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Deacon John Adams, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1691
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 25, 1761
Massachusetts, USA

Father of 2nd US President John Adams, Grandfather of 6th US President John Quincy Adams. A descendant of the original Massachusetts Plymouth Colony of Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden, he was a farmer and cobbler during his life. His patrilineal ancestor was Henry Adams who came from England around 1638 and settled in Braintree (now Quincy) of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1720 he purchased a farm in present-day Quincy, Massachusetts. In 1734 he married Susanna Boylston who came from a prominent and wealthy family of scientists and doctors in Brookline, Massachusetts and they raised three sons, John, Peter, and Elihu, who were all homeschooled. He served as a deacon in the Congregational Church, a lieutenant in the Massachusetts colonial militia, a tax collector, and a selectman of the Town of Braintree. He died at the age of 70. His home is now the Adams National Historical Park.
“The testator had a good education, though not at college, and was a very capable and useful man. In his early life he was an officer of the militia, afterwards a deacon of the church, and a selectman of the town; almost all the business of the town being managed by him in that department for twenty years together; a man of strict piety, and great integrity; much esteemed and beloved wherever he was known, which was not far, his sphere of life being not extensive.” (Author, 2nd US President John Adams, 1761)
 (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
Family links: 
  Joseph G. Adams (1654 - 1736)
  Hannah Bass Adams (1667 - 1705)
  Susanna Boylston Hall (1708 - 1797)*
  John Edmund Adams (1735 - 1826)*
  Peter Boylston Adams (1738 - 1823)*
  Elihu Adams (1741 - 1775)*
  Mary Adams Jones (1682 - 1733)**
  Joseph Adams (1688 - 1783)**
  John Adams (1691 - 1761)
  Samuel Adams (1694 - 1751)*
  Ruth Adams Webb (1700 - 1761)**
  Ebenezer G Adams (1704 - 1769)*
  Caleb Adams (1710 - 1710)**
*Calculated relationship
Beloved husband of; Susannah Boylston-Adams, Beloved Father of; John, Peter and Elihu Adams
Hancock Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Jun 13, 1998
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8th great-uncle
- Melissa Reagan Goodsell
 Added: Apr. 27, 2017
In memory of my ancestor Deacon John Adams, Sr.
- PamKH
 Added: Apr. 26, 2017

- Hamilton Smith
 Added: Jan. 18, 2017
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