— President John Quincy Adams
“NOW KNOW YE, THAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED…UNTO THE SAID JESSE ADAMS AND TO HIS HEIRS THE SAID TRACT ABOVE DESCRIBED.”
Nearly 200 years ago, Jesse Adams would return to his log cabin home after a long day’s work. His cabin was situated on land just west of our park. That land, along with the land that is Marylands Farm Park, was granted to Jesse in 1825 from President John Quincy Adams and became the first farm in what is now New Haven.