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Rev. Harvey Adams
Born January 16, 1809
REV. HARVEY ADAMS, Pastor of the Congregational Church, Bowen's Prairie; was born in Cheshire Co., N. H., January 16, 1809; he prepared for college at Montpelier Academy, Vermont; entered the University of Vermont in 1835, where he graduated in 1839; graduated at the Andover Theological Seminary in 1843; he came to Farmington, Van Buren Co., Iowa, in the fall of that year, where he remained as Pastor of the Congregational Church for seventeen years; thence to Council Bluffs in 1860, where he remained three years; then returned to Farmington, where he continued three years; thence to New Hampton, Chickasaw Co., where he remained about four and a half years; thence to Fairfax, Linn Co.. four years; he assumed his present charge in July, 1865. He was married to Rhoda M. Codding, a native of Massachusetts; they have four children—Sarah L. Stoddard, Emily J. Babcock, Edward E. and Kate F.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 688.


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