Adams, Hannah was born at Medfield, near Boston, in 1756. She learned Greek and Latin from students who lodged in her father's house. In 1784 she published a View of all Religions, which went through several editions in America, and was reprinted in England. In her fourth edition she changed the title to Dictionary of Religions. She also published a History of the Jews (Boston, 1812). Her History of New England appeared in 1799. She died at Brookline, Mass., Nov. 15, 1831.