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Joshua Adams
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1833
Bathurst
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Feb. 22, 1906
American Fork
Utah County
Utah, USA

1906 Utah Death Certificate

Joshua Adams age 73
"He was the father of thirty-two children"

1839 Emigrated Canada to Missouri

1844
"came to Nauvoo"

1848 Immigration
Joshua Adams, age 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Place: Utah
Source Publication Code: 1132.7
Primary Immigrant: Adams, Joshua
Carter, Kate B., "Pioneers of 1848."
Vol. 9 (1948), Page. 469.


1849
"to Utah in 1849. settling in Mill Creek."

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

1850
"After one year there [Mill Creek] he came to American Fork"

1860 Census Lake City, Utah, Utah
Joshua Adams 26, farmer
Lydia [Thornton] Adams 29, wife
Mary [Bathgate] Adams 16, wife
Joshua Adams 5
Lydia A Adams 3
Amos Adams 1
Jas Kettle 14

1870 Census Pleasant Grove, Utah Terr
Joshua Adams 36, farmer
Mary [Hoggard] Adams 25 [married July 1862]
Orpha Adams 7
Nathan Adams 5
Emily Adams 2
Cynthia Adams 1
Mary [Bathgate] Adams 25, wife b. Scotland
Mary Agnes Adams 8
Lydia Ermina Adams 3
Margaret Elzetta Adams 1

1880 Census American Fork, Utah
Joshua Adams 46, farmer and stock raiser
Lydia M. [Thornton] Adams 49
Amos Adams 21
Sabina Adams 14
Melissa Adams 12
Joseph Adams 9
Living on Adams Street

1900 Census American Fork, Utah
Lydia Thornton 69
Joshua Adams 66
Living next to son Joseph Adams

1902 American Fork, Utah
Farmer's Protective Association.
February 13, 1902
S. D. Chipman, president
Geo. A Varney, secretary
Geo. T Knight, assistant secretary
Joshua Adams, treasurer

1906 Death Notice American Fork
Demise of Joshua Adams
Veteran and Pioneer Closes Honored
Career at Seventy-Three.

1906 Obituary American Fork, Utah County
Demise of Joshua Adams
Veteran and Pioneer Closes Honored Career at Seventy-Three
Feb. 23--
After an illness of only three days, Joshua Adams, one of the three first settlers of American Fork, died yesterday afternoon.

Joshua Adams was born at Bathurst, Bathurst county Canada, Sept. 26, 1833. He was the son of Arza and Sabina Clark Adams. His father's family was among the first to accept the faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Canada. They emigrated to Missouri in 1839. Mr. Adams was baptized into the Church in 1843, when but 10 years of age.

He knew the Prophet Joseph Smith well and at one time heard the Prophet preach to the Iowa Indians in their own tongue. He was working the fields nearby when the Prophet Joseph was assassinated by the mob at Carthage jail and it was his father who carried the first news of the [Prophet's] death to the Saints in Nauvoo.

Mr. Adams came with his father's family to Utah in 1849, locating on Mill creek, near Salt Lake City. One year later, they with two other families, moved to American Fork. These three families being the first settlers to locate at this place.

Deceased had always been a strong, healthy man until two years ago, when his health began to fail, but he was not compelled to go to his bed until three days before his death. He was always a kind friend and a good neighbor, always answering to the call of those in need.

He held many Church offices, from Deacon to High Priest. He was the husband of three wives, one of whom, Mary Hoggard Adams, survives him. Mr. Adams was the father of 32 children, 11 boys and 21 girls, 20 of whom are still living. At the present time there are 69 living grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

During the early days in Utah when the Indians were so troublesome to the white settlers, Mr. Adams was one of the first to volunteer his services in defense of the scattered settlements, and served through several years.

Aside from his grandchildren and children, he leaves two brothers and two sisters, one of each of whom live in American Fork.

The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Monday in the First ward chapel.

Utah, Deseret News, Saturday
24 February 1906, page 11.


Death Notice
Death of Joshua Adams
Resident of Utah Since 1849, and One of the First Settlers of American Fork...
Salt Lake Herald 1906-02-24, page 3.

1906 Burial American Fork, Utah
Burial of Joshua Adams
Large Concourse of Citizens Pay Tribute to Memory of the Departed
American Fork. Feb 26--
About 700 friends and relatives assembled in the First ward meeting house this afternoon to pay their last respects to the memory of the late Pioneer Joshua Adams, who answered the last roll call last Thursday evening. The pulpit and railings were draped in mourning and the floral offerings were profuse. Bishop James T Gardner conducted the services.
A number of speakers made addresses in which each of them paid tribute to the integrity and honesty of the departed. A large number of carriages followed the remains to the cemetery, where the last sad rites were observed.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Arza Matson Adams (1804 - 1889)
  Sabina Ann Clark Adams (1812 - 1861)
 
 Spouses:
  Lydia Thornton Adams (1830 - 1901)
  Mary Bathgate Adams (1844 - 1901)*
  Mary Hoggard Adams (1843 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Joshua Alexander Adams (1855 - 1897)*
  Amos Griswold Adams (1860 - 1942)*
  Mary Agnes Adams Cunningham (1862 - 1947)*
  Orpha Adams (1863 - 1876)*
  Nathan Adams (1865 - 1913)*
  Lydia Ermina Adams (1866 - 1881)*
  Charity Melissa Adams Anderson (1867 - 1964)*
  Emily Adams Kelly (1867 - 1943)*
  Margaret Elzetta Adams Edmunds (1869 - 1951)*
  Cynthia Adams Okey (1869 - 1936)*
  Joseph Smith Adams (1870 - 1953)*
  James Hoggard Adams (1871 - 1946)*
  Beulah Adams Robinson (1872 - 1954)*
  Bertha Adams (1873 - 1878)*
  George Adams (1873 - 1956)*
  Mary E. Adams Robinson (1874 - 1956)*
  Cenith Adams Lott (1874 - 1921)*
  Julia A. Adams (1876 - 1877)*
  Ellen Adams Hitesman (1877 - 1935)*
  Lucy Ann Adams Harrington (1878 - 1899)*
  Susan Adams Lewis (1879 - 1974)*
  Zina Adams Wilkins (1881 - 1967)*
  Leonard Ellsworth Adams (1883 - 1959)*
  Arza Ebenezer Adams (1883 - 1940)*
  Alfred Franklin Adams (1885 - 1969)*
  Barnabus Adams (1887 - 1887)*
 
 Siblings:
  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)**
  Alvin Francis Adams (1865 - 1942)**
  Agnes Adams (1865 - 1866)**
  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)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
American Fork Cemetery
American Fork
Utah County
Utah, USA
 
Maintained by: RememberThem
Originally Created by: Wes & Debi Grossnickle
Record added: Oct 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16151275
Joshua Adams
Added by: Chrystal Hornbuckle
 
Joshua Adams
Added by: Wes & Debi Grossnickle
 
Joshua Adams
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Added by: John Warnke (inactive)
 
 
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- Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada.
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