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16, 1888, m. Lydia Myers Dec. 14, 1910; Stanley Burgess b.
Feb. 4, 1892. Family home Ogden.

Married Esther Myers Sept. 27. 1883, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Myers, born Aug. 16, 1815, Skipton,



Yorkshire, Eng., died Sept. 11, 1886, at Ogden, and Isabell
Bramley, born March 24, 1818, at Skipton, died Oct. 4, 1881.
Ogden married Dec. 14, 1837, Skipton, pioneers Sept. 27, 1855,
Richard V. Morris company). She was born March 12, 1864,
Burnley, Lancashire, Eng.

One of first seven presidents 76th quorum seventies: Oct.
1884 was ordained high priest; missionary to Sandwich
Islands 1884-1887; was president of that mission and super-
intendent of the Laei plantation. Fruit grower; cement and
general contractor.

FARR, EZRA (son of Lorin Farr and Nancy Bailey Chase).
Born Feb. 21, 1854, Ogden, Utah.

Married Elveretta Kay April 9, 1877 (daughter of William
and Mary T. Kay). Their children: Ezra Leon; Clare K.;
Inez; Zelma; Cecil Earl; Mabel; Jennette Ruth. Family
home, Ogden.

FARR, NEWTON (son of Lorin Farr and Nancy Bailey
Chase). Born May 31, 1856, at Ogden, Utah.

Married Martha Davis Oct. 19, 1882, at Salt Lake City,
Utah (daughter of M. L. Davis and Mary Kenner both of
Salt Lake City. Came to Utah 1859). She was born May
15, 1863. Their children: Ethel LaBelle b. Sept. 17, 1883, m.
W. J. Bennett; Merrill Newton b. June 17, 1885, m. Jean
Spencer; Leah b. Oct. 12, 1887; Martha b. March 6, 1891, d.
Jan. 4, 1892. Family home Salt Lake City, Utah.

Seventy; missionary to England 1880-82. Deputy sheriff
of Weber county. Interested in and helped develop many

FARR, JOSEPH (son of Lorin Farr and Sarah Giles). Born
Aug. 7, 1852, in Ogden.

Married Sally M. Porter Dec. 7, 1874, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Luther G. Porter and Aurora Ann Murry, of
Antioun, N. T., pioneers Oct. 2, 1862, Isaac A. Canfield com-
pany). She was born June 4, 1854. Their children: Joseph A.
b. Jan. 1, 1876, m. Mabel M. Farr Aug. 16, 1897; Nellie R. b.
Oct. 22, 1877, m. Andrea L. Farr Aug. 24, 1900; Marcia A. b.
Aug. 29, 1880; Jennie L. b. May 14, 1882; Cora I. b. June 9,
1883; Hazel A. b. April 4, 1885; Hyrum A. b. Jan. 24, 1887;
Leland N. b. March 16, 1889; Roxanna P. b. Nov. 27, 1892;
Eugene b. Nov. 7, 1894.

Member 76th quorum seventies. Member city council two
years; municipal judge two years. Miller and merchant.

FARR, MARCUS (son of Lorin Farr and Sarah Giles). Born
April 2, 1856, Ogden.

Married Caroline Josephine Ballantyne Feb. 2, 1882, Salt
Lake City (daughter of Richard Ballantyne, born Aug. 26,
1817, Whiterigg, Scotland, and Caroline Albertine San-
derson, born Sept. 19, 1837, Rogen, Norway; married 1856).
She was born Jan. 30, 1861, Salt Lake City. Their children:
Josephine b. Feb. 17, 1883, m. William H. Olson July 16,
1903; Marcus Ballantyne b. April 11, 1885; Lionel B. b. Nov.

28, 1888; Beatrice Albertine b. April 24, 1892; Lorin B. b.
July 1, 1896. Family home Ogden.

First counselor to 9th quorum elders July 13, 1891 to Dec.
13, 1897; missionary to Eastern states 1897; first assistant
superintendent third ward Sunday school; senior member
Ogden stake high council.

