Descendants of Swan's Island's John Adams
John Adams came to Swan's Island in 1840 from Beverly, Massachusetts. His wife was Lucy, daughter of Peter Hardy, Jr., of Deer Isle, and a sister of Silas Hardy, with whom Mr. Adams came to work when Mr. Hardy began trading. He was a carpenter and worked at his business here and at Deer Isle. He afterward went to Winterport, and later removed to Illinois. Mr. Adams was well educated, and for a number of years taught school here, and often served as town officer. He died in 1885.
A John Adams was appointed by United States Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin as Swan's Island's first Postmaster in June of 1844, serving for about 2 years. Could this be the same person?
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