Genealogy of the Adams Family, of Kingston, Mass (Classic Reprint)

Genealogy of the Adams Family, of Kingston, Mass (Classic Reprint)

by George Adams
     
 

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A few explanatory remarks relative to this genealogy may be well, not only to the many interested in it, but to the few who have given it only a casual and indifferent thought.

The first collection of information for this work was made by Theodore P. Adams, during his school vacation in the summer of

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Excerpt from Genealogy of the Adams Family, of Kingston, Mass

A few explanatory remarks relative to this genealogy may be well, not only to the many interested in it, but to the few who have given it only a casual and indifferent thought.

The first collection of information for this work was made by Theodore P. Adams, during his school vacation in the summer of 1857; this information was mainly in reference to Francis Adams and his immediate descendants.

Feeling a strong interest in the matter, I subsequently engaged in the prosecution of the work, and after much labor and research have succeeded in tracing out most of the descendants of the ancestors, Francis and Mary.

Those bearing the name of Adams are nearly, if not all, given in this genealogy; and those who have surrendered this name to the claims of matrimony, we have also endeavored to trace out as far as possible, without longer delaying the publication of the work.

Our original design was merely to secure a complete genealogy of our own branch of the family; but discovering that many of the descendants of the ancestors belonging to the other branches entertained a deep interest in the matter and a desire for an enlarged statement, a more comprehensive plan was then determined upon.

To various individuals of the male branches of the children of Francis and Mary, we are indebted for valuable information, and for words and deeds of sympathy and encouragement. To name them would be gratifying, but it would be difficult to limit the list.

The labor and difficulties of collecting the requisite facts, can only be fully appreciated by those who have had experience in genealogical collections; but our burden has been made light and easy to bear by the cheerful cooperation of kindred, though in some cases remotely connected by ties of consanguinity. Old acquaintances have been revived and new ones made - friendships formed and fraternal feelings promoted - amply compensating for, exertions made in the cause.

But these personal considerations however profitable and gratifying, are not the only happy circumstances connected with this sketch. The facts elicited in respect to the Christian character, rare talents and unobtrusive of Francis Adams, the ancestor, are truly a matter of just pride to all related to him! He was indeed a noble example for his descendants to honor and imitate.

The amount of well authenticated information in regard is rather limited, but sufficient has been secured to prove all that is claimed for him. Much traditionary information about him is extent, but this is regarded usually as not very substantial, and hence we have not felt it safe to base our statements upon it to any great extent. It is to be regretted that the sketch of his character and life had not been undertaken some twenty years ago, as since that time many valuable papers, then in possession of a descendant, have been destroyed by fire. Should any person have any papers in respect to him or his immediate descendants, or should they hereafter discover any, they will confer a favor by notifying the subscriber.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781332130993
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
08/04/2015
Pages:
70
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

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