Abigail Adams, or Abigail Smith Adams was born on November 11, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She was the wife of John Adams (Second President of the U. S. A.). She had six children, but one died at birth. Although she was once the first lady in America, she was a massive help during the American Revolution. Abigail was well known for speaking out on behalf of women and slaves during that rough time period, and believed that slavery was a horrible thing. In her eyes, it needed to be stopped as soon as possible. Not only that, but she fed and cared for injured soldiers. Sometimes, she made gunpowder when supplies fell short. In addition, she permitted Patriots to hold meetings in a farmhouse she owned. Unfortunately, Abigail died of typhoid fever on October 28, 1818. She was 73 years old. Her contributions during the Revolutionary War will never be forgotten. Below is a short video on Abigail Adam's life.