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


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 on 5 Aug 1799 in Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Aaron was counted in a census 6 in 1800 in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was counted in a census 7 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 Mary Miranda FARR was born on 1 May 1811. She died in 1877.
  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.

Jacob LEACH was born about 1778. Jacob married 1, 2 Hepzibah on 17 Dec 1799 in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Jacob resided in 1800 in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He resided 3 in 1830 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Was a Sergeant in the War of 1812.

Hepzibah [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 5 Sep 1780 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Hepzibah married 4, 5 Jacob LEACH on 17 Dec 1799 in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.


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.

Lewis R DERBY was born 1, 2 on 29 May 1806 in Chateaugay, Franklin, New York, United States. He died 3, 4 on 26 Sep 1895 in Sanilac, Sanilac, Michigan, United States. Lewis married Alzina FARR about 1830 in New York, United States.


Notes for LEWIS R DERBY:

Grave Undertakings, Sanilac Co. Readings, Vol.6, lists Lewis H. Derby, 5/29/1806 - 9/25/1895, buried in Croswell Cemetery.

Sanilac Co., MI Death Records, Vol. 2, page 120, record #500 (FHL #0979463): Derby, Lewis R., white male, marital status not given, occupation farmer, d. Sept. 26, 1895 at Sanilac, age 89, of old age. Bonn New York, father Amasa Derby, resident of Sanilac, M., Mother Elizabeth Derby Date of record: July 6, 1896.

Burial: Croswell Cemetery, Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co.249250

Alzina FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 14 Feb 1810 in New York, United States. She died 3 on 12 Dec 1893 in Croswell, Sanilac, Michigan, United States. Alzina married Lewis R DERBY about 1830 in New York, United States.

Alzina was counted in a census 4 in 1880 in Sanilac, Sanilac, Michigan, United States.

1850 Clayton census pg 447
next to brother Zimri
447 13 36S 365 Derby Lewis R 44 m farmer NY
447 14 36S 36S Derby Alzina 44 f NY
447 15 365 365 Derby Edward A 17 m NY
447 16 36S 36S Derby Maria 14 f Can
447 17365 36S Derby George 7 m NY
447 18365 365 Derby Amasa Sm NY

July 17, 1860 Census. Clayton, Jefferson Co.. New York, p. 31(463 stamped). Lines 17-21. Dwelling 22S, family 236. Lewis Derby, S4M, farmer, real estate valued at 22S0, other property valued at S00, b. New York; Alzina, SOF, b. New York; George, I 7M, farmer, b. New York; Amasa, 1SM, farmer, b. New York.


Census_Year 1870
Microfilm # M593-703
State MI
County Sanilac
14 68 68 Derby Louis 63 M W Farmer 2,S00 42S New York
15 68 68 Derby Alzina 56 F W Keeping House New York
14 16 68 68 Derby Armasa 24 M W Farmer New York
a few houses up is son George and his family

June 10, 1880 Census. Sanilac Twp.. Sanilac Co.. Mich. Page 15 (215 stamped), SD 3, ED 342. Lines 24-30. Dwelling 132, Family 135.
Derby, Lewis. 74M, farmer, b. New York, lb. NY, mb. NY; Alzina, 70F, wife, keeps house, b. New York, lb. NY, mb. NY; Amasa, 34M, son, farmen. b. New York, lb. NY, mb. NY; Matilda, 29F, daughter-in-law, keeps house, b. Canada, lb. Canada, mb. Canada; Lewis M., 3M, grandson, b. Mich, lb. NY, mb. Canada;
Frank E., 2M, grandson, b. Mich, lb. NY, mb. Canada; Sherman, [illegible - looks like “muk”], 11M, servant, farm helper, b. Mich., lb. Mich., mb. Mich. Next door is the Family of John and Malinda Kirk. George Melburn and John B. Maskell are on
the same page.

