Eliphalet Adams

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Eliphalet Adams
OrdinationFebruary 9, 1709
by Gurdon Saltonstall
Personal details
Born(1677-03-26)March 26, 1677
Dedham, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 4, 1753(1753-10-04) (aged 76)
New London, Connecticut
ParentsRev. William Adams
Mary Manning
Lydia Pygan (m. 1709)
Alma materHarvard University

Eliphalet Adams (əˈlaɪfəlɛt; March 26, 1677 — October 4, 1753) was an eminent minister of New London, Connecticut. He graduated from Harvard University in 1694.[1] He was ordained February 9, 1709, and died on October 4, 1753, aged 76. Dr. Chauncy spoke of him as a great "Hebrician".

He published a sermon on the death of Rev. James Noyes of Stonington; election sermons, 1710 and 1733; a discourse, occasioned by a distressing storm on March 3, 1717; a thanksgiving sermon in 1721 and gave a sermon on the death of Gov. Leverett Saltonstall I in 1724.

He spoke at the ordinations of William Gager, May 27, 1725 and Thomas Clap, 1726; and at a discourse before a society of young men in 1727.[2]


  1. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 1963.
  2. ^ Allen, William. An American Biographical and Historical Dictionary: Containing an Account of the Lives, Characters, and Writings of the Most Imminent Persons in North America From Its First Settlement, and a Summary of the History of the Several Colonies and of the United States. 2nd ed. Boston: Hyde, 1832.

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