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Burr Frost, Sr.

Birthplace: Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Alpheus Frost and Elizabeth Frost
Husband of Sarah Frost; Mary Elizabeth Frost; Eliza Frost; Caroline Frost and Eliza Frost
Brother of Mark Agustus Frost; Melissa Frost; Lydia Marie Frost; Electa Ann Frost; Charles Frost and 2 others

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About Burr Frost, Sr.

"...Frost, Burr – (7th Ten) Born March 4, 1816, at Waterbury, Conn., to Alpheus and Elizabeth Frost. A blacksmith, he welded broken iron wagon parts while on the trek west. Paid for his work in flour, bacon and other provisions, he often set up his forge on the trail and welded for other wagon trains as well. He is mentioned frequently in pioneer journals for his repairs. He set up a blacksmith shop in Salt Lake City soon after arriving. He was involved in the Iron Mission of 1849-50 and made the first nails from iron ore in the area while living in Parowan, Utah. He served a mission to Australia in 1852-54. Upon returning, he brought a group of 72 Saints from Adelaide. He later became one of the presidents of the 70th Quorum of Seventy. He died in Salt Lake City on March 16, 1878, at age 62..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html

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Birth: Mar. 4, 1816 Waterbury New Haven County Connecticut, USA Death: Mar. 16, 1878 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

A son of Alpheus and Elizabeth Frost. Burr was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Elder Albert Merrill, at Westerill, October 18, 1842, along with his wife Mary Elizabeth Potter. He did his endowment January 1, 1846 in the Nauvoo Temple, Hancock, IL. In Feb. 1847 Burr Frost was camped at Winter Quarters. When President Brigham Young lead the first group of Mormon Pioneers to Utah in 1847 Burr served as one of the two Blacksmiths for the group. Soon after his arrival in the Great Salt Lake Valley Burr Frost was appointed one of a committee to assist in the extermination of dangerous animals, snakes, etc., and was, at all times ready to protect the settlers against marauding Indians. From 1852 to 1854 he filled a mission to Melbourne, Australia. He married Mary Elizabeth Potter, August 16, 1835. They were sealed to each other on February 6, 1846 in the Nauvoo Temple, Hancock IL. They settled in the Parowan area of Southern Utah after arriving in Utah. At the time of his death, March 16, 1878, he was one of the Presidents of the 70th. Quorum of the Seventies.

Family links:

  • Mary Elizabeth Potter Frost (1815 - 1893)
  • Caroline Triplett Frost (1842 - 1890)*
  • Emeline Frost Russell (1838 - 1913)*
  • Edwin Frost (1841 - 1904)*
  • Mary Frost Palmer (1851 - 1922)*
  • Sarah Ann Frost Ensign (1853 - 1894)*
  • Henry Frost (1858 - 1920)*
  • Isaac Frost (1866 - 1942)*
  • Samuel Triplett Frost (1868 - 1944)*

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Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA Plot: UK5523

Created by: Jeffrey Kearl Record added: Jul 24, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 15025278

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March 4, 1816
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
March 16, 1878
Age 62
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA