John Quincy Adams

  • Birth 1 Aug 1822
  • Death 8 May 1855
  • Burial Winters, Yolo County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 45729892

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS:
John resided in Cooper Co. until 1844, and then moved to Moniteau Co. He later fought in the Mexican War, serving under Colonel Doniphen, and after that eventful period went to the state of California. John was drowned in the Sacramento River. He was the Adams' second child to meet that fate.

The following information John Quincy Adams comes form Marlin Buelow, Cape Girardeau, Missouri and a story in the local newspaper at that time.

The tragic fate of John Quincy Adams, which will be remembered by many of our citizens. Mr. Adams had attended a party near Madison with Miss Anna B. Alexander, sister of Mrs. J. D. Stephens, and who was a resident of Sacramento. It is supposed that these two were soon to have been married. They returned hoping to catch the last ferry boat on the old toll road, which would take them to the Sacramento side. They were too late, and Mr. Adams borrowed a skiff and determined to reach Sacramento in that way, it being only three miles to the city. Next morning the stern of a broken skiff was seen floating by Sacramento. It was caught and in it was found the valise of the ill-fated young lady. her friends were notified and after a few hours search the bodies of the two were found near the spot where they were supposed to have been wrecked, locked in each others arms. It was then found that the skiff in which the two were making the passage was cut down by a passing steamer. This occured May, 1856.


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  • Created by: jim gillis
  • Added: 23 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45729892
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Quincy Adams (1 Aug 1822–8 May 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45729892, citing Cottonwood Cemetery, Winters, Yolo County, California, USA ; Maintained by jim gillis (contributor 46829573) .