Elijah Adams (1755-1843), b.Coventry CT, moved to NY and then to Licking Co. OH.His pension application R46listed only his second wife Sarah Vail, whom he married in 1796/7 in NY, and only the children by that marriage. He had three older children by his first wife (who was not Elizabeth Ripley) not named in the pension application: Elijah, Chester (1780-1862), Thomas. (Information passed along from the editor of the original Adams Addenda). Have no idea aboutElijah's first wife or his parents.
Elijah was living in Tolland Co. CT in the 1790 census with 3 sons under 16.
I am unrelated to the above Elijah Adams but searching for an Elijah Adamsb.1731 Stratford CT and information about his nephew Dr. Elijah Adams (1773-1836) This Adams family subsequently resided in Litchfield CT.Their ancestry is known.
Dr. Elijah Adams (1773-1836),b.Stratford CT, died Putnam Co. NY. He was also a lawyer and received his law degree in 1795 in Litchfield. He moved around a great deal, upstate NY and finally to Carmel NY where he is buried.