John Adams

3 October 1778–2 August 1857 (Age 78)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Adams was born on 3 October 1778, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Parmenio Adams, was 31 and his mother, Chloe Nearing, was 24. He married Sarah Baker about 1801, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 daughters. He died on 2 August 1857, in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Adams
1778–1857
Sarah Baker
1778–1849
Marriage: about 1801
Julia Adams
1802–1870
Chloe Adams
1812–
Almenia Adams
1804–1838
Sally E Adams
1806–1844
Belinda Adams
1808–1837
Zilpha Adams
1815–1841
Delia Adams
1819–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1801
Connecticut, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 3

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Adams, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John Adams, "United States Census, 1830"
  • John Adams, "United States Census, 1850"

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