Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Jeremiah FARR Sr [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 22 Oct 1773 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died about 1823 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States. Jeremiah married Catherine BELDON "Katie" 4 about 1801 in Stueben, New York, United States.

Jeremiah was counted in a census 5 in 1820 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Jeremiah was born 10-22-1773, son of Aaron and (Hannah) Wheeler Farr Sr. He served in the war of 1812 as a private in Capt. Timothy Cornwall's Co., Col Clark Allen 55th Regiment NYV Militia 5-30-1814 to 6-7-1814 and participated in the Battle of Big Sandy in Ellisburg, NY. With both parents mentioned here, it is another connection between Jeremiah and Aaron.

Catherine "Katie" BELDON 1 was born about 1780 in Painted Post, Steuben, New York, United States. Katie married Jeremiah FARR Sr about 1801 in Stueben, New York, United States.

There is no proof that Catherine was a Beldon.

They had the following children.

  M i John B FARR was born on 2 Nov 1802. He died on 15 Mar 1874.
  M ii Charles A FARR was born in 1805.
  M iii Edward R FARR was born on 1 Sep 1808. He died on 28 Feb 1877.
  F iv Alzina FARR was born on 14 Feb 1810. She died on 12 Dec 1893.
  M v Zimri FARR was born on 12 Apr 1815. He died on 11 Dec 1883.
  M vi Uri FARR was born in 1817. He died on 30 Sep 1885.
  M vii Jeremiah FARR Jr was born on 22 Feb 1818. He died on 11 Oct 1904.

Jeremiah FARR Jr [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 22 Feb 1818 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States. He died 3, 4 on 11 Oct 1904 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. Jeremiah married 5 Harriett S. NORTH about 1841 in New York, United States.

Jeremiah was counted in a census 6 on 24 Jul 1860 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 7 in 1880 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 8 in 1900 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.


In the Town of Cape Vincent Cemetery inscriptions are:
Jeremiah Farr 11 Oct 1904 86 Yrs B/R
Harriet S Farr (North) wf. Jeremiah 13 JUL 1902 86Yrs BJR
Greenleaf H. SN. J and Harriet 5. 30 Nov 192983 Yrs B/R
IraJ. SN.J and 115.13 Sep1851-19 Apr 1938
Canie Farr (Hay) Wf Ira 14 Jun 1921 68Yrs B/R
There are many more Farrs in this St Lawrence Cemetery.

Moved to Cape Vincent in 1867

CENSUS (Extracted from ancestry.com scans): Oct. 15, 1850. Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., New York. Page 341R stamped. Lines 5-7. Dwelling 1903, Family 1920. Jeremiah Farr, 31M, Carpenter & J. (probably stands for 'joiner”), Real Estate valued at 1000, no birth place shown; Harriet S., 30F, no birth place shown; Greenleaf, 3M, no birth place shown. No birth places are given anywhere on this page unless they are not New York, which I take to imply that all blank birth places are New York. Uri Farr and family also appear on this page.

June 18, 1870. Town of Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY. Post Office of Millens Bay. Page 35 (185 stamped). Lines 25-28. Dwelling 265, Family 264. Farr, John, 62M, Farmer, Real Estate valued at 5650, other property valued at 1880, b. New York; Harriet, 52F, keeps house, b. New York; C., 23M (or 28M), at home, b. New York; James, 1 8M, at home, b. New York; Harron, Georgian, 76F (could be 16F), HouseKeeper, b. New York. Despite the many variances in names from the 1850 census, and despite the ten-year difference in Jeremiah/John's age, I believe this census applies to the family of Jeremiah and Harriet Farr. It is indeed remarkable how, wherever I look, the 1870 census is always problematic in some regard or another!
From Steve Cota 2005

1880 NY census Cape Vincent Pg 11
Farr, Jeremiah, W,M,62, famer,b. NY, parents F,. NY
Farr, Harriet, W,F, 62, wife, keeping house,b. NY, parents b. NY
Farr, Greenleaf, W,M,31,son, at home, b. NY, parents b. NY

1890 Childs Business Directory
FARR JEREMIAH, (St. Lawrence) r 8, 8 cows, farmer 86.

CHILD'S GAZETTEER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY TOWN OF CAPE VINCENT
The following family group descriptions are adapted from Hamilton Child's “Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y.”, published in 1890.
http ://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/childcap.htm
Jeremiah Farr, son of Aaron, was a native of Vermont, and died in the town of El!isburg at the age of 50 yeas. He married Katie Belden of Painted Post, N.Y., by whom he had children as follows: John B., Charles A., Edward R., Alzina, Zimri, Uri, and Jeremiah. The latter was born in Ellisburgh, whence he removed to Cape Vincent in 1867. He married Harriet S., daughter of Ira and Hannah (Benton) North, of Redfield, N.Y., and their children are Green leaf and Ira. The latter married Carrie daughter of Martin and Catharine Hay, of Cape Vincent.

From Steve Cota July 2005
“I got word back from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) today regarding my requests for Jeremiah Far Sr.'s War of 1812 pension file, and Jeremiah Farr Jr.'s Civil War pension file: Neither could be found. In the case of Jeremiah Farr Jr., I suspected he might not be a Civil War veteran at all, because I could not find his name on the National Park Service's website tabulating Civil War veterans. So NARA's inability to find him probably means he did not really serve in the Civil War.”

Burial: St. Lawrence Cemeteiy, Cape Vincent, NY, USA

CENSUS: Age 42 farmer, wife Harriett 42, Marvon 21 M Laborer, Gruney 13 M, Ira 8 M.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Jeremiah FARR   Self M Male W 62 NY Farmer NY NY
Harriet FARR   Wife M Female W 62 NY Keeping House NY NY
Greenleaf FARR   Son S Male W 31 NY Works On Farm NY NY

DEATH: 86 yrs. Buried in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Harriett S. NORTH was born 1, 2 on 15 May 1818 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. She died 3, 4 on 13 Jul 1902 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. Harriett married 5 Jeremiah FARR Jr about 1841 in New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Greenleaf FARR was born 1 about 1847 in New York, United States. He died 2 on 30 Nov 1929 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Greenleaf was counted in a census 3 on 15 Oct 1850 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States.


1890 Veterns census Cape Vincent
FARR GREENLEAF, O14THINYHA, L, enlisted 6/10/63, discharged 8/25/65, time in service 2/2/15, page 7

CENSUS: Jan., 1920 (day not given). River Road, Cape Vincent Town, Jefferson Co., NY. ED 14, Sheet 2R. Dwelling 51, Family 52. Farr, Greenlef H., head, occupation none, 72M, b. NY, lb. NY, mb. NY;
Hay, Dellia R., boarder, 83F, b. NY, lb. NY, mb. NY.
Greenlef rents his home. Next door is the family of Edward R. Farr.

Tombstone
Greenleaf H. Farm Sn of J & Harriet S.d. 30 Nov 1929 aged 83 yrs

Farr Greenleaf H
- born 1846 d. 1929
-regiment 14th NYHA company M
-enlisted june 6 1863 in Ellisbung
-honorable discharge aug 26 1865

CENSUS: Age 3.

DEATH: 83 yrs. Son of J. & Harriet. Buried in St. Lawrence Cemetery.
  M ii
Marvon FARR was born 1 about 1850 in New York, United States.

Marvon was counted in a census 2 in 1870 in Laketon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

CENSUS: Age 20 Book Keeper.
  M iii Ira J FARR was born on 13 Sep 1852. He died on 19 Apr 1938.

Ira J FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 13 Sep 1852 in Belleville, Jefferson, New York, United States. He died 4 on 19 Apr 1938 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. Ira married 5 Carrie HAY on 15 Feb 1872 in St Lawrence Church, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Ira was counted in a census 6 in 1880 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 7 in 1900 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 8 in 1910 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

St. Lawrence Methodist Church
Feb 15 1872 Ira J. Farr & Carrie M. Hay both of Cape Vincent

1880 census Cape Vincent, NY pg10 living with wife's parents
FARR, Ira, W, M, 29, soninlaw, Farmer, b. NY, parents b. NY
FARR, Carrie, W, F, 28, Daughter, Keeping House, b. NY, parents b. NY pg 17
FARR, Edward, W, M, 7, grandson, at home, b. NY, parents b. NY FARR, William, W, M, 5, grandson, at home, b. NY, parents b. NY

1890 Child's Business Directory
there are 2 Iras???
Farr Ira. (St. Lawrence) r 11, farmer, leases of Mrs. F. Fraser 64.
Farr Ira J., (St. Lawrence) r 9, farmer, leases of Fraser 80.

1918 Jefferson County Farmers Directory
Farr, Ira J., wife Carrie M., children 1,Owned, 86 acres, potatoes/berries, RFD I, Cape Vincent Cape Vincent, Farr Lands Farm,H15 1/8

Obituary:

IRA J, FARA, 86
DIES SUDDENLY
FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FRI­
DAY AFTERNOON

PROMINENT GARDNER STRICKEN
Mr. Farr Raised Choice Fruits, Having Originated One Variety of Strawberries.

St. Lawrence, April 20, [1938] Ira J. Farr 86, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at 3 at. the farn, home of his son, Edward R. Farr, near Sand Bay. Mr. Farr had not been well for a few days.
Mr. Farr was born at Belleville, Sept. 13, 1851, a son of the late Jeremiah and Harriet North Farr. He had resided in the vicinity of Sand Bay and St. Lawrence since he was a small child, however, coming to this section with his parents.
He was a gardner by trade and raised choice fruits. He originated one variety of-.strawberries.
Mr. Farr married Carrie Hay of the town of Cape Vincent Feb. 15, 1872, the ceremony being per­formed by Rev. Charles Manson. Mrs. Farr died in 1920.
Surviving him are two sons, Ed­ward R. Farr, with whom he re­sided, and William H. Farr, Pine Bluff, Ark.; a daughter, Mrs. Au­gustus Knight, Belleville, and sev­eral grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 from the horne of his son and at 2:30 in the St. Lawrence Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Royal B. Fishbeck, Clayton, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the St. Lawrence cemetery.

Tombstone
Ira J. Farr Sn of J & H.S. 13 Sept 1851-19 Apr 1938

Burial: St. Lawrence Cemetery, Cape Vincent, NY, USA

CENSUS:
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
M. D. HAYES Self W Female W 68 NY Keeping House NY CT
Delia HAYES   Dau M Female W 38 NY Keeping House NY NY
Ira FARR   SonL M Male W 29 NY Farmer NY NY
Carrie FARR Dau M Female W 28 NY Keeping House NY NY
Edward FARR GSon S Male W 7 NY At Home NY NY
William FARR GSon S Male W 5 NY At Home NY NY

CENSUS: Age 48, wife Carrie 48, som Elton J. 17, daughter Nettie 12.

