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  • ID: I18575
  • Name: John ADAMS , Jr.
  • RELA: 5th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 OCT 1735 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA
  • Event: Appointed BET 19 APR 1782 AND 30 MAR 1788 U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands
  • Event: Appointed BET 1 APR 1785 AND 30 MAR 1788 U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain
  • Event: Elected Vice President of the United States BET 21 APR 1789 AND 4 MAR 1797
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1797 AND 4 MAR 1801 2nd President of the United States
  • Death: 4 JUL 1826 in Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA
  • Title: President
  • Event: Sound
  • Event: Pic President John Adams
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  • Note:
    ADAMS, John, (father of John Quincy Adams; grandfather of Charles Francis Adams; cousin of Samuel Adams; father-in-law of William Stephens Smith), a Delegate from Massachusetts and a Vice President and 2d President of the United States; born in Braintree, Mass., October 19, 1735; graduated from Harvard College in 1755; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1758 and commenced practice in Suffolk County; joined the Sons of Liberty and argued against the Stamp Act; was elected to represent Boston in the general court in 1768; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1777; signed the Declaration of Independence and proposed George Washington, of Virginia, for General of the American Army; became a member of the Board of War, but resigned to accept appointment as commissioner to the Court of France; Minister Plenipotentiary to Holland 1782; first Minister to England 1785-1788; elected in 1788 as the first Vice President of the United States with George Washington as President; reelected in 1792 and served from April 21, 1789, to March 3, 1797; elected President of the United States and served from March 4, 1797, to March 3, 1801; delegate to the constitutional convention of Massachusetts 1820; died in Quincy, Mass., July 4, 1826; interment under the old First Congregational Church, now called the United First Parish Church.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: John ADAMS b: 8 FEB 1690/91 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA
    Mother: Susannah BOYLSTON b: 5 MAR 1708/09 in Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Abigail SMITH b: 23 NOV 1744 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA
    • Married: 25 OCT 1764 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA
    Children
    1. Has Children Abigail ADAMS b: 14 JUL 1765 in Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA
    2. Has Children John Quincy ADAMS b: 11 JUL 1767 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA
    3. Has No Children Susanna ADAMS b: 28 DEC 1768 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    4. Has Children Charles ADAMS b: 29 MAY 1770 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    5. Has Children Thomas Boylston ADAMS b: 15 SEP 1772 in Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA
    6. Has No Children Caroline ADAMS b: 1775

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