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About Samuel Ferrin

Samuel Ferrin was born 12 November 1804 at Hebron, Grafton County, New Hampshire; son of Ebenezer Ferrin and Lydia Phelps. He lived with his family in Hebron until about 1809 or 1810, when the family moved to Orange, New York. The family then sold their land in New York and moved back to Hebron by 1812. They then sold their land again in Hebron in 1815, and started in the fall by oxcart for New York. They first settled in Sardinia, near Concord (which is now Springville), Erie County, New York. They appear on the 1830 Federal Census in Sardinia. Western New York at the time was called The Burned Over District. Sometime before the 1840 census they had moved a little further westward to Concord, Erie County, New York, which is located near the village of Springfield.

They were among the first settlers at Concord. He married (1) Olive Phidelia (Fidelia) on 1 March 1825 at Concord, Erie County, New York. She died 9 June 1830 at Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York. He married (2) Sally Clothilda Ppwell on 21 January 1833, possibly at Randolph, Cattaraugus County, New York.

In 1838 he and his wife and family moved to Lundy's Lane, Erie County, Pennsylvania. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 15 February 1841. He moved from Pennsylvania to Springfield, Illinois, where he remained until 1846, when he moved further west to Lee County, Iowa. On 5 December 1848 they moved to Indiantown, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. From there they started west and arrived in Salt Lake City on 4 October 1852.

They left Iowa on 18 July 1852 for Salt Lake in the Allen Weeks Company. The family party included Samuel Ferrin, Sally Clotilda Powell Ferrin, their son James Ferrin, and Sally's son by her previous marriage, George Josiah Marsh. George recorded in his diary: "in July the 13th 185[2] day we left Indian town and made our way to Salt Lake City. We had some little trouble with a man by the name of Bradshaw before leaving. After crossing the Mosourie [Missouri] River the colory [cholera] was quite sevear [severe.] We lost 15 out of a company of 50 wagons but thank god we were all preserved. We traveled in the large Company some 200 miles then the ten wagons that father [Samuel Ferrin] was captain over left the rest and went on. Wearrived in Salt Lake City the first of October all in good health."

He married (3) Margaret Howard, widow of McBride, on 3 MAY 1857 in Ogden, Utah. He married (4) Ann Chapman, widow of Plant, on 18 March 1860 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He married (5) Anna Plant on 24 August 1861 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He married (6) Mary HArradine (Fell) on 29 October 1864. She died in 1864. He died 24 January 1890 at Pleasant View, Weber County, Utah and was buried 26 January 1890 at North Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

Wife (1): Olive Phidelia, Born 15 August 1807 in Addison County, Vermont; daughter of John and Olive Phidelia Dudley. She married Samuel Ferrin on 1 March 1825 at Concord, Erie County, New York. She died 9 June1830 at Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York.

Children of Samuel Ferrin and Olive Phidelia:

1. Julia Phidelia Ferrin. Born 2 November 1825 at Concord, Erie County, New York. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 15 June 1841. She married (1) Palmer. She married (2) Hyrum Norton Byington. . 2. Jacob Samuel Ferrin. Born 1 June 1830 at Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 15 April 1844. He married Janetta Ann McBride on 29 March 1857. He died 19 JUL 1882.

WIFE (2): Sally Clotilda Powell. She is named Sally Powell in family records and in the Endowment House sealing records. In her own endowment record she is called Sally Ann Powell. In records of her son George she is called Sally Clotilda Powell. She was born on 29 March 1811 in Rome, Oneida County, New York; daughter of James Powell and Clotilda Madison Salisbury.

On the 4th of July in 1817, the Erie Canal was begun in Rome, New York. Rome was the center of this activity because it was the historic portage point between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek. The Erie canal was to eliminate the 1.7 mile portage over land, and greatly facilitate water passage to Lake Ontario. Though Sally would have been too young to fully appreciate the importance of this event, it would have had great significance in the lives of her family and neighbors.

Sally married (1) Josiah Marsh on 12 October 1826, probably in Randolph, Cattaraugus County, New York. Josiah died in 1831 in Randolph. She married (2) Samuel Ferrin on 21 January 1833, probably also in Randolph. She and her husband Samuel moved to Pennsylvania in 1838. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 15 February 1841. She died on 29 September 1855 at Ogden, Weber County, Utah and was buried there.

Children of Samuel Ferrin and Sally Clotilda Powell:

1. Josiah Marsh Ferrin. Born 22 January 1834 at Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County, New York. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 15 July 1844 by his father. He moved from Pottawattamie County, Iowa, to Utah in 1852. He was ordained a seventy in 1854, and became a member of the 38th quorum of seventy. He married Martha Ann Bronson (Brunson) on 10 February 1856. He was ordained a High Priest in 1857. In 1862 he settled in Ogden Valley and became one of the first settlers of Eden. He served as a member of the High Council until 1868. From 1868 to 1870 he served a successful mission to Great Britain, laboring in the Manchester and Leeds conferences. He presided for a short time over the Leeds conference.

He served as Bishop of Eden, Utah from 1877 to 1882. He was called as Bishop again in 1885 and served for 11 years. After that he moved to Ogden, where he was called to the High Council. Throughout his life he served in such civic capacities as school trustee, constable, and member of the legislature. His principal occupations were farming, saw milling, railroading, contracting, and stock raising. He had also served as a member of the Utah militia with the rank of Captain, in which capacity he saw action against the Indians. He died on 19 June 1904 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

2. James Madison Ferrin. Born 14 July 1836 at Randolph, Chautauqua County, New York. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 14 July 1844. He married Eliza Jane Lincoln on 25 December 1861. He died 8 December 1913.

3. Ebenezer Ferrin. Born 14 November 1838 at Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois. He died 10 December 1838.

4. Sarah Maria Ferrin. Born 1 December 1841 (1840 ?) at Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1850. She married Omer Call on 26 October 1855. She died 22 September 1880.

5. Moroni Ferrin. Born 7 August 1843 at Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois. He died 20 June 1844.

6. Heber Chase Kimball Ferrin. Born 4 October 1846 across the Mississippi River from Nauvoo in Lee County, Iowa. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 16 July 1854. He married Martha Jane Burns on 23 October 1868. He died 8 May 1914.

7. Brigham Young Ferrin. Born 8 January 1849 at Indiantown, Pottawatomie, Iowa. He died 17 June 1854.

8. Lydia Powell Ferrin. Born on 8 (18) March 1852 at Indiantown, Pottawatomie, Iowa. She married George William Washington Williams on 13 September 1869. She died on 15 January 1901.

Rod Morris, "Samuel Ferrin" accessed 31 January 2010.

SOURCE: Family Search.org

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Samuel Ferrin's Timeline

1804
November 12, 1804
Hebron, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA
1826
November 2, 1826
Age 21
Castile, Wyoming County, New York, United States
1830
June 1, 1830
Age 25
Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
1833
January 21, 1833
Age 28
Pennsylvania
1834
January 22, 1834
Age 29
Cherry Creek,Chautauqua,New York
1836
July 14, 1836
Age 31
Randolph, Cattaraugus, NY
1838
November 14, 1838
Age 34
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
1840
December 1, 1840
Age 36
Springfield, Sangmn, IL
1843
August 7, 1843
Age 38
Springfield, Sngmn, IL
1846
October 4, 1846
Age 41
Lee County, Iowa