Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


John FITCH was born on 12 Jan 1783 in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. He died on 19 Jan 1846 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. John married 1 Hannah FARR on 26 Nov 1809 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Hannah FARR [Parents] 1 was born about 1791 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. Hannah married 2 John FITCH on 26 Nov 1809 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.


George SMALL was born about 1785 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. George married Lucinda FARR about 1810 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Lucinda FARR [Parents] 1 was born on 22 Dec 1776 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Lucinda married George SMALL about 1810 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.


Zelah DOWNS was born about 1803 in of Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. Zelah married 1 Polly FARR on 13 Apr 1834 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Polly FARR [Parents] was born about 1805 in of Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She died about 1874. Polly married 1 Zelah DOWNS on 13 Apr 1834 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.


George Washington FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 22 Feb 1862 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 28 Mar 1939 in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States. George married 3, 4 Bertha ATKINS on 24 Mar 1884 in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States.

George was counted in a census 5 on 16 Jun 1870 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States.

CENSUS: Age 8.

Bertha ATKINS 1 was born 2 in Jun 1867 in of Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. Bertha married 3, 4 George Washington FARR on 24 Mar 1884 in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Orrin Harvey FARR was born on 21 Oct 1889. He died on 18 Apr 1945.

Frank Cyrus FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 4 Sep 1869 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. He died 3 on 4 Mar 1944 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. Frank married 4, 5 Margaret GUTHRIE on 12 Nov 1896 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Frank was counted in a census 6 on 16 Jun 1870 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States.

CENSUS: Age 9 months.

Margaret GUTHRIE was born 1 on 9 Mar 1874 in Ireland, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 13 Jul 1959 in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States. Margaret married 3, 4 Frank Cyrus FARR on 12 Nov 1896 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Margaret immigrated in 1891.

They had the following children.

  F i
Child FARR was born 1 on 25 Jun 1897 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 25 Jun 1897 in Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii Beatrice Catherine FARR was born on 29 Sep 1901. She died on 17 Feb 1956.
  F iii Marguerite M FARR was born on 25 Nov 1904. She died on 1 Oct 1981.

Ashley Victor FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 16 Sep 1879 in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 28 Nov 1952 in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States. Ashley married 3 Dora Ruth ASHLEY on 14 Apr 1906 in Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Ashley was counted in a census 4 in 1880 in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States.

CENSUS: Age 9 months.

Dora Ruth ASHLEY was born in 1887 in Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, United States. She died after 1920 in of Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. Dora married 1 Ashley Victor FARR on 14 Apr 1906 in Windsor, Vermont, United States.


Isaac ANDREWS 1 was born in 1806 in of, Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. He died in 1878. Isaac married Harriet FARR in 1833 in Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Harriet FARR [Parents] 1 was born on 16 Aug 1811 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She died on 11 Dec 1882 in New London, Henry, Iowa, United States. Harriet married Isaac ANDREWS in 1833 in Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Maybe Huntington?


Leonard FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 1 Apr 1814 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. He died 1 on 24 Dec 1901 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Leonard married 2 Margaret D BUSH on 22 Feb 1848 in Augusta, Virginia, United States.

History of Henry County, Iowa
FHL Book Area US/CAN 977.795 H2t

FARR, LEONARD, retired farm­er; born in Chittenden Co., Vt., April 1, 1814; at the age of 18, moved to Ohio and engaged in teaching for about five years; then removed to Vir­ginia, and engaged in teaching there for nine years. While in Virginia, he be­came acquainted with Miss Margaret D. Bush, from Augusta, Va., and they were married Feb. 22, 1848; they came to Iowa the same year, and ar­rived in Mt. Pleasant on Christmas Day, 1848; the snow at that time was thirty inches deep, and Mrs. Farr says that she did not see the ground for three months. Mr. Farr engaged in teaching for sever­al years, and in improving his land; he taught the Seminary at Sakm for two years. He has held the office of Superintendent of Henry Co. When he commenced life, he had nothing, and now owns 1,400 acres of land in Henry Co. They have no children.

