Born: April 13, 1836, New Hampton, New Hampshire.
Died: February 2, 1895, Boston, Massachusetts.
Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts.
Adoniram was the son of John Calvin Gordon and Sally Tilton Robinson, and husband of Maria T. Hale. He was named after Burma missionary Adoniram Judson.
He attended Brown University and Newton Theological Seminary, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1863.
He served at the Baptist church in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, then at the Clarendon Street Baptist Church in Boston.