Rev Eliphalet Adams

Rev Eliphalet Adams

Birth
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Oct 1753 (aged 76)
Burial New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 11339989 · View Source
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who rested from his Labours...
in the 77th year of his age

So just the Skies, Philander's Life so Pain'd,
His Heart so pure that or succeeding scenes
Have Palms to give, or ne'er had he been born.
Heb. 6:10

[When Gurdon Saltonstall was called to the Governorship upon the death of John Winthrop, the New London Church was without a pastor. Deacon John Plumbe (Esq.) and Deacon William Douglas were sent (as pastoral search team) to Boston to consult with Church leaders, who recommended that Rev. Eliphalet Adams come to New London as pastor of First Church. He was the son of the Rev. William Adams of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his first wife, Mary Manning.

Eliphalet arrived in New London 20 Aug 1708, and was invited as Pastor 8 Sept 1708. In the invitation, the New London Church noted: "Mr. Adams is well accepted by the town for the ministry, and if he shall see cause to settle, we will do what is honorable for his settlement and support." Rev. Adams was ordained 9 Feb 1709; the man who preceded him in the New London pulpit, Gov. Gurden Saltonstall represented the Town of New London in those proceedings. Assisting ministers were Samuel Whiting, James Noyes and Timothy Woodbridge. -Chuck Plumb

son of the Rev. William Adams and Mary Manning. He m. Dec. 15, 1709, Lydia, dau. of Alexander and Lydia Pygan, of New London.
For additional information, read Memoir of the Rev. William Adams and the Rev. Eliphalet Adams by Miss F.M. Caulkins. The book is free to read or download. It contains his journal which starts "Anno 1677 March 26. I was born a sinner into an evil world." -Bill Boyington]


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  • Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 11 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11339989
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Eliphalet Adams (26 Mar 1677–4 Oct 1753), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11339989, citing Ancient Cemetery, New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jan Franco (contributor 46625834) .