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Robert Adams/Eleanor Wilmot - Newbury, MA
Jacob Adams/Anne Allen - Newbury, MA.>Suffield CT
Abraham Adams/Johanna Norton - Suffield CT
Freegrace Adams/Anna Kent - Suffield CT>Marlboro, VT
Eliphalet Adams/Patience Rice - Suffield CT>Cambridge NY>Stoke, Lower Canada>Adamsville (Acton)ON
Ezra Adams/Isa Proctor/Amy Edmunds/Betsy Edmunds - Cambridge NY> Stoke, Lower Canada>Adamsville (Acton)ON>Drayton ON
John Gennings Curtis Adams/Sarah Ann Fawcett - Adamsville (Acton)ON>Drayton ON>Burlington,ON
John Franklin Adams/Edith Bishop Young/Ada Elizabeth Robertson Hoggan - Drayton ON>Toronto,ON
William David Hoggan Adams/Edna May Hahn/Dorathy Willmot - Toronto ON
David Cameron Adams/Alice Lillian Grace Stickley/Judith Alice Baker - Toronto ON>Prince Albert SK>
Saskatoon SK>Barrie ON
David John Adams/Marcela Ana Marhanova - Toronto>Australia>Mississauga ON
David Zdenek Adams>Mississauga ON
The Rev. David Adams (me) was one of two children b. 1933 Toronto. Predeceased in 1982 by sister Ada Marilyn.
Ordained Priest in the Anglican Church 1965, served in Diocese of Toronto. Was the Rector of St David's Anglican Church 1977 to 1985. In 1981 collated as Archdeacon of the Diocese of Saskatchewan,and served on Prince Albert Public Board of Education and Carlton Comprehensive High School Board of Educ. 1981-85.
Installed as a Canon of the Church 1989, and Rector of St. Timothy's Anglican Church, Saskatoon (1985-94) Regional Dean of Saskatoon 1989-94.Member of the National Executive Council of the Anglican Church of Canada .
Rector of St. George's (Allandale) Barrie, Ont. 1994 -1997, Elected to Executive Cttee, Diocese of Toronto 1995, representing the Episcopal Area of York - Simcoe.
Retired -September 1, 1997 to 4 Rosedale Pl.
Barrie, On.Can. L4M 5E7
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The Rev. Ezra Adams, Pioneer Canadian, and one of the fathersof the Methodist Church in Canada (born 1788 - died 1871). The United Empire Loyalist branch of the Adams Family of New England has lived as long as any other family under the English flag in America.'There were no Englishmen in Canada when their forefathers landed as Puritans in Massachusetts, and it was about this time that a couple of French Jesuits went as missionaries and according to Parkman, built the first house in Upper Canada.For ten generations on this continent they 'have maintained a reputation for integrity, manliness of character and adherence to principle almost unique in history for an old family in any country.Possessed of magnificent physique by heredity, they have held their own in every walk of life.the "Almighty dollar," too often the God of the American citizen, has been their servant and not their master, and while not classed amongst the wealthiest citizens they have always been known as amongst the "best citizens" of Canada and the United States.
The Canadian Branch in Ontario still retains the family crest, "Loyal au mort," which has been in the family ever since the reign of King John of England and the signing of the Magna Charta. Some letters in the possession of the Rev. James E. Dyer furnish the information that Rev. Ezra Adams was a descendant of the Adams family of which John Adams (second President of the United States) was a member, who emigrated to America from England previous to the Revolution. His mother was of the Rice family, who also immigrated to America from England about the same time as the Adams family did and settled in the State of Connecticut. His parents removed from Hartford, Connecticut, to Cambridge, New York, where he was born July 17, 1788.
In the year 1798 his father, having received 1,200 acres of land from the British government, moved into the easterntownships of Lower Canada, then a wilderness beyond the townships ofStanstead and Hatley (in the easterly part of the Province), dotted only here and there with small commencement of rising settlements, separated by many miles of woods.
