YES you did miss something and that is the word SON. As the message states Thomas Boylston Adams 1772-1832 SON OF John Adams 2nd Pres. Thomas Boylston Adams was one of five children born to our 2nd Pres and his wife Abigail. The message was speaking to the children of the 2nd president The youngest being Thomas Boylston Adams. By the way John Adams 2nd Pres(1735-1826) was the son of John Adams (1691-1761) and Susanna Boylston (1709-1797). Hope this clears it up for you.