How Did Abigail Adams Die?
Abigail Adams, the wife of the United States of America’s Second President John Adams and the mother of the Sixth President John Quincy Adams, died due to Typhoid Fever.
The date was 28th October 1818, and the place was Quincy city, Massachusetts province (At her own home).
Abigail was also an advisor to her husband, John Adams.
She helped him a lot in making some crucial decisions in his career.
In the history of the United States, she is famous as one of the founders of the country.
At the time she died was 73 years old and about to complete her 74th birthday.
She was graved at her hometown Quincy, near beside John Adams’s grave.
When she was about to die, she said these famous words “Do not grieve, my friend, my dearest friend. I am ready to go, and John, it will not be so long”.
Abigail Adams is mostly known for her intellectual letters to her husband John Adams, while he was busy at the Second Continental Congress.
In those letters, she advised many interesting things related to America’s future, the revolutionary war, and women empowerment.
Abigail is also known as one of the earliest propounders of women empowerment in the United States.
John and Abigail married in 1764. They had a total of six children.
Their names were Abigail, Charles, John Quincy, Thomas, Elizabeth, and Susanna.
In the year 2007, the US government released a series of 1$ coin in her respect.
Interesting Facts About Abigail Adams
1. In the history of the United States of America, Abigail Adams was one of the only two women whose husband and son both served as the President of the country.
From this point of view, she was one of the luckiest women in US history.
2. Many of us probably don’t know that before marriage, her full name was ‘Abigail Smith’. After marriage, she started using her husband’s surname ‘Adams’ instead of her own.
3. Did you know, Apart from women empowerment, Abigail also profounded the abolition of Slavery from the newly born United States’ society.
However, After independence, it didn’t happen immediately.
4. Abigail was not formally educated, but she was a self-educated woman.
At age 11, she and her elder sister began taking home education from a British tutor named ‘Richard Cranch’.
Realizing the importance of women’s education, she also suggested to her husband John Adams not ignore women from the constitution of the United States.
5. Abigail Adams often wrote letters to her husband while he was in the Second Continental Congress.
In those letters, though, she suggested some very serious issues; but sometimes John Adams ignored them jokingly.