Platt, Adams W
Platt, Adams W.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Weston, Conn., Oct. 28, 1790. After receiving an ordinary education, he commenced the study of medicine, when his brother, who was studying for the ministry, died, and he immediately turned his thoughts in that direction. He graduated with the second honor of his class at Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. in 1817, and at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1820; was licensed the same year, and entered upon his duties as a missionary in the then new states of Ohio and Indiana. In January 1824, he accepted a call, and was ordained as pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Rutland, N. Y.; in July, 1829, he became pastor of the Church at West Galway, N.Y.; in 1833 he gave up the Church, and rested for a few months; in 1834 he became stated supply for the Church in West Fayette, N. Y. until 1836, when he became pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Hector. N. Y., where he continued to labor till, in 1848, his health becoming quite impaired, he ceased his pastoral labors. In 1856 he removed to Clinton, Iowa, and assisted in the organization of the Church there, and supplied the pulpit for one year. He died May 2, 1859. Mr. Platt was a humble, laborious, and self-denying minister-a man of marked prudence of character. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1860, p. 121. (J.L.S.)