Christopher ADAMS appears to have settled in Braintree, Massachusetts before 1645. A marriage is listed in Torrey's book on New England Marriages Prior to 1700 as having taken place between 1655 and 1662. That is, they don't know when! It seems most likely to be the latter date, however. His wife's surname has been listed as either HUNKING or HAMBURG, forename, Margaret. Her surname still needs to be clarified.
An ADAMS man was involved with a group arguing to be granted a separate town from Boston, first in 1640 - Henry ADAMS. This could have been Christopher's father or other relative, but is not yet proven. Again, a few years later, in 1645 an additional petition was denied as to building a new plantation where "Gorton and his companie had erected two or more houses," Gorton having left the colony, and the various other adventureres having left also. In that second petition group were six ADAMS men: Christopher, Henry Sr., Henry Jr., John, Samuel, and Thomas. This would seem to indicate that Christopher was of age by that date, e.g., born in the early or mid 1620s. Again, more research is needed to clarify these names and relationships.
The ADAMS couple moved to Kittery, at some point after the above Braintree petitions, and remained there until their deaths. Christopher and Margaret appear to have had the following children, listed on Christopher's will of 13 Jan 1686/7, born in either Braintree or Kittery:
- Mark, b. estimated ? 1665?; not listed in mother's will of 1722
- Anne, b. estimated ? 1668?; m. ___ Weeks, children
- Mary, b. estimated ? 1671?, m. also, children
- John Sr. [ancestor], b. ?1675, possibly in Kittery; m. abt 1700 to Anna ___; children including ancestor John ADAMS Jr.
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