Lorin Farr

25 July 1820–12 January 1909 (Age 88)
Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Lorin

When Lorin Farr was born on 25 July 1820, in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, his father, Winslow Farr, was 26 and his mother, Olive Hovey Freeman, was 21. He married Nancy Bailey Chase on 1 January 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 50 years. He died on 12 January 1909, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorin Farr
Nancy Bailey Chase
Marriage: 1 January 1845
Enoch Farr
Julia Farr
Sarah Farr
Tirzah Farr
Lorin Farr Jr
Ezra Farr
Newton Farr
Diantha Farr
Diana Farr
Isabell Farr
Mary Belinda Farr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Missouri is the 24th state
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

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    Lorin Farr Story

    Son of Winslow Farr and Olive Hovey Freeman Married - Nancy Bailey Chase, 1 Jan 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Children - Enoch Farr, Julia Farr, Sarah Farr, Tirzah Farr, Ezra Farr, Lorin Farr, …

    Sources (135)

    • Lorin Farr in entry for Eleanora Farr Wotherspoon, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Lorin Farr, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lorin Farr, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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