His family settled in the township of Westbury, on the bank of the river St. Francois, nine miles beyond the last settler in that direction. Here they lived twelve years without the Gospel or public means of grace.The family were trained in all the morality of Presbyterianism and in the peculiar doctrines of the church were most rigid Calvinists.There being no Presbyterian Church, and the first preacher to arrive in that portion of the eastern settlements of Lower Canada being a Methodist, young Ezra Adams became a convert and adherent to the Methodist Church, and when his father, Eliphalet Adams, removed to Upper Canada, he became a minister of the Gospel.
One of his first circuits was from Stony Creek on the other side of Hamilton to beyond Muddy York, now Toronto, north to Lake Simcoe. As he had but one Methodist associate on this circuit and there were no railroads in those days it will readily be seen that a "circuit rider," as he was called, or preacher of the Gospel, must necessarily belong to the muscular type of Christianity and that The hardships and privations were not a few which these noble pioneers of Methodism endured in carrying the good tidings to the remote settlements.This was before the days of the "buckboard" (a species of buggy), or that steel spring buggies came into use, when the roads were bad and travelling on horseback was the easiest and quickest means of transit. With his saddlebags containing his Bible and hymn book, and a change of clothing, the stalwart form of Rev. Ezra Adams mounted on a good horse, was a familiar figure on the military roads during the troublesome times of the war of 1814, after which peace was made between the United States and Great Britain-a peace which has lasted for almost a century.
His health having failed from overwork in the ministry, Rev. Adams with his two brothers settled in what, is now the town of Acton. here they took up 200 acres of land each, and he built the first grist and saw mills, and here his youngest son, John G. Adams, of Toronto,was born in 1839.The place was for some time called Adamsville, but afterward was changed to Acton. The Rev. Ezra Adams afterward sold the mills, as having returned to pastoral work he found it interfered with his calling.Newmarket was his first chargeafter leaving Acton and Stratford circuit before his retirement from active work in the ministry. From Stratford he removed to what is now the town of Drayton, township of Peel, County Wellington, and whichwas then being known as the "Queen's Bush." Here he andthe Rev. Benjamin Jonesbecamethepioneers of the present town of Drayton, and here they builtthe first church in western Ontario in the Queen's hush, north of Elora.His home, the second to he built in that section of the county, was known throughout the countryside for long afterwards as the "Methodist Inn," on account of the old-fashioned hospitality of the owner and the fact that it was the only large house in this section of 'the country.He lived to see a thriving village and prosperous farming community develop in what was once but a forest wilderness when he retired from active work in the ministry.
The following information in reference to the Rev. Ezra Adams is taken from "The Handbook of Canadian Methodism," by the Rev.George H. Cornish (printed at the Wesleyan Book and Job Printing Co., Toronto, 1867)
"The first Canadian Methodist Conference was held in Canada in 1824; at that time there were in connection with the church thirty-five ministers and preachers.These travelled in Canada under the direction oftheM. E. .Church, United States, prior to the formation of the Canada Conference, or travelled under the direction of the English Conference.For ten years previous to this Rev. Ezra Adams was actively engaged in the ministry of the Gospel under the Methodist Episcopal Church of the United States. His first circuit, in 1814, was Ancaster and Long Point. This circuit extended from the Niagara river to beyond Little York or Toronto around the head of Lake Ontario and Burlington Bay, westward beyond Oxford and southward to Long 1815 and 1816 he was on the Bay of Quinte Circuit; 1817, Hallowell;1818-1819, Ottawa; 1820-1821,Thames; 1822-1823, Niagara."
