Lorin Freeman FARR

Lorin Freeman FARR

Male 1820 - 1909  (89 years)

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  • Name Lorin Freeman FARR  [2
    • Son of Winslow Farr and Olive Hovey Freeman

      Married - Nancy Bailey Chase, 1 Jan 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

      Children - Enoch Farr, Julia Farr, Sarah Farr, Tirzah Farr, Ezra Farr, Lorin Farr, Newton Farr, Diana Farr, Isabell Farr, Mary Belinda Farr

      Married - Sarah Giles, 26 Jul 1851, Ogden, Weber, Utah

      Children - Joseph Farr, Thomas Farr, Marcus Farr, Sarah Mariah Farr, Roxanna Farr, Winslow Giles Farr, Rachel Amelia Farr, Lenora Farr, Hiram Farr

      Married - Olive Ann Jones, 28 Feb 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

      Children - Laertus Farr, Valasco Farr, Olive Ann Farr, Ellen Farr, Merlin Jones Farr, David Farr, Asael Farr

      Married - Mary Ann Bingham, 2 Dec 1854, Ogden, Weber, Utah

      Children - Willard Farr, Erastus Farr, Isaac Farwell Farr

      Married - Nicoline Erickson, 29 Jan 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

      Children - Lorenzo Erickson Farr, Anna Laura Farr, John Farr, Elnora Farr, Elijah Freeman Farr, Mary Louena Farr

      Married - Clara Jane Bates, 8 Mar 1901, Ogden, Weber, Utah

      LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p. 749

      Farr, Lorin, first president of the Weber Stake of Zion, is the son of Winslow Farr and Olive Hovey Freeman, and was born July 27, 1820, in the town of Waterford, Caledonia county, Vermont.

      When he was eight years old, his parents moved north into the town of Charleston, Orleans county, Vermont where his father bought a farm. In the spring of 1832, when Lorin was eleven years of age, the family, for the first time, heard the gospel preached by Orson Pratt and Lyman E. Johnson. Although but eleven years of age Lorin's mind was prepared to receive the testimony of these servants of God, so he was baptized by Lyman E. Johnson, in Clide river, near his father's house, and confirmed by Orson Pratt.

      In the fall of 1837, Father Farr, who with his family had joined the Church, sold his farm and moved to Kirtland, Ohio. In the spring of 1838, Lorin started for Far West, Mo., where he arrived May 1st, and made his home with the Prophet Joseph Smith. He passed through most of the persecutions heaped upon the Saints in Missouri, and when they were driven from the State, he went to Quincy, and in the spring of 1840 settled in Nauvoo, Ill.

      In the spring of 1843 he was called upon a mission, by the Prophet Joseph, to the Middle and Eastern States, with the instruction to go wherever the spirit led him He was performing this duty when the sad news of the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph and Patriarch Hyrum reached him. Elder Farr remained in the field, comforting and strengthening the Saints, until late in November, 1844, when he returned to Nauvoo.

      Jan. 1, 1845, he was married to Miss Nancy B. Chase, by Pres. Brigham Young. Elder Farr was with the Saints during all their troubles in Nauvoo and assisted in building the Temple. In the spring of 1847, he prepared to go to Great Salt Lake valley, where he arrived Sept. 20th of that year.

      He lived in Salt Lake City till the spring of 1850, when he was called by Pres. Brigham Young to go to Ogden to preside over the Saints in the northern part of the Territory. The following year (1851), when the Weber Stake of Zion was organized, Elder Farr was called and set apart as the president of the Stake. This position he held until 1870, when he was called on a mission to Europe, where he remained until 1871.

      Elder Farr has served as mayor of Ogden city for many terms; he also represented Weber county in the Territorial legislature from the organization of the Territory until he was disfranchised, excepting one year while on his mission to Europe. He is a public spirited man and has done much for the advancement of the kingdom of God and the commonwealth. (See also Tullidge's History, Vol. 2, Bio. 172.)

      Utah Death Certificate [1]
    Born 1 Apr 1820  Waterford, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of Winslow Farr and Olive Hovey Freeman Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 25 Sep 1909  Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I97008  Main Tree
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 

    Family 1 Nancy Bailey CHASE,   b. 1823,   d. 1892  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1845  Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F36581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah GILES,   b. 1831,   d. 1892  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1851  Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F36668  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Olive Ann JONES,   b. 1829,   d. 1914  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1852  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F36696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Mary Ann BINGHAM,   b. 1 Apr 1820, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1893, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1854  Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F36548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Nicoline ERICKSON,   b. 1837,   d. 1915  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1857  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F36708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Clara Jane BATES,   b. 1854,   d. 1902  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1901  Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F36820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Lorin Freeman Farr, Sr.
    Lorin Freeman Farr, Sr.
    Lorin is the son of Winslow Farr and Olive Hovey Freeman.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S11061] Find A Grave: Bio of Lorin Freeman Farr, Sr.

    2. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.