John Adams Sr. (1691–1761)

John Adams (1735–1826), second President of the United States, married Abigail Adams (née Smith) (1744–1818). Adams is quoted extensively in canto 31-32-33; cantos 62-71 are devoted to his life and work.

1. John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), sixth President of the United States. Canto 34 is devoted to JQA.

1. George Washington Adams (1801–1829), member of Massachusetts state legislature. Mentioned in canto 34.

2. John Adams II (1803–1834), private secretary to his father.

3. Charles Francis Adams Sr. (1807–1886). U.S. Congressman and Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Editor of The Works of John Adams. Mentioned in cantos 42 and 48.

1. John Quincy Adams II (1833–1894), lawyer and politician.

2. Charles Francis Adams Jr. (1835–1915), brigadier-general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and president of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1884 to 1890.

3. Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), historian and political commentator. Quoted in canto 48.

4. Brooks Adams (1848–1927), historian and political scientist.

2. Charles Adams (1770–1800), New York lawyer.

3. Thomas Boylston Adams (1772–1832), Massachusetts legislator and judge.


Roxana Preda, 8 June 2020.



“Adams Political Family.”  Wikipedia

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