Adams, Josiah (1)
Adams, Josiah (1), a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Woodsfield, O., July 25, 1818. He experienced religion in his eighth year; .received license to exhort in his sixteenth year; soon after became a local preacher; and in 1841 was admitted into the Pittsburgh Conference, in which he served the Church faithfully until his death. April 10, 1851. Mr. Adams was a self-made man of refinement, accuracy, and breadth of knowledge. He possessed excellent natural ministerial gifts. His preaching was attended with unusual power, and everywhere he was highly honored. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1851, p. 603.