- SOURCE: Births in Medway, Mass, 1714 - 1744 ( Copied from Town Records and
arranged by Rev. E. O. Jameson, of Boston ) Medway Genealogies, The Adams
Marriage: Vital Records - Mendon Marriages pp 375 - Sanford
Source: Internet- -Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worchester County vol2 pp50
(IV) Obediah Adams, fifth child of John and Deborah (Patridge) Adams, born in Medfield, 1689, married, April 24, 1716 Christian Sanford, a native of Mendon, daughter of Deacon Thomas Sanford, and lived in West Medway, on west side of Chicken Brook, three-fourths of a mile from the church. They were the parents of ten children. He died November 22, 1765. She died July 21, 1777, in the eightieth year of her age.
Obidiah's house was on Adams Street, north side, about halfway between Winthrop
and Summer Streets, a site now marked by some lilacs and bushes, and for many
years was known as the Groehl place
Obidiah-4 (John-3, Edward-2, Henry-1) Adams, born in Medfield in 1689, settled
on Lot No. 17, West Section granted his grandfather Edward.
His dwelling was on the north side of what is now Adams Street, about half-way
between Winthrop and Summer Streets, and the place was owned by his descendants
for over a century and a half.
It was later known as the Groehl place, and only some lilacs and a cellar hole
now remain to mark the site.
In 1716, he married Christian Sanford of Mendon, sister of his brother Daniel's
Three of his sons settled in other towns, and his farm was divided between his
sons Nathan and Stephen.
He died in 1765, his widow in 1777.
David 1716- Settled in Spencer, Mass.
Obidiah 1721-1803 m. 1744 Sarah Partridge & settled in Bellingham
Nathan 1723-1800 m. 1750 Kezia Thompson
Jesse 1727-1797 m. 1773 Thankful Watkins & settled in Holliston
Stephen 1729-1895 m. 1773 Mary Littlefield
Christian 1732- m. 1751 Moses Hill of Holliston
Hepzibah 1735-1807 m. 1758 Stephen Metcalf of Bellingham
Jemima 1737- m. 1757 William Fisk of Upton