Adams, George Washington

Adams, George Washington, a Congregational minister, was born at Limerick, Me., May 16, 1808. When fourteen years of age, he was apprenticed to a tanner, and worked at that trade until .he was of age. He then commenced his preparatory studies for the ministry. Having graduated at Bowdoin College, he spent two years at Bangor Theological 'Seminary, and was ordained at Brooksville, Me., in 1837, commencing his ministry there in the midst of a powerful revival. He remained here two years, after which he was pastor successively in Hillsborough, N. H.; Dracut, Mass.; Shirley and Jaffrey, N. H.; and Riverpoint, R. I., where he died Dec. 9, 1862, after five years of labor there. " Mr. Adams was a man of Puritan energy, earnestness, and simplicity, and his preaching was doctrinal, pungent, and uncompromising. Several revivals attended his ministry." See Cong. Quarterly, 1863, p. 192.

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