Tuesday, 21 August 2018

594) Louisa Adams

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams (1775 – 1852). Wife of US president John Quincy Adams, was the First Lady of the United States from 1825 to 1829. 

She was born in London, where her father, Joshua Johnson, a US citizen, worked as a consul. Her mother, Catheine Nuth, was an English lady. John Adams, the second president of the USA, was her father-in-law. In 1794, John Quincy Adams met Louisa in London. At that time, Adams was a US diplomat. They married after three years.  

She was the first First Lady to be born outside the United States, or the preceding Thirteen Colonies — a distinction that would not be replicated until 192 years later by Melania Trump.

- "When she had blossomed into a pretty, slender young lady with delicate features, reddish blond hair and brown eyes..."  https://www.geni.com/people/Louisa-Adams/6000000000350942201


- "... the thirty-year-old J. Q. maried pretty, slender, red-headed. twenty-two-year-old Louisa Catherine Johnson..." https://books.google.it/


- "Louisa was small and graceful, with auburn hair, hazel eyes and a lovely, fair, British complexion."  https://books.google.it/ 

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