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Abigail Adams Birthplace

 
 
Abigail Adams Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 23, 2017
1. Abigail Adams Birthplace Marker
Inscription.
Abigail Smith Adams,
the wife of John
Adams, 2nd President,
and mother of John
Quincy Adams, 6th
President, was born
here in 1744.

 
Erected 1966 by Town of Weymouth Historical Commission.
 
Location. 42° 13.936′ N, 70° 56.734′ W. Marker is in North Weymouth, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Norton Street and North Street, on the right when traveling west on Norton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 180 Norton Street, North Weymouth MA 02191, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Church in Weymouth (approx. 0.2 miles away); First School House in Weymouth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abigail Adams Cairn (approx. 2.7 miles away); Samuel Lincoln House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Liberty Tree Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Adams National Historical Park (approx. 3 miles away); Hingham Massachusetts (approx. 3 miles away); Old Ship Church (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Weymouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Abigail Adams. (Submitted on August 23, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Another Biography of Abigail Adams.
Abigail Adams Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 23, 2017
2. Abigail Adams Birthplace Marker
(Submitted on August 23, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
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Abigail Adams Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 23, 2017
3. Abigail Adams Birthplace Marker
The birth house can be seen behind the marker.
House Where Abigail Adams was Born image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 23, 2017
4. House Where Abigail Adams was Born
Abigail Smith Adams image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
5. Abigail Smith Adams
This 1800 / 1815 portrait of Abigail Smith Adams by Gilbert Stuart hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

“Mrs. John Adams felt that ‘if we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.’ Stuart's portrait, begun when the first lady was fifty-six, captures the patrician beauty of her straight nose and arched brows. The forthright painting also leaves little doubt about the force of character, intellect, and principles of this daughter of a Massachusetts minister.

This likeness was Stuart's only completed picture of Abigail Smith Adams. It and its companion piece of her husband, John Adams, were started in 1800 but not delivered until 1815. The Adams' eldest son and the future sixth president, John Quincy Adams, politely stated his family's attitude toward the artist's procrastination: ‘Mr. Stuart thinks it the prerogative of genius to disdain the performance of his engagements.’” — National Gallery of Art
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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