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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 first of the father and son presidents, but not the last. He was the 2nd U.S. President and his son John Quincy Adams was the 6th U. S. President.

John Adams has a number of connections to important historical figures such Declaration of Independence Signer Samuel Adams. He also has kinships to President Calvin Coolidge and President Millard Fillmore.

One of the most important events in New England history is the arrival of the Mayflower at Plymouth. John Adams is the 2nd Great-Grandson of Mayflower passengers John Alden and Priscilla Mullins.

A couple of John Quincy Adams's more interesting family relationships is that with Hollywood movie star Raquel Welch and television star Dick Van Dyke.


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

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

3rd cousin 5 times removed
via John Alden

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 5 times removed
via John Cogswell

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

3rd cousin 6 times removed
via John Alden

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T. S. Eliot

Poet and Playwright

3rd cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Boylston

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Fergie

Singer, Songwriter and Actress

3rd cousin 8 times removed
via Henry Adams

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via Samuel Bass

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William Claflin

27th Governor of Massachusetts

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Adams

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

3rd cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Gardner Jr

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Daniel Burnham

World's Columbian Expo Architect

2nd cousin 4 times removed
via John Bass

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Mark Hopkins, Jr.

Co-founder, Central Pacific R.R.

3rd cousin 4 times removed
via John Alden

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Admiral William Halsey

U.S. Navy - World War II

3rd cousin 5 times removed
via John Alden

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Tamsin Todd

CEO, Findmypast

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via John Alden

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Archibald MacLeish

American Poet and Playwright

3rd cousin 5 times removed
via John Alden

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Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

20th Governor of Connecticut

3rd cousin 1 time removed
via John Alden

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John Fairfield

13th and 16th Governor of Maine

2nd cousin 1 time removed
via Benjamin White

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via Samuel Bass

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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via Samuel Bass

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Story Musgrave

NASA Astronaut

2nd cousin 7 times removed
via Thomas Boylston Jr

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Bessie Waldo (Daniels) Allison

RMS Titanic Victim

3rd cousin 6 times removed
via Henry Adams

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Samuel Bass

(c1600 - 1694)
Great Migration Immigrant 1633

2nd great-grandfather

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Henry Adams

(1582/3 - 1646)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

2nd great-grandfather

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Increase Sumner

5th Governor of Massachusetts

2nd cousin
via Benjamin White

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

3rd cousin 6 times removed
via Gregory Baxter

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Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

3rd cousin 4 times removed
via John Alden

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Alfred Fuller

Founder of the Fuller Brush Co.

3rd cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Gardner Jr

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