Orson Bennett Adams

9 Mar 1815 - 4 Feb 1901

Orson Bennett Adams (1815-1901) was born 9 Mar. 1815 in Alexander, Genesee Co., New York. He was the son of Elisha Bennett Adams and Asenetha Camp. He married Susann Smith on 20 Mar. 1836 in Morgan Co., Illinois; participated in plural marriage. He was mentioned by Wilford Woodruff in his journal on 5 May 1867 in the context of a Church meeting and hosted Wilford overnight on 7 May 1867 in Harrisburg, Kane Co., Utah Territory. He died 4 Feb. 1901 in Leeds, Washington Co., Utah.

Orson Bennett Adams (LHVW-QMG), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 8 Apr. 2024). Orson Bennett Adams, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/orson-bennett-adams, accessed 8 Apr. 2024). "Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 8 Apr. 2024); Orson B. Adams, death, 4 Feb. 1901, Leeds, Washington Co., Utah; citing Utah, Division of State Archives, Military Records Section, image 389/690; DGS 4236721. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Nauvoo Seventies list / compiled by Nauvoo Restoration,” entry for Orson B. Adams, p. 3, image 13/308, M270 N314 199-? v. 1-3; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org, accessed 10 Apr. 2024). "Seventy Quorum Membership, 1835-1846," database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 8 Apr. 2024); Orson Bennett Adams, death, 1901; citing Harvey B. Black, 1996. "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 8 Apr. 2024); Orson B. Adams and Susan Smith, 20 Mar. 1836, Morgan Co., Illinois, p. 40; citing Morgan Co., Illinois, County Clerk, “Marriage index, 1827-1939 ; Marriage record, 1827-1943,” image 649/1004; DGS 7619742. "Sealings of couples, living and by proxy, 1851-1889," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Jun. 2024); Orson Bennett Adams and Susann Smith, 12 May 1852, Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 43, line 546; citing Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Endowment House; microfilm 183393.