Jeremy Adams 11th great grandfather was b. 1605 in England, parents unknown. He sailed to America on the Griffin, maybe associated with Puritan minister Thomas Hooker. He married twice, both times widows named Rebecca. Jeremy’s jobs included: minister, farmer, innkeeper and liquor distributor. As an official innkeeper for the Colony he was supposedly famous and his inn was the main meeting site in the area. At Jeremy’s funeral the colony paid for 3 gallons of wine.
In the early days of Connecticut he was also a scout: “On 5 April, 1638, it was ordered that six men be sent to the Warranock Indians to trade; and moreover to knoe the reasons why they saide they are affraide of us, and if they will not come to us willingly then to compell them to come by violence, and they may leave 2 of the English as pledges in the meane time. Jeremy Adams was one of the six.” Page 81 Seversmith, Herbert Furman, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York And Connecticut Washington, D.C., 1939.
Jeremy Adams (1605 – 1683) John Adams (1637 – 1670) Rebecca Adams (1658 – 1716) Samuel Risley (1679 – 1756) Richard Risley (1709 – 1792) Prudence Risley (1735 – 1816) Joseph Gaines (1756 – 1841) Obed Gaines (1793 – 1877) William Newcomb Gaines (1825 – 1907) Mary Ella Gaines (1855 – 1917) William Earl Miller (1879 – 1949) Faber W Miller (1905 – 1957) m. Gladys Mae Cable (1913 – 1991)