Continental Congressman. A graduate of Yale University and a lawyer, in the days before the beginning of the American Revolution he became a prominent member of the Committee of Safety for Connecticut. When the revolution begane and Connecticut created a state legislature that wasnt under British royal dominion, he was elected as a delegate in 1776, serving until 1781. In 1778 he was appointed as a Delegate from Connecticut to the Second Continental Congress in 1777, but did not serve until 1778 because he had accepted a commission of Colonel and commander of the 17th Connecticut Militia regiment. During his tenure in the Continental Congress he voted on and was a signer of the Articles of Confederation of the United States. He served as Speaker of the Connecticut State House from 1779 to 1780, and after the war he served as a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut from 1795 until his death in 1797.
In memory of the Hon. Andrew Adams, Esq., Chief Judge of the Superior Court, who died Nov. 27 A.D. 1797, in the 62d year of his Age. Having filled many distinguished offices with great Ability and Dignity, he was promoted to the highest Judicial Office in the State, which he held for several years, in which his eminent Talents shone with uncommon Lustre, and were exerted to the great Advantage of the Public and the Honor of the High Court in which he presided. He made an early profession of Religion and zealously sought to promote its true Interests. He lived the Life and died the Death of a Christian. His filial Piety and paternal tenderness are held in sweet Remembrance.
Here also lied interred the body of Mrs. Eunice, Wife of the Hon. Andrew Adams Esq, Who died June 4, 1797 aged 51 years.
Source: "Litchfield & Morris Inscriptions" by Payne. Page 9