Most Famous Women

of the Revolutionary War - By: Sidney, Kara, Keaton, Becca(:

Abigail Adams Background Information

Full Name: Abigail Tommy Adams

*Born on November 11, 1744

*Place of Birth: Weymouth, Massachusetts

*Died on October 28, 1818

*Was 74 when she died

*Married John Adams

*Her father was William Smith, a


*Her mother was Elizabeth Quincy

*Abigail was the second born in her family

*She had one brother and three sisters

*She was 5’, 1”

*She had brown hair and brown eyes

*She had no formal education

*She was taught at home to read and


*She was in poor health in her early


*She was 19 years old when she married John Adams

*Married in Weymouth, Massachusetts

*Got married on October 25, 1764

*Were wed in matrimony by her father

*After the ceremony, they drove in a horse and carriage to a cottage that stood beside the one where John Adams had been born and raised. This became their first home.

*They then moved to Boston

*Three sons and two daughters; Abigail

"Nabby" Amelia Adams Smith,

John Quincy Adams, Susanna Adams, Charles Adams, Thomas Boylston Adams
*After marriage, became a full time mother, and also worked with the family finances