Adams, John Coleman. (Malden, Massachusetts, October 25, 1849--June 22, 1922, Hartford, Connecticut). Universalist. Son of John Greenleaf Adams. He graduated from Tufts College, A.B., 1870; B.D., 1872; S.T.D., 1888. He held pastorates at Newton, Mass., 1872-1880; Lynn, Mass., 1880-1884; Chicago, Illinois, 1884-1890; Brooklyn, New York, 1890-1901; and Hartford, Conn., 1901-1922. He wrote a few hymns for special occasions, one of which, written in 1911 for a church anniversary, begins "We praise Thee, God, for harvests earned." It was included in The New Hymn and Tune Book, 1914, and in Hymns of the Spirit, 1937.
--Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives
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