Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Adams, Jasper
ADAMS, Jasper, educator, b. in Medway, Mass., 27 Aug., 171)8; d. in Charleston, S. C, 25 Oct., 1841. He was graduated at Bi'own university in 1815, and studied theology at Andover. In 1819 he was chosen professor of mathematics at Brown university, and during the same year was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal church. He became president of the college of Charleston in 1824, and of Geneva, N. Y. (now Hobart) college in 1826. Again, from 1828 to 1836, he was in charge of the college of Charleston. He was chaplain and professor of geography, history, and ethics at West Point from 1888 to 1840, and subsequently was in charge of a seminary at Pendleton, S. C. He published sermons and addresses, and a "Moral Philosophy" (New York, 1838).