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Arza Matson Adams

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bastard, Leeds, Ontario, Upper Canada
Death: Died in American Fork, Utah, UT, USA
Place of Burial: (American Fork Cemetery) American Fork, Utah, UT
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Adams; Joshua Adams, Capt.; Elizabeth "Betsy" Chipman and Elizabeth Adams (Chapman)
Husband of Editha Morgan Anderson; Sabina Ann Adams (Clark); Marillah McOnley; Elizabeth Gaskall; Sabina Clark and 1 other
Father of Orpha E. Robinson (Adams); Joshua Adams; Nathan Adams; George Adams; Sabina Ann Nicoll (Adams) and 33 others
Brother of Alvah (Alva) ADAMS; Richard Saxton ADAMS; Beulah Everette ADAMS; Barnabas Lathrop Adams; Joshua Adams and 10 others

Occupation: Carpenter
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About Arza Matson Adams

Biographical Summary:

Adams, Arza (1804-1889) (son of Joshua Adams and Betsy Chipman of Canada). Born January 22, 1804. Came to Utah in 1848.

1: Married Sabina Clarke March 23, 1831, Augusta, Can. (daughter of Nathan Clarke and Nancy McCathron of Canada). She was born September 1, 1812.

Their children:

  • Nathan born February 2, 1832, married Mary Plunkett
  • Joshua born September 26, 1833, married Lydia Thornton
  • George born February 16, 1835, died
  • Sabina Ann born February 17, 1837, married Alexander Nicoll
  • Sidney M. born May 1, 1839, died
  • Elizabeth Nancy born April 30, 1842, died
  • Theother born March 4, 1845
  • Joseph born December 17, 1846, married Caroline Hansen
  • Orpha born October 23. 1849, married William S. Robinson.

2: Married Marrilla Olney in Canada (daughter of David Olney of Canada). She was born June 18, 1833.

Their children:

  • John O. married Mattie Peterson, Alva Barnabas married Edith Summers
  • Alvin Francis married Margaret Christenson
  • Adeline died
  • Lucy Ann married Martin Ambrose
  • Quincy and Moroni, died.

Family home American Fork, Utah.

3: Married Katherine Cunningham March 7, 1859, Salt Lake City (daughter of James Cunningham and Elizabeth Nicholson, of Fifeshire, Scotland, pioneers November, 1858, Atwood and Willis company). She was born August 17, 1838.

Their children:

  • James Arza born October 19, 1858, died;
  • Elizabeth born November 26, 1859, married William Robinson
  • Charles Franklin born April 10, 1861, died
  • Bulah born June 22, 1862, married Daniel Rhoades
  • Agnes born June 10, 1864, died
  • Alexander born January 10. 1866, married Mina Murdock
  • Margarette born January 21, 1868, married Hiram Mulliner
  • Phoebe born September 17, 1870
  • Mary married Carl Anderson
  • Isabelle born July 30, 1874, married Joseph Householder
  • Daniel Erwin born October 10, 1876, married Annie Jensen.

Family home American Fork, Utah.

High priest; missionary to Canada; ward teacher. Justice of peace. First miller in American Fork. Died April 15, 1889, American Fork, Utah.

SOURCE: Esshom, Frank; "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah"; Salt Lake City, Utah; Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company; 1913.

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Arza Matson Adams

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Birth: Jan. 22, 1804 Ontario, Canada Death: Apr. 16, 1889 Utah County Utah, USA

Arza Matson Adams Born Ontario, Canada in what is now Beverly. Oldest child of thirteen. Carpenter Carried news of martyrdom to Nauvoo A High Priest, a missionary to Canada Ward Teacher, Justice of the Peace First Miller in Am. Fork, retired flour miller

Spouses and some of 27 children:

Married: March 23, 1831 (1)Sabina Clark 1812-1861, Buried American Fork Pioneer Cemetery;

Children:

  Nathan Adams
  Joshua Adams* (wife Mary Bathgate Logan)
  George Adams
  Sabina Ann (Nicoll) Adams
  Sidney Moses Adams (died Illinois, cholera)
  Elizabeth Nancy Adams
  Theothan Plandemie Adams
  Joseph Smith Adams
  Orpha E. Adams (Robinson)

1836 LDS baptism December 25 by Elder Jo [John] Page

1839 January 5. Arza Adams ordained Seventy 30 other men ordained Seventy.

1839 Far West Left Far West for Illinois March 7th

1844 Carthage, Hancock, Illinois Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith martyred. Arza Matson Adams carried to Nauvoo the official letter of notice.

