Abigail Adams

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Abigail Adams
Abigail Adams by Benjamin Blythe, 1766
2nd First Lady of the United States
In office
March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
Preceded by Martha Washington
Succeeded by Martha Jefferson Randolph
1st Wife of the Vice President of the
United States
In office
May 16, 1789 – March 4, 1797
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Martha Jefferson Randolph
Personal details
Born November 11, 1744(1744-11-11)
Weymouth, Province of Massachusetts Bay
Died October 28, 1818(1818-10-28) (aged 73)
Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Spouse(s) John Adams
Relations William and Elizabeth Quincy Smith
Children Abigail "Nabby", John Quincy, Susanna, Charles, Thomas,(stillborn)
Occupation First Lady of the United States, Second Lady of the United States
Religion Congregational

Abigail Smith Adams (November 11, 1744October 28, 1818) was the wife of John Adams, the second President of the United States. Later on, people started to address the wife of the president as the First Lady. So, she became the second First Lady of the United States. She was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She belonged to a famous family of Massachusetts (the Quincy Family).

Adams did not get any formal education in any school or college. Her father had a big library, so she studied a number of books and became knowledgeable. She married John Adams in 1764. In next ten years, she had five children (a sixth was stillborn), including John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States.

In 1801, the couple retired and lived in Quincy. Abigail died in 1818, at age 74 of typhoid fever.

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