James Adams

James Adams (1783-1843) was born 24 Jan. 1783 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was the son of Parmenio Adams and Chloe. He married Harriet Denton about 1809. He was Deputy Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge and Regent of the University of Nauvoo while Wilford Woodruff was serving on the Nauvoo City Council. He died 11 Aug. 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois.


James Adams (L5ZK-97B), Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Feb. 2022). James Adams, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/james-adams, accessed 4 Feb. 2022). James Adams, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/james-adams, accessed 8 Jan. 2022).

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    June 16, 1843 ~ Friday 16th I went onto the Prairie & Planted corn & had some conversation with Br Chena concerning his dog that bit me I informed him that I should not be satisfyd unless he would kill his dog as he was dangerous & had bitten several persons June 17, 1843 ~ Saturday 17th I spent the day diging my well June 18, 1843 ~ Sunday 18th Sunday I attended meeting at the Temple Elder
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    they brought sumthing for you if so give us the news the latest Date was Nov 7th at which time Elder Turley had not arived, the Saints were mostly well, my Babe was still sick with the Ague, & one of Sister Kimballs Children also, the work was progressing General Adams at Springfield, had come to Nauvoo & was Baptized Elder O Smoot had returned home from the South. several late deaths among the Saints, Brother
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    to the prairie and made 82 rods of worm fence with stakes and riders. Just before I left I went to brother Cheney to get a drink of water and his dog bit me very badly through the calf of my leg. He was an ugly dog and had bit several persons before I was very lame for some days and the next time I went to my lot I informed Brother Cheney that I should not be satisfied unless he killed his dog as he was dangerous and in the habit of biting persons Judge
    June 25, 1843