Portrait and Biographical Album
Henry County, Iowa
FHL Book Area US/CAN 977.795 D3p
pp.299,300

LEONARD FARR, a retired farmer, resides at Mt. Pleasant. He was a pioneer in Iowa of 1841, and has been a resident of Henry County since 1848. He was born in Huntington, Crittenden Co., Vt., April 1, 1814, and is the son of Artemas and Mercy (Fitch) Farr. His father was born at ¹Tinmouth, Conn., in 1781,and removed to the wilds of Vermont with his family when but a lad. He was a soldier of the War of 1812, and commanded a company of volunteers at the battle of Plattsburg. A farmer by occupation, he emi­grated to Ohio in 1824, settling in Butler County, where he was engaged in his chosen vocation. He came to Iowa at the time of the land sales, in 1839, and purchased claims in Henry County, returned east, and moved to Henry County in 1841, and settled in New London Township. He died near Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Oct. 18, 1844. ²The paternal grandfather of Leonard emigrated from Wales to America in Colonial days, and settled in Martha's Vineyard. Leonard's mother, Mercy Fitch Farr, was born in Coventry, Conn. Her father, John Fitch, was also a native of that place, and came of old New England stock. Her mother's father was Maj. Elias Buell, an officer of the war of the Revo­lution. Her uncle, Hon. Jesse Buell, of Coventry, Conn;, and later of Albany, N.Y., was a prominent man of his day, being an eminent agriculturist and horticulturist of those early times, the publisher of the pioneer agricultural journal in this country, the well-known Cultivator and Country Gentleman, of Albany, N.Y., and a leading man of that place. The Buell family trace their descent from the nobility of England. William Buell, the founder of the family in America, came from England in the year 1630, and landed at Plymouth Colony, Mass. The family subsequently settled at Coventry, Conn., and to-day their descendants are to be found in every State in the Union, many of them having distinguished themselves as soldiers, Statesmen, and in the private walks of life.

Leonard Farr received his primary education in the district school, and pursued his studies at the Hudson River Seminary, Kinderhook, N.Y. and at the Burr Seminary, Manchester, Vt. When nineteen years of age he commenced teaching school in Butler County, Ohio, and followed that calling in that county until 1838, when he removed to Rushville, Ind., where he was similarly engaged for one year. He spent the years 1839 and 1840 in traveling and teaching in the Southern States. In the latter part of 1840 he located in Augusta County, Va., and taught school in that county until December 1848. He was married, Feb. 22, 1848, to Miss Margaret D. Bush, a daughter of John Bush, a resident of Augusta County, Va. Previ­ous to this time Mr. Farr had made several trips to Henry County, Iowa, the first being in 1841, when he purchased some land. He was back and forth afterward three or four times, seeing to its im­provement, and in 1848 he removed west and made his home at Mt. Pleasant. In 1855 he bought the seminary property at Salem, and conducted that insti­tution until the fall of 1856, following which he and his wife traveled east for two years. Returning to Iowa, he settled on his farm near Salem, in Salem Township, where he remained five years, and then moved to the city of Mt. Pleasant, where he has since continued to reside. In his life-work he has been reasonably successful, having at the present time some 1,600 acres of land, 1,300 of which lie in a body in Salem Township.

From its organization until 1870 Mr. Farr was a member of the Republican party, since which time he has acted with the Greenback party. In 1868 he was elected Superintendent of Public Schools of Henry County, and served with his characteristic ability one term. Religiously he is identified with and is a member of the Christian Church, and has contributed liberally to religious and educational institutions. While unpretending and disposed to avoid being thought a philanthropist, he is broad, liberal and humane in his views, and is ever ready to lend himself to the support of worthy objects. He gave twelve acres of land with good buildings to the Christian Church in Mt. Pleasant, the pro­ceeds of which go toward the support of the church,, of which he and his wife are prominent members. His home is on the corner of Clay and Marion streets, and a fine view of it is given in this work. Portraits of this well-known citizen and his wife will also be found on preceding pages.

