REVEREND Family

First Generation

1. William Smith1 Reverend (#28964) was born EST 1693-1714. William died EST 1747-1803.

He married Elizabeth Quincy. (Elizabeth Quincy is #28963.) Elizabeth was born 1721. Elizabeth died 1725 at 4 years of age. At 23 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of Abigail Smith in Weymouth, Ma, 1744.

William became the father of Abigail Smith in Weymouth, Ma, 1744.

William Smith Reverend and Elizabeth Quincy had the following child:

child 2 i. Abigail2 Smith (#28962) was born in Weymouth, Ma 1744. Abigail died 1818 at 74 years of age. She married John Adams 1764. Facts about this marriage:

Fact 1: Sixth President of the United States (John Adams is #28961.)

John was born in Braintree, Ma 1735. John was the son of John Adams and Susanna Boylston. John died 1826 at 91 years of age. John became the father of First Son Adams EST 1758-1785. At 32 years of age John became the father of John Quincy Adams in Braintree, Ma, 1767. (See John Adams for the continuation of this line.)

Abigail became the mother of First Son Adams EST 1758-1785. At 23 years of age Abigail became the mother of John Quincy Adams in Braintree, Ma, 1767. Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818), wife of John Adams, second president ofthe United States, and mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president.She was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, the daughter of Reverend WilliamSmith, minister of the congreg ational church there. Through her motherElizabeth Quincy (1721-1725), she was descended from the 17th-centuryPuritan preacher Thomas Shepard (1605-1649) of Cambridge. Although shehad little formal education, she was among the most influential wo men ofher day, especially as a fashion leader and social arbiter. During andafter the American Revolution she was separated for long periods from herhusband, who was first a delegate to Congress and later a diplomat inEurope. Her letters to hi m present a vivid picture of the time. After1800 she lived in Washington D.C., and thereafter in Braintree,Massachusetts. The familiar letters of John Adams and his wife, Abigail(2 volumes, 1876), published with a memoir by their grandson, Charl esFrancis Adams, and later collections of her letters show that she wasperceptive, sagacious, warmhearted, and generous.

Source: Microsoft Corporation Encarta Encyclopedia 200.

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