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Joshua Adams

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Birthplace: Adamsville, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in American Fork, Utah, UT
Place of Burial: American Fork, Utah, UT
Immediate Family:

Son of Arza Matson Adams and Sabina Ann Adams (Clark)
Husband of Mary Adams (Hoggart); Lydia Meacham Adams; <private> Adams (Thornton); Mary Hoggard; Maud Mary Bathgate Logan and 1 other
Father of Emily KELLY (Adams) and <private> Adams
Brother of Nathan William Adams; George Adams; Sabina Ann Nicoll (Adams); Sidney Moses Adams; Nancy Elizabeth Adams and 3 others
Half brother of Davis Adams; Arza Quincy Adams; John Olney Adams; Alvah Barnabus Adams; Alvin Francis Adams and 14 others

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About Joshua Adams

He held many Church offices, from Deacon to High Priest. He was the husband of three wives, one of whom, Mary Hoggard Adams, survives him. Mr. Adams was the father of 32 children, 11 boys and 21 girls, 20 of whom are still living. At the present time there are 69 living grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Joshua Adams

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Birth: Sep. 26, 1833 Bathurst New Brunswick, Canada

Death: Feb. 22, 1906 American Fork Utah County Utah, USA

1906 Utah Death Certificate

Joshua Adams

1839 Emigrated Canada to Missouri

1848 Immigration Joshua Adams, age 15 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833 Place: Utah Source Publication Code: 1132.7 Primary Immigrant: Adams, Joshua Carter, Kate B., "Pioneers of 1848." Vol. 9 (1948), Page. 469.

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

1860 Census Lake City, Utah, Utah Joshua Adams 26, farmer Lydia [Thornton] Adams 29, wife Mary [Bathgate] Adams 16, wife Joshua Adams 5 Lydia A Adams 3 Amos Adams 1 Jas Kettle 14

1870 Census Pleasant Grove, Utah Terr Joshua Adams 36, farmer Mary [Hoggard] Adams 25 [married July 1862] Orpha Adams 7 Nathan Adams 5 Emily Adams 2 Cynthia Adams 1 Mary [Bathgate] Adams 25, wife b. Scotland Mary Agnes Adams 8 Lydia Ermina Adams 3 Margaret Elzetta Adams 1

1880 Census American Fork, Utah Joshua Adams 46, farmer and stock raiser Lydia M. [Thornton] Adams 49 Amos Adams 21 Sabina Adams 14 Melissa Adams 12 Joseph Adams 9 Living on Adams Street

1900 Census American Fork, Utah Lydia Thornton 69 Joshua Adams 66 Living next to son Joseph Adams

1902 American Fork, Utah Farmer's Protective Association. February 13, 1902 S. D. Chipman, president Geo. A Varney, secretary Geo. T Knight, assistant secretary Joshua Adams, treasurer

1906 Death Notice American Fork Demise of Joshua Adams Veteran and Pioneer Closes Honored Career at Seventy-Three.

1906 Obituary American Fork, Utah County Feb. 23-- After an illness of only three days, Joshua Adams, one of the three first settlers of American Fork, died yesterday afternoon.

Joshua Adams was born at Bathurst, Bathurst county Canada, Sept. 26, 1833. He was the son of Arza and Sabina Clark Adams. His father's family was among the first to accept the faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Canada. They emigrated to Missouri in 1839. Mr. Adams was baptized into the Church in 1843, when but 10 years of age.

He knew the Prophet Joseph Smith well and at one time heard the Prophet preach to the Iowa Indians in their own tongue. He was working the fields nearby when the Prophet Joseph was assassinated by the mob at Carthage jail and it was his father who carried the first news of the [Prophet's] death to the Saints in Nauvoo.

Mr. Adams came with his father's family to Utah in 1849, locating on Mill creek, near Salt Lake City. One year later, they with two other families, moved to American Fork. These three families being the first settlers to locate at this place.

Deceased had always been a strong, healthy man until two years ago, when his health began to fail, but he was not compelled to go to his bed until three days before his death. He was always a kind friend and a good neighbor, always answering to the call of those in need.

He held many Church offices, from Deacon to High Priest. He was the husband of three wives, one of whom, Mary Hoggard Adams, survives him. Mr. Adams was the father of 32 children, 11 boys and 21 girls, 20 of whom are still living. At the present time there are 69 living grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

During the early days in Utah when the Indians were so troublesome to the white settlers, Mr. Adams was one of the first to volunteer his services in defense of the scattered settlements, and served through several years.

Aside from his grandchildren and children, he leaves two brothers and two sisters, one of each of whom live in American Fork.

The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Monday in the First ward chapel.

Utah, Deseret News, Saturday 24 February 1906, page 11.


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Parents:

 Arza Matson Adams (1804 - 1889)
 Sabina Ann Clark Adams (1812 - 1861)

Spouses:

 Lydia Thornton Adams (1830 - 1901)
 Mary Bathgate Adams (1844 - 1901)*
 Mary Hoggard Adams (1843 - 1922)*

Children:

 Joshua A. Adams (1855 - 1897)*
 Amos Griswold Adams (1860 - 1942)*
 Mary Agnes Adams Cunningham (1862 - 1947)*
 Orpha Adams (1863 - 1876)*
 Nathan Adams (1865 - 1913)*
 Lydia Ermina Adams (1866 - 1881)*
 Emily Adams Kelly (1867 - 1943)*
 Charity Melissa Adams Anderson (1867 - 1964)*
 Cynthia Adams Okey (1869 - 1936)*
 Margaret Elzetta Adams Edmunds (1869 - 1951)*
 Joseph Smith Adams (1870 - 1953)*
 James Hoggard Adams (1871 - 1946)*
 Beulah Adams Robinson (1872 - 1954)*
 Bertha Adams (1873 - 1878)*
 George Adams (1873 - 1956)*
 Mary E. Adams Robinson (1874 - 1956)*
 Cenith Adams Lott (1874 - 1921)*
 Julia A. Adams (1876 - 1877)*
 Ellen Adams Hitesman (1877 - 1935)*
 Lucy Ann Adams Harrington (1878 - 1899)*
 Susan Adams Lewis (1879 - 1974)*
 Zina Adams Wilkins (1881 - 1967)*
 Leonard Ellsworth Adams (1883 - 1959)*
 Arza Ebenezer Adams (1883 - 1940)*
 Alfred Franklin Adams (1885 - 1969)*
 Barnabus Adams (1887 - 1887)*
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Burial: American Fork Cemetery American Fork Utah County Utah, USA

Maintained by: RememberThem Originally Created by: Wes & Debi Grossnickle Record added: Oct 12, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 16151275

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Joshua Adams's Timeline

1833
September 26, 1833
Adamsville, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
1854
November 1, 1854
Age 21
American Fork, Utah, UT
1855
March 5, 1855
Age 21
1857
March 7, 1857
Age 23
1859
December 22, 1859
Age 26
December 22, 1859
Age 26
December 22, 1859
Age 26
1862
July 26, 1862
Age 28
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
July 26, 1862
Age 28
July 26, 1862
Age 28