Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Farnsworths in:
 • Mountain View Cemetery
 • Beaver
 • Beaver County
 • Utah
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Philo Taylor Farnsworth
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 24, 1826
Burlington (Lawrence County)
Lawrence County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1887
Beaver
Beaver County
Utah, USA

Son of Reuben Farnsworth and Lucinda Kent

Married Margaret Yates, 29 Oct 1848, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Margaret Adams, 24 Aug 1857, Beaver, Beaver, Utah

Married Agnes Ann Patterson, 9 Dec 1858, Beaver, Beaver, Utah

Married Mary Priscilla Griffiths, 15 Jun 1860, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Biography - Philo was the first Bishop of Beaver (Beaver Stake), Beaver county, Utah. It was at Hock Hocking, near Burlington, Ohio, when he was baptized in 1843 and emigrated to Salt Lake Valley in 1848, having charge of a team belonging to Franklin D. Richards in crossing the plains.

He settled at Pleasant Grove, Utah county, Utah, about 1851, and soon afterwards went to Fillmore and thence to Beaver in the latter part of 1856. The following year (1857) he was ordained a Bishop and set apart to preside over the Beaver Ward, which position he held until 1864. Subsequently, when the Beaver Stake of Zion was organized in 1877, he was chosen as a member of the High Council.

He also acted as probate judge of Beaver county and served as a member of the Territorial Legislature. Having learned the Indian language, he rendered at different times efficient service as an interpreter for the Piute Indians who loved and respected him very much.

Bishop Farnsworth was a farmer and stock raiser and a leader among men. The Bishop married four wives as follows: Margaret Yates, mother of nine children; Margaret Adams, who become the mother of seven children; Agnes Ann Patterson, who bore him ten children, and Mary Priscilla Griffiths, who bore him four children. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Reuben Farnsworth (1787 - 1847)
  Lucinda Kent Farnsworth (1785 - 1869)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Adams Farnsworth (1840 - 1872)
  Mary Priscilla Griffiths Farnsworth (1830 - 1914)
  Agnes Ann Patterson Farnsworth (1844 - 1909)
  Margaret Yates Farnsworth (1824 - 1882)*
 
 Children:
  Philo Taylor Farnsworth (1849 - 1920)*
  Franklin Dewey Farnsworth (1854 - 1928)*
  William Henry Farnsworth (1856 - 1931)*
  Alva Kent Farnsworth (1858 - 1915)*
  David Barclay Farnsworth (1859 - 1931)*
  Margaret Lucinda Farnsworth Mansfield (1861 - 1934)*
  Robert John Farnsworth (1863 - 1932)*
  Lydia Caroline Farnsworth Murdock (1863 - 1933)*
  Milford Griffiths Farnsworth (1863 - 1946)*
  Alonzo Martindale Farnsworth (1864 - 1941)*
  Lewis Edwin Farnsworth (1865 - 1924)*
  Reuben Lafayette Farnsworth (1869 - 1951)*
  Albert Stephen Farnsworth (1870 - 1945)*
  Edward Farnsworth (1872 - 1948)*
  Martha Jane Farnsworth Green (1878 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Laura Farnsworth Frampton (1806 - 1881)*
  Lydia Farnsworth Mayhew (1808 - 1897)*
  Stephen Martindale Farnsworth (1809 - 1885)*
  Lucinda Farnsworth Lyman (1812 - 1896)*
  Reuben Lafayette Farnsworth (1814 - 1893)*
  Louisa Caroline Farnsworth Shipp (1817 - 1879)*
  Eliza Ann Farnsworth (1820 - 1834)*
  William Jackson Farnsworth (1822 - 1887)*
  Philo Taylor Farnsworth (1826 - 1887)
  Anna Maria Farnsworth (1829 - ____)*
  Baby Boy Farnsworth (1831 - 1832)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Beaver
Beaver County
Utah, USA
Plot: A_88_2_H
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: May 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19455581
Philo Taylor Farnsworth
Added by: Keith
 
Philo Taylor Farnsworth
Added by: Peggy B.
 
Philo Taylor Farnsworth
Added by: bergeron
 
 
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

My 3rd cousin, 11 X removed.
- Gloria Conery
 Added: Sep. 29, 2013
My 3rd Cousin, 11X removed
- Juanita Clark
 Added: Sep. 29, 2013

- SRBentz
 Added: Jul. 12, 2009
There are 5 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service