FARR, MARCUS BALLANTYNE (son of Marcus Farr and
Caroline Josephine Ballantyne). Born April 11, 1885, Ogden.

Married Mary Elizabeth Watkins April 17, 1913 (daughter
of Joseph Hyrum Watkins and Mary Ann Doxey).

Filled a mission to the southern states. Was one who
assisted in building the nrst Mormon church in the city of
Atlanta, Ga.

FARR, VALASCO (son of Lorin Farr and Olive Ann Jones).
Born Aug. 29, 1855, in Ogden.

Married Diana Davis Fife Feb. 24, 1881. Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Nicol Fife, pioneer 1863, born Oct. 16,
1831, Kincardine-on-Forth. Perthshire, Scotland, and Diana
Davis, born April 12, 1837, Caermarthenshire, South Wales,
died Sept. 11, 1884, Cochise county, Ariz. married July 9,
1864, Salt Lake City). She was born Oct. 7, 1869, Ogden,
died May 18, 1904. Their children: Diana Edith b. Nov. 28,
1881, m. Parley T. Moyes Feb. 22, 1906; Olive Ann b. Jan. 21,
1884, m. Harry Hales June 10, 1909; Raymond Valasco b.
Nov. 20, 1886, m. Almira Shurtliff Oct. 29, 1909; Lamar Fife
b. Feb. 1, 1889; Agnes Fife b. Nov. 6, 1891; Merlin Fife b.
April 5. 1897; Ivan William b. Dec. 16, 1900. Family home,

Farmer and fruit grower.

FARR, DAVID (son of Lorin Farr and Olive Ann Jones).
Born April 6, 1864, Ogden.

Married Maggie Williams June 3, 1896, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Lloyd William, born March 31, 1826,
Santasaf, Flintshire, North Wales, died Feb. 24, 1889, Ogden,
and Elizabeth Rowlands born March 20, 1836, New Bridge,
near Denbigh, Denbighshire, North Wales, died April 30,
1899. Ogden married April, 1851, at Santasaf, pioneers Oct.

29, 1865, C. A. Harper company). She was born March 4,
1867, Ogden. Thtlr children: David Rowland b. May 12.
1897; James Frederick b. Aug. 14, 1899; Dorothy b. Aug. 16.
1901. Family home Ogden.

Missionary to Alabama and Florida 1892-94. Merchant.

FARR, ASAHEL (son of Lorin Farr and Olive Ann Jones).
Born Oct. 17, 1866, Ogden, Utah.

Married Georgiana Julia Drake March 14, 1888, Logan,
Utah (daughter of George Drake, born Nov. 14, 1826, Chel-
tenham, Gloucestershire, Eng., died Feb. 6, 1913, at Ogden,

and Emily White, born Dec. 30, 1824. Newbury, Berkshire,
died July 20, 1905, at Ogden married Nov. 1, 1861, Newbury;
former came to Utah 1878, latter 1877). She was born Sept.
11, 1866, Boomer, Pottawattamie county, Iowa. Their chil-
dren: Georgiana Jennie b. Dec. 17, 1888, m. William Arthur
Budge Oct. 11, 1911; Lawrence b. March 25, 1891; Mabel Ellen
b. Sept. 8, 1893; Ashael b. Oct. 24, 1895; Dexter b. April 9
1898; Verne b. June 9, 1901. Family home Ogden.

First counselor to Julius Farley; president Y. M. M. I. A.
Mound Fort ward, Ogden; counselor to bishop James Taylor
of same ward; first counselor to L. Jones. Member school
board of Ogden City, 1905-13. Fruit grower; coal dealer.

FARR, ISAAC FARWELL (son of Lorin Farr and Mary
Bingham Snow). Born May 23, 1860, Ogden.

