eAncestry.org
=- Collaborative Genealogical Research -=
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

James Morris Farmer[1, 2]

Male 1816 - 1895  (78 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name James Morris Farmer  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 12 Nov 1816  Ledbury, Herefordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 22 Dec 1816  Ledbury, Herefordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1DL3-TF 
    Ordinance Jul 1848  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism 
    Occupation 1851  Splittlegate Houghton & Walton, Lincolnshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Stone Mason 
    Emigration 25 May 1856  Liverpool, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    96th Company of Elder Edward Martin on the Horizon 
    Immigration 30 Jun 1856  Constitution Wharf, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    96th Company of Elder Edward Martin on the Horizon 
    Occupation 22 Aug 1860  Fort Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Stone Cutter 
    Occupation 25 Jun 1880  Fort Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Stone Cutter 
    Died 25 Jan 1895  Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Buried 28 Jan 1895  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I1244  default
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2010 

    Father Richard Farmer,   b. Aug 1786, Preston Wynne, Herefordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1830, Preston Wynne, Herefordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Morris,   c. 13 Jul 1788, Holme Lacy, Herefordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1856, Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1811  The Holy Undivided Trinity Church, Preston Wynne, Herefordshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Trussler,   b. 28 Jan 1817, Steyning, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1851, Steyning, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1842  Lewes, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Frederick Trussler Farmer,   b. 8 Aug 1842, Steyning, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1894  (Age 51 years)
     2. Emma Jane Farmer,   b. 26 Jul 1843, Brighton, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1921, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Agnes Ann Farmer,   b. 23 Dec 1845, Steyning, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1930, Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Frederick Richard Farmer,   b. 21 Oct 1846, Redhill, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1890, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     5. Elizabeth Ann Farmer,   b. 17 Oct 1848, Rye Gate, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1931, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Ellen Mary Ann Farmer,   b. Sep 1850, Granton, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852  (Age ~ 1 years)
     7. Son Farmer,   b. 22 Aug 1851, Steyning, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1851, Steyning, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Biddles,   b. 3 Dec 1830, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1863, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1853  Snenton, Nottinghamshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Children 
     1. Willard Biddles Farmer,   b. 26 Oct 1855, St. Mary, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1856, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Sarah Jane Farmer,   b. 18 Jan 1858, Great Salt Lake Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1934, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Mary Ann Farmer,   b. 19 Aug 1860, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1949, Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Joseph James Biddles Farmer,   b. 23 Nov 1862, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1863  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Jane Morley Phillips,   b. 7 Nov 1842, Aberdare, Glamorgan Co, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1905, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1876  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Davies,   b. 20 May 1868, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan Co, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1942, Payette, Canyon Co, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Adopted]
     2. Evan Davies,   b. 25 Aug 1870, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan Co, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1882  (Age 11 years)  [Adopted]
     3. Richard Marlowe Farmer,   b. 4 Feb 1877, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1949, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. James Farmer,   b. 9 Jan 1879, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1967, Boise, Ada Co, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Clara Jane Farmer,   b. 22 Aug 1881, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1960, Tooele, Tooele Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Margaret Emma Farmer,   b. 20 Sep 1883, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1942, Herriman, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Clara Lisonberry Davis,   b. 24 Dec 1819, Yarlington, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1908, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Mary Mitchell,   b. 1825, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [16
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F552  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Martha Bodell,   b. Nottinghamshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F2397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ledbury Church
    Ledbury Church
    Photo of Ledbury Church, courtesy of www.picturesofengland.com, taken by Stephen Nunney. James Morris Farmer and other relatives were christened here

    Documents
    1860 U.S. Census
    1860 U.S. Census
    West Jordan, Salt Lake Co, Utah (300KB): "James Farmer" family
    1880 U.S. Census [25 Jun 1880]
    1880 U.S. Census [25 Jun 1880]
    Fort Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah (710KB): James Morris Farmer family
    Horizon Passenger List [25 May - 30 Jun 1856]
    Horizon Passenger List [25 May - 30 Jun 1856]
    Horizon Passenger List from the Mormon Immigration Index. List contains names of the Farmer family: Agnes Ann, Ann M., Elizabeth, Elizabeth F., Emma Jane, Harriet, James, Mary, Mary Ann, Richard, and Willard
    1851 British Census
    1851 British Census
    1851 British Census - James Farmer family at 106 Spring Gardens
    Obituary [9 Feb 1895]
    Obituary [9 Feb 1895]
    Obituary of James Morris Farmer, published in the Deseret News 9 Feb 1895. Scanned by Utah Digital Newspapers, courtesy of the University of Utah. Research by Chad G. Nichols

