An American Family History

David Adams


In 1688, during the Glorious Revolution, the Protestant king and queen,William and Mary, took the English throne from Catholic King James II. The bloodless revolution profoundly impacted the American colonies.

David Adams was born March 29, 1699 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Jonathan Adams and Leah Gould.

He married Dorcas Paine who was born in Eastham, Massachusetts on February 20, 1699. She was the daughter of Elisha Paine and Rebecca Doane.

Jonathan Adams (1724, married Desire Ashcraft),
Levi Adams (1728, married Margaret Perkins),
Abel Adams (1730, married Deborah Young),
Elisha Adams (1733),
Dorcas Adams (1735),
Leah Adams (1738, married Isaiah Cain), and
Rebecca Adams (1742).

Leah and Isiah settled in Yonge Township, Leeds County, Ontario.

The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.




from Paine Family Records by Henry D. Paine

Dorcas Paine, daughter of Elisha and Rebecca Paine, was born in Eastham, and at the time of her father's removal the youngest of the family. She married David Adams, at Canterbury, Aug. 27, 1723. She died at that place, March 3, 1745-6.

Children of Dorcas Paine, who married David Adams:

Jonathan, born May 25, 1724; married Desire Ashcroft, Dec. 27, 1745; died in 1763.
Abel, born Jan. 5, 1730-31. He was a physician.
Elisha, born July 5, 1733.
Dorcas, born June 5, 1735.
Leah, born Aug. 18, 1738.
Rebecca, born Aug. 6, 1742.

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