Married Isabel Poulter Feb. 23, 1882, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas A. Poulter and Hannah Butler, of
London, Eng., and Ogden, Utah, pioneers 1864, Capt. Shields
company). She was born July 28, 1862. Their children:
Chloe B., m. Alfred H. Summerville; Norman I.; Walter T.,
m. Nellie Brown; Orlando died; Archie; Orlaf; Rhea. Family
home Ogden.

Manager Ogden flour mill 1876-83; bookkeeper; mining

FARR, JOHN (son of Lorin Farr and Nichollne Erickson).
Born Jan. 4, 1863. Ogden, Utah.

Married Rachel Ann Witten Dec. 20, 1883, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Samuel M. Witten, born Dec. 6, 1833, Jefferson
City, Tazewell county, and Martha Jane Heninger, born
May 14, 1840, Burks Garden, Tazewell county, Va. married
there Nov. 13, 1860, and came to Utah June 2, 1869). She
was born Sept. 23, 1863, Jefferson City, Va. Their children:
John Clement, m. Mary Alice Priest June 16, 1909; Mabel
Grace; Fern, m. Adolphus Frank Moss June 6, 1911; Martha
Pauline; Lyndall; Mildred; Rachel Afton; Roscoe Kenneth.
Family home Ogden.

Missionary to England 1898-1900; second assistant super-
intendent third ward Sunday school, Ogden, 1901-03; first
counselor to president of Y. M. M. I. A. third ward, Ogden,
1902-05; one of seven presidents 63d quorum, and later of
98th quorum seventies. Horticulturalist; coal dealer.

FARR, WINSLOW, JR. (son of Winslow Farr and Olive
Hovey Freeman). Born May 11, 1837, East Charleston, Or-
leans county, Vt. Came to Utah October 1848.

Married Emily Jane Covington Oct. 17, 1868 (daughter of
Robert D. Covington and Elizabeth Ann Thomas). Their
children: Winslow Robert; Emily Olive; Lafayette Thomas;
Lorin Freeman; David James; Moroni; Mohonrl; Ida Almena;
Silva May; William Henry; Mary Isabel; Barnard Elijah;
Aaron Adelbert; Jonathan.

Walked and drove three yoke of oxen across the plains.

FARR. LAFAYETTE THOMAS (son of Winslow Farr, Jr..
and Emily Jane Covington). Born Feb. 14, 1864, Paradise,

Married Nancy Hipwell Sept. 30, 1885 (daughter of William
Hipwell and Elizabeth Barton). Their children: William
Hipwell; Winslow; Emily Jane; Elizabeth; Aaron Lafayette;
Lawrence; Harriet Olive; Flossie; Laura May; Glenn.

FARR, FRAJTKLm (son of Elbrige Farr and Sarah Buss,
Eastern Massachusetts). Born Oct. 12, 1837, Chatham, Me-
dina Co., Ohio. Came to Utah 1852.

Married Anne Jones Dec. 22, 1866, Salt Lake City (daughter
of John Prichard Jones and Mary Bevan of St. Brides, Gla-
morganshire, Wales, and Spanish Fork, Utah, pioneers Oct.
4, 1864, William S. Warren oxteam company). She was
born Aug. 22, 1848, St. Brides, Wales. Their children: Anne
E. b. Oct. 10, 1867, m. Z. P. Bomeril; Pamella E. b. Aug. 13,
1869, m. John W. Lewis; Mary E. b. Jan. 27, 1872, m. Frank
Abbott; Franklin J. b. March 12, 1874, m. Sarah Evans;
George Ansel b. July 10, 18 , died; Jeanette Bevan b. June
6, 1878, m. Peter Bomeril; Sarah Louisa b. Nov. 22, 1880. m.
William Bomeril; T. Vaughan b. Sept. 5, 1884; Wilford Ivor
b. Jan. 1888. Family home Spanish Fork, Utah.

Presided over elders quorum 1873-93; president deacons
quorum four years; ordained high priest July 22, 1894; ward
teacher; Sunday school teacher. Captain of ten in Utah
militia; minuteman in Black Hawk Indian war. Farmer.
Died April 24. 1901. Spanish Fork. Utah.

