Louisa ADAMS

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AmericanBorn Louisa Catherine JOHNSON

Wife of John Quincy Adams, First Lady of the United States

Born on February 12, 1775 in London, England , United Kingdom

Died on May 15, 1852 in Washington, D.C., USA

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Born in London, she was the only First Lady born outside of the United States. She was the daughter of Catherine Nuth-Johnson, an Englishwoman and Joshua Johnson, an American merchant and brother of Governor and United States Supreme Court Justice Thomas Johnson. Her father was originally from Maryland and served as United States consul general in London after 1790. She had six sisters: Ann, Caroline, Harriet, Catherine, Elizabeth, and Adelaide, and a brother, Thomas. Louisa grew up in London and Nantes, France, where the family took refuge during the American Revolution. It was in Nantes that four-year-old Louisa first met her future husband, who at 12 was traveling through France with his father.



She again met Adams, this time in London, where her father had been appointed American consul. Adams at first showed interest in her older sister but soon settled on Louisa. John Quincy Adams, aged 30, married Louisa, aged 22, on July 26, 1797, at All Hallows Barking parish in London, England. Adams' father, John Adams, then President of the United States, overcame his initial objections to his son marrying a person born in another country and welcomed his daughter-in-law into the family.

...   Born in London, she was the only First Lady born outside of the United States. She was the daughter of Catherine Nuth-Johnson, an Englishwoman and Joshua Johnson, an American merchant and brother of Governor and United States Supreme Court Justice Thomas Johnson. Her father was originally from Maryland and served as United States consul general in London after 1790. She had six sisters: Ann, Caroline, Harriet, Catherine, Elizabeth, and Adelaide, and a brother, Thomas. Louisa grew up in London and Nantes, France, where the family took refuge during the American Revolution. It was in Nantes that four-year-old Louisa first met her future husband, who at 12 was traveling through France with his father.



She again met Adams, this time in London, where her father had been appointed American consul. Adams at first showed interest in her older sister but soon settled on Louisa. John Quincy Adams, aged 30, married Louisa, aged 22, on July 26, 1797, at All Hallows Barking parish in London, England. Adams' father, John Adams, then President of the United States, overcame his initial objections to his son marrying a person born in another country and welcomed his daughter-in-law into the family.



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