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John Adams

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John Adams

2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence


Who was John Adams?

John Adams was the second President of the United States, serving from 1797 to 1801. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts on October 30, 1735, Adams was a key figure in the American Revolution and played a crucial role in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Prior to his presidency, he served as a diplomat, negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War. As President, Adams faced several challenges, including a brewing conflict with France, which eventually led to the Quasi-War. Despite these challenges, he maintained the neutrality of the United States and worked to strengthen the country's military and economic power. After leaving office, Adams retired to his farm in Quincy, Massachusetts, where he died on July 4, 1826, the same day as Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. President. Adams was a strong advocate for independence, liberty, and democracy and is remembered as one of the founding fathers of the United States.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for John Adams

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via John Alden

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Charles M. Dale

66th Governor of New Hampshire

3rd cousin 5 times removed
via John Alden

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via John Alden

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Alpheus Felch

5th Governor of Michigan

4th cousin 2 times removed
via Adam Hawkes

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Nathaniel B. Baker

24th Governor of New Hampshire

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Bass

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Ray Stanton Avery

Founder, Avery Dennison Corp.

4th cousin 5 times removed
via John Cogswell

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Ray Stanton Avery

Founder, Avery Dennison Corp.

3rd cousin 6 times removed
via Henry Adams

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

2nd cousin 7 times removed
via John Bass

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James B. Conant

President of Harvard University

2nd cousin 5 times removed
via John Bass

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

2nd cousin 7 times removed
via Joseph Adams

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James B. Conant

President of Harvard University

2nd cousin 5 times removed
via Joseph Adams

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Ann B. Davis

TV Actress

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via John Alden

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Ann B. Davis

TV Actress

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via Gregory Baxter

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Paul Walker

TV and Movie Actor

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via John Alden

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John Treadway Rich

23rd Governor of Michigan

4th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Gardner

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Jennifer Coolidge

TV and Movie Actress

2nd cousin 8 times removed
via Joseph Adams

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Eva Marie Saint

TV and Movie Actress

3rd cousin 5 times removed
via John Alden

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Jennifer Coolidge

TV and Movie Actress

2nd cousin 8 times removed
via John Bass

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Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

3rd cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Gardner Jr

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Seth Low

Mayor of New York City
President of Columbia University

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Gardner Jr

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Seth Low

Mayor of New York City
President of Columbia University

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via John White

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George Herbert

8th Earl of Carnarvon
Owner, Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey)

3rd cousin 8 times removed
via Thomas Gardner Jr

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

3rd cousin 6 times removed
via Thomas Gardner Jr

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Roger Nash Baldwin

Co-Founder of the ACLU

3rd cousin 5 times removed
via John Alden

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George Winston

New Age Pianist

2nd cousin 7 times removed
via John Bass

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