FARRELL, GEORGE LIONEL, (son of William Farrell.
born Jan. 1, 1785, Leek, Staffordshire, and Alice Saddler
Bird, born Sept. 26, 1796, Minety, Wiltshire, Eng.). He was
born Feb. 16, 1829, Hewelsfield, Gloucestershire, Eng. Came
to Utah Aug. 12, 1859, James S. Brown company.

Married Amanda A. Steel April 29. 1860 (daughter of
William Steel and Margarett Goodwin, pioneers Aug. 12,
1859, James S. Brown company). She was born Feb. 17,
1844. Their children: Margarett Alice b. Jan. 6. 1862, m.
William Pilkington Oct. 4, 1883; Emma b. April 17, 1864, m.
Herbert P. Barber Ncv. 10, 1886; Annie Louisa b. Aug. 9.
1866, m. Solon Barber Nov. 14, 1887; Charlotte S. b. May 30,
1868, m. William Raymond March 8, 1889; May S. b. May 12,
1870. m. John Mack Dec. 4, 1896; Lionel S. b. Sept. 28, 1872.
m. Florence Rainey May 8, 1901; Clara b. Aug. 1, 1876, died;
Lewis S. b. Nov. 2, 1880, m. Namonia Naylor April 7, 1910;
Francis D. b. March 13, 1883; Loraine b. Feb. 13, 1887, m.
Ephriam Ralph July 6, 1911. Family resided Logan and
Smithfleld, Utah.



Married Mary Charlotte Lundburg April 11, 1862, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Solomon Lundburg and Christina Ander-
son, pioneers 1861). She was born Dec. 15, 1842, Frothatta,
Sweden. Their children: William G. b. May 24, 1864, m.
Florence Caine Sept. 8, 1897; Laura L. b. Jan. 19, 1866, m.
Don C. Musser 1899; Alfred L. b. March 4, 1868, m. Luna
Thatcher July 15, 1897; George b. Aug. 24, 1870; Selma b. Aug.
1, 1875, m. David Robbins July 28, 1895; Vendla b. May 4,
1877; Lavene b. March 20, 1881. Family resided Salt Lake
City and Logan. Utah.

Married Lydia A. Anderson June 25, 1878. Salt Lake City
(daughter of Andrew Anderson and Sophia Sorenson, pio-
neers 1858, Rosel K. Homer company). She was born Oct.
4, 1858, Echo Canyon, Wyo. Their children: Andrew Otto
b. Dec. 28, 1880, d. Dec. 28, 1880; Catherine Sophia b. Dec.
25, 1882, d. June 1893; Gladys Adline b. Oct. 1, 1885; Marion
Lyman b. Dec. 1, 1890. Family home Smithfield, Utah.

Married Mary Elizabeth Groshaw May 12, 1887, Logan,
Utah (daughter of Charles Crowshaw and Hannah Atkins;
married Dec. 18. 1867, Barrow in Furness, Eng.). She was
born Sept. 14, 1868, Willtamsburg, N. Y. Their children:
Mary b. Nov. 29, 1888, d. infant; Joseph b. July 9, 1890; Lola
b. Dec. 17, 1893; Lillie Vale b. Jan. 14, 1897; Charles C. b.
Dec. 16, 1898; Robert Atkins b. June 22, 1902; Florence b.
Oct. 16, 1904; Leah b. Dec. 30, 1905; Amanda L. b. Feb. 19,
1901, died; Hyrum Russell b. Oct. 17, 1909. Family home
Smithfield, Utah.

Tithing clerk Cache stake 1859-80; president elders' quo-
rum 1859-76; president high priests quorum 1876-80. Cache
county recorder 1860-84; postmaster at Logan 1862-74. Mis-
sionary to England 1874-76; bishop of Smithfleld 1880-1900;
patriarch 1900. Pioneer dry farmer.