    Headstones
    Family Marker [front]
    Family Marker [front]
    Family marker [front] at Herriman Cemetery; Listed are Jane Morley PHILLIPS Farmer, James Morris Farmer, Evan Phillips, Mary MORLEY Phillips, John Davies, & Evan Davies
    Family Marker [back]
    Family Marker [back]
    Family marker [back] at Herriman Cemetery; Listed are Jane Morley PHILLIPS Farmer, James Morris Farmer, Evan Phillips, Mary MORLEY Phillips, John Davies, & Evan Davies
    Individual Headstone [15 Oct 2007]
    Individual Headstone [15 Oct 2007]
    Individual headstone of James Morris Farmer at Salt Lake City Cemetery. Photo by Chad G. Nichols
    Farmer Family Marker [15 Oct 2007]
    Farmer Family Marker [15 Oct 2007]
    Farmer Family headstone at Salt Lake City Cemetery. Included inscriptions for James Morris Farmer, Sarah Trussler Farmer (she's actually buried at Essex Co, England), James Frederick Trussler Farmer, Frederick Richard Farmer, Joseph James Biddles Farmer, Mary Ann BIDDLES Farmer, and Clara Lisonberry DAVIS Farmer. Photo by Chad G. Nichols
    Farmer Family Marker [east inscription, 15 Oct 2007]
    Farmer Family Marker [east inscription, 15 Oct 2007]
    Farmer Family headstone [east inscription] at Salt Lake City Cemetery. Included inscriptions are of James Morris Farmer and Sarah TRUSSLER Farmer. Photo by Chad G. Nichols

    Histories
    Fellow Horizon Passenger Diary
    Fellow Horizon Passenger Diary
    Diary of Samuel Openshaw. The diary of a fellow voyager on the Horizon, during the Farmer Family's journey to "Zion."
    Horizon Voyage Report [25 May - 30 Jun 1856]
    Horizon Voyage Report [25 May - 30 Jun 1856]
    Ship Voyage of the Horizon. This ship's voyage held many LDS passengers bound for "Zion," including several members of the Farmer family. This report is a small collection compiled from the Mormon Immigration Index and was transcribed by Chad G. Nichols
    History
    History
    History of James Morris Farmer & Sarah TRUSSLER Farmer; Author unknown; Original editing by Jeanne Davis Cutler, Nov 1991; Additional editing by Chad G. Nichols, May 2005

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: Myrtle Kump Nichols records indicate birthdate of 12 Nov 1815 in Ledbury, Sussex, England.
      OCCUPATION: James is listed as a stonemason when he boards the Horizon.

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Ledbury Church - 003744
      1851 British Census - 003189
      Horizon History - 000150
      Samuel Openshaw Diary - 000151
      Horizon Passenger List - 000152
      1860 U.S. Census - 000153
      1880 U.S. Census - 001296
      Family Marker - 001481, 001482
      History - 001523
      Obituary - 005292
      Grave Marker - 004424
      Family Marker - 004425, 004426, 004427, 004428

    2. [S748] JnJTreeClimbers, Kesler, Joni & Roberts, Julia, ([Online]).

    3. [S177] 1851 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The 1851 Census for England was taken on the night of 30 March 1851) (Reliability: 3).
      106 Spring Gardens, Splittlegate Houghton & Walton, Lincolnshire - James Farmer family:
      --James, age 34, Stone Mason, b. ?, Herts
      --Sarah, age 36, b. Steyning, Sussex
      --Emma, age 7, b. Steyning, Sussex
      --Agnes, age 6, b. Steyning, Sussex
      --Frederic, age 4, b. Horley, Sussex
      --Elizabeth, age 2, b. Reigate, Sussex

    4. [S385] Emigration Records, European Mission; 1849-1885, 1899-1923, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, European Mission, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1951), FHL 025691, P.176 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S283] Mormon Immigration Index , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department., (Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 2000 [CD-ROM]) (Reliability: 3).
      96th Company of Elder Edward Martin on the Horizon departed Liverpool, England 25 May 1856, arrived Boston, Massachusetts 30 Jun 1856, departed Boston 2 Jul 1856 by Rail, arrived Iowa City 8 Jul 1856; Lists Elizabeth Farmer (age 67), James Morris Farmer (age 39), Harriet Polly Farmer (age 39), Richard Farmer (age 33), Mary Jane Farmer (age 26), Mary Ann Biddles Farmer (age 26), Emma Jane Farmer (age 12), Agnes Ann Farmer (age 11), Ann M. Farmer (age 11), Elizabeth Ann Farmer (age 7), & Willard Farmer (infant)

