1806–1878
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Feb­ru­a­ry 19, 1806, Sa­lem, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Oc­to­ber 6, 1878, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Mount Au­burn Ce­me­te­ry, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chus­etts.

Nehemiah was the son of Ne­he­mi­ah Ad­ams and Me­hi­ta­bel Tor­rey. He mar­ried twice: to Mar­tha Hoop­er (1834) and Sar­ah Wil­lis­ton Brack­ett (1816-1854).

He grad­u­at­ed from Har­vard Col­lege in 1826, and An­do­ver The­o­log­ic­al Sem­in­ary in 1829.

He then be­came pas­tor of a Con­gre­ga­tion­al church in Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts, stay­ing un­til 1834, when he be­came pas­tor of the Es­sex Street Church in Bos­ton.

His works in­clude:

  1. Come, Take His Of­fers Now
  2. Saints in Glo­ry, We To­ge­ther