Adams, Zenas, a Canadian Methodist minister, brother of the Rev. Ezra Adams, was born at Ascott, Ont., in 1795. He was called into the work in connection with the New England Conference in 1814; labored in New Haven and Danville (Conn.), Unity, Salisbury, and Weymouth (Mass.) in 1826, and in the Boston District; located in 1829; and returned to Canada and settled at Esquesing, where he died, probably in 1852. He was very successful in winning souls. The sick and the wayward, the toiling and unfortunate, blessed him for his ministrations of care and comfort. In prayer and class meetings his gifts were inimitable. His powers of argumentation were formidable, enabling him to trace out the most subtle errors and expose' them with great effect. See Carroll, Case and his Contemporaries, (1869), ii, 189-194.