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Burr Frost, Sr.

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Death: March 16, 1878 (62)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alpheus Frost and Elizabeth Frost
Husband of Caroline Frost; Eliza Frost; Mary Elizabeth Frost; Eliza Frost and Sarah Frost
Father of Samuel Triplett Frost; Isaac Frost; Albert Frost; Roselle A Frost; James Frost and 3 others
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.


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Spouses:
  • Mary Elizabeth Potter Frost (1815 - 1893)
  • Caroline Triplett Frost (1842 - 1890)*
Children:
  • 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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Burr Frost, Sr.'s Timeline

1816
March 4, 1816
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1864
October 30, 1864
Age 48
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1866
September 6, 1866
Age 50
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1868
November 23, 1868
Age 52
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1870
June 10, 1870
Age 54
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1872
May 23, 1872
Age 56
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1874
March 12, 1874
Age 58
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1876
February 9, 1876
Age 59
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1878
March 16, 1878
Age 62
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
August 3, 1878
Age 62
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States