Posts Tagged by early life


John Adams birthplace and home

In 1636 Henry Adams, great-great-grand father of John, crossed the Atlantic to settle in New England, in the town of Braintree, 10 miles south of Boston. ┬áJohn Adams was the fifth generation of Adams that descended from Henry. His father was also John and his mother was Susan Boylston, daughter of Peter Boylston from the […] more


Seal of Harvard

At the time it was tradition for the older son to get a college education, in the case of Deacon Adams it was his older brother who got to go to college. Following this convention, Deacon Adams expected great accomplishments of his older son and his future, as determined by his father, was to become […] more