Notes added by Tim Farr:
¹There is no Tinmouth, Conn., but there is a Tinmouth, Vt. (The only place in the world with exactly this name, thought to be derived from one of two English towns: Tynemouth in Northumberland or Teignmouth in Devonshire, both of which are pronounced "Tinmuth" as is this Vermont town.)
²False familly tradition.

DEATH: Buried in Forest Home Cemetery, lot 38, block 3.

Margaret D BUSH was born about 1818. She died 1 on 25 Jun 1890 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Margaret married 2 Leonard FARR on 22 Feb 1848 in Augusta, Virginia, United States.


John S. DOW was born about 1814 in of Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. John married 1 Mercy FARR on 8 Jan 1837 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Mercy FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Apr 1816 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 19 Oct 1841 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. Mercy married 3 John S. DOW on 8 Jan 1837 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
POPE, William W.

Pope, William W. (deceased), Lincoln, was born in Higham, Mass., on October 12, 1807, and was an only son of the Rev. Ziba Pope, a pioneer preacher of the Free Will Baptist denomination. He came to Lincoln, Vt., in 1830, and was married on October 23, 1835, to Caroline Kent, a daughter of by whom he had one son -- George F. Pope, now a resident of Burlington, Vt. They also had one daughter, who died in infancy. Mrs. Pope died on October 19, 1841, and on August 22, 1848, he married Mrs. Mary Dow, by whom he had one son -- Charles E. Mrs. Pope's maiden name was Mercy Farr; she was a daughter of Artemas Farr, and was born on April 13, 1816. Charles E. Pope was born on August 5, 1849. He was married on June 17, 1869, to Ellen J. Varney, a daughter of Stephen Varney, of Lincoln, Vt. She was born on March 31, 1849. They have had a family of three children born to them -- Henry A., Sophia E., and George S. Mr. Pope has served his town as a justice of the peace, and also as county and deputy sheriff. The late Hon. William W. Pope represented Lincoln, Vt., in the Legislature five successive terms; held the office of town clerk and justice of the peace for a number of terms, and in 1860 he was chosen associate judge of Addison County Court. The aggregate number of years that he held office exceeds that of any other person in his town. He died in Lincoln, Vt., on April 16, 1860.


William W. POPE was born on 12 Oct 1807 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 16 Apr 1860 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. William married Mercy FARR on 22 Aug 1848 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Mercy FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Apr 1816 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 19 Oct 1841 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. Mercy married William W. POPE on 22 Aug 1848 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
DOW, John S.

Pope, William W. (deceased), Lincoln, was born in Higham, Mass., on October 12, 1807, and was an only son of the Rev. Ziba Pope, a pioneer preacher of the Free Will Baptist denomination. He came to Lincoln, Vt., in 1830, and was married on October 23, 1835, to Caroline Kent, a daughter of by whom he had one son -- George F. Pope, now a resident of Burlington, Vt. They also had one daughter, who died in infancy. Mrs. Pope died on October 19, 1841, and on August 22, 1848, he married Mrs. Mary Dow, by whom he had one son -- Charles E. Mrs. Pope's maiden name was Mercy Farr; she was a daughter of Artemas Farr, and was born on April 13, 1816. Charles E. Pope was born on August 5, 1849. He was married on June 17, 1869, to Ellen J. Varney, a daughter of Stephen Varney, of Lincoln, Vt. She was born on March 31, 1849. They have had a family of three children born to them -- Henry A., Sophia E., and George S. Mr. Pope has served his town as a justice of the peace, and also as county and deputy sheriff. The late Hon. William W. Pope represented Lincoln, Vt., in the Legislature five successive terms; held the office of town clerk and justice of the peace for a number of terms, and in 1860 he was chosen associate judge of Addison County Court. The aggregate number of years that he held office exceeds that of any other person in his town. He died in Lincoln, Vt., on April 16, 1860.

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