With Donald Trump’s success on Election Day, Slovenia-born Melania Trump moves into line to end up being the second-ever very First Lady regarding the united states of america to be created not in the united states of america. London-born Louisa Adams, spouse of sixth U.S. president John Quincy Adams, ended up being the very first.
Adams came to be Louisa Catherine Johnson, in London
To a us merchant father and English mom on Feb. 12, 1775—just 2 months ahead of the very very very first shots for the Revolutionary War are fired at the battles of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. Your family relocated to Nantes, France, whenever she had been 3 because her dad “was a proud US patriot unafraid to exhibit their allegiance, which intended him to live” in London, as explained by Louisa Thomas’s biography Louisa that it became neither safe nor profitable or. Incidentally, it absolutely was there they entertained John Adams along with his son John Quincy Adams, then about 4 years old.
Louisa and John Quincy Adams came across again whenever she was at her very very early 2os, while he ended up being a diplomat serving as America’s agent to Holland, during another supper hosted by her dad. They wed on July 26, 1797, but John Quincy didn’t tell their moms and dads John and Abigail Adams, once you understand they’dn’t accept regarding the wedding, in accordance with Nancy Hendricks‘s America’s First Ladies: “John Adams objected to their son John Quincy marrying somebody created in a different country, particularly one with who the usa had been already at war,” while Abigail would relate to Louisa disparagingly as “The English Bride.”
The young Adams few will never have pleased wedding. Continue reading