FARRELL, WILLIAM G. (son of George Lionel Farrell and
Marie Charlotte Lundburg). Born May 24, 1864, Logan,

Married Florence Caine Sept. 8. 1897, at Logan (daughter
of John T. Caine and Margaret Nightingale, pioneers Sept.
20, 1852, James McGaw company). She was born Sept. 6,
1873, Salt Lake City. Their children: William Caine b. Sept.
28, 1898; Frederick Nightingale b. April 20, 1903.

FARREN, JOSEPH (son of Edward Farren and Elizabeth
Young of New York, N. Y.). Born Dec. 21, 1837, In New
York City. Came to Utah 1871.

Married Julia Sanders April 1868, at Austin, Nev. (daugh-
ter of Charles Sanders of Ohio), who was born 1840. Family
home Salt Lake City, Utah.

Miningman. Had charge of Davenport-Matilda and City
Rock Mining company; built two lead furnaces at Deep
Creek, Utah; located Tacoma Lucine property and sold it to
the Salt Lake copper plant.

FARRER, ROGER (son of Thomas Farrer and Jane Grave-
son of Helsington, Westmorland, Eng.). Born March 18,
1795, Westmorland, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 17, 1850,
David Evans company.

Married Catherine Adwln 1820, Westmorland, Eng., who
died 1825. Their children: William b. Jan. 26, 1821, m. Eliza-
beth Kary; James b. March 12, 1823, m. Mary Jane McCune,
m. Phidelia Dame. Family resided at Provo and Beaver,

Married Mary Stubbs Oct. 7, 1828, Westmorland, Eng.
(daughter of John Stubbs of Westmorland, Eng., pioneer
Sept. 17, 1850, David Evans company). She was born Dec.
23, 1800. Their children: Thomas b. Sept. 3, 1829, m. Mary
Strong; Margaret b. Jan. 21, 1832, m. Hugh Syme; Jane b.
Feb. 25, 1836, died; Roger b. April 17, 1838, m. Agnes Strong;
Mary b. Sept. 22, 1844, died. Family home Prove, Utah.

Seventy; high priest In Mormon church. Farmer and
miller. Died June 1, 1887.

FARRER, ROGER, JR. (son of Roger Farrer and Mary
Stubbs). Born April 17, 1838, Westmorland, Eng. Came to
Utah with father.

Married Agnes Strong Feb. 18, 1857, Provo, Utah (daughter
of John Strong and Agnes Miller, of Provo, pioneers Oct. 24,
1855, Milo Andrus company). She was born Oct. 3, 1837.
Their children: Agnes A. b. Dec. 18, 1857, m. Josiah W. duff;
James R. b. March 25, 1860, m. Mary J. Roberts; John W. b.
July 15, 1862. m. Alice Vilate Loveless; Joseph T. b.
July 1, 1865, m. Sarah Chipman; Mary Ettie b. March 28,
1874, m. Walter P. Whitehead: Edward b. Dec. 6. 1878, m.
Ruth Peay. Family home Provo, Utah.

Member 45th quorum seventies and high priest; high coun-
cilor Utah stake. Provo city councilman 13 years. Farmer.

FARRER, WILLIAM (son of Roger Farrer and Catherine
Hadwtn, both of Brlgstreer, Westmorland, Eng.). He was
born Jan. 26, 1821, Brigstreer, Eng. Came to Utah 1847,
Capt. Taylor company.

Married Elizabeth Ann Kerry Jan. 2, 1857, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Kerry and Elizabeth Sharp, both of
England). She was born Dec. 11, 1840. Their children:
Mary Elizabeth, died; William K., m. Mary Ann Halliday;
Roger C.; Catherine A., m. Hugh Ross; Frances J., died;
Kmma T., m. Hyrum F. Thomas; Sarah A.; Thomas, m.
Rose Hardy. Family home, Provo. Utah.

Seventy; missionary to Sandwich Islands 1848-51. Farmer.
Died Feb. 17, 1890, Provo. Utah.

