Abigail Adams

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Abigail Adams
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Abigail Adams by Benjamin Blythe, 1766
2nd First Lady of the United States
In office
March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1801
Preceded byMartha Washington
Succeeded byMartha Jefferson Randolph
1st Wife of the Vice President of the
United States
In office
May 16, 1789 – March 4, 1797
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byMartha Jefferson Randolph
Personal details
Born(1744-11-11)November 11, 1744
Weymouth, Province of Massachusetts Bay
DiedOctober 28, 1818(1818-10-28) (aged 73)
Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Spouse(s)John Adams
RelationsWilliam and Elizabeth Quincy Smith
ChildrenAbigail "Nabby", John Quincy, Susanna, Charles, Thomas,(stillborn)
OccupationFirst Lady of the United States, Second Lady of the United States
ReligionCongregational

Abigail Smith Adams (November 11, 1744–October 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 the 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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