Arza Matson Adams

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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'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
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
1842
April 30, 1842
Age 38
Nauvoo, , Illinois, USA