Master Name Index

Surname of ADAMS



Abigail Adams (1736 – 1810)

Famous Descendant(s):

King Leka I — King of the Albanians


Abigail Adams (c1768 – 1816)

Famous Descendant(s):

Kate Upton — Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model


Abraham Adams (1650 – 1729)

Famous Descendant(s):

Drew Brees — NFL Quarterback


Abraham Adams (1687 – 1769)

Famous Descendant(s):

James Taylor — Singer-Songwriter


Abraham Adams (c1639 – 1714)

Famous Descendant(s):

Gerald Ford — 38th U.S. President

Helen Keller — Author and Activist


Abraham Adams Jr. (1676 – 1763)

Famous Descendant(s):

Gerald Ford — 38th U.S. President

Helen Keller — Author and Activist


Agnes Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Benjamin Harrison — 23rd U.S. President

Warren Buffett — Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway


Albert Adams (1815 – 1883)

Famous Descendant(s):

Pete Seeger — American Folk Singer


Alexander Adams (    – 1677)

Famous Descendant(s):

Calvin Coolidge — 30th U.S. President

Kyra Sedgwick — TV and Movie Actress

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw — Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick


Anna Adams (1734 – c1833)

Famous Descendant(s):

James Taylor — Singer-Songwriter


Anne Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

John Steinbeck — Author of The Grapes of Wrath


Araminta Adams (c1817 – c1880)

Famous Descendant(s):

Kevin Love — NBA All-Star Player

Mike Love — Co-Founder of The Beach Boys


Archelaus Adams (c1673 – c1753)

Famous Descendant(s):

Dick Cheney — 46th U.S. Vice-President


Archibald Hamilton Adams (1769 – 1811)

Famous Descendant(s):

Anderson Cooper — Television Journalist

Gloria Vanderbilt — Fashion Designer


Benjamin Adams (1752 – 1819)

Famous Descendant(s):

Helen Keller — Author and Activist


Benjamin Adams (c1776 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

John Lithgow — Stage, TV, and Movie Actor


Benjamin Adams Jr. (1773 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Helen Keller — Author and Activist


Bethiah Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Tuesday Weld — TV and Movie Actress


Catherine Lovering Adams (1902 – 1988)

Famous Descendant(s):

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist


Charles Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Lucille Ball — TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”


Charles Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Lucille Ball — TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”


Charles Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Pete Seeger — American Folk Singer


Charles Adams (1817 – 1878)

Famous Descendant(s):

Helen Keller — Author and Activist


Charles Francis Adams (1807 – 1886)

Famous Descendant(s):

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist


Charles Francis Adams III (1866 – 1954)

Famous Descendant(s):

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist


Clara Louise Adams (1871 – 1950)

Famous Descendant(s):

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress


Daniel Adams (1686 – 1772)

Famous Descendant(s):

King Leka I — King of the Albanians


David Adams (c1725 – 1815)

Famous Descendant(s):

John Cena — Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler


Deborah Adams (1694/95 – c1748)

Famous Descendant(s):

Drew Brees — NFL Quarterback


Dorothy Adams (1679 – 1772)

Famous Descendant(s):

Stephen Austin — Father of Texas


Edgar E. Adams (1836 – 1889)

Famous Descendant(s):

Margaret Hamilton — Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of OZ


Edith Adams (1752 – 1822)

Famous Descendant(s):

John Cena — Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler


Edna Earl Adams (1878 – 1952)

Famous Descendant(s):

Bill Clinton — 42nd U.S. President


Edward Adams (    – c1671)

Famous Descendant(s):

Drew Brees — NFL Quarterback


Edward Adams (c1630 – 1716)

Famous Descendant(s):

King Leka I — King of the Albanians

Linda Hamilton — TV and Movie Actress

Sarah Palin — 9th Governor of Alaska


Elenor Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Mary Chapin Carpenter — Singer and Songwriter


Elias Adams (1792 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Steve Young — Football Hall of Fame Quarterback


Elias Adams (1802 – 1862)

Famous Descendant(s):

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress


Elizabeth Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

King Leka I — King of the Albanians


Elizabeth Adams (1660 – 1746)

Famous Descendant(s):

Calvin Coolidge — 30th U.S. President

Kyra Sedgwick — TV and Movie Actress

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw — Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick


Elizabeth Adams (1680/81 – 1766)

Famous Descendant(s):

Henry Sturgis Morgan — Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

J.P. Morgan, Jr. — American Banker and Philanthropist

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

Bill Weld — 68th Governor of Massachusetts


Elizabeth Adams (1707 – c1753)

Famous Descendant(s):

Dick Cheney — 46th U.S. Vice-President


Elsie Simmons Adams (1861 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Pete Seeger — American Folk Singer


