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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
Adams, Elisha, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Williamstown, Vermont, July 29, 1815. He studied at Newbury Seminary for some time, and spent three years at Norwich University; was licensed to preach in 1835; in 1838 was ordained deacon, and elder in 1840. Of the forty years spent in the ministry in the New Hampshire Conference, eleven were given to district work, eighteen to stations. and three to the agency of the conference seminary, of which he was a trustee from the beginning. His labors were everywhere acceptable and successful, and three times he was a member of general conferences. He was a man of one work, and as a preacher was strictly evangelical. He died in Concord, N.H., August 15, 1880. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1881, page 91.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Adams, Elisha, D.D.'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/adams-elisha-dd.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.