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William Adams

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Hillsborough, County Down,, Northern Ireland
Death: September 30, 1901 (79)
Bluff, San Juan County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Bluff, San Juan County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Adams; Charles Adams; Catherine Adams and Catherine Adams
Husband of Maria Barbara Adams; Mary Ann Adams and Mary Barbara Adams
Father of George Albert Adams; James Jemison Adams; Anna Catherine Ward; Hugh Leech Adams, Sr.; William Adams and 10 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. www.findagrave.com


William was born in Hillsborough, 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 first 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.

Father: Charles ADAMS Mother: Catherine MILLS

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William Adams's Timeline

1822
January 8, 1822
Hillsborough, County Down,, Northern Ireland
February 23, 1822
1842
1842
Age 19
1843
September 16, 1843
Age 21
UK
1844
1844
Age 21
1844
Age 21
1848
October 2, 1848
Age 26
Springfield, Hanncock, Illinois, United States
1849
1849
Age 26
Utah Territory
1850
May 24, 1850
Age 28
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States