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William Adams

Birthplace: Hisselborough, Down, , Ireland
Death: Died in Bluff, San Juan, UT, USA
Place of Burial: Bluff, San Juan, UT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Adams and Catherine Adams
Husband of Maria Barbara Adams and Mary Ann Adams
Father of John Adams; Joseph F. ADAMS; Charles Adams; James Jemison Adams; Hugh Leech Adams, Sr. and 5 others

Managed by: Arthur Rexford Whittaker
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About William Adams

Biographical Summary:

"...William was born in Hisselborough, Down, Ireland. He attended school at the Belfast Academical School Institution.

He Joined the LDS Church and came to Utah with his wife Mary Ann Leech and their son. in 1849, driving an ox team across the plains.

He left Salt Lake City in December 1850, traveling through two feet of snow before reaching Parowan.

He married his second wife Mary Barbara Bolanz in 1864. He went to San Juan County in 1882 living in the Bluff fort for the first year. In 1888 he brought his family to Monticello, errecting the fist house in the new town. After a few years there, failing healh the the extreme winters forced him to return to Bluff, where he died in 1901.

He served his church and community in many responsible postitions. President of the Parowan Co-op and United Manufacturing companies, LDS missionary, and a member of the San Juan Stake Presidency.

He had a keen sense of humor and delited in telling Irish jokes and singing Irish songs..."

SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 66070.

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William Adams's Timeline

January 8, 1822
Hisselborough, Down, , Ireland
February 23, 1822
Age 19
September 16, 1843
Age 21
Age 21
Age 21
October 2, 1848
Age 26
Springfield, Hanncock, Illinois, United States
Age 26
Utah Territory
May 24, 1850
Age 28
Salt Lake City, , Utah