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Adams, Arza, 1804-1889



  • Existence: 1804-1889

Biographical History

Arza Adams (1804-1889) was a Mormon pioneer in Utah.


Adams, Effie W. Arza Adams, chronicle of a pioneer, 1999: p. 34 (b. Jan. 22, 1804) p. 166 (d. Apr. 15, 1889)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Arza Adams affidavit

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 971
Scope and Contents Holograph document and statement of damages amounting to $775 sustained in the war with Chief Walker and his Utes due to Indian activities in Utah County, Utah in 1853.
Dates: 1855

Arza Adams autobiographies and diaries

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3260
Scope and Contents Photocopies of microfilm copies of handwritten diaries. Adams joined the Mormon Church in 1836 and served as missionary for that faith in Canada. He moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, and worked on the Nauvoo Temple. He came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1849.
Dates: approximately 1840-1858

Arza Adams diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 729
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries in four volumes. Also included are photocopies of the materials. Adams mentions his youth and starts his diaries in 1830. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1836 and subsequently lived in Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa, and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1849.
Dates: 1830-1844

Biographical sketch of Arza Adams

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3281
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Anderson writes about her father, Arza Adams. Adams was born in 1804, he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to New York state. He suffered persecutions with the Mormons in Missouri, igrated to Salt Lake Valley in 1848, and participated in the settling of American Fork, Utah. He died in 1889.
Dates: approximately 1930