6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2019 2:48 AM by Mark Johnson

    Adams Family of Groton, Connecticut 1700 - 1800


      I would like to correspond with individuals who can help me locate records of the children of Simeon Adams (1742-~1800) and Lydia Brown (widow Sparhawk) (1741-~1800) of Groton, Stonington, Mystic, Montville, Salem, Colchester, CT and Stephentown, NY.  Simeon was the son of Nathaniel Adams and Hannah Wheeler of Groton, CT.  Lydia was the daughter of Humphrey Brown and Tabitha Holdridge of Stonington, CT.


      In 1890, genealogist Nelson D. Adams submitted the following post to The New England Notes and Queries:  “Adams -Simeon Adams of Stonington, Conn., married, prior to 1770, widow Lydia (Brown) Sparhawk, who by previous marriage, had daughters, Sabra, born 1763, and Lydia, born 1765. Simeon Adams had eight children born in Stonington between 1770 and 1778, who married into the Rathbun, Ransom, Rogers, King, Yeomans and Burdick families. I am unable to connect this Simeon Adams with his ancestry. Who can aid me in doing so?-N.D. Adams, Washington, D.C.”


      Using the married names listed in Nelson D. Adams’ newspaper queries, I believe Simeon Adams' children are (1) Simeon Adams Jr. (1770–1833), who married Esther Ransom (1772–1847); (2) Hannah Adams (1771–1856), who married Jonathan Rathbun (1765–1843); (3) Wealthy Adams (1775–1873), who married Bliss Ransom (1770–1855); (4) Nathaniel Adams (1783–1861), who married Clarissa Yeomans (1763–1849); (5) William Adams (1785–1868), who first married Nancy Rogers (1781– 1820), then Delia Olmstead (1789–1865); and (6) Samuel Rathbun Adams (1790–1822) married Frances (Fanny) Burdick (1792–1881).