John Adams Sr. (February 8, 1691 – 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:
John Adams – Patriot, President, and Founding Father of the United States of America.
Peter Boylston Adams – A farmer and militia captain of Braintree, Massachusetts.
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
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. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2017-2019. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org) Case 12740: Will
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: