History, old and new, of the Vermont town of Waterford, on the Connecticut River just east of St. Johnsbury.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
James and Submit Adams: Early Settlers of Waterford
James Adams was one of the earliest Waterford settlers (by which I mean, people of European descent who came to establish permanent homes in the town). Dr. C. E. Harris's town history, A Vermont Village, gives Adams credit for being on hand as early as 1783.
The replaced stone for James's wife Submit is shown here, at the Adams-Babcock Cemetery on East Village Road (in a gentler season). According to Vermont author Alan Boye, as reported in his Vermont Public Radio commentary captured in the book Vermont Air, Submit Adams was of Abenaki heritage.
What evidence is there for Mrs. Adams' background and life? Details would be much appreciated!