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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Family Time Line

John Adams
1745–1795
Mary Crane
1752–1794
Marriage: 6 December 1771
Mary Adams
1772–
Lucy Adams
1777–1867
Mary Adams
1778–1859
Adams
1781–1781
Adams
1781–1781
Adams
1785–1786
Hannah Adams
1786–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 December 1771
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Female1733–Female

    Benjamin Adams

    Male1735–1816Male

    Female1737–1800Female

    Female1738–Female

    Camp Adams

    Male1740–1823Male

+8 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

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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Sources (3)

  • 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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