Hannah ADAMS Biography

American writer. Born in Medfield, Massachusetts, Oct 2, 1755; died in Brookline, Massachusetts, Nov 15, 1831 (some sources cite 1832); dau. of Eleanor (Clark) Adams and Thomas Adams (bibliophile).

The 1st American woman to make writing a profession, compiled Views of Religious Opinions (1784); also wrote History of New England (1799), Evidences of Christianity (1801), and History of the Jews (1812).