Aaron Freeman Farr

Male31 October 1818–8 November 1903

Brief Life History of Aaron Freeman

When Aaron Freeman Farr was born on 31 October 1818, in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, his father, Winslow Farr Sr, was 24 and his mother, Olive Hovey Freeman, was 19. He married Persis Atherton on 16 January 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 8 November 1903, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Freeman Farr
Lucretia Ball Thorp
Marriage: 28 January 1855
Charles Lyman Farr
Olive Estella Farr
William Freeman Farr
Cordelia Ballow Farr
Lucretia Rosabell Farr

Sources (64)

  • Aaron Freemon Farr, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Arron Fair, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Aaron F. Farr in entry for Lettie Jane Farr Thatcher, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

    Age 16

    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 


    Age 23

    Historical Boundaries 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English fear(r), farre (Old English fearr) ‘steer, ox’, applied as a nickname for a fierce man or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a bull.

    German: nickname from Middle High German varne, var, with the same meaning as 1 above.

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

    Story Highlight

    Lorin Farr's Early Home in the Salt Lake Valley (author unknown)--Aaron Farr's and William Clayton's Early Homes are also identified.

    John Pack's Adobe Home was located in the Seventeenth ward on the corner of 2nd North and West Temple. In Sarah D.'s autobiography she writes: "The First store in the valley was called Livingston St …

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