1810–1887

July 30, 1810, Ports­mouth, New Hamp­shire.

May 4, 1887, Mel­rose, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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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