Abigail (Baxter) Adams
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Abigail (Baxter) Adams (1634 - 1692)

Abigail Adams formerly Baxter
Born in Braintree, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Wife of — married 2 Nov 1650 in Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 57 in Quincy, Braintree, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Abigail Adams nee Baxter (1634-1692) was the paternal great-grandmother of John Adams Jr., second president of the United States.

Born: Sep 1634 in Roxbury, Suffok County, Massachusetts to Abigail Baxter was born on September 28, 1634 in Braintree, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Her parents were Gregory Baxter[1] and Margaret _____. [2]

Married: Joseph Adams in Braintree, Massachusetts on 2 Nov 1650.[2][3][4]


  1. Hannah Adams
  2. Joseph Adams
  3. John Adams
  4. Abigail Adams
  5. Bethia Adams
  6. John Adams
  7. Mary Adams
  8. Samuel Adams
  9. Mary Adams
  10. Peter Adams
  11. Jonathan Adams
  12. Mehitable Adams

Died: 27 August 1692 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts [2] and buried in Hancock Cemetery, Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts (now in Quincy, Nofolk County, Massachusetts).[5]

Research Notes

Note: One merged-in profile had the birth date as 28 Mar 1634.

This note was in one merged-in profile: Burials at Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, MA Captain Joseph Baxter, 89th yr May 7 1829 Jerusha Baxter, w/o Joseph, September 20, 1817 John Baxter, 80 yrs, August 30, 1777.'


  1. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass., 1925-1936). Page 23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sprague, Waldo Chamberlain. Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, MA. 1640-1850 (2001) Pages: 14 (#16 Joseph Adams) , Pages 168-169 (#434 Joseph Baxter).
  3. Torrey, Clarence Almon. Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1985
  4. Bates, Samuel. Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640-1793 (Daniel H. Huxford, Randolph, Mass., 1886) Page 629.
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #36203763

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Baxter-5388 and Baxter-1 appear to represent the same person because: identical data
posted by Robin Lee
Baxter-1 and Baxter-2032 appear to represent the same person because: same

please use info in Baxter-1

posted by Philip Smith

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