Adams political family
|Place of origin||England|
John Quincy Adams,
|Connected families||Baldwin, Hoar & Sherman families|
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.
- Members 1
- Family Tree 2
- Harvard University and the Adams family 3
- Connections 4
- Memorials 5
- See also 6
- References 7
- Further reading 8
- Henry Adams (1583–1646) born Barton St David, Somerset, England was the first of the clan who immigrated to New England, United States.
John Adams, Sr. (1691-1761)
John Adams (1735–1826), second President of the United States, married Abigail Adams (née Smith) (1744–1818)
John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), sixth President of the United States, married English-born Louisa Adams (née Johnson) (1775–1852)
- John Adams II (1803-1834), Private Secretary to his father
Charles Francis Adams, Sr. (1807–1886), U.S. Congressman and Ambassador to the United Kingdom
John Quincy Adams II (1833–1894), lawyer and politician
- Harvard University.
- John Quincy Adams II (1833–1894), lawyer and politician
- Charles Francis Adams III (1866–1954), 44th Secretary of the Navy, mayor of Quincy, Massachusetts.
- Charles Francis Adams IV (1910–1999), first president of Raytheon
Brooks Adams (1848–1927), a historian and political scientist.
- Charles Adams (1770–1800), New York lawyer
- Thomas Boylston Adams (1772–1832), Massachusetts legislator and judge
- Elihu Adams (1741–1775), soldier
- John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), sixth President of the United States, married English-born Louisa Adams (née Johnson) (1775–1852)
- John Adams (1735–1826), second President of the United States, married Abigail Adams (née Smith) (1744–1818)
- Hannah Adams (1755-1831), a historian and theologian
- Samuel Adams (1722–1803), the second President's second cousin; not usually considered part of the family
- Samuel A. Adams (1934–1988), a historian and CIA analyst.
- Thomas Boylston Adams (1910–1997), a grandson of Charles Francis Adams, Jr., an executive, writer, and political candidate
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 Charles Francis Adams V Timothy Adams
Harvard University and the Adams family
- John Adams Class of 1755
- John Quincy Adams Class of 1788
- Charles Adams (1770–1800) Class of 1789
- Thomas Boylston Adams (1772–1832) Class of 1790
- George Washington Adams Class of 1821
- John Adams II, expelled with most of senior class prior to 1823 graduation, later among those designated "Bachelor of Arts as of 1823" and added to Harvard's Roll of Graduates
- John Quincy Adams II
- Charles Francis Adams, Sr. Class of 1825
- Charles Francis Adams, Jr. Class of 1856
- Henry Brooks Adams Class of 1858
- Brooks Adams Class of 1870
- George Caspar Adams Class of 1886
- Charles Francis Adams III Class of 1888
- Roger Adams Class of 1909
- Charles Francis Adams IV Class of 1932
- Thomas Boylston Adams (1910–1997) Class of 1933 (was not graduated)
- Samuel A. Adams Class of 1955
Adams House, one of twelve residential colleges at Harvard, is named after John Adams and later members of the Adams family.
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.
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.
- John Adams: Biography
- John Adams bioguide at Congress.gov
- John Quincy Adams bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
- George Washington Adams bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
- Charles Francis Adams, Sr. bioguide at Congress.gov
- John Quincy Adams II bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
- Charles Francis Adams III bioguide at Politicalgraveyard.com
- Thomas Boylston Adams biography at Masshist.org
- Henry Squire biography at Concentric.net (b. 1563)
- Robert J. Maddox, "The Adamses in America," American History Illustrated, Apr 1971, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p 12-21