John Adams I

John Adams I (1691 - 1761)

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Deacon John Adams I
Born in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Husband of — married 31 Oct 1734 in Norfolk, Massachusetts Baymap
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Died in Braintree, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 6 Apr 2020 | Created 14 Dec 2008 | Last significant change: 6 Apr 2020
08:45: Anne B removed Jerusha (Adams) Singleton (abt.1778-abt.1810) as a child of John Adams I (1691-1761). [Thank Anne for this]
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John Adams Sr. (1691-1761) was the father of John Adams Jr., second president of the United States, and grandfather of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president.


This profile is part of the Adams Name Study.

John Adams Sr. (February 8, 1691[1] – May 25, 1761) He was the son of Joseph Adams and Hannah Bass. Adams married well, to Susanna Boylston, from a prominent family of scientists and medical doctors, on November 23, 1734.

John and Susanna had three children:

  1. John Adams – Patriot, President, and Founding Father of the United States of America.
  2. Peter Boylston Adams – A farmer and militia captain of Braintree, Massachusetts.
  3. Elihu Adams – A company commander in the militia who died in the early days of the American Revolution.

Adams died in 1761, at the age of 70, and his widow Susanna later married John Hall

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  1. Records of Town of Braintree 1640 to 1793 (Edited by Samuel A. Bates)(Randolph, Mass.: Daniel H. Huxford, Publisher. 1886) (Free e-book Also available at Google Books) p. 669
  • Doug Wead, The raising of a president: the mothers and fathers of our nation's leaders, pp. 1, 6-7, 40-5-6 (Simon and Schuster, 2005). ISBN 978-0-7434-9726-8. Found online at Google Books. Accessed February 28, 2011.
  • Zachary Kent, John Adams: Creating a Nation: America's founding fathers, p. 13 (Enslow Publishers, 2004) ISBN 978-0-7660-2183-9. Found online at Google books. Accessed February 28, 2011.
  • Suffolk County, MA: Probate File Papers.Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2017-2019. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized mages provided by Case 12740: Will

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attached daughter Jerusha, born/died in North Carolina doesn't seem to belong in this family. I suggest that she be disconnected.
posted by M Cole
Thank you M, for catching that.
posted by Anne B
Adams-36514 and Adams-35 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly intended to be the same person
posted by Robin Lee
Adams-34639 and Adams-35 appear to represent the same person because: identical data
posted by Robin Lee
Find A Grave Memorial# 3068 He was a Deacon Burial:

Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Photo: Has a photo of his gravestone on gravesite

posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack

John is 17 degrees from Mary Pickford, 14 degrees from Cheryl Skordahl and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.