Person:Susanna Boylston (1)

m. bef. 1705
  1. Benjamin Boylston1705 -
  2. Ann Boylston1706 -
  3. Susanna Boylston1708/9 - 1797
  4. Mary Boylston1714 -
  5. Elizabeth Boylston1717 -
  6. Jerusha Boylston1718/19 -
  7. Sarah Boylston1723 -
  • HJohn Adams1690/91 - 1761
  • WSusanna Boylston1708/9 - 1797
m. 23 Nov 1734
  1. President John Adams, Jr.1735 - 1826
  2. Elihu Adams1741 - 1775/76
Facts and Events
Name Susanna Boylston
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][3] 5 Mar 1708/9 Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 23 Nov 1734 Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto John Adams
Death[1][2] 17 Apr 1797 Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Reference Number? Q7648645?

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Susanna Boylston Adams Hall (March 5, 1708 – April 17, 1797) was a prominent early-American socialite, mother of the second U.S. President, John Adams and grandmother of the sixth President, John Quincy Adams. Her parents were Peter Boylston (c1673-1743) and Anne White (1685-1772); her grandparents, Dr. Thomas Boylston (1644-1695) and Mary Gardner (1648-?) and Benjamin White (?-1722) and Susanna Cogswell (1656-1701)

She married John Adams, Sr. in 1734. She is among the least well known of the famous Adams family, for her name appears infrequently in the large body of Adams writings. Historian David McCullough notes that no writings of hers survive, though it is known that others would often read to her, suggesting that she might have been illiterate. However, her son's diary reveals that she had a fiery temper.

John Adams and Susanna Boylston Adams had the following children:

  • John Adams
  • Peter Boylston Adams – farmer, militia captain of Braintree, Massachusetts.
  • Elihu Adams – a company commander in the militia during the American Revolution; died from a dysentery.

Five years after the death of her first husband, she married Lt. John Hall, who apparently did not get along with her grown children. She died only six weeks after her son became President.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Susanna Boylston, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), p. 5.

    Mother of John Adams and grandmother of John Quincy Adams.

  3. Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Brookline, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1929), 11.

    BOYLSTON, Susanna, d. Peter and Ann, [born] Mar. 5, 1708-9.