Profession: 2nd First Lady of the United States
Why Famous: Wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams, the second and sixth Presidents of the United States respectively.
Adams is one of the most documented of the first ladies, and is best remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses.
- 1764-10-25 Future 2nd American President John Adams (28) weds Abigail Smith (19) in Weymouth, Massachusetts (marriage lasts 54 years)
- 1788-06-17 After a lengthy stay in Europe, future US President John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams return to Boston