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HISTORY TALKS: The Adams Family - A Political Inheritance
HISTORY TALKS: The Adams Family - A Political Inheritance
Published: 2012/07/18
Channel: Weider History
Joseph Ellis - First Family: The Marital & Political Partnership of John & Abigail Adams. Part 1
Joseph Ellis - First Family: The Marital & Political Partnership of John & Abigail Adams. Part 1
Published: 2012/01/24
Channel: Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
America
America's First Dynasty: The Story of Our First and Still-Greatest Family (2002)
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: Remember This
The Character and Legacy of John Adams: Biography, Presidency, Importance, Quotes (1993)
The Character and Legacy of John Adams: Biography, Presidency, Importance, Quotes (1993)
Published: 2014/02/10
Channel: Remember This
John Adams Biography - Full Audiobook
John Adams Biography - Full Audiobook
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: Timeless Book
Adams Family - Ndidzasendedza
Adams Family - Ndidzasendedza
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Charles Shonga
John Quincy Adams Documentary
John Quincy Adams Documentary
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: Mindfuel
America
America's political dynasties: From Adams to Clinton
Published: 2015/10/30
Channel: Brookings Institution
Adams Family - Chidza Mmamawa
Adams Family - Chidza Mmamawa
Published: 2016/08/21
Channel: Charles Shonga
Did You Know President John Quincy Adams Had a Pet Alligator? (2005)
Did You Know President John Quincy Adams Had a Pet Alligator? (2005)
Published: 2017/10/05
Channel: Way Back
Political Ad for Adams Family
Political Ad for Adams Family
Published: 2016/04/18
Channel: TheEHEsh
John Adams Documentary
John Adams Documentary
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: Mindfuel
Why John Adams Was Important: Major Writing, Political Philosophy (1999)
Why John Adams Was Important: Major Writing, Political Philosophy (1999)
Published: 2016/06/08
Channel: Way Back
The Adamses Speak
The Adamses Speak
Published: 2008/04/24
Channel: northunit
Biography of Henry Adams
Biography of Henry Adams
Published: 2013/11/22
Channel: learnoutloud
Seth Adams family civil suit update
Seth Adams family civil suit update
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: WPTV News | West Palm Beach Florida
Joseph Ellis - First Family: John & Abigail Adams Part 2
Joseph Ellis - First Family: John & Abigail Adams Part 2
Published: 2012/02/16
Channel: Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
This Life, This Adams Family 2012
This Life, This Adams Family 2012
Published: 2012/12/18
Channel: jladams56048
Marsh Adams family intro
Marsh Adams family intro
Published: 2017/11/22
Channel: Marsh Adams
Celebrity Family Feud - Saturday Night Live
Celebrity Family Feud - Saturday Night Live
Published: 2015/01/25
Channel: Saturday Night Live
Adams Family - Fungo la Bwino
Adams Family - Fungo la Bwino
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Charles Shonga
Adams Family Mannequin Challege
Adams Family Mannequin Challege
Published: 2016/11/07
Channel: DIVAS of Dallas
Adams Family - Tsiku la Khiama
Adams Family - Tsiku la Khiama
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Charles Shonga
Adams Family full disclosure
Adams Family full disclosure
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: Luminous Skin by Kylee
Quincy kids know their Adams family
Quincy kids know their Adams family
Published: 2007/05/18
Channel: Patriot Ledger
Adams Family Fall 2015
Adams Family Fall 2015
Published: 2015/11/02
Channel: Morgan Poignant
Gino Adams family 2017
Gino Adams family 2017
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: Val Villar
John Adams
John Adams' view on family and society
Published: 2011/04/01
Channel: MFCMN
Oct. 19, 2014 Adams Family
Oct. 19, 2014 Adams Family
Published: 2014/10/19
Channel: Crossroad Christian Center
10th Annual Adams Family Renion
10th Annual Adams Family Renion
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: Eric Figure Five A
Adams family too
Adams family too
Published: 2013/03/24
Channel: mmmmichan8
Adams Family Skit
Adams Family Skit
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: Randy Webb
Adams Family - Saxonlights
Adams Family - Saxonlights
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: SAXON LIGHTS
Adams Family having an MJ Experience
Adams Family having an MJ Experience
Published: 2013/05/13
Channel: Alicia Adams
Capps Adams family fun
Capps Adams family fun
Published: 2014/10/31
Channel: Jody Urquhart
Adams Family on Tv !
Adams Family on Tv !
Published: 2015/04/25
Channel: Robbie Ashcroft
The Adventurous Life Journey of John Adams: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biography
The Adventurous Life Journey of John Adams: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biography
Published: 2018/01/04
Channel: Way Back
CONNOR IS SAMUEL ADAMS/ADAMS FAMILY
CONNOR IS SAMUEL ADAMS/ADAMS FAMILY
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: christian calegari
Trouble don
Trouble don't last always.
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: Tenesia Jackson
The Loving Adams Family
The Loving Adams Family
Published: 2015/06/12
Channel: scottytoo1
Adams family in the office
Adams family in the office
Published: 2012/10/05
Channel: HFTCF
adams family moreton
adams family moreton
Published: 2013/06/28
Channel: Ben Holland
Adams Family Crest
Adams Family Crest
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: mtfford1
Richard Norton Smith on the Adamses, Part 5 (of 7)
Richard Norton Smith on the Adamses, Part 5 (of 7)
Published: 2008/01/07
Channel: Hauenstein Center
Ray ... adams family
Ray ... adams family
Published: 2011/10/11
Channel: rainman0549
top secret things about us presidsent john adams
top secret things about us presidsent john adams
Published: 2017/11/03
Channel: sitara movies
Adams Mahama
Adams Mahama's Family warns Nana Addo
Published: 2017/05/09
Channel: GhanaPolitics Online
Adams_Family_Video_r2x_1
Adams_Family_Video_r2x_1
Published: 2017/08/06
Channel: Rich Palmer
GEDC2473    Adams family
GEDC2473 Adams family
Published: 2009/03/15
Channel: Tommy Thompson
Lilah Adams family
Lilah Adams family
Published: 2012/03/07
Channel: Jake Geiger
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Adams family
Coat of Arms of John Quincy Adams.svg
Motto: " Fidem libertatem amicitiam retinebis"
(Faith, freedom and fidelity)
Current region Massachusetts, U.S.
Place of origin Braintree, Essex, England
Connected families Baldwin family (US)
Taft family (US)
Spencer family (UK)
Estate(s) Peacefield, Quincy, Massachusetts

