. “Miss Betsy and Nancy” were Elizabeth (later Mrs. Benjamin Guild) and Ann (later Mrs.
Asa Packard), daughters of Col. Josiah Quincy by his 2d and 3d wives respectively.
Mrs. Lincoln was doubtless Hannah, also a daughter of Col. Quincy but by his first
wife; before her marriage to Dr. Bela Lincoln (1734–1773) in 1760, she had attracted JA
's serious interest and is frequently mentioned in his early Diary; in 1777 she married
Ebenezer Storer (1730–1807). “Mrs. Quincy” was probably the Colonel's 3d wife, the former Ann Marsh. All of these
persons, though not close relations of the Adamses, are entered in the Adams Genealogy
because of the numerous ties between the Quincy and Adams families.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2016.