George Adams

George Washington Adams (1801 - 1829)

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George Washington Adams
Born in Berlin, Kingdom of Prussiamap
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Died in Long Island City, Queens, New York, United Statesmap
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George Washington Adams (1801-1829) was the son of John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President.


Born 12 April 1801. Berlin-Mitte, Berlin, Germany. [1]

Died 9 June 1829. Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA. [2]

Buried Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA.[2]

"Although he was disciplined for taking part in a student rebellion, he received his degree (from Harvard) in August 1821. He then studied law with his father, and in October 1823 he entered his third year of legal education in Daniel Webster’s Boston law office. The following October, after being admitted to the Suffolk County Bar, George began to practice law in Boston. He was elected to the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1826, serving for one year, and in 1828 he won election to the Boston Common Council for Ward 7.

George fell into alcoholism and ill health, and his dissipation was a matter of grave concern to his family. Early in April 1829, a child he had fathered was born to Eliza Dolph, a chambermaid in the home of Dr. Thomas Welsh. On 30 April, while traveling to Washington to assist his parents in their move to Quincy after John Quincy’s defeat for reelection to the presidency, George drowned after either falling or jumping from the steamboat Benjamin Franklin in Long Island Sound."[3][1]

George has a cenotaph memorial at Hancock Cemetery. Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[2]

For a full history on this life of GWA, please see Massachusetts Historical Society


  1. 1.0 1.1 Massachusetts Historical Society
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Find A Grave: Memorial #96272886
  3. Smithsonian Magazine

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