FAUSETT, WILLIAM McGEE (son of Richard Fausett of
Tennessee). Born Jan. 6, 1807, in Tennessee;. Came to Utah
September, 1851, Alexander Stephens company.

Married Matilda Caroline Butcher in Tennessee (daughter
of Isaac Butcher and Narcissus Rebecca Rentfrow of Ten-
nessee). She was born Aug. 18, 1809. Their children: Nancy
Maria, m. William Follett; Martha Jane, died; Rebecca, m.
Corneling Lott. m. Lewis Saunsosee; Mary Ann, m. John
Lott; Harriet Catherine, m. James Addison Bean; Sarah
Louisa, m. John Wesley Turner; Amanda Caroline, died;
Joseph Smith m. Clarissa N. Wilcox;. William, died;
Isaac Romanzo, m. Samantha Louisa Mecham. Family home
Provo, Utah.

Married Ruth Bailey Logan at Salt Lake City. Their
child: Julia Ann, m. Thomas Holdaway. Family home Provo,

Married Elizabeth Bukie (Boshard) at Salt Lake City.
Family home Provo, Utah.

Married Matilda Hardy. Family home Provo, Utah.

Bishop of Provo 21 years. Farmer. Died Sept. 6, 1896.

FAUSETT, ISAAC ROMANZO (son of William M. Fausett
and Matilda Caroline Butcher). Born Dec. 19, 1853, Provo,

Married Samantha Louisa Mecham March 4, 1874, Provo,
Utah (daughter of Lewis Mecham and Lydia Wells, pioneers
1852, James Snow company). She was born Dec. 12, 1856.
Their children: William b. April 25, 1875, m. Bertha Her-
bert; Otis Eugene b. Sept. 8, 1876, d. infant; Raymond b.
March 1, 1878, d. aged 11; Lydia Matilda b. Oct. 3, 1879, m.
Raymond Davis; Julia Ann b. Sept. 11, 1881, d. infant; Edna
b. June 3, 1883; Sarah b. Jan. 5, 1885, m. Robert D. Young;
Florence b. Sept. 27, 1896, m. Marian Adamson; Lewis b.
Sept. 4, 1888, m. Lucy Bigelow; Elmer b. Sept. 4, 1880;
Estella b. Dec. 5, 1892, m. Frank Simmons; Jennie b. Dec.
25, 1894, d. infant; Whitmor b. June 16, 1896; Arnold b. Sept.
11, 1898; Polly b. Feb. 3, 1901. Family home Wallsburg.

Elder. Farmer.

FAUSETT, LEWIS (son of Isaac Ramonzo Fausett and Sa-
mantha Louisa Mecham). Born Sept. 4, 1888, Provo, Utah.

Married Lucy Lavina Bigelow July 13, 1908, Heber, Utah
(daughter of Daniel Bigelow and Clara Ostensen of Camp
Creek, Mercer county, 111., pioneers with Captain Snow com-
pany). She was born Jan. 21, 1890. Their children: Lucy
Ella b. June 25, 1909; Lewis Earle b. Oct. 21, 1911. Family
home Wallsburg, Utah.


FAWSETT, JOHN. Born Dec. 22, 1804, Illinois. Came to
Utah by oxteam. His children: Amanda, m. Washington
Clift; William, m. Julia Stevens.

Married Mary E. Shelton at Provo, Utah (daughter of
Stephen Shelton and Nancy Brown of Jackson county, Mo.).
She was born in 1825. Their children: Nancy, m. James
Davis; Margaret Ann, m. John Van Wagner; Elizabeth, m.
Phelix Murphy; Amanda, m. Heber Wardel; Sarah, m. John
Hartnet; Julia, m. Charles Zufelt; Eliza, m. Thomas Hair;
Jeanetta, died; Janie, m. William H. Graham; John W., m.
Irene Burgner; Davin, died. Family home Midway, Utah.

Bishop of Midway, Utah. Veteran of Black Hawk war.
Farmer and sheep raiser. Died 1873.