    6. [S738] Emigrating Journals of The Willie and Martin Handcart Companies and The Hunt and Hodgett Wagon Trains, Turner, Lynne Slater, (Taylorsville, Utah : Aug 1996, 254p (incl index)), P 189 (Reliability: 3).
      FARMER, James 39 Mason
      Mary Ann 26
      Emma J. 12
      Agnes A. 10
      Elizabeth 7
      Willard 50 (traveled with them on the ship)
      Included in the member list of the John A. Hunt Wagon Train

    7. [S241] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Index, 1847-1868 , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Salt Lake City, UT : 2004-2007 [online] http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library This index is the most complete listing of individuals and companies in which Mormon pioneer emigrants traveled west to Utah from 1847 through 1868. It is an incomplete listing, as rosters have not been found for all companies. It also identifies sources to learn more about the experiences of each company.) (Reliability: 3).
      Dan Jones - John A. Hunt Company with about 300 individuals and 56 wagons departed Iowa City 1 Aug 1856, arrived Salt Lake Valley between 10 and 15 Dec 1856; Lists James Morris Farmer (age 40), Mary Ann Biddles Farmer (age 28), Mary Jane Farmer (age 26), Emma Jane Farmer (age 13), Agnes Ann Farmer (age 11), & Elizabeth Ann Farmer (age 8)

    8. [S408] 1860 United States Federal Census, United States. Census Office. 8th Census, 1860, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), P 287 (Reliability: 3).
      West Jordan Post Office, Salt Lake, Utah: "James Farmer," age 43, Stone Cutter, value of real estate 200, value of personal estate 200, birthplace England; "Mary A," age 30, birthplace England; "Emma J," age 17, birthplace England; "Agnes A," age 15, birthplace England; "Elizabeth F," age 11, birthplace England; "Sarah J," age 2, birthplace Utah

    9. [S117] 1880 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 10th Census, 1880, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), PG 27 (Reliability: 3).
      Fort Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah; Lists "James Morris Farmer," age 63, "Stone Cutter," birthplace "England," parents born at "England"

    10. [S193] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, 2006), FHL 446340, REF # 679 (Reliability: 3).
      Baptism, Endowment

    11. [S415] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    12. [S423] Obituary (Reliability: 3).
      JAMES M. FARMER
      James M. Farmer, son of Richard and Elizabeh Morris Farmer, died on Friday, Jan. 26, 1895. Deceased was born Nov. 12th, 1816, at Leadbury, Herefordshire, England. Joined the Church in 1849, emigrated to Utah in 1856, worked as a stonecutter for the Temple for a years, and finally moved to Herriman, Salt Lake county, where he has resided ever since. He has buried three wives and four children, and leaves one wife, nine children, thirty-nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren living, besides three adopted children to mourn his loss. He died as he had lived a faithful Latter-day Saint, at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 13 days.
      The remains were buried at Salt Lake City on Monday, Jan. 18 [sic], at 2 p. m.
      J. S. H. BODELL.
      [Published in the Deseret News, 9 Feb 1895, p. 32. Transcription by Chad G. Nichols]

    13. [S153] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database, Utah Department of Community and Economic Development, (Salt Lake City, UT : [2003--, online] http://history.utah.gov/utah_history_research_center/cemetery_burials/) (Reliability: 3).
      Burial Information: FARMER, JAMES
      Birth: 0/0/0 Death: 1/28/1920 Burial: 1/28/1895 Place of Birth: UNKNOWN Place of Death: SALT LAKE CITY,UTAH Cause of Death: Grave Location:Salt Lake City Cemetery <http://www.ci.slc.ut.us/publicservices/parks/cemetery.htm> , E_12_2_4_N2
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)

    14. [S193] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, 2006), FHL 7230827 (Reliability: 3).
      Batch: 7230827, Sheet: 55, Source: 0822081

    15. [S193] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, 2006), FHL 183395, PG 204 (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S193] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, 2006), FHL 183399, REF # 4861 (Reliability: 3).