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Arza Matson Adams
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1804
Ontario, Canada
Death: Apr. 16, 1889
Utah County
Utah, USA

Arza Matson Adams
Born Ontario, Canada in what is now Beverly.
Oldest child of thirteen.
Carpenter
Carried news of martyrdom to Nauvoo
A High Priest, a missionary to Canada
Ward Teacher, Justice of the Peace
First Miller in Am. Fork, retired flour miller

Spouses and some of 27 children:

Married: March 23, 1831
(1)Sabina Clark 1812-1861,
Buried American Fork Pioneer Cemetery;
Children:
   Nathan Adams
   Joshua Adams* (wife Mary Bathgate Logan)
   George Adams
   Sabina Ann (Nicoll) Adams
   Sidney Moses Adams (died Illinois, cholera)
   Elizabeth Nancy Adams
   Theothan Plandemie Adams
   Joseph Smith Adams
   Orpha E. Adams (Robinson)

1836 LDS baptism December 25
by Elder Jo [John] Page

1839 January 5.
Arza Adams ordained Seventy
30 other men ordained Seventy.

1839 Far West
Left Far West for Illinois
March 7th

1844 Carthage, Hancock, Illinois
Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith martyred.
Arza Matson Adams carried to Nauvoo the official letter of notice.

CARTHAGE JAIL, June 27, 1844, 8:05 pm
"Joseph and Hyrum are dead. Taylor wounded, not very badly. I am well. Our guard was forced, as we believe, by a band of Missourians from 100 to 200. The job was done in an instant, and the party fled towards Nauvoo instantly. This is as I believe it. The citizens here are afraid of the Mormons attacking them. I promise them no!"
W. RICHARDS.
JOHN TAYLOR


1845 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
31 December 1845
Arza and Sabina endowed, Nauvoo Temple

1850 Settlement American Fork, Utah
Arza Adams was one of the first settlers of
American Fork, Utah in the fall of 1850.

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

1853 Married
Married 7 December 1853
(2)Editha Morgan Anderson 1803-1877,
born 15 March 1803, Massachusetts
Editha was a spiritual wife only.
She lived separately, known by maiden name thereafter.
died 1 April 1877, Buried Am Fork with Arza

1857 Married: Utah
March 7
(3)Marillah Olney 1833-1899, Buried with Arza
Children:
   Davis Adams
   Arza Quincy Adams
   John Olney Adams
   Alvah Barnabus Adams
   Alvin Francis Adams
   Lucy Ann Adams(Ambrose)
   Mary Adaline Adams
   Moroni Adams

Married: March 7, 1857
(4)Catherine Cunningham 1838-1912,
Buried with Arza
Children:
   James Arza Adams
   Elizabeth E. Adams (Robinson)
   Charles Adams
   Beulah Adams (Rhodes)
   Agnes Adams
   Alexander Adams
   Margaret Ann Adams(Mulliner)
   Phoebe Adams
   Mary Adams (Anderson)
   Isabell Adams (Householder)
   Daniel Erwin Adams

Married: August 11, 1857
(5)Elizabeth Gaskill 1836-death unkn,
Burial unknown.
Elizabeth was a spiritual wife only.
Quote by Bishop Leonard Harrington, Elizabeth "has some little property, but she is one of the smart kind and knows how to manage better than anyone else."

1860 Census Lake City, Utah, Utah
Arza M Adams 55, farmer
-Sabina Adams 49,
-Marilla Adams 27,
-Cathe Adams 22, born Scotland
Joseph Adams 14, son
Orpha Adams 11, daughter
Hy Harden 23, laborer, born New York
James A Adams 11 months (mother is Catherine)
Living next or Orson and Mary Kelly

1870 Census American Fork, Utah, Utah
Arza Adams 66, miller
Catharine Adams 30
Betsy Adams 9
Bulay Adams 7
Alexander Adams 3
Margret Adams 2

1880 Census American Fork, Utah, Utah
Arza Adams 76, retired flour miller
-Catherine Adams 42, wife
William Robinson 22, son-in-law
Betsy Robinson 19, daughter
Beulah Adams 17
Alexander Adams 13
Margaret Adams 11
Phoebe Adams 9
Mary Adams 7
Isabel Adams 5
Daniel Adams 3
-Marilliah Adams 47, wife
John O. Adams 19
Alvah Adams 17
Alvin Adams 15
Lucey Adams 12
Living on Adams Street

Arza Adams Journal

Arza Adams buried at Old Pioneer Cemetery,
later moved to American Fork City Cemetery.

Brother Barnabus L Adams 1822-1869
SIL Elizabeth Ellen Nelson Hill 1847-1888
Brother Franklin Metcalf Adams 1923-1913


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joshua Adams (1780 - 1863)
  Elizabeth Chipman Adams (1786 - 1856)
 
 Spouses:
  Sabina Ann Clark Adams (1812 - 1861)
  Editha Morgan Anderson Adams (1803 - 1877)
  Marillah Olney Adams (1833 - 1899)*
  Catherine Cunningham Adams (1838 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Nathan William Adams (1832 - 1916)*
  Joshua Adams (1833 - 1906)*
  Elizabeth Nancy Adams (1841 - 1853)*
  Joseph Smith Adams (1847 - 1917)*
  Arza Quincey Adams (1858 - 1859)*
  James Arza Adams (1859 - 1860)*
  Elizabeth Ellen Adams Robinson (1860 - 1948)*
  John Olney Adams (1861 - 1932)*
  Alva Barnabus Adams (1862 - 1928)*
  Charles Franklin Adams (1862 - 1862)*
  Beulah Adams Rhodes (1863 - 1897)*
  Lucy Ann Adams Ambrose (1864 - 1960)*
  Agnes Adams (1865 - 1866)*
  Alvin Francis Adams (1865 - 1942)*
  Alexander Adams (1866 - 1925)*
  Mary Adeline Adams (1868 - ____)*
  Margaret Ann Adams Mulliner (1869 - 1926)*
  Moroni Adams (1870 - ____)*
  Phebe Adams (1870 - 1921)*
  Mary Adams Andersen (1872 - 1959)*
  Isabell Adams Householder (1874 - 1905)*
  Daniel Erwin Adams (1876 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arza Matson Adams (1804 - 1889)
  Alvah Adams (1805 - 1884)*
  Barnabas Lothrope Adams (1822 - 1869)*
  Franklin Metcalf Adams (1823 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
American Fork Cemetery
American Fork
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: E-233-2
GPS (lat/lon): 40.39042, -111.79746
 
Maintained by: RememberThem
Originally Created by: Wes & Debi Grossnickle
Record added: Oct 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16143652
Arza Matson Adams
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