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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


Identifier: 1970-35-1

The personal papers of the Adams Family, including Joseph Adams (1767-1856); his son, Charles Adams (1805-1883); children of Charles Adams, including Julia Adams How Wessells (1842-1904), Mary Adams Wheelock (1838-1895), and Charles Adams Jr. (1845-1864); other family members; and friends and business associates. The collection consists primarily of correspondence.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1798-1928; Other: Majority of material found in 1798-1877; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/1970

Adams family genealogy


Identifier: 00-2010-119-0

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.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1829-circa 1900

Joseph Adams family records


Identifier: 00-1986-26-0

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.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1814 Nov 19; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1985

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Correspondence 2
Litchfield (Conn.) 2
Photographs 2
Autograph albums 1
Business records 1