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Johanna Henchman
Born 1588 Gloucester City, Gloucestershire, England
Died Sep 21, 1651 Braintree, Norfolk, MA
Emigrated about 1640 to ?Scituate, MA
SPOUSE CHILDREN
Charles Hoar

m. 1611
Gloucester, England
b. 1590
Gloucester, England
d. Sep 25, 1638
Gloucester, England
Thomas

b. Jun 15, 1612
Gloucester, England

Charles

b. 1613
Gloucester, England
d. Jan 16, 1689
Margery

b. 1614
Gloucester, England
d. Mar 10, 1687
Braintree MA
Ruth

b. 1617
Gloucester, England
d. Jun, 1628
Gloucester, England
Daniel

b. 1617
Gloucester, England
d. London, England
John

b. Mar 3, 1622
Gloucester, England
d. Apr 2, 1704
Concord MA
Joanna

b. Jun 11, 1624
Gloucester, England
d. May 16, 1680
Braintree MA
Leonard

b. 1630
Gloucester, England
d. Nov 28, 1675
Boston MA
Johanna emigrated with sons John, Daniel and Leonard, and daughters Margery and Joanna about 1640, soon after husband Charles died. Her eldest son Thomas was the only living child that did not emigrate; he was apprenticed to his father as a brewer Feb 2, 1625.
Daughters Margery and Joanna are both ancestors of the Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, through Judge Edmund Quincy (1681-1738), who marrried Margery's grandaughter Dorothy Flynt (1678-1737), and his father Col. Edmund Quincy (1627-1698), who married Joanna Hoar in 1648. Joanna Hoar's great-great-grandaughter Abigail Smith married President John Adams.
Son Leonard graduated from Harvard College in 1650 and returned to England to marry and to become the minister of the parish of Wanstead in Essex. This position ended with the Restoration, so he retired to Cambridge to study medicine but, when he learned from friends in Boston that the presidency of Harvard College was open, he came back to Boston on July 8, 1672. On July 13, he was elected by the General Court to be the first president to be a graduate.
Joanna is buried in Quincy MA, in a grave with son Leonard.
Son Daniel appears in a 1664 Petition Pledging to Assist ... in Maintaining a Charter. This is the earliest list, though incomplete, of inhabitants of Concord, Massachusetts.
Sources:
Nourse, Henry Stedman, The Hoar Family in America and its English Ancestry; A Compilation from Collections Made by the Hon. George Frisbie Hoar, Boston MA, D. Clapp & Son, 1899.
Wheeler, Ruth R., Concord, Climate for Freedom, Concord Mass., The Concord Antiquarian Society, 1967, p. 201.