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Edmund Quincy (; 1628–1698) emigrated to colonial Massachusetts in 1633 with his father, Edmund. His first wife was Johanna Hoar, sister of Leonard Hoar (President of Harvard College) and they had 10 children. Edmund and his second wife, Elizabeth, the widow of Rev. John Elliot of Newton and daughter of Major General Daniel Gookin, had 2 children.
Edmund was magistrate, representative to the general court and a Lt. Colonel in a Massachusetts militia regiment. In 1689 was a member of the provisional government (Committee of Safety). This was a time of turmoil in the colonies and England. The disliked Governor Edmund Andros of the Dominion of New England was placed under investigation by the Committee, while in England the Glorious Revolution (James II fled to France) and the Bill of Rights brought fundamental changes to the political structure. Colonel Quincy started work in on the family property, called the Quincy Homestead, around 1696.
Son Edmund was very active in colonial affairs, like his father.
Many of Edmund's descendants were active in the American Revolution, some of the more notable being John Quincy Adams, Dorothy Quincy, and Josiah Quincy. The family intermarried with other local South Shore families, especially with the Hobarts of nearby Hingham.
His grave was once marked with two granite columns embossed with lead. The lead was stripped for use by the colonists during the Revolution. This was noted by President John Adams.
- ↑ Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:110.
[ELIOT] "JOHN, Newton, first min. of that town, then Cambridge vill. s. of the apostle, freem. 1660, ord. 20 July 1664, had w. Sarah, third d. of Thomas Willet, the disting. first Eng. mayor of N. Y. of wh. the Cambridge rec. gives date of d. 13 June 1664, but Jackson's Hist. says 1665. By her he had Sarah, bapt. 21 Sept. 1662, wh. m. 16 Nov. 1681, John Bowles. He m. next, 23 May 1666, Elizabeth d. of Daniel Gookin, had John, b. 28 Apr. 1667, H. C. 1685, wh. was a man of some distinct. at Windsor in Conn. At the age of only 32 he was cut off, 13 Oct. 1668, in his will of 15 Aug. preced. provid. for the two ch. and ano. if his w. Extrix. had one. She m. 8 Dec. 1680, Edmund Quincy. "
- Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:500.
[Quincy] "EDMUND, Braintree, only s. of the preced. b. in Eng. a. 1628, bapt. 15 Mar. of that yr. m. 26 July 1648, Joanna, d. of wid. Joanna Hoar, and sis. of Presdt. H. had Mary, b. 4 Mar. 1650; Daniel, 7 Feb. 1651, but thro. misread. of the numerals in Advertisem. to Hull's Americ. Diary, p.117, by the scrupu. Editor of Archaeol. Amer. repeat. p. 275, is made five mos. too early, for the rec. Geneal. Reg. XI. 333, shows the truth to be not 12 (7) 1650, but 7 (12) 1650; John, 5 Apr. 1652, d. young; Joanna, 16 Apr. 1654; Judith, 25 June 1655; Elizabeth 28 Sept. 1656; Edmund, 9 July 1657, d. at 4 mos.; Ruth, 29 Oct. 1658; Ann, wh. d. 3 Sept. 1676, aft. 3 days illness, aged 13, as her gr.-st. tells; and Expeerience. His w. d. 16 May 1680 (misprint. 1650 in letter of J. Q. Adams, Arch. Amer. III. 276), in her 55th yr. and she m. in Dec. foll. Elizabeth d. of Hon. Daniel Gookin, wid. of John Eliot, jr. wh. d. 30 Nov. 1700, by her had Edmund, again, b. 21 Oct. 1681, H. C. 1699; and Mary, again, a. 1684, He was freem. 1665, major and lieut.-col. of the Suffk. regim. rep. 1670, 3, 5, 9, last in the trying times, May 1692 and d. 7 Jan. 1698, in his 70th yr. His will of 11 Dec. preced. was pro. 31 Mar. foll. Of his ds. the first Mary m. Ephraima Savage, had vol. 3, p. 501 for ch. and d. 7 Oct. 1676; Joanna m. David Hobart of Hingham, bore him five ch. and d. 18 May 1695; Judith m. Rev. John Rayner jr. of Dover, wh. d. soon aft. 21 Dec. 1676, and she d. 8 Mar. 1679; Elizabeth m. 1681, Rev. Daniel Gookin of Shirborne; Ruth m. 19 Oct. 1686, John Hunt of Weymouth; Experience m. William Savil, surv. him, and d. late in 1706, or early in 1707, when admin. was giv. to her br. Edmund; and the sec. Mary m. Rev. Daniel Baker of Shirborne, and d. 29 Mar. 1716 in 32d yr. The geneal. in Geneal. Reg. XI. is rather imperf"
- ↑ Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009).
Ancestors of First Lady Abigail (Smith) Adams and her son John Quincy Adams. Edmund Quincy, Jr., bp. 16 Mar 1627/8-Braintree 7 Jan. 1697/8, Braintree 26 July 1648 [m] Joanna Hoar. Parents Edmund Quincy and Judith Pares.