FAWSETT, JOHN W. (son of John Fawsett and Mary E.
Shelton). Born Feb. 23, 1871, at Midway, Utah.

Married Irene Burgner Jan. 10, 1896, Heber, Utah (daugh-
ter of Christian Burgner and Amelia Sultzer of Switzerland).
She was born Oct. 21, 1877. Their children: John William b.
Nov. 6, 1896; Nancy Irene, b. Oct. 22, 1897; Sarah Jane b. Aug.
27, 1900; Charles Edmund b. Dec. 23, 1901; Amanda Elizabeth
b. Oct. 29, 1903; Jessie Amelia b. Jan. 24, 1906; Walker Ray b
March 24, 1908; Violet May b. May 24, 1910. Family home
Midway, Utah. Sheepraiser and miner.

FEATHERSTONE, THOMAS (son of John Featherstone and
Eliza Berkinshaw of Kegworth, Leicestershire, Eng.).
Born Sept. 15, 1834, at Kegworth. Came to Utah Sept. 11,

Married Emma Smith Jan. 11, 1853 (daughter of John
Smith and Mary Ann Gauntly), who was born Aug. 9, 1832,
Nottingham, Eng., and died April 12, 1913. Their children:
John T. b. Nov. 16, 1853, d. Feb. 22, 1854; William Edwin
b. July 12, 1856, d. Aug. 24, 1864; Mary Ann b. Nov. 10,
1859, (d. June 1, 1907), m. Hyrum Hoggard; Franklin
Joseph b. Dec. 26, 1861, m. Martha Larson; Thomas b. Oct. 23,
1864, m. Mary Boley; Stephen b. July 9, 1867, d. May 17,
1912, m. Charlotte Rushton; Elizabeth b. Oct. 17, 1870, d.
May 14, 1900, m. Frank Walker. Family home American
Fork, Utah.

Married Martha Richards July 12, 1866, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Isaac Richards and Ann Toulson), who was
born Dec. 4, 1844, Attenborough, Derbyshire, Eng., and came
to Utah 1864, John J. Rawlins company. Their children:
John b. July 10, 1869, d. July 11, 1869; Heber Chase b. May
25, 1874, m. Celestial Brown 1894; Joseph F. b. June 26,
1881, m. Marie Snow; James b. Nov. 5, 1884, d. Oct. 21, 1895.

Settled at American Fork 1857. Seventy and high priest.

FELSHAW, WILLIAM (son of Elisha Felshaw and Sarah
Hicks of New York state. Born Jan. 1. 1800, Granville,
Washington county, N. Y. Came to Utah Sept. 9, 1861, Abra-
ham Day company.



Married Mary Harriet Gilbert 1826 in Washington county.
N. Y. daughter of Josiah Gilbert and Susannah Hyde of that
state). She was born June 6, 1808, in Otsego county, N. Y.
Their children: Betsy b. July 1831, d. young; Julia b. June
27, 1832, m. Clarence Merrille Dec. 7, 1867; William Alma b.
July 3, 1834; Mary; Lemuel; Josiah, latter four d. young;
John b. Nov. 23, 1836, m. Frances Croft; Anna Mary b. Dec.
28 1839, d. young; Lucy b. March 1842, m. Frank Wilson;
Carolina b. May 3, 1845, m. David R. Stephens; Olive b. Nov.
2, 1848, m. Amassa M. Lyman, Jr.; Sarah b. Feb. 3, 1861, d.
young; Susannah b. Feb. 3, 1851, m. John Ashby.

Member 70th quorum seventies; went to Wyoming to as-
sist in relief of handcarts company 1856; high priest. Mem-
ber legislature 1854; mayor of Fillmore two terms; member
town council. Worked on temples at Kirtland, Ohio, Nau-
voo, 111., and Salt Lake City, Utah. Contractor and builder.
Died Sept. 24, 1867, at Fillmore, Utah.

