Bildad and Mary (Haynes) Adams

Bildad Adams and his twin, Job, were born in Suffield, Conneticut on April 3, 1765. Bildad was the son of Lieutenant Joel Adams and his wife, Abigail Rowe. The family moved to Marlboro, Vermont in 1786 where Bildad served as constable and collector in 1796 and 1801, selectman in 1804 and 1811, and took the Roll of Freeman oath in Sept 1794. Bildad was also the justice of peace and officated at the marriages of Zalva Snow and Ruth Sprague on Jan. 11, 1807, Ira Ingram and Sally Miller on Nov. 3, 1808, Eleazer W. Fisher and Lucy Snow on Dec. 8, 1808, and John Farrand and Lydia Miller on Feb. 3, 1812.

Bildad married Mary Haynes, a teacher, and eleven children blessed this marriage. He served as a Calvaryman in the War of 1812. In 1815, Bildad, Mary, and the children left Vermont for Ohio. Bildad was a member of the first board of Commissioners for Huron County, helping to organize the Western Reserve, or Fire Lands. The Western Reserve was compensation for the Connecticut landowners who lost their lands during the Revolutionary War. At least one of his land purchases made in 1822 is recorded with Ohio Patent Office.

Mary died in 1822 and Bildad married Mrs. Esther Harper. Bildad died in Milan, Ohio in the fall of 1826.

The children of Bildad Adams and Mary Haynes:

Maria (b.Aug 27, 1794- Marlboro, Vt) (d. July 17, 1801- Marlboro, Vt.) Lived seven years until her death caused by a horse kick

Polly (b. Nov. 15, 1795- Marlboro, Vt.) (d. unknown date- Greenfield Twp, Huron County, Ohio) Unmarried

John Adams (b. Dec. 25, 1796- Marlboro, Vt.) (d. unknown date - Greenfield Twp, Huron County, Ohio) John was soldier in the War of 1812.

Nancy Adams (b. July 30, 1798- Marlboro, Vt.) (d. 1842- Blanchard, Hardin County, Ohio) Married Matthew McKelvey on March 27, 1818. Matthew was a soldier in the War of 1812.

Bildad Adams (b. April 18, 1800- Marlboro, Vt.) (d. 1828- Milan Ohio) Unmarried

Maria Adams (b. Dec. 25, 1801 - Marlboro, Vt.) (d. March 13, 1803- Marlboro, Vt.)

Candace Adams (b. Sept. 1, 1803 -Marlboro, Vt.) (d. May 28, 1883 - Branch County, Michigan) Married Lewis Andrews on Dec. 21, 1826 in Milan Ohio. He died in Branch County in 1884.

Horace Hale Adams (b. May 21, 1805 - Marlboro, Vt.) ( d. April 12, 1847 - Porter Twp., Michigan ) Married Lorania G. Kinney in Milan, Ohio. Six children blessed this marriage: Franklin B., Phebe, Uri Mason, Sarah Lucina, Emily Lorania, and Mary Calista. Wife, Lorania died Aug. 15, 1850. More about Horace Hale and Lorania G. (Kinney) Adams

Sarah Adams (b. Feb. 17, 1807 - Marlboro, Vt.) (d. in possibly Canada) Married Gilbert Morden. They had one child.

Emily Adams (b. Nov. 1, 1809- Marlboro, Vt.) (d. Dec. 31, 1888 - Lawton, Michigan) Married Luther Kinney Dec. 2, 1830. Luther was the son of Elijah and Lucretia (Colvin) Kinney. Emily and Luther did not have children. He died Feb. 9, 1882.

Susanna Adams (b. Aug. 27, 1811- Marlboro, Vt.) (d May 29, 1832- Huron, Ohio) Married Dr. Charles H. Leggett of Huron on Jan. 1, 1832. Both were drowned in May while attempting to cross the Huron river in a rowboat. There were no children in this marriage. ********************************************************************************************** Copying of the files within by non-commercial individuals and libraries is encouraged. This message must appear on all copied files. Commercial copying must have permission. Submitted by Kathy Linderholm (

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