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


Luke BURNAP 1-7976 was born on 25 Nov 1806 in Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died on 7 Dec 1873. Luke married (MRIN:3271) Eliza Parker FARR-7522 on 17 May 1843 in Vermont, United States.

Eliza Parker FARR [Parents]-7522 was born 1 on 19 Oct 1809 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died on 13 Jul 1871. Eliza married (MRIN:3271) Luke BURNAP-7976 on 17 May 1843 in Vermont, United States.


James Warren WEBB 1-7528 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 (MRIN:3272) Nancy FARR-7523 on 20 Nov 1834 in Vermont, United States.

Nancy FARR [Parents]-7523 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 (MRIN:3272) James Warren WEBB-7528 on 20 Nov 1834 in Vermont, United States.


Thomas E. EVENS-7529 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 (MRIN:3273) Emily FARR-7524 on 24 Apr 1834 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Emily FARR [Parents] 1-7524 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 (MRIN:3273) Thomas E. EVENS-7529 on 24 Apr 1834 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
CORBIN, William


William CORBIN 1, 2-7978. William married (MRIN:3274) Emily FARR-7524 after 19 Apr 1897 in Rhode Island, United States.

Emily FARR [Parents] 1-7524 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 (MRIN:3274) William CORBIN-7978 after 19 Apr 1897 in Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
EVENS, Thomas E.


Elijah FARR [Parents] 1, 2-7525 was born 3 on 14 Jul 1818 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. Elijah married (MRIN:3275) Aurilla COOMBS "Orilla"-7979 about 1838 in Vermont, United States.

Aurilla "Orilla" COOMBS 1, 2-7979 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 (MRIN:3275) Elijah FARR-7525 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-9037 was born on 18 Jun 1848. He died in 1917.
  F ii
Mary FARR 1, 2-9038 was born 3 in 1851 in Vermont, United States.

Walter Parker FARR [Parents] 1, 2, 3-7534 was born 4 on 4 Jun 1866 in Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States. Walter married (MRIN:3276) Mrs. Getrude M. (Wilson) SYMONDS-7537 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 1-7537 was born 2 in Apr 1860 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Getrude married (MRIN:3276) Walter Parker FARR-7534 on 30 Nov 1889 in Vermont, United States.

Getrude was also known as Simons.

They had the following children.

  F i Merian S. FARR-7986 was born on 30 Oct 1892.

Oscar R. FARR [Parents] 1, 2, 3-7535 was born 4, 5 on 26 Nov 1857 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 6 on 9 Nov 1938 in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Oscar married 7 (MRIN:3277) Emma L. RUGG-7536 on 21 Aug 1884 in Vermont, United States.

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

Genealogical research often results in discovering many interesting relationships, and that which existed be­tween Oscar Robert and Emma L., his wife, is such a one.

First, Oscar Robert Farr and Emma L. Rugg both descended from John Prescott, an early founder of Lancaster, Massachusetts (see section on Prescott), as follows:
       John Prescott                     Mary Gawkroger
       Hannah Prescott                Jonathan Rugg
       Jonathan Rugg                   Hannah Singletary
       Jonathan Rugg, Jr.             Hannah Walkup
Elizabeth Rugg  BROTHER AND SISTER   Daniel Rugg
Hannah Read        FIRST COUSINS            Elijah Rugg
Ivah Newton Farr  SECOND COUSINS      Jacob Bancroft Rugg
Henry Ivah Farr      THIRD COUSINS         Elijah B. Rugg
Oscar Robert Farr FOURTH COUSINS       Emma L. Rugg

Secondly, Elijah Rugg married Lucretia Farr, sister of
Josepn W. Farr (see section on Farr), and so Oscar and
Emma shared common Farr ancestors, as follows:
       Stephen Farr                       Mary Taylor
       Samuel Farr                        Hannah Whitney
       Daniel Farr                          Leah ___________
       Daniel Farr, 2d                    Lucretia Walton
Joseph W. Farr  BROTHER AND SISTER    Lucretia Farr
Ivah Newton Farr      FIRST COUSINS          Jacob Bancroft Rugg
Henry Ivah Farr      SECOND COUSINS        Elijah B. Rugg
Oscar Robert Farr    THIRD COUSINS          Emma L. Rugg

Emma L. RUGG 1, 2-7536 was born on 20 Jul 1867 in Grafton, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died 3 on 26 May 1934 in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Emma married 4 (MRIN:3277) Oscar R. FARR-7535 on 21 Aug 1884 in Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  i Living-7984.
  M ii
George Bernard FARR-7539 was born 1 on 18 Jul 1886 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2 on 6 Feb 1887 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  M iii Percy Walter FARR-7538 was born on 26 Mar 1888.
  M iv Leslie Joseph FARR-7540 was born on 16 Dec 1893.
  F v Rena May FARR-7985 was born on 22 May 1903. She died on 1 Jan 1925.

