1820 - 1909 (89 years)
||Lorin Freeman FARR  |
- 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 Apr 1820
||Waterford, Caledonia Co., Vermont 
||Son of Winslow Farr and Olive Hovey Freeman 
||25 Sep 1909
||Ogden, Weber Co., Utah 
||Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah 
||11 Jan 2020 |
||Mary Ann BINGHAM, b. 1 Apr 1820, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont , d. 25 Sep 1893, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah (Age 73 years) |
||2 Dec 1854
||Ogden, Weber Co., Utah [1, 2]
||11 Jan 2020 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Lorin Freeman Farr, Sr.|
Lorin is the son of Winslow Farr and Olive Hovey Freeman.
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