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Adams, William, 1822-1901

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1822-1901

Biographical History

William Adams (1822-1901) was an early Mormon convert and pioneer in Utah.

Citation

Pioneer journals, 1969?: pt. 1, leaf 1 (William Adams; b. 1822 in Ireland)

Family Search, via WWW, April 14, 2005: (William Adams; b. 8 Jan. 1822; d. 30 Sep. 1901)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas Adams papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 679
Scope and Contents Holographs and printed material. Contains a journal of Adams' mission to Great Britain, 1895-1897, including newspaper clippings about Mormonism in Ireland, and records of his correspondence and missionary work. Also included are a letter changing his mission call to Great Britain, 1895, genealogical data, and family histories of his father's family, William Adams.
Dates: 1895-1897

William Adams autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 569
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. Adams came from Ireland, migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, and later to Salt Lake Valley, Utah. He also lived in Springville, Spanish Fork, Parowan, and Cedar City, Utah. Adams writes about Jacob Hamblin's efforts to convert Indians, the preparations to meet the United States Army coming to Utah in 1857 and 1858, going on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and meeting Emma Hales Smith, the wife of the first...
Dates: 1894

Book of remembrance

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2626
Scope and Contents Typewritten biographies and genealogy charts of Adams family members. The item is a compilation of family histories, diaries, and miscellaneous items. Sadie Clark is the author of many of the biographies. The materials include excerpts from the diary of William Adams (1822-1901).
Dates: approximately 1975

History of William Adams written by himself January 1894 age 72 years

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3089
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. The item is a 26 page autobiography of William Adams. Adams describes how was born in Ireland on January 8, 1822. He was raised a Protestant but joined the Mormon Church in 1842. He migrated to the United States up the Mississippi River. He settled in Nauvoo, Illinois, where he worked as a stone mason on the Nauvoo Temple. Adams was present at a meeting after the death of Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church. "I heard a voice...
Dates: 1894