Charles Augustus Adams

Charles Augustus Adams (1824-1860) was born 17 Aug. 1824 in Jaffrey, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. He was the son of Thomas Adams and Sarah Sawtell. He married Sarah Selman Holder on 14 Mar. 1855. He was baptized. He served a mission to the Eastern States with Wilford Woodruff from 4 Apr. 1844 to Jan. 1845. He died 15 or 19 Nov. 1860 in Middletown, Warren Co., Ohio.


Charles Augustus Adams (GH9P-B1K), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed 26 Mar. 2021). Charles Augustus Adams, Wilford Woodruff Papers (, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). New Hampshire Registrar of Vital Statistics, “Index to Births, Early to 1900: Index to Births - Abair to Aldrich,” Charles Augustus Adams; Concord, NH; microfilm 1000480, DGS 4146218, image 288/4722. “Charles Augustus Adams,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Department, Early Church Information File, 1830–1900 (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991) card 780, microfilm 1750655, DGS 7100218, image 2523/4928, FHL. Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 1830-2008, 1840-1849, 1844 January-June, p. 15 Apr. 1844, CR 100 137, image 176/398, CHL. Lynn (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, “Vital Records, 1684-1900: Marriage Records 1854-1861 (to Diane, Thomas),” p. 33, Charles A. Adams and Sarah S. Holden, 1 Mar. 1885; Lynn Town Clerk, Lynn, MA: microfilm 1928036, DGS 4278908, image 401/1846. Charles Frederick Holder, The Holders of Holderness; A History and Genealogy of the Holder Family with Especial Reference to Christopher Holder, Head of the American Quaker Branch (self-published, 1902), p. Appendix 299.

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    the first vol of Stephens travels in Egypt, Arabia, Petrea and the Holy Land, and I was highly edifyed with it. I attended meeting in the evening Elder Wm Smith again addressed the assembly spoke of the rise & progress of the Church, coming forth of the Book of Mormon. The Saints brought forward their tithings for the Temple all of which Elder Wm Smith took to the amount of $150 dollars for the Temple and $25 or $30 dollars for his own use we ...
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    October 21, 1844 ~ Monday 21st I left Peterboro in company with Elders C. A. Adams & Stephen Foster & rode to Elder Chilon Mack son of Solomon Mack, in Gilsum N.H. 23 miles I preached in the evening at Gilsum I enjoyed myself well. I spent the night with Mr Solomon Mack 72 years of Age Brother to Lucy Smith the Mother of Joseph Smith the Prophet I ...
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    Parowan Dec 30 [18]91 President Wilford Woodruff Salt Lake City Dear Bro I have read Bro John Stevens letter of acceptance in answer to a call to go on a Mission to England I am pleased he is willing to go he is quite a modest young man has a Wife & three children I feel it will be a great blessing to him and relatives Your Bro in the Gospel Chas Adams Bp Parowan Ward ...