Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Samuel John FARR Jr [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 1 Oct 1804 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 1 in Aug 1865 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS. Samuel married 2 Thirza DAVIS about 1829 in of, , Vermont, United States.

Samuel was counted in a census 3 in 1850 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He was counted in a census 4 in 1860 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

The following was taken from The Curtis R. Vance Foundation Website
http://www.als-curtisvancefoundation.org/midd_mag__fall_'01.htm

His (Curtis R. Vance) maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Samuel Farr, born in 1804, died in 1865 of a horrible disease that slowly debilitated his body. Doctors named it Farr’s disease, and it was known by that name until it was termed familial ALS. Farr’s disease has affected approximately 50 percent of every generation of Curtis’ ancestors and family since Samuel Farr, his brother, who died at age 40 of ALS, and his sister, who died at age 54 of the same disease. Out of Samuel Farr's eight children, four of them died of ALS. His daughter was only 27. His three sons, one of whom was Curtis’s great-great-great-grandfather, all died in their forties of the disease. Only 10 percent of all ALS cases are familial. Ninety percent of the more than 5,000 cases diagnosed each year are sporadic, and thus anyone can "get" ALS, of which there is no known cause, and no known cure. At any given time, there are 30,000 Americans living with ALS. Of the ten percent of ALS cases that are genetic, twenty percent have been identified. In the case of Curtis's family’s, there is an A4V mutation on the SOD-1 gene. Although doctors have identified the mutation, they do not know what triggers it. And not all persons with mutations in SOD- 1 develop ALS.


Excerpt from an email from Sandra Farr:
"Massachusetts General has been treating the ALS in the Farr clan. They are most interested in us, and they, too, have some ancestry information. They seem to have treated a lot of Farrs! As you have become the family historian, please refer all Farr ALS medical inquiries to them, as they have even coded the Farr genetic malformation (on gene SOD1). Farr folk can be tested to see if they carry this trait."

CENSUS: Named John in this census?, but wife and children are correct. Head of Household John 46, Thirza 44, Erastus 17, Saml. 14, Wesley O. 12, Matilda 8.

CENSUS: Age 56 born in NH farmer, Theresa 54 born in VT, Matilda J. 17 born in VT, Eudora E 10 born in VT.

Thirza DAVIS was born 1 on 31 Oct 1806 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 4 May 1867 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of fever. Thirza married 3 Samuel John FARR Jr about 1829 in of, , Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Alzina Maria FARR was born on 30 May 1830. She died on 11 Nov 1895.
  M ii
Roswell FARR was born 1 on 12 Feb 1832. He died 2 on 25 Apr 1832.
  M iii Erastus FARR was born on 26 Mar 1833. He died on 8 Sep 1881 from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS.
  M iv Samuel FARR was born on 12 May 1836. He died on 14 May 1879 from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS.
  M v Wesley O. FARR was born on 17 Nov 1838. He died on 15 Sep 1891 from of heart disease.
  F vi
Matilda J FARR was born 1 on 18 Apr 1843 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died 2 in Jun 1861.
  M vii
Philander Edwin FARR was born 1 on 20 Oct 1845. He died 2 on 18 Aug 1848.
  F viii Eudora Ellen FARR was born on 23 Aug 1850. She died on 20 Oct 1877 from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS.

Elijah AMIDON was born on 9 Dec 1823 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 8 Sep 1894. Elijah married 1 Alzina Maria FARR on 13 Nov 1851.

Elijah was counted in a census 2 in 1880 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.


From Maine.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Elijah AMIDON   Self M Male W 56 NH Farmer NH NH
Maria A AMIDON   Wife M Female W 50 VT Keeping House NH NH
Clara E AMIDON   Dau S Female W 20 NH At Home NH VT
Martha J AMIDON Dau S Female W 15 NH At Home NH VT

Alzina Maria FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 30 May 1830 in Vermont, United States. She died on 11 Nov 1895. Alzina married 2 Elijah AMIDON on 13 Nov 1851.


Was probably Elsina Farr mentioned in the 1850 Albion, Orleans, New York US Census with Harriet Farr.


Erastus FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 26 Mar 1833 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4 on 8 Sep 1881 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS. Erastus married 5 Lydia DROWN on 12 Jul 1857 in Brownington, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

Erastus was counted in a census 6 in 1880 in Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States.