Fielding A. Adams (1819 – 1898)

Famous Descendant(s):

Jennifer Lawrence — Movie Actress


Fields Adams (1815 – 1893)

Famous Descendant(s):

Jessica Simpson — Singer, TV and Movie Actress


Francis Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Dave Cowens — NBA Hall of Famer


Frank Ralph Adams (1915 – 2001)

Famous Descendant(s):

Amy Adams — Movie Actress


George Henry Adams (1879 – 1947)

Famous Descendant(s):

Steve Young — Football Hall of Fame Quarterback


George Pilling Adams (1857 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Steve Young — Football Hall of Fame Quarterback


George Washington Adams (1836 – 1903)

Famous Descendant(s):

Steve Young — Football Hall of Fame Quarterback


Grady Ward Adams (1896 – 1988)

Famous Descendant(s):

Jessica Simpson — Singer, TV and Movie Actress


Hannah Adams (1652 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress


Hannah Adams (1655/56 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Sarah Palin — 9th Governor of Alaska


Hannah Adams (1721 – 1792)

Famous Descendant(s):

Rikki Bates — Musician (Member of The Incredible Casuals)


Henry Adams (1582/83 – 1646)

Famous Descendant(s):

Calvin Coolidge — 30th U.S. President

John Quincy Adams — 6th U.S. President

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

Samuel Adams — Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress

King Leka I — King of the Albanians

John Steinbeck — Author of The Grapes of Wrath

Emily Dickinson — American Poet

Linda Hamilton — TV and Movie Actress

Sarah Palin — 9th Governor of Alaska

William Rufus Day — 36th U.S. Secretary of State

Anna Gunn — TV and Movie Actress

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

Tuesday Weld — TV and Movie Actress


Henry Adams (1663 – 1749)

Famous Descendant(s):

Linda Hamilton — TV and Movie Actress


Henry Adams (c1531 – c1596)

Famous Descendant(s):

Calvin Coolidge — 30th U.S. President

John Quincy Adams — 6th U.S. President

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

Samuel Adams — Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress

King Leka I — King of the Albanians

John Steinbeck — Author of The Grapes of Wrath

Emily Dickinson — American Poet

Linda Hamilton — TV and Movie Actress

Sarah Palin — 9th Governor of Alaska

William Rufus Day — 36th U.S. Secretary of State

Anna Gunn — TV and Movie Actress

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

Tuesday Weld — TV and Movie Actress


Henry Adams III (1657 – 1733)

Famous Descendant(s):

Emily Dickinson — American Poet


Henry Adams Jr. (c1604 – c1676)

Famous Descendant(s):

Emily Dickinson — American Poet


Jacob Adams (1651 – c1717)

Famous Descendant(s):

Stephen Austin — Father of Texas

Steve Young — Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

Charles Curtis — 31st U.S. Vice-President

James Taylor — Singer-Songwriter


Jacob Adams (c1681 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Charles Curtis — 31st U.S. Vice-President


James Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Kevin Love — NBA All-Star Player

Mike Love — Co-Founder of The Beach Boys


James Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Kate Upton — Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model


Joanna Adams (c1634 – c1701)

Famous Descendant(s):

Juliette Gordon Low — Founder of the Girl Scouts

Duane Eddy — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist

Christopher Reeve — Movie Actor

Frank W. Woolworth — Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

Barbara Hutton — Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)


Job Adams (1765 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Steve Young — Football Hall of Fame Quarterback


Joel Adams (1729 – c1809)

Famous Descendant(s):

Steve Young — Football Hall of Fame Quarterback


John Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Rikki Bates — Musician (Member of The Incredible Casuals)


John Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Halle Berry — TV and Movie Actress


John Adams (    – c1762)

Famous Descendant(s):

Linda Hamilton — TV and Movie Actress


John Adams (1657/58 – 1751)

Famous Descendant(s):

King Leka I — King of the Albanians


John Adams (1662 – 1702)

Famous Descendant(s):

Samuel Adams — Signer of the Declaration of Independence


John Adams (1690/91 – 1761)

Famous Descendant(s):

John Quincy Adams — 6th U.S. President

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

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist


John Adams (1694 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Steve Young — Football Hall of Fame Quarterback


John Adams (1704/05 – 1772)

Famous Descendant(s):

Kate Upton — Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model


John Adams (1745 – 1818)

Famous Descendant(s):

Linda Hamilton — TV and Movie Actress


John Adams (c1555 – 1603/04)

Famous Descendant(s):

