Adams, John (2)

Adams, John (2), a Congregational minister, was the son of Matthew Adams, whose literary tastes, although he was a mechanic, led him to collect a fine library, for the use of which Dr. Franklin acknowledges his obligations. His son John was a graduate of Harvard College in the class of 1745; For thirty years (1748- 78) he was minister of Durham, N. H. From Durham' he removed to Newfield, York Co., Me., where he preached and practiced medicine till his death, June 4, 1792. He is said to have been subject at times to great depression of spirits, and at other times was unduly excited. When in this latter state he was unusually-animated in his preaching, See Alien, American Biog. Dict. s.v. (J. C. S.)

 
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