Adams, William a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Fairfax Co., Va., June 29, 1785. Educated in a pious household, he was converted at an early age, and commenced preaching in 1813, in Kentucky, whither his family had removed. His mind naturally vigorous, was cultivated by assiduous study, and he became one of the most acceptable and useful preachers of the Kentucky Conference, of which he was a member from 1814 to the time of his death. For many years he was secretary of the Conference. He died in 1836. — Minutes of Conferences, 2, 406.