FELT, NATHANIEL, HENRY (son of Nathaniel Felt and
Hannah Reeves of Salem, Essex county, Mass.). Born Feb.
6, 1816. at Salem. Came to Utah Oct. 6, 1850, Heywood and
Woolley merchandise train.

Married Eliza Ann Preston Oct. 3, 1839, at Salem (daugh-
ter of Joseph Preston and Rebecca Peele of that place).
She was born Nov. 10, 1820, and died June 19, 1875. Their
children: Joseph Henry, m. Louise Bouton; Nathaniel Pres-
ton; Margaret Eliza, m. Thomas C. West; John G., m. Clara
V. Hanks; Albert William, m. Ida Dalquist; George F. b. Dec.
8, 1857, m. Louise M. Ellerbeck Sept. 4, 1883; Charles B., m.
Georgianna Spencer; Adaline Augusta; Mary Alice, m. Joseph
G. Cutler; Annetta Rebecca. Family home Salt Lake City.

President Salem branch of L. D. S. church 1843; and pres-
ident St. Louis conference 1847; member 29th quorum seven-
ties; missionary to Great Britain 1865-67; and to New Eng-
land states 1869-70; high councilor many years. Alderman
of Salt Lake City 1851; elected to the house of representa-
tives in first legislature August 1851; colonel and chaplain
In Utah militia 1852. Assisted George A. Smith in locating
and surveying town of Parowan. Established paper in New
York City called "The Mormon." Grain merchant. Died
Jan. 27, 1887, Salt Lake City.

FELT, GEORGE F. (son of Nathaniel Henry Felt and Eliza
Ann Preston). Born Dec. 8, 1857, at Salt Lake City.

Married Louise M. Ellerbeck Sept. 4, 1883, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Thomas Witton Ellerbeck, born Sept. 14,
1829, and Henrietta Dyer, born April 28, 1842, former pio-
neer Oct. 15, 1851, Orson Pratt company). She was born
May 10, 1864. Their children: Geneva E. b. July 7, 1884;
Ethel b. March 3, 1886, m. J. P. Marshall; Alice b. Aug. 6,
1888; George Harold b. Aug. 13, 1891; Walter Lawrence b.
Nov. 20, 1893; Richard Norman b. Oct. 10, 1890; Frank Allan
b. Dec. 17, 1897; Marian b. June 20, 1907. Family home Salt
Lake City.

Member 124th quorum seventies. Assistant county treas-
urer; secretary board of police and fire commissioners.
Lumber merchant.

FENN, WILLIAM. Married Sarah Fenn. Their children:
Martha, m. William Nuttall; George; Frederick; Sarah, m.
William Thompson. Family home Provo, Utah. He was
drowned in Provo river near Charleston, Utah.

FENTON, THOMAS (son of Robert Fenton and Mary Ander-
son of Sheffield, Eng.). Born April 7, 1821, at Sheffield. Came
to Utah 1851.

Married Annie Maria Wilson 1862, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Wilson and Elizabeth Jackson of
Derbyshire, Eng.). She was born May 11, 1843. Their chil-
dren: William and George A., both d. aged 2; Elizabeth C.,
d. aged 16; John Wilson, m. Eliza West; Joseph Jackson, m.
Sarah J. Jensen; Beatrice, m. William Ebert. Family home
Salt Lake City.

Married Emma Coombs. Their child: Robert Alfred b.
Nov. 30, 1867, m. Sarah Elizabeth Burton Feb. 15, 1893.

High priest; block teacher. Nurseryman and florist. Died
Jan. 21, 1890, at Salt Lake City.

FENTON, JOHN WILSON (son of Thomas Fenton and Annie
Maria Wilson). Born March 3, 1873, at Salt Lake City.

Married Eliza West Aug. 15, 1895, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Jesse West and Isabella Windley of Derby-
shire, Eng., pioneers 1860). She was born July 10, 1872.
Their children: Thomas J. b. March 6, 1896; Irene I. b. April
22, 1898; John M. b. May 30, 1900; Edna A. b. May 11, 1903;

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