Descendants of Henry BoylstonGeneration No. 1 1. Henry1 Boylston was born Bet. 1565 - 1575 in Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, and died Abt. 16251. He married ?. Children of Henry Boylston and ? are: +2 i. Thomas2 Boylston, born 1587 in London, England; died 1648 in England. 3 ii. Edward Boylston2, died Abt. 1625. Generation No. 2 2. Thomas2 Boylston (Henry1) was born 1587 in London, England, and died 1648 in England. Children of Thomas Boylston are: +4 i. Thomas3 Boylston, born 1615 in French, Kent, England; died 1653 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA. 5 ii. John Boylston. 6 iii. Edward Boylston. 7 iv. Richard Boylston. Generation No. 3 4. Thomas3 Boylston (Thomas2, Henry1) was born 1615 in French, Kent, England, and died 1653 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA. He married Sarah ? 1640. Notes for Thomas Boylston: Passenger List for the ship "Defence" Sailed from London about the last of July arrived in Boston MA on Oct. 8, 1635 with about 100 passengers. Edward Bostack- Master One of the passengers was listed as: Thomas Boylston 20 of Fenchurch St., Charlestown LONDON Notes for Sarah ?: According to genealogyworld.com Sarah, the widow of Thomas Boylston, married 2nd to John Chinery on March 12, 1655 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. Children of Thomas Boylston and Sarah ? are: +8 i. Thomas Boyd or4 Boylston, born November 26, 1644; died December 16, 1695 in Atertown, MA. +9 ii. Sarah Boylston, born September 30, 1642; died 1711. 10 iii.Elizabeth Boylston, born September 21, 1640. Generation No. 4 8. Thomas Boyd or4 Boylston (Thomas3, Thomas2, Henry1) was born November 26, 1644, and died December 16, 1695 in Atertown, MA. He married (1) Mary Gardner. He married (2) Elizabeth Vaulx 1656, daughter of Robert Vaulx and Elizabeth Burwell. Child of Thomas Boylston and Mary Gardner is: +11 i. Peter5 Boylston, born 1673; died September 10, 1743. Children of Thomas Boylston and Elizabeth Vaulx are: 12 i. Ann5 Boylston, born 1658. She married Robert Shockley 1674 in Somerset Co. MD. 13 ii. Elizabeth Boylston, born 1660. She married Henry Lewis 1677 in Somerset Co. MD. 14 iii. Mary Boylston, born 1662. She married James Sangster 1679 in Somerset Co. MD. +15 iv. Thomas Boylston, born 1665 in Talbot Co. MD; died 1730 in Talbot or Calvert Co. MD. 16 v. Rebecca Boylston, born 1670 in Dorchester,MD. She married John Turpin. 17 vi. William Boylston, born 1676. He married Susan Elizabeth Chism 1706 in Cecill Co., MD. 9. Sarah4 Boylston (Thomas3, Thomas2, Henry1) was born September 30, 1642, and died 1711. She married Thomas Smith. Child of Sarah Boylston and Thomas Smith is: 18 i. William5 Smith, born 1667; died 1730. Generation No. 5 11. Peter5 Boylston (Thomas Boyd or4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Henry1)3 was born 1673, and died September 10, 1743. He married Ann White4. Children of Peter Boylston and Ann White are: +19 i. Susanna6 Boylston, born 1709; died 1797. 20 ii. Ann Boylston5, born November 01, 1706. 15. Thomas5 Boylston (Thomas Boyd or4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Henry1) was born 1665 in Talbot Co. MD, and died 1730 in Talbot or Calvert Co. MD. He married Mahulda Box, daughter of Thomas Box and Jane Jones. Children of Thomas Boylston and Mahulda Box are: 21 i. John6 Boylston, born Abt. 1691. +22 ii. William Boylston or Boilston, born 1693 in Calvert or Frederick, Md; died 1761. Generation No. 6 19. Susanna6 Boylston (Peter5, Thomas Boyd or4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Henry1)6,7,8 was born 1709, and died 1797. She married John Adams9 173410, son of Joseph Adams and Hannah Bass. Children of Susanna Boylston and John Adams are: +23 i. John7 Adams, born October 30, 1735 in Quincy, MA; died July 04, 1826 in Quincy, MA. 24 ii. Peter Boylston Adams11, born October 16, 1738 in Braintree, MA12; died June 02, 1823 in Braintree, MA. He married Mary Crosby August 20, 1768. 25 iii. Elihu Adams13,14, born May 29, 1741 in Braintree, MA; died March 18, 1776. Elihu married Thankful White September 20, 1765. 22. William Boylston or6 Boilston (Thomas5 Boylston, Thomas Boyd or4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Henry1) was born 1693 in Calvert or Frederick, Md, and died 1761. He married (1) Mary Presley or Thornton in Westmoreland Co., VA, daughter of Peter Presley and Mary Smith. He married (2) Margaret Triplett. Children of William Boilston and Mary Thornton are: 26 i. James7 Boylston, born 1714 in Prince William, VA. +27 ii. David Boylston, born 1716 in Prince William, VA; died 1814 in Barren Co. KY. 28 iii. Thomas Boylston, born 1718 in Prince William, VA. He married (1) Elizabeth Wallace. He married (2) Patience Triplett. 29 iv. John Boylston, born Abt. 1720 in Prince William, VA. 30 v. George Boylston, born Abt. 1722 in Prince William, VA. 31 vi. Presley Boylston, born 1730 in Prince William, VA. He married Elizabeth Robertson. 