Farnsworth, Moses Franklin, 1834-
- Existence: b. 1834
Moses Franklin Farnsworth (1834-1906) was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints and a genealogist and a historian.
Moses Franklin Farnswroth was born on February 5, 1834 to parents Reuben Farnsworth III and Mary Laymon. After a basic education he worked as a book keeper and salesman in Indiana. He was one of the first pioneers to come to Utah and arrived in 1853 from Indiana. He later Married Elizabeth Jane Stewart on February 26, 1857 in Salt Lake City and they later would have 7 children. Settling in Pleasant Grove Utah He later would enroll as a captain in the black hawk war. Later he would go on to serve a mission in London England twice in 1862 and in 1868. He then settled Kanab, Kane County. He then became a recorder for the st. George temple and later would do the same for the Manti temple. He was an avid family historian and published both a family history entitled “ the farnsworth in memorial” and the history of manti in a local paper. He died on February 25 1906 in Manti Utah.
Citation:LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p.522; extracted from Infobases Collectors Library; (Was a pioneer; Served in Black hawk war; served missions in England; settled in Pleasent Grove; Recorder for manti temple and St. Geroge temple; Worked as a book keeper and salesman)
Familysearch, Via WWW, January 3, 2023 (b. Feb. 5, 1834;d. 25 feb. 1906; father Reuben Farnsworth III; Mother Mary Laymon)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten diaries, patriarchal blessings, and miscellaneous items. Farnsworth gives a brief autobiography before he started his first diary in 1862. His diaries cover from 1862 to 1864 and from 1868 to 1870 when he was on a mission for the Mormon Church in England. Also included are patriarchal blessings for members of the Farnsworth family.
Correspondence, record books, pension petitions, certificates, pamphlets, articles of incorporation, poems, blessings, poems, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to Farnsworth's activities particulary in the Mormon Church. Included in the collection are letters from the fourth president of the Mormon Church, Willford Woodruff, patriarchal blessings, letters relating to Mormon polygamy, and a book recording the work done in the Manti Temple of the Mormon Church.
Typewritten manuscript of a history of Manti, Utah. The item covers the years from 1849 to 1897. It includes contributions from a number of authors who describe their experiences. A number of accounts of Indian troubles are presented as well as descriptions of how the town and its fort were constructed. The manuscript was apparently never published.
Handwritten list of totals for ordinance work done in the St. George temple from 1877 to 1883. Farnsworth lists the numbers of ordinances performed in such categories as baptisms, endowments, ordinations, sealings and "Second Anointings."
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- Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Manti -- History 2
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- Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- England -- History 1
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- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History 1
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