John Adams was born 280 years ago today

Mary Dyer statue (Earlham College)
Ingrid Hetfield, 1934-2015

John Adams was born 280 years ago today.  He served as the 1st Vice President (1789-1797) and 2nd President (1797-1801) of the US and was an American Founding Father, lawyer, statesman, diplomat and political theorist. He is also my 3rd cousin 8x removed. There is more information of all of my connections to the Adams Family of Massachusetts —> HERE. John Adams died on 4 Jul 1826, the 50th anniversary of the traditional “signing” date of the Declaration of American Independence — coincidently the same day as the death of Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration’s author.

This bust was made from the life mask of John Adams at age 90:

This bust of John Adams was made from his life mask at age 90.

This bust of John Adams was made from his life mask at age 90.

 

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  • Sharon Connors

    John Adams is my cousin via common GGFs, 11th GGF John Alden and 9th GGF Adam Hawkes via his daughter Susannah and William Cogswell.

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