summer day (before 1852) to call on a friend who was boarding here, and together they went to pay their respects to Rev. William Adams. Doctor Adams was spending his vacation at the home of his father-in-law, Thatcher Magoun, the senior ship builderDoctor Adams was spending his vacation at the home of his father-in-law, Thatcher Magoun, the senior ship builder.
He married Susan P. Magoun in 1831, and her sister, Martha B. Magoun, in 1835.
He was an admirer of Webster and a distinguished man himself and was called one of the noted clergymen of New York City.
He was pastor of the Madison Square Presbyton Theological Seminary.
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 attenwhere 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.
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he bank when she heard the cry of the others struggling in the water, and was drawn in when she tried to save her sister.
The bodies were brought to Medford and funeral services were held at their grandfather's house (161 High street). Rev. Dr. William Adams of New York mentioned the sad accident in a sermon and gave a beautiful eulogy, which was printed by permission in the New York Observer.
In it he said, Two of these, sisters, ten and twelve years of age, were little less to me than my ossion in the New York Observer.
In it he said, Two of these, sisters, ten and twelve years of age, were little less to me than my own children.
I had known them from their birth.
Special relations had brought them into my intimacy.
But recently removed to this city, they had been frequent inmates of my family, as they had been for a season members of our Sabbath School.
Dr. Adams for many years spent the summer in Medford.
He was son-in-law of the elder Thatcher Magoun. Eliza M. Gill.