President John Quincy Adams

11 July 1767–23 February 1848 (Age 80)
Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of John Quincy

When President John Quincy Adams was born on 11 July 1767, in Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, President John Adams, was 31 and his mother, Abigail Smith, was 22. He married Louisa Catherine Johnson on 26 July 1797, in London, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1767. In 1825, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as 6th president of the united states of america in Washington D.C., United States. He died on 23 February 1848, in Washington D.C., United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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President John Quincy Adams
Louisa Catherine Johnson
Marriage: 26 July 1797
George Washington Adams
John Adams II
Charles Frances Adams
Louisa Catherine Adams

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    26 July 1797London, England
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 9
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    Age 22
    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

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

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    • John Quincy Adams, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • J Quincey Adams in entry for Louisa Johnson, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
    • John Q. in entry for Charles F. Adams, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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