Calvin Coolidge — 30th U.S. President

John Quincy Adams — 6th U.S. President

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

Samuel Adams — Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress

King Leka I — King of the Albanians

John Steinbeck — Author of The Grapes of Wrath

Emily Dickinson — American Poet

Linda Hamilton — TV and Movie Actress

Sarah Palin — 9th Governor of Alaska

William Rufus Day — 36th U.S. Secretary of State

Anna Gunn — TV and Movie Actress

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

Tuesday Weld — TV and Movie Actress


John Adams (c1624 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

John Steinbeck — Author of The Grapes of Wrath


John Adams (c1631 – c1703)

Famous Descendant(s):

Dick Cheney — 46th U.S. Vice-President


John Adams Jr (1735 – 1826)

Famous Descendant(s):

John Quincy Adams — 6th U.S. President

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist


John Adams of Barton St. David, Somersetshire (c1500/05 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Calvin Coolidge — 30th U.S. President

John Quincy Adams — 6th U.S. President

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

Samuel Adams — Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress

King Leka I — King of the Albanians

John Steinbeck — Author of The Grapes of Wrath

Emily Dickinson — American Poet

Linda Hamilton — TV and Movie Actress

Sarah Palin — 9th Governor of Alaska

William Rufus Day — 36th U.S. Secretary of State

Anna Gunn — TV and Movie Actress

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

Tuesday Weld — TV and Movie Actress


John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848)

Famous Descendant(s):

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist


John Quincy Adams II (1833 – 1894)

Famous Descendant(s):

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist


John Thaddis Adams (1849 – 1938)

Famous Descendant(s):

Jennifer Lawrence — Movie Actress


Jonathan Adams (1655 – 1718/19)

Famous Descendant(s):

Sarah Palin — 9th Governor of Alaska


Joseph Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

John Steinbeck — Author of The Grapes of Wrath


Joseph Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Amy Adams — Movie Actress


Joseph Adams (1626 – 1694)

Famous Descendant(s):

John Quincy Adams — 6th U.S. President

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

Samuel Adams — Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress

William Rufus Day — 36th U.S. Secretary of State

Anna Gunn — TV and Movie Actress

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

Tuesday Weld — TV and Movie Actress


Joseph Adams (1730 – 1809)

Famous Descendant(s):

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress


Joseph Adams III (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

John Steinbeck — Author of The Grapes of Wrath


Joseph Adams Jr. (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

John Steinbeck — Author of The Grapes of Wrath


Joseph Adams Jr. (1654 – 1736)

Famous Descendant(s):

John Quincy Adams — 6th U.S. President

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

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist


Joseph Samuel Adams (1863 – 1936)

Famous Descendant(s):

Amy Adams — Movie Actress


Joseph Warren Adams (1832 – c1880)

Famous Descendant(s):

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress


Joyce Alice Adams (1921 – 2001)

Famous Descendant(s):

Jessica Simpson — Singer, TV and Movie Actress


Judith Adams (    – 1828)

Famous Descendant(s):

Helen Keller — Author and Activist


Kate Adams (1856 – 1921)

Famous Descendant(s):

Helen Keller — Author and Activist


Margaret Hamilton Adams (1795 – 1872)

Famous Descendant(s):

Anderson Cooper — Television Journalist

Gloria Vanderbilt — Fashion Designer


Martha Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Gerald Ford — 38th U.S. President


Martha Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Dan Quayle — 44th U.S. Vice-President


Martin Adams (c1810 – c1886)

Famous Descendant(s):

Bill Clinton — 42nd U.S. President


Martin Franklin Adams (c1851 – c1884)

Famous Descendant(s):

Bill Clinton — 42nd U.S. President


Mary Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

William Howard Taft — 27th U.S. President


Mary Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Admiral George Dewey — Admiral of the Navy

Willis Carrier — Inventor of Air Conditioning


Mary Adams (1663 – 1744)

Famous Descendant(s):

William Rufus Day — 36th U.S. Secretary of State

Anna Gunn — TV and Movie Actress


Mary Adams (c1676 – 1754)

Famous Descendant(s):

Katharine Hepburn — Movie Actress

Linda Hamilton — TV and Movie Actress

William Rufus Day — 36th U.S. Secretary of State

Anna Gunn — TV and Movie Actress


Mary Adams (c1681 – 1724/25)

Famous Descendant(s):

Sarah Palin — 9th Governor of Alaska


Mary Adams (c1704 – 1744)

Famous Descendant(s):

Dave Cowens — NBA Hall of Famer


Mary Adams (c1761 – 1847)

Famous Descendant(s):

Dr. H. H. Holmes — Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”


Mary Ann Adams (1920 – 2011)

Famous Descendant(s):

Steve Young — Football Hall of Fame Quarterback


Mary Anne Adams (c1791 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Woodrow Wilson — 28th U.S. President


Mary Jane "Jennie" Adams (1865 – 1926)

Famous Descendant(s):

Margaret Hamilton — Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of OZ


Matthew Adams (1686 – 1755)

