Descendants of Swan's Island's John Adams

This summary has been derived from information in Dr. H. W. Small's 'History of Swan's Island' published in 1898.
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?
For the Swan's Island Education Society
Stephen C. Joyce
5616 Purnell Rd.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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