She was wife to the 2nd President of the U.S. - John Adams, and mother to the 6th President of the U.S.- John Quincy Adams. James Madison
She urged her husband to "remember the ladies" when writing the nation's new laws and she opposed slavery.
While her husband was away for long periods of time on diplomatic missions and serving to form a new nation, she managed the family farm and raised four children. Her letters to her husband detailed life during the Revolution and the hardships she and others endured.