Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Ebenezer FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 18 Aug 1750 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 in 1825 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Ebenezer married 5, 6 Mary TITUS on 6 Jan 1777 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

He was a minute-man, and was  called into service in a company commanded by Lieut. Oliver Cobleigh in the summer of 1777. He came from Chesterfield to Littleton about 1800.

Mary TITUS was born 1 on 13 Mar 1754 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 23 Jan 1840 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Mary married 2, 3 Ebenezer FARR on 6 Jan 1777 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Ebenezer FARR was born on 26 Jan 1778. He died in Apr 1852.
  M ii Deacon Noah FARR was born on 8 Dec 1779. He died on 2 Apr 1842.
  F iii Molly FARR was born on 15 Mar 1782. She died on 10 Apr 1838.
  M iv Titus FARR was born on 9 Jul 1784. He died on 10 May 1827.
  M v Elijah FARR was born on 5 Jul 1786. He died on 29 Jul 1846.
  M vi Joseph FARR was born on 6 Jul 1788. He died on 29 Mar 1874.
  M vii
Benjamin FARR was born 1, 2 on 15 Mar 1791 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Charles FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 29 Apr 1760 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 6 Mar 1832 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States. Charles married 3 Sarah Anna TITUS on 12 Oct 1780 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Charles was counted in a census 4 in 1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was counted in a census 5 in 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was counted in a census 6 in 1820 in Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Soldier: 1777, Rev. War Vet. On 7 May 1777 list of Capt. Waitstill Scott in Col. Ashley's Regiment, Chesterfield, Cheshire, NH, men as a Private.

Removed to New York(probably to Malone or vicinity) about 1812.

Vermont Warning Out
Vol. 2: Southern Vermont pp. 140, 141
FHL book area US/CAN 974.3 N2r
13 Oct 1813
Charles Farr was warned out of Vermont along with his wife Sarah, and Calvin Farr, Caleb, wife Amey, and Charles, Laura, Chauncy, and Mary.

Sarah Anna TITUS was born 1 on 5 Mar 1756 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 5 Feb 1825. Sarah married 2 Charles FARR on 12 Oct 1780 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Elvira Regina FARR.
  F ii
Mary Laura FARR.
  M iii Caleb FARR was born on 9 Jun 1781. He died on 9 Dec 1851.
  M iv
Charles FARR Jr. was born 1, 2, 3, 4 on 25 Sep 1783 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 19 Nov 1880 in Saranac Lake, Franklin, New York, United States.

Served in the Rev. War.
  F v Sarah FARR was born on 8 Jan 1786.
  M vi Calvin FARR was born on 25 Mar 1796. He died on 29 Mar 1868.

Samuel FARR Jr, 2nd [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1739 in of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died after 1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Samuel married 2 Mary about 1770.

Styled the "2nd" in the tax records to avoid confusion with other Samuel Farr's. It is not an indication of generation!

There is a marriage record in the Chesterfield records of a Samuel Farr marrying a Suffina Bowker 10 Mar 1788, but there is no proof that this is the same Samuel Farr.

Mary was born about 1741 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Mary married 1 Samuel FARR Jr, 2nd about 1770.

They had the following children.

  M i
Joshua FARR was born 1, 2 on 10 Dec 1771 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.



Some show that this Joshua married Prudence Bennet in Vermont but I see no proof that this Joshua is the same as the one in Vermont.
  F ii
Lucy FARR was born 1, 2 on 2 Sep 1774 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Calvin FARR [Parents] 1 was born on 25 Mar 1796 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2 on 29 Mar 1868 in Bangor, Franklin, New York, United States. Calvin married Matilda BARBOUR on 10 Jun 1820 in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Calvin was counted in a census 3 in 1850 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 4 in 1860 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States.

