Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Micah Read FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 17 Mar 1801 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2 on 4 Jul 1861 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. Micah married 3 Sally STEARNS on 2 Apr 1829 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Sally STEARNS 1 was born 2 on 12 Nov 1799 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died 3 on 27 Jun 1879 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. Sally married 4 Micah Read FARR on 2 Apr 1829 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Sally was counted in a census 5 in 1870 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

CENSUS: In the household of her son George A. Farr.

They had the following children.

  M i
Robert FARR 1 was born about 1842 in Vermont, United States.
  F ii Martha Holbrook FARR was born on 4 Apr 1830. She died on 17 Jan 1861.
  M iii James Loren FARR was born on 7 Dec 1831. He died on 24 Oct 1895.
  M iv George Addison FARR was born on 13 Dec 1833. He died on 6 Jan 1906 from of progressive muscular atrophy.
  F v Sarah Emily FARR was born on 14 Mar 1838. She died on 13 Oct 1908.
  M vi
Alburt Harrison FARR 1 was born 2 on 9 Aug 1842 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Joseph FARR Jr. [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Jul 1803 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died on 27 Jan 1855 in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Joseph married Cosbi BOWMAN on 7 Mar 1831 in Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
BROWN, Anna

The following is from "The Family of Willis Vernon Farr" by Jayne E. Bickford:

Joseph Farr, Jr. went to live with his Aunt Levina Gray when he was eight years old in Coventry, Vt. This would have been Levina (Reed) Gray, sister to Joseph Jr's mother.

A letter from Mrs. Alice M. Clifford, RFG#1, No. Craftsbury, Vermont, to Ellen Mary (Farr) Whitney asks for a list of her great grandfather Farr's brothers. This great grandfather was Joseph Farr, Sr. She also wrote that she would like to know about Aunt Olive Rugg, David Rugg and John Rugg and Mary Read. She says that in a letter from her great grandpa he had said they all died in four weeks. Another letter from Ellen Rugg who compiled "The Descendants of John Rugg" to Mrs. Whitney refers to these people (Olive, David and John Rugg and Mary Read), and it would appear that Ellen Whitney had written to Ellen Rugg for information to answer Mrs. Clifford's letter.

Being of a curious nature, your compiler wanted to know who these people were and went to "The Descendants of John Rugg" for the answer, being led to that book by Ellen Rugg's letter. It appears that Elizabeth (Rugg) Reed, mother of Hannah (Reed) Farr and mother-in-law of Joseph Farr (Mrs. Clifford's great grandpa) had a brother John. He and his wife had 12 children. One was Olive, and there was a David and a John. Olive died in 1854, not 1818, but David died 6 September 1818 and John died 25 September 1818. Mary Reed, daughter of Quartus and Susanna (Priest) Reed and granddaughter of Elizabeth (Rugg) Reed died 7 September 1818. This accounts for three of the family having died in 1818. Why Mrs. Clifford called Olive 'Aunt," I do not know.

Cosbi BOWMAN was born 1 on 2 Jun 1800 in of Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 17 Jan 1840 in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Cosbi married Joseph FARR Jr. on 7 Mar 1831 in Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Emily Bowman FARR was born on 21 Apr 1834. She died on 3 Sep 1862.
  F ii Hannah Bowman "Anna" FARR was born on 9 Sep 1835.
  F iii Olesa E. Bowman FARR was born on 5 Mar 1838. She died on 8 Jun 1861.

Joseph FARR Jr. [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Jul 1803 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died on 27 Jan 1855 in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Joseph married Anna BROWN on 24 Jun 1840 in Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
BOWMAN, Cosbi

The following is from "The Family of Willis Vernon Farr" by Jayne E. Bickford:

Joseph Farr, Jr. went to live with his Aunt Levina Gray when he was eight years old in Coventry, Vt. This would have been Levina (Reed) Gray, sister to Joseph Jr's mother.

A letter from Mrs. Alice M. Clifford, RFG#1, No. Craftsbury, Vermont, to Ellen Mary (Farr) Whitney asks for a list of her great grandfather Farr's brothers. This great grandfather was Joseph Farr, Sr. She also wrote that she would like to know about Aunt Olive Rugg, David Rugg and John Rugg and Mary Read. She says that in a letter from her great grandpa he had said they all died in four weeks. Another letter from Ellen Rugg who compiled "The Descendants of John Rugg" to Mrs. Whitney refers to these people (Olive, David and John Rugg and Mary Read), and it would appear that Ellen Whitney had written to Ellen Rugg for information to answer Mrs. Clifford's letter.

Being of a curious nature, your compiler wanted to know who these people were and went to "The Descendants of John Rugg" for the answer, being led to that book by Ellen Rugg's letter. It appears that Elizabeth (Rugg) Reed, mother of Hannah (Reed) Farr and mother-in-law of Joseph Farr (Mrs. Clifford's great grandpa) had a brother John. He and his wife had 12 children. One was Olive, and there was a David and a John. Olive died in 1854, not 1818, but David died 6 September 1818 and John died 25 September 1818. Mary Reed, daughter of Quartus and Susanna (Priest) Reed and granddaughter of Elizabeth (Rugg) Reed died 7 September 1818. This accounts for three of the family having died in 1818. Why Mrs. Clifford called Olive 'Aunt," I do not know.