CENSUS: Age 58, wife Carrie M 38?, son Elton F 24.

Carrie HAY was born 1 in Apr 1852 in Jefferson, New York, United States. She died 2 on 14 Jun 1921 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. Carrie married 3 Ira J FARR 4 on 15 Feb 1872 in St Lawrence Church, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Carrie was counted in a census 5 in 1855 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. She was counted in a census 6 in 1900 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Tombstone
Carrie Hay wf of Ira d. 14 June 1921 age 68 yrs

From Flower Memorial Library, Watertown
CHAUMONT WOMAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS 1921 CHAUMONT,
June 16--Mrs. Carrie Hay Farr, wife of Ira J. Farr, died at hem farm home near St. Lawrence Friday. She had been ill for two years and was 68 years of age, had always lived in the town of Cape Vincent and is survived by her husband and three sons, Edward R. Farr and Elton F. Farr of the town of Cape Vincent, and William Howard Farr of Pine Bluff, Ark., one daughter, Mrs. A. E. Knight of the town of Cape Vincent, and one sister Miss Delia L. Hay of Cape Vincent. There are 13 grandchildren. The funeral was held from her late home at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Ethel Knapp, pastor of the St. Lawrence Methodist Episcopal church, officating, with internment in St. Lawrence cemetery.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward Robbins FARR was born on 16 Apr 1872. He died on 20 Dec 1947.
  M ii William Howard FARR was born on 1 Aug 1875.
  M iii Elton Frederick FARR was born on 29 Jan 1886. He died on 4 Jul 1925.
  F iv Nettie May FARR was born on 20 Feb 1888. She died on 29 Mar 1993.

Edward Robbins FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 16 Apr 1872 in Saint Lawrence, Jefferson, New York, United States. He died 2 on 20 Dec 1947 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. Edward married 3 Florence Jane FOX on 5 Dec 1897 in Depauville, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Edward was counted in a census 4 in 1880 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 5 in 1910 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Gertude Snell's 1946 "History of Farr Family is Given" (see Carrie Hay for complete citation) discusses Edward Farr and family. My transcription from the original clipping reads: "Edward Farr, son of Ira and Caroline Farr, later married Florence Fox of Depauville. Mrs. Farr's mother, Sarah Carver, daughter of a pioneer family coming to northern New York from Massachusetts, had attended the Sand Bay school, as did also an uncle who later became superintendent of schools in Wisconsin. Sarah Carver also taught here before her marriage to James Fox of Depauville. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Edward Farr returned to Sand Bay where they bought the original 25 acres and home once owned by Mr. Farr's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hay.

"The couple built a new home directly across the highway from the old home and are still residing there. Their four children attended Sand Bay school. Dorothy, now deceased, became a teacher after her graduation from the Potsdam Normal school. She lived in Washington after her marriage. Leslie, a graduate of Michigan university is in business in Buffalo. John A., a graduate of George Washington university is a practicing lawyer in Washington, D. C., since his discharge from the army.

"Stanley Farr married Florence Bovee of Depauville, and lives in the house built by his great-grandfather, Martin Hay. He is employed by the Freight and Express company of Clayton. Mr. and Mrs. Farr have three sons, all of whom have attended the local school as representatives of the fifth generation of their family. Willard, the oldest son, was recently discharged from the army of occupation in Germany. He is a graduate of the Cape Vincent High school. Stanley, jr., is a sixth grade pupil in the Cape Vincent school while Richard still attends the local school.

"Mrs. Edward Farr served as teacher in the local school at two different periods after her marriage. Previous to that she taught in other nearby districts."

Cemetery Inscriptions by A. E. Rogers, Ellen & John Bartlett (available online at the Jefferson Co., NY usgenweb site), list in St. Lawrence Cemetery: "Farr, Edward R., 1873-20 Dec 1947, 75y 8m 4d, mrd 5 Dec 1895; Farr, Florence J., (Fox), wf. Edward R., 1873-10 Sep. 1946, 73y 1m 9d." Edward's age at death implies a birth date of April 16, 1872. Florence's age at death implies a birth date of August 01, 1873.

Wherever this information came from, it did not come from the headstone itself. In the digital photo sent around by Doug Farr, the inscription clearly reads: Farr. Edward R., 1873-1947, Father. Florence J., 1873-1946, Mother." Beside this headstone is a small marker that reads "John Alden Farr, 1910-1990." This same marker appears in the Rogers & Bartlett inscriptions, but without any indication that it is associated with Edward R. and Florence J. Farr's headstone.

The above is from Steve Cota.

CENSUS: Age 7.

CENSUS: Age 36 mar. 19yrs b. NY, wife Florence J 36 b. Iowa, son Stanley E 9, son Leslie A 4, son Wifred? 0, dau. Dorothy 11.

DEATH: Buried in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Florence Jane FOX was born 1 on 1 Aug 1873 in Wilton, Muscatine, Iowa, United States. She died 2 on 10 Sep 1946 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. Florence married 3 Edward Robbins FARR on 5 Dec 1897 in Depauville, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Florence was counted in a census 4 in 1880 in Wilton, Muscatine, Iowa, United States.

