Thursday, January 9, 2014

Josiah Marsh Ferrin 1834 - 1904

Contributed By kfraser · 2013-07-23 18:02:54 GMT+0000 (UTC) · 0 Comments FERRIN, JOSIAH MARSH (son of Samuel Ferrin and Sally Powell Marsh).

Born Jan. 22, 1834, Cherry Creek, N.Y. Married Martha Ann Bronson Feb. 10, 1856, Ogden, Utah (daughter of Leman Bronson and Lucy Brass), who was born June 13, 1834, Brownstown, Mich.

Their children:
Martha Jane b. Sept. 26, 1856, m. Zachariah Ballantyne Dec. 27, 1877;
Josiah Leman b. Sept. 26, 1856, m. Ella D. Stallings Dec. 27, 1877;
James Clinton b. Aug. 30, 1858, m. Elizabeth E. Edge Oct. 9, 1879;
Thaddeus Marsh b. Sept. 9, 1860, m. Cornelia Nielsen Jan. 24, 1884;
Moroni Daniel b. July 6, 1862, m. Rosella Bachman Dec. 1884, m. Nancy V. Murphy June 19, 1895;
George Elihu b. Aug. 30, 1864, m. Josephine Hortensen July 13, 1887; Wilmer b. Oct. 4, 1866, m. Nancy Pritchett Oct. 25, 1893;
Lucy Lorinda b, Aug. 26, 1868, m. William Stringham;
Winslow Bronson b. May 27, 1871; Chariton Philip b. March 8, 1874, m. Ida Farley; Sally Lovella b. May 12, 1877, m. John F. Sharp.

Family resided Ogden and Ogden, Utah. Bishop; high councilor. Member state legislature. Farmer and stock raiser. Source: Esshom, Frank Elwood. Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Co., 1913. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Name: Josiah Marsh Ferrin Gender: Male Relationship to Primary Person: Self (Head) Father: Samuel Ferrin Mother: Sally Clotilda Powell Birth Date: 22 Jan 1834 Birth Place: Cherry Creek, Chautauqua, New York, USA Death Date: 19 Jun 1904 Alternate Death Dates: Jun 20, 1904 Death Place: Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Burial Date: Jun 1904 Burial Place: Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Residences: Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA; 1860 Eden, Weber, Utah, USA LDS Church Ordinance Data: Baptism Date: July 15, 1844 Officiator: Samuel Ferrin Ordained Bishop Date: Ordained Deacon Ordained Teacher Ordained Priest Ordained Elder Ordained Seventy Date: 1854 Ordained High Priest Date: 1857 LDS Temple Ordinance Data: Sealed to Parents Date: June 30, 1967 Temple: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA Endowment Date: August 17, 1861 Temple: Endowment House in Salt Lake City Sealed to Spouse Date: August 17, 1861 Temple: Endowment House in Salt Lake City Vocations: Saw Milling; 1860 Farmer, Stockraiser Comments: In 1860, Josiah had a houeshold of 5, $150 of real wealth and $160of personal wealth. Comments: #21. Josiah was a member of the 38th quorum of Seventy. He served as a member of the High Council until 1868. He acted as a teacher and superintendent of Sunday Schools, and president of Ward Y.M.M.I.A., etc. He acted as Bishop of Eden from 1877 to 1882 and again a second term for eleven years, commencing in 1885; after that he moved to Ogden where he was called to act as an alternate member and later as a regular member of the High Council. In 1868-1870 he filled a successful mission to Great Britain, laboring in the Manchester and Leeds conferences, presiding for a short time over the latter. In civil affairs Bishop Ferrin was ever active and served his fellow citizens faithfully in many different capacities such as school trustee, constable and member of the legislature. Since his first arrival in Utah from Pottawattamie county, Iowa in 1852 he was a hard worker and a natural leader of men. In 1862 he settled in Ogden Valley, becoming one of the first settlers of Eden. He also had his share of Indian fighting, while serving as a member of the Utah militia with the rank of captain. He raised a large family of faithful Latter-day Saints and finally died highly respected and beloved. Household Members: 

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