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.

Photos and Memories (27)

Do you know Augustus Alwin? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Augustus Alwin Farnham
Mary Jane Pottle
Marriage: 5 July 1840
Alwin Augustus Farnham
Ann Augusta Farnham
Sarah Mariah Farnham
Mary Jane Farnham
Ruth Farnham
Emma Cogswell Farnham
Fenton Augustus Farnham

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)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


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.

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Story of Augustus Farnham

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 …

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.