Here is a transcription (by Ella Klein, with the Sanilac Co. Genealogical Society) of the Alzina Derby article from the Croswell Jeffersonian. I haven't seen the paper copies yet (Ella says they are very hard to read). There are some obvious
mistranscriptions (e.g., Tillisburg must be Ellisburg, and the move to Michigan had to be much earlier than 1886), but this advance copy demonstrates that this article is not going to resolve the question of whether Alzina Derby was Alzina
Farr: “Alzina Derby wife of Lewis R. Derby, died Dec. 12th. She was born in Tillisbung; Jefferson Co. NY in 1810. Was married in 18?? Lived in the State of New York until about 18?5 after which she moved to Michigan in the year 1886? To Sanilac Twp. On the Ridge Rd. where she was living at the time of her death. She had lived with her husband 52 years without a death in her family. She was the mother of four children: four sons and one daughter. She had been a member of the ME. church ??five years and died in full triumph of living faith wishing to go home.”
From Steve Cota-email 2005

Grave Undertakings, Sanilac Co. Readings, Vol.6, lists Alzina Derby, 2/14/1810 - 12/12/1883, buried in Croswell Cemetery. No maiden name given. An article regarding her Dec. 12, 1883 death appears in the Croswell Jeffersonian Dec. 28, 1883, but I have not yet seen it.

From Sanilac Co., MI Death Records, Vol. 1, page 127, record #48 (FHL #0979463): Durby, Alzina, white manied female, housewife, d. Dec. 12, 1883 at Sanilac, age 73y 2m 2d, of unknown causes. Born in New York, parents Jeremiah Farr, resident of New York, and Catherine Farr, resident of New York. Date of record May 26, 1884.

Burial: Croswell Cemetery, Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co.245246

CENSUS:

Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Lewis DERBY Self M Male W 74 NY Farmer NY NY
Alzina DERBY Wife M Female W 70 NY Keeps House NY NY


Zimri FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 12 Apr 1815 in New York, United States. He died 3 on 11 Dec 1883 in Sanilac, Michigan, United States. Zimri married Ann BREYER OR DERBY in 1840 in New York, United States.

Zimri was counted in a census 4 in 1860 in Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 5 on 23 Jul 1870 in Sanilac, Sanilac, Michigan, United States.


Scans of an 1864 map of Jefferson County, NY may be found at the usgenweb site for said county. The name “Z. Farr” appears in sec. 289 of the map for Cape Vincent Twp. Comparing the 1864 map to modern maps, it appears Zimri's property may have lain along modern Route 4, Rosiere Road, between the St. Lawrence Cemetery and the intersection of Rosiere Road with St. Lawrence Road (the town of St. Lawrence lies at this intersection).

Sanilac Co., MI Death Records, Vol. 1, page 127, record #58 (FHL #0979463): Farr, Zimery, white male, marital status either not given or faded to illegibility, d. Dec. 11, 1883 [?] at Sanilac, age 71y 7m 29d, of inflammation [? - all the preceding is faded and very hard to read]. Born "York State," no occupation given, father Jeremiah Farr of "York State," mother Catherine Farr, residence not given. Date of record: May 26, 1884.

Grave Undertakings, Sanilac Co. Readings, Vol. 10: Sanilac Twp., p. 16, lists Zimri Farr, buried in Ridge Cemetery. Died Nov. 11, 1883, age 11y 6m 1d. "ZF at foot." Age at death implies a birth date of May 10, 1872. If we accept the stated age, this would have to be an as yet unidentified grandchild of the elder Zimri. It seems coincidental, however, that two Zimri's should have died on the 11th of a month in 1883, and I suspect that the headstone in Grave Undertakings, and the faded month in the Sanilac Co. death record, may have been misread. That is, I suspect this headstone is for Zimri Farr, son of Jeremiah Farr.

Cemetery readings for the town of Lyme, Jefferson Co., NY, appear online at the usgenweb site for Jefferson Co., NY, "Courtesy of A. E. Rogers, Ellen & John Bartlett." Listed there is Ann Farr, wf. Zimri, d. 27 Apr. 1867, 47 years old, buried in Three Mile Bay Cemetery, Lyme Twp. This record is consistent with the 1860 census, but not the 1850 census; and would require that Zimri remarried, to another woman named Ann, before the taking of the 1870 census.

