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ADAMS, William Forbes, bishop, of the American Episcopal Church, born in Ireland, 2 January 1833. He came to the United States at the age of eight, and was ordained deacon 15 December 1859, and priest in July of the following year. While rector of a parish in the diocese of Louisiana he was nominated in the house of bishops, 2 November 1874, and elected missionary bishop of New Mexico and Arizona. He was consecrated in St. Paul's Church, New Orleans, 17 January 1875, and entered upon his work ; but, in consequence of physical infirmity, his resignation was offered and accepted, 15 October 1877. He is now (1886) rector of Holy Trinity parish, Vicksburg, Mississippi
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