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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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Tyler Toney

Dude Perfect YouTuber

3rd cousin 9 times removed
via John Alden

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Isaac Taylor Tichenor

President of Auburn University

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via John Alden

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

2nd cousin 4 times removed
via John Bass

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

2nd cousin 3 times removed
via John Bass

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David Ogden Stiers

Broadway, TV and Movie Actor

2nd cousin 7 times removed
via John Bass

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Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

3rd cousin 5 times removed
via John Alden

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

3rd cousin 6 times removed
via John Alden

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Adam Hawkes

(c1605 - 1671/2)
Great Migration Immigrant 1634

3rd great-grandfather

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Jane G. Austin

Author

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via John Alden

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General Joseph Wheeler

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via Gregory Baxter

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

3rd cousin 8 times removed
via John Alden

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

3rd cousin 5 times removed
via John Alden

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

2nd cousin 8 times removed
via Joseph Adams

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

2nd cousin 8 times removed
via John Bass

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John Torrey

Co-founder, NY Academy of Science

2nd cousin 2 times removed
via Joseph Adams

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John Torrey

Co-founder, NY Academy of Science

2nd cousin 2 times removed
via John Bass

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Francis H. Underwood

Founder of the Atlantic Monthly

3rd cousin 4 times removed
via Samuel Bass

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Elmer Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

3rd cousin 4 times removed
via Samuel Bass

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Bert Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

3rd cousin 4 times removed
via Samuel Bass

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

3rd cousin 6 times removed
via Henry 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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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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