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James Adams

A Sketch of James Adams' life published in the Deseret Evening News, 14 March 1914 says he arrived in Utah in 1852. However, his obituary says he arrived in 1853 with his brother. Both years are wrong! James and his older brother Hugh crossed the Atlantic on the ship John M. Wood in 1854. Both appear in the Salt Lake City Public Works account book in October that same year. Although there is no known roster of the Garn Company, Hugh appears on a compiled (though incomplete), list of the Garn company. Since James' obituary says he arrived in Utah with his brother, we have added his name as well.

His death date is confirmed by his death certificate.

Companies

Daniel Garn Company (1854)Approximate age at departure: 23

Sources

  • "James Adams, An Old Resident of Logan, Dead," Deseret Evening News, 28 Nov. 1914, 8.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • 1851 Scotland Census.
  • 1860 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1910 Utah Census
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Cemetery Inventory

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  • Ancestry.com
  • Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904-1961. Utah State Archives and Records Service.

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966

  • Source Location
  • Ancestry.com
  • Watt, Ronald G., Public Works Accounts Books Index, [1997].
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City