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Smith, Abigail (Nabby)

Born: 1765 AD
Died: 1813 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Socialite


1765 - Abigail "Nabby" Adams Smith, born on the 11th of July in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was the firstborn daughter of Abigail and John Adams. She was named for her mother.

1775 - At the age of 10 she was a mature girl and helped her mother with farm chores while her father and brother were away on diplomatic missions.

1782 - Her neighbors criticized her for being stuck up. Her mother however, was happy her daughter was a mature young woman by the age of seventeen.

1786 - She married Colonel William Stephens Smith and had 3 children, William, John, and Caroline.

1810 - She was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery performed in her home without anesthesia, with her family hearing her cries of pain.

1813 - The cancer continued to spread throughout her body, and she died at age 48 on the 15h of August.


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