Sheriff of Hancock
Moses Adams, High Sheriff of the County of Hancock. "On the twelfth of May, eighteen hundred and fifteen, Mrs. Mary Adams, wife of High Sheriff Moses Adams, was found to have been barbarously murdered in her own house, in Ellsworth, Maine."
B. L. Hamlen The Museum of History or Narratives of the Most Remarkable and Interesting Events, Which have Taken Place in Ancient and Modern Times. (New Haven, CT: H. Mansfield, 1921)