Coverlets (Coverlid) are woven bedcovers, used as the topmost covering on a bed.
Adam Waters was born about in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. His parents were Lawrence Waters and Ann Linton. His birth was not recorded in Lancaster, but he may have been the first English child born there.
On March 18, 1663, John Smith deeded to Adam Waters "all my dwelling house in aforsaid Lanchaster wherein I lately lived."
He died when he was only 23 years and seven months on September 15, 1670 in Charlestown.
Old Style Calendar
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Lancaster was first settled as "Nashaway" in 1643. It was officially incorporated as "Lancaster on the Nashua" in 1653. It originally included many current towns in central Massachusetts. It was the home of Mary Rowlandson. During King Philip's War the town suffered several massacres. It was abandoned in 1680 and resettled several years later.
The Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts. 1643-1725 byHenry Stedman Nourse
March 18, 1663, he [John Smith] deeded to Adam Waters "all my dwelling house in aforsaid Lanchaster wherein I lately lived," with the house lot described above. Adam Waters died A. D. 1670, and his brothers, Stephen Waters and John Skeath, sold the Smith lot to Thomas Ross, a weaver.