|Born||March 5, 1708
|Died||April 17, 1797
|Spouse(s)||"John Adams, Sr.|
|Children||"John Adams, 3 others|
Susanna Boylston Adams Hall (March 5, 1708 – April 17, 1797) was a prominent early-American "socialite, mother of the second "U.S. President, "John Adams and grandmother of the sixth President, "John Quincy Adams. Her parents were Peter Boylston (c. 1673–1743) and Anne White (1685–1772); her grandparents, Dr. Thomas Boylston (1644–1695) and Mary Gardner (1648–?) and Benjamin White (?–1722) and Susanna Cogswell (1656–1701).
She married "John Adams, Sr. in 1734. She is among the least well known of the famous Adams family, for her name appears infrequently in the large body of Adams writings. Historian "David McCullough notes that no writings of hers survive, though it is known that others would often read to her, suggesting that she might have been illiterate. However, in his memoirs, John Adams himself wrote that "as my parents were both fond of reading...I was very early taught to read at home," indicating that his mother likely possessed at least a basic level of literacy.
John Adams and Susanna Boylston Adams had the following children:
Five years after the death of her first husband, she married Lt. John Hall, who apparently did not get along with her grown children. She died around a month into her son's presidency.
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