Adams, David, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born about 1796, probably in Tennessee. He was converted in Sullivan County, Tenn., in 1815; received license to preach in 1818; soon after was admitted into the Holston Conference, and in it served diligently until his death, at his residence in Knox County, April 15, 1853. Mr. Adams was one of nature's gifted sons. He possessed rich and varied talents for' the pulpit, a commanding voice, fine delivery, and sympathetic temperament. As a field preacher he scarcely had an equal. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church, South, 1853, p. 434.