) Adams:

  1. George Henry, born 17 July 1871, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine; died 17 December 1955, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine; married Elsie Adams, 12 July 1896, Aroostook County, Maine. She was the daughter of Murray Adams and Sophronia F. Brown.
  2. Andrew Clement, born 4 February 1873, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine; died 16 September 1935, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine; married Jennie May Stewart, 20 February 1901, Aroostook County, Maine
  3. Frank M., born 1 February 1876, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine; died 12 March 1900, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine of tuberculosis; married Maggie M. Estabrooke, 30 October 1897, Houlton, Aroostook, Maine
  4. Flora E., born September 1879, Aroostook County, Maine; died 1967, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine; married William G. Getchell, 26 November 1902, Linneus, Aroostook, Maine

Henry Allen Thomas (Frances Matilda3, Jonathan2, John1) was born c1842, New Brunswick, Canada; died 14 March 1898, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married Amelia Jones, 28 July 1870, Brooklyn, New York.

Children of Henry Allen and Amelia (Jones) Thomas:

  1. Ida Amelia, born 1872, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1937, buried Gladstone Cemetery, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; unmarried
  2. George William Henry, born 8 October 1874, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; died 28 March 1912, York, New Brunswick, Canada of angina pectoris; married Ina Bessie Nugent, 19 July 1911, York, New Brunswick, Canada

Albert Duncan Thomas (Frances Matilda3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 27 May 1844, New Brunswick, Canada; died 5 January 1921, New Brunswick, Canada; married Isabella Harvey, 1 June 1881, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of Albert Duncan and Isabella (Harvey) Thomas:

  1. Ethel Phyllis, born 12 May 1885, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada; died 6 December 1944, British Columbia, Canada; unmarried
  2. Isabel Adams, born 18 October 1890, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada; died 13 December 1949, Victoria, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; unmarried
  3. Bessie Graden, born 21 February 1892, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada; died 27 May 1978, Victoria, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; unmarried

John Adolphus Sewell (Sophia3, Jonathan2, John1) was born March 1836, New Brunswick, Canada; died 23 March 1905, New Brunswick, Canada; married Louisa Adams Segee, his second cousin, about 11 November 1867, New Brunswick, Canada. She was the daughter of Thomas H. Segee and Margaret McGinchey, born 14 February 1844, New Brunswick, Canada; died 223 May 1903, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of John Adolphus and Louisa Adams (Segee) Sewell:

  1. Annie, born 30 May 1870, New Brunswick, Canada; died 11 August 1906, Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married George Ashley Hatch, 26 October 1892, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
  2. Lucy Adams, born 8 April 1872, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1881
  3. Mary Elizabeth, born 5 June 1874, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1901: married Frederick Roland Capen, 19 September 1894, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  4. Ivey, born c1877, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1881
  5. George Frederick, born 2 August 1879, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1963, New Brunswick, Canada; married Helen May Lawson, 1 September 1908, Sunbury, Ne Brunswick, Canada
  6. John Adolphus, born 26 February 1882, York, New Brunswick, Canada; died 28 May 1974, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; married Jane Victoria Robison, 23 March 1904, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  7. Frances, born 6 October 1884, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1901
  8. Ethel Gertrude, born 17 April 1887, New Brunswick, Canada; died 16 June 1969, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; married (1) John Franklin Daye, 18 July 1906, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada (2) William Kay Rostron, 28 June 1922, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada

Sophia Ann Sewell (Sophia3, Jonathan2, John1) ws born 30 April 1841, New Brunswick, Canada; died 3 February 1881, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married George Perkins, c1861

Children of George and Sophia Ann (Sewell) Perkins:

  1. Elizabeth Agnes, born c1862, New Brunswick, Canada; died 9 April 1922, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married James Smith, who survived her.
  2. Mary Louise, born c1864, New Brunswick, Canada; died 10 February 1910, Waterville, Kennebec, Maine; married Hiram Goodfellow, 4 January 1897, Waterville, Kennebec, Maine
  3. Henry, born c1867, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1871
  4. Samuel A., born 26 April 1869, New Brunswick, Canada; died 28 May 1939, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine; married Alice Marion Cottle, 18 December 1899, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine
  5. Albert, born c1872, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1881
  6. Edith Alma, born c1877, New Brunswick, Canada; died 31 December 1901, after a two week bout with smallpox, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; married Harrison Andrew McKeown, 19 November 1901, Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Emily Sewell (Sophia3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 10 March 1844, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 15 November 1896, Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married Albert C. Banks, 15 January 1875, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada. He was born 1845, New Brunswick, Canada; died 20 April 1920, York, New Brunswick, Canada. This family lived in Lincoln in 1881, but was in Maugerville in 1891.

