after Col. John Quincy (1689-1767), a local official
city in E Mass.: suburb of Boston: pop. 88,000
See Quincy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
(kwĭnˈsē) A city of western Illinois on a bluff above the Mississippi River. It is a trade, industrial, and distributing center. Population: 40,000.
(kwĭnˈzē) A city of eastern Massachusetts, an industrial suburb of Boston. John and John Quincy Adams were born here; the Adams homestead is now a national historic site. Population: 91,100.
American Revolutionary patriot who traveled to England to present the colonists' grievances (1774-1775). His son Josiah (1772-1864) was a U.S. representative from Massachusetts (1804-1813) who opposed involvement in the War of 1812 and served as mayor of Boston (1823-1829) and president of Harvard University (1829-1845).