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John Adams and
Margaret Wiggill Adams

Chief Mountain Country
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John Adams was born July 29, 1866 in Layton, Utah. His wife, Margaret (Wiggill) Adams was born October 22, 1865 in Layton, Utah. For 10 years after their marriage, the family lived in Layton, Utah.

In May 1898, with teams and two covered wagons, they started for Canada. Four wagons made up the convoy. Arthur Green was the teamster for the second Adams wagon. The other two wagons were owned and driven by Henry Talbot and Eli Wiggill. Thirty head of horses were driven along with the convoy. The route they followed took them through Brigham City, Logan, Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Butte, and Helena (where mud was up to the wheels in the streets, and the horses decided to follow the board sidewalks which crowded the pedestrians into the doorways of the buildings).

They had four children when they came to Canada; Five more children were born in Canada.

The family first lived at Aetna, then Milk River Ridge, and then Kimball. In 1918 they moved to Babb, Montana then later to Browning, Montana.

John owned and ran a threshing machine, and owned a dance hall at Kimball. Later he gave this hall to the L.D.S. Church as part of Del Bonita Church.

John Adams died May 2, 1937 and his wife, Margaret died January 19, 1944 at Polson, Montana. Both are buried in Utah.

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