9 May 2007
I am very interested in the progress of the Winslow Farr Sr. Family Organization. As you may know my wife, Jeanene Watkins Scott, was a Farr descendant through Ben E. and Diana Farr Rich. Since the first days of our marriage, she has been interested in family history and a strong supporter of the Winslow Farr, Sr. family organization before she passed through the veil in 1995. I have endeavored to keep track of the progress being made in research and biographical efforts by the organization giving every effort and encouragement I can.
I am most grateful to David Farr for consistently updating me on the progress made to identify family members and to provide the temple ordinances for them. I have enjoyed doing sealings for the family from time to time and talking at the reunion temple meetings every three years. I particularly enjoyed doing the temple work that extended the Farr family line from America back to England . This line was recently approved by our research experts after extensive work by the family to extend the Farr line to Bedfordshire , England . I want to extend my personal congratulations to your research committee and particularly to Tim Farr, who has done a wonderful job in overseeing the Farr line research.
I am also very pleased that you are doing down line research to identify those family members living and dead who have come down from Winslow and Olive Farr's children. Some years ago I gave encouragement to this endeavor and appreciate your leaders for pursuing this work. I would commend Harold Armstrong who is chairman of this effort and has several thousand Farr names on his computer from this research as well as those of you individually who are involved. On the website ( www.winslow.farr.org ) under family history quotes are a number of statements from our prophets regarding the importance of this work.
I would encourage as many as are willing to commit to take assignments for their particular down line and work with relatives in seeing that every name is researched and verified. This research in combination with doing the necessary temple work is so important in helping us fulfill our roles as 'Saviors on Mt. Zion .' The joy of uniting family members for now and in eternity is of the utmost importance.
I know you will be blessed by accepting an assignment and then faithfully working at completing your task. May the Lord bless you in this endeavor.
Your adopted family member,
Richard G. Scott