Augustus Alwin Farnham

Brief Life History of Augustus Alwin

When Augustus Alwin Farnham was born on 20 May 1805, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Peter Farnum, was 53 and his mother, Chloe Wilson, was 39. He married Mary Jane Pottle on 5 July 1840, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 2 May 1865, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Augustus Alwin Farnham
1805–1865
Mary Jane Pottle
1817–1898
Marriage: 5 July 1840
Alwin Augustus Farnham
1841–1846
Ann Augusta Farnham
1842–1846
Sarah Mariah Farnham
1845–1940
Mary Jane Farnham
1847–1920
Ruth Farnham
1849–1849
Emma Cogswell Farnham
1850–1938
Fenton Augustus Farnham
1852–1942

Sources (36)

  • Augustus Farnham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Augustus Farnum in the Massachusetts, U.S., Town Birth Records, 1620-1850
  • Augustus A Farnham, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

World Events (8)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Farnham in Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Suffolk, Surrey, and Yorkshire, all named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + either hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water, a water-meadow’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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FAMILY OF AUGUSTUS ALWIN FARNHAM Augustus Alwin Farnham, born 20 may 1805, at Andover, Mass., his father’s name was Peter Farnham, his mother Chloe Wilson. When she died, Peter left Mass. With his fa …

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