Abigail (Adams) Smith
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Abigail Amelia (Adams) Smith (1765 - 1813)

Abigail Amelia "Nabby" Smith formerly Adams
Born in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
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Wife of — married 12 Jun 1786 in London, Englandmap
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Died at age 48 in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Abigail Amelia "Nabby" Adams was born on 14 July 1765 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, the daughter of John Adams II and Abigail Q. (Smith) Adams. She was the sister of John Quincy Adams, Susanna Adams, Charles F. Adams, Thomas B. Adams and Elizabeth Adams. [1][2]

Nabby married William S. Smith on 12 June 1786 in London, England.[2] They had the following children:

  1. William Steuben Smith[3]
  2. John Adams Smith[3]
  3. Thomas H. Smith, died at 1[3]
  4. Caroline A. (Smith) de Windt[2][3]

Nabby died of breast cancer at the age of 48 on 15 August 1813 in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. She is buried at Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA[2]


  1. Nagel, Paul C. 1987. The Adams women: Abigail and Louisa Adams, their sisters and daughters. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-503874-6
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 17 Jan 2019), "Record of William Stephens Smith", Ancestor # A106172.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The History of American Women - Abigail Adams Smith
  • Birth Registration: "Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924"
    Citing FHL microfilm: 14734; Record number: 61;
    FamilySearch (accessed 21 November 2021)
    FamilySearch Image Image number 00160
    Abigail Adams birth 14 Jul 1765 in Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Adams-7745 and Adams-11 appear to represent the same person because: please merge
posted by Beryl Meehan
Smith-130933 and Adams-11 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, and dates. I believe Robin is right by saying that Smith is her married name and she the President's daughter. So, when merged, please make her birth name Adams. Thank you.
posted by Ashton Carter
Can you explain in her biography why her last name at birth is different than her father's name? I believe this is the daughter of John Adams, second president of the US and her Married name was Smith.
posted by Robin Lee

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