Barnabas Lathrop Adams was born 28 August 1812 in Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada to Joshua Adams (1780-1863) and Elizabeth Chipman (1786-1856) and died 2 June 1869 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Julia Ann Banker (1826-1915) 23 June 1846 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. He married Hannah Gove Chase (1834-1897) 16 November 1856 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He married Elizabeth Ellen Nelson (1847-1888) 1 June 1865 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

Early LDS Pioneer if first wagon company to settle Salt Lake Valley in 1847

Vital Stats


Adams, Barnabas L. – (2nd Ten) Born Aug. 28, 1812, near Perth, Upper Canada, of Vermont parentage and was converted to the Church at age 23. He came to Missouri with the "Canada Camp," under Elder John E. Page. In 1846, he married Julia Ann Banker. Adams was elected for the original company and became a night guard over the animals. Once hired to float logs down the Mississippi River from Iowa to St. Louis, Mo., he used his experience during river fordings. After crossing the plains with Brigham Young's company in 1847, he immediately returned to Winter Quarters for his family. He brought his family into the Salt Lake Valley in 1848 and settled in the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Adams furnished lumber for the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the Salt Lake Theater, and other public buildings. In 1869, he injured himself internally while lifting the bed of a wagon and died June 2, 1869, at age 56, leaving a large family. Source : 1847 Mormon Pioneer

Marriage & Family

1st Marriage Julia Banker

  1. Julia Thankful Adams (1847-1900) - md Thomas Quayle
  2. Asenath Ann Adams (1848-1900) - md James Kiskadden
  3. Barnabas Lathrop Adams (1850-1889) - md Edna Searle
  4. Platt Newcomb Adams (1853-1854) - died young
  5. Daniel Hanmer Adams (1855-1900) - md Rebecca Tanner
  6. Joseph Arza Adams (1857-1882) - md Eliza Ashworth
  7. Hyrum Banker Adams (1859-1900) - md Alice McReynolds
  8. Brigham Richard Adams (1862-1897) - md Margaret Tanner
  9. Beulah Evelyn Adams (1863-1959) - md Charles Crouch


Offspring of Barnabas Lathrop Adams and Julia Ann Banker (1826-1915)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Julia Thankful Adams (1847-1939)
Asenath Ann Adams (1848-1916)
Barnabas Lathrop Adams91850-1889)
Platt Newcomb Adams (1853-1854)
Daniel Hammer Adams (1855-1938)
Joseph Arza Adams (1857-1882)
Hyrum Banker Adams (1859-1922)
Brigham Richard Adams (1862-1897)
Beulah Evelyn Adams (1865-1959)
Joshua Alvah Adams (1867-1939)

Offspring of Barnabas Lathrop Adams and Hannah Gove Chase (1834-1897)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Amy Hannah Adams (1857-1941)
Sisson Almadorus Adams (1859-1931)
Ezra Chase Adams (1864-1925)
Miriam Chase Adams (1866-1945)
Phoebe Lurancy Adams (1869-1934)
Almira Chase Adams (1886-1903)

Offspring of Barnabas Lathrop Adams and Elizabeth Ellen Nelson (1847-1888)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Heber Alma Adams (1867-1932)



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