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51 Blanche was the proprietor of the Warren Dry Goods store in the Conway Block, West Brookfield. The store was destroyed by fire. Blanche Lydia Adams
 
52 Married _____ Spurr Caroline Adams
 
53 Edward Bragg had married Martha Packard who died in 1894 leaving two young sons. Cordelia Adams
 
54 "Massachusetts, Worcester County, Probate Files, 1731-1925," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89CZ-NZZ?cc=2102083&wc=9BXF-JWR%3A1055512501%2C1055519701 : 21 May 2014), Worcester > Case no 162-249, Adams, Daniel-Adams, Hattie, 1731-1881 > image 155 of 1192; Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Boston. David Adams
 
55 married ____ Bemis Elizabeth Adams
 
56 Ephraim Adams to William Adams Deed Book 214, page 106, year 1819

Adams Ephm to Wm Adams
Know all men by these presents, that I Ephm Adams of Brookfield, in
the County of Worcester + Commonwealth of Massachusetts, yeoman, in con
sideration of five hundred dollars paid me by Wm Adams of said Brookfield,
laborer, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge do hereby give, grant, sell,
+ convey unto the said Wm Adams, his heirs and assigns, a certain tract of land
situated in Brookfield aforesaid + bounded as follows - viz. beginning at a heap
of stones at the northeast corner - thence running south 46 rods by Knight
Makepeace land Saml Cheevers (?) northeast corner thence W 80? [degrees] N. by
said Cheevars land + Isaac Gleasons land to the Rattle snake rocks, it being
John Eddy's southeast corner thence northerly by Eddy's land to the
said Ephm Adams other land - thence easterly by said Ephraim's other land
to the first mentioned corner containing thirty acres be the same
more or less and being the same land described in the Deed from Benja
to said Ephm and Recorded in the Register of Deeds B. 196 P. 190 -
to have + to hold the same with all the privileges + appurtenances
thereto belonging to the said Wm, his heirs + assigns to his + their use
+ behoof forever. And I do covenant with the said Wm, his heirs + as
signs, that I am lawfully seized in fee of the aforegranted premises, that
they are free of all encumbrances and that I will warrant + defend
the same to the said Wm, his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful
claims + demands of all persons - In witness whereof, I the said Ephraim
have hereunto set my hand + seal, this eleventh day of Nov AD 1817
Ephraim Adams (seal)
Signed, sealed and delivered Worcester s. Nov. 11 1817 Ephm. Adams acknowledged this to deed to
in presence of us be his free act before me Elisha Hammond Justice Pa?is
Geo Davis
Elisha Hammond
Rec'd Jan 26. 1819. Entd. + Examd. Pr C Fiskey Regr

Worcester County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1731-1881. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.) Case 208, 1822
Ephraim Adams will filed Jan. 1 1822, Allowed Mar. 5, 1822, Recorded Vol. 56 page 312
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In the name of God, Amen -
I Ephraim Adams of Brookfield in the County
of Worcester & Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
[_rou?o??] being infirm in body but of sound
disposing mind & memory, do make this my
last will & Testament to settle & dispose of all
my estate after my decease as follows - viz_
Inprimuis - As my beloved wife will have the
use & improvement of her third in
my estate notwith standing this my will,
I herein make no further provision,
leaving her to take the use of such
third as the law will assign her in which
is to her satisfaction -
Item - To Solomon Adams, Amos Adams, Reuben
Adams, Mary Adams, Susannah Adams,
Martha Adams & Jerusha Adams, children
of my deceased son Benjamin Adams
I give & bequeath each the sum of five
dollars to be paid them by my Executor
within one year next after my decease,
which with what I have heretofore given
their Father is in full of their share
in my estate ____
Item - To Mary Draper, John Draper & Charles
Draper children of my deceased daughter
Cynthia Draper I hereby give & bequeath
each the sum of ten dollars to be
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paid them in one year next after my decease,
which with what I have given their deceased
Parent is in full of their share in my,
estate -
Item - To my daughter Marey Carey the
wife of Mr. Zebulon Carey of North Brookfield
I hereby give & bequeath the sum of three
hundred dollars to be paid her in one
year next after my decease, which sum
with what I have heretofore given
her is in full of her share in my estate.
Item - To my daughter Susan Adams
I hereby give and bequeath the sum of
five hundred & fifty five dollars to
be paid her in one year next after
my decease-
I also give her the use of one room
with such other privileges in the cellar house
which I now occupy as may be necessary &
convenient for her sole occupation so long
as she shall remain unmarried -
I also give her the further privilege of
taking such fire wood from off the farm
as may be necessary for her while un
married as aforesaid - all which is
in full of her share in my estate.
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Item - To my son Sidney Adams I
hereby give & bequeath the sum
of nine hundred dollars to be paid
him in one year next after my de
cease - which sum is in full of his
share in my estate -
Item - To my Grandson Wm Kent child
of my deceased daughter Sally Kent
I hereby give the sum of one hun-
dred dollars - which is in full
of his share in my estate-
Item - To my son William Adams I
hereby give and devise all my real
and personal estate whether in possession
or reversion and of whatever name or nature
it may be, after the payment of all my
just debts, funeral charges & Legacies
herein before mentioned - to have and
to hold the same to him the said
William Adams. his heirs & assigns
forever -
Lastly - I appoint my son William Adams
sole Executor of this my last will
& Testament - Hereby revoking all
former wills by me made & de
claring this and no further other
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as my last will & Testament
Signed, Sealed, declared Whereof I have set my
and published by the said hand & seal this 29th
Ephraim Adams to be his Dec. AD 1821 _______
last will & Testament in NB the word "further" was erased
presence of us who sign before execution -
as witnesses hereto in,
his presence & at his Ephraim Adams [signature]
request.
Sally Crowell [signature]
Amasa Washburn [signature]
Elisha Hammond [signature]
 
