Historical records matching Susanna Boylston Adams
About Susanna Boylston Adams
Susanna, or "Suky" as she was affectionately called, was the youngest daughter of John and Abigail Adams. She was baptized on New Year's Day, 1769 by Dr. Samuel Cooper at the Brattle Street Church. It is not known what childhood illness brought Suky's life to an untimely end, but she was adored by her parents; in one letter from John Adams to Abigail he asks her to "kiss my little Suky for me." The baby's death was horrific for both parents, even in an age when childhood deaths were rather the "norm", and John Adams never spoke Suky's name again except once, many years later. Suky had been named in honor of John's mother, Susanna Boylston Adams.