Born: Au­gust 29, 1813, Con­cord, New Hamp­shire.

Died: No­vem­ber 3, 1871, Ox­ford, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Laur­el Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Penn­syl­van­ia, Penn­syl­van­ia.


Adams was the son of Ro­bert Mor­rill Ad­ams and Da­mar­is East­man, and hus­band of Fran­ces Me­hi­ta­ble Ste­vens.

He gra­du­at­ed from Dart­mouth Col­lege, Ha­no­ver, New Hamp­shire, in 1836, and in 1840 be­came chap­lain to the sea­men at Le Havre, France.

After serv­ing there 10 years, he made an ex­ten­sive tour in Euro­pe, then re­turned to Am­er­ica.

In 1854, Ad­ams be­came pas­tor of the Pearl Street Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in Nash­ua, New Hamp­shire.

In 1860, he be­came sec­re­ta­ry of the Am­er­ican and For­eign Chris­tian Un­ion in Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, and lat­er pas­tor of the New School Pres­by­ter­ian Church in Phi­la­del­phia.

From 1867 un­til his death, Ad­ams was pro­fes­sor of La­tin and Rhe­tor­ic at Lin­coln Uni­ver­si­ty, near Ox­ford, Penn­syl­van­ia.

In 1870, he be­gan ed­it­ing The Pres­by­te­ri­an.




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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Adams (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),