CENSUS:
Household:
Erastus FARR  M Male 47 VERMONT Farmer
Lydia FARR  M Female 46 CANADA Keeping House
Ellwood FARR  S Male 20 VERMONT
Anna FARR  S Female 14 VERMONT
Adelbert FARR  S Male 12 VERMONT
Alma FARR  S Female 10 VERMONT
Martin FARR  S Male 9 VERMONT

Lydia DROWN was born in 1834 in Brownington, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Lydia married 1 Erastus FARR on 12 Jul 1857 in Brownington, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Adelbert FARR was born on 18 Nov 1867 in Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died on 12 Jun 1885.
  F ii
Theresa Anna FARR was born on 22 Apr 1866 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.
  F iii
Alma Eudora FARR was born on 12 Apr 1869 in Westmore, Orleans, Vermont, United States. She died on 13 Jun 1888.
  M iv Samuel Ora FARR was born on 20 Apr 1863. He died on 17 Sep 1934 from of paralysis.
  M v
Martin FARR was born in 1871 in Vermont, United States.
  M vi
Edward Ellwood Sherman FARR was born on 1 Feb 1860 in Vermont, United States. He died on 20 Dec 1919 in Westmore, Orleans, Vermont, United States.
  M vii
Herman Elmore FARR was born on 12 Nov 1858 in Brownington, Orleans, Vermont, United States. He died on 14 Mar 1921.

Samuel FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 12 May 1836 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4, 5 on 14 May 1879 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS. Samuel married 6, 7 Sarah E FARR on 28 Jan 1860 in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Samuel was counted in a census 8 in 1860 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

CENSUS: Samuel Farr Jr. 24 farmer, Sarah 22.

Sarah E FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 15 Apr 1838 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 2 Feb 1916. Sarah married 3, 4 Samuel FARR on 28 Jan 1860 in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Sarah was counted in a census 5 in 1880 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.


Daughter of Russell Farr.

Marriage Notes:

CENSUS: Samuels brother Wesley was also in the household.

They had the following children.

  M i Fred O. C. FARR was born on 22 Aug 1861.
  F ii Aurora J. "Amma" FARR was born in 1864. She died on 26 Feb 1949.
  M iii Leon Wesley FARR was born on 25 Mar 1869.
  M iv Norman Erastus FARR (twin) was born on 29 Jun 1876. He died in 1929.
  M v Norris Parker FARR (twin) was born in 1877. He died in 1929.

Wesley O. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 17 Nov 1838 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 15 Sep 1891 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of heart disease. Wesley married 3, 4 Phebe WEST on 13 Dec 1870 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Wesley was counted in a census 5 in 1860 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was counted in a census 6 in 1870 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He was counted in a census 7 in 1880 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Mustered into Co. F, 14th N.H. Regt. Volunteer Infantry; Sept. 23, 1862; promoted to Corporal Feb. 1, 1864; discharged for disability, Jan 20, 1865.

CENSUS: Age 21 living in household of his third cousin Larkin L. Farr as a farm laborer.

CENSUS: Age 31 born in VT, farmer.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Wesley O. FARR  Self  M  Male  W  41  VT  Farmer  NH  VT
Phebe FARR   Wife  M  Female  W  39  VT  Keeping House  VT  ENG
Frank L. FARR   Son  S  Male  W  8  VT VT  VT
Mary M. FARR  Dau  S  Female  W  7  VT   VT  VT

Phebe WEST [scrapbook] was born on 31 Dec 1843 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died on 26 Jan 1897 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Phebe married 1, 2 Wesley O. FARR on 13 Dec 1870 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Wesley's marriage record proves his parents.

They had the following children.

  M i Frank Leslie FARR was born on 30 Jan 1872. He died on 22 Apr 1932 from of progressive musclar atropy and cardiac failure paralysis.
  F ii Mary Matilda FARR was born on 14 Apr 1874. She died on 28 Feb 1919.

Lawrence W RYON was born about 1848 in of Newark, Calendonia, Vermont, United States. Lawrence married 1 Eudora Ellen FARR on 18 Nov 1864.

Eudora Ellen FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 23 Aug 1850 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 20 Oct 1877 from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS. Eudora married 3 Lawrence W RYON on 18 Nov 1864.


Frank Leslie FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 30 Jan 1872 in Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 22 Apr 1932 in Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States from of progressive musclar atropy and cardiac failure paralysis. Frank married 3 Della E WILSON on 28 Nov 1895 in Glover, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

Frank was counted in a census 4 in 1910 in Wheelock, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He was counted in a census 5 in 1920 in Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States.

CENSUS: Age 38 farmer, wife Della 32, s. Warren 13, d.Amy 7, s. Harold 1 month.

CENSUS: Age 47, wife Della E. 41, d. Amy L. 17, s. Harold W. 11, s. Murray W. 8.

