Adams, Joseph, 1764-1856
Joseph Adams (1764-1856) was the son of Rev. Amos Adams, who served in the Revolutionary War. Joseph Adams moved to Litchfield from Roxbury, Mass., in 1790 and established himself as a cabinet maker. A chest of drawers, Empire Style, circa 1820, and signed by Joseph Adams and Silas E. Cheney is in the Society's collection. He was Litchfield borough clerk, 1818-1823 and 1824-1838, and borough president, 1839-1842. He also served as constable for six years, lister or rate-maker (functioning as assessor) for twelve years, grand juror for six years, a director of the Litchfield Savings Bank, and a surveyor. He married Deborah Marsh in 1792 and they had eight children.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Adams family collection
Adams family genealogy
Papers relating to the Adams family of Litchfield, including Joseph Adams (1764-1856); one of his sons, Charles Adams (1805-1883); and others, consisting primarily of genealogical materials and obituaries.
Joseph Adams family records
An 11 page handwritten notebook with the first page "Record Amos Adams was born Sep. 1, 1728". It contains records of the Adams family to Thomas Adams born Oct. 13, 1814. The back page is inscribed Joseph Adams Book, Litchfield, Nov. 19, 1814.