I am tracking the descendants of FRANCIS & NAOMI (GRAY) ADAMS, of Greenwich, Pelham, South Deerfield, New Braintree, Goshen, and Sunderland, MASS.Francis Adams (1786-1845), b.Greenwich, MA, and Naomi Gray (1789-1870) b. Pelham, MA, were married June 10, 1817 at Pelham, MA.Their 7 children: 1. dau: SALINA ADAMS (1818-1847) b. New Braintree, MA, married Horatio BARDWELL.2. son: JOHN GRAY ADAMS (1819-1891) b. New Braintree, MA, (never married). 3. dau: NANCY PARK ADAMS (1821-1891), b. New Braintree, MA(never married). 4. son: SAMUEL HOLTON ADAMS (1823-1910), b. New Braintree, MA, married 1st: Caroline MATTHEWS, 2nd: Ann WATSON. 5. son: AVERY WARD ADAMS (1826-1895), b.New Braintree, MA, married Emma W. TILTON. 6. dau: ELIZABETH JANE ADAMS (1829-1900), b.Pelham, MA, married Israel CHILDS. 7. son: FRANCIS FISK ADAMS (1833-1901 )b. Pelham, MA, (never married).
The couple's 5th child: AVERY WARD ADAMS (1826-1895) married EMMA W. TILTON (1833-1890) b. Goshen, MA, at Goshen, on 25 May 1854.Avery W. died at Rochester, MN, and Emma died at Clinton Falls, Steele County, MN.Their six children: 1. son: FRANK WEST ADAMS (1855-1926) b.Clinton Falls, MN, married Anna M. ROGERS.2. son: FREDERICK TILTON ADAMS (1856-1932) b. Clinton Falls, MN, married Mrs. Helena BROWN at Regina, NW Terr. Canada, and died at Wenatchee, Wash., a resident of Cashmere, Wash.3. son: JOHN GRAY ADAMS, (1858-1859) b. Clinton Falls, MN, died in infancy.4. son: EDWARD GRAY ADAMS, (1862-1940), b. Clinton Falls, MN, Unknown if Married, graduate of Amherst College, was a school teacher & principal in Owatonna, MN, and Superintendent of Schools, Rochester, MN in the 1890s. By the 1930s was a resident of Los Angeles, CAL., where he died on August 10, 1940.5. dau: ELIZABETH AMES? ADAMS (1865-1957), b. Clinton Falls, MN, married Frank H. ELLIS (d. 1917, Minneapolis, MN).6. son: GEORGE FISK? (FRANCIS?) ADAMS (1871-????) b. Clinton Falls, MN, Unknown if Married, and was a resident of New York City in 1932.The AVERY WARD & EMMA TILTON ADAMS home in ST. PAUL, MN., still stands at 454 N. Smith Avenue. The small brick structure was built by Avery and his brother Francis in 1854, and is now nearly 150 years old.Their second Minnesota home, a large stone structure, built in 1860 on their farm in Clinton Falls, Steele Co., MN, sheltered them, and all of their children from birth. Unfortunately the Clinton Falls home was destroyed by fire in the mid 1970s.Any information on these people, or their descendants would be most appreciated. Best regards, Jim Sazevich, 454 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55102-2726.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org