Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Center Street from the Bridge. Adams, Mass.
Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Center Street from the Bridge. Adams, Mass.

Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Greylock Rest. Adams, Mass.
Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Greylock Rest. Adams, Mass.

Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Residence of W. B. & C. T. Plunkett, Adams, Mass.

William Brown Plunkett and Charles T Plunkett were brothers, sons of William C Plunkett and Lovisa Brown. 

In 1830 their father bought the Adams South Village Cotton & Woolen Manufacturing Co., which business became known as W. C. Plunkett & Sons. As a leading industrialist of North Adams, Massachusetts, William Plunkett occupied many local public offices for most of his adult life.

His sons, born in the 1850s, they created and carried on the manufacturing interests of several textile mills in Adams. They also founded the Plunkett School and a hospital.
Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Residence of W. B. & C. T. Plunkett, Adams, Mass.

William Brown Plunkett and Charles T Plunkett were brothers, sons of William C Plunkett and Lovisa Brown.

In 1830 their father bought the...


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Adams, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Adams, Massachusetts, USA? 

Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
Nathan Jones purchased the township of East Hoosac at auction in 1762 from the state for £3,200. The town was officially incorporated in 1778 as Adams, named in honor of Samuel Adams, revolutionary leader, signer of the Declaration of Independence and later governor. Much of the land had been subdivided into 100-acre (0.40 km2) and 200-acre (0.81 km2) lots. These were mostly farms with frontage on the Hoosic River, which over time would provide water power for woolen, cotton, lumber and plastic mills.

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1778 - Established
October 15, 1778, Adams established as a town.
Added: 1/20/2013 2:41:42 PM - 1  Updated: 3/8/2014 8:57:11 AM - 1

News  1839 - Flourishing
A letter from a manufacturer in Adams, Mass., to a gentleman in this city, says that the business men of that very flourishing place (second only to Lowell) now go to Pittsfield, and thence to West Stockbridge, where they take the railroad to Hudson, and so go to New York. That there is but 14...Read MORE...

2. ADAMS. [Pop. 3,703. Inc. 1778.]
It was called East Hoosick or Hoosack, until it was incorporated, and named after the patriot Samuel Adams.

Adams was settled from Connecticut and Rhode Island, and many of the early settlers were Friends or Quakers.

The natural bridge of rock over Hudson's Brook is a great...Read MORE...

ADAMS, a town of Massachusetts, U.S., 20 m. N of Pittsfield, 40 E of Albany, on the Hoosack rivers. Pop. in 1840, 3,703; in 1850, 6,172. There is a natural bridge of rock, in a body of white marble or limestone, over the Hudson's brook near this town, 12 ft. long, 10 ft. wide, and 60 ft. above the...Read MORE...

1878 - Town Split
April 16, 1878, part of Adams established as North Adams. MA/ Berkshire/index.shtml#Adams
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Adams, Massachusetts, 1890
Adams (so named in honor of the patriot Samuel Adams) is an important and flourishing agricultural and manufacturing town on the Hoosac River, in the northern part of Berkshire County, about 140 miles northwest of Boston. It is connected with the Fitchburg Railroad at the village of North Adams,...Read MORE...

News  1895 - The Biggest in America - A Mill to Be Erected in Adams, Mass., to Employ 1000 People.
North Adams, Mass., June 22. - The biggest cotton mill in America is to be built at once in Adams. This was decided at a meeting of capitalists last night.

The mill will employ over 1000 people, will have 80,000 spindles, and 2100 looms and will cost $1,000,000. It will be 425 feet long and 116...Read MORE...

News  1899 - VACATION AT AN END. The President and Party Leave Adams, Mass., for the Nation's Capitol.
ADAMS, Mass., June 26. - The vacation which President and Mrs. McKinley have been enjoying here as the guests of Hon. and Mrs. W. B. Plunkett, is at an end, and to-night, the presidential train bore them towards the nation's capitol. The President returned to his executive labors in remarkably fine ...Read MORE...

News  1902 - Wind Storm
Adams, Mass., March 20. - A high wind which had prevailed all Tuesday night suddenly assumed cyclone proportions yesterday and considerable damage resulted. Covered vehicles were overturned in the streets, chimneys were demolished, trees were uprooted and the spire and belfry on the First...Read MORE...

Adams, a banking post-village and township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany R., 5 miles S. of North Adams. It has machine-shops and manufactures of cotton, wool, iron, paper, etc. Greylook, or Saddle Mountain (3535 feet), the highest point of the state, is in the town. Pop....Read MORE...

News  1943 - Boy Drowns At Adams
Herman Olekskiewicz, jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Olekskiewicz, of Adams, Mass., was drowned Tuesday, his second birthday, in a small pond near his home.

He is believed to have wandered away from home and fallen off a dam. Following the discovery of the body by Eugene Roulier, and overseer at...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

David Darling (1768 - 25 October 1846) & Abigail Hogg (1766 - 20 January 1813)
married 16 August 1786

Russell Brown Briggs (5 January 1836 - 2 August 1910) & Eliza Manchester (September 1838 - aft. 1910)
married 26 February 1854

Henry Kaiser (abt. 1825 - aft. 1870) & Christiane Rosalie Theunert (6 December 1825 - 20 May 1890?)
married 6 October 1855

Henry Kaiser (16 August 1857 - 13 February 1943) & Mary Jane Miller (May 1859 - 21 July 1938)
married 20 June 1878

Theodore (Theophile) Henry Dorey (Dory) (abt. 1884 - ) & Roseanne Gregoire (abt. 1886 - )
married 20 May 1905

Robert Howard Horn (26 March 1905 - 11 August 1962) & Mabel Alderman (20 September 1905 - 10 October 1993)
married 4 September 1926

Douglas Robinson Plunkett (16 February 1909 - 12 December 1989) & Paige Campbell Horn (1 November 1911 - 26 October 1993)
married 28 December 1934

Douglas Alexander Scott (11 January 1913 - 17 February 1987) & Doris Isabelle Slade (18 May 1916 - 5 July 1995)
married 19 June 1938

Robert Farnam Lamb (31 December 1930 - 29 September 2004) & June Lois Horn (29 June 1930 - 1 May 2007)
married 5 August 1950

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