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Layton in Davis County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Elias Adams

Settler of East Layton

 
 
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By Andrew Johnson, May 1, 2019
1. Elias Adams Marker
Inscription.  Born 18 Feb 1792, Vermont. Died 17 Feb 1886, Layton, Utah.
Married Almira Cadwell 1823 and had 7 children.
Married Malinda Railey 1837 and had 7 children.
Elias was a War of 1812 veteran serving in Colonel Forsyth's regiment of riflemen and wounded three times in battle. He entered Utah Territory in 1850 settling Layton's east bench. He cut logs for his cabin from Adams Canyon. In 1852 Elias and his sons built a dam for the first irrigation reservoir in the mountain west seen northwest of this site.
 
Erected 2015 by Kevin Christensen.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 41° 3.987′ N, 111° 54.498′ W. Marker is in Layton, Utah, in Davis County. Marker can be reached from North Eastside Drive (U.S. 89), on the right when traveling north. Marker is at a switchback on Adams Canyon Trail approximately 580 feet along the trail east of the trailhead. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Layton UT 84040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Pilling Adams Cabin
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By Andrew Johnson, May 1, 2019
2. Elias Adams Marker
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); The Weinel Mill (approx. 2.6 miles away); Stage Coach Station (approx. 3 miles away); The Walter Grover Historic Rock Home (approx. 5.3 miles away); Historical Wilcox Cabin (approx. 8.2 miles away); Syracuse First Social Center (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Old Emigrant Road (approx. 8.4 miles away); John Moses Browning Home (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Adams and Holmes Reservoirs image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Johnson, May 1, 2019
3. Adams and Holmes Reservoirs
Two reservoirs are visible northwest of the marker. In this photograph Adams reservoir is on the left, and Holmes reservoir is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2019, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2019, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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