ADAMS:My line of descent is through Rebecca ADAMS & John Waldo. (SEE: Excerpt from Timothy Hopkins book, attached below).
I checked thename index of ''JOHN HOPKINS OF CAMBRIDGE, MA, 1634 AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS'' by Timothy HOPKINS, and did not see a listing for General Alonzo W. Adams.This does not mean that Alonzo W. Adams is not in some way connected to this Adams line; it simply means that this specific book does not contain the type of in-depth data to know one way or another.
If you or anyone you know has a subscription to Ancestry.com (or, if your local library subscribes to this genealogy service, which many libraries do), you can research the military history of General Alonzo Adams (online) via their Civil War records.I would suspect that there would be a substantial amount of information about him, given his military rank.
In addition,this databank will also include 'general' links which will provide expanded historical data regarding each battle that General Alonzo Adams participated in, led, etc.It's a wonderful resource for researching the military history of particular individuals.(i.e., For example, we were able to pinpoint the exact location, battle & day that my husband's great grandfather, William Sayles, was severely wounded during his Civil War duty.This, combined with oral & written family history that had been handed down through the generations-- some of which was included in William's obituary decades later, filled in many gaps & painted a vivid picture of his Civil War experiences).
If General Alonzo W. Adams was married, you might also want to check to see if he, his wife, or offspring applied for a pension based upon his military service.The pension record (which you can order), may provide a wealth of information.
I wish you well in your research, and current endeavor.If I come across information about General Alonzo Adams that may be useful, I will gladly pass it along to you.
And, I look forward to reading"The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution."
Take care, and
May God bless you and those you love...
Cathy Porter-Maynard (in Minnesota)
• Great grand-daughter of Ella Nichols Childers (and, Edward Marshall Bisbee Stevens)
• GG grand-daughter of Catherine Diana HOPKINS (and, Robert Childers)
• GGG grand-daughter of Scott Lee Hopkins (and, Helen Mar Cumming)
• GGGG grand-daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hopkins,b. 7 May 1799, VT(and, Clarisa Coburn)
• GGGGG grand-daughter of Rudd Hopkins, b. 5 Aug 1776, VT (and, Anna Scott)
• GGGGGG grand-daughter of Benjamin Hopkins, b. 1747Hartford, Connecticut (and, Zaresh RUDD, b. 21 May 1746, Amenia, Dutchess, New York)
• GGGGGGG grand-daughter of Zebulon Rudd, born 26 Jul 1717, Windham, Windham, CT (and, Jerusha BREWSTER, born 1720; Windham,CT)
• GGGGGGGG grand-daughter of Jonathan Brewster, born 1680; Plymouth, Massachusetts (and, Mary Partridge, born 2 May 1693; Duxbury, Plymouth, MA)
• GGGGGGGGG grand-daughter of Wrestling Brewster, born 1644,Plymouth, MA, (and, Mrs. Mary Brewster, b. 18 Oct 1662; Plymouth, MA)
• GGGGGGGGGG grand-daughter of Love Brewster, b. 1601, Scrooby, Notts, England (and, Sarah Collier, b. 1615, Plymouth, MA)
• GGGGGGGGGGGG grand-daughter of Pilgrim William Brewster, b. 1566/67; Scrooby, Nottingham, England (and, Mary ___, b.1567, Lincolnshire, England)
"Zaresh RUDD of "Mayflower" and distinguished ADAMS family ancestry. Her mother, Jerusha BREWSTER, traces to the "Mayflower" through Jonathan, Wrestling, Love, Elder William BREWSTER of Plymouth. Zebulon RUDD, her father, was son of Nathaniel, and grandson of Jonathan RUDD and Rebecca WALDO; Rebecca WALDO was daughter of John WALDO and Rebecca ADAMS; Rebecca ADAMS was daughter of Capt. Samuel, and granddaughter of Henry ADAMS of Braintree, MA. This is the line of Samuel ADAMS, the "Firebrand of the Revolution," and of John and John Quincy ADAMS, Presidents of the United States."
Source: JOHN HOPKINS OF CAMBRIDGE, MA, 1634 AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS by Timothy HOPKINS, c. 1932 Stanford University Press, pg. 130.
In a message dated 7/14/2007 2:59:46 PM Central Daylight Time, David Stewart writes:
''I am particularly interested in Col. Alonzo W. Adams of the 1st NY Cavalry (Brevet Brig. Gen.), for a book I am writing. If you have any information about this "A.W. Adams" I would be very grateful.''