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Barnabas Lathrop Adams, Sr

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Beverley, Bastard, Leeds, Ontario, Canada
Death: June 2, 1869 (56)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Joshua Adams and Elizabeth Adams
Husband of Julia Ann Adams; Hannah Gove Adams and Elizabeth Ellen Adams Hill
Father of Julia Thankful Young; Asenath Ann Kiskadden; Barnabas Lothrop Adams; Platt Banker Adams; Daniel Hanmer Adams and 11 others
Brother of Arza Matson Adams; Alvah Adams, Rev.; Richard Saxton Adams; Beulah Everette Adams; Joshua Adams and 6 others

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About Barnabas Lathrop Adams, Sr

Mormon Pioneer

"...Adams, Barnabas L. – (2nd Ten) Born Aug. 28, 1812, near Perth, Upper Canada, of Vermont parentage and was converted to the Church at age 23. He came to Missouri with the "Canada Camp," under Elder John E. Page. In 1846, he married Julia Ann Banker. Adams was elected for the original company and became a night guard over the animals. Once hired to float logs down the Mississippi River from Iowa to St. Louis, Mo., he used his experience during river fordings. After crossing the plains with Brigham Young's company in 1847, he immediately returned to Winter Quarters for his family. He brought his family into the Salt Lake Valley in 1848 and settled in the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Adams furnished lumber for the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the Salt Lake Theater, and other public buildings. In 1869, he injured himself internally while lifting the bed of a wagon and died June 2, 1869, at age 56, leaving a large family..."


Barnabas Lothrope Adams Sr, was born to Elizabeth "Betsy" Chapman and Captain Joshua Adams.

Barnabus married Julia Annie Banker on June 23, 1846 in Des Moine, Iowa. His second wife was Hannah Gove Chase.

Barnabas Lothrop Adams, who was born in Canada, found his way to Iowa, where he married Julia Ann Banker. There they fell in with Brigham Young and his Mormons, became converts, and joined them in their long trek through the wilderness in search of a haven. That was in 1847, while the country in which they finally settled was still owned by Mexico. Asenath Ann Adams was born about three weeks after the Mormons ended their wild and dangerous journey.

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Barnabas Lathrop Adams, Sr's Timeline

August 28, 1812
Beverley, Bastard, Leeds, Ontario, Canada
Age 22
February 3, 1846
Age 33
February 3, 1846
Age 33
August 11, 1847
Age 34
Farnhamville, Calhoun County, Iowa, United States
November 9, 1848
Age 36
Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah
October 7, 1850
Age 38
Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah
June 21, 1853
Age 40
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah