Adams, Ira, a Universalist minister, was born at Newtonville, Mass., April 5, 1841. He removed with his parents to Frewsburg, Chautauqua Co., N.Y, in 1847; studied for the. ministry at Dunkirk, N. Y., and Canton Theological School, and in 1867 began preaching. He was ordained to the work of the ministry at Stockton, N. Y., where he labored faithfully and successfully two years, when ill-health obliged him to relinquish the regular ministry and enter secular business. He died Dec. 21, 1869. Mr. Adams was characterized by fidelity, modesty, purity of life, consecration, and geniality. See Universalist Register, 1871, p. 99.