Ephraim Adams
 
57 No birth record found. Frank Elmer Adams
 
58 Killed in battle of Newmarket. George E. Adams
 
59 Married Plimpton Harriet Adams
 
60 Died as a result of injuries suffered in auto accident on day of her death. Jane Adams
 
61 Died World War II jeep accident. His mother worked at the local Western Union office and personally received the telegram with news of his death. John Edson Adams
 
62 Name: Joseph P Adams
Residence: West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Occupation: Carpenter
Age at enlistment: 39
Enlistment Date: 23 Jul 1861
Rank at enlistment: Musician
State Served: Massachusetts
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company C, Massachusetts 21st Infantry Regiment on 23 Jul 1861.
Mustered out on 21 Oct 1864.
Transferred to Company K, Massachusetts 36th Infantry Regiment on 21 Oct 1864.
Mustered out on 08 Jun 1865.
Transferred to Company H, Massachusetts 56th Infantry Regiment on 08 Jun 1865.
Mustered out on 12 Jul 1865 at Alexandria, VA.

Birth Date: abt 1822
 
Joseph P. Adams
 
63 Belonged to Sons of Veterans
possibly the Leander Adams who died in Somerville, MA in 1938 [Mass Death Index] 
Leander Adams
 
64 Daughter Eunice born 1916 in Natick, MA and died 2010 in TN Lila Frances Adams
 
65 Cannot find source for this information. No birth record found. Possibly same person as Nettie Adams b. 2/5/1862. Nettie E. Adams
 
66 Ruthette's obituary details her training and experiences as a nurse, including being a matron at the reformatory prisons in Sherborne and Hudson, and working with the Red Cross and Clara Barton in Cuba. She had lived in Glen Echo. MD and Lawrence, Kansas.
She was a seamstress in a shirt factory in Lawrence, Kansas in 1910.

Springfield Daily Republican, Thursday, July 19, 1917 
Ruthette Adams
 
67 Son of David Adams, born Brookfield, and Catherine Blanchard born Spencer. Probate case # 24950 - Will
Mentioned in quitclaim deed for Worcester County Deed Book 1148: pp 533-536 
Sanford Adams
 
68 Death record names mother as Sybil Bemis. Sidney Adams
 
69 Probate Case # 463 Adm. "Massachusetts, Worcester County, Probate Files, 1731-1881," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-35415-35107-58?cc=2102083&wc=M9HT-M87:1689091237 : accessed 24 Feb 2014), Worcester > Case no 401-477, Adams, Nathaniel-Adams, Thomas E, 1731-1881 > images 1089 -1102 of 1313.

