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Birthplace: Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont
Death: Died in Hot Springs, Weber,Utah
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About Lorin Farr

Wikpedia Biographical Summary:

"...Lorin Farr (July 25, 1820 – January 12, 1909) was a Mormon pioneer and the first mayor of Ogden, Utah.

Farr was born in Waterford, Vermont. He was a son of Winslow Farr..."

"...He also served as the first mayor of Ogden, a member of the Utah Territorial Legislature and in 1870 to 1871 served as a missionary in the British Isles.

Farr was the father of many children. Among these was Sarah Farr, who was a wife of apostle John Henry Smith and the mother of George Albert Smith, who became the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Lorin Farr', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 November 2010, 19:17 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lorin_Farr&oldid=396559167> [accessed 21 January 2011]

Additional Sources:

Esshom, Frank; Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah; Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company; Published 1913; Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biographical Summary:

LORIN FARR

Mary's third husband, Lorin Farr, son of Winslow Farr and Olive Hovey Freeman, was born in Waterford, Vermont, 27 July 1820. He was also a member of Daniel Spencer's Company. He took Mary as his fourth (polygamous) wife in Salt Lake City, 2 December 1854 (or 1853). By this union, Mary had three sons, all born in Ogden: (1) Willard, born 5 July 1856, married Mary Ballantyne and Mary Ann Ronney; died in Pheonix, Maricopa, Arizona, 18 November 1951; (2) Erastus, born 14 May 1859, died 28 June 1859; (3) Isaac Farwell, born in Ogden, 23 May 1860; married Isabel Poulter in Salt Lake, 23 February 1882; died in Ogden, 8 March 1935. Lorin Farr was first president of Weber stake and president of the high priests' quorum in 1850-51. He erected the first grist and saw mills in Weber county; was a member first territorial legislature from Weber county, and represented Box Elder county from the time of the organization of the territory until 1887. He was the first mayor of Ogden 1851-70 (re-elected in 1877) and served on a mission to Europe in 1870. Prominent in the building of railroads, he supervised the grading of the Central Pacific line for two hundred miles west of Ogden and also the construction of the Utah Northern from Ogden to Brigham City. Lorin had five wives in all: Nancy B. Chase (1 January 1845) by whom he had eleven children; Sarah Giles (26 July 1851), nine children; Olive Ann Jones (28 February 1852), seven children; Mary; and Nicheline Erickson (29 January 1857), six children. He died in Ogden, 12 January 1909.

Born July 27, 1820 in Waterford, Caledonia County, Connecticut.

Parents were WINSLOW FARR and OLIVE HOVEY FREEMAN.

Married NANCY BAILEY CHASE on January 1, 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. She was born January 27, 1823 in Bristol, Addison County, Vermont; and died September 10, 1892 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Her parents were EZRA CHASE and TIRZAH WELLS.

Married SARAH GILES on July 26, 1851 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. She was born January 1, 1831 in Merthyr, Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales; and died February 26, 1892 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Her parents were THOMAS GILES and MARIAH DAVIS.

Married OLIVE ANN JONES on February 28, 1852 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. She was born June 1, 1829 in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut; and died December 19, 1914 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Her parents were MERLIN JONES and ROXANNA IVES.

Married MARY BINGHAM on December 2, 1854 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. She was born April 1, 1820 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont; and died September 25, 1893 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Her parents were ERASTUS WILLARD BINGHAM and LUCINDA GATES. Mary was previously married to ELIJAH NORMAN FREEMAN. Her brother was ERASTUS WILLARD BINGHAM, Jr..

Married NICHOLINE ERICKSEN on January 29, 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. She was born September 22, 1837 in Fredrickstadt, Onso, Norway; and died April 7, 1915 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Her parents were NILS ERICKSEN and OLEANE MARIE OLSEN.

Died January 12, 1909 in Hot Springs, Weber County, Utah.

Lorin and his wives are all buried in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

CHILDREN WITH NANCY BAILEY CHASE

ENOCH FARR, born December 28, 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois; died June 30, 1914 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married MARY ELIZABETH EGGLESTON on October 20, 1866 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

JULIA FARR, born April 1, 1848 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; died May 14, 1851.

SARAH FARR, born October 30, 1849 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; died February 4, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Married JOHN HENRY SMITH on October 20, 1866 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

TIRZAH FARR, born May 3, 1852 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died October 23, 1946 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married JOHN FRANKLIN GAY on January 19, 1869 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

LORIN FARR, born February 21, 1854 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died October 8, 1928.

