Item 14656 - Reverend John R. Adams, Gorham, ca. 1850
- Item 14656 - Reverend John R. Adams, Gorham, ca. 1850
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John R. Adams was born in Connecticut in 1802, and as a young child moved to Massachusetts with his family. After graduating from Yale and the Theological Seminary at Andover, Massachusetts, Adams preached throughout New England.Show Details
In 1846 he became the pastor of the Congregational Church in Gorham, where he served for 12 years while continuing to travel and preach through the United States.
In 1861, Adams volunteered to serve in the Civil War and became chaplain of the 5th Maine Regiment. He was later chaplain of the 121st New York Volunteers.
At the end of the war, Adams returned to Gorham, where he worked with the Maine Missionary Society for a short time, until his death in April of 1866.