Newell Henry Harrison Adams was born 8 Jun 1841, to Abial Abbott and Irene (Gray) Adams. He served in the Civil War, mustering into Company C of the 8th Vermont Infantry on 18 Feb 1862, and was mustered out on 22 Jun 1864. During his service, he was woulded on 10 Jun 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana. He was taken prisoner on 13 Dec 1863, and later paroled, and returned to his company on 29 Feb 1864.
Her married Mary E. Whitney, and they were the parents of nine children: Abel, Charles, Frank, Bertha, Carl, Oscar, F. Olive, Verna and Hattie. He died in Mar 1924 in Traer, Tama co., Iowa.