John Adams, President of the USA, was born 30 October 1735 in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States to John Adams (1691-1761) and Susanna Boylston (1708-1797) and died 4 July 1826 in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States of congestive heart failure. He married Abigail Smith (1744-1818) 25 October 1764 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of England.

John Adams (October 30, 1735July 4, 1826) served as the first Vice President of the United States (1789–1797) and as its second President of the United States|President]] (1797–1801). He was defeated for re-election in the "Revolution of 1800" by Thomas Jefferson. Adams was also the first President to reside in the newly built White House in Washington, D.C., which was completed in 1800.

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Offspring of John Adams and Abigail Smith (1744-1818)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Abigail Amelia Adams (1765-1813) 14 July 1765 Braintree, Massachusetts, United States 14 August 1813 Quincy, Massachusetts, United States William Stephens Smith (1755-1816)

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) 11 July 1767 Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States 23 February 1848 Washington, United States Louisa Catherine Johnson (1775-1852)

Grace Susanna Adams (1768-1770) 28 December 1768 Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 4 February 1770 Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Charles Adams (1770-1800) 29 May 1770 Quincy, Massachusetts, United States 30 November 1800 Manhattan, New York, United States Sally Smith (1769-1828)

Thomas Boylston Adams (1772-1832) 15 September 1772 Quincy, Massachusetts, United States 13 March 1832 Quincy, Massachusetts, United States Ann Harrod (1774-1846)

Elizabeth Adams (1777-1777) 11 July 1777 Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 11 July 1777 Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts


Offspring of Deacon John Adams, Sr. and Susanna Boylston (1708-1797)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Adams (1735-1826) 30 October 1735 Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States 4 July 1826 Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States Abigail Smith (1744-1818)

Peter Boylston Adams (1738-1823) 16 October 1738 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 2 June 1823 Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Mary Crosby (1749-1823)

Elihu Adams (1741-1776) 29 May 1741 Holbrook, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States 10 August 1775 Holbrook, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States Thankful White (1747-1822)

Thomas Boylston Adams (1743-)



John Adams Home in Braintree MA.

Adams National Historical Park, formerly Adams National Historic Site, in Quincy, Massachusetts, preserves the home of Presidents of the United States John Adams (1735-1826) and John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), of U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, Charles Francis Adams, and of the writers and historians Henry Adams and Brooks Adams and many other members of the famous Adams political family.

The national historical park's eleven buildings tell the story of five generations of the Adams family (from 1720 to 1927) including Presidents, First Ladies, U.S. Ministers, historians, writers, and family members who supported and contributed to their success. In addition to Peacefield, home to four generations of the Adams family, the park's main historic features include the John Adams Birthplace (October 30, 1735), the nearby John Quincy Adams Birthplace (July 11, 1767), and the Stone Library (built in 1870 to house the books of John Quincy Adams and believed to be the first presidential library), containing more than 14,000 historic volumes in 12 languages.

There is an off-site Visitors Center less than a mile (1.6 km) away. Regularly scheduled tours of the houses are offered in season (April 19 to November 10), by guided tour only, using a tourist trolley provided by the Park Service between sites. Access to United First Parish Church, where the Adamses worshipped and are buried, is provided by the congregation for which they ask a small donation. The church is across the street from the Visitors Center.

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Common ancestors of John Adams (1735-1826) and Abigail Smith (1744-1818)

  1. Thomas Boylston (1614-1653)

Namesakes of John Adams (1735-1826)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
John Adams (1630-1703)Plymouth, Plymouth County, MassachusettsMarshfield, Plymouth County, MassachusettsJohn Adams (1595-1633)Eleanor Newton (1598-1681)Jane James (1634-1664) + Elizabeth Russell (1644-1702)
John Adams (1803-1834)Washington, D.C., United StatesWashington, D.C., United StatesJohn Quincy Adams (1767-1848)Louisa Catherine Johnson (1775-1852)Mary Catherine Hellen (1806-1870)
John Adams (1638-1670)Hartford, Hartford County, ConnecticutHartford, Hartford County, ConnecticutJeremy Adams (1604-1683)Rebecca Baseden (-1678)Abigail Smith (1638-1673)
John Adams (1778-1854)Oak Hill, New York, United StatesCatskill, New York, United StatesJoseph Adams (1746-1832)Charity Hill (1753-1801)
John Adams (1661-1702)Braintree, Norfolk County, MassachusettsBoston, Suffolk County, MassachusettsJoseph Adams (1626-1694)Abigail Baxter (1634-1692)Hannah Webb (1665-1694)
John Adams (1735-1826)Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United StatesQuincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United StatesJohn Adams (1691-1761)Susanna Boylston (1708-1797)Abigail Smith (1744-1818)
John Adams (1875-1964)Quincy, Norfolk County, MassachusettsConcord, Middlesex County, MassachusettsCharles Francis Adams (1835-1915)Mary Hone Ogden (1837-1905)Marian Morse (1878-1959)
John Adams (1595-1633)Shropshire, EnglandPlymouth, Plymouth County, MassachusettsWilliam Adams (1555-1624)Elizabeth Alice Borrington (1557-1625)Eleanor Newton (1598-1681)
John Adams (1691-1761)New York City, Norfolk County, New York, United StatesBraintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United StatesJoseph Adams (1654-1726)Hannah Bass (1667-1705)Susanna Boylston (1708-1797)
John Charles Adams (1879-1923)Narrandera, New South Wales, AustraliaJunee, New South Wales, AustraliaHenry Daniel Adams (1844-1920)Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925)Ellen Therese Crawford (c1879-1918)
John Couch Adams (1819-1892)Laneast, Cornwall, England, United KingdomCambridge Observatory, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United KingdomThomas Adams (1788-1859)Tabitha Knill Grylls (1796-1866)Eliza Bruce (1827-1919)
John Presley Hampton Adams (c1819-1892)Boone County, Kentucky, United StatesGrant County, Kentucky, United StatesThomas Jefferson Adams (1787-1869)Letta Peek (1789-1872)Louisa Adams (c1817-)+Angeline Parsons (c1822-bef1875)+Minerva A Smith (c1854-bef1880)
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United StatesWashington, United StatesJohn Adams (1735-1826)Abigail Smith (1744-1818)Louisa Catherine Johnson (1775-1852)
John Quincy Adams (1833-1894)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United StatesQuincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United StatesCharles Francis Adams (1807-1886)Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889)Fanny Crowninshield (1839-1911)

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