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Agnes Adamson

Agnes Adamson

Female 1804 - 1891  (87 years)

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  • Name Agnes Adamson 
    Born 5 May 1804  Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 20 May 1804  Barony, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Port of Departure 22 May 1855  Liverpool, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Enoch Train 
    Age: 49 
    • Three children went to Utah: Archibald Adamson, John, and James. The two living daughters stayed in Scotland. A daughter of James wrote: "Many times I heard my father say, 'It’s hard to erase the vision before my eyes, when our sailing vessel pulled out of the docks and left Agnes with a baby in her arms sobbing her heart out, knowing that she may never see her loved ones again, and she never did'." [3]
    Port of Arrival 1 May 1856  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Outfitting Post 11 June 1856  Iowa City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Daniel D. McArthur Handcart Company 
    • "The Andersons were assigned to the Second Handcart Company...222 souls...under the command of Daniel D. McArthur... The first two companies 'numbered in all 497 souls, embraced 104 of the ‘S Curling’s’ Company, and their fit out was, together, 100 handcarts, 5 wagons, 24 oxen, 4 mules, 25 tents, and provisions to Florence." [3]
    Salt Lake Valley 26 Sep 1856  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 19 Aug 1891  Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Fairview Cemetery (lower)
    Notes 
    • International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Vols. I-IV. Publishers Press, 1998:

      Agnes Adamson Anderson (52), Archibald Anderson (spouse), Archibald Adamson Anderson (son)

      5 May 1804, Lightburn, Barony, Scotland
      19 Aug 1891, Fairview, Sanpete Co., Utah
      William Adamson, Agnes Baird
      26 Sep 1856, D. McArthur Handcart Company
      Archibald Anderson, 1826
      30 Mar 1869, Fairview, Sanpete Co., Utah
      10 children

      Agnes and her husband belonged to the Presbyterian Church. They met the missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1840’s, accepted the gospel, and were baptized.

      Eager to come to America and be with the Saints, Archibald came first in 1855, leaving Agnes and the family behind as there was only enough money for one person to come. On March 23, 1856, Agnes and her children were able to leave Scotland for America. After arriving in Iowa City, on May 12, 1856, they had to wait four weeks before they could commence their journey across the Plains. Agnes and her children were assigned to the Daniel McArthur Handcart Company. They pulled their cart from ten to twenty five miles a day and slept on the ground at night. They arrived in Salt Lake Valley, September 26, 1856.

      The family moved to Spanish Fork in 1857. In 1880, they moved to Fairview, Utah, which became their permanent home and the place where their ultimate dream was being fulfilled.
    Person ID I70  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2016 

    Father William ADAMSON,   b. 7 Nov 1776, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1844, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother AGNES BAIRD,   b. 24 Dec 1781, Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1799  Lightburn, Barony, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Agnes' headstone gives alternate date: 11 Dec 1799
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet

    Family Archibald Anderson,   b. 24 Sep 1805, Eastwood, Renfrew, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1869, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [8, 9
    Married 10 Dec 1826  Barony, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Anderson,   b. 14 Nov 1827, Crossmylor, Renfrew, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1830, Crossingloss, Renfrew, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     2. Margaret Armstrong Anderson,   b. 31 Aug 1829, Pollockshaw, Renfrew, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865  (Age 35 years)
     3. William Young Anderson,   b. 3 Mar 1831, Shuttlestown, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1833  (Age 2 years)
     4. Robert Anderson,   b. 24 Jul 1832, Lightburn, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1834  (Age 1 years)
     5. Agnes Anderson,   b. 24 Jul 1834, Baillieston, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1915  (Age 81 years)
    +6. Archibald Adamson Anderson,   b. 27 Mar 1836, Mary Magdin, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1892, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     7. William Young Anderson,   b. 22 Jun 1838, Baillieston, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1838  (Age 0 years)
     8. JOHN ANDERSON,   b. 28 Jul 1840, Baillieston, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1900  (Age 59 years)
     9. JAMES ANDERSON,   b. 3 Oct 1842, Garthocker, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1922, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. Jennette Anderson,   b. 1 Jan 1845, Garthocker, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1846, Garthocker, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Documents
    ANDERSON, Archibald: 1851 Scotland Census
    ANDERSON, Archibald: 1851 Scotland Census
    Parish of Old Monkland, 107 Breakead Colliary
    Arch. Anderson, Head, Mar, 45, Coal Miner, Renfrew, Eastwood (born)
    Agnefs, Wife, Mar, 46, Lanark, Barony
    Agnefs, Daug, U, 16, Lanark, Old Monkland
    Arch., Son, U, 15, Coal Miner, Lanark, Bothwell
    John, Son, U, 10, Trapper, Lanark, Old Monkland
    James, Son, U, 8, Scholar, Lanark, Barony
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    ANDERSON, ARCHIBALD SR. & AGNES
    ANDERSON, ARCHIBALD SR. & AGNES
    A digital photograph of the original on display at the Fairview Museum.
    ADAMSON, AGNES
    ADAMSON, AGNES
    A digital photograph of the original on display at the Fairview Museum.

    Headstones
    ADAMSON, AGNES (1804-1891)
    ADAMSON, AGNES (1804-1891)
    AGNES ADAMSON
    Wife of ARCHIBALD ANDERSON
    BORN May 5, 1804
    DIED Aug 19, 1891
    FROM MOTHER
    Farewell dear children now farewell
    Till we in Heaven all shall dwell.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Family Records, H. Reese Anderson.

    2. [S45] Parish Record, ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk, 622/000004.
      Agnes Adamson, 20 May 1804, William Adamson/Agnes Baird (FR1082 Child 3), U (Sex), Barony Parish
      Viewed 20 Jun 2006 by J.F.

    3. [S132] Book, Anderson Organization.

    4. [S131] Immigration Record, Ancestry.com.

    5. [S131] Immigration Record, Ancestry.com, Boston.

    6. [S67] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868, LDS.org.

    7. [S45] Parish Record, http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Banns & Marriages, 1553-1854.
      Wm Adamson married Agnes Baird on 24 Nov 1799 in Lighburn.

    8. [S13] Census, United States, Utah Territory, Sanpete, North Bend, 1860.
      Archibald Anderson, 55, Male, Farmer, Scotland, Moroni (post office)

    9. [S13] Census, Scotland, Parish of Old Monkland, 107 Breakead Colliary, 1851.
      Arch. Anderson, Head, Mar, 45, Coal Miner, Renfrew, Eastwood (born)
      Agnefs, Wife, Mar, 46, Lanark, Barony
      Agnefs, Daug, U, 16, Lanark, Old Monkland
      Arch., Son, U, 15, Coal Miner, Lanark, Bothwell
      John, Son, U, 10, Trapper, Lanark, Old Monkland
      James, Son, U, 8, Scholar, Lanark, Barony