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Augustus A. Farnham

Served as captain of Ten and was traveling with family in the 1849 Richards Company.  In 1856 he returned from Australia where he had served as mission president.  Some sources give his middle name as "Alvin" others spell it "Alwin."  Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850 does not list a middle name or initial.

Companies

Silas Richards Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 44
Company Unknown (1856)Approximate age at departure: 51

Sources

  • "Arrived," Deseret News [Weekly], 26 Nov. 1856, 301.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Utah Census

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849; Silas Richards company, 1849 September. 

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Farnham, Augustus, [Biographical sketch], in Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia [1971], 4:307.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Farnham, Augustus, to Brigham Young, 25 Aug. 1849, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 30, box 21, fd. 15.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Hutchings, Eliza Ann Pectol, [Reminiscences], in "History of Shepherd Pierce Hutchings," item #2, 1-2.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1849, p. 5C
  • Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850.

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Richards, Samuel Whitney, Journals, 1839-1909, vol. 5, reel 1, box 1, fd. 2.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Richards, Silas, Journals 1846 May-1855 July, fd. 1, 1-36.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Richards, Silas, Reminiscences and journal [ca. 1849-1871], 3-12.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Richards, Silas, Reminiscences, 6-7. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Richards, Silas, to Brigham Young, 24 Aug. 1849, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 31, box 21, fd. 17.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Salt Lake City Property Index.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946

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  • FamilySearch