Phinehas Adams Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Gina C Giang, April 6, 2013.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Phinehas Adams Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1759-1911
Collection Number: mssHM 79415-79479
Creator: Adams, Phinehas, 1726-1779.
Extent: 200 pieces in 2 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection contains 200 items of the family and descendants of Phinehas Adams (1726-1779) of Connecticut and Ohio. The bulk of this collection contains letters, manuscripts, documents including Connecticut and Ohio land deeds, documents, personal and business affairs of the Adams and their relatives, chiefly concerning land transactions; and everyday life in Ohio in the middle of the 19th century.
Language: English.

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Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Phinehas Adams Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Gift of Fannie M. Adams, June 1939.

Biographical Note

Phinehas Adams of Lisbon, New London county, Connecticut, married Lydia Fitch in 1751. His son Phinehas Adams, born about 1762, married Lydia Bishop and was succeeded in turn by still a third Phinehas Adams, born in 1796. The third generation moved from Connecticut to Ohio, where in the course of the nineteenth century they married into the Bennett and Bingham families.

Scope and Content

This collection contains 200 items of the family of Phinehas Adams of Connecticut and Ohio. The bulk of this collection contains letters, manuscripts, documents including Connecticut and Ohio land deeds, documents, personal and business affairs of the Adams and their relatives, chiefly concerning land transactions; everyday life in Ohio in the middle of the 19th century. There are also genealogy notes relating to the Adams and Bennett family in ephemera; 1 map; and several printed items.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following order:
  • Box 1: Documents and manuscripts (arranged chronologically) and followed by correspondence (arranged alphabetically)
  • Box 2: Ephemera (arranged by type)

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Adams, Phinehas, 1726-1779.
Real property -- Connecticut.
Real property -- Ohio.
Ohio -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

Forms/Genres

Letters (correspondence) -- United States.
Property records -- United States.
Maps -- United States.
Family papers -- United States.

Additional Contributors

Adams, Phinehas, active 1751.
Adams, Phinehas, 1796-.
Adams family.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Documents, manuscripts, and correspondence

 

New London County (Conn.) [John Read?] Deed to the Town: [deed], A.MS. (4 p.), (1759, June 19), New London County (Conn.). HM 79415

 

New London County (Conn.) Samuel Bishop Deed to Nathan Bishop: [deed], A.MS.S. (4 p.), (1764, Mar. 21), New London County (Conn.). HM 79416

 

New London County (Conn.) Samuel Bishop Deed to Nathaniel Bishop: [deed], D.S. (2 p.), (1768, Dec. 26), New London County (Conn.). HM 79417

 

New London County (Conn.) Benjamin Knight Deed to Nathaniel Bishop: [deed], A.MS.S (2 p.), (1771, Mar. 18), New London County (Conn.) Note: Manuscript in two pieces. HM 79418

 

New London County (Conn.) John Walden Deed to Nathaniel Bishop: [deed], A.MS.S. (2 p.), (1771, Apr. 11), New London County (Conn.). HM 79419

 

New London County (Conn.) Samuel Bishop Deed to Nathaniel Bishop: [deed], D.S. (2 p.), (1772, Feb. 8), New London County (Conn.). HM 79420

 

New London County (Conn.). Samuel Bishop Deed to Lydia Bishop: [deed], A.MS.S. (2 p.), (1776, Jan. 20), New London County (Conn.). HM 79421

 

[New London County (Conn.). Samuel Bishop Deed to Nathaniel Bishop: [deed], D.S. (2 p.), (1781, Oct. 13), [New London County (Conn.)]. Fragment. HM 79422

 

New London County (Conn.) Nathaniel Bishop Deed to Ruth Joanne Kingsley: [deed], D.S. (2 p.), (1791, Feb. 10). Note: Manuscript in three pieces. HM 79423

 

New London County (Conn.) Joshua Perkins Deed to Nathaniel Bishop: [deed], D.S. (2 p.), (1791, Mar. 16), New London County (Conn.). HM 79424

 

Bishop, Nathaniel. Will: [will], A.MS.S. (1 p.), (1795, May 1), New London County (Conn.). HM 79425

 

Unknown author. Untitled poem beginning, “When language and disease invade…” A.MS. (1 p.), [before 1800]. Incomplete? HM 79426

 

New London County (Conn.) Anson Perkins Deed to Phinehas Adams: [deed], D.S. (2 p.), (1801, Oct. 31), New London County (Conn.). HM 79427

 

New London County (Conn.) Philetus Perkins Deed to Phinehas Adams: [deed], D.S. (2 p.), (1802, Jan. 9), New London County (Conn.). HM 79428

 

Henshaw, Joshua. Norwich, or Township No. 2 in 24th Range of the Connecticut western Reserve: [map], A.MS.S. (3 p.), (1816, Oct.). HM 79429

 

New London County (Conn.) Ebenezer Lathrop Deed to Phinehas Adams: [deed], D.S. (3 p.), (1823, May 31), New London County (Conn.). HM 79430

 

Tomlinson, Gideon, 1780-1854. Commission to Phinehas Adams: [military commission], D.S. (1 p.), (1827, May 20), Hartford (Conn.). HM 79431

 

New London County (Conn.) Ebenezer Lathrop Deed to Phinehas Adams: [deed], A.MS.S. (3 p.), (1828, Mar. 10), New London County (Conn.). HM 79432

 

New London County (Conn.) Caleb Weeden Deed to Phinehas Adams: [deed], A.MS.S. (3 p.), (1830, July 20), New London County (Conn.). HM 79433

 

Connecticut. Probate Court (Norwich). Phinehas Adams, Power and Bond as Administrator, MS.S. (2 p.), (1831, Feb. 12), Norwich (Conn.) Signed by Burrel Lathrop. HM 79434

 

New London County (Conn.) Elijah Parks Lease from Phinehas Adams: [lease], A.MS.S. (2 p.), (1834, Mar. 8), New London County (Conn.). HM 79435

 

Seneca County (Ohio). Uriah Egbert wife to Phinehas Adams: [deed], D.S. (2 p.), (1834, May 29), Seneca County (Ohio). HM 79436

 

Seneca County (Ohio). Deed from Jacob Stem and wife to Phinehas Adams: [deed], D.S. (2 p.), (1835, Apr. 30), Seneca County (Ohio). HM 79437

 

New London County (Conn.) Julia Adams Deed to Phinehas Adams: [deed], A.MS.S. (2 p.), (1835, May 14), New London County (Conn.). HM 79438

 

New London County (Conn.) Erastus Bingham and Lydia Bingham Deed to Phinehas Adams: [deed], A.MS.S. (2 p.), (1835, May 14), New London County (Conn.). HM 79439

 

United States. General Land Office. Land Grant to Phinehas Adams: [land grants], D.S. (1 p.), (1837, Mar. 15), Lima (Ohio). HM 79440

 

Henry County (Ohio). Nathaniel B. Adams Deed to Phinehas Adams: [deed], D.S. (2 p.), (1839, Dec. 28). HM 79441

 

Adams, Nathaniel B. Petition to complete contract: [petition], A.MS.S. (2 p.), (1842, Apr. 8), Henry County (Ohio). Included: Two copies. HM 79442

 

Sandusky County (Ohio). Mortgage from John E. Adams to Benjamin Biggs: [mortgage deeds], D.S. (1859, Mar. 28), Sandusky County (Ohio). HM 79443

 

Defiance County (Ohio). John E. Adams to Horace B. Adams: [deed], D.S. (2 p.), (1861, Oct. 28), Defiance County (Ohio). HM 79444

 

Sandusky County (Ohio). A relieve or quit claim deed from H.B. Adams to J.E. Adams: [deed], A.MS.S. (2 p.), (1861, Dec. 6), Sandusky (Ohio). HM 79445

 

Sandusky County (Ohio). Mortgage from Horace B. Adams to Maria A. Adams: [mortgage deeds], D.S. (4 p.), (1864, Aug. 3), Sandusky County (Ohio). HM 79446

 

Horace B. Adams and Maria A. Adams: [agreement], A.MS.S. (2 p.), (1864, Dec. 17), [Sandusky County (Ohio)]. HM 79447

 

Sandusky County (Ohio). Horace B. Adams to Maria A. Adams Mortgage [mortgage deeds], A.MS.S. (2 p.), (1864, Dec. 17), Sandusky County (Ohio). HM 79448

 

Defiance County (Ohio). James A. Watrons and wife to Horace B. Adams: [deed], A.MS.S. (2 p.), (1865, Nov. 13), Defiance County (Ohio). HM 79449

 

Sandusky County (Ohio). Horace B. Adams Executor of the last Will of Hannah F. Watrons, D.S. (2 p.), (1882, June 6), Sandusky County (Ohio). HM 79450

 

[Adams], Julia 1 letter to Phinehas Adams, A.L.S. (2 p.), [after 1800], Cincinnati (Ohio). HM 79451

 

[Adams], Julia 1 letter to Phinehas Adams, A.L.S. (4 p.), [after 1800], Cincinnati (Ohio). HM 79452

 

[Adams, Julia] and [G.B?] 1 letter to [Phinehas Adams], A.L. (4 p.), (1833, Jan. 12), [Cincinnati (Ohio)]. Incomplete. HM 79453

 

Adams, Nathaniel B. to Phinehas Adams, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1833, Sep. 2), Adams County (Ohio). HM 79454