Wedding in Depauville (handwritten date 1897)

A very pleasant wedding occurred on Sunday afternoon, Dec 5 at 3 o'clock at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Fox of Depauville. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. B. G. Blaisdell in the presence of the immediate relatives when Mr. Edward R Farr of St. Lawrence and Miss Florence J. Fox were united in the sacred bonds of wedlock. Mr. Farr is respected by all who know him. His father, Mr. Ira J. Farr of St. Lawrence is a farmer. Mr. Farr took a course of study at the Kingston Business college in 1895. Miss Fox is one of the estimable young ladies of Depauville. She graduated from the Normal School of Potsdam in 1896 and is a most successful teacher. The happy couple started at 4 O'Clock for their future home at the residence of Miss Delia L. Hay near St. Lawrence.

Obituary
FARR--Near Clayton, Sept. 16, 1946, Mrs. Florence Fox Farr, wife of Edward R. Farr, aged 73 years.

Obituary (from newspaper of 10 Sept. 1946): CLAYTON---Mrs. Florence J. Farr, 73, wife of Edward R. Farr, died at her home at 7:30 this morning at Sand Bay. She had been ill with a heart ailment for about a year. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Stanley E. Farr, Sand Bay; Leslie M. Farr of Buffalo; and John Alden Farr, of Washington, D.C. A daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Farr Hill, died in Washington, D.C. in September, 1934. She is also survived by one half brother, James A. Fox of Brownville; and one half sister, Miss Lydia Mantle Fox of Washington, D.C., and six grandsons. Miss Lydia M. Fox wrote a series of articles for the Watertown Daily Times last winter. Mrs. Farr was born in Iowa, Aug. 1, 1873, a daughter of the late James and Sarah Carver Fox. The family moved to Depauville when Florence was six years old. She was a graduate of the Clayton High School and the Potsdam State Teachers' College. For about 15 years she taught school in the vicinity of St. Lawrence. She was manied to Mr. Farr of St. Lawrence on Dec. 5, 1897. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Blaisdel, then minister of the Depauville Methodist Church. The couple resided at Sand Bay on the Clayton-Cape Vincent Road since their maniage. She was a member of the St. Lawrence Methodist Church.

BIRTH: Daughter of JAMES FOX and SARAH CARVER.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James H. FOX   Self M Male W 47 NY Farmer NY NY
Sarah R. FOX   Wife M Female W 36 NY Keeping House MA NY
Lydia M. FOX Dau S Female W 19 IA Teaching NY NY
James A. FOX Son S Male W 13 NY At School NY NY
Fredric C. FOX   Son S Male W 11 IA At School NY NY
Florence J. FOX Dau S Female W 6 IA At School NY NY
Lucy L. FOX Dau S Female W 3 IA NY NY

They had the following children.

  F i Dorothy Elizabeth FARR was born on 12 Oct 1898. She died on 13 Sep 1934.
  M ii Stanley Edward FARR was born on 29 Mar 1901. He died on 9 Jan 1980.
  M iii Leslie Maurice FARR was born on 3 Apr 1906. He died on 11 Apr 1958.
  M iv John Alden Nathaniel FARR was born on 26 Mar 1910. He died in 1990.

Stanley Edward FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 29 Mar 1901 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. He died 3, 4 on 9 Jan 1980 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. Stanley married 5, 6 Florence M BOVEE on 13 Nov 1923 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Stanley was counted in a census 7 in 1910 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Cemetery Inscriptions by A. E. Rogers, Ellen & John Bartlett (available online at the Jefferson Co., NY usgenweb site), list in St. Lawrence Cemetery: "Farr, Stanley E., 1901-1980, Mrd. 13 Nov 1923; Farr, Florence M., (Bovee), wf. Stanley E., 1907-1966." This reading may be confirmed by consulting the digital photo sent around by Doug Farr in 2005.

Florence M BOVEE was born 1 on 4 Oct 1907 in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States. She died 2 on 27 May 1966 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. Florence married 3, 4 Stanley Edward FARR on 13 Nov 1923 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

DEATH: Wife of Stanley E. Buried in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Inscription only reads May 1966.

They had the following children.

  M i Willard C. FARR was born on 28 Mar 1924. He died on 17 Aug 2002.
  M ii Stanley FARR was born on 27 Jul 1933. He died on 28 Jul 1994.
  M iii Richard James FARR.

Willard C. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 28 Mar 1924 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. He died 3, 4, 5 on 17 Aug 2002 in Black River, Jefferson, New York, United States. Willard married 6 Ruth Elaine HUTCHINSON on 1 Sep 1946 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Willard was counted in a census 7 in 1930 in Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Published on August 18, 2002, Page B6, Watertown Daily Times
WILLARD C. FARR

Willard C. Farr, 78, formerly of Clayton, and most recently of 171 Maple St., Black River, died at 4:55 am. Saturday in Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.
Mr. Farr worked for Graphic Controls for more than 35 years, retiring as production manager on April 1, 1986. Previously, he had been a tour boat captain in Clayton.
Born March 28, 1924, in Cape Vincent, son of Stanley E. and Florence M. Bovee Farr, he graduated from Cape Vincent High School in 1941 and later attended Jefferson Community College, Watertown. He was an Army veteran with the 168th
Quartermaster Truck Company, and was discharged April 29, 1946, as technician fifth grade.

He married Ruth E. Hutchinson on Sept 1, 1946, in Sand Bay, at the home of his parents. She died Feb. 19, 1985. He married Geneva Newton Hutchinson on Oct. 3, 1987, at the Clayton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph A. DeGroote officiating.

