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John Adams[1, 2, 3]

Male 1830 - 1899

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  • Birth  23 Jul 1830  Wistanstow, (Haycrest), Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Christened  15 Aug 1830  Wistanstow Parish, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 May 1899  Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6
    Buried  9 May 1899  Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID  I705  Adams, J Fred
    Last Modified  30 May 2010 

    Father  Thomas Adams,   b. Abt 1802, Haycrest, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1830 
    Mother  Margaret Williams,   c. 9 Feb 1806, Chirbury, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1873, Church Stretton, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F311  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Price Howells,   b. 14 May 1833, Hopesay, (Round Oak), Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1873, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Sep 1857  Tooele, Tooele, UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Herbert Erastus Adams,   b. 28 Aug 1851, Round Oak, Worchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1935, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. John Adams,   b. 22 Jul 1858, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1934, Oakley, Cassia, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Mary Caroline Adams,   b. 10 Oct 1860, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1938, Burley, Cassia, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Margaret Adams,   b. 8 Mar 1863, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1872, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Richard Adams,   b. 9 Jul 1865, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1933, Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Thomas Edward Adams,   b. 4 Mar 1868, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1945, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Annie Elizabeth Adams,   b. 26 Sep 1870, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1954, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Emily Adams,   b. 21 Dec 1873, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1873, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F330  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Sarah Elizabeth Elkington,   b. 26 Sep 1857, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1925, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Jan 1876  Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married by Brother Daniel a Whels

      History of Tooele County, V2, by DUP states that Sarah and John Adams were married 24 January 1876 in the Endowment House
    Children 
     1. Walter Isaac Adams,   b. 6 Feb 1877, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1941, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Sarah Agnes Adams,   b. 29 Aug 1878, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1964, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F335  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    ADAMS, John (1830) & ELKINGTON, Sarah Elizabeth (1857)
    ADAMS, John (1830) & ELKINGTON, Sarah Elizabeth (1857)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    with siblings on his trip back to England
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    House in Tooele, Utah
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    1870 - Painting of house and barn burning
    ADAMS, John (1830) & ELKINGTON, Sarah (1857)
    ADAMS, John (1830) & ELKINGTON, Sarah (1857)
    Portrait
    ADAMS, John (1830) & ELKINGTON, Sarah (1857)
    ADAMS, John (1830) & ELKINGTON, Sarah (1857)
    John, Sarah and children Agnes & Walter

    Documents
    ADAMS, John (1858) - WARBURTON, Anna Bell (1860)
    ADAMS, John (1858) - WARBURTON, Anna Bell (1860)
    Family Group sheet documented by Eulene B. Adams
    ADAMS, John (1858) - WARBURTON, Anna Bell (1860)
    ADAMS, John (1858) - WARBURTON, Anna Bell (1860)
    Family Group Sheet with Pictures
    ADAMS, John (1830) & HOWELLS, Mary Price (1833)
    ADAMS, John (1830) & HOWELLS, Mary Price (1833)
    Family Group Sheet with Pictures
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    Patriarchal Blessing by G. John Young
    ADAMS, John (1858)
    ADAMS, John (1858)
    Obituary
    ADAMS, Annie Elizabeth (1870) (Gillespie)
    ADAMS, Annie Elizabeth (1870) (Gillespie)
    Obituary
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    Death Notice
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    1932 - News article about dust and rain
    ADAMS, John (1830) - Family
    ADAMS, John (1830) - Family
    John Adams, Walter Isaac Adams, Sarah Elizabeth Elkington Adams, Agnes Adams, Isaac Elkington Adams, Annie Adams
    ADAMS, Richard (1865)
    ADAMS, Richard (1865)
    Obituary
    ADAMS, Thomas (1802) & WILLIAMS, Margaret (1806)
    ADAMS, Thomas (1802) & WILLIAMS, Margaret (1806)
    Decendents

    Headstones
    Headstone - John & Mary Adams
    Headstone - John & Mary Adams
    Tooele, Utah
    Status: Located
    ADAMS, John (1830) & HOWELLS, Mary Price (1833)
    ADAMS, John (1830) & HOWELLS, Mary Price (1833)
    Headstone located in the Tooele, Tooele, Utah Cemetary

    Histories
    ADAMS, John (1830) Autobiography
    ADAMS, John (1830) Autobiography
    Very short personal history. (3 versions) Conversion to Mormonism in England and move to Utah. List of children.
    ADAMS, Ross (1900)
    ADAMS, Ross (1900)
    A 30-page history
    ADAMS, John (1858)
    ADAMS, John (1858)
    History by his daughter Goldie
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    ADAMS, John (1830)
    History

  • Notes 
    • From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

      Info he gave to Endowment House records show: him baptized 1850
      his mother as Margaret Davies

      Was residing with widowed mother at Haycrest at time of baptism.
      Birthplace also noted as Haycrus, Shropshire, England.

      Was a farmer

      Heard of the Gospel and was baptized by Elder Richard Howells in 1851 or 52. Was working for John Beddoes at the time and stayed for 4 years. John commented that he had never worked for a better man in his life. Working for Mr. Beddoes allowed John to save money to get to America. Left home on 4th of March 1854 for America. Set sail from Liverpool on the "John M. Wood" and went to New Orleans; then up the Mississippi River to St. Louis; then up the Missouri River to Kansas City and from there to Salt Lake City with the Doctor Richardson's Company, arriving on 29 September with ox teams.

      Went to Tooele and was rebaptized March 10 by Elder John Shields. Ordained under the hands of James Benan, a member of the Forty Third quorum of Seventies. Rebaptized by Lysandars Gee in the Refamashon on March 23, 1857.
      Married to Mary Howells on 14 September by John Shields; both were endowed 18 March 1865 and married by Elder G. G. Canon.

      During the period of famine in Tooele, John was so weak from hunger that "he was required to support himself by holding on to the fences while walking down the street. As he passes the home of Henry Green, Sister Green noticed his condition and inquired if he was ill. He answered that his problem was hunger. She invited him into her house and gave him a meal of bread and milk.

      John was asigned to watch over the homes and help take care of the crops of his neighbors in Tooele who had gone to Lehi before the arrival of Johnston's Army in 1858. His principle assignment was to watch for a smoke signal which was to be lit at the point of the mountain near the south shore of the Great Salt Lake which would notify the watchman in Tooele Valley that Johnston's Army had violated the terms of their agreement to proceed peacefully through the streets of Salt Lake City, without molesting the homes or property of the Saints, and to camp outside of the city's boundaries.
      Should the smoke signal be given the men on guard were to burn everything combustible thus preventing anything of value from falling into the hands of their enemies (Gillespie, Alex R., John Adams, F 161 #6, Church Historian's Office, SLC, Utah)

      see pedigree photo, photo with 2nd wife, family portraits, photo with siblings, funeral notive, photo of headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S88] Daughters of Utah Pioneers-Lois Gillespie, History of Tooele County, P. 403,404.

    2. [S95] History Of John Adams Sr..

    3. [S55] Endowment House Records.

    4. [S90] Temple Index Bureau, EH John, 2299, Bk E, p111.

    5. [S96] CFI Parish Record, C0160 42-0495.

    6. [S95] History Of John Adams Sr., P. 403,404.

    7. [S11] Family Group Sheet.