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Adams
Ethnicity English American content://media/external/file/1625
Current region Massachusetts
Information
Place of origin England
Notable members John Adams,
Abigail Adams,
John Quincy Adams,
Connected families Baldwin, Hoar & Sherman families

The Adams family was a prominent political family of the United States from the late 18th through the early 20th centuries. Based in eastern Massachusetts, they formed part of the Boston Brahmin community. The surname Adams stems from Henry Adams of Somerset County in Great Britain.[1]

MembersEdit

Family TreeEdit

The following is a selective family tree of notable members of the Adams family relative to Charles Francis Adams IV:


 
President John Quincy Adams
 
Louisa Catherine Johnson (1775-1852)
 
Peter Chardon Brooks
 
Abigail [Brown]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles Francis Adams, Sr.
 
Abigail Brown [Brooks]
 
George Caspar Crowninshield
 
Harriet [Sears]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles Francis Adams, Jr.
 
 
John Quincy Adams II
 
Frances Cadwalader [Crowninshield]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Quincy Adams III
 
George Caspar Adams
 
Charles Francis Adams III
 
Frances [Lovering]
 
Frances C. Adams
 
Arthur Adams
 
Margery Lee [Sargeant]
 
Abigail ("Hitty") Adams
 
Robert Homans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catherine Lovering Adams
 
Henry Sturgis Morgan
 
Charles Francis Adams IV
 
Margaret [Stockton]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Children 3 Sons; 1 Daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Five Sons
 
Abigail Adams
 
James C. Manny
 
Allison Adams
 
Paul G. Hagan
 
Charles Francis Adams V
 
Timothy Adams
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Harvard University and the Adams familyEdit

Adams House, one of twelve residential colleges at Harvard, is named after John Adams and later members of the Adams family.

ConnectionsEdit

The Adams political family is connected with U.S. Presidents Millard Fillmore, William Howard Taft, and Calvin Coolidge and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, through common descent from one Henry Squire.[11]

Through his mother, John Adams was a second cousin of Massachusetts governor Increase Sumner; their maternal grandmothers were sisters. Both were also related to President Coolidge and to Diana, Princess of Wales, and through the latter to The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The Adams family is one of only four families to have produced two Presidents of the United States, the others being the Bush family, the Roosevelt family, and the Harrison family.

Adams Family Residence Edit

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John Adams Home in Braintree MA.

Adams National Historical Park, formerly Adams National Historic Site, in Quincy, Massachusetts, preserves the home of Presidents of the United States John Adams (1735-1826) and John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), of U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, Charles Francis Adams, and of the writers and historians Henry Adams and Brooks Adams and many other members of the famous Adams political family.

The national historical park's eleven buildings tell the story of five generations of the Adams family (from 1720 to 1927) including Presidents, First Ladies, U.S. Ministers, historians, writers, and family members who supported and contributed to their success. In addition to Peacefield, home to four generations of the Adams family, the park's main historic features include the John Adams Birthplace (October 30, 1735), the nearby John Quincy Adams Birthplace (July 11, 1767), and the Stone Library (built in 1870 to house the books of John Quincy Adams and believed to be the first presidential library), containing more than 14,000 historic volumes in 12 languages.

There is an off-site Visitors Center less than a mile (1.6 km) away. Regularly scheduled tours of the houses are offered in season (April 19 to November 10), by guided tour only, using a tourist trolley provided by the Park Service between sites. Access to United First Parish Church, where the Adamses worshipped and are buried, is provided by the congregation for which they ask a small donation. The church is across the street from the Visitors Center.

See alsoEdit

External Links Edit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walker, Jane C. (2002). John Adams. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc.. pp. 14. ISBN 0766017044. 
  2. ^ John Adams: Biography
  3. ^ John Adams bioguide at Congress.gov
  4. ^ John Quincy Adams bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
  5. ^ George Washington Adams bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
  6. ^ Charles Francis Adams, Sr. bioguide at Congress.gov
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Thomas Boylston Adams biography at Masshist.org
  9. ^ William E. McKibben (June 9, 1082). "Four More Years". Harvard Crimson. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1982/6/9/four-more-years-pbjbournalists-wishing-to/. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ Eric Pace (June 9, 1997). "Thomas B. Adams Dies at 86; Descendant of Two Presidents". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/09/us/thomas-b-adams-dies-at-86-descendant-of-two-presidents.html. Retrieved August 22, 2014. "Adams... attended Harvard College from 1929 to 1932" 
  11. ^ Henry Squire biography at Concentric.net (b. 1563)

Further readingEdit

  • Robert J. Maddox, "The Adamses in America," American History Illustrated, Apr 1971, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p 12-21


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