32 vii. Benjamin Boylston, born 1734 in Prince William, VA. He married Mary Davis. Generation No. 7 23. John7 Adams (Susanna6 Boylston, Peter5, Thomas Boyd or4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Henry1)15,16 was born October 30, 1735 in Quincy, MA, and died July 04, 1826 in Quincy, MA. He married Abigail Smith17 October 25, 1764 in Weymouth, MA. Notes for John Adams: Was elected by the narrow margin of 71 to 68 over his vice-president and successor Thomas Jefferson. Presided from 1797 to 1801. Was the first president to live in Washington, D.C. Died on the same day a few hours after Thomas Jefferson. Was responsible for appointing George Washington Commander-in-Chief of the Army. Insisted that Thomas Jefferson write the draft for the declaration of independence. Biography: Learned and thoughtful, John Adams was more remarkable as a political philosopher than as a politician. "People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity," he said, doubtless thinking of his own as well as the American experience. Adams was born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735. A Harvard-educated lawyer, he early became identified with the patriot cause; a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, he led in the movement for independence. During the Revolutionary War he served in France and Holland in diplomatic roles, and helped negotiate the treaty of peace. From 1785 to 1788 he was minister to the Court of St. James's, returning to be elected Vice President under George Washington. Adams' two terms as Vice President were frustrating experiences for a man of his vigor, intellect, and vanity. He complained to his wife Abigail, "My country has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived." When Adams became President, the war between the French and British was causing great difficulties for the United States on the high seas and intense partisanship among contending factions within the Nation. His administration focused on France, where the Directory, the ruling group, had refused to receive the American envoy and had suspended commercial relations. Adams sent three commissioners to France, but in the spring of 1798 word arrived that the French Foreign Minister Talleyrand and the Directory had refused to negotiate with them unless they would first pay a substantial bribe. Adams reported the insult to Congress, and the Senate printed the correspondence, in which the Frenchmen were referred to only as "X, Y, and Z." The Nation broke out into what Jefferson called "the X. Y. Z. fever," increased in intensity by Adams's exhortations. The populace cheered itself hoarse wherever the President appeared. Never had the Federalists been so popular. Congress appropriated money to complete three new frigates and to build additional ships, and authorized the raising of a provisional army. It also passed the Alien and Sedition Acts, intended to frighten foreign agents out of the country and to stifle the attacks of Republican editors. President Adams did not call for a declaration of war, but hostilities began at sea. At first, American shipping was almost defenseless against French privateers, but by 1800 armed merchantmen and U.S. warships were clearing the sea-lanes. Despite several brilliant naval victories, war fever subsided. Word came to Adams that France also had no stomach for war and would receive an envoy with respect. Long negotiations ended the quasi war. Sending a peace mission to France brought the full fury of the Hamiltonians against Adams. In the campaign of 1800 the Republicans were united and effective, the Federalists badly divided. Nevertheless, Adams polled only a few less electoral votes than Jefferson, who became President. On November 1, 1800, just before the election, Adams arrived in the new Capital City to take up his residence in the White House. On his second evening in its damp, unfinished rooms, he wrote his wife, "Before I end my letter, I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof." Adams retired to his farm in Quincy. Here he penned his elaborate letters to Thomas Jefferson. Here on July 4, 1826, he whispered his last words: "Thomas Jefferson survives." But Jefferson had died at Monticello a few hours earlier. Points of Interest: The Adams' were the first residents of the White House. They moved in in November 1800 while the paint was still wet. Mrs. Adams would hang her laundry in the East Room to dry. Adams was one of three presidents not to attend the inauguration of his successor. Not only was Adams disappointed in losing to Jefferson, he was also grieving the death of his son Charles. Adams was the great-great-grandson of John and Priscilla Alden, Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Notes for Abigail Smith: Biography: Inheriting New England's strongest traditions, Abigail Smith was born in 1744 at Weymouth, Massachusetts. On her mother's side she was descended from the Quincys, a