He was born in Colchester, Conn., January 25, 1807, and died in New York, August 31, 1880.
Dr. Adams and his family spent the summers in Medford, and he was very well known by many families of this town.
They were attendants at the First Trinitarian Church, where the courtesy of the pulpit was always extended to the distinguished clergyman, and when the rumor went round that Dr. Adams was to preach, there was a large audience who had the privilege of hearing a fine sermon.
Ex-Governor Boutwell, Secretary of the State Board of Education, presided at the dedication of the new schoolhouse on Park street (December 24, 1855), built to replace the one burned.
The school was then named in honor of Dr. Daniel Swan, who was specially invited to be present.
He attended, but was unaware of the fact until it was publicly announced.
Edward Everett married a daughter of Peter C. Brooks and lived for a while in the house on High street west of the Public Library, now occupied by t