Children of Albert and Emily (Sewell) Banks:

  1. Murray Chesley, born 11 September 1875, New Brunswick, Canada; died 24 March 1951, New Brunswick, Canada; married Cleadie Elizabeth Morehouse, 17 September 1900, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada.
  2. Arthur Beacher, born 30 August 1880, Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 14 March 1960, Clark Settlement, York, New Brunswick, Canada; unmarried
  3. Lillian Mae, born 4 December 1882; died c1907; married Alfred Ernest Morehouse, 26 October 1904, Gibson, York, New Brunswick, Canada. It appears she had no children.

Mary Elizabeth (George Martin3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 10 August 1848, New Brunswick, Canada; died 29 March 1928, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married George Edgar Armstrong, 20 February 1878, York, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of George Edgar and Mary Elizabeth (Adams) Armstrong:

  1. Annie Adams, born 14 July 1879, Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 24 September 1923, Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married Gilbert Dixon Prince, 27 July 1904, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  2. Janet Elizabeth, born 30 November 1882, Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 29 July 1964, Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married Chester Edra Smith, 16 September 1908, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  3. William Martin, born 27 July 1887, Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 30 December 1966, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married Fannie Mabel Currey, 18 May 1909, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  4. John Christopher, born 9 March 1890, Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1944 when he registered a late birth for himself; married Helen Augusta Prince, 14 July 1915, York, New Brunswick, Canada

Louisa Jane Adams (George Martin3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 1850; died about 25 January 1889 from a blood clot when Edwy was born; married Henry Milton Sewell, 23 July 1870, New Brunswick, Canada. Henry was born 24 January 1837, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1911, probably in Brighton, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; married (2) Ellen Hannigan Robinson, age 50, 23 May 1894. Ellen was born 15 June 1842, New Brunswick, Canada. They lived at Brighton, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of Henry and Jane (Adams) Sewell:

  1. Frank Roswell, born 17 August 1871, New Brunswick, Canada; died c1947; married Ada Mecker, 2 June 1899, McKean, Pennsylvania. They had no children.
  2. Harry Lebaron, born 27 September 1874, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; died 3 April 1945; Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; married Ethel Maude Richardson, 20 September 1902, New Brunswick, Canada. They had no children.
  3. Charlotte Augusta, born 29 April 1876, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; died 6 February 1950, Seymour, New Haven, Connecticut; married Marcus Whitfield Palmer, 20 October 1894, New Brunswick, Canada
  4. Lucy Maud, born 14 July 1878, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; died 19 September 1962, Wixom, Oakland, Michigan; married Charles Allen Bradley, 20 July 1904, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada
  5. Benjamin Thomas, born 12 April 1880, East Cold Stream, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1962, Hartland, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; married Martha Hyslop, 30 March 1921, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada.Martha was born 1879, Scotland; died 1950. Both are said to be buried at a cemetery in Greenland, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada. Benjamin was said to have had three daughters, Charlotte, Lucy and Mary who married Harvey McClure and moved to California. However, he was a bachelor (not widower) when he married and Martha was a spinster, aged 42. No evidence of any children has been found. Perhaps the family member who reported these children confused the identity of their parents or else they were adopted.
    6. Mae Elizabeth,born 9 October 1882, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; died 15 November 1961, probably Vancouver, Clark, Washington; married Harvey Jason McClure, 5 November 1902, Potter County, Pennsylvania
    7. Edwy Beverley, born 25 January 1892, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada; died 30 December 1967, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; married Barbara MacPherson, before 1921, possibly St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, where their adopted son was born. They adopted one schil, Malcolm John, born 1923, Johns, Canada.

John Quincy Adams (George Martin3, Jonathan2, John1) was born about 12 January 1853, New Brunswick, Canada; died 5 May 1922, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married Elizabeth Wood, 31 October 1888, York, New Brunswick, Canada. She was born 1854; died 1914.

Children of John Quincy and Elizabeth (Wood) Adams:

  1. Helen Manson, born 6 December 1891, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 10 January 1974, as she survived her husband; married Thomas Gilbert Hetherington, 25 August 1913, York, New Brunswick, Canada. Thomas was born 8 October 1888; died 10 January 1974, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.
  2. Laura Jane, born 17 July 1893, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 26 October 1973, New Brunswick, Canada; married Donald Edison McClellan, 30 September 1915, New Brunswick, Canada. He was born c1892; died 1944, New Brunswick, Canada.
  3. Blanche Coulthard, born 12 November 1894, New Brunswick, Canada; died 3 July 1963, John, New Brunswick, Canada; married George Stanley McBride, 24 September 1932, St. John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. They had no children.
  4. George Martin, born 4 January 1898, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 21 April 1952, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; unmarried
  5. Frances Louisa, born 28 December 1900, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 27 August 1980, St. Martins, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; married Knowlton Gilmore Thompson, 10 August 1935, St. Martins, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. He was born 23 August 1908; died 27 March 1971, John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Annie Beatrice Adams (George Martin3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 7 November 1862, New Brunswick, Canada; died 27 August 1941, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married James Mardesan “Mard” Mersereau, 22 November 1893, York, New Brunswick, Canada as his second wife. Hazel, born 1886, was a daughter by a previous wife. James was born 29 November 1858, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 9 March 1944, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of James Mardesan “Mard” and Anna Beatrice (Adams) Mersereau:

