Adams Family Correspondence, volume 5

John Quincy Adams to John Adams

Richard Cranch to John Adams

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Capt. Benjamin Beale, a Braintree native, and his English-born wife settled in the 422Squantum district in the 1780s, but built a home just west of the Adams' Old House in 1792, which still stands. Their sons Benjamin Jr. and George were good friends of the Adamses well into the nineteenth century. See AA2, Jour. and Corr. , 2:124; JQA, Diary , 2:166, and note 1, 267–272 passim; and Pattee, Old Braintree and Quincy , index.