He was a member of Clayton United Methodist Church, a 50- year member of Clayton Masonic Lodge 296, a member of Colon- Couch American Legion Post 821 and an avid hunter, bowler and gardener. He had donated many flowers to local hospitals and senior citizen organizations. Surviving his besides his wife of Clayton are two sons and their wives, Willard C. II and Lillian J., with whom he had most recently resided in Black River, and Douglas W. and Denise, Williamsburg, Va.; a daughter and her husband, Kathy L. and David Bristol, Westtown; a stepson, Ralph J. Hutchinson, Clayton; a stepdaughter and her husband, Cheryl J. and Lawrence C. Hockey, Theresa; a brother, Richard J. Farr, Cape Vincent, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, an uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. A brother, Stanley E. Farr Jr., died July 28, 1994.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Clayton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cindy- Beth McCune, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, town of Cape Vincent. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Cummings Funeral Home, Clayton. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Central New York, Jefferson County Unit, 120 Washington St., Suite 419, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

Tombstone (have photo courtesty Douglas Farr 2005)
Union Cemetery, St. Lawrence, NY
FARR
Willard C.
1924-2002
Ruth E.
1927- 1985

CENSUS: Age 6, grandson of Hiram I. Bovee.

Ruth Elaine HUTCHINSON [scrapbook] was born on 22 Feb 1927 in Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States. She died on 19 Feb 1985 in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States. Ruth married 1 Willard C. FARR on 1 Sep 1946 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Willard Clarkson FARR II.
  F ii Kathy Lou FARR.
  M iii Douglas Wayne FARR DNA Participant #51092.

Douglas Wayne FARR DNA Participant #51092 [Parents].

Denise Annette PICARD.


Aaron FARR Jr. [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 11 Jun 1775 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 4 on 22 Dec 1852 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States. Aaron married 5 Polly WILCOX 6 on 5 Aug 1799 in Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Aaron was counted in a census 7 in 1800 in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was counted in a census 8 in 1820 in Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Served in the War of 1812.

Aaron Farr's gravestone is in the middle of the tree and his wife is laying on the ground next to him, hers is broken. Reads: Polly wife of Aaron Farr

CENSUS: Total household of 2.

CENSUS: Total household of 13.

Polly WILCOX [scrapbook] 1 was born on 19 Aug 1780 in Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 12 Feb 1878 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States. She was buried 3 in Green Settlement, Jefferson, New York, United States. Polly married 4 Aaron FARR Jr. on 5 Aug 1799 in Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Polly was counted in a census 5 in 1860 in Rodman, Jefferson, New York, United States. She was counted in a census 6 in 1870 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States. She was counted in a census 7 in 1875 in Worth, Jefferson, New York, United States.

CENSUS: In the household of her son William R. Farr and Julia and that she was born in NY.

CENSUS: Says that she was born in RI.

CENSUS: In the household of her son William R. Farr.

They had the following children.

  F i Lucy FARR was born on 16 Oct 1800. She died on 5 Jun 1895.
  F ii Lydia FARR was born on 31 Dec 1802. She died on 22 Sep 1886.
  F iii Almeda FARR was born on 26 Jan 1804. She died on 5 Feb 1901.
  M iv William R. FARR was born on 9 Sep 1806.
  M v Anson FARR was born on 9 Oct 1808. He died on 12 Oct 1880.
  F vi
Miranda FARR was born on 1 May 1811 in Jefferson, New York, United States. She died in 1877.

BIRTH: Possibly born in Ellisburg.
  F vii
Rebecca FARR was born on 4 Dec 1814 in Jefferson, New York, United States. She died on 22 Sep 1836.

BIRTH: Possibly born in Ellisburg.
  M viii Vivalda FARR was born on 20 May 1816. He died on 26 Nov 1903.
  F ix Altheda FARR was born on 30 Mar 1818. She died on 28 Feb 1908.
  M x Nathan FARR was born on 24 Sep 1820. He died on 14 Feb 1892.
  M xi David FARR was born on 16 Sep 1821. He died on 24 Feb 1906.

John B FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 2 Nov 1802 in Stueben, New York, United States. He died 1 on 15 Mar 1874 in Sanilac, Michigan, United States. John married Gracia Ann BULLOCK on 14 Sep 1826 in New York, United States.

From Steve Cota email 2005:
The death certificate of Harrison A. Farr gives Steuben Co., NY for John Farr's place of birth. All available records for John B. Farr show NY as his and his children's place of birth.

Drawing on the Melbourne bible, !va P. Melbourne gives Nov. 2, 1802 as the birth date for “Jno B. Farr” or “John B. Farr.” The 1850 census gives John an age of 47, which is consistent with a late 1802 birth date, but the available Michigan census data do not mesh well with the 1802 date: In 1860 John is reported as being 50 years of age, and in 1870 he is 62 (birth years of 1810 and 1808 respectively).

Drawing on the Melbourne bible, Iva reports that John B. Farr and Gracia Bullock were married Sept. 14, 1826. She lists children: Nancy Maria, b. May 24, 1828; Alonzo Sr., b. Nov. 13, 1833; Lorenzo, b. Jan. 3, 1835; Mary Jane, b. Nov. 25, 1836; Azel Harrison, b. May 22, 1838.

The 1840 census shows John B. Farr in Lyme Twp., Jefferson Co. His household contains a male under the age of 5 (probably Hanison) and one age 5-10 (either Lorenzo or Alonzo). Also, a female under 5 (probably Mary Jane), a female age 10-15 (probably Nancy Marie) and a female age 30-40 (probably Gracia).

