- Mormon Pioneer to Utah
- First Mayor of Ogden, Utah
- First Stake President of Weber Stake
- First LDS Bishop of Colonia Dublan
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.
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.
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.
|Offspring of Lorin Farr, Sr. and Mary Bingham (1820-1893)|
|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)|
- Ogden Utah Lorin Farr Stake - Rare case of stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints being named for an individual.
- Lorin Farr
- Farr in Weber County, Utah
- Farr in Caledonia County, Vermont
- wikipedia:en:Lorin Farr - Wikipedia
- ^ "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.
- ^ William G. Hartley, Lorna Call Alder & H. Lane Johnson, Anson Bowen Call: Bishop of Colonia Dublán, 2007, p. 96.
- ^ VisitMormonColonies.com
- ^ Lorin Farr, Friend of the Prophet