Person Sheet

Name Pres. John ADAMS Jr., 5C7R
Birth 19 Oct 1735, Braintree (now Quincy), Norfolk Co. MA
Death 4 Jul 1826, Quincy, MA
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Unitarian
Alias/AKA "Atlas of Independence"
Politics Federalist
Father John ADAMS Sr. (1690-1761)
Mother Susanna BOYLSTON (1708-1797)
1 Abigail SMITH
Father Rev. William SMITH Jr. (1706-1783)
Mother Elizabeth QUINCY (1721-1775)
Marriage 25 Oct 1764, Weymouth, MA
Children: Abigail (1765-)
John Quincy (1767-1848)
Susanna (1768-)
Charles (1770-)
Thomas Boylston (1772-)
Notes for Pres. John ADAMS Jr.
Founding father. Second President of the United States, first vice-president of the U.S., member of the Continental Congress, helped draft the Declaration of Independence, helped negotiate the treaty of Paris with England in 1783.

Adams spent his last 25 years on his farm in Massachusetts. Although he never again participated in public life, he remained interested in and informed about the affairs of his country. The career of his son John Quincy Adams gave him great pleasure, and he lived to see him elected president of the United States in 1824. Adams died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a few hours after Thomas Jefferson.

Points of Interest:

The Adams' were the first residents of the White House. They moved in in November 1800 while the paint was still wet. Mrs. Adams would hang her laundry in the East Room to dry.

Adams was one of three presidents not to attend the inauguration of his successor. Not only was Adams disappointed in losing to Jefferson, he was also grieving the death of his son Charles.

Adams was the great-great-grandson of John and Priscilla Alden, Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620.

The only presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence, Adams and Jefferson both died on its 50th anniversary, July 4, 1826. Adams' dying words were "Thomas Jefferson survives". Jefferson, however, had passed on a few hours earlier.

Adams lived longer than any other president at his death. When he died he was 90 years, 247 days old.
Last Modified 13 Oct 2002 Created 7 Dec 2002 by P. J. Wigington Mahan