CENSUS: Sept. 13, 1850. Clayton, Jefferson Co., New York. p. 447R. Lines 8-12. Dwelling 361, Family 362. Zimri Farr, 39M, farmer, real estate valued at 1000, b. NY; Ann, 35F, b. England; Harriet, 8F, b. NY; Mary Ann, 6F, b. NY; James, 4M, b. NY. Next door is the family of Lewis R. and Alzina Derby. (Extracted from ancestry.com scans).

July 17, 1860 Census. Clayton, Jefferson Co., New York, p. 31 (463 stamped). Lines 11-16. Dwelling 224, family 235. Zimri Farr, 48M, farmer, real estate valued at 4500, other property valued at 500, b. New York; Ann, 40F, b. England; Mary Ann, 16F, b. New York; James H., 14M, b. New York; Walter, 1M, b. New York; Hugh Catty, 23M, farm laborer, b. New York. Next door is the family of Lewis and Alzina Derby. (Extracted from ancestry.com scans).

July 23, 1870 Census. Port Sanilac, Sanilac Twp., Sanilac Co., MI. p. 137, sheet 7, line 29. Dwelling 48, Family 48. Farr, Zimri, 51M (or 59 or 56), farmer, b. NY; Ann, 40F, keeping house, b. England; Mary Ann, 24F, at home, b. NY; James, 23M, farm laborer, b. NY; Walter, 10M, at school, b. NY.

June 5, 1880 Census. Sanilac Twp., Sanilac Co., MI. Page 8, SD 3, ED 342. Lines 40-44. Dwelling 70, Family 70. Farr, James, 31M, married, farmer, b. New York, fb. Canada, mb. England; Catherine, 27F, wife, married, keeps house, b. Canada, fb. Canada, mb. Canada; Jay Lee, 5M, son, married [sic], b. Mich, fb. N.Y., mb. Canada; Zimri (or perhaps Timri, which is how it is indexed at ancestry.com), 68M, father, widower, blacksmith, b. Canada, fb. Canada, mb. Canada; Mary Ann, 35F, sister, single, disabled with parylitic stroke, b. New York, fb. Canada, mb. England.

Children of ZIMRI FARR and ANN BREYER are:
i. HARRIET FARR, b. Abt. 1842, NY.
ii. MARY ANN FARR, b. Abt. 1846, NY; d. 11 Aug 1898, Washington Twp., Sanilac Co., MI.

Notes for MARY ANN FARR:
FHL film #979463, Sanilac Co. Deaths, vol. 2, p. 163, #288, lists the Aug. 11, 1898 death of Mary Ann Farr, female, single, age 54, in Washington Twp., of peretonitis. Born New York, occupation "invalid," daughter of Z. Farr and Ann Breyer (?), residents of Washington Twp. Date of record: Sept. 6, 1898. Mary Ann appears in the household of her brother James in the 1880 census with an age of 35, where she is noted as being disabled due to a paralytic stroke.

iii. JAMES H. FARR, b. Feb 1848, NY.
iv. WALTER FARR, b. Abt. 1860, NY.

BIRTH: Calculated fron death record.

CENSUS: States that he is 48 years old? and wife Ann 40(must be a different wife Ann than the one in 1970.)

CENSUS: Age 56 farmer, wife Ann 40.

Ann BREYER OR DERBY 1 was born 2 in 1820 in England, United Kingdom. She died on 27 Apr 1877 in Lyme, Jefferson, New York, United States. Ann married Zimri FARR in 1840 in New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Harriet FARR was born 1 on 7 Aug 1841 in Jefferson, New York, United States. She died 2 on 20 Jun 1855 in New York, United States.

Harriet was counted in a census 3 in 1850 in Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States.
  F ii
Mary Ann FARR 1 was born 2 in 1844 in New York, United States. She died 3 on 11 Aug 1898 in Washington, Sanilac, Michigan, United States.
  M iii James H. FARR was born on 25 Jul 1847. He died on 18 Apr 1925.
  M iv
Walter FARR 1 was born 2, 3 on 14 Jun 1861 in New York, United States. He died 4 on 14 Apr 1877 in Sanilac, Michigan, United States.



Notes for WALTER FARR:
Grave Undertakings, Sanilac Co. Readings, Vol. 10: Sanilac Twp., p. 16, also lists Walter Farr, buried in Ridge Cemetery. Died Apr. 14, 1877 at the age of 15y 10m, "son of E & A Farr -- WIF at foot." Age at death implies a birth date of June, 1861. Based on the birth date, this could be Zimri and Ann's son Walter, if we presume that "son of E & A Farr" is a mistranscription of "son of Z & A Farr." Bolstering this theory is Walter's absence from the 1880 MI census.

Uri FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 in 1817 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States. He died 2, 3 on 30 Sep 1885 in Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States. Uri married Huldah FILLMORE about 1840 in New York, United States.

Uri Farr, b. abt. 1814, is found in Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., NY in the 1850 census. He is married to Huldah, b. abt. 1819, with children William C., b. abt. 1841; Julietta, b. abt. 1847; and Lucia, b. abt. Sept. 1850.

FHL film #0017719, Jefferson Co., NY Marriage & Death Notices, Cemetery Inscriptions, lists Farr, Juliette A., daughter of Uri & Huldah Farr, d. July 29, 1853, buried Reed Cemetery, located in the northwest part of the town of Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., NY. There are no other Farr records on this microfilm.

Uri Farr's family next appears in Coral Twp., McHenry Co., IL, in the 1860 census. In this census, Uri appears as Uriah, and there is a new child, Edmund, b. abt. 1858. Edmund was born in Illinois, therefore the move to Illinois must have come 1858 or before.

Uri's Civil War pension file contains a copy of his discharge papers. These read in part: "Uri Farr, a private of Captain John Eddy's Company, (E) of the 95th Ill Regiment of United States Vols. was enlisted by John Eddy of the 95th Ill Regiment of Vols at Marengo, McHenry Co., Ill. on the 12th day of August 1862 to serve 3 years; he was born in Ellisburgh in the State of New York is 49 years of age 5 feet 7¼ inches high, Fair complexion, blue eyes, Black hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 40 days. General debility caused by exposure, Dysentary -- Running into Chronic Diarhea Rheumatism of the hips & legs Broken Constitution -- want of vital force -- his age precluding the probability of recovery to health in service. Station: Memphis Tenn, Genl. Hospital. Date: Feb. 20th, 1863. John Eddy Capt Commanding Company."

Appended to the discharge papers is a certification of Uri's disability. This reads: "I certify that I have carefully examined the said Uri Farr… and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of old age Chronic Diarrhoea and general debility. He is totally unfit for the service in any capacity. Disability entire. S. B. Davis In charge officer's Hospital. Discharged 25th day of Feby. 1863, at Memphis Tenn G. P. Allen, Med. Inspector, U.S.A."

This certification is followed by a note which reads: "Town: Coral. County: McHenry. State: Ill's. This soldier has been employed in Officers Hospital as cook, but is unable to perform his duties."

It would be interesting to learn what prompted Uri to enroll as a private in the Army at the advanced age of 49. It would also be interesting to learn if he served in a combat position, or whether he was a cook throughout his service. Unfortunately, Uri's pension file is mute on these questions, as it is mute on questions of genealogical import.

The pension file shows that Uri Farr, age 55, a resident of Union, McHenry Co., IL, first made a declaration for invalid pension Sept. 10th, 1870, under the Act of July 14, 1862. This declaration reiterated much of the information appearing on Uri's discharge papers, adding that he first contracted "what is termed Chronic Diarrhea and Kidney Complaint" at Colliersville, Tennessee, on the first of January 1863. Uri alleged that his wartime disability (i.e., chronic diarrhea) had continued, rendering him unfit for manual labor, and appointed as his attorney J. A. Parrish of Woodstock, IL. A. S. Stewart and E. W. Fillmore (the latter probably related to Millard Fillmore, Uri's son-in-law) witnessed the declaration. An officer's certificate of disability (signed by Asa Farnam, 1st Lieutenant of Co. E, 95th Regiment IL Vols.), and a statement from the 95th's surgeon, Dr. Geo. N. Woodward, supported the declaration.

In response to Uri's pension application, the Adjutant General's Office reviewed the records of his service, Dec. 16, 1870. The Adjutant General's Office's response adds to our knowledge of Uri's wartime service only that Uri was mustered into the service Sept. 4, 1862, at Rockford, and that he is reported as absent for the months of Jan. & Feb. 1863, "detailed as cook at Hosp. Sept. 18, 1862. Muster out roll dated Aug. 17 [could also read "14"], 1865 reports him: Disch'd at Memphis Tenn. Feb. 25/63 for disability."

The 1870 census, taken in August of that year, shows Uriah Farr as a resident of Beatrice, Gage Co., NE, along with his son, William. Huldah and daughter Lucia (now married to Millard Fillmore) remain in McHenry Co., IL. The separation of Huldah and Uriah might suggest marital problems, but I have seen other examples (e.g., Winsor E. Lott and Katie Case -- not linked to the Farr line until my own generation) where the husband moved to the frontier ahead of his wife to settle affairs and determine whether the family should indeed settle there. That Uri may have been scouting out NE for his family is suggested by his September 10, 1870 declaration for pension, which gives McHenry Co., IL as his residence; and by the fact that Huldah is found with him in Nebraska in the 1880 census.

Uri Farr, a resident of Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska, made another declaration Sept. 5, 1871, reiterating many of the above allegations concerning his disability, but now adding that he had contracted "chronic Diarrhoea and Brights Disease" while in the Army, and that he was treated at Jefferson General Hospital, Memphis Tenn. The declaration states that Uri had resided at Union, IL and Beatrice, NE.

The next document in Uri's pension file after the 1871 declaration is a Surgeon's Certificate, dated Feb. 18, 1874. There follow numerous affidavits and Surgeon's Certificates, from throughout the 1870s and 1880s, made for the purpose of continuing, increasing or reducing Uri's pension. As of this writing, I have not examined more than a handful of these in great detail, but have looked all of them over carefully enough to know that they contain no information of genealogical import. All documents from this period show Uri's residence as Beatrice, Gage Co., NE.

A few of these documents from the 1870s and 1880s are worth summarizing for the insight they provide into the alleged nature and severity of Uri's disability. According to a Surgeon's Certificate, dated Oct. 29, 1878, Uri Farr was then a pensioner for "chronic diarrhoea" at the rate of $8/month. His age was 63, his height 5 feet 8 ½ inches, his complexion fair. The surgeon, Joseph L. Webb, wrote of Uri "I find on examination of Uri Farr the tongue red slick and pointed. the bowels tympannetic. the skin rough and dry. his bowels move very seldom less than six times per day and most of the time from twelve too twenty times per day with pain and tenesmus [?] seldom passes a day without one or more bloody stools. he is confined to the house about one half of the time and to his bed more than one fourth of the time. he is frequently atack with pain so severe that without help could not get into the house. he has not been able to do a days work in a day for two or three years." Webb found Uri's disability to be "total third grade."

As is typical of pension cases, Uri sometimes took exception to his doctor's opinions. In an affidavit sworn to August 9th [might instead read "4th"], 1883, Uri stated "that the medical board who examined him at Lincoln May 21 1883 did not in his opinion do him justice and that this affidavit is made for the purpose of having another examination--affiant says that by reason of his said chronic diarrhoea he is wholly disabled from manual labor. That for the past week he has had passages from 8 to 12 times per day each day--That this morning he rose at 5 o'clock and now at 10 oclock a.m. has had five passages since rising--That for years your affiant has not slept a single night without rising to have a passage and most of the time more than once per night--For years affiant says that when his disease troubles him the least he has never had less than four passages in 24 hours. Affiant says that it would be difficult from the nature of his troubles to prove these facts from witnesses outside of his family but that some of these facts can be so proven if it is desired by the department."

As is also typical of pension cases, Uri sometimes balked at the demands imposed by the pension bureau. In a letter to the commissioner of pensions, dated Oct. 9, 1883, on the letterhead of Sabin & Cobbey, Attorneys, Beatrice, Neb., Uri wrote: "I was ordered to appear before the medical board at Marysville Kas. for examination sometime [?] before Dec 6th. I am not able to go at present--and it is quite a task for me to go when in the best of health--my physician thinks it would be dangerous for me to attempt to go for now and there is no immediate prospect of me being able to go--I understand the department have just appointed a board at this place and I would most respectfully request to be ordered to report to this board for examination instead of the Kansas board."

The last Surgeon's Certificate in the file, dated Mar. 12, 1884, states that Uri Farr was then a pensioner at $18.00/month, was aged 69 years, weighed 134 pounds, was 5 feet, and 7¼ inches in height. The Surgeon found Uri "an emaciated and feeble old man. Marked distention of bowels and general tenderness on slight pressure. Tympanistic [?] sound on descending colon and nearly the entire left side of bowels (i.e. on percussion). General dullness on percussion of nearly the entire right side bowels. Stomach tender to slight pressure. Rectum appears irratable [sic] and flaccid. Liver appears about normal, but slightly tender on pressure. Auscultation & percussion of chest reveals nothing abnormal except moist rales [??] occasionally. Heart sounds normal & pulse regular. Spleen appears normal. In our opinion claimants disability from chronic diarrhoea is equivalent to the loss of a hand or foot." The degree of disability was reported as "total 3rd grade."

The pension file concludes with a short document, dated Dec. 4, 1916, stating Uri Farr was last paid to Sept. 4, 1885, and that he died Sept. 30, 1885, "dropped as per letter July 23/86." The disbursing clerk was located Beatrice, Neb. I have no idea why this document was dated 1916, fully 30 years after Uri's stated date of death. Usually pension files contain a "drop report" dated to within a month or two of the pensioner's date of death.

Also lacking from Uri's pension file are any declarations for widow's pension. This might mean that Huldah, though living, never filed for such a pension (presumably out of ignorance of her entitlement thereto) -- however, I have never before seen a pension file where the wife was living and yet failed to file for a widow's pension. I therefore suspect that Huldah had died sometime before Uri. She is found in the 1880 census, therefore she probably died between 1880 and 1886.

Ancestree Articles, Vol V, no. 2, page 53 - Fall 1982, submitted by Mrs. Ernest B. Smethers, Beatrice, NE, to the usgenweb site for Gage Co., NE, reproduces a list of Civil War Veterans buried in Beatrice Cemetery, originally published in the 28 May 1907 Beatrice Daily Express, Gage County. Listed there are the names of Uriah Farr & Millard Fillmore (Uri's son-in-law). No other information (e.g., inscriptions) is given.

Also appearing on the usgenweb site for Gage Co., NE, are transcribed cemetery records originally published in The Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record in 1926. The transcribed article was contributed by Mrs. R. J. Kilpatrick. It is noted at this site that Beatrice Cemetery is also known as "Scott Street Cemetery, ... located in Beatrice on the northeast quarter of section 3 of Riverside Township," and the link to this page identifies Beatrice Cemetery as "Elysian Cemetery." This listing does not include Uriah Farr, though it does include Uri's son-in-law "Millard Fillmore, Co. E, 15th Wis. Inf."


CENSUS (all extracted from ancestry.com scans): Oct. 15, 1850. Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., New York. Page 341R stamped. Lines 36-40. Dwelling 1910, Family 1927. Uri Farr, 36M, farmer, Real Estate valued at 300, no birth place shown; Huldah, 31F, b. Vt.; Wm  C, 9M, no birth place shown; Julietta [?], 3F, no birth place shown; Lucia, 1/12F, 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. Jeremiah Farr and family also appear on this page.

Aug. 1, 1860. Coral Twp., McHenry Co., Ill. Post Office of Harmony. Page 467. Lines 36-39. Dwelling 3531, Family 3411. Uriah Farr, 45M, Farm Lab., b. VT; Hulda, 40F [might also read 41 or 44], b. NY; Lucy, 10F [might also read 11], b. NY; Edmund [I read this initially as Edwind, but ancestry.com rendered as Edmund, which I think is more likely], 2M, b. Ill. [?]

