Adams, Ezra E, Dd
Adams, Ezra E., D.D., a Presbyterian minister, was born near Concord, N. H., and graduated at Dartmouth College. Early in his ministry he became a chaplain to the seamen at Havre, France, remaining in that position about ten years. He visited England, Scotland, Denmark, and other countries of Northern Europe, going as far as St. Petersburg. Returning to America, he was chosen pastor of the Pearl Street Congregational Church, Nashua, N. H. Here he spent six years. He next entered the service of the Foreign Evangelical Society and went to Philadelphia, where he soon became known among the Presbyterian churches as an attractive and eloquent preacher. He then founded the Church of the Spring Garden Hall congregation, which, under his eloquent and earnest preaching, became very strong and active. His health failed, and he went to Switzerland and Italy and came back much improved, but soon had to leave his duties. In a short time he was elected professor of rhetoric and kindred subjects in Lincoln University, Oxford, Pa.. He became one of the editors of the Presbyterian in 1870, retaining at the same time his professorship in the university. He died Nov. 3,1871. Dr. Adams was a thoroughly noble man, with large intelligence. See Presbyterian, Nov. 11, 1871.