Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Harry Marquis FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 18 Nov 1878 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 20 Dec 1960. Harry married 4 Ethel Mae EASTMAN on 10 Jun 1907 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

Ethel Mae EASTMAN was born 1, 2 on 1 Dec 1878 in Manchester, Hilsboro, New Hampshire, United States. She died 3 on 3 Apr 1957 in United States. Ethel married 4 Harry Marquis FARR on 10 Jun 1907 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Madelene Eastman FARR was born on 26 Aug 1908. She died on 19 May 1994.

Herbert Kimball HALLETT was born 1 on 18 Sep 1867 in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States. He died 2, 3, 4 on 18 Mar 1950 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Herbert married 5, 6, 7 Grace Emma FARR 8 on 20 Dec 1892 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

HALLETT, Herbert K., banker; b. Oakland. Me.,  ept. 18, 1867; s. Julius F. and Mehitable (Kim-  all) Hallett; ed. pub. schs.. Oakland; m. Grace  E. Farr. Dec. 20, 1892: 2 children, Dorothy, Barbara.  Began in banking business, Oakland, 1886;  served as cashier Littleton Nat. Bank, Littleton, N.H. ;  elected près. Atlantic Nat. Bank, Boston,  1904; près. Fourth-Atlantic Nat. Bank since consolidation  of Fourth Nat. and Atlantic Nat. banks,  1912. Republican. Universalist. Mem. Am. Bankers'  Assn., Boston Chamber of Commerce. Recrea- tions: golf. Home: 69 Otis St., Newtonville, Mass. Office: Fourth-Atlantic National Bank, Boston, Mass.

Grace Emma FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 3 Dec 1871 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Grace married 3, 4, 5 Herbert Kimball HALLETT on 20 Dec 1892 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.


William Stewart KENNEY was born 1 on 17 Mar 1873 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. William married 2, 3 Gertrude Tryphena FARR on 6 Jan 1896 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

Gertrude Tryphena FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 15 Sep 1873 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. She died 3 in 1941. Gertrude married 4, 5 William Stewart KENNEY on 6 Jan 1896 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.


Leslie Boynton FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 1 Dec 1878 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 in 1961. Leslie married 4 Clara Emily WELLMAN on 26 Dec 1908 in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

Student Dartmouth College 1902.

Clara Emily WELLMAN was born 1 on 25 Feb 1881 in Cornish City, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 21 Jan 1975 in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. Clara married 3 Leslie Boynton FARR on 26 Dec 1908 in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.


Howard Malcolm BALLOU was born 1 on 3 Jun 1866 in Rhode Island, United States. He died 2 on 13 Nov 1925. Howard married 3, 4 Helen May FARR on 24 Aug 1893 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

Helen May FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 12 Aug 1872 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 1 Mar 1917. Helen married 3, 4 Howard Malcolm BALLOU on 24 Aug 1893 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.


Nathan Logan FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3 on 18 Dec 1837 in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. He died 4 on 23 Sep 1913 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States. He was buried 5 on 24 Sep 1913 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States. Nathan married 6, 7 Nancy Ann STIERWALT 8, 9 on 16 Oct 1859 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Nathan was counted in a census 10 in 1880 in Jefferson, Scotland, Missouri, United States.

Emporia, Kans.,
April 11th, 1898

Hon. Wm. McKinley,

President, and Commander in Chief of the Army of the U.S.

Dear Comrade:-

We the undersigned old soldiers who served during the war of the rebellion, do hereby tender to you a regiment of old soldiers rangeing in age from fifty to seventy-five years, to do guard duty or any other duty which they may be called upon to perform, in case of war between the Uniited States and Spain. This regiment will be composed entirely of old soldiers of Kansas.


Names. Former branch of service.

D W. Goff Co E 115 Ind IVI
Garrett D Baim
N. L. Farr Co H 53 Ind Vol inft
G F Ross Co-F 18th Ind Vet Vol Inft
W Abel Co 8 53 Ills Vol Inft

Note by Tim Farr: Many other signatures were on this document which is six feet long. It's selling price was $7,500 on ebay in May of 2009. The following are the notes from the ebay seller: "This letter was written and signed by 147 civil war veterans attending the 1898 GAR Encampment at Emporia, Kansas. Signatures and service unit notations are original. It appears that this is the original letter or the only surviving copy made at the 1898 Encampment. Neither the National Archives nor the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum have a record of this letter.

The document measures 6 feet in length and is in Very Good condition having been stabilized by a professional paper conservationist at a major Midwest art museum. The transcription is not complete due to the handwriting of several signatories being difficult to read."

Death Notice
1913 , Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States of America
Nathan L. Farr was born in Sangaman County, Illinois, December 18, 1838.  He has lived the past twenty years in Kansas, and the latter years have been in Emporia.  He died at his home on Sixth and Peyton Avenue, at 2:57 o'clock a.m. September 23, 1913.  He was a private member of Company H, 23rd Indiana Regiment of Infantry, and was discharged on December 19, 1864, at Atlanta, Georgia. ( Emporia Gazette, 30 Oct 1913, page 5, column 1.)Nathan is buried in the Maplewood Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon Co., KS (Emporia Gazette24 Sept 1913).

Nancy Ann STIERWALT [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3 on 6 Dec 1840 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 4 on 20 May 1917 in Bethany, Harrison, Missouri, United States. She was buried on 23 May 1917 in Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States. Nancy married 5, 6 Nathan Logan FARR 7, 8 on 16 Oct 1859 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Missouri Death Certificate
Death Certificate #18410: Place of death: Harrison County. Maiden Name: Nancy Ann Stierwalt. Born 6 December 1840. Died 20 May 1917. Age 76 years, 5 Months, 14 days. Died from Cerebral Hemorhage. Born in Paragon, Indiana. Father Caleb Stierwalt, born Penn. Mother Cynthia Lafaver, birthplace not known. Informant Sadie Tweedy of Salina, Kansas. Doctor Leslie R. Webb, 21 May, 1917, Bethany, Mo. Place of burial Emporia Kansas. Undertaker (can't read), Ridgeway, Mo.

Nathan's mother's grave marker is at Find A Grave Memorial# 7560626.

They had the following children.

  M i Hannibal Lincoln FARR was born on 11 Jul 1860. He died on 28 Jul 1943.
  M ii Jefferson Cromwell FARR was born on 11 May 1862. He died on 1 Dec 1951.
  F iii Lucetta FARR was born on 4 Jul 1865. She died on 19 Nov 1928.
  F iv
Rachel Ann "Annie" FARR 1, 2 was born 3 on 12 Mar 1868 in Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 4 on 24 May 1888 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

DEATH: Fell from a horse and died two years later.
  M v Otis FARR was born on 18 Sep 1869. He died on 22 Mar 1947.
  F vi
Estella FARR was born on 3 Apr 1871. She died on 6 May 1871.
  F vii Sarah FARR was born on 12 Aug 1872. She died on 14 Jan 1950.
  M viii Daniel Logan FARR was born on 14 May 1874. He died on 5 Jan 1950.
  M ix Lora Dennis "Laurie" FARR was born on 9 Dec 1876. He died on 5 Jun 1925.
  F x Melissa A. FARR was born on 6 Feb 1879. She died on 30 Mar 1950.
  M xi
Jesse FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 6 Apr 1881 in Scotland, Missouri, United States. He died 2 on 23 Apr 1881 in Scotland, Missouri, United States.
  M xii
Roscoe Perle FARR was born on 27 Aug 1882 in Bogle Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States. He died 1 on 30 Jun 1885 in Gentry, Missouri, United States.
  M xiii Uriah Lester FARR was born on 29 Apr 1884. He died on 11 Apr 1963 from of a coronary occlusion.

Abraham STIERWALT was born in 1838 in Indiana, United States. He died 1 on 12 Feb 1860 in Morgan, Indiana, United States. Abraham married 2 Hannah FARR 3 on 4 Oct 1857 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Hannah FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 13 Dec 1840 in Ray Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 3 on 21 Jul 1898. Hannah married 4 Abraham STIERWALT on 4 Oct 1857 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Other marriages:
ROSS, Absalom


Absalom ROSS 1, 2 was born 3 on 19 May 1839 in Indiana, United States. He died 4 on 7 Oct 1900 in Indiana, United States. Absalom married 5 Hannah FARR 6 on 21 Feb 1861 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Hannah FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 13 Dec 1840 in Ray Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 3 on 21 Jul 1898. Hannah married 4 Absalom ROSS 5, 6 on 21 Feb 1861 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Other marriages:
STIERWALT, Abraham


Dr. Uriah Hester FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was born 7 on 23 Oct 1846 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. He died 8 on 2 Oct 1934 in Ray Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States. He was buried in South Park Cemetery in Martinsville, Indiana, United States. Uriah married 9, 10 Sarah BLANKENSHIP 11, 12, 13 on 16 Mar 1866 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Uriah H. Farr was born in Morgan County, Indiana on 23 October 1846.
The son of Daniel C. and Susanna (Teague) Farr. Daniel was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, 8 May 1816 and moved with his parents to this State in 1822. He married Susanna Teague on 29 February 1834. Daniel was the father of three children: Nathan, Hannah, and Uriah. He died on 14 August 1850.

In July 1862, Uriah enlisted (age 15 years) in Company D, 70th Indiana Volunteers and served for 3 years. (In May 1863, he was admitted in sick call to a hospital in Gallitin, TN.) He fought in several battles including: Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, the Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea, Savannah, and Bentonville. He was discharged in June 1865.

On 16 March 1866, he married Sarah Blankenship and raised a family of four children: Anna A, Kate E., Montana E., and Daniel B.

Uriah continued farming until 1874 then he began the study of medicine, attended lectures at the college of Physicians and Surgeons in Indianapolis, from which he graduated in 1876. After practicing at Paragon until 1882, he removed to Martinsville in Morgan County.

Dr. Farr also took a course of lectures at the University of Pennsylvania and received the ad eundem degree .

In 1916, Uriah and Sarah returned to Paragon to live and in 1918, Sarah passed away.

Dr. Uriah H. Farr passed away on 2 Oct. 1934 and was buried in a military ceremony in the South Park Cemetery in Martinsville, Indiana. He was nearly 88 years old and the last Civil War veteran in Ray Township, Morgan County, Indiana.
He served the communities of Paragon and Martinsville for 60 years as medical doctor.

From "Counties of Morgan, Monroe, & Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical" by Charles Blanchard, and from local newspaper articles of the period.

(Uriah Farr was the brother-in-law and Army messmate of Absalom Ross)

Dr. Uriah Hester Farr
Recollections of events in the life of Uriah H. Farr, as told by him to members of his family. This is just a sketch of his life, but if one were to go into detail about his life, it would be so eventful that it would take a good size book to cover it all.

Born Oct. 23, 1846. Died Oct 2, 1934. Age 87 years, 11 months and 8 days.
Thus passes the last of the old pioneers who saw the country around Paragon emerge from forests to fine farms. He was the son of Daniel Curry Farr, who was born in Kentucky in 1816, and Susannah Teague Farr, who was born in North Carolina in 1811. He was the youngest of 3 children. Uriah H. Farr was married to Sarah Blankenship, March 16, 1866. To this union were born five children, Anna Farr Muse, who died in Washington, Dec. 7, 1926, Roscoe Farr, who died in infancy, Kate Farr, who died in 1894, Monta Edith Burkhart living near Paragon, and Dan B. Farr, living at Paragon.

Sarah Blankenship Farr died in 1918. There are six grandchildren living, Mabel Muse Cromwell and Howard Muse, children of Anna Muse Cromwell and Howard Muse, Andrew and Lowell Farr Burkhart, children of Monta Farr Burkhart, Sarah Virginia and James Curry Farr, children of Dan B. Farr. There are five great-grandchildren, William Francis Burkhart, son of Maurice Burkhart, Delbert Frank and Marlin Clare Muse, children of Howard Muse, Lowell Thomas and Edith Anna Burkhart, children of Lowell Burkhart.

Uriah Farr was descended from a long line of pioneers, who had a hand in developing this country. His grandfather was James Farr, who was born in 1790, and came to Kentucky from Virginia when Kentucky was new. He was in the war of 1812 and took part in the battle of New Orleans under Gen. Andrew Jackson. He married Katherine (Catherine) Curry in 1810 in Kentucky and then moved to Indiana.

Uriah's father, the seventh in a family of 8 children, died in 1850, when Uriah was only 4 years old. So he naturally was thrown somewhat on his own resources when quite young. He was born in a one room log cabin west of Paragon when the country was pretty well covered with forests. There were just a few homes in Paragon. The principal trading center was Gosport, from which center freight was hauled to Madison by flatboat and overland freight. He saw the country gradually develop from the oxen and sled days to the present day of automobile and fine roads. He received his schooling in such schools as were had in those days. But he continued his education through life as he was a constant reader. He read all the books he could read during his life time until his eyes failed him. He was really a self educated man.

He showed the same patriotism shown by his progenitors, for at the age of 15 years, he joined the Union Army on Aug. 1, 1862, and served until June 15, 1865. He was assigned to Company D, 70th Regiment of Volunteers. He was intensively patriotic and was very devoted to his country. His service in the army was really the greatest thing in his life. He being so young it made a vivid impression upon his mind, so much so, that he remembered everything that occurred, even the smallest detail. He was in 26 battles, some of them major engagements. He was with Sherman at Atlanta and with him in his famous March to the Sea, going from there to Washington to take part in the Grand Review at the close of the war.

After he was mustered out he returned to his home at Paragon. After his marriage he went to housekeeping in a log house west of Paragon where Corna Goss' house now stands. While there the I. and V. railroad was being built and some of the workmen boarded at their house. He farmed for a while, then entered the mercantile business in Paragon. This was not a success and he entered medical school in 1875. After practicing awhile in Paragon, he took a post graduate course at Philadelphia and New York. He seemed to strike the thing he was suited for. When he graduated from school he stood head and shoulders above his class. He moved to Martinsville in 1882 and after practicing medicine for 17 years there, he moved to Paragon in 1899 and was in active practice of medicine until 1928 when he retired, thinking he had earned a rest.

Dr. Farr, as he was familiarly called by everyone, was a man of decisive character, always upholding the right with firmness and in like manner checking error. He was a plain, selfmade man and admired plain people. He had a decided aversion to sham and pretense, was a tireless worker and always wanted to be up and going. In his early practice of medicine he was on the go all the time. The early doctors had all the worst of nature to contend with. Riding a horse most of the time; going all day and night; through mud, snow, and rain, swimming rivers and creeks on horseback during the worst of weather when ice was floating down the swollen streams.

He was a good, accommodating neighbor and a good father, being very devoted to his family. He was a member of the Christian Church, joining the church at what was then called old Shiloh, west of Paragon. His father-in-law, Uncle Perry Blankenship, was preaching and baptized him while Uncle Phillip Hodges stood on the creek and sang, "On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand". He was a close student of the Bible and had read it several times; believing all he read.

Transcribed from a newspaper column that was printed probably shortly after Dr. Uriah Farr passed away. Author is unknown. Clipping provided by Joseph Burkhart, Aug. 2001

Sarah BLANKENSHIP [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 20 Feb 1848 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 5 on 20 Jan 1918 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. Sarah married 6, 7 Dr. Uriah Hester FARR 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 on 16 Mar 1866 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Ann A. FARR was born on 29 Jun 1867. She died on 7 Dec 1926.
  M ii
Roscoe FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 23 Aug 1869 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. He died 2 on 6 Nov 1869 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States.
  F iii
Kate E. FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 6 May 1873 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 2 on 13 Nov 1894 in Martinsville, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Kate was counted in a census 3 in 1880 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States.
  F iv Montana Edith "Monta" FARR was born on 5 Nov 1878. She died on 12 Jun 1958.
  M v Daniel Blankenship FARR was born on 7 Jul 1880. He died on 13 Nov 1964.

Claude BURKHART 1 was born 2, 3, 4 on 10 May 1877 in Morgan, Indiana, United States. He died 5 on 8 Nov 1957 in Martinsville, Morgan, Indiana, United States. Claude married 6 Montana Edith FARR "Monta" 7 on 3 Apr 1901 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Montana Edith "Monta" FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 5 Nov 1878 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 3 on 12 Jun 1958 in Gosport, Owen, Indiana, United States. Monta married 4 Claude BURKHART 5 on 3 Apr 1901 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Monta was counted in a census 6 in 1880 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

I have found her name in the records as Montana, Monta, Monte and Morita(which) was incorrectly transcribed and should have been Monta).

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