Percy Walter FARR [Parents] 1, 2-7538 was born 3 on 26 Mar 1888 in East Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Percy married 4 (MRIN:3278) Alice JONES-7987 on 4 Nov 1912 in of Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
FILION, Ruth Watson

WW2, 1942: II draft registration card, (age 54) Said he was born in Swanzey, NH, 26 March, 1888. Address: R. F. D. #1, Brattleboro (Windham Co) Vt. Name and address of contact person: Mrs. P. W. Farr (same address).

Alice JONES-7987 was born 1 in 1888 in New York, United States. She died in Sep 1928. Alice married 2 (MRIN:3278) Percy Walter FARR-7538 on 4 Nov 1912 in of Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  i Living-7991.
  M ii Edwin Dwight FARR-7988 was born in 1910. He died on 14 Jan 1972.

Percy Walter FARR [Parents] 1, 2-7538 was born 3 on 26 Mar 1888 in East Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Percy married 4 (MRIN:3279) Ruth Watson FILION-7989 on 10 Sep 1930 in Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
JONES, Alice

WW2, 1942: II draft registration card, (age 54) Said he was born in Swanzey, NH, 26 March, 1888. Address: R. F. D. #1, Brattleboro (Windham Co) Vt. Name and address of contact person: Mrs. P. W. Farr (same address).

Ruth Watson FILION-7989 was born 1 on 12 Jun 1893 in Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States. Ruth married 2 (MRIN:3279) Percy Walter FARR-7538 on 10 Sep 1930 in Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Living-7990.

Leslie Joseph FARR [Parents] 1, 2-7540 was born 3 on 16 Dec 1893 in East Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Leslie married 4 (MRIN:3280) Bessie Eva MERRIAM-7996 on 9 Sep 1920 in Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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

Bessie tells me that the early generations of her Merriam family were of Concord, Massachusetts. Perhaps the mother of Mary Taylor who married ¹Samuel Farr was of the same family.

Leslie Farr was a veteran of World War I. He was the Republican representative from Ward 5 to the State legislative body for the 1957-58 term. He was also President of the State Federation of Letter Carriers of New Eampehire in 1935, National State Vice President of the National Letter Carriers for New Hampshire in 1952-53 and the New Hampshire State Representative in 1954 to Cleveland, Ohio.

He is a charter member of the Federal Retired Employees, Cheshire Chapter 529, and Past President and a charter mem­ber of the State Federation. He presently holds a Gold Card, National Association of Letter Carriers.

He has been a member of the Golden Rod Grange of Swanzey for 66 years and holds a sixty-year certificate. He has been a member of Paquoig Lodge of Odd Fellows for sixty- one years and is a Past Grand Master of the same.

Leslie's wife has always shared her husband's activities. She was ten years in the State Auxiliary of the N. A. L. C., is a Past President of the organization and received a Life Membership State Pin. They both are active in the Keene Senior Citizen's Association and have taken a number of trips with this group.

“Golden Wedding Observed by Farrs
“Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Farr celebrated their golden wedding anniversay Sept. 13 from 2 pm. to 5 p.m. in the parlor of the United Church of Christ. “Mr. and Mrs. Farr were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Merriam, in Marlborough on Sept. 9, 1920. They have one son, Robert M. Farr, two grandsons and granddaughters living at Studio City, California. They were not able to be present for the recep­tion. The name Merriam appears as “Merrian" in the article, and I have taken the liberty to correct this error. Also it should have shown two grand­sons and one granddaughter.

“Gertrude Merriam, Mrs. Farr's sister, who served as bridesmaid at their wedding, was in the receiving line at their reception as was Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hagar. Mr. Hagar is Mr. Farr's nephew. “A highlight at the reception was the appear­ance of the Rev. S. Burnham Long with his wife and daughter. The Rev. Long was the minister who married Mr. and Mrs. Farr. He is now living at Worcester, Mass. “During the reception the Rev. Oliver Francisco played on the piano and Audrey Cummings sang solos. Then a tape recording was played bringing greetings from Mr. and Mrs. Farr's son, his wife and their grandchildren. “Friends assisted at the reception. An anni­versary cake, made by Mrs. Shirlee Crotto, was served by her. “Flowers from relatives, lodges and friends added more to the tables. Gifts, money, money trees and many cards were received by Mr. and Mrs. Farr. “Relatives and friends were present from Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.”

My mother's brother, John E. Farr', and his wife of Westminster Station, Vermont, also attended this anniversary party.

Leslie Farr was employed for many years by the post office at Keene, New Hampshire.

¹Stephen Farr of Concord married Mary Taylor not Samuel(note added by Tim Farr)

Bessie Eva MERRIAM-7996 was born 1 on 25 Jun 1889 in Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Bessie married 2 (MRIN:3280) Leslie Joseph FARR-7540 on 9 Sep 1920 in Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Daughter of Joseph S. Merriam.

They had the following children.

  F i
Arline Marie FARR-7997 was born 1 on 14 Aug 1921 in Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 14 Aug 1921 in Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  M ii Living-7998.

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