Eliphalet Adams

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The Reverend
Eliphalet Adams
Ordination February 9, 1709
by Gurdon Saltonstall
Personal details
Born March 26, 1677 (aged 76)
Dedham, Massachusetts
Died October 4, 1753
New London, Connecticut
Parents Rev. William Adams
Mary Manning
Spouse Lydia Pygan (m. 1709)
Alma mater Harvard 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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