The Adams family was a prominent political family in the United States from the late 18th through the early 20th centuries. Based in eastern Massachusetts, they formed part of the Boston Brahmin community. The surname Adams stems from Henry Adams of the county of Somerset in Great Britain.[1]

Members[edit]

Coat of Arms of President John Adams.

Family tree[edit]

The following is a selective family tree of notable members of the Adams family relative to Charles Francis Adams IV:

 
President John Quincy Adams
 
Louisa Catherine Johnson
 
Peter Chardon Brooks
 
Abigail [Brown]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles Francis Adams Sr.
 
Abigail Brown [Brooks]
 
George Caspar Crowninshield
 
Harriet [Sears]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles Francis Adams Jr.
 
 
John Quincy Adams II
 
Frances Cadwalader [Crowninshield]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Quincy Adams III
 
George Caspar Adams
 
Charles Francis Adams III
 
Frances [Lovering]
 
Frances C. Adams
 
Arthur Adams
 
Margery Lee [Sargeant]
 
Abigail ("Hitty") Adams
 
Robert Homans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catherine Lovering Adams
 
Henry Sturgis Morgan
 
Charles Francis Adams IV
 
Margaret [Stockton]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Children 3 Sons; 1 Daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Five Sons
 
Abigail Adams
 
James C. Manny
 
Allison Adams
 
Paul G. Hagan
 
Timothy Adams
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Harvard University and the Adams family[edit]

Adams House, one of twelve residential colleges at Harvard, is named after John Adams and later members of the Adams family.

Connections[edit]

The Adams political family is connected with U.S. Presidents Millard Fillmore, William Howard Taft, and Calvin Coolidge and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, through common descent from one Henry Squire.[13]

Through his mother, John Adams was a second cousin of Massachusetts governor Increase Sumner; their maternal grandmothers were sisters. Both were also related to President Coolidge and to Diana, Princess of Wales, and through the latter to The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The Adams family is one of only four families to have produced two Presidents of the United States, the others being the Bush family, the Roosevelt family, and the Harrison family.

Memorials[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Jane C. (2002). John Adams. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc. p. 14. ISBN 0766017044. 
  2. ^ John Adams: Biography
  3. ^ John Adams bioguide at Congress.gov
  4. ^ John Quincy Adams bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
  5. ^ George Washington Adams bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
  6. ^ Charles Francis Adams Sr. bioguide at Congress.gov
  7. ^ John Quincy Adams II bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Charles Francis Adams III bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
  10. ^ Thomas Boylston Adams biography at Masshist.org
  11. ^ William E. McKibben (June 9, 1082). "Four More Years". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ Eric Pace (June 9, 1997). "Thomas B. Adams Dies at 86; Descendant of Two Presidents". New York Times. Retrieved August 22, 2014. Adams... attended Harvard College from 1929 to 1932 
  13. ^ Henry Squire biography Archived May 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. at Concentric.net (b. 1563)

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert J. Maddox, "The Adamses in America," American History Illustrated, Apr 1971, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p 12-21

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