Arza Matson Adams

Male22 January 1804–15 April 1889

Brief Life History of Arza Matson

When Arza Matson Adams was born on 22 January 1804, in Delta, Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, Joshua Adams, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Chipman, was 17. He married Sabina Clark on 23 March 1831, in Augusta, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1897 and United States in 1930. He died on 15 April 1889, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arza Matson Adams
Catherine Cunningham
Marriage: 7 March 1857
James Arza Adams
Elizabeth Ellen Adams
Charles Franklin Adams
Beulah Adams
Agnes Adams
Alvin Adams
Alexander Adams
Lucey Adams
Margaret Ann Adams
Phoebe Adams
Mary Adams
Isabell Adams
Daniel Erwin Adams

Sources (86)

  • Arza Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Arza Adams in entry for Mrs. Isabel Householder, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Carl Andersen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 8

    Missouri Territory was organized from part of the Louisiana Territory on June 4, 1812.


    Age 23

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    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


    Arza Adams was born Jan. 22, 1804 in the District of Johnstown County of Leeds Township of Bastard, Canada. He was the oldest son of Joshua Adams and Elizabeth Chipman who were married in Augusta Cou …

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