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1. According to Weis, Colonial Clergy of N.E.
, Edward Brooks (1732?–1781), Harvard 1757, of Medford, was not ordained until 1764, at North Yarmouth, where he was settled until his dismissal in 1769. But more significantly with relation to the Adamses, Brooks became the paternal grandfather of Abigail Brown Brooks (1808–1889), who in 1829 was to marry JA's grandson, Charles Francis Adams (1807–1886). See Adams Genealogy.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.