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Robert Nelson Adams
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Birth: Nov. 19, 1856
Beaver
Beaver County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1922
Richfield
Sevier County
Utah, USA

Son of David Barclay Adams and Lydia Catherine Mann

Married Margaret Ann Shirts, 23 Mar 1880, Escalante, Garfield, Utah

Children - Robert Darius Adams; David Teasdale Adams; Ellen May Adams; Margaret Jane Adams; Lydia Catherine Adams; Vivian June Adams; Daniel Wells Adams; Pearl Adams; Wayne Barclay Adams; Dewey Mann Adams; Valeria S. Adams; Golda Adams

History - At the age of eighteen Robert left Adamsville to haul timber for the temple at St. George for six weeks.

In July 1876 the family found good land in East Fork of the Sevier, just where Widstoe now stands. They commenced to build a corral. Here his father made a proposition whereby he could have all the cows he cared to milk, just by breaking them. Out of 100 head they tamed 65 to milk.

Robert was second to the oldest son and his father depended upon him to help with the chores. In July 1879 went to Panguitch with the first mail out as his father was appointed postmaster of Escalante. Robert was an industrious person.

On February 25, 1880, Robert brought two loads of logs from the mountains to put up a blacksmith shop. This was the first blacksmith shop for Robert, but it was not to be the last he would build. He bought a claim of land from Meeks for six hundred dollars in Bullberry now Teasdale.

Robert moved to Loa from Teasdale about 1883. He had the first blacksmith shop in Loa. Their stay was short and they moved back to Teasdale. The first shade trees set out in Teasdale was by Robert and Lewis Adams to beautify their small town. Some fruit trees had been planted and were bearing in 1895.

In 1898 he commenced getting material from a sawmill for a meetinghouse. Back in the nineties when Robert N. Nelson was in touch with people of Teasdale, he built a ferris wheel that he successfully operated during a Fourth of July celebration. Sometime around 1910 the family moved to Richfield where he died.

* Robert N. Adams was the inventor of the beet harvester. Patent #1,145,538 filed July 11th 1913 and approved or issued July 6th, 1915. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  David Barclay Adams (1814 - 1881)
  Lydia Catherine Mann Adams (1830 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Ann Shirts Adams (1860 - 1926)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Jane Adams Pitts (1876 - 1959)*
  Robert Darius Adams (1881 - 1956)*
  David Teasdale Adams (1882 - 1943)*
  Ellen May Adams Morrill (1884 - 1950)*
  Lydia Catherine Adams Clayton (1889 - 1934)*
  Vivian June Adams Smith (1891 - 1931)*
  Daniel H. Wells Adams (1893 - 1893)*
  Pearl Adams (1894 - 1894)*
  Wayne Barclay Adams (1896 - 1984)*
  Dewey Mann Adams (1898 - 1898)*
  Valeria Adams James (1900 - 1974)*
  Golda Adams Johnson (1901 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Adams (1835 - 1862)**
  Margaret Adams Farnsworth (1840 - 1872)**
  David Cook Adams (1845 - 1904)**
  Ellen Adams Stewart (1848 - 1932)**
  George William Adams (1850 - 1851)*
  Gilbert Mann Adams (1852 - 1921)*
  Elizabeth Atkins Adams Covington (1854 - 1927)*
  Robert Nelson Adams (1856 - 1922)
  Alexander Frank Adams (1859 - 1911)*
  Lydia Catherine Adams Allen (1861 - 1911)*
  Lewis Adams (1863 - 1941)*
  Cynthia Jane Adams Heaps (1866 - 1925)*
  Christiana Adams Griffin (1868 - 1887)*
  Daniel Cook Adams (1870 - 1936)*
  Andrew Patterson Adams (1873 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Richfield City Cemetery
Richfield
Sevier County
Utah, USA
Plot: 1.33.01.02
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Dec 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17150020
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