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


Parker GRANDY was born 1 on 10 Apr 1748 in Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, British Colonial America. He died 2 on 5 Jul 1823 in Root Center, Montgomery, New York, United States. Parker married 3 Ruhamah FARR on 29 Apr 1774 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, British Colonial America.

Ruhamah FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3, 4 on 19 Dec 1742 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. She died 5 on 10 Aug 1833 in Root Center, Montgomery, New York, United States. Ruhamah married 6 Parker GRANDY on 29 Apr 1774 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, British Colonial America.


Samuel FARR 3rd [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3, 4 on 27 Apr 1755 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. He was christened 5 on 1 Jun 1755 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. He died 6, 7 on 2 Nov 1809 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried 8 in West Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Samuel married 9, 10 Martha COBLEIGH on 18 Jan 1782 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
STREETER, Esther

Styled Samuel Farr the Third on the old tax-lists. He settled in the western part of the town, on the farm now owned by Larkin D. Farr. In 1800, he and Ezekiel Hildreth obtained a charter for a ferry across' the Connecticut, now known as the upper, or Gilson's, ferry.

Martha COBLEIGH was born about 1755 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, British Colonial America. She died about 1784 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Martha married 1, 2 Samuel FARR 3rd on 18 Jan 1782 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Thirza FARR was born in 1783. She died on 6 Jan 1843.

Solomon HUDSON 1 was born 2 on 3 Feb 1795 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3, 4 on 4 Jun 1865 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He was buried 5 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Solomon married 6 Thirza FARR in Jan 1816 in Windham, Vermont, United States.

Thirza FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 in 1783 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 4, 5 on 6 Jan 1843 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She was buried 6 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Thirza married 7 Solomon HUDSON in Jan 1816 in Windham, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
HASTINGS, Jacob


Jacob HASTINGS was born about 1781. Jacob married 1, 2 Thirza FARR on 9 Jul 1806 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Thirza FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 in 1783 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 4, 5 on 6 Jan 1843 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She was buried 6 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Thirza married 7, 8 Jacob HASTINGS on 9 Jul 1806 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
HUDSON, Solomon

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Jacob is from Windsor, Vermont.


Roswell FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 1 Jan 1788 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 1, 2, 3 on 27 Dec 1841 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. He was buried 4 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. Roswell married 5 Diana SMITH on 1 Jun 1813 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Roswell was counted in a census 6 in 1840 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States.

CENSUS: 3 males and two females.

Diana SMITH was born 1 on 25 Dec 1793 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 11 Mar 1879 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. Diana married 3 Roswell FARR on 1 Jun 1813 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Diana was counted in a census 4 in 1850 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i James M. FARR was born on 10 Nov 1813. He died on 10 Jun 1895.
  M ii Francis Harrison FARR was born on 21 Nov 1815. He died in 1894.
  F iii Jane C. FARR was born on 18 Jun 1818. She died on 15 Oct 1895.
  M iv Henry L. FARR was born on 3 Aug 1824. He died on 4 May 1899.
  F v Esther A. FARR was born on 10 Jul 1827. She died on 15 Apr 1886.
  M vi
Edson R. FARR 1 was born 2 on 31 Jan 1837 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4 on 29 Oct 1854 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. He was buried 5 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Edson was counted in a census 6 in 1850 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Luther STODDARD was born on 6 Feb 1789/1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died in 1862 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Luther married Martha Patty FARR on 28 Jul 1814 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Martha Patty FARR [Parents] was born about 1793 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died in 1840 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of paralysis or possibly the Farr's disease or familial ALS. Martha married Luther STODDARD on 28 Jul 1814 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.


Erastus FARR [Parents] was born about 1795 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died about 1835 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS. Erastus married 1 Joanna Davis EMMONS on 26 Apr 1815 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Joanna Davis EMMONS was born about 1797. Joanna married 1 Erastus FARR on 26 Apr 1815 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
child FARR was born in 1817.
  M ii
Ora "Ory" FARR was born in 1820 in New Hampshire, United States.
  M iii Hiram FARR was born in 1821. He died on 2 Jul 1870 from of apoplexy.

Ora (Urea) SMITH was born on 12 Jul 1802 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 15 Nov 1875. Ora married 1 Esther FARR on 1 Jan 1823 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Ora was also known as Ora SMITH.

Esther FARR [Parents] was born on 19 Jun 1798 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 9 Feb 1876 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Esther married 1 Ora (Urea) SMITH on 1 Jan 1823 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Lois SMITH was born on 12 May 1824. She died on 9 Jan 1887.

Hiram STREETER was born on 28 Apr 1796 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died on 19 Dec 1880 in Brownington, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Hiram married Hannah FARR about 1820.

Hannah FARR [Parents] was born on 3 May 1801 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 25 Jun 1851 in Brownington, Orleans, Vermont, United States from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS. Hannah married Hiram STREETER about 1820.


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.

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