Calvin buys 36 acres, Lot 39 Twp 8, on 1 Aug 1857 from Samuel L. G____ and others.
Franklin County Land Deeds Vol. 29, p. 291
FHL US/CAN Film 0875553

In a land deed dated 28 Dec 1868, Matilda Farr "sole devisee of the last will and testament of Calvin Farr of Brandon dec'd" sells land to Isaac Farr of Dickinson, for $1000. Pt of Lot 39 Twp 8 in the Macomb Purchase. Matilda sells this land before moving to Wisconsin to be near her son Carlos.
Franklin County Land Deeds Vol. 45, p. 572
FHL US/CAN Film 0876508 Item 2

Lara Farr (wife of Isaac Farr) Reliquished her Dower rights on Lot 39 Twp 8, on 5 Apr 1871 to Oscar and Alfred Farr, sons of Calvin and Matilda Farr.
Franklin County Land Deeds Vol. 47, pp. 310-11
FHL US/CAN Film 0876509

A search for the will and probate mentioned in the above land deed of Calvin, produced nothing.

CENSUS: Age 54, Matilda 51, Cyrus 19, Sarah 17, Carlos 14, Oscar 7.

CENSUS: Age 64 husband of Matilda and he is a farmer.

DEATH: Buried in Stephen Cemetery, Brandon.

Matilda BARBOUR was born on 11 May 1799 in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died on 14 Dec 1881 in Newton, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. Matilda married Calvin FARR on 10 Jun 1820 in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Matilda was counted in a census 1 in 1860 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States.

CENSUS: Age 61.

They had the following children.

  F i Matilda FARR was born on 22 Apr 1821. She died on 30 Oct 1900.
  M ii Calvin FARR was born on 28 Jun 1823.
  M iii Chauncy FARR was born on 8 Jan 1826. He died on 16 Sep 1872.
  F iv
Amanda FARR was born on 30 Mar 1828 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States. She died on 19 Jun 1857.
  M v Cyrus Thomas FARR was born on 9 Feb 1831. He died on 22 Oct 1910.
  F vi
Sarah FARR was born on 18 Aug 1833 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States.
  M vii Carlos FARR was born on 24 Jun 1836. He died on 1 Mar 1900.
  M viii
Alfred FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 4 Feb 1839. He died 2 on 19 Nov 1903 in Bangor, Franklin, New York, United States.

Alfred was counted in a census 3 in 1860 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States. He had a will 4 on 11 Jun 1895 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States.

Lived with Oscar in Brandon, NY. In Jun 1899 he was an unmarried farmer.

CENSUS: Age 21 and a farm laborer.

DEATH: Buried in Stephen Cemetery
  M ix Oscar FARR was born on 8 Jul 1841. He died on 30 Jun 1908.

Carlos FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 24 Jun 1836 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States. He died 3 on 1 Mar 1900 in Newton, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. Carlos married 4 Ellen Elizabeth BEMIS on 24 Aug 1866 in Harmony, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States.

Carlos was counted in a census 5 in 1860 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 6 on 13 Aug 1870 in Harmony, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. He was counted in a census 7 in 1880 in Harmony, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States.

Co H 142nd Regt NY Vol, born Brandon, NY
Carlos Cpl Co H 142 NY Inf

CENSUS: Age 24 and a farmer.

CENSUS: Age 33.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Carlos FARR Self M Male W 43 NY Farmer NH ---
Ella FARR   Wife M Female W 32 NY Keeping House VT CAN
Elmer FARR Son S Male W 10 WI --- ---
Herman FARR   Son S Male W 8 --- ---

Ellen Elizabeth BEMIS [scrapbook] was born on 24 Aug 1847 in Malone, Franklin, New York, United States. She died on 2 Jan 1931 in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States. Ellen married 1 Carlos FARR on 24 Aug 1866 in Harmony, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States.

Ellen was counted in a census 2 on 13 Aug 1870 in Harmony, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States.

BIRTH: Tombstone says b. 26 Aug 1847.

CENSUS: Age 23.

DEATH: Tombstone of her son Elmer states her her name as Ella. Buried in Waucoma, Fayette, Iowa.

They had the following children.

  M i Elmer Ulysses FARR was born on 30 Jan 1870. He died on 25 Dec 1947.
  M ii
Herman A. FARR [scrapbook] was born on 11 Nov 1871. He died 1 on 22 May 1931 in Waucoma, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

Elmer Ulysses FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 30 Jan 1870 in Newton, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. He died 2 on 25 Dec 1947 in Waucoma, Fayette, Iowa, United States. Elmer married Georgia Adelia GRANT on 15 Oct 1893 in Wisconsin, United States.

Elmer was counted in a census 3 on 13 Aug 1870 in Harmony, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. He was counted in a census 4 in 1910 in Eden, Fayette, Iowa, United States. He was counted in a census 5 on 20 Jan 1920 in Eden, Fayette, Iowa, United States. He was counted in a census 6 in 1930 in Eden, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

ELMER AND GEORGIA (GRANT) FARR
Elmer and Georgia (Grant) Farr came to Fayette County in the early 1900s to a farm northeast of Waucoma from Vernon County, WI. Their children were Carol, Clifford and Donald E.; Ralph died in infancy. Carol was a school teacher and later married Fritz Krause; they farmed near Renwick, IA. Clifford, a buttermaker. married Jessie Brooks of Ottumwa, IA. Their daughter. Martha (Farr) Pittman. resides in Pittsburgh PA.  Donald E., an engineer, married Helen Rose Hill of Pittsburgh, PA. Their daughter, Lynn (Farr) Wholebee, resides in Pittsburgh, PA, and their son, Donald R., resides in Paradise Valley, IA. Donald E.'s company was NCS (National Consulting Services). NCS served entrepreneur­al companies worldwide. He was in charge of all foreign operations. Donald R Farr married Mary Jane Hills; he has a National Consulting Service. Recently Donald R. contacted Edith Mann through a mutual relative which caused Edith to research the Farrs. She had worked for Elmer and Georgia when they resided near Wau­oma. These are descendants of Samuel F. Farr, Sr. and Hannah Whitney born in Stowe, MA, in the ate 1600s. Elmer Farr was a successful Fayette County Farmer noted for his fine stock of Holstein cattle and Duroc swine. His wife, Georgia, raised Leg­horn and Barred Rock chickens (using her own incubator) not only for their use, but a supple­ment for their income. Georgia died in 1941, Elmer in 1947. The Jack Adams family presently owns and operates the former Farr farm.
Submitted by Edith Mann
Heritage Of Fayette County Iowa 1996
FHL film #1425456 Item 2

Elmer U. Farr shows on FHL film #1206003 "Old Age Assistance Tax, Fayette County, 1934" as a son of Carlos Farr, mother's maiden name as Bemis, and Elmer's date of birth in 1870.

CENSUS: Age 4 months, son of Carlos.

CENSUS: Age 40.

CENSUS: Age 49.

CENSUS: Age 60 farmer, Georgia A 56, Donald E 20.

Georgia Adelia GRANT [scrapbook] was born 1 on 6 Mar 1874 in Newton, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. She died 2 on 11 Jul 1941 in Waucoma, Fayette, Iowa, United States. She was buried in Waucoma, Fayette, Iowa, United States. Georgia married Elmer Ulysses FARR on 15 Oct 1893 in Wisconsin, United States.

Georgia was counted in a census 3 in 1910 in Eden, Fayette, Iowa, United States. She was counted in a census 4 on 20 Jan 1920 in Eden, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 36.

CENSUS: Age 45, listed with her mother Adelia Grant, 72, b. CT.

DEATH: Tombstone says d. 12 Jul 1941.

They had the following children.

  F i
Carol A. FARR was born on 11 Dec 1894 in Newton, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. She died on 26 Feb 1958.

Carol was counted in a census 1 in 1910 in Eden, Fayette, Iowa, United States. She worked 2 as teacher in 1917 in Fayette, Iowa, United States. She was counted in a census 3 on 20 Jan 1920 in Eden, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 25.
  M ii
Clifford Grant FARR was born on 11 Oct 1897 in Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. He died on 2 Oct 1971.

Clifford was counted in a census 1 in 1910 in Eden, Fayette, Iowa, United States. He was counted in a census 2 on 20 Jan 1920 in Eden, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 22.
  M iii
Ralph Carlos FARR was born 1 on 16 May 1902. He died 2 on 14 May 1903 in Waucoma, Fayette, Iowa, United States.
  M iv Donald Elmer FARR was born on 12 Mar 1910. He died on 10 Jun 1966.

Donald Elmer FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 12 Mar 1910 in Waucoma, Fayette, Iowa, United States. He died on 10 Jun 1966 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. Donald married Helen Rose LULA in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

Donald was counted in a census 1 in 1910 in Eden, Fayette, Iowa, United States. He was counted in a census 2 in 1920 in Eden, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age one month.

CENSUS: Age 9.

Helen Rose LULA [scrapbook] was born on 23 Mar 1915 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 30 Sep 1995 in Castle Shannon, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. Helen married Donald Elmer FARR in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Rhoda Lynne FARR.
  M ii Donald Richard FARR DNA Participant #36078.

Abel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 30 Oct 1774 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 20 Mar 1874 in Ohio, United States. Abel married 3, 4 Ruth Mary SMITH "Polly" on 1 Dec 1794 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Abel was counted in a census 5 in 1830 in Shalersville, Portage, Ohio, United States.

The information I have on Abel Farr marrying Polly Smith, daughter of Aaron Smith, comes from History of Chesterfield, Cheshire, NH by Oran E. Randall, Brattleboro, VT. 1882, "FARR, 1. Abraham,"p 302-3. It says he was a son of Abraham Farr and Rachel Foskett. It is also listed under SMITH., 1. Moses, p 435.
Joy Gough


From the research of Karen Farr:
Came to Lorain County Ohio from Vermont in 1817.
Source: 1807 History of Lorain County Ohio, Philadelphia: Williams Brothers 1879:
Pg. 245 Carlisle Settlement. paragraph 2: "A few months after Mr. Bacon made a commencement, a brother-in-law, Abel Farr, came on from Vermont and located on the north line and near the center east and west. His family that came with him was a wife and four children. Others who were married remained in Vermont; two came on afterwards and  settled near the father. None of them now live in the township, and the only descendants are the widow and  children of a son, Lowell, who was one of the children who came with the family."

Notes by Tim Farr:
In the first paragraph of the above citation it states that John Bacon of Windham Vermont was the first settler in Carlisle. He came with his children;Clarrissa, Hiram and Susan. Hiram married Louisa Halford. Abel's son, Lowell, married Phebe Loretta Holford. This would make Abel Farr and John Bacon In-laws not brother-in-laws.

Ruth Mary "Polly" SMITH was born in 1773 in New Hampshire, United States. She died on 2 Jul 1863 in Ohio, United States. Polly married 1, 2 Abel FARR on 1 Dec 1794 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

BIRTH: Daughter of Aaron Smith and Bathsheba.

They had the following children.

  F i
Polly FARR was born in 1794 in New Hampshire, United States.
  M ii Abel Asa FARR was born on 6 May 1795. He died on 20 Apr 1864.
  M iii Kimball FARR was born in 1799.
  M iv Lowell FARR was born on 4 Sep 1806. He died on 13 Apr 1862.
  M v Philemon FARR was born on 20 Jan 1808. He died on 5 Feb 1893.
  M vi
Loren FARR was born in 1808.
  M vii
Loreman FARR was born in 1812.
  F viii
Clarinda FARR was born on 15 Sep 1817.

Abel Asa FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 6 May 1795 in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4, 5 on 20 Apr 1864 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hiram Rapids, Ohio, United States. Abel married Betsey DUNSMORE in 1815 in Ohio, United States.

Abel was counted in a census 6 in 1850 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States. He was counted in a census 7 in 1860 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
MASTIC, Betsey

Moved to Ohio in 1819 and resided in Elyria for two years, then he moved to Claridon, and in March 1829, he moved to Portage County, where he remained until 1837. Abel moved to Troy, Geauga County, where he remained until his death.

Family history says he was a veteran of the War of 1812. I have not been able to find any records to verify this. Wilson had his Army rifle.

The Farrs were a prominent family in the Mantua Station area. The land the farm was on was called “Farr Hill.” The children were justices of the peace, lawyers, store owners, postmaster and judges.

CENSUS: In the 1850 census he was listed as a farmer in Troy Township, Geauga, Ohio, listed with Betsey, Arvilla, Luthera, Orrin, Ascenath, Eri, and Edwin.

CENSUS: Age 65.

Betsey DUNSMORE was born in 1796 in Vermont, United States. She died in 1817. Betsey married Abel Asa FARR in 1815 in Ohio, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Adell N. FARR was born in 1816.

Abel Asa FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 6 May 1795 in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4, 5 on 20 Apr 1864 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hiram Rapids, Ohio, United States. Abel married 6, 7 Betsey MASTIC on 24 May 1819 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Abel was counted in a census 8 in 1850 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States. He was counted in a census 9 in 1860 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
DUNSMORE, Betsey

Moved to Ohio in 1819 and resided in Elyria for two years, then he moved to Claridon, and in March 1829, he moved to Portage County, where he remained until 1837. Abel moved to Troy, Geauga County, where he remained until his death.

Family history says he was a veteran of the War of 1812. I have not been able to find any records to verify this. Wilson had his Army rifle.

The Farrs were a prominent family in the Mantua Station area. The land the farm was on was called “Farr Hill.” The children were justices of the peace, lawyers, store owners, postmaster and judges.

CENSUS: In the 1850 census he was listed as a farmer in Troy Township, Geauga, Ohio, listed with Betsey, Arvilla, Luthera, Orrin, Ascenath, Eri, and Edwin.

CENSUS: Age 65.

Betsey MASTIC [scrapbook] was born 1 on 16 Jul 1796 in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 2 Sep 1861 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hiram Rapids, Ohio, United States. Betsey married 3, 4 Abel Asa FARR on 24 May 1819 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Betsey was counted in a census 5 in 1860 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

Daughter of Nathaniel Mastic, born in Massachusetts July 8, 1772, and Lydia Caryl, born 1771. Betsey's grandfather, John Mastic, was born in Scotland in 1717, and married Sarah Coy, born in 1712 in Farmington, Mass. He was pressed into the English service, where he remained until reaching Boston Harbor, when he escaped, and in his flight exchanged clothes with a man digging a cellar under a mill, and also changed his name from Salter to Mastic, by which he was always known thereafter.

CENSUS: Age 64.

DEATH: Age 65, wife of Abel.

They had the following children.

  M i Lorenzo Abel FARR was born on 27 Mar 1820. He died in Sep 1904.
  M ii Alonzo Nathanial FARR was born on 28 Nov 1822. He died in 1893.
  M iii
Lovell Ira FARR was born on 20 Jan 1824 in Clarindon, Geauga, Ohio, United States.
  M iv William Henry FARR was born on 30 Jan 1826.
  F v
Arvilla L FARR was born on 19 Jun 1828 in Clarindon, Geauga, Ohio, United States.
  M vi Edwin Asa FARR was born on 26 Jul 1830. He died on 15 Oct 1885.
  F vii
Lutheria E FARR was born on 17 Apr 1832 in Ohio, United States.
  M viii Orrin Smith "Orvill" FARR was born on 24 May 1834. He died on 23 Nov 1908.
  F ix Mary Asenath FARR was born on 5 Jan 1836. She died on 29 Jun 1918.
  M x Eri M. FARR was born on 10 Sep 1840. He died on 28 Sep 1912.

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