Thomas Adams, father-in-law to Daniel Appleton of Buxton, ME

Source: History of Nottingham, Deerfield, and Northwood: Comprised Within the Original Limits of Nottingham, Rockingham County, N.H., with Records of the Centennial Proceedings at Northwood, and Genealogical Sketches, Elliott Colby Cogswell – January 1, 1878. LINK

Mr. Cogswell married, August 12, 1842, Sophia Ann, daughter of Deacon Thomas Adams of Gilmanton, born January 24, 1819. Their Upham, born September 6, 1845, graduated from Gilmanton Academy, 1865, married, November 19, 1865, George W. Bingham, graduate of Dartmouth College in 1863, and they live in Burlington, Ia.; (3) Ellen Sophia, born July 14, 1847, died August 13, 1849; (4) Martha Ellen, born December 28, 1849, graduated from Coe’s Academy, 1869, married, December 3, 1874, John G. Mead, jr., of New York City, where they reside; (5) Elizabeth Greenleaf, born March 5, 1852, graduated from Coe’s Academy, 1871, married, February 28, 1877, Charles H. Prescott of Walpole, Mass.; (6) William Badger, born August 5, 1854, now a member of Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City; (7) Thomas Herbert, born August 5, 1856, died September 17, 1860; (8) Ephraim Bradford, born May 11, 1859, died July 25, 1860; (9) Henry Burr, born April 5, 1861, member of Coe’s Academy.

It is worthy of statement that eight brothers, the sons of Nathaniel Cogswell and Judith Badger of Atkinson, served in the war of the Revolution; that six of these sons were in the service at the same time; that all lived to see General Washington President of the United States; and that no one of the nineteen children of these Christian parents dishonored their parentage.

Thomas Adams, father of the wife of Rev. E. C. Cogswell, descended from Henry Adams, who came from Devonshire, England, in 1630, and settled in Braintree, Mass., where he died October 8, 1646. His children were Henry, Samuel, Thomas, Peter, Joseph, William, and Edward. His son Joseph, born in England, 1626, married, November 26, 1650, Abigail Baxter. Their children were Henry, Joseph, John, Bethia, Samuel, Peter, Jonathan, Deliverance, and Mary. Their son Joseph married Hannah Bass, one of whose children was John, from whom President J. Q. Adams descended, also Rev. Joseph Adams of Newington, N. H., who was born January 1, 1689, graduated from Harvard College 1710, ordained November 16, 1715, and died May 26, 1783. Mary, granddaughter of Rev. Joseph Adams of Newington, married Jonathan Ross, jr., of Gilmanton.

William, son of Henry Adams, the progenitor, removed to Ipswich, Mass., and died there, 1661. He had three sons, William, Nathaniel, and Samuel. This William, jr., had a son, Thomas, born 1696, died 1762. He had Thomas, Ezekiel, Ephraim, and Benjamin; the last two settled in New Ipswich, and from one of these, Ephraim, descended the late Prof. Adams of Dartmouth College.

Thomas, brother of Ephraim and Benjamin, born 1730, died 1797, lived in Ipswich, and married Elizabeth Brown, by whom he had Deborah, Elizabeth, who married Daniel Appleton of Buxton, Me., Hannah, Bethia, Lucy, Abigail, who married Thomas Ross of Gilmanton, Sarah, Thomas, Moses, Mary, who married Ephraim Smith, and afterwards William Price of Gilmanton, and Lydia. This Thomas, son of Thomas Adams and Elizabeth Brown, was born September, 1757, died May 6, 1844, married Anna Porter, by whom he had: John; David; Nancy; William, who settled in Boston, was deacon of Salem-street Congregational Church for many years, and whose daughter, Sarah E., is the wife of Hon. J. S. Potter, United-States Consul at Stuttgart, Germany; Thomas; George; Allen; Moses; Deborah; Smith; and Samuel. This Thomas, son of Thomas Adams and Anna Porter, was born March 17, 1792, married, March 27, 1817, Sophia Kimball, born January 28, 1798, daughter of David Kimball of Gilmanton; he was deacon of the Congregational Church at Gilmanton for many years. Their children were: (1) Sophia A., born January 24, 1819, married, August 12, 1842, Rev. E. C. Cogswell; (2) Hazen Worcester, born July 25, 1823, graduated from Dartmouth College 1847, married Jane C. Amos (Campbell) of Hackensack, N. J., August 27, 1861; their children are: Hattie C., born March 23, 1862; Martha N., born April 6, 1864; Ellen S., born April 16, 1866; Charles F., born October 18, 1869; (3) Martha H., born August 19, 1825, married, October 16, 1849, G. C. Nealley of Burlington, Ia. (see sketch of Nealley family, Nottingham); (4) Mary Frances, born July 24, 1827, married, October 19, 1853, Dr. Gilliam C. Terhune of Hackensack, N. J., graduate of New (6) Ellen Elizabeth, born Septembe r 1, 1835, died July 29, 1838; (7) Edward Elliott, born August 22, 1839, died August 6, 1841. Deacon Adams died May 21, 1873, aged eighty-one; his wife died July 6, 1874, aged seventy-six.

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