|Current region Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Place of origin Braintree, Essex, England|
Members President John Adams FL Abigail Adams President John Quincy Adams
Connected members Gov. Samuel Adams Prof. Samuel A. Adams
Connected families Baldwin family (US) Taft family (US) Spencer family (UK)
Estate Peacefield, Quincy, Massachusetts
The Adams family was a prominent political family in the United States from the late 18th through the early 20th centuries. Based in eastern Massachusetts, they formed part of the Boston Brahmin community. The surname Adams stems from Henry Adams of the county of Somerset in Great Britain.
The following is a selective family tree of notable members of the Adams family relative to Charles Francis Adams IV:
Harvard University and the Adams family
Adams House, one of twelve residential colleges at Harvard, is named after John Adams and later members of the Adams family.
The Adams political family is connected with U.S. Presidents Millard Fillmore, William Howard Taft, and Calvin Coolidge and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, through common descent from one Henry Squire.
Through his mother, John Adams was a second cousin of Massachusetts governor Increase Sumner; their maternal grandmothers were sisters. Both were also related to President Coolidge and to Diana, Princess of Wales, and through the latter to The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
The Adams family is one of only four families to have produced two Presidents of the United States, the others being the Bush family, the Roosevelt family, and the Harrison family.