ADAMS, Joseph

ADAMS, Joseph

Male 1654 - 1737  (82 years)

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  • Name ADAMS, Joseph  
    Born 24 Dec 1654  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Abt Feb 1737  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Feb 1737  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I01598  Schuler
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2009 

    Father ADAMS, Joseph,   b. Abt 1626, Kingweston, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Dec 1694, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother BAXTER, Abigail,   b. Abt Sep 1634, Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1692, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 02 Nov 1650  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00682  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 BASS, Hannah,   b. 22 Jun 1667, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1705, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married Abt 1688 
    Children 
     1. ADAMS, Joseph,   b. 04 Jan 1688, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. ADAMS, John,   b. 8 Feb 1691, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1761, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. ADAMS, Samuel,   b. 28 Jan 1693/4, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1751, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. ADAMS, Josiah,   b. 18 Feb 1696
     5. ADAMS, Hannah,   b. 21 Feb 1698
     6. ADAMS, Ruth,   b. 21 Mar 1700
     7. ADAMS, Bethia,   b. 13 Jun 1702
     8. ADAMS, Ebenezer,   b. 30 Dec 1704
    Family ID F00690  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 CHAPIN, Mary,   b. 27 Aug 1662, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1687, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1682  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. ADAMS, Mary,   b. 06 Feb 1683, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1733, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. ADAMS, Abigail,   b. 17 Feb 1684, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1722, Mendon, Worchester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Family ID F00689  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 HOBART, Elizabeth,   b. 12 Jun 1666,   d. 13 Feb 1739, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. ADAMS, Caleb,   b. 26 May 1710, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1710, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F00688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Dec 1654 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Feb 1682 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Feb 1737 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Feb 1737 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Only First Lady born outside the United States, Louisa Catherine Adams did not come to this country until four years after she had married John Quincy Adams. Political enemies sometimes called her English. She was born in London to an English mother, Catherine Nuth Johnson, but her father was American--Joshua Johnson, of Maryland--and he served as United States consul after 1790.

      A career diplomat at 27, accredited to the Netherlands, John Quincy developed his interest in charming 19-year-old Louisa when they met in London in 1794. Three years later they were married, and went to Berlin in course of duty. At the Prussian court she displayed the style and grace of a diplomat's lady; the ways of a Yankee farm community seemed strange indeed in 1801 when she first reached the country of which she was a citizen. Then began years divided among the family home in Quincy, Massachusetts, their house in Boston, and a political home in Washington, D.C. When the Johnsons had settled in the capital, Louisa felt more at home there than she ever did in New England.

      She left her two older sons in Massachusetts for education in 1809 when she took two-year-old Charles Francis to Russia, where Adams served as Minister. Despite the glamour of the tsar's court, she had to struggle with cold winters, strange customs, limited funds, and poor health; an infant daughter born in 1811 died the next year. Peace negotiations called Adams to Ghent in 1814 and then to London. To join him, Louisa had to make a forty-day journey across war-ravaged Europe by coach in winter; roving bands of stragglers and highwaymen filled her with "unspeakable terrors" for her son. Happily, the next two years gave her an interlude of family life in the country of her birth.

      Appointment of John Quincy as Monroe's Secretary of State brought the Adamses to Washington in 1817, and Louisa's drawing room became a center for the diplomatic corps and other notables. Good music enhanced her Tuesday evenings at home, and theater parties contributed to her reputation as an outstanding hostess.

      But the pleasure of moving to the White House in 1825 was dimmed by the bitter politics of the election and by her own poor health. She suffered from deep depression. Though she continued her weekly "drawing rooms," she preferred quiet evenings--reading, composing music and verse, playing her harp. The necessary entertainments were always elegant, however; and her cordial hospitality made the last official reception a gracious occasion although her husband had lost his bid for re-election and partisan feeling still ran high.

      Louisa thought she was retiring to Massachusetts permanently, but in 1831 her husband began 17 years of notable service in the House of Representatives. The Adamses could look back on a secure happiness as well as many trials when they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at Quincy in 1847. He was fatally stricken at the Capitol the following year; she died in Washington in 1852, and today lies buried at his side in the family church at Quincy.

      - Official Whitehouse Biography from Whitehouse.gov