Austin R. Adams John, I have been researching the history of the Massachusetts for the 150th Anniversary 1865 - 2015
I believe the Austin R. Adams you have posted was a state police deputy constable for a very short time.
Austin Reuben Adams was born in 1844 in West Brookfield son of Reuben and Ann (Deborah) Hooker Adams. At age 19, Austin enlisted with the 1st Unattached M.V.M. Infantry in April 1864. He mustered out of service on August 1, 1864. He married Elise G. (Gertrude) Tewksbury circa 1874. Massachusetts State Police Chief Constable George Washington Boynton appointed Austin a state police deputy constable for Suffolk County in September 1874. He was on the department roster in January 1875. On February 13, 1875 Governor William Gaston signed Chapter 15 of the Acts of 1875: An Act to establish a State Detective Force, which replaced the State Police Constable Act of 1865. Austin was not appointed to the state detective force. In the 1880 Census he was living in Northborough and listed his occupation as “Officer in State Reform School.” Austin R. Adams died at age 46 on October 25, 1891 in Malden and is buried in Forest Dale Cemetery.
transfer of memorial pages Hi, I was wondering if you would be able to transfer management of the following memorial pages in the Pine Grove Cemetery to me. All of these are my great great grandparents. I have more definite information to add to Jeannette Baker's page. However, if you are also a direct line descendant, I would be glad to share any information I have about them with you. Thank you in advance. Lynne
Thomas Shillington #65188528 Mary Shillington #65188410 Harriet Shillington #65188470
Corp. Francis Ezra Baker #79813901 Jeannette B. Baker #79813846