John Quincy  Adams

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

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President John Quincy Adams
Born in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, British Americamap
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Husband of — married in London, Englandmap
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Died in Speaker's Room, Congress, Washington,
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Preceded by
5th President
James Monroe

Preceded by
7th Secretary
James Monroe

Preceded by
Jonathan Mason
John Quincy Adams
6th President
of the United States
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8th United States
Secretary of State
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US Senator (Class 1)
from Massachusetts
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Succeeded by
7th President
Andrew Jackson

Succeeded by
9th Secretary
Henry Clay

Succeeded by
James Lloyd


John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

"The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth. Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to that hope than they appear to be at the present time. And may the associated distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made 'bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God' (Isaiah 52:10)."

--Life of John Quincy Adams, p. 248.

Descendant of Pilgrims John Alden and William Mullins.


John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was son to John Adams, the second president of the United States.

In 1825, John Quincy Adams became America's sixth president of the United States.

Adams County in the three US states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin are named in honor of John Quincy Adams.


According to Wikipedia United States presidents John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams belonged to Y-DNA haplogroup R1b [1],[2]


  • Wikipedia Profile for John Quincy Adams[3]
  • Wikipedia DNA Haplogroup R1b, [4]
  • Wikipedia DNA of Famous People, [5]
  • National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.
  • Books:
    • A gazeteer of the state of Massachusetts: with numerous illustrations on wood and steel
    • A geography of Massachusetts, for families and schools
    • Bibliography of the local history of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Alternate source: Roll: 176; Page: 171; Image: 926; Family History Library Film: 0014674.
  • Portrait & Bio. Album of Mahaska Co. IA (1887)

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On 19 Aug 2016 at 03:49 GMT T Daniels wrote:

I am trying to find a link from my family tree to John Quincy Adams. I have only a small amount of info from my Mothers notes. My great Grandmother Fanny ( Fannie, possibly Francis) Haney born Adams is the 6th generation descendant from John Quincy Adams and a cousin to Samuel Adams. Her estimated Dob 1888 according to Kentucky 1920 Census and my mother's notes and her death is 1947 listed in Family Bible. Thank you

On 27 Dec 2014 at 07:44 GMT Brandon Masterson wrote:

Wow. After I had found that on my mother's side we were descended from John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, I had found a list of famous descendants of the Mayflower. It's amazing that we're not only related to one, but two presidents.

John Quincy is 18 degrees from Abby Glann, 18 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 25 degrees from Martin Luther King and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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