Humphrey Adams was born Mar. 9, 1789 in Connecticut, son of Abijah Adams and Lydia Rachel Colgrove.He married Hannah Jacobs.She was born abt 1795 in Vermont and died bet. 1860- 1870 probably in Macomb County, Michigan. Humphrey moved to Missouri and possibly remarried a Caroline and he died in Jun. 1848 in New Brunswick, Missouri, where he's said to be buried along with Caroline.
Humphrey and Hannah had the following known children:
Washington Jefferson Adams (Jan. 10, 1816- Feb. 11, 1884)- married Sophia Emerson (Jul. 13, 1818- Jul. 17, 1892) and had 2 children: Alta Rosalia Adams Andrews (1853- Aug. 21, 1882) and Howard Alphonso Adams (Sep. 5, 1855- Jun. 26, 1936).See more below.
Mary Adams (abt. 1818- aft. 1880)- married John Fancher/ Fletcher Lockwood (Jul. 14, 1814- Sep. 13, 1898)- family moved to California and had about 8 known children.
Stephen D. Adams (abt 1821- aft 1884)- married Mary E. Chapman (abt. 1838- aft. 1870)- had at least 4 known children: John Q., Charles W., Ada M., and Mary B. Adams.Also an infant that died.
William Adams (abt. 1824- aft. 1850)
Franklin B. Adams (abt. 1825- aft. 1884)- married Susan Genet Dilee (abt. 1828- aft. 1880)- lived in Jackson, Michigan and had 7 known children: Joseph, Alta, Stephen, Rufus, Byron, Carrie, and Charles Randolph Adams.
Loren B. Adams (abt. 1826- aft. 1880)- married Eliza C. Unknown (abt. 1846- aft. 1880)- one known child: Franklin M. Adams (abt. 1870- aft. 1880)
Rachel Maria Adams (abt. 1829- aft. 1850)- married Alpheus Willard Russell (Feb. 22, 1828- Feb. 4, 1885)- no known children.It is presumed she died between 1850- 1857 or she was divorced.
Jane Adams (abt. 1830- aft. 1850)- married William West- one possible daughter- Mary Jane West (abt 1849- abt. 1919)- possibly married Albert Darwin Rickerd.
Howard Alphonso Adams (son of Washington J. Adams) married Hannah Charlotte Dill, daughter of John Dill.They had 5 children:
Reuben Roscoe "Ralph" Adams (Oct. 10, 1884- May 7, 1955)- married Mary Etta Meeks and Pauline Unknown.One daughter.
Herbert Grover Adams (Apr. 4, 1886- Dec. 3, 1951)- married Dora Scharfenberg (Oct. 19, 1886- Sep. 27, 1977)- two sons.
Miles Norman Adams (Sep. 25, 1888- Aug. 25, 1971)- married Lillian Marie Vincent/ Mather (Oct. 28, 1890- Nov. 8, 1965)- no children.
Alta Laura Adams (Sep. 4, 1892- Jul. 10, 1949)- never married.
Gertrude Hazel Adams (Jan. 10, 1895- Jul. 15, 1981)- married Arnold George Renshaw- two sons and one daughter.
Washington and his family were "pioneers" of Macomb County, Michigan.His father, Humphrey, was also among the first to buy land in Oakland County, Michigan.Washington was said to have been born in Brattleboro, Vermont, and some of his siblings in New York and Michigan.
Humphrey and his family were from Killingly, Connecticut. They stemmed from the same Adams' line as the presidents.
Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated!