Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Jacob Charles LAFAVRE [scrapbook] was born 1 on 7 Feb 1832 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States. He died 2, 3 on 22 Jul 1896 in Lucas, Iowa, United States. Jacob married 4, 5 Elizabeth FARR on 12 Nov 1854 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Recollections of Frank Lafaver
Transcribed by Dale Lafaver May 1998
I was born in Sullivan County, Mo. near Owasco. At the age of six months I and my mother went to Indiana, near Gosport, on a farm owned by my grandfather. My father had gone there a short time before. We lived there several years. My brother and sister was born there. On October 16, 1876 we loaded several covered wagons and went to Knoxville, Iowa. My uncle and his family went with us. We stayed until March. A heavey snow fell the day we started to Iowa and was still on when we left in march. We had a cold trip and it was slow traveling. One of our horses died in Bloomington, Ill. We got another one and made the rest of the trip.

We arrived in Sullivan County in March, 1877, and lived one year on the J. A. Ammerman place then we moved to the Comstock place now owned by Ralph Curl. In March 1881 we moved on a farm now owned by my oldest son Vollie. My father had bought it of J. R. Hensley.

I bought eighty acres of land 3/4 mile north of my father's home. In October,1894 I was married to Ida Zoe Hill. We built a house there and lived in it untill 1908; then moved to the farm where we now reside, known as the henry compton place. we have seven children, four of them are married. Vollie married Grace Dewitt, Lee married Helen Hardinger, Gertie is now Mrs. Issac Pickens and Ester is Mrs Charles Walker. Rex, Carl and Glenn are still at home. All of our children live close to us except Lee and family. Lee is a carpenter and lives in Kansas City.

We also have two of my brother's children, Ruth and Ruby La Faver. They have been with us four years. My brother, Walter, died during the "flu epidemic in the year 1918. My sister, Daisy Campbell, died in 1927 in a hospital at Kirksville, Mo. and left Four children: Harold, Lela, Bernard and Norma. Fred La Faver and Etta Andrews are living. My father passed away June 28, 1905, and my mother in December, 1920. In the fall of 1904 we started in the faith at Sticklerville at meetings held by Rev. Faucette and the only regret is that we haven't lived closer to our master. as I am writing this, I am thinking of my early school mates and only one, resides in the district at this writting, except my sister and myself.

Ettais the wife of Milton Andrews. Fred La Faver married Margaret Porter and live in Oklahoma.

Denzel and Ida Mae La Faver, son and daughter of Lee and Helen La Faver were enroled at Comstock during their first school days. Also the older children of Charles and Ester La Faver Walker.
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Note's added by Mike La Favre
Theuncle Frank mentions is Jacob C. La Favre
Knoxville, Iowa was the home of Jacob and Isaac's older brother John W. Lafaver. Jacob's wife, Elizabeth Farr, did not make the trip with the family at this time. Elizabeth remained behind, staying with her father, to help with her son, Jefferson, legal problems. Elizabeth left for Iowa after Jefferson was found not guilty at his 2nd trial in Owen County on Oct