 

Adams, Nathaniel B. and A. Bennett, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1833, Dec. 15), [Sandusky County (Ohio)]. HM 79455

 

Bennett, A. 1 letter to Phinehas Adams, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1834, Feb. 2), Adams County (Ohio). Note: Three letter entries. HM 79456

 

Adams, Nathaniel B. 1 letter to Phinehas Adams, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1834, Feb. 24), Adams County (Ohio). HM 79457

 

Adams, Phinehas 1 letter to Mason Cleveland, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1834, July 12), Adams County (Ohio). HM 79458

 

Cleveland, Mason 1 letter to Phinehas Adams, A.L.S. (3 p.), (1834, Sep. 22), Lisbon (Conn.). HM 79459

 

Adams, Nathaniel B. 1 letter to Mason Cleavland, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1834, Nov. 24), Adams County (Ohio). HM 79460

 

Cutter, William C. and [Unknown author] 1 letter to Bishop Adams, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1834, Nov.), Troy (N.Y.). Note: Three letter entries. HM 79461

 

Bingham, Erastus and Julia Adams 1 letter to Phinehas Adams, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1834, Dec. 17), Cincinnati (Ohio). HM 79462

 

Adams, Phinehas 1 letter to Mason Cleavland, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1834, Dec. 30), Adams County (Ohio). HM 79463

 

Cutter, William C. 1 letter to Phinehas Adams, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1834, Dec.), Troy (N.Y.). Note: Two letter entries. HM 79464

 

Adams, Phinehas and Mary Adams 1 letter to Mason Clevland, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1835, Feb. 9), Sandusky County, (Ohio). Included: Copy (fragment). HM 79465

 

Bingham, Erastus and [Lydia Bingham] 1 letter to Nathaniel B. Adams, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1835, May 14), Cincinnati (Ohio). HM 79466

 

Bingham, Erastus and [Lydia Bingham] 1 letter to Nathaniel B. Adams, A.L.S. (4 p.), ([1835, Nov. 5?], Oxford, (Ohio). HM 79467

 

Kinsman, Thomas 1 letter to T.K. and Phinehas Adams, A.L.S. (3 p.), (1835, Dec. 19), Lisbon (Conn.). HM 79468

 

Lyman, Mary 1 letter to James A. Watters, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1842, Aug. 8), Defiance County (Ohio). HM 79469

 

Adams, Julia and [Unknown author] 1 letter to James A. Watters, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1843, Jan. 9), Defiance County (Ohio). HM 79470

 

[Lyman, Mary] 1 letter to James A. Watrons, A.L. (4 p.), (1844, Feb. 22), Defiance County (Ohio). HM 79471

 

Lyman, Mary 1 letter to Hannah Watrons, A.L.S. (3 p.), (1847, May 4), Defiance County (Ohio). HM 79472

 

Lyman, Sereno 1 letter to [James] A. Watrons, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1848, Feb. 7), Cincinnati (Ohio). HM 79473

 

Adams, Julia 1 letter to Hannah Watrons, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1848, May 2), [Cincinnati (Ohio)]. HM 79474

 

Lyman, Mary 1 letter to Hannah Watrons, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1848, June 10), Cincinnati (Ohio). HM 79475

 

Lyman, Mary 1 letter to Hannah Watrons, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1848, Nov. [27?], Cincinnati, (Ohio). HM 79476

 

Bennett, Ed 1 letter to Samuel S. Bennett, L. (typescript: 4 p.), (1870, May 30), St. Louis (MO.) With envelope. HM 79477

 

[“Granda?”] 1 letter to “My dear little grandson,” A.L.S. (3 p.), ([after 1873], Mar. 9), Green Springs (Ohio). HM 79478

 

Lawrence, William, 1819-1899 1 letter to “My dear friend,” A.L. (2 p.), (1892, Jan. 28), Bellefontaine, Ohio. Incomplete. HM 79479

Box 2

Ephemera

Folder 1

Business cards and invitations (1834-1883). 38 items.

Folder 2

College diploma of Horace B. Adams (1857, Sep. 4). 1 item.

Folder 3

Financial Records: Bills, invoices, and receipts (1820-1839). 51 items.

Folder 4

Financial Records: Bills, invoices, and receipts (1860-1868). 38 items.

Folder 5

Financial Records: Bills, invoices, and receipts (1850-1884). 7 items.

Folder 6

Financial Records: Bills, invoices, and receipts [undated]. 9 items.

Folder 7

Genealogy Notes: Regarding Adams Family (1911, Apr.) 17 items.

Folder 8

Genealogy Notes [undated]: Regarding Bennett Family. 4 items.

Folder 9

Miscellaneous ephemera (1843-1946). 4 items.