Bartlett Adams - Carver
Bartlett Adams (1776 - 1828)of Kingston learned from his brother-in-law Bildad Washburn (1762-1832) of Kingston. Their carving styles are very similar. Adams left Massachusetts for Maine about 1800. Washburn may have learned from the Soules of Plympton and he was strongly influenced by Lemuel Savery. Markers XVIII published by The Assocoation for Gravestone Studies contains an informative article about Washburn and Adams by gravestone researcher James Blachowicz. Several of the markers listed below have been identified by Blachowicz as carved by Washburn or Adams.