6th President John Quincy Adams

6th President John Quincy Adams

Male 1767 - 1848  (80 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 34 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Quincy Adams  [1
    Prefix 6th President 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 11 Jul 1767  Braintree (now Quincy), MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Feb 1848  Speaker's Room, Congress, Washington D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Quincy, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I74737  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also John Quincy Adams at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2001 

    Father 2nd President John Adams,   b. 30 Oct 1735, Quincy, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1826, Quincy, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Abigail Smith,   b. 22 Nov 1744, Weymouth, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1818, Quincy, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1764  Weymouth, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Family ID F30382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa Catherine Johnson,   b. 12 Feb 1775, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1852, Washington, DC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1797  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. George Washington Adams,   b. 12 Apr 1801, Berlin, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1829, at sea off Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. John II Adams,   b. 4 Jul 1803, Washington, DC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1834, Washington, DC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. NN Adams,   b. 1806, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Charles Francis Adams,   b. 18 Aug 1807, Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1886, Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Louisa Catherine Adams,   b. 12 Aug 1811, St. Petersburg, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1812, St. Petersburg, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F30384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • - US President No. 6

      Was elected in 1824 by a popular vote of 108,740 and an electoral vote of 84. Andrew Jackson - his successor - hat garnerd 153,544 popular and 99 electoral votes. However, no candidate had a majority, and election was decided in the House of Representatives. During his single term 1825-1829 John C. Calhoun served as his vice-president. Was elected in 1830 as Representative for Massachusetts ans served 17 years in Congress.
      The first President who was the son of a President, John Quincy Adams in many respects paralleled the career as
      well as the temperament and viewpoints of his illustrious father. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1767, he watched the Battle of Bunker Hill from the top of Penn's Hill above the family farm. As secretary to his father in Europe, he became an accomplished linguist and assiduous diarist. After graduating from Harvard College, he became a lawyer. At age 26 he was appointed Minister to the Netherlands, then promoted to the Berlin Legation. In 1802 he was elected to the United States Senate. Six years later President Madison appointed him Minister to Russia. Serving under President Monroe, Adams was one of America's great Secretaries of State, arranging with England for the joint occupation of the Oregon country, obtaining from Spain the cession of the Floridas, and formulating with the President the Monroe Doctrine. In the political tradition of the early 19th century, Adams as Secretary of State was considered the political heir to the Presidency. But the old ways of choosing a President were giving way in 1824 before the clamor for a popular choice. Within the one and only party--the Republican--sectionalism and factionalism were developing, and each section put up its own candidate for the Presidency. Adams, the candidate of the North, fell behind Gen. Andrew Jackson in both popular and electoral votes, but received more than William H. Crawford and Henry Clay. Since no candidate had a majority of electoral votes, the election was decided among the top three by the House of Representatives. Clay, who favored a program similar to that of Adams, threw his crucial support in the House to the New Englander. Upon becoming President, Adams appointed Clay as Secretary of State. Jackson and his angry followers charged that a "corrupt bargain" had taken place and immediately began their campaign to wrest the Presidency from Adams in 1828. Well aware that he would face hostility in Congress, Adams nevertheless proclaimed in his first Annual Message a spectacular national program. He proposed that the Federal Government bring the sections together with a network of highways and canals, and that it develop and conserve the public domain, using funds from the sale of public lands. In 1828, he broke ground for the 185-mile C & 0 Canal. Adams also urged the United States to take a lead in the development of the arts and sciences through the establishment of a national university, the financing of scientific expeditions, and the erection of an observatory. His critics declared such measures transcended constitutional limitations. The campaign of 1828, in which his Jacksonian opponents charged him with corruption and public plunder, was an ordeal Adams did not easily bear. After his defeat he returned to Massachusetts, expecting to spend the remainder of his life enjoying his farm and his books.
      Unexpectedly, in 1830, the Plymouth district elected him to the House of Representatives, and there for the remainder of his life he served as a powerful leader. Above all, he fought against circumscription of civil liberties. In 1836 southern Congressmen passed a "gag rule" providing that the House automatically table petitions against slavery. Adams tirelessly fought the rule for eight years until finally he obtained its repeal. In 1848, he collapsed on the floor of the House from a stroke and was carried to the Speaker's Room, where two days later he died. He was buried--as were his father, mother, and wife--at First Parish Church in Quincy. To the end, "Old Man Eloquent" had fought for what he considered right.

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Presidents Database: Genealogy of the US Presidents, Brian Tompsett, (based on book "The Presidents", pub. by Funk & Wagnall's , , Repository: http://www.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/presidents/).


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