EZRA FARR, born February 21, 1854 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died December 15, 1933 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married ELVERETTA KAY on Paril 9, 1877 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

NEWTON FARR, born May 31, 1856 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died June 16, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Married MARTHA DAVIS on October 19, 1822 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

DIANA FARR, born April 5, 1858 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died August 27, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Married BENJAMIN ERASTUS RICH on December 27, 1877 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

DIANTHA FARR, born April 5, 1858 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died October 30, 1858.

ISABELLE FARR, born March 3, 1861 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died April 21, 1936. Married HEBER JOHN SEARS on July 16, 1884.

MARY BELINDA FARR, born October 16, 1863 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died July 21, 1864.

CHILDREN WITH SARAH GILES

JOSEPH FARR, born August 7, 1852 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died November 20, 1939 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married SALLY MARIA PORTER on December 7, 1874 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

THOMAS FARR, born March 16, 1854 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died September 28, 1936 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married AMANDA JANE BADGER on September 11, 1879 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

MARCUS FARR, born April 2, 1856 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died April 7, 1934 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married CAROLINE JOSEPHINE BALLANTYNE on February 2, 1882 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

SARAH MARIAH FARR, born March 30, 1858 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died November 10, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Married RICHARD JAMES TAYLOR on August 7, 1876 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

ROXANA FARR, born February 3, 1860 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died February 5, 1927.

WINSLOW GILES FARR, born May 9, 1862 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died January 6, 1914 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Married MARY HANNAH WILLIAMS in Logan, Cache County, Utah. Married CLARA FRY on July 18, 1906 in Logan, Cache County, Utah.

RACHEL AMELIA FARR, born November 24, 1864 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died December 10, 1953. Married FRED PACKARD on October 11, 1883 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

LENORA FARR, born March 22, 1867 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died July 25, 1954 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married THOMAS PARDOE III on December 10, 1883 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

HYRUM FARR, born February 15, 1870 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died June 19, 1870 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

CHILDREN WITH OLIVE ANN JONES

LAERTES FARR, born January 23, 1853 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died December 6, 1928 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

VALASCO FARR, born August 29, 1855 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died December 12, 1937 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married DIANA DAVIS FIFE on February 24, 1881 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

OLIVE ANN FARR, born August 3, 1857 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died May 1, 1866 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

ELLEN FARR, born October 25, 1859 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died May 6, 1866 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

MERLIN JONES FARR, born February 4, 1862 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died May 2, 1866 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

DAVID FARR, born April 5, 1864 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died January 4, 1943 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

ASAHEL FARR, born October 17, 1866 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died October 6, 1961 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married GEORGENA JULIA DRAKE on March 14, 1888 in Logan, Cache County, Utah.

CHILDREN WITH MARY BINGHAM

WILLARD FARR, born July 5, 1856 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died November 18, 1951 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Married MARY ELIZABETH BALLANTYNE on October 13, 1877 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married MARY ANN "MINNIE" ROMNEY on April 29, 1886 in Logan, Cache County, Utah.

ERASTUS FARR, born May 14, 1859 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died June 28, 1859.

ISAAC FARWELL FARR, born May 23, 1860 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died March 8, 1935 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married ISABELLE POULTER on February 23, 1882 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

CHILDREN WITH NICHOLINE ERICKSEN

LORENZO ERICKSON FARR, born October 25, 1858 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died September 24, 1915 in Lake Tahoe, Placer County, California. Married MINNIE WOODMANSEE on March 23, 1882 in Logan, Cache County, Utah.

ANNA LAURA FARR, born April 10, 1861 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died May 11, 1950. Married WINFIELD SCOTT HARRIS on September 30, 1880.

JOHN FARR, born January 4, 1863 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died October 26, 1958 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Married RACHEL ANN WITTEN on December 20, 1882.

ELNORA FARR, born April 2, 1865 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died July 23, 1844 in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. Married JAMES WOTHERSPOON on October 26, 1883 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

ELIJAH FREEMAN FARR, born December 28, 1867 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died May 27, 1906.

MARY LOUENA FARR, born March 22, 1870 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah; died April 30, 1972 in San Diego, California. Married GEORGE WILLIAM DRIVER on September 11, 1889 in Logan, Cache County, Utah.

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Lorin Farr's Timeline

1820
July 27, 1820
Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont
1832
May 19, 1832
Age 11
1845
December 16, 1845
Age 25
December 28, 1845
Age 25
Nauvoo, Hancock,Illinois
1846
January 1, 1846
Age 25
Nauvoo, IL, USA
1848
April 1, 1848
Age 27
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
1849
October 30, 1849
Age 29
Salt Lake City, Utah
1852
February 28, 1852
Age 31
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
May 3, 1852
Age 31
Ogden, UT, USA
August 7, 1852
Age 32
Ogden, UT, USA