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  1. Abigail Adams was born at the North Parish Congregational Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, to William Smith (1707–1783) and Elizabeth (née Quincy) Smith. On her mother's side, she was descended from the Quincy family, a well-known political family in the Massachusetts colony.

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  2. Abigail Smith Adams (November 11, 1744–October 28, 1818) was the wife of John Adams, the second President of the United States. Later on, people started to address the wife of the president as the First Lady. So, she became the second First Lady of the United States. She was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

  3. Abigail Adams (Weymouth, 22 de noviembre de 1744-Quincy, 28 de octubre de 1818) fue la esposa y asesora más cercana del presidente John Adams, así como también la madre de otro presidente, John Quincy Adams.

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    Abigail "Nabby" Amelia Adams Smith was the daughter of Abigail and John Adams, founding father and second President of the United States, and the sister of John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States. She was named for her mother.

    At the age of 18, Nabby met and fell in love with Royall Tyler. Her father thought she was too young to be courted, but he eventually accepted it. At one point the two were even engaged to be married. But John Adams, then the U.S. minister to the Kingdom of Great Britain, eagerly called for his wife and daughter to join him in London. For a time, Nabby maintained a long-distance relationship with Tyler, but eventually broke off the engagement, leaving Tyler depressed.

    In 1810, Nabby was diagnosed with breast cancer. On October 8, 1811, a mastectomy was performed by John Warren. The operation was performed by Warren and several assistants without any anesthesia in an upstairs room of the Adams home. Her mother, husband, and daughter, Caroline, were also on hand to assist.

    About seven months after the surgery, in 1812, Abigail finally started to feel well once more. She then returned home to New York where she subsequently began feeling pain in her abdomen and spine, as well as suffering from painful headaches. At first a local doctor in New York said that the pain was from rheumatism, but later in 1813 new tumors began to appear in the scar tissue as well as on the skin. She then returned to her parents' house to die; she died in August 1813 at the age of 48. She

    Nabby's death is a poignant part of the 2008 John Adams miniseries, in which she is played by Sarah Polley; Nabby Adams as a young girl was played by Madeline Taylor in the first three episodes of the same series. The series took artistic license by shifting Abigail's cancer diagnosis to 1803, and changing many other aspects of her life.

    The Abigail Adams Smith Museum, now known as the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, was a carriage house built in 1799 by a wealthy New York china merchant on property purchased from Abigail and her husband Col. William Stephens Smith. The carriage house was purchased by Joseph Hart and converted into a day hotel. Day hotels were popular at the time as they provided the burgeoning New York middle class an escape from the overcrowded and oppressive city. It was called the Mount Vernon Hotel af

  4. Abigail Adams (disambiguation) Abigail Adams (1744–1818) was the wife of President John Adams . Abbie Adams (born 1980/1981) is an American artist. Abigail or Abbie Adams may also refer to: Abbie Adams, character in Flood! Abigail Adams Smith (1765–1813), née Abigail Adams, daughter of President Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams.

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    John and Abigail Adams is a 2006 television documentary film about John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States, and his wife Abigail Adams. Produced by PBS for the American Experience documentary program, it recounts the Adams couple's lives and partnership through both dramatizations and interviews. The film was directed by Peter Jones and written and produced by Elizabeth Deane, and it first aired on PBS in the United States on January 23, 2006.

    Louis Howard of DVD Talk gave John and Abigail Adams four out of five stars, writing that it is "nother strong entry" of the American Experience program. Howard added that while the film is 120 minutes in length, shorter than most other films from the series, it "has the advantage of brisk storytelling, keeping the viewer's interest throughout." Leigh H. Edwards of PopMatters expressed that the documentary is better at "refram its subjects for a 21st-century audience" than Benjamin Franklin, ano

    John and Abigail Adams was released on DVD by PBS on January 24, 2006, the day after it aired on television. Though the film is part of The Presidents collection of American Experience, it is not included in the collection's DVD box set released on August 26, 2008.

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  5. Abigail Adams Eliot (October 9, 1892 – October 29, 1992) was an American educator and a leading authority on early childhood education. She was a founding member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children , supervised the Federal Emergency Relief Administration 's nursery school program in New England in the 1930s, and co-founded the Eliot Community Mental Health Center in Concord, Massachusetts .

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