Aug. 21, 1870. Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska. Post Office of Beatrice. Page No. 15 (628 stamped). Lines 8-9. Dwelling 5, Family 5. Uriah Farr, 45M, Carpenter, no property listed, b. New York; Wm. Farr, 26M, Farmer, no real estate, other property valued at 500, b. New York.

Aug. 9, 1870. Coral, McHenry Co., Illinois. Post Office of Union. Page No. 1 (251 stamped).  Lines 6-11. Dwelling 2, Family 2. Farr, Huldah, 49F, keeping house, real estate valued at 500, other property valued at 200, b. N.Y.; Farr, Eddie, 12M, b. Ill. Dwelling 2, Family 3. Fillmore, Millard, 26M, Farmer, no real estate, other property valued at 400, b. N.Y.; Lucia, 20F, keeping house, b. N.Y.; Emma, 3F, b. Ill; Viola, 1F, b. Ill.

June 8 & 9, 1880. City of Beatrice, Gage Co., NE. SD 1, ED 347. Page No. 73 (stamped). Lines 3-5. Dwelling 65, Family 65. Farr (could also be read Forr), Uria, 68M, retired carpenter, disabled with rheumatism, b. N York, fb. N York, mb. N York; Farr, Huldah, 60F, wife, housekeeper, disabled with "Cholera M", b. Vermont, fb. Vermont, mb. Ver; Farr, Hurley W. (or perhaps Harley W.), 16M, Grandson, single, b. Illinois, fb. N york, mb. N york.

Children of URI FARR and HULDAH ? are:
WILLIAM C.7 FARR, b. Abt. 1841, NY.
JULIETTA FARR, b. Abt. 1847, NY; d. 29 Jul 1853, Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., NY.
LUCIA FARR, b. Abt. Sep 1850, NY.
EDMUND FARR, b. Abt. 1858, IL.

Huldah FILLMORE was born 1, 2 on 28 Dec 1819 in Middletown Springs, Rutland, Vermont, United States. She died 3 on 26 Aug 1884 in Gage, Nebraska, United States. Huldah married Uri FARR about 1840 in New York, United States.

From Find A Grave:
Wife of Uriah Farr.Her obituary published in the "Gage County Democrat" on 29 August 1884 states that she was buried in the "Old Cemetery" a term previously used for "Beatrice Cemetery". Due to a fire many old burial records are missing but in view of the fact that her husband who died only a year later, their daughter Lucia, her son-in-law Millard, and two grandchildren are buried there one would assume she is also buried there.

They had the following children.

  M i William H. H. FARR was born on 25 Nov 1840. He died on 27 May 1886.
  F ii
Juliette FARR was born 1 in 1847 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States. She died 2 on 29 Jul 1853 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States. She was buried in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Juliette was counted in a census 3 in 1850 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States.
  F iii Lucia A. FARR was born in Sep 1850. She died on 21 Mar 1895.
  M iv Edmund J. FARR was born on 10 Feb 1858. He died on 27 Sep 1929.

Elton Frederick FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 29 Jan 1886 in New York, United States. He died 4 on 4 Jul 1925 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. Elton married 5 Ethel M LADD on 1 Jun 1910 in Jefferson, New York, United States.

Elton was counted in a census 6 on 12 Jan 1920 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.


1918 Jefferson Co. Farmers Dir
Farr, EltonFI., wife Ethel, WOS 140 acres, potatoes/berries, RFD 1, Rosiere, Cape Vincent, Farr Lands Farm, H15 1/8

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

CENSUS: Age 34, wife Ethel 29.

DEATH: Buried in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Ethel M LADD was born 1, 2 on 4 Oct 1890 in New York, United States. She died 3, 4 on 6 Apr 1992 in Florida, United States. Ethel married 5 Elton Frederick FARR on 1 Jun 1910 in Jefferson, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
HARTLEY, John Edgar
MARSH, Clarence Benjamin

She graduated from Clayton High School and the Potsdam Normal School.  She taught school in the Clayton School System and in the rural schools in this area.  Ethel expected to receive a degree from the Southern College Lakeland, Florida in February 1953.

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