Daniel Adams was born in 1652 in Watertown, Middlesex co., Massachusetts; about 1664, he moved with his family to Cambridge Farms (Lexington), in Middlesex co.
He served in King Philip's War, under Major Willard, about 1675/76. By order of the Windsor Council, Simsbury settlers had to leave their homes during an Indian uprising in March of 1676. Indians destroyed Simsbury, as well as other settlements.
On 20 Sep 1677, Daniel married Mary Hester Phelps, in Windsor, Hartford co., Connecticut. Mary was born on 26 Oct 1658 in Poquonock, Windsor co., Connecticut, the daughter of Samuel Phelps and Sarah Griswold. Shortly after their marriage, they joined other settlers in returning to Simsbury, and were given land near Canton.
He served as the sole executor of his father George's will, after the latter's death in 1696.
Daniel joined the Simsbury Church in 1698, having been baptized as an adult in 1697, and was the Simsbury representative to the Connecticut General Assembly from 1699 - 1703.
He died on 15 Nov 1713 in Simsbury, Hartford co., Connecticut at the age of 61. Inventory of his will includes 7 parcels of land. His wife Mary died in Mar 1715 in Canton, Connecticut at age 56.
They had 11 children: Samuel, Sarah, Daniel, Joseph, Thomas, Benjamin, Thankful, Mary, Marcy, Ephraim, and Thankful.