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


Joseph FARR II [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7293 was born 2, 3 on 30 Aug 1743 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 24 Feb 1796 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married (MRIN:3163) Sarah SUSANNAH-7301 about 1763 in of Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Joseph's will was probated 4 in 1797 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

His will was probated September 6, 1797. Probate Court Records, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Docket # 1693. Index film #1749904. Record film #873485. His probate/administration should prove that Bela Farr was his son?

I looked at FHL film #7705493, pp. 226-7, 362 a guardianship prove that Bela, Asa and Levi were minor sons of Joseph at the time of his death. It also proves that Sarah was his wife.

Pittsfield records state that in 1796 "lost 36 persons 14 of whom were full grown". No names were given.

Sarah SUSANNAH 1, 2-7301 was born about 1746 in Massachusetts, United States. She died on 19 Oct 1818 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married (MRIN:3163) Joseph FARR II-7293 about 1763 in of Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah was the administrator of Joseph's estate. FHL film #873485 pp. 191-193, 226, 227, 246,244, 362.

They had the following children.

  M i Dr. Jonas FARR-11207 was born on 6 Jul 1769. He died on 22 Jul 1859.
  F ii
Persis FARR-11205 was born 1 on 11 May 1771 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iii Sally FARR-11206 was born on 18 Mar 1773. She died before 1854.
  M iv Joseph FARR III-7302 was born on 4 Feb 1775. He died on 2 Dec 1845.
  M v Eliab FARR-9211 was born on 16 Jun 1777. He died on 6 Sep 1865.
  F vi
Polly FARR-12091 was born about 1778 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened 1 in Jul 1781 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.
  F vii Elizabeth "Betsey" FARR-11389 was born on 28 Jan 1779. She died on 10 Feb 1862.
  M viii
Thomas FARR-11724 was christened on 17 Sep 1780 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ix Bela FARR-11387 was born in Apr 1783. He died on 25 Sep 1834.
  M x Asa FARR-12576 was born in 1784.
  M xi Dr. Levi FARR-12555 was born on 7 Jul 1787. He died on 20 Jul 1859.
  M xii
Peter FARR 1-14229 was born before 1790 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts. He died in 1859 in Remsen, Oneida, New York, USA.

Mentioned in the will of his brother Levi Farr.

Jasile FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7295 was born 2, 3, 4 on 19 Jan 1746/1747 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 7 Nov 1813 in Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. He was buried 6 in Nov 1813 in Old Burial Ground, Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. Jasile married (MRIN:3164) Rebecca AKERS-11189 about 1771 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Jasile had a will 7 on 10 Sep 1812 in Ontario, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Mrs. Elisabeth

Rebecca AKERS-11189 was born about 1752 in of Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 17 Jul 1791 in Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. Rebecca married (MRIN:3164) Jasile FARR-7295 about 1771 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

DEATH: Age 39.

They had the following children.

  M i David FARR-11190 was born on 11 Jun 1780. He died before 15 Oct 1809.
  F ii
Hannah FARR-11191 was born 1 on 12 Jul 1782 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iii Jasile FARR-11192 was born on 13 Dec 1775. He died on 7 Nov 1813.
  F iv Dinah FARR-11193 was born on 15 Apr 1778. She died on 12 Mar 1852.
  F v
Lois FARR-11194 was born 1 on 1 Jun 1784 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Jasile FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7295 was born 2, 3, 4 on 19 Jan 1746/1747 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 7 Nov 1813 in Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. He was buried 6 in Nov 1813 in Old Burial Ground, Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. Jasile married (MRIN:3165) Mrs. Elisabeth FARR-7901 after 1791 in of Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States.

Jasile had a will 7 on 10 Sep 1812 in Ontario, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
AKERS, Rebecca

Mrs. Elisabeth FARR-7901 died 1 on 6 Feb 1830 in Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. She was buried 2 in Jun 1830 in Pittsford Cemetery, Monroe, New York, United States. Mrs. married (MRIN:3165) Jasile FARR-7295 after 1791 in of Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States.

