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John Adams, Sr
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Birth: 1691
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 25, 1761
Massachusetts, USA

Father of 2nd US President John Adams, Grandfather of 6th US President John Quincy Adams. A descendant of the original Massachusetts Plymouth Colony of Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden, he was a farmer and cobbler during his life. His patrilineal ancestor was Henry Adams who came from England around 1638 and settled in Braintree (now Quincy) of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1720 he purchased a farm in present-day Quincy, Massachusetts. In 1734 he married Susanna Boylston who came from a prominent and wealthy family of scientists and doctors in Brookline, Massachusetts and they raised three sons, John, Peter, and Elihu, who were all homeschooled. He served as a deacon in the Congregational Church, a lieutenant in the Massachusetts colonial militia, a tax collector, and a selectman of the Town of Braintree. He died at the age of 70. His home is now the Adams National Historical Park. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Adams (1654 - 1736)
  Hannah Bass Adams (1667 - 1705)
 
 Spouse:
  Susanna Boylston Adams (1708 - 1797)*
 
 Children:
  John Adams (1735 - 1826)*
  Elihu Adams (1741 - 1775)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Adams Jones (1682 - 1733)**
  John Adams (1691 - 1761)
  Samuel Adams (1694 - 1751)*
  Ebenezer Adams (1704 - 1769)*
  Caleb Adams (1710 - 1710)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hancock Cemetery
Quincy
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 13, 1998
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R.I.P. to my 3rd cousin on my Mom's side of our family tree.
- sylvia clark
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014
Rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Sep. 23, 2014
a distant cousin
- Melva "Jo" Wright
 Added: Jul. 17, 2014
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