  1. Bessie Lee, born September 1894, New Brunswick, Canada; died 11 July 1970, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married John Miller, 9 July 1919, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  2. Hazel G., born 2 June 1896, New Brunswick, Canada; died 18 February 1920, John, New Brunswick, Canada; unmarried
  3. Ralph, born December 1898, New Brunswick, Canada; died after 1901 and buried at French Lake, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada with no dates on the gravestone
  4. Mabel Alexandra, born 29 December 1901, French Lake, New Brunswick, Canada; died 3 July 1990, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married John Allen MacDonald, 2 September 1926, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  5. Janet Elizabeth, born 18 November 1903, French Lake, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1995; unmarried

Lucy Gregory Adams (George Martin3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 26 September 1866, Lincoln, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 13 December 1929, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married Charles Wood, 29 June 1887, York, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of Charles and Lucy (Adams) Wood:

  1. Jennie May, born 9 January 1890, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married Rev. Ralph Spragg Gregg, 20 August 1919, York, New Brunswick, Canada. He was born 1888; died 1972, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada. Jennie’s name is on her husband’s gravestone with year born, but no death date. She apparently survived him.
  2. Mabel Maud, born 7 April 1892, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1988, Douglas, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married Edward L. Carlisle, 21 July 1926, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  3. Berton Charles, born 8 March 1894, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 17 February 1934, John, New Brunswick, Canada; married Sadie G. Hanson, 19 October 1921, St. Marys, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  4. Zelda A. born 31 March 1896, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 24 July 1939, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; married P. Haviland Hovey, 15 July 1924, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  5. James Byron, born 12 April 1898, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 13 June 1934, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married Viola Maude Smith, 15 August 1928, New Maryland, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  6. Charlotte Gertrude, born 22 August 1900, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1991, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick Canada married Earl Alexander Fraser, 2 October 1930, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada
  7. Helen Bernice, born August 1902; New Brunswick, Canada; died 1984, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married Harold Andrew Foster, 20 July 1933, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada. Harold was born 1904; died 1984.
  8. John Randolph, born 12 February 1905, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1993, New Brunswick, Canada; married Doris May Steeves, 24 October 1934, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada

Georgie Maud Adams (George Martin3, Jonathan2, John1) was born 12 September 1873, New Brunswick, Canada; died 17 July 1945, Rusagonis Station, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; married George Elbridge Bunker, 11 March 1893, York, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of George Elbridge and Georgie Maude (Adams) Bunker: 

  1. Cecil Elbridge, born 21 October 1893, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 18 December 1992, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York; married Mittie Marie Burns, 15 June 1936, Orlando, Orange, Florida
  2. Ellis Adams, born 18 March 1895, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 20 March 1952, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada; married Susan Alice Staples, 5 April 1916, New Brunswick, Canada
  3. Wendell Hayward, born 12 February 1896, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1981, buried at Rusagonis Station, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada with several siblings; unmarried
  4. Helen Gertrude, born 9 November 1898, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 30 May 1918, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada; unmarried
  5. Lionel Manzer, born 7 November 1900, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 26 November 1956, John, New Brunswick, Canada; unmarried
  6. Burton Hartley, born 12 March 1902, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1 November 1972, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; married Frieda Carolyn Trabant, 12 June 1943, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan. They had no children.
  7. Dora Myrtle, born 14 June 1903, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1992, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; unmarried
  8. Hazel Bernice, born 15 January 1905, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 4 November 1996, Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan; married Murray Burton Noble, 30 November 1924, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
  9. Grace Lillian, born 20 March 1906, Rusagonis Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1987; married Charles Jeffrey Babineau, 1 May 1952, Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada. They had no children.
  10. Clarence Martin, born 23 February 1908, Rusagonis Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 15 January 1977, Tracy, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; unmarried
  11. Myra Melvina, born 16 March 1911, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 20 March 1911, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
  12. Frances Maud, born 9 September 1913, Rusagonis, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada; died 27 October 1971, Akron, Summit, Ohio; married (1) Carl W. Hutchinson/Hutchinson, 11 February 1938, Summit County, Ohio. They divorced before 1950. (2) Fred Henry Gross, 10 October 1951, Summit County, Ohio. It appears Frances had no children.

Next up are the descendants of John Adams and Sarah Coley’s daughter, Hannah, who married William Segee.

 

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