Adams political family

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Adams family
Coat of Arms of John Quincy Adams.svg
Motto: " Fidem libertatem amicitiam retinebis"
(Faith, freedom and fidelity)
Current region Massachusetts, U.S.
Place of origin Braintree, Essex, England
Connected families Baldwin family (U.S.)
Taft family (U.S.)
Spencer family (UK)
Estate(s) Peacefield, Quincy, Massachusetts

The Adams family was a prominent political family in 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 the county of Somerset in Great Britain.[1]

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.

Members

Coat of Arms of President John Adams.

Family tree

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
 
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
 
Timothy Adams
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Harvard University and the Adams family

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

Memorials

See also

References

  1. ^ Walker, Jane C. (2002). John Adams. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc. p. 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. ^ John Quincy Adams II bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
  8. ^ Gardner, Augstus Peabody (December 1906). "George Caspar Adams". In Huddleston, John Henry. Secretary's report. Harvard College Class of 1886. HathiTrust. Report No. 6. New York: The De Vinne Press. pp. 7–8. OCLC 903610243. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  9. ^ Charles Francis Adams III bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
  10. ^ Thomas Boylston Adams biography at Masshist.org
  11. ^ William E. McKibben (June 9, 1082). "Four More Years". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  12. ^ Eric Pace (June 9, 1997). "Thomas B. Adams Dies at 86; Descendant of Two Presidents". New York Times. Retrieved August 22, 2014. Adams... attended Harvard College from 1929 to 1932

Further reading

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