While in the County of York his circuits after 1814 were, according to the same authority: Yonge Street, 1830 Toronto Circuit, 1840 Newmarket,. 1842-43-44; Markham, 1845 and 1846.In 1831 and 1832, Rev. Ezra Adams was presiding elder of the London District, and in 1833 and 1834 presiding Elder of the Munceytown District.In 1835 he was in Prescott and Augusta.From 1836 to 1839 inclusive he was superannuated.His last two appointments were Bradford, 1847, and Stratford, 1848, when he was superannuated on. account of old age after thirty-four years in the ministry."( He was affectionately known as "Father Adams" or "Uncle Ezra", a tradition followed by his great, great grandson, "Father"David C. Adams. )
"Rev. Ezra Adams's wife, Amy, was a woman of exceptional benevolence and virtue and her charity and large-heartedness and sympathy for the poor and afflicted, while accomplishing much in her day and generation, were a great source of inspiration to all within her sphere of influence and to-day a powerful vital force for good in the hearts and lives of her children even to the third generation, and the circles of her influence are ever widening to generations yet unborn.
Rev. Mr. Adams and his wife Amy had three children :
(l) Electa Ann, bornin Munceytown, Out.,Sept. 10, 1834, married Rev. James E. Dyer.She died in Toronto, July 2, 1897, a woman of much force of character and versatility, and her gift of eloquent speech would have made her prominent in public life had not her fondness for her home and children and church work made her an exemplary parson's wife and mother.
(2) Sarah Rowena, born in Brockville, Out., Dec.28, 1835, married Rev. Thomas Albert, and is still living (1907), devoting her evening of life to charitable work.
3) John G. Adams, born in Adamsville, now Acton, Ont., March 16,1839, is still living in Toronto, where he has been prominent for many years in works of charity.
By his first wife, Isa (Proctor), Rev. Ezra Adams had children as follows:
(1) Betsy Almira, born in Fredericksburg, Upper Canada, Oct. 16, 1815, married June 15. 1832, Rev. Thomas Hurlbert.
(2) Henry Proctor, born near Lundy's Lane, March 12, 1822, settled in Acton, County Halton, where he learned his occupation of miller and afterward, in 1855, built mills and did an extensive business, building up what is now the town of Hanover, where his son, James Henry Adams, still resides, and is resident manager of the Merchants' Bank.
(3) William Case Adams, born near Lundy's Lane; Oct.18, 1823, married Oct.20, 1857, Matilda Osman; daughter of John Osman, Esq., of Seneca New YorkOne daughter, Miss. L 0. Adams, still resides in Toronto, where she is well known as an artist. William Case Adams, was the third dentist to practice in Toronto and was one ofthe founders or the Royal College of Dental Surgeons ofOntario, and one of the first professors in the School of Dentistry. His literary education was obtained in Victoria University and Dr Nathaniel Burwash Chancellor of Victoria University-, says of him in "The Christian Guardian"1899'Hc was a descendant or the. Adams Family of Massachusetts, which has given to the United States so many of. her foremost names.He with others of his family were U.E.. Loyalists and bringing to Canada and Canadian Methodism their hereditary ability and force of character , made no unworthy contribution to the building of our national life.In the later forties, under the presidency of the late Dr. McNab,Mr. Adams. completed hisliteraryeducation.In Victoria College where his fine physique and force of character made him a leader in manly exercises and in Christian work, and gave him a moralinfluence which commanded the esteem of professors and students alike.Commencing the practice of his profession in the cityof Toronto, he became at once associatedwith theold Adelaide Street Church, a member of its official board, a class leader, a trustee, a Bible class leader and an active worker in all social reform andChristian benevolence.''For over forty years he practised his profession in Toronto.
(4) Jane Maria Adams, born in Adamsville in 1826, married about 1852, Archibald MacCallum,, principal of the Normal school at Hamilton, and afterwardof the Model School in Toronto.
(5) Eliza Roxana was born in Adamsville,township of Esquesing,Halton county Ontario in 1828, and married Rev. Matthew Swann,, who was educated in Upper Canada College.
(6) George Washington Adams, born in Acton in 1830 , resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan."
(7) John Adams, born in Acton 1832, died 1832."
(Commemorative Biographical Records Of The County of York, Ontario 1907