Adams George Moulton
ADAMS, GEORGE MOULTON: Congregationalist; b. at Castine, Me., July
7, 1824; d. at Auburndale, Mass., Jan. 11, 1906. He was educated at Bowdoin
College (B.A., 1844), Bangor Theological Seminary (1844-46), the universities
of Leipsic, Halle, and Berlin (1847-49), and Andover Theological Seminary (1849-50).
He held successive pastorates at Conway, Mass. (1851-63); Portsmouth, N. H.
(1863-71); and Holliston, Mass. (1873-89), and also acted as supply at Mentham,
Mass. (1890-91), and Waban, Mass. (1905), although after 1889 he was engaged
chiefly in literary work. In his theological position he was a Trinitarian Congregationalist.
He was historian of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society and a member
of its Council, a member of the Board of Overseers of Bowdoin College, the treasurer
of the Trustees of Donations for Education in Liberia and of the Mount Coffee
Association for the promotion of education in Liberia, and in 1903 was made
Knight Commander of the Liberian Humane Order of African Redemption. In addition
to a number of briefer studies and occasional addresses, he revised the Biblical
Museum of James Comper Gray (8 vols., New York and London, 1871-81) under
the title of The Biblical Encyclopedia (5 vols., Cleveland, O., 1903).