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Quincy in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Abigail Adams Cairn

 
 
Abigail Adams Cairn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 23, 2017
1. Abigail Adams Cairn Marker
Inscription.
From this spot, with her son,
John Quincy Adams,
then a boy of seven, by her side,
Abigail Adams
watched the smoke of burning Charleston,
while listening to the guns of Bunker Hill.
Saturday, 17 June, 1775.

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The Adams Chapter of Quincy Mass.
of the Society of the
Daughters of the Revolution
have caused this memorial
to be erected June 17, 1896.

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“The day, perhaps the decisive
day is come on which the fate
of America depends.
My bursting heart must find
vent at my pen.”
Abigail Adams, June 18, 1775
This Cairn, rebuilt with the
original stones, rededicated
by grateful citizens, as a
symbol of indomitable
human quest for freedom
July 11, 2009

 
Erected 1896 by The Adams Chapter of Quincy Mass. of the Society of the Daughters of the Revolution.
 
Location. 42° 14.031′ N, 70° 59.853′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Viden Road and Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on Viden Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 Franklin Street, Quincy MA 02169, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 23, 2017
2. Lower Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adams National Historical Park (approx. half a mile away); Liberty Tree Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Henry Adams (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hancock Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Men of Quincy, Mass. (approx. 1.2 miles away); United First Parish Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Abigail Adams (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Adams (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Third Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 23, 2017
3. Third Marker
Abigail Adams Cairn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 23, 2017
4. Abigail Adams Cairn Marker
Abigail Adams Cairn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 23, 2017
5. Abigail Adams Cairn
Abigail Smith Adams image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
6. 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 September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on August 24, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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