CARTHAGE JAIL, June 27, 1844, 8:05 pm "Joseph and Hyrum are dead. Taylor wounded, not very badly. I am well. Our guard was forced, as we believe, by a band of Missourians from 100 to 200. The job was done in an instant, and the party fled towards Nauvoo instantly. This is as I believe it. The citizens here are afraid of the Mormons attacking them. I promise them no!" W. RICHARDS. JOHN TAYLOR

1845 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois 31 December 1845 Arza and Sabina endowed, Nauvoo Temple

1850 Settlement American Fork, Utah Arza Adams was one of the first settlers of American Fork, Utah in the fall of 1850.

1850 Census Utah Territory Arza Adams 48, carpenter Sabina Adams 39 Nathan Adams 19, farmer Joshua Adams 17 Sabina Adams 14 Elizabeth Adams 7 Jothan Adams 6 Joseph Adams 5 Orpha Adams 1 Abram Coon 26, woodman

1853 Married Married 7 December 1853 (2)Editha Morgan Anderson 1803-1877, born 15 March 1803, Massachusetts Editha was a spiritual wife only. She lived separately, known by maiden name thereafter. died 1 April 1877, Buried Am Fork with Arza

1857 Married: Utah March 7 (3)Marillah Olney 1833-1899, Buried with Arza Children:

  Davis Adams
  Arza Quincy Adams
  John Olney Adams
  Alvah Barnabus Adams
  Alvin Francis Adams
  Lucy Ann Adams(Ambrose)
  Mary Adaline Adams
  Moroni Adams

Married: March 7, 1857 (4)Catherine Cunningham 1838-1912, Buried with Arza Children:

  James Arza Adams
  Elizabeth E. Adams (Robinson)
  Charles Adams
  Beulah Adams (Rhodes)
  Agnes Adams 
  Alexander Adams
  Margaret Ann Adams(Mulliner)
  Phoebe Adams
  Mary Adams (Anderson)
  Isabell Adams (Householder)
  Daniel Erwin Adams

Married: August 11, 1857 (5)Elizabeth Gaskill 1836-death unkn, Burial unknown. Elizabeth was a spiritual wife only. Quote by Bishop Leonard Harrington, Elizabeth "has some little property, but she is one of the smart kind and knows how to manage better than anyone else."

1860 Census Lake City, Utah, Utah Arza M Adams 55, farmer -Sabina Adams 49, -Marilla Adams 27, -Cathe Adams 22, born Scotland Joseph Adams 14, son Orpha Adams 11, daughter Hy Harden 23, laborer, born New York James A Adams 11 months (mother is Catherine) Living next or Orson and Mary Kelly

1870 Census American Fork, Utah, Utah Arza Adams 66, miller Catharine Adams 30 Betsy Adams 9 Bulay Adams 7 Alexander Adams 3 Margret Adams 2

1880 Census American Fork, Utah, Utah Arza Adams 76, retired flour miller -Catherine Adams 42, wife William Robinson 22, son-in-law Betsy Robinson 19, daughter Beulah Adams 17 Alexander Adams 13 Margaret Adams 11 Phoebe Adams 9 Mary Adams 7 Isabel Adams 5 Daniel Adams 3 -Marilliah Adams 47, wife John O. Adams 19 Alvah Adams 17 Alvin Adams 15 Lucey Adams 12 Living on Adams Street

Arza Adams Journal

Arza Adams buried at Old Pioneer Cemetery, later moved to American Fork City Cemetery.

Brother Barnabus L Adams 1822-1869 SIL Elizabeth Ellen Nelson Hill 1847-1888 Brother Franklin Metcalf Adams 1923-1913


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Parents:

 Joshua Adams (1780 - 1863)
 Elizabeth Chipman Adams (1786 - 1856)

Spouses:

 Sabina Ann Clark Adams (1812 - 1861)
 Editha Morgan Anderson Adams (1803 - 1877)
 Marillah Olney Adams (1833 - 1899)*
 Catherine Cunningham Adams (1838 - 1912)*

Children:

 

Nathan William Adams (1832 - 1916)* Joshua Adams (1833 - 1906)* Elizabeth Nancy Adams (1841 - 1853)* Joseph Smith Adams (1847 - 1917)* Arza Quincey Adams (1858 - 1859)* James Arza Adams (1859 - 1860)* Elizabeth Adams Robinson (1860 - 1948)* John Olney Adams (1861 - 1932)* Charles Franklin Adams (1862 - 1862)* Alvah Barnabas Adams (1862 - 1928)* Alva Barnabus Adams (1862 - 1928)* Beulah Adams Rhodes (1863 - 1897)* Lucy Ann Adams Ambrose (1864 - 1960)* Agnes Adams (1865 - 1866)* Alvin Francis Adams (1865 - 1942)* Alexander Adams (1866 - 1925)* Mary Adeline Adams (1868 - ____)* Margaret Ann Adams Mulliner (1869 - 1926)* Moroni Adams (1870 - ____)* Phebe Adams (1870 - 1921)* Mary Adams Andersen (1872 - 1959)* Isabell Adams Householder (1874 - 1905)* Daniel Erwin Adams (1876 - 1962)*


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Burial: American Fork Cemetery American Fork Utah County Utah, USA Plot: E-233-2


Maintained by: RememberThem Originally Created by: Wes & Debi Grossnickle Record added: Oct 11, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 16143652

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Arza Matson Adams's Timeline

1804
January 22, 1804
Bastard, Leeds, Ontario, Upper Canada
1831
March 23, 1831
Age 27
Augusta, Grnvll Co., Ontario, Canada
1832
February 2, 1832
Age 28
(Bathurst) Carlton, Ontario, Canada
1833
September 26, 1833
Age 29
Adamsville, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
September 26, 1833
Age 29
Bathurst, Gloucester County, New Brunswick, Canada
1835
February 16, 1835
Age 31
Adamsville, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
December 22, 1835
Age 31
Canada
1837
February 17, 1837
Age 33
Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
1839
May 1, 1839
Age 35
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL