5/15 Dec. 1794–16 Aug. 1846. Born in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Peter Farnham and Chloe Wilson. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 14 July 1844. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 4 Mar. 1845. Ordained a seventy, by 25 Dec. 1845. Died near Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska).