Daniel Adams was born in 1679
in Simsbury, CT. He married Thanks Shepard, daughter of Abraham
and Judith (Sill) Shepard in 1696 at Simsbury. He signed a will
on 09 January 1713, and died the following day at the age of 34.
His will reads:
I, Daniel Addams Jr. of
Simsbury, do appoint this to be my last will and testament:
I give to my wife Thanks Addams the 1-3 part of my whole
estate, real and personal, during life, and
£10 in money to her at her dispose. I
give to my son Daniel £8 in pay above his equal share of the
rest of my estate. I give unto my sons Daniel, Abraham and
James all my land to be equally divided among them. I give
unto my daughters Thanks and Hannah my moveable [sic] estate
after their proportion of my debts are paid out of them. If
the income of my estate is not sufficient to bring up the
children, they shall be brought up on their several shares.
I appoint my wife Thanks sole executrix.
Daniel was buried at Hop Meadow Cemetery in
Simsbury. Thanks Adams then married Joseph Pettibone. She lived
only another 11 years, dying on 02 Nov 1724 at the age of 41,
also buried at Hop Meadow Cemetery.
children of Daniel and Thanks (Shepard) Adams were:
Thanks Adams, 1698-1723
Son, unknown name, abt 1699-1699
Ephraim Adams, 1701-?
Daniel Adams, 1706-1779
Abraham Adams, 1707-?
Hannah Adams (1709-1776)
*James H. Adams, 1712-1787