President John Adams

30 October 1735–4 July 1826 (Age 90)
Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of John

When President John Adams was born on 30 October 1735, in Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Deacon John Adams Sr., was 44 and his mother, Susannah Boylston, was 27. He married Abigail Smith on 25 October 1764, in Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Braintree, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1810. His occupation is listed as president of the united states of america in Washington D.C., United States. He died on 4 July 1826, in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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President John Adams
Abigail Smith
Marriage: 25 October 1764
Abigail Adams
President John Quincy Adams
Susanna Adams
Charles Adams
Thomas Boylston Adams
Elizabeth Adams

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    25 October 1764Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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    World Events (6)

    Age 41
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 41
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 48
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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.

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    John Adams Quick Facts

    John Adams Born October 30, 1735; died age 90 -Age 40 at Signing of the Declaration of Independence. -Loved reading, knowledge, politics and was U.S. minister to the king. -Was the defense for th …

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    • John Adams in entry for Abigail Adams, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • John Adams, "United States Census, 1820"
    • John Adams, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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