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 Mary Price <I>Howells</I> Adams

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Mary Price Howells Adams

  • Original Name Mary H.
  • Birth 14 May 1833 Bridgnorth, Shropshire Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England
  • Death 22 Dec 1873 Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA
  • Plot 3-2-6
  • Memorial ID 99958

Daughter of Job Howells and Mary Price. She married John Adams in Tooele, Utah on Sept. 14, 1857.

28 Mar 1857 2 sisters got on a Mormon ship in liverpool called the George washington destination America. Mary Price Howells had a son who was 6 years old in 1857 Herbert Erastus Howells. Mary left her son in the care of her parents back in munslow, shropsrire England. Her Husband to be and father of her son had left in 1854 to prepare a place for them in Utah. The other Sister lied about her name and age. she said her name was caroline Howells age 20, but I know it was really Margaret price Howells age 17. Margaret was engaged to a man back in England who lived close to her family in munslow, his name was Will Humphries. I suspect she lied about her name and age because she was getting away from a would be bad relationship. Or maybe her age being only 17 she was not old enough for the mormons to transport her to America. Below Mary Howells name on the ships roster appears caroline " with the " meaning howells age 20. The real caroline Howells who was 20 in 1857 would travel to america 4 years later aboard the monarch of the sea along with others in the family. and we do know that our Margaret Price Howells was in SLC by May 10, 1860 when she gave birth to her son Nelson Thompson Jr.
The george washington docked in Boston Harbor on April 20th 1857, though they did not disembark until the 23rd.The girls were in iowa city by May 1957 and on May 22 they left pushing and pulling handcarts that weighed 500 pounds. The straps left scars on Mary that lasted the rest of her life. they arrived at Salt lake City on September 12th, Mary married her sweetheart John Adams just 2 days later on September 14, 1857.
Their son Herbert Erastus joined them in 1861. children... Mary caroline was born in 1860, Margaret 1863, Thomas Edward 1868, and little Emily december 21st 1873 and died the same day. Johns sweet wife died from complications 3 days later on December 24th. If you are related please do contact me at

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  • Maintained by: Donna Rogers
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99958
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Price Howells Adams (14 May 1833–22 Dec 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99958, citing Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Donna Rogers (contributor 46623854) .