John and Gracia are found in Clayton, Jefferson Co.. in the 1850 census. Mary Jane, age 14; and Harrison, age 12, are living with them. Nancy is found next door, living with husband George W. Melbourne. There is no sign of Alonzo or Lorenzo. According to cemetery records, Lorenzo had died by then. Alonzo would have been age 17 and might have been on his own by then; or perhaps, he had died too.

Sometime in the early to mid- 1850s John B. Farr and family moved to Sanilac Co.. MI. The earliest record of them there dates to Oct. 22, 1855: On that date, John B. Farr of Sanilac Co. purchased the S uof the SW o of section 28, township 11 north of range 16 east (this is in Sanilac Twp.), for $320, from Eddy Aveiy & Co. (Sanilac Co. deed book 3. page 374). The tract's size was not recorded with the deed, but from the description it should have amounted to 80 acres. The purchase was “Subject to the reservation of all the pine timber there may be now on said lot & the privilege of cutting & drawing the same off within 5 years.”

John B. Farr & family are found in Sanilac Co., Ml in the 1860 census. The ages of George W. Melbourne and Nancy Marie Farr's children in the 1860 census demonstrate that they could not have come to MI before 1854, and it is likely that they, and the family of John B. & Grace Farr, moved to Michigan together. Daughter Mary Jane Farr married John B. Maskell in 1856 in Sanilac.

John divested himself of his land in the early 1860s, perhaps because he had become too old to work it. On Oct. 7, 1862, John B. Farr & wife Gracia Ann of Sanilac Co. deeded the SE o of the SW o of section 28 to Asael H. Farr of Sanilac Co., “their son,” a 40-acre tract, “In consideration of natural affection” (i.e.. for free) (book 13. p. 300). On June 6, 1863, John B. Farr & wife Gracia Ann of Sanilac, Sanilac Co., sold the SW o of the SW o of section 28 to George Melbourn of Sanilac. Sanilac Co.. for $160 (book 8, p. 32). These parcels appear on the 1876 Beers map. with owners G. W. Melbourn and [first initial illegible] Farr.

The Melbourne bible evidently did not report a date for John B. Farrs death. Grave Undertakings, Vol. 6, Lexington Twp. cemetery readings, p. 56, lists John B. Farr, d. Mar. 15, 1874, aged 7ly Sm. This works out to a birth date of abt. Oct. 15, 1802.

CENSUS: 1840. Lyme Twp., Jefferson Co., NY. John B. Farr. Household contains 1 male under the age of 5; I male age 5-10; 1 female under the age of 5; 1 female age 10-15; 1 female age 30-40.

Sept. 13, 1850. Clayton Twp., Jefferson Co., New York. Page 447 stamped. Lines 2 1-24. Dwelling 354,
Family 356. John B. Farr, 47M, Laborer, Real Estate valued at 250, b. Vermont; Gracia Farr, 4SF, b. N. York;
Mary Jane Farr, 14F, b. N. York;
Hanison Farr, 12M, b. N. York. Next door is the family of Geo. and Nancy Melbourn. (Extracted from
ancestiy.com scans).

Abt. June 20, 1860: Sanilac Twp., Sanilac Co. Dwelling 676, Family 661. John B. Farr SOM; Gracia 54F; Hennan 22M; Christian 1 8M; all born New York. Next door is the family of George and Nancy Milburn. Hennan would have been born in 1838, so he is probably the same person as Harrison Farr. As for Christian, I believe this is really Christine, wife of Hanison. If so, the census taker recorded an erroneous sex. Added evidence for my theory comes from the fact that Christian Farr does not appear in the 1870 census, while Christine (Davis) Farr in 1870 is listed as 28 years old (see Hanison Farr for more).

1870: Sanilac Twp., Sanilac Co. John Maskell 39; Mary Maskell 33; John Farr 62; Gracie Farr 60. John Farr was b. NY, Gracie VT.

******John and Gracia names were found on Hanisons Register of death. The certificate listed John from NY and Gracia from Vermont. Found John Farr and Gracia, in the 1870 MI census. John was 62 and Gracia( name this time spelled Gracie) age 60. John was Farmer , Gracia Homemaker. John was listed as from NY and Gracia from Vermont. No children were living with them at that time.

Gracia Ann BULLOCK was born on 7 Mar 1805 in Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died on 18 Mar 1879. Gracia married John B FARR on 14 Sep 1826 in New York, United States.


From Steve Cota email 2005:

Drawing on the Melbourne bible Iva P. Melbourne gives March 7, 1805 as Gratia Bullock Farr's birth date. The available census data does not mesh especially well with the 1805 date: In 1860 Gracia is reported as being 54 years of age, and in 1870 she is 60 (implying birth years of 1806 and 1810 respectively). According to the 1860 census, Gracia was born in New York. The 1870 census says Vermont. The 1912 record of Harrison Farr's marriage to Ida Henry lists Gracia Ann Bullock as Harrison's mothers full name.

I placed a query concerning Gratia on the Bullock Genealogy Forum, and in late May of 2001 received an answer from Chuck Bullock (cbullock@sherbtel.net). On the basis of her name, birth date, and husband, Chuck identified Gratia as the “4th of 6 children of Elkanali Bullock and Phebe Cook in the line of descent of Richard Bullock of Rehoboth (1622- 1667).” Chuck shows Gratia as having been born Mar 7, 1805, at Halifax, Windham Co., VT. He writes that she “married John Farr, no date, no offspring. Show him born NY state.” Chuck says that Gratia died March 18, 1879, place unknown. The death date looks about right, given the censuses I have seen, but it is curious that Chuck would know the date but not the place. I do not know what his source for this date was.

*****This information came from researcher Steve Cota (many times removed cousin)
LDS film #978671 Sanilac Co. Maniages Records Vol, 5 p. 102 ,#1527. Lists the Aug 26, 1912 marriage at Sandusky, MI. of Harrison Farr ,age 73. resident of Applegate, b New York, farmer, son of John Farr and Gracia ann Bullock, and Ida (Thornton) Henry, age 66, resident of Sanilac Thy., b Canada, housekeeper, daughter of John Thornton and Nancy Collin. Harrison had been manied once, Ida three times. Witnesses were Sanford L Utley and Grace E. Kelley of Sandusky.

This is the first information I have that states Gracia's last name as Bullock.
New research from rootsweb; Gratia (another spelling) Bullock b Mar 7,1805 in Halifax, Vermont. Father Elkanah Bullock b abt 1778 in Massachusetts and Phebe Cook b Sept 26,1782 in Vermont this information is the same as Steve Cota. From rootsweb Elkanah father was also Elkanah b abt 1750 in Vermont or Massachusetts his father was Poss. Joseph Bullock and Widow Bullock. This is from 1790 U.S. Census research in progress.

Marriage Notes:

CENSUS: Says that John was born in Vermont.

They had the following children.

  F i Nancy Maria FARR was born on 24 May 1828. She died in 1906.
  M ii
Alonzo FARR Sr. was born on 13 Nov 1833 in New York, United States.
  F iii Mary Jane FARR was born on 26 Nov 1836. She died on 8 Apr 1923 from of asthma.
  M iv
Herman FARR was born 1 in 1838 in New York, United States.

Herman was counted in a census 2 in 1860 in Sanilac, Sanilac, Michigan, United States.
  M v Harrison Asel FARR was born on 22 May 1840.
  M vi
Christian FARR was born 1 in 1842 in New York, United States.

Christian was counted in a census 2 in 1860 in Sanilac, Sanilac, Michigan, United States.

Edward R FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 1 Sep 1808 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. He died 1, 2 on 28 Feb 1877 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. He was buried in Sand Bay, Jefferson, New York, United States. Edward married Dyantha P MURDOCK about 1836 in New York, United States.

Edward was counted in a census 3 in 1851 in Wolfe Island, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. He was counted in a census 4 in 1860 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. His will was probated 5 on 6 Dec 1878 in Jefferson, New York, United States.

Birth date calculated from tombstone age at death (given as 68 yrs 5 mos 27 dys)

1851 Wolfe census Not in what remains of Wolfe personal census (only 68% survivies)-however is in Agricultural census. WaIler has him as Edward, FAIR, Con 17 lots 4,5,6- 75 acres

1860 Walling map (Wolfe Island, Frontenac Co., Ontario) E.R. Farr Con 16 lot 5 also Con 17 lot 5

1860 Fed/NY Census, Cape Vincent, Jeff Co NY
RATTRAY, William 30, Farmer, b. Canada.
wife Catherine 24, b. Canada
Almira, 5, b. Canada.
Edward, 3, b. NY
Living next to:

Post Office: Cape Vincent ,Roll: M653 762 ,Page: 152 ,Year: 1860 CENSUS (extracted from ancestry.com scans): June 21, 1860. The Town of Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., New York. Post Office of Cape Vincent. Page. No.42052 stamped). Lines 10-16. Dwelling 331, Family 323. Edward Farr, 53M, farmer, real estate valued at 20000, other property valued at 2000; b. New York; Dyantha, 44F, b. New York; George, 19M, b. Canada; Hannah, 1SF, b. Canada; Cornelia, 9F, b. Canada; Ellen, iF, b. New York; S arah Holiday, 18F, Servant, b. Canada.

June 18, 1870. Town of Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., New York. Post Office of Millens Bay. Page 33(184 stamped). Lines 35-40. Dwelling 250, Family 250. Farr, Elick [?], 63M, Farmer, Real Estate valued at 8250, other property valued at 1500, b. New York; D., 5SF, keeps house, b. New York; George, 28M, at home, b. New York; H. [?- looks more like an “N”, but other examples of “N” on this page are written differently], 23F, at home; Ella, 12F, b. New York; R., 12F, b. New York. Page 34. Line 1. Dwelling 251, Family 251, Farr, G., 3/12M, b. New York. Despite the name “Elick” I believe on the basis of names, initials, and birth dates that this is probably the family of Edward Farr. It is unclear whether R. Farr, 12F, is a child of Edward and Dyantha or not: If she were, she ought to have appeared in the 1860 census (not to mention that an age of 12 conflicts with Ella's age). G. Farr, 3112M, is almost certainly not Dyantha's child, since she would have been 54 or 55 at the time of his birth. The fact that he is listed as belonging to a separate family (#251) further suggests he is a (perhaps orphaned) grandchild - though he is also listed as having his own dwelling, which is clearly incorrect.