Anna BROWN 1 was born in Aug 1802 in Bethlehem, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 31 Jul 1889 in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Anna married Joseph FARR Jr. on 24 Jun 1840 in Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Ellen Adah FARR was born 1 on 1 Jun 1841 in Vermont, United States. She died 2 before 27 Aug 1850 in Coventry, Orleans, Vermont, United States.
  F ii Cynthia Mills FARR was born on 24 Nov 1845.
  M iii
Albert FARR was born 1 in Jun 1848 in Coventry, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

Elisha FARR [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 29 Sep 1807 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died 4 after 1 Jun 1880 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Elisha married Lydia HOPKINS about 1827 in Vermont, United States.

Elisha was counted in a census 5 in 1880 in Gloucester, Providence Rhode Island, United States.

DEATH: Elisha shows in the 1880 census on the 1st of Jun 1880.

CENSUS: In the household of his first wife's brother or relation?

Lydia HOPKINS 1, 2 was born 3 on 24 Sep 1804 in Rhode Island, United States. She died 4 on 29 Dec 1866 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Lydia married Elisha FARR about 1827 in Vermont, United States.

Lydia was also known as Lydia Hawkins.

Marriage Notes:

CENSUS: Census says that he was born in NH.

They had the following children.

  F i
Lidia H. FARR 1 was born in 1836 in Rhode Island, United States.
  M ii
Jeremiah FARR 1 was born in 1838 in Rhode Island, United States.
  F iii
Hannah E. FARR 1 was born in 1839 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv
Elizabeth H. "Lizzie" FARR 1 was born in 1840 in Rhode Island, United States.
  F v Sarah J. FARR was born in 1842.

Luke BURNAP 1 was born on 25 Nov 1806 in Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died on 7 Dec 1873. Luke married Eliza Parker FARR on 17 May 1843 in Vermont, United States.

Eliza Parker FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 19 Oct 1809 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died on 13 Jul 1871. Eliza married Luke BURNAP on 17 May 1843 in Vermont, United States.


James Warren WEBB 1 was born 2 on 14 Aug 1811 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4 on 1 Sep 1867 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States. James married 5, 6 Nancy FARR on 20 Nov 1834 in Vermont, United States.

Nancy FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 1 Oct 1812 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 24 Feb 1865 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States. Nancy married 3, 4 James Warren WEBB on 20 Nov 1834 in Vermont, United States.


Thomas E. EVENS was born 1, 2 on 24 Dec 1812 in Chepachet, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died 3 on 19 Apr 1897 in Rhode Island, United States. Thomas married 4, 5 Emily FARR on 24 Apr 1834 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Emily FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 14 Jun 1815 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 4 on 11 Apr 1882 in Rhode Island, United States. Emily married 5, 6 Thomas E. EVENS on 24 Apr 1834 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
CORBIN, William


William CORBIN 1, 2. William married Emily FARR after 19 Apr 1897 in Rhode Island, United States.

Emily FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 14 Jun 1815 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 4 on 11 Apr 1882 in Rhode Island, United States. Emily married William CORBIN after 19 Apr 1897 in Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
EVENS, Thomas E.


Elijah FARR [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 14 Jul 1818 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. Elijah married Aurilla COOMBS "Orilla" about 1838 in Vermont, United States.

Aurilla "Orilla" COOMBS 1, 2 was born on 10 Sep 1813 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died on 14 Jan 1894 in Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury, Iowa, United States. Orilla married Elijah FARR about 1838 in Vermont, United States.

Marriage Notes:

CENSUS: Census states that Elijah was born in NH.

CENSUS: Census states that the entire family was born in Vermont.

They had the following children.

  M i Gilbert E. FARR was born on 18 Jun 1848. He died in 1917.
  F ii
Mary FARR 1, 2 was born 3 in 1851 in Vermont, United States.

Walter Parker FARR [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 4 Jun 1866 in Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States. Walter married Mrs. Getrude M. (Wilson) SYMONDS on 30 Nov 1889 in Vermont, United States.

The following is from "The Family of Willis Vernon Farr" by Jayne E. Bickford:

“WALTER P. FARR
“Walter P. Farr, a former resident of East Swanzey and Spofford, and for the past 20 years a resident of New Britain, Conn., died in that city Thursday following an illness of several months.

'Funeral services will be held in the funeral home of Charles F. Fletcher, 33 Marlboro street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Robbins E. Ralph, pastor of the Court Street Congregational Church, will officiate. Friends are invited. Interment will be in the Village Cemetery, Spofford.

“Mr. Farr was born in Putney, Vt., June 4, 1866, the son of Henry I. and Sarah E. (Wright) Farr. He married the late Gertrude M. Sirnonds Nov. 30, 1889, and of this union one daughter survives, Mrs. Harry Eurnharn of Kensington, Conn. He later marrIed Etta Wheeler, who died several years ago.

'Besides his daughter, he is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. J. P. McIntosh, and a grand­son, Carl Burnham, both of Kensington; two nephews, Leslie J. Farr of Keene and Percy Farr of Brattleboro, Vt., and two great-grandchildren.

“Mr. Farr was a member of Beaver Brook lodge, I.O.O.F., and Nonadnock encampment of Keene.'

1910 census of Chesterfield (Cheshire Co) NH. Walter P. Farr (age 43, pail turner in the pail shop, widower, father born Vt., mother NY); Marion S. Farr (age 17, Single, daughter, b. NH).

Mrs. Getrude M. (Wilson) SYMONDS 1 was born 2 in Apr 1860 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Getrude married Walter Parker FARR on 30 Nov 1889 in Vermont, United States.

Getrude was also known as Simons.

They had the following children.

  F i Merian S. FARR was born on 30 Oct 1892.

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