Joshua Adams

26 September 1833–22 February 1906 (Age 72)
Bathurst, Lanark, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Joshua

When Joshua Adams was born on 26 September 1833, in Bathurst, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, his father, Arza Matson Adams, was 29 and his mother, Sabina Clark, was 21. He married Lydia Meacham Thornton on 1 November 1854, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1853 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 22 February 1906, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Adams
Mary Ann Hoggard
Marriage: 26 July 1862
Orpha Adams
Nathan Adams
Emily Adams
Cynthia Adams
James Hoggard Adams
George Adams
Mary Elizabeth Adams
Julia A Adams
Lucy Ann Adams
Zina Adams
Leonard Ellsworth Adams
Alfred Franklin Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 July 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1834 · Zion's Camp
    Age 1
    Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 27
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Joshua Adams & Nathan Adams Travels with Alexander Williams Company (Early April to May 1853) from San Bernadino, CA to Utah

    Seven people traveled in this small company from San Bernardino, California, to Utah with 2 wagons, 8 mules, and 6 horses. Not known why Joshua and Nathan Adams were with them, though other family sou …

    Sources (97)

    • Joshua Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joshua in entry for James Adams and Hazel Richins Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joshua Adams in entry for Cenith Lott, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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