family of great prestige in the colony; her father and other forebearers were Congregational ministers, leaders in a society that held its clergy in high esteem. Like other women of the time, Abigail lacked formal education; but her curiosity spurred her keen intelligence, and she read avidly the books at hand. Reading created a bond between her and young John Adams, Harvard graduate launched on a career in law, and they were married in 1764. It was a marriage of the mind and of the heart, enduring for more than half a century, enriched by time. The young couple lived on John's small farm at Braintree or in Boston as his practice expanded. In ten years she bore three sons and two daughters; she looked after family and home when he went traveling as circuit judge. "Alas!" she wrote in December 1773, "How many snow banks divide thee and me...." Long separations kept Abigail from her husband while he served the country they loved, as delegate to the Continental Congress, envoy abroad, elected officer under the Constitution. Her letters--pungent, witty, and vivid, spelled just as she spoke--detail her life in times of revolution. They tell the story of the woman who stayed at home to struggle with wartime shortages and inflation; to run the farm with a minimum of help; to teach four children when formal education was interrupted. Most of all, they tell of her loneliness without her "dearest Friend." The "one single expression," she said, "dwelt upon my mind and played about my Heart...." In 1784, she joined him at his diplomatic post in Paris, and observed with interest the manners of the French. After 1785, she filled the difficult role of wife of the first United States Minister to Great Britain, and did so with dignity and tact. They returned happily in 1788 to Massachusetts and the handsome house they had just acquired in Braintree, later called Quincy, home for the rest of their lives. As wife of the first Vice President, Abigail became a good friend to Mrs. Washington and a valued help in official entertaining, drawing on her experience of courts and society abroad. After 1791, however, poor health forced her to spend as much time as possible in Quincy. Illness or trouble found her resolute; as she once declared, she would "not forget the blessings which sweeten life." When John Adams was elected President, she continued a formal pattern of entertaining--even in the primitive conditions she found at the new capital in November 1800. The city was wilderness, the President's House far from completion. Her private complaints to her family provide blunt accounts of both, but for her three months in Washington she duly held her dinners and receptions. The Adamses retired to Quincy in 1801, and for 17 years enjoyed the companionship that public life had long denied them. Abigail died in 1818, and is buried beside her husband in United First Parish Church. She leaves her country a most remarkable record as patriot and First Lady, wife of one President and mother of another. Children of John Adams and Abigail Smith are: 33 i. Abigail8 Adams18, born July 14, 1765 in Quincy, MA; died June 10, 1816 in Lebanon, NY. She married William Stephens Smith18 June 12, 1786 in London, Eng.. +34 ii. John Quincy Adams, born July 11, 1767 in Quincy, MA; died February 23, 1848 in Speakers Room, Congress, Washington, DC. 35 iii. Susanna Adams18, born December 28, 1768 in Boston, MA; died February 04, 1770 in Boston, MA. 36 iv. Charles Adams18, born May 29, 1770 in Boston, MA; died November 30, 1800 in New York City, NY. He married Sarah Smith18 August 29, 1795. 37 v. Thomas Boylston Adams18, born September 15, 1772 in Quincy, MA; died March 13, 1832. He married Ann Harrod 1805. 27. David7 Boylston (William Boylston or6 Boilston, Thomas5 Boylston, Thomas Boyd or4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Henry1) was born 1716 in Prince William, VA, and died 1814 in Barren Co. KY. He married (1) Mahala Snow 1737 in Somerset Co. MD, daughter of John Snow and Elizabeth Paine. He married (2) Sarah Pruitt 1773 in Somerset Co. MD, daughter of Samuel Pruitt and Elizabeth Hawker. Children of David Boylston and Mahala Snow are: +38 i. James8 Boydston, born September 23, 1738 in Near Paisley, Green Co., MD; died February 06, 1814 in Near Russelville, Logan Co., KY. 39 ii. Thomas Boydston. 40 iii. Benjamin Boydston. +41 iv. George Boydston, born 1737 in Talbot Co. MD; died November 18, 1825 in Maryland. 42 v. David Boydston, born 1740 in Piney Ridge, Dorchester Co. MD; died February 02, 1826 in Green Co. PA. He married Esther Ann Burris 1775 in Hampshire Co. W. VA. 43 vi. Sabra Boydston, born Abt. 1742 in Piney Ridge, Dorchester Co. MD. 44 vii. Malinda Boydston, born Abt. 1744 in Piney Ridge, Dorchester Co. MD. 45 viii.Nancy Boydston, born 1745 in Piney Ridge, Dorchester Co. MD. She married Joshua Yates. 46 ix. Mahulda Boydston, born Abt. 1747. 47 x. Cinthia Boydston, born Abt. 1749. 48 xi. William Boydston.