Adams Family Genealogy
Adams Family Genealogy

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1. Joseph Adams - was born in 1653 and died in 1736/1737 .
Joseph married Hannah Bass. Hannah was born on 22 Jun 1667. She was the daughter of John Bass and Ruth Alden. She died on 24 Oct 1705 . (Sources: - 1) (Sources: - 1)
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i.  John Adams was born in 1690/1691 and died in 1761 . See #2. below.
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2. John Adams - was born in 1690/1691 and died in 1761 . He was the son of Joseph Adams and Hannah Bass.
John married Susannah Boylston. Susannah was born in 1708/1709. She died about 1797 . (Sources: - 1) (Sources: - 1)
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i.  President John Adams was born on 30 Oct 1735 and died on 4 Jul 1826 . See #3. below.
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3. President John Adams - was born on 30 Oct 1735 and died on 4 Jul 1826 . He was the son of John Adams and Susannah Boylston.
President John married Abigail Smith. Abigail was born on 11 Nov 1744. She died on 28 Oct 1818 .

Abigail - Abigail Smith Adams (November 11, 1744 - October 28, 1818) was the wife of John Adams, the second President of the United States, and is seen as the second First Lady of the United States, though that term was not coined until after her death. Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Abigail lacked formal education. On her mother's side she was descended from the Quincys, a family of great prestige in the Massachusetts colony; her father and other forebearers were Congregational ministers, leaders in a society that held its clergy in high esteem. Abigail Smith married John Adams in 1764. The young couple lived on John's small farm at Braintree (later renamed Quincy) or in Boston as his practice expanded. In ten years she bore three sons and two daughters, including another President, John Quincy Adams. Abigail Adams is remembered today for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he served his country in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses and the Constitutional Convention. Passages from those letters figured prominently in the Broadway musical 1776 (and the 1972 film of it, with Virginia Vestoff as Abigail Adams). (Sources: - 1)

President John - was the 2nd President of the United States.
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i.  President John Quincy Adams was born on 11 Jul 1767 and died on 23 Feb 1848 .
President John married Louisa Catherine Johnson. Louisa was born in 1775. She died in 1852 . (Sources: - 1)

President John - was the sixth (1825-1829) President of the United States. He was the son of President John Adams and First Lady Abigail Adams. He is the first President whose father was also President. The second one is George W. Bush. John Quincy Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, (in a part of town which is now Quincy, Massachusetts), and acquired his early education in Europe at the University of Leiden. He graduated from Harvard University in 1787. He studied law, then was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston, Massachusetts. He was appointed Minister to the Netherlands in 1794, Minister to Portugal in 1796 and Minister to Prussia in 1797. He was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in 1802, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the same year.
He was elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1803, until June 8, 1808, when he resigned, a successor having been elected six months early after Adams broke with the Federalist party. He was Minister to Russia from 1809 to 1814, a member of the commission which negotiated the Treaty of Ghent in 1814, and Minister to England from 1815 to 1817. He was Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President James Monroe from 1817 to 1825. (Sources: - 1)
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