Feb. 5, 1817 Medfield Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA
Mar. 14, 1894 Dubuque Dubuque County Iowa, USA
Son of Nehemiah & Mary (Clarke) Adams. Husband to (1) Lydia E. (Stetson) Adams and (2) Diancy Rawson (Taylor) Adams. Father to nine children: (w/ Lydia) Mary & Charles S. Adams; (w/ Diancy) Katherine Livermore, William Livermore, Albert Francis, Frederick, John Taylor, Nellie Brewster, and Susan Bell Adams.
He served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1845 & 1857; as a delegate to the Massachusetts state constitutional convention in 1853; and was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa in 1862.