Squamp, Hannah

Hannah Squamp was the wife of Samuel Adams (1734-c. 1800) of East Haven and Farmington, Connecticut.  The couple has at least one son, Solomon (d. 1783), who married Olive Occom, the daughter of Samson Occom and resided in Farmington, Connecticut.  Hannah may have been related to John Squamp, a soldier who died at the battle for Quebec on June 21, 1759.  In 1765 she was signatory to a Wangunk petition to have a committee appointed with power to sell the land and distribute the proceeds to individual members or assign them shares of land, should they wish to hold on to it.  In 1772 the Adams’ house was occasionally used by Joseph Johnson as a meeting house for the Tunxis during his tenure as school master.  It is unclear when Hannah died and whether she had moved to Brothertown with her husband.  Love, Samson Occom, 336.  Laura Murray, To Do Good to My Indian Brethren: The Writings of Joseph Johnson, 1751-1776 (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998), 153, 157-164.  IP 1.2.146

Hanna Adams