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Susanna Hall (Boylston)

Also Known As: "widow of John Adams"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: April 17, 1797 (89)
Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Quincy, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Peter Boylston and Ann Boylston
Wife of Deacon John Adams, Sr. and Lieut. John Hall
Mother of John Adams, 2nd President of the USA; Capt. Peter Boylston Adams; Capt. Elihu Adams; Margaret Peggy Adams; Peter Adams and 4 others
Sister of Benjamin Boylston; Anne Adams; Mary Simpson; Elizabeth Cunningham; Jerusha Veazie and 1 other

Managed by: Perry Blackshear Flinn
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About Susanna Hall

Susanna Boylston (1708/9-1797) was the mother of President John Adams.


Susanna Boylston Adams, was a descendant of the Boylstons of Brookline.


Susanna Boylston Adams (March 5, 1699 – 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.


WIKIPEDIA: Susanna Boylston Adams Hall (March 5, 1708/9 – 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.

She married John Adams 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. 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 "contagious distemper".

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 in the first year of her son's presidency.


Susanna Boylston Adams Birth: Mar. 5, 1699 Brookline Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA Death: Apr. 17, 1797 Quincy Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA

Mother of 2nd United States President John Adams and grandmother of 6th United States President John Quincy Adams. She died one month after her son became President.


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Parents:
 Peter Boylston (1673 - 1743)
 Ann White Boylston (1685 - 1772) 
Spouse:
 John Adams (1691 - 1761) 
Children:
 John Adams (1735 - 1826)
 Elihu Adams (1741 - 1775)

Burial: Hancock Cemetery Quincy Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA Maintained by: Find A Grave Originally Created by: Garver Graver Record added: Aug 02, 2002 Find A Grave Memorial# 6654842

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Susanna Hall's Timeline

1708
March 5, 1708
Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1715
1715
Age 6
1735
October 19, 1735
Age 27
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1736
1736
Age 27
1737
1737
Age 28
1738
October 16, 1738
Age 30
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1741
May 29, 1741
Age 33
Braintree, (Now Quincy), Norfolk, MA
1743
1743
Age 34
1749
1749
Age 40
North Carolina, United States