Wilson, Adam, Dd
Wilson, Adam, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Topsham, Me., Feb. 3,1794. He was a. graduate of Bowdoin College in the class of 1819, and during his freshman year he joined the newly constituted Baptist Church in his native town. He studied theology with Rev. Dr. Stoughton, of Philadelphia, and was ordained in 1820. After preaching some months he was settled as pastor at Wiscassett, Me. His special vocation seemed to be rather as a stated supply of churches, and in this capacity he acted for a number of years. A new denominational paper having been started in Portland, Me., the Zion's Advocate, he became its editor and proprietor, conducting it with marked ability, and making it exceedingly useful in promoting the interests of the Baptist denomination in his native state. The last years of his life were spent in Waterville, Me., of the college in which place he was a trustee for forty years. His death occurred at Waterville, Jan. 16, 1871. "A man of energy and industry, of decided character and marked wisdom and discretion, and of genial disposition, he ever had the respect, confidence, and affection of the communion whose interests he espoused, and was: eminently a good man." See Necrology of Bowdoin College (J. C. S.).