Della E WILSON [scrapbook] was born about 1878 in Sheffield, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died in BET 1920 AND 1930 in Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Della married 1 Frank Leslie FARR on 28 Nov 1895 in Glover, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Ora Warren FARR was born on 20 Jun 1896. He died on 14 May 1972.
  F ii Amy L FARR was born in 1902. She died in 1932.
  M iii Harold W FARR was born on 27 May 1908. He died in Mar 1977.
  M iv Murray Walter FARR was born on 21 May 1911. He died on 1 Mar 1977 from of lung cancer.

Tyler David GASKILL [scrapbook] was born 1 on 3 Dec 1871 in Victory, Essex, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 26 Oct 1947 in Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of cerebral hemorrage. Tyler married 3 Mary Matilda FARR on 11 May 1892 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Mary Matilda FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 14 Apr 1874 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died 1 on 28 Feb 1919 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Mary married 2 Tyler David GASKILL on 11 May 1892 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.


Ora Warren FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 20 Jun 1896 in Island Pond, Essex, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 14 May 1972 in Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Ora married 3 Mary Elizabeth LAROW on 1 Nov 1919 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, United States.

Ora was counted in a census 4 in 1920 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
FISHER, Ethel Florence

Obituary of Ora Warren Farr

HAVERHILL, N.H. - Ora W. Farr, 73, died Sunday in the Veterans Hospital in White River Jct.

He was born in Brighton June 20 1896, served in the Navy during World War I and was employed many years by the Vermont Department of Agriculture as a state inspector. He was also employed for many years by the First National Stores at Haverhill, N.H.

Mr. Farr was a member of the Congregational Church of Haverhill.

Survivors include four sons, Wesley S. and Bertram, both of Southington, Conn; Frank L. of Pheonix, Ariz., and Norman E. of Woodsville, N.H.; four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Hill of Reading, Mrs. Arthur Corrier of Torrington, Conn.; Mrs. Cyril Orlawski of Southington, Conn., and Mrs. Leon Robert of Northfield; 29 grandchildren; several great grand-children; two brothers, Harold W, Farr of Stonington, Conn., and Murray W. Farr of Glens Falls, N.Y.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Congregational Church in Haverhill, N.H., with interment following in Riverton Cemetery in Berlin.

Friends may call at the Ricker Funeral Home in Woodsville, N. H., from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

CENSUS: Age 23, w. Mary E. 18.

Mary Elizabeth LAROW [scrapbook] was born on 5 Jun 1902 in Alburg, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States. She died on 31 Jan 1940 in Berlin, Washington, Vermont, United States. Mary married 1 Ora Warren FARR on 1 Nov 1919 in Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Wesley Samuel FARR was born on 1 Oct 1920. He died in May 1987.
  F ii Alice Adelia FARR was born on 14 Aug 1931. She died on 18 Jun 1982.
  F iii Ruth Elaine FARR.
  F iv Ruby Della FARR was born on 22 Apr 1922. She died on 18 Nov 2002.
  F v Vianna Mae FARR was born on 20 Jan 1924. She died on 26 Nov 1994.
  M vi Bertram Ora FARR was born on 31 May 1925. He died on 9 Sep 1991.
  M vii Frank Leslie FARR was born on 19 Jan 1928. He died on 6 Aug 2003.

Ora Warren FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 20 Jun 1896 in Island Pond, Essex, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 14 May 1972 in Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Ora married Ethel Florence FISHER after 1940.

Ora was counted in a census 3 in 1920 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
LAROW, Mary Elizabeth

Obituary of Ora Warren Farr

HAVERHILL, N.H. - Ora W. Farr, 73, died Sunday in the Veterans Hospital in White River Jct.

He was born in Brighton June 20 1896, served in the Navy during World War I and was employed many years by the Vermont Department of Agriculture as a state inspector. He was also employed for many years by the First National Stores at Haverhill, N.H.

Mr. Farr was a member of the Congregational Church of Haverhill.

Survivors include four sons, Wesley S. and Bertram, both of Southington, Conn; Frank L. of Pheonix, Ariz., and Norman E. of Woodsville, N.H.; four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Hill of Reading, Mrs. Arthur Corrier of Torrington, Conn.; Mrs. Cyril Orlawski of Southington, Conn., and Mrs. Leon Robert of Northfield; 29 grandchildren; several great grand-children; two brothers, Harold W, Farr of Stonington, Conn., and Murray W. Farr of Glens Falls, N.Y.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Congregational Church in Haverhill, N.H., with interment following in Riverton Cemetery in Berlin.

Friends may call at the Ricker Funeral Home in Woodsville, N. H., from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

CENSUS: Age 23, w. Mary E. 18.

Ethel Florence FISHER.

They had the following children.

  M i Norman Edward FARR.

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