The Adams Family of Martha's Vineyard
2017 reprint of 1987 original, as part of the NEHGS Simple Print program
Author: Henry Edwards Scott
Hardcover, 76 pages
Descendants of Capt. Mayhew Adams (1729-1823), son of Eliashib (or Elisha) Adams of Martha's Vineyard and his wife Reliance, daughter of Experience Mayhew. Mayhew Adams married Rebecca Mayhew in 1751. She was the daughter of Paine Mayhew, Jr. and Dinah Norton Mayhew of Menemsha. This couple had seventeen children. Four generations of Adamses lived in Martha's Vineyard. Relatives include Samuel Adams, Jr. (1722-1803), signer of the Declaration of Independence and draftsman of the Constitution, and John Adams Jr. (1735-1837), President of the United States (1797-1801). Descendants live in Massachusetts, Ohio, and elsewhere.