Famous Descendant(s):

Helen Keller — Author and Activist


Matthew Adams (1709 – 1765)

Famous Descendant(s):

Helen Keller — Author and Activist


Mercy Adams (1680 – 1733)

Famous Descendant(s):

Bill Weld — 68th Governor of Massachusetts


Mercy Adams (1708/09 – 1760)

Famous Descendant(s):

Charles Curtis — 31st U.S. Vice-President


Nathaniel Adams (c1641 – 1715)

Famous Descendant(s):

Dr. H. H. Holmes — Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

Bill Weld — 68th Governor of Massachusetts


Olive Adams (1749 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Halle Berry — TV and Movie Actress


Peter Adams (c1622 – c1671)

Famous Descendant(s):

Sarah Palin — 9th Governor of Alaska


Polly Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Linda Hamilton — TV and Movie Actress


Rebecca Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower — First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

Lee Remick — Movie Actress


Rebecca Adams (    – c1756)

Famous Descendant(s):

Lucille Ball — TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”


Reva May Adams (1887 – 1957)

Famous Descendant(s):

Jennifer Lawrence — Movie Actress


Richard Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Amy Grant — Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter


Richard Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Adlai Stevenson II — 31st Governor of Illinois

Adlai Stevenson III — U.S. Senator from Illinois


Richard Kent "Irish" Adams (1945 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Amy Adams — Movie Actress


Robert Adams (c1598 – 1682)

Famous Descendant(s):

Gerald Ford — 38th U.S. President

Helen Keller — Author and Activist

Juliette Gordon Low — Founder of the Girl Scouts

Duane Eddy — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist

Christopher Reeve — Movie Actor

Stephen Austin — Father of Texas

Steve Young — Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

Charles Curtis — 31st U.S. Vice-President

Frank W. Woolworth — Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

Barbara Hutton — Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

James Taylor — Singer-Songwriter


Ruth Adams (    – 1675)

Famous Descendant(s):

Amy Grant — Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter


Samuel Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Hugh Hefner — Founder of Playboy Magazine


Samuel Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Calvin Coolidge — 30th U.S. President


Samuel Adams (1693/94 – 1751)

Famous Descendant(s):

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress


Samuel Adams (1760 – 1828)

Famous Descendant(s):

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress


Samuel Adams Sr. (1689 – 1747/48)

Famous Descendant(s):

Samuel Adams — Signer of the Declaration of Independence


Sarah Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Anna Gunn — TV and Movie Actress


Sarah Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Adlai Stevenson II — 31st Governor of Illinois

Adlai Stevenson III — U.S. Senator from Illinois


Sarah Adams (1743 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

Gerald Ford — 38th U.S. President


Sarah Adams (c1704 – 1733)

Famous Descendant(s):

Emily Dickinson — American Poet


Silas S. Adams (1853 – 1932)

Famous Descendant(s):

Jessica Simpson — Singer, TV and Movie Actress


Stephen Adams (1743 – c1780)

Famous Descendant(s):

Kate Upton — Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model


Susan Adams (1798 –    )

Famous Descendant(s):

John Lithgow — Stage, TV, and Movie Actor


Susanna Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Calvin Coolidge — 30th U.S. President


Susannah Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Hugh Hefner — Founder of Playboy Magazine


Tabitha Adams (c1736 – c1776)

Famous Descendant(s):

Howard Hughes — American Business Tycoon


Tannatje Adams (    – c1684)

Famous Descendant(s):

Eleanor Roosevelt — First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt — 26th U.S. President


Thomas Adams (1672 – 1729)

Famous Descendant(s):

Dr. H. H. Holmes — Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”


Thomas Adams (1699 – c1765)

Famous Descendant(s):

Dr. H. H. Holmes — Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”


Thomas Adams (1723 – c1790)

Famous Descendant(s):

Dr. H. H. Holmes — Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”


William Adams (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Henry Sturgis Morgan — Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

J.P. Morgan, Jr. — American Banker and Philanthropist

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

Bill Weld — 68th Governor of Massachusetts


William Adams (1650 – 1685)

Famous Descendant(s):

Henry Sturgis Morgan — Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

J.P. Morgan, Jr. — American Banker and Philanthropist

John Adams Morgan — 1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

Bill Weld — 68th Governor of Massachusetts


William Adams (1706 – 1766)

Famous Descendant(s):

Gerald Ford — 38th U.S. President

Helen Keller — Author and Activist


William Adams (c1594 – 1661)

Famous Descendant(s):

Dr. H. H. Holmes — Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

Dick Cheney — 46th U.S. Vice-President

Bill Weld — 68th Governor of Massachusetts


William Adams (c1730 – 1829)

Famous Descendant(s):

Anderson Cooper — Television Journalist

Gloria Vanderbilt — Fashion Designer