Solomon died intestate with no wife or children. His oldest brother Amos of Ware, MA claimed to be the lawful heir of Solomon's estate, and was appointed Administrator. Solomon was the son of Benjamin and Amos was the son of Benjamin and Mary. 
Solomon Akins Adams
 
70 Worcester County Probate Filed
Case No. 51838
Sampson, Susan
Residence W. Brookfield
Guard. 1857
For papers in case see John Sampson et als. Case No. 51820
Bond Vol. 254 page 345
Letter Vol 166 page 320
Sampson, John et als.
Wards, Sampson, Charles,
Susan
Elizabeth
William Sampson was appointed Guardian of the 4 minor children (John, Charles, Susan, and Elizabeth) of his brother Francis after the death of their mother, Susan (Adams) Sampson, in 1857. Francis had left West Brookfield for California 5 yrs earlier. None of those children were living in William's household at the time of the 1860 US census. Most likely they were bound out. John changed his name to John W. Dresser at some point. He was a successful contractor in Franklin, New Hampshire.
 
Susan Eldridge Adams
 
71 Mrs. Fullam bequeathed most of her estate equally to her two children, Martha F. Blair of Brookline, and Frank L. Fullam of Parlin, NJ. The estimated value or the estate was about $8000. Susan French Adams
 
72 died possibly 1872 William Adams
 
73 Name William ADAMS
Probate Record 1872
Location West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Original Text ADAMS, William
Record Type Probate Record
Case_Number 495
Case Type Will
Note page 1 of 12
Volume Name Worcester Cases 1-1999
Page 495:1
 
William Adams
 
74 Served the town of Orange as a Deputy Sheriff and also as a selectman.
Operated the Orange Garage on East Main St. 
William Franklin Adams
 
75 Died of wounds in battle of Antietam. William L. Adams
 
76 Worked at Bay State Corset Co. He was also a fireman.
He belonged to the Ousamequin Tribe of Red Men, The Amity Lodge Odd Fellows, and the Agawam Sons of Veterans. 
Herbert Leslie Ainsworth
 
77 Charter member of Quaboag tribe of Red Men. Alfred Frederick Allen
 
78 Wounded 1918 at Aisne-Marne. Alfred Russell Allen
 
79 Probably died between 1930 and 1944. Althea Allen
 
80 Adm. Probate Case # 27838 Amos Crosby Allen
 
81 Age at death was 79y 11m 8days which would be birth on 28 Aug. 1808. Parents' marriage intentions in Brookfield Jan. 8 1809 according to extracted records.
 
Caroline M. Allen
 
82 Wounded in action with the 3rd army in France in the fall of 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a corporal at the time. George A. Allen
 
83 No birth record found, but marriage record names parents as Darius and Harriet. George E. Allen
 
84 Obituary Worcester Telegram and Gazette Oct 22 2005 p. A4 Harry Dwight Allen, Jr
 
85 Served as highway commissioner, tree warden, and special police officer. Harry Dwight Allen
 
86 1918 reported to Naval Training Center at Newport, RI for examination. Charter member, adjutant of the American Legion Post organized in West Brookfield on Dec. 30, 1919.
 
Hugh Aiken Allen
 
87 probate case " 1315 images 1- 28
will images18-20
"Massachusetts, Worcester County, Probate Files, 1731-1881," images, FamilySearch 
Isaac Allen
 
88 probate file case # 1316 "Massachusetts, Worceter County, Probate Files, 1731-1881," images, FamilySearch , images 29 - 45. Isaac Gleason Allen
 
89 Possibly Joseph Waite Allen whose death was recorded in West Brookfield in 1925. Joseph W. Allen
 
90 Nettie graduated from the state normal school in Worcester in 1918 and taught school prior to her marriage. She had also been the organist at the Methodist church. Nettie Sophia Allen
 
91 Served West Brookfield as Fire Chief for many years. Ralph Owen Allen
 
92 Sold two old Phaetons back to Henry Ford in 1928. One of them was to go to his museum. Susan Jane Allen
 
93 Thelma served for a time as town tax collector. For eighteen years, she was clerk of the West Brookfield Water Department. She was an active member of the Congregational church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
 
Thelma A. Allen
 
94 Bernice Odeal Allen, born MA, married Edward Francis Austin in Manchester, NH on Nov. 7, 1942. Walter Cheselton Allen
 
95 Owned property on Front. St. sold to Seth Allen in March of 1860. Walter H. Allison Allen
 
96 Employed by Norcross Bros., contractors, of Worcester in 1912. William F. Allen
 
97 property sold to Elias Thatcher bk 507 p 563-564 in 1853 William Hamilton Allen
 
98 Date and place of birth from 1900 census, Boston, MA. immigration 1885 Andrew Anderson
 
99 Active in scouting for many years. Charles John Anderson
 
100 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
 

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