John Adams

9 August 1745–7 August 1795 (Age 50)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Adams was born on 9 August 1745, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Amasa Adams, was 36 and his mother, Hannah Camp, was 33. He married Mary Crane on 6 December 1771, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 7 August 1795, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Connecticut, United States.

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John Adams
Mary Crane
Marriage: 6 December 1771
Mary Adams
Lucy Adams
Mary Adams
Hannah Adams

Spouse and Children

6 December 1771
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Benjamin Adams




    Camp Adams


+8 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 36

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 41

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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  • John Adams, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • John Adams, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • John Adams, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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