From online index:
FARR, EDWARD R. 28 FEB 1877 68Y5M SAND BAY
(A 2nd transcription gives date as 1872)

tombstone (have photo courtesty Douglas Farr 2005)
Sand Bay Cemetery, NY
(photo clearly shows death as 1877)
Edward R. Farr
Died
Feb.28. 1877
Aged 68 Years
S Mo's & 27 Dy's
Dear Father How we Miss Thee

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF ST. LAWRENCE
The first Methodist class was formed with Monis Cornwell and wife, Christopher Treadwell and wile, and Mrs. Jeremiah Newville, as the original members. This class was organized later than 1840 and continued till August 17, 1868, when the “Second Methodist Episcopal church of the town of Cape Vincent,” was begun, and the following trustees elected: Samuel Dillen, Edward R. Farr, Alonzo Walrath, for three years: Albert E. Rice and Alanson Abby for two years; and Samuel Swartwout and Russel Wright for one year. The house of worship was erected in the summer of 1869, and dedicated the following December. Previous to the organization of the church, St. Lawrence was only a preaching station. The largest revival, probably, ever know in the vicinity blessed the congregation during the winter of 1874 and 1875, and very large accessions were made to the membership. The preachers have been D. W. Aylesworth, 1868-70; C. Manson, 1871; S.F. Kenyon, 1872; William Merrifield, 1873-74. The present pastor is W. P. Hall. who began his labors in 1975. mainly from Jefferson County History, by L. H. Everts, 1878


CHILD'S GAZETTEER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY TOWN OF CAPE VINCENT
The following family group descriptions are adapted from Hamilton Child's “Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y.”, published in 1890. http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/childcap.htm Jeremiah Farr, son of Aaron, was a native of Vermont, and died in the town of Ellisburg at the age of 50 years. He married Katie Belden of Painted Post, N.Y., by whom he had children as follows: John B., Charles A., Edward R., Alzina, Zimri, Uri, and Jeremiah. The latter was born in Ellisburgh, whence he removed to Cape Vincent in 1867. He married Harriet S., daughter of Ira and Hannah (Benton) North, of Redfield, N.Y., and their children are Green leaf and Ira. The latter married Canie daughter of Martin and Catharine Hay, of Cape Vincent.

Book Cape Vincent and its History by Nellie Cassler pg 169
This says that Edward R. Farr was a trustee of the Second Methodist, Episcopal Church in the town of Cape Vincent and served a three year term.

From Digital Kingston:
Subject Farr, Edward B. (mistranscniption of Edward R?)
Description Letter at the Kingston Post Office.
Newspaper Kingston Chronicle and Gazette
Date Dec. 5, 183S p. 3. col. 4

Subject Farr, Edward R.
Description Letter at the Kingston Post Office.
Newspaper Kingston Chronicle and Gazette
Date Dec. 7, 1836 p. 3. col. 1

Also Letters 1837,1844 etc

We found 2 hits for “edward Farr” on 1 pages between 2/7/1838 and 3/21/1843. # Newspaper Hits Date Section Page Content

I Kingston Chronicle and Gazette 2 Saturday, August 13, 1842 News 04 News

NO Edward FARR in
Broderbund Software, Family Tree Maker:
Early Settlers of New York State 168S-1910
Maniage Index: Selected areas of New York State
Marriage Index: New York #2, 1740s-1880s
State Index, Upstate New York 1685-19 10

More About EDWARD R FARR:
Burial: Sand Bay Cemetery, Jefferson Co., USA
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for DYANTHA P. MURDOCK:
In the Cornelias obit noted as Dyanthie Murdock

From census & age of death on tombstone birth btw 1814-1816

1860 Fed/NY Census, Cape Vincent, Jeff Co NY
RATTRAY, William 30, Farmer, b. Canada.
wife Catherine 24, b. Canada
Almira, 5, b. Canada.
Edward, 3, b. NY

Living next to:
Farr, Edward, 53, Farmer, b. NY
Dyantha, 44 b. NY (puts birth abt 1816)
George, 19, b. Canada
Hannah, 15 b. Canada
Cornelia, 9 Canada
Ellen, 1, b. NY
Sarah Holiday, 18 Servant.
Post Office: Cape Vincent ,Roll: M6S3_762 ,Page: 152 ,Year: 1860

1870 census Cape Vincent, Jeff Co. Family 251. Post Office Millens Bay
Farr, Elick (that's what it looks like !), 63, b. NY Farmer
wife “D” (that's all that's listed), 55, b. NY (puts b. abt 1815)
George, 28, b. NY
Ellen, 12 b. NY
R, 12, b. NY female.
maybe “C” age 3/12, male.

Tombstone (have photo courtesty Douglas Farr 2005)
Sand Bay Cemetery, NY
Dyantha P.
Wife of
E R. Farr
Died
May28, 1872
AE S8 yrs
(note this puts birth 1814)

CENSUS: Age 53 farmer, wife Dyantha 44.

DEATH: 68 years 5 months 27days.

Dyantha P MURDOCK [scrapbook] was born in 1816 in New York, United States. She died 1 on 28 May 1872 in New York, United States. Dyantha married Edward R FARR about 1836 in New York, United States.

DEATH: Buried in Sand Bay Cemetery, Jefferson Co., NY.

They had the following children.

  F i Cathrine S. FARR was born about 1837. She died on 25 Mar 1900.
  M ii George A. FARR was born in 1840. He died in 1887.
  F iii Hannah M. FARR was born about 1845. She died on 4 Jan 1873.
  F iv Cornelia FARR was born on 14 May 1851. She died on 30 May 1941.
  F v Ellen "Ella" FARR was born in Aug 1858. She died in 1926.

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