Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England


Isaac ANDREWS 1-8292 was born in 1806 in of, Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. He died in 1878. Isaac married (MRIN:2842) Harriet FARR-6344 in 1833 in Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Harriet FARR [Parents] 1-6344 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 (MRIN:2842) Isaac ANDREWS-8292 in 1833 in Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Maybe Huntington?


Leonard FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-6345 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 (MRIN:2843) Margaret D BUSH-6553 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-6553 was born about 1818. She died 1 on 25 Jun 1890 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Margaret married 2 (MRIN:2843) Leonard FARR-6345 on 22 Feb 1848 in Augusta, Virginia, United States.


John S. DOW-6554 was born about 1814 in of Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. John married 1 (MRIN:2844) Mercy FARR-6346 on 8 Jan 1837 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Mercy FARR [Parents]-6346 was born 1 on 13 Apr 1816 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 19 Oct 1892 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. Mercy married 3 (MRIN:2844) John S. DOW-6554 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-13855 was born 1 on 18 Oct 1807 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2, 3 on 16 Apr 1880 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. He was buried 4 in 1880 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. William married (MRIN:2845) Mercy FARR-6346 in 1848 in Vermont, United States.

Mercy FARR [Parents]-6346 was born 1 on 13 Apr 1816 in Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 19 Oct 1892 in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. Mercy married (MRIN:2845) William W POPE-13855 in 1848 in 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.


Wesley Josiah FARR [Parents]-6349 was born on 5 Feb 1824 in Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States. He died on 29 May 1898 in Ramsey, Fayette, West Virginia, United States. Wesley married (MRIN:2846) Elizabeth M-9261 on 24 Mar 1867 in Fayette, West Virginia, United States.

Elizabeth M-9261 was born on 29 Mar 1844 in Leander, Fayette, West Virginia, United States. She died on 3 Jul 1925 in Ramsey, Fayette, West Virginia, United States. Elizabeth married (MRIN:2846) Wesley Josiah FARR-6349 on 24 Mar 1867 in Fayette, West Virginia, United States.


Norman Harris FARR [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-6353 was born 6 on 16 Apr 1824 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 9 Feb 1901 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, United States. Norman married 7 (MRIN:2847) Mary HUNTER-11722 on 23 Oct 1847 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Norman was counted in a census 8 in 1880 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
LATHROP, Lucia Ann

He came to Bellows Falls to live with his uncle. He was a prominent merchant of Bellows Falls, owning dry goods and clothing stores, until the fire of 1871, then the livery business on Bridge Street until1892 when he retired.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Norman H. FARR   Self M Male W 56 NH Fire Insurance NH NH
Lucia A. FARR Wife M Female W 48 NH Keeping House CT NH
Fanny L. FARR   Dau S Female W 22 VT At Home NH NH
Emily H. FARR   Dau S Female W 19 NH At School NH NH
Herbert M. FARR Son S Male W 10 VT At School NH NH
Nellie BOWEN Other S Female W 27 VT Servant IRE IRE

Mary HUNTER-11722 was born on 22 Nov 1828 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Mary married 1 (MRIN:2847) Norman Harris FARR-6353 on 23 Oct 1847 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Norman Harris FARR [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-6353 was born 6 on 16 Apr 1824 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 9 Feb 1901 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, United States. Norman married 7 (MRIN:2848) Lucia Ann LATHROP-6355 on 12 Apr 1855 in Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Norman was counted in a census 8 in 1880 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
HUNTER, Mary

He came to Bellows Falls to live with his uncle. He was a prominent merchant of Bellows Falls, owning dry goods and clothing stores, until the fire of 1871, then the livery business on Bridge Street until1892 when he retired.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Norman H. FARR   Self M Male W 56 NH Fire Insurance NH NH
Lucia A. FARR Wife M Female W 48 NH Keeping House CT NH
Fanny L. FARR   Dau S Female W 22 VT At Home NH NH
Emily H. FARR   Dau S Female W 19 NH At School NH NH
Herbert M. FARR Son S Male W 10 VT At School NH NH
Nellie BOWEN Other S Female W 27 VT Servant IRE IRE

Lucia Ann LATHROP 1, 2, 3-6355 was born on 9 Aug 1831 in New Hampshire, United States. She died on 27 Apr 1893 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, United States. Lucia married 4 (MRIN:2848) Norman Harris FARR-6353 on 12 Apr 1855 in Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Daughter of Hope and Fanny (Cooper) Lathrop.

They had the following children.

  F i Fanny Lathrop FARR-7952 was born on 3 Jul 1857.
  F ii Emily Harris FARR-7954 was born on 20 Jun 1861.
  F iii
Mabel Sophia FARR 1-8776 was born on 28 Dec 1864 in Drewsville, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 24 Sep 1865 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.
  M iv
Herbert Marshall FARR 1, 2, 3, 4-7953 was born 5 on 23 Jan 1870 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Herbert was counted in a census 6 in 1880 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

George R FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-6354 was born 4, 5 on 7 Jul 1826 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 6 on 14 Jul 1900 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. George married 7 (MRIN:2849) Phebe A CHEEVEY-6356 on 19 Sep 1854 in Westmore, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

George was counted in a census 8 in 1880 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. His will was probated 9 on 30 Nov 1900 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
BELL, Lauretta

CENSUS:
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
George R. FARR Self  M  Male  W  54  NH  Farmer  NH  NH
Laura B. FARR Wife  M  Female  W  35  VT  House Keeping  VT  NH
Daisy FARR  Dau  S  Female  W  9  VT VT  VT

Phebe A CHEEVEY 1, 2-6356 was born in 1836 in Vermont, United States. She died 3, 4 on 16 Feb 1861 in Westmore, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Phebe married 5 (MRIN:2849) George R FARR-6354 on 19 Sep 1854 in Westmore, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Norman W. FARR-8777 was born 1 on 19 Jun 1855 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 7 Aug 1859.
  M ii Milton H. FARR-7957 was born on 28 Oct 1858. He died in 1941.

George R FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-6354 was born 4, 5 on 7 Jul 1826 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 6 on 14 Jul 1900 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. George married 7 (MRIN:2850) Lauretta BELL-6357 on 25 Feb 1874 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

George was counted in a census 8 in 1880 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. His will was probated 9 on 30 Nov 1900 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
CHEEVEY, Phebe A

CENSUS:
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
George R. FARR Self  M  Male  W  54  NH  Farmer  NH  NH
Laura B. FARR Wife  M  Female  W  35  VT  House Keeping  VT  NH
Daisy FARR  Dau  S  Female  W  9  VT VT  VT

Lauretta BELL [scrapbook] 1-6357 was born 2 in Jan 1845 in Vermont, United States. She died 3 on 23 Nov 1903 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Lauretta married 4 (MRIN:2850) George R FARR-6354 on 25 Feb 1874 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Daisy Lillian Bell FARR-7958 was born on 15 Dec 1871. She died on 13 Mar 1946.
  F ii
Lenna M. H. FARR-7959 was born 1, 2 on 19 Jun 1881 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Alfred CHAMBERLAIN 1-6359 was born on 14 Oct 1806 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 5 Nov 1879 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Alfred married (MRIN:2851) Emily FARR-6358 in 1834.

Emily FARR [Parents]-6358 was born 1, 2, 3 on 25 Apr 1815 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Emily married (MRIN:2851) Alfred CHAMBERLAIN-6359 in 1834.

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