Adams, Seymour Webster, Dd

Adams, Seymour Webster, D.D.

a Baptist minister, was born at Vernon, Oneida County, N.Y., August 1,1815. He was converted at seventeen years of age; graduated from Hamilton College and Theological Seminary; was ordained in 1843, and served as pastor in his native place for two years, and thereafter in Cleveland, Ohio, until his death, September 27, 1864. He wrote a memoir of his father-in-law, Dr. N. Kendrick, and his own Life was edited by J.P. Bishop (1866). See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. s.v. Adams, Thomas, D.D., a Congregational minister, was born at West Brookfield, Massachusetts, February 7, 1792. He studied at Leicester Academy, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1814, and then studied theology with Reverend Dr. Thomas Snell, of West Brookfield. He was ordained pastor in Vassalborough, Maine, August 26, 1818: and remained there until April 1, 1834. In 1835 he was agent for a temperance society. The following year he was installed pastor at Waterville, and remained nearly two years. The five subsequent years he was editor of the Temperance Gazette; and from 1843 to 1846 was agent of the Tract Society. The next year he was acting-pastor at Hampden, Ohio; and until 1856 he sustained the same relation to the Church .at Thompson. From 1856 to 1860 he was the Ohio agent of the Congregational Board of Publication; in 1863 acting- pastor in Pittston, Maine; and from 1864 to 1870 filled the same position in Vassalborough. After this he resided, without charge, at Winislow, where he died, February 4, 1881. Several of his sermons have been published. See Cong. Year-book, 1882, page 17.

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