Joseph Smith Adams

14 December 1846–28 July 1917 (Age 70)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Adams was born on 14 December 1846, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Arza Matson Adams, was 42 and his mother, Sabina Clark, was 34. He married Karen Caroline Hansen on 8 March 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 July 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Adams
1846–1917
Karen Caroline Hansen
1848–1934
Marriage: 8 March 1869
Sabina Ann Adams
1869–1900
Mary Ellen Adams
1871–1874
Julia Adams
1873–1961
Joseph Franklin Adams
1876–1930
Maude Adams
1878–1960
Orpha Elzetta Adams
1881–1963
Warren Barnabas Adams
1883–1946
Inger Dot Adams
1885–1966
Stephen Reno Adams
1888–1950
Leonard Alphonzo Adams
1892–1980

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1847
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Adam
    Addams

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    The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

    When Joseph Smith Adams was born on 14 December 1846, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Arza Matson Adams, was 42 and his mother, Sabina Clark, was 34. He married Karen Caroline Han …

    Sources (24)

    • Joseph Adams, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph Adams in entry for Leonard Alfonzo Adams and Agnes Wilmina Madsen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Joseph S Adams in entry for Warren Barnalus Adams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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