July 30, 1810, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

May 4, 1887, Melrose, Massachusetts.


Adams married twice, to Mar­tha A. Will­ard (1865), and Mary Hall Ba­rrett.

Ordained in 1833 in Rum­ney, New Hamp­shire, he served in Clare­mont, New Hamp­shire (1836–38); Mal­den, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1838–53); Wor­ces­ter, Mas­sa­chusetts (1853–60); Pro­vi­dence, Rhode Is­land (1860–65); Low­ell, Mas­sa­chusetts (1865–74); Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio (1874–76); and Mel­rose, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1877–87).

In New Hamp­shire, Adams edited the Star in the East, and in Mas­sa­chu­setts the Gospel Teacher, Myr­tle, and the Sunday School Helper. Buch­tel College in Ak­ron, Ohio, awarded him an honorary doctor of divinity degree in 1877. His works include:

  1. God’s Angels! Not Only on High Do They Sing
  2. Heaven Is Here, Its Hymns of Gladness

Adams’ burial place