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geographer , historian , Philosopher

Jasper Adams was an American clergyman, college professor, and college president.


Adams, Jasper was born on August 27, 1793 in East Medway, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Major Jasper and Emma (Rounds) Adams.


Adams graduated from Brown University in 1815.


He was a teacher at Phillips Academy of Andover, Massachusetts, for three years, later becoming a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Brown in 1819. He became the president of College of Charleston, in 1824, leaving the post temporarily in 1826 to become the president of Geneva College, now called Hobart College. Adams returned to the presidency of the College of Charleston in 1828, remaining there through 1838.

During this period he wrote the Elements of Moral Philosophy, published in 1837. He then became a chaplain, and a professor of geography, history and ethics, at the United States Military Academy, a position he retained through 1840. He died in Pendeleton, South Carolina, in 1841.

Adams was a Freemason. 4 in Providence, Rhode Island.


  • He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1835.


[American Academy of Arts and Sciences]\r\nHe was a member of Mt. Vernon Lodge No.


Married Mercy D. Wheeler, May 16, 1820. Married second, Miss Mayrant.

Major Jasper Adams

Emma (Rounds) Adams

Mercy D. Wheeler

Miss Mayrant.