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Abigail Adams is best known as the wife of second President John Adams and as mother of the . Abigail Adams, nee Abigail Smith, was born on November 11, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Her father was William Smith, a reverend from the Congregational Church. Her mother was Elizabeth Quincy, from a well known political family in Massachusetts. Abigail was the second born. Her siblings were: Mary, William and Elizabeth. Abigail did not go to school due to chronic illness since childhood. Until she was 11 her mother oversaw her education. When she turned 11 a college professor, Cranch, introduced her…

Source: Massachusetts Historical Society Letters during courtship and early legal career, 1762 – 1774 Letters during Continental Congress, 1774 – 1777 Letters during diplomatic mission to France, 1778 – 1779 Letters during diplomatic mission to Europe, 1779 – 1789 Letters during vice presidency, 1789 – 1796 Letters during presidency, 1796 – 1801 List of correspondence written by Abigail Adams (to John Adams) List of correspondence written by John Adams (to Abigail Adams) Letter from John Adams to , 4 October 1762 Miss Adorable By the same Token that the Bearer hereof satt up with you last night I…

Who was Abigail Adams? Abigail Adams was the wife of second president  and mother of the sixth president, John Quincy Adams. She is mostly remembered for the letters she wrote to her husband while he was away during the  and while he served as a . The letters were filled with discussions and advice on government matters, she played an important role in her husband’s success as a  and a . Abigail Adams née Abigail Smith was born on November 11, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. His father was Reverend William Smith from the Congregational Church and her mother Elizabeth Quincy.…