Samuel Adams (1722-1803) was born 27 Sep. 1722 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. He was the son of Samuel Adams and Mary Fifield. He married Elizabeth Checkley on 17 Oct. 1749; widowed 25 Jul. 1757. He married Elizabeth Wells on 6 Dec. 1764. He died 2 Oct. 1803. He was one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.
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Excerpt:August 21, 1877 ~ Tuesday Aug 21, 1877 I Wilford Woodruff went to the Temple of the Lord this morning and was Baptized for 100 persons who were dead including the signers of the Declaration of Independance all except John Hancock and [ William Floyd ] I was Baptized for the following names [FIGURES] [FIGURE] William Hooper Benjamin Franklin Joseph Hewes John Morton ...Dates:August 21, 1877