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Parmenio Adams
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 7, 1824 – March 3, 1827
Preceded by Isaac Wilson
Succeeded by David Ellicott Evans
Personal details
Born July 22, 1837 (1837-07-22)
Simsbury, Connecticut
Died November 22, 1906 (1906-11-23) (aged 69)
Alexander, Genesee County, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Eleanor Wells Adams
Children James Adams

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams

Laura Adams

Profession Businessman, Politician, Miller, Construction Contractor
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch New York State Militia
Rank Major
Commands Commandant of the New York Volunteers
Battles/wars War of 1812

Parmenio Adams (September 9, 1776 – February 19, 1832) was a businessman and politician from New York. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives.


Adams was born in Simsbury to Parmenio Adams and Chloe (Nearing) Adams. He married Eleanor Wells on October 23, 1795 and they had four children, James, Sarah, Sarah, and Laura.[1] In 1806, Adams moved his family to Phelps Corners, which is now located in part of the Village of Attica, which lies in the Town of Alexander. Adams served as lieutenant of light Infantry, captain of Grenadiers, second and first major, and division inspector of Infantry in the New York State Militia from 1806 until 1816. During the War of 1812 he was active on the Niagra frontier as Major, division inspector of Infantry, and commandant of the New York Volunteers.[2] Adams was Sheriff of Genesee County from 1815 to 1816 and from 1818 to 1821. He had agricultural interests, ran a gristmill, and was a construction contractor on the Erie Canal. At the United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1822, Isaac Wilson was declared elected in the 29th District by a small margin. Adams contested Wilson's election, showing that the returns had been certified mistakenly, and Adams was seated in the 18th United States Congress as an Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican on January 7, 1824. Adams was re-elected as an Adams man to the 19th United States Congress, holding office until March 3, 1827.[3] He returned to his personal businesses.


Adams died in Alexander, Genesee County, New York, on February 19, 1832 (age 55 years, 163 days). He is interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, in the Town of Attica, now in Wyoming County.[4]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isaac Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

Succeeded by
David Ellicott Evans

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