DEATH: Record states "Elijabeth wife Jasiel died 2-6-1830 age 53."


Deacon Simon FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-7296 was born 4, 5 on 24 Apr 1749 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 6 on 8 Jan 1826 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. Simon married 7, 8, 9 (MRIN:3166) Mrs. Mary BATES-7548 on 21 Nov 1771 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Simon was also known as Simeon Farr. He had a will 10 on 22 Nov 1822 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. His will was probated 11 on 19 Apr 1826 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Sarah

History of Middlebury, VT calls him "Deacon Simon Farr"
1790 settled at Middlebury, VT
Moved to New Haven, VT

Mrs. Mary BATES-7548 was born about 1750 in Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 1, 2, 3 (MRIN:3166) Deacon Simon FARR-7296 on 21 Nov 1771 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary is listed in the 1860 census in the houshold of her son Ira Farr and her age his reported to be 94.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: "Mr Simeon Farr and Mrs Mary Bates"

They had the following children.

  F i Miriam FARR-7903 died on 19 Apr 1825.
  M ii Samuel Allen FARR-7904 was born in 1786. He died on 26 Dec 1854.
  M iii Miles FARR-7905 was born on 29 Jul 1788. He died on 1 Jul 1866.

Deacon Simon FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-7296 was born 4, 5 on 24 Apr 1749 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 6 on 8 Jan 1826 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. Simon married (MRIN:3167) Sarah FARR-11709 in 1787 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Simon was also known as Simeon Farr. He had a will 7 on 22 Nov 1822 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. His will was probated 8 on 19 Apr 1826 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
BATES, Mary

History of Middlebury, VT calls him "Deacon Simon Farr"
1790 settled at Middlebury, VT
Moved to New Haven, VT

Sarah FARR [scrapbook]-11709 was born 1 in 1753 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. She died 2, 3 on 6 Oct 1831 in Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont, United States. She was buried 4 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. Sarah married (MRIN:3167) Deacon Simon FARR-7296 in 1787 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Mentioned in her husband's will.

They had the following children.

  M i Ira FARR-7902 was born about 1793. He died on 5 Jan 1855.

Salmon FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7299 was born 2, 3, 4 on 23 Nov 1757 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 13 Jan 1834 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. He was buried on 13 Jan 1834 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Salmon married 6, 7 (MRIN:3168) Mary SWINERTON-7365 on 7 Oct 1779 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Salmon was counted in a census 8 in 1790 in Leicester, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
MATHEWS, Lucy

An article in the NEHGR volume 110, January 1956, pg.4 entitled "Miss Shirley Farr" by Arthur Adams states that Salmon was a son of Stephen Farr and Sarah Bennett but the vital records clearly show that Salmon was a son of Joseph and Dinah Farr. I find no record of a Salmon Farr being born on that same date to a Stephen and Sarah Farr.

People have confused Soloman son of Jonathan Farr and Lucy Fay and Salmon/Solomon son of Joseph Farr and Dinah Powers. Children of these families have also been combined. Soloman son of Jonathan was born 1764 and died in 1849. Salmon Farr son of Joseph was born in 1757 and died in 1834. Mary Swinerton was married to Salmon Farr 1779 son of Joseph Farr. Solomon Farr son of Jonathan was married to Mary Polly Swimerton about 1785.

Mary SWINERTON [scrapbook]-7365 was born about 1755. She died 1, 2 on 12 Jun 1802 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Mary married 3, 4 (MRIN:3168) Salmon FARR-7299 on 7 Oct 1779 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

BIRTH: Calculated from age at death.

They had the following children.

  F i
Lena FARR-11035 was born 1 on 30 Aug 1780 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 15 Nov 1830 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.
  F ii Irena FARR-11037 was born on 27 May 1782. She died on 23 Oct 1840.
  F iii
Wealthy FARR-11036 was born 1 on 24 Mar 1784 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States.
  M iv Salmon FARR Jr.-11033 was born on 13 Jul 1786. He died on 30 Apr 1865 from of diabetes.
  M v Lyman FARR-8840 was born on 23 Jun 1790. He died on 31 Jul 1857.
  M vi
Royal FARR-11032 was born in 1798 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. He died 1 on 4 May 1799 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

DEATH: 16 months.
  F vii Elizabeth "Betsey" FARR-11038 was born on 22 Jul 1800. She died on 30 Jan 1842.
  F viii
Mary H. FARR-11034 was born in 1802 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. She died 1 on 31 Jul 1803 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. She was buried on 31 Jul 1803 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Salmon FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7299 was born 2, 3, 4 on 23 Nov 1757 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 13 Jan 1834 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. He was buried on 13 Jan 1834 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Salmon married (MRIN:3169) Lucy MATHEWS-11170 in 1803 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Salmon was counted in a census 6 in 1790 in Leicester, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
SWINERTON, Mary

An article in the NEHGR volume 110, January 1956, pg.4 entitled "Miss Shirley Farr" by Arthur Adams states that Salmon was a son of Stephen Farr and Sarah Bennett but the vital records clearly show that Salmon was a son of Joseph and Dinah Farr. I find no record of a Salmon Farr being born on that same date to a Stephen and Sarah Farr.

People have confused Soloman son of Jonathan Farr and Lucy Fay and Salmon/Solomon son of Joseph Farr and Dinah Powers. Children of these families have also been combined. Soloman son of Jonathan was born 1764 and died in 1849. Salmon Farr son of Joseph was born in 1757 and died in 1834. Mary Swinerton was married to Salmon Farr 1779 son of Joseph Farr. Solomon Farr son of Jonathan was married to Mary Polly Swimerton about 1785.

Lucy MATHEWS-11170 was born 1 on 18 Aug 1775 in Princeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 4 May 1858 in Leicester, Addison, Vermont, United States. Lucy married (MRIN:3169) Salmon FARR-7299 in 1803 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Lucy was counted in a census 2 in 1850 in Leicester, Addison, Vermont, United States.

CENSUS: In the household of her son Ira Farr.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary FARR-11171 was born on 3 Oct 1803. She died on 1 Oct 1890.
  M ii Ira Rice FARR-11172 was born on 29 Oct 1807. He died on 25 Mar 1863.

Benjamin FARR [Parents] 1-7300 was born 2, 3 on 7 Sep 1761 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died about 1794 in Kentucky, United States. Benjamin married 4 (MRIN:3170) Elizabeth COCHRANE-7525 on 10 Mar 1784 in Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States.

Elizabeth COCHRANE-7525 was born about 1767 in Fairfax, Fairfax (city), Virginia, United States. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:3170) Benjamin FARR-7300 on 10 Mar 1784 in Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
George FARR-7527 was born about 1785 in Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States. He died about 1794 in Kentucky, United States.
  M ii James FARR-7526 was born on 30 Nov 1789. He died on 14 Jul 1866.

Joseph FARR III [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7302 was born 2 on 4 Feb 1775 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 2 Dec 1845 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States. Joseph married (MRIN:3171) Sarah ST LAWRENCE-11208 in 1799 in of Fort Plain, Albany, New York, United States.

JOSEPH FARR II AND JOSEPH FARR III

This history of the Farr family would not be complete without a mention of the Joseph Farr who was a maker of mathematical instruments, for he does belong in this family.

In The Makers of Surveying Instruments in America Since 1700 by Charles E. Smart, a book that can be found in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C., are found these paragraphs:

Joseph Farr was born in Cummington, Massachusetts, February 4, 1775. He died in Manlius Village, New York, on December 2, 1845.

His father, Joseph, Senior was the first innkeeper in Cummington in 1771, and died there on February 24, 1796.

Joseph Farr was a silversmith by trade and a manufacturer of mathematical instruments.

This information is somewhat inaccurate. Later research by the compiler of this book has proven that this Joseph Farr, maker of mathematical instruments was a grandson of the first Joseph Farr, not a son. His parents were Joseph Farr II, and Sarah or Susannah Farr. This would make him a first cousin twice removed from Julius E. Farr. The birth dates of the three Joseph Farrs are:

Joseph Farr I born 11 April 1718

Joseph Farr II born 30 August 1743

Joseph Farr III born 2 February 1775

Communication with the Smithsonian Institute has provided the following information as to where the instruments made by this remarkable man may be found:

The Buffalo Historical Society have a Farr Surveyor's Vernier Compass. It is 16” overall, with a 5 and 3/4” needle,

One Compass is privately owned in Syracuse, New York. It is 16” overall, with a 5 and 3/4 needle. It is numbered 82, and engraved “J. Farr, Manlius Village, N. Y.”

The State of Wisconsin, State Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin have a Surveyor's Compass, 16” overall, with a 6” needle, engraved “J. Farr, Manlius Village, N. Y.”

The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, have a Surveyor's Plain Compass, 15 and 3/4” overall, with a 5 and 3/4” needle. it is numbered 85, and engraved “J. Farr, Manlius Village, N. Y.”
Source: The Ancestors and Descendants of Julius E. Farr by Mileta Farr Kilroy

DEATH: "age 70. child of Joseph & Sarah"

Sarah ST LAWRENCE [scrapbook]-11208 was born 1 in 1783 in Ireland, United Kingdom. She died 2, 3 on 2 Oct 1859 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States from of paralysis. She was buried in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States. Sarah married (MRIN:3171) Joseph FARR III-7302 in 1799 in of Fort Plain, Albany, New York, United States.

Sarah was counted in a census 4 in 1850 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States.

DEATH: "Wife of Joseph Farr Who Fell Asleep In The 76th Year Of Her Age".

They had the following children.

  F i Maria FARR-12621 was born on 24 May 1800. She died on 7 May 1833.
  M ii Joseph Gamble FARR-12620 was born in 1806. He died in 1863.
  F iii
Frances Ellen FARR-12617 was born about 1811 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States.

Frances was counted in a census 1 in 1850 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States.

Mentioned in her uncle Levi Farr's will.
  F iv Sarah Malvina FARR-12618 was born on 18 Mar 1812. She died on 20 Feb 1869.
  F v Amanda E. FARR-12619 was born on 13 Nov 1814. She died on 31 Dec 1853.
  M vi
Edward FARR-14230 was born in 1820 in of Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States. He died after 12 Jul 1854.

Mentioned in the will of his uncle Levi Farr.

DEATH: Date he was mentioned in the will of his uncle Levi Farr.
  F vii
Charlotte M. FARR-11209 was born 1 on 15 Mar 1827 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States. She died 2 on 7 May 1828 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States. She was buried in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States.

Anselm FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-7303 was born 1, 2 on 20 Jul 1772 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3, 4, 5 on 12 Feb 1808 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Anselm married 6, 7 (MRIN:3172) Mary Polly LINCOLN-7314 on 2 Apr 1794 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary Polly LINCOLN 1-7314 was born 2 on 9 Apr 1771 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3, 4 on 22 Jul 1827 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 5, 6 (MRIN:3172) Anselm FARR-7303 on 2 Apr 1794 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Benjamin FARR-7315 was born on 2 Feb 1796. He died on 25 Jul 1838.
  M ii
Zelophehad FARR [scrapbook]-11210 was born 1, 2 on 10 Oct 1801 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3, 4, 5 on 23 May 1802 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Zelophehad was also known as Zelophed Farr.

DEATH: Inscription: In memory of/Zelophehad/son of Anselm & Polly/Farr who died May/23 1802 Aged 7/months [--] days.
  M iii Elbridge FARR-7368 was born on 5 May 1803. He died on 19 Apr 1849.

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