The Birthplaces of John and John Quincy Adams in 1822, by Eliza Susan Quincy
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Water color in the first volume of a manuscript by Eliza Susan Quincy entitled “Memoir” in the Quincy Family Collection. The
house on the far left was that occupied by John Adams after his marriage in 1764 and was the birthplace of John Quincy Adams. The house next to it was the home of Deacon John Adams and the birthplace of John Adams. The house on the far right was that of the schoolmaster Joseph Marsh where John Adams was prepared for college. The abrupt hills rising on the opposite side of the valley were the site of the later famous Quincy granite quarries; Dorchester Heights and the city of Boston may be seen in the distance. This view was taken from Penn’s Hill. See a note
under Adams’ Diary entry of 17 March 1756
at p. 15.
Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.