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

Henry Adams

 
 
Henry Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
1. Henry Adams Marker
Inscription.
Here lyeth the body of
Henry Adams
founder of the
Braintree branch of
the Adams family
in America
buried in this cemetery
Oct. 8, 1646

 
Location. 42° 15.018′ N, 71° 0.207′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Hancock Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Hancock Cemetery, across the street from United First Parish Church. Marker is in this post office area: Quincy MA 02169, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Men of Quincy, Mass. (within shouting distance of this marker); Hancock Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); United First Parish Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abigail Adams (about 400 feet away); John Adams (approx. 0.3 miles away); Liberty Tree Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old House (approx. half a mile away); Adams National Historical Park (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
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Henry Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
2. Henry Adams Marker
The Henry Adams marker is pictured here at the foot of his grave. The grave of his son Joseph Sr. is seen here on the left. Henry Adams was the Great-Great Grandfather of President John Adams and the GGG Grandfather of President John Quincy Adams.
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By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
3. Grave of Henry Adams
In memory of
Henry Adams
Who took his flight from the Dragon persecution in Devonshire, in England, and alighted with eight sons, near Mount Wollaston. One of the sons returned to England; and after taking time to explore the country, four removed to Medfield and the neighboring towns, Two to Chelmsford. One only, Joseph, who lies here at his left hand, remained here, who was an Original Proprietor in the Township of Braintree, incorporated in the year 1639.

This stone and several others have been placed in this yard by a great-great grandson from a veneration of the piety, humility, frugality, industry and perseverance of his Ancestors, in hopes of recommending an imitation of their virtues to their Posterity.
Hancock Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
4. Hancock Cemetery
The Henry Adams marker is found in Hancock Cemetery, located across the street from United First Parish Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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