Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
1818. She died in Quincy, MA of typhoid fever. John Adams survived her.
1800. At the end of John Adams' term (1797-1801), the Adams went to the new capital, Washington, D.C. The former capital at the start of John Adams' term was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The President's House was unfinished at the time.
2. In the Smith family, there were four children. In order of birth, they are: Mary, Abigail, William, and Elizabeth.
She was ill too often. Abigail was ill for much of her childhood. Her father taught her at home more than ordinary girls. Abigail's brother and sisters went to school.
England and France. John went to Europe earlier than Abigail. In 1784, Abigail joined her husband in Paris, France. She stayed there for eight months and then the family moved to London for three years. In 1788, the family returned to the United States.
"Remember the ladies". Abigail believed in women's rights. John did not listen to his wife. Her full quote is "I long to hear that you have declared an independency - and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make. I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation".
20. Abigail married John in 1764. With John, she had three sons and two daughters. One of her daughters, Susanna, died at about two years. Her children were, in order: Abigail Adams Smith (who took on the nickname "Nabby" and married a man, Colonel William Stephens Smith), John Quincy Adams (the future sixth president and married Louise Catherine Johnson), Susanna Adams, Charles Adams, and Thomas Adams.
Quincy. Abigail Adams grandparents were the Quincys. The area Quincy, MA was named after them. Abigail named her son, the future president, John Quincy Adams, after her grandfather, John Quincy.
Nabby. Abigail Adams' older sister gave her that nickname when Abigail was born. Her sister could not say Abigail right so her sister, Mary, called her Nabby. The name stuck.
Smith. Abigail Adams was born Abigail Smith on November 11, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts (MA). Her parents were Reverend William and Elizabeth Smith.