Family:Adams, Mary (1700-?)

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Mary Adams (Lydia3 Whitney, Jonathan2, John1), daughter of Moses and Lydia (Whitney) Adams,[1] was born 4 Jan 1699/700, Sherborn, MA.[2]

She married 2 Nov 1721, Sherborn, MA, William Sheffield,[3] son of William and Hannah (Bullard) Sheffield.[4] He was born 28 Feb 1699/1700, Sherborn, MA.[5]

Apparently he, "Lieut.", married secondly, 25 Sep 1776, Mendon, MA, widow Lydia (-----) Rawson, "of Holliston". She may have been Lydia Hill, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (White) Hill, who was born 30 Nov 1706, Sherborn, MA, who married firstly, 15 Jan 1729/30, Holliston, Samuel Daniels, and who "of Holliston" married secondly, 5 Mar 1761, Uxbridge, Deacon Edmond Rawson.

By some sources, she is alleged to have married, before 3 Jul 1715, Solomon HILL, son of Eleazer and Sarah (Breck) Hill, born 27 Dec 1691, Sherborn, MA, and resided in Plainfield, CT, but this would make her very young. Probably that bride was Mary, daughter of John and Hannah (Checkley) Adams, born 20 Dec 1695, Boston, MA.

Children of William and Mary (Adams) Sheffield:

i. Mary Sheffield, b. 7 Sep 1722, Sherborn, MA.[6]
ii. Hannah Sheffield, b. 28 Feb 1723/24, Sherborn, MA.[7]
iii. Deborah Sheffield, b. 3 Sep 1726, Holliston, MA.[8]
iv. Abigail Sheffield, b. 21 Jul 1729, Holliston, MA;[9] m. Oliver Brown; m. Daniel Chapin.
v. Rachel Sheffield, b. 20 Feb 1731[/2], Mendon, MA, d. 3 Mar 1731[/2], Mendon, MA.[10]


1.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

2.^  Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850.

3.^  Ibid.

4.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

5.^  Sherborn VRs.

6.^  Ibid.

7.^  Ibid.

8.^  Vital Records of Holliston, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850.

9.^  Ibid.

10.^  Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850.

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