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Martha Ann Elizabeth Adams
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Birth: Sep., 1850
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1852
Nebraska, USA

Infant daughter of William Brittan Adams and Martha Ann Smith Utley.

This little girl's third given name is the first given name of her maternal grandmother. Her own mother had taken the maiden name of her mother as a third given name - a common practice of the era.

The illness and death of this little one, alongside the Mormon Trail near Loup Fork Crossing in Nebraska, is related in her mother's biography which is partially extracted from 1852 Trail Journals of the Allen Weeks Ox Train Company, in which they were traveling.

Tiny Martha's father was Captain of one of the divisions within the Company of LDS Church members immigrating to the Salt Lake Valley in Utah Territory:

"[July] 24 At 7 o clock A.M. the cannon was fired in commemoration of the arrival of the pioneers in G.S.L. valley. Mrs. Amelia Robisons child [Valetta P. Robison] died this morning & was buried, about 11 o clock A.M. came to some ponds where we watered the cattle and rested till 3 P.M. took in wood & water, about 6 P.M. we came to a beautiful camping ground with wood & water. Capt. W[illiam]. B[ritton]. Adams child was sick. Cap. Wicks called a meeting of the Captains this evening and agreed to have a meeting at 9 oclock A.M. tomorrow.

25 Sunday. 9 A.M. the bell ring and the camp came togather had a good meeting & the spirit of the Lord rested upon the people, while E[van]. M[elbourne]. Green and J. C. Little spake on order & the direction of the camp[.] The camp voted to remain till Tomorrow morning as Capt. Adams child was very sick & his wife was also attended. About 4 P.M. Capt. Adams child died."


Her mother died the next evening and her maternal grandmother, the following day. They would have been buried within 10 miles of each other, according to the various journals' timelines. Her mother was also three months pregnant with a second child.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Brittan Adams (1814 - 1861)
  Martha Ann Smith Utley Adams (1832 - 1852)
 
 Sibling:
  Frances Claudine Camelia Adams Barker (1834 - 1901)**
  Martha Ann Elizabeth Adams (1850 - 1852)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Buried near Loup Fork Crossing, Nebraska - along the Mormon Trail
 
Created by: history4sure
Record added: Jul 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113598836
 


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