• Mormon Pioneer to Utah
  • First Mayor of Ogden, Utah
  • First Stake President of Weber Stake
  • First LDS Bishop of Colonia Dublan

Biography

Lorin Farr, Sr. was born 27 July 1820 in Waterford, Caledonia County, Vermont, United States to Winslow Farr (1794-1865) and Olive Hovey Freeman (1799-1893) and died 12 January 1909 Hot Springs, Weber County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Nancy Bailey Chase (1822-1892) 1 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. He married Mary Bingham (1820-1893) 1 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.

Lorin Farr [1] was a Mormon pioneer and the first mayor of Ogden, Utah.

Farr was born in Waterford, Vermont. He was a son of Winslow Farr and the brother of Winslow Farr, Jr., who later became the first Latter Day Saint bishop of Colonia Dublán, Mexico.[2][3]

When he was eleven, Lorin Farr joined the LDS church after being introduced to it by Orson Pratt and Lyman E. Johnson. Farr's baptism was performed by Johnson.

The Farr family moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1837 and then to Missouri in 1838, and to Nauvoo, Illinois after that. In 1843 and 1844, Farr served as a missionary in many states of the United States. During his sojourn at Nauvoo, his one-story red brick home was situated on Durphy Street just north of his father's home and south of the Wilford Woodruff residence. Other neighbors living nearby included Stillman Pond and Heber C. Kimball.

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Single-story red brick home of Lorin Farr (adjacent to and just north of his father's home, but situated south of Apostle Wilford Woodruff's home) on Durphy Street. The Farrs were neighbors of the Heber C. Kimball and Stillman Pond families, who lived nearby on Munson Street. These streets formed, respectively, the east and south sides of block 106, Nauvoo, Illinois.

Lorin went west with the body of the Latter Day Saints, arriving in the Salt Lake Valley in September 1847.

In 1851, Farr was called as president of the newly formed Weber Stake, which required him to move to Ogden. He also served as the first mayor of Ogden, a member of the Utah Territorial Legislature, and, from 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 eighth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[4]



Children



Offspring of Lorin Farr, Sr. and Nancy Bailey Chase (1822-1892)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Enoch Farr (1845-1914)
Julia Farr (1848-1851)
Sarah Farr (1849-1921) 30 October 1849 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 4 February 1921 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States John Henry Smith (1848-1911)
Tirzah Farr (1852-1946)
Lorin Farr (1854-1928)
Ezra Farr (1854-1933)
Newton Farr (1856-1921)
Milton Farr (1857-)
Diantha Farr (1858-1858)
Diana Farr (1858-1933)
Isabell Farr (1861-1936)
Mary Belinda Farr (1863-1864)



Offspring of Lorin Farr, Sr. and Susan Giles (1831-1892)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joseph Farr (1852-1939)
Thomas Farr (1854-1936)
Marcus Farr (1856-1934)
Sarah Mariah Farr (1858-1943)
Roxanna Farr (1860-1927)
Winslow Giles Farr (1862-1914)
Rachel Amelia Farr (1864-1953) 24 November 1864 Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States 10 December 1953 Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, United States
Lenora Farr (1867-1954)
Hiram Farr (1870-1870)




Offspring of Lorin Farr, Sr. and Mary Bingham (1820-1893)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Willard Farr (1856-1951) 5 July 1856 Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States 18 November 1951 Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States Mary Elizabeth Ballantyne (1858-1942) Mary Elizabeth Ballantyne (1858-1942) Mary Ann Romney (1868-1951)
Erastus Farr (1859-1859)
Isaac Farwell Farr (1860-1935)







Siblings

Residences

Namesakes

References

  1. ^ "Death Certificate". State of Utah. January 13, 1909. http://archives.state.ut.us/cgi-bin/indexesresults.cgi?RUNWHAT=IDXFILES&KEYPATH=IDX208420019722. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  2. ^ William G. Hartley, Lorna Call Alder & H. Lane Johnson, Anson Bowen Call: Bishop of Colonia Dublán, 2007, p. 96.
  3. ^ VisitMormonColonies.com
  4. ^ Lorin Farr, Friend of the Prophet



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