Emily Jane Covington

Female1 January 1843–4 March 1921

Brief Life History of Emily Jane

When Emily Jane Covington was born on 1 January 1843, in Summerville, Noxubee, Mississippi, United States, her father, Robert Dockery Covington, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Thomas, was 22. She married Winslow Farr Jr on 17 October 1858, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1920 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 4 March 1921, in Taylor, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Winslow Farr Jr
Emily Jane Covington
Marriage: 17 October 1858
Winslow Robert Farr
Emily Olive Farr
Lafayette Thomas Farr
Lorin Freeman Farr
David James Farr
Moroni Farr
Mahonri Farr
Ida Almena Farr
Sylvia Mary Farr
William Henry Farr
Mary Isabelle Farr
Barnard Elijah Farr
Aaron Aldebert Farr
Johnathan Farr

Sources (43)

  • Emily J Farr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emily Jane Farr, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Blank in entry for Barnard E Farr and Susie Alvord, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1858Washington, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 7

    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868


    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ing- denoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

    Story Highlight

    A Life Sketch of Emily Jane Covington Farr

    Written by a granddaughter, Emily Evelyn Farr Mower Emily Jane Covington was born January 1, 1843 in Sommerville, Noxubee Mississippi. She was a daughter of Robert Dockery Covington and Eli …

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