Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Adams, Ezra Eastman

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ADAMS, Ezra Eastman, author, b. in Concord, N. H., 29 Aug., 1813; d. in Oxford, Pa., 3 Nov., 1871. He was graduated at Dartmouth college in 1836, and in 1840 became chaplain to the seamen at Havre, France. After ten years of assiduous labor, he made an extensive tour in Europe, and then re- turned to America. In 1854 he became pastor of the Pearl st. Congregational church in Nashua, N. H., whence in 1860 he went to Philadelphia and entered the service of the foreign evangelical so- ciety. Soon afterward he took charge of an enter- prise that developed into the Broad st. church of that city. From 1867 till his death he was pro- fessor of theology in Lincoln university, near Ox- ford, Pa., and in 1870 he began editorial work on the " Presbyterian." He wrote poems of merit.