Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania Vol. 1 / editor-in-chief, John W. Jordan.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921
Pg. 363, 364
ROBERT ADAMS, born in Coventry, Devoshire, England, in 1601, emigrated to America and settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1635.He lived in Salem, Massachusetts, 1638 to 1640, then moved to Newbury, Mass.In 1654 he erected a Newbury-Byfield a stone house, still standing (1914), and in use by members of the family.He was the owner of a large tract of land and a man of prominence in the community.His brother was the ancestor of two presidents of the U. S. - JOHN ADAMS and JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.He had married in England, ELEANOR___, who died June 12, 1677, while he died in 1689.They had nine children.
(II) ABRAHAM ADAMS, son of ROBERT and ELEANOR ADAMS, was born at Salem, Mass., in 1639, died in Sept., 1705.He married, Nov. 10, 1670, MARY, a daughter of RICHARD and JOANNA (INGERSOLL) PETTINGILL, and had ten children.
(III) CAPTAIN ABRAHAM (2) ADAMS, son of ABRAHAM (1) and MARY (PETTINGILL) ADAMS, was born at Newbury, Mass., May 6, 1676, died April 8, 1763.He was a sea captain.He married, in Dec. 1703, ANNE, born Oct. 3, 1683, a daughter of WILLIAM and ANNE (SEWELL) LONGFELLOW.They had 11 children.
(IV) WILLIAM ADAMS, second child of CAPTAIN ABRAHAM (2) and ANNE (LONGFELLOW) ADAMS, was born May 8, 1706.He married, April 2, 1728, MRS. ELIZABETH (DORMAN) NOYES, a daughter of J. DORMAN, of Topfield, Mass.They had seven children.
(V) CAPTAIN BENJAMIN ADAMS, son of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH (DORMAN) (NOYES) ADAMS, was born at Rowley, now Georgetown, Essex Co., Mass., Nov. 20, 1735, died in 1817, while returning from a visit to his son, DR. SAMUEL ADAMS, in Washington.He was a captain in the Continental army, was a member of the famous Boston Tea Party, and was present at the surrender at Yorktown.He married MARY, a daughter of JONATHAN HARRIMAN, and had ten children.
(VI) DR. SAMUEL ADAMS, fourth child of CAPTAIN BENJAMIN and MARY (HARRIMAN) ADAMS, was born Sept. 5, 1767, at Rowley, Mass.He studied medicine at Ipswich, Mass., and then moved to Beaver Co., Pa., where he took up land now occupied by Beaver Falls.The little village was then called Adamsville, and there his death occurred, March 6, 1832.He married ELIZABETH PLUMER, daughter of NATHANIEL and HANNAH (WALKER) PLUMER, and they became the parents of ten children.
(VII) DR. MILO ADAMS, second child of DR. SAMUEL and ELIZABETH (PLUMER) ADAMS, was born at Adamsville, Beaver Co., Pa., Jan. 13, 1790, died Aug. 18, 1846.He was a physician and surgeon of note in his day.He married (first) MARIE, a daughter of DAVID JOHNSTON, and (second) CYNTHIA DARRAGH.Children by first marriage: ELIZA ANN, married JOHN ALLISON, a register of the U. S. treasury, both now deceased; OSCAR, an oil man, died in Venango Co.; MYRA HULL, married LEONARD SHRYOCK JOHNS.Children by second marriage: CAPTAIN ROBERT, killed in the battle of Pittsburgh Landing; SAMUEL, born in 1828, the first explorer of the Colorado River, is living in Beaver Co.; CAPTAIN MILO R., a veteran of the Civil War, died in Washington, District of Columbia; VICTORIA, who died in Beaver Co. in 1913, married COLONEL JACOB WYAND, the last survivor of the organizers of the Republican part in Pittsburgh; ISADORA, living in Pittsburgh, is the widow of JAMES S. McKELVEY; CYNTHIA, married COLONEL A. W. TAYLOR, and died in Ohio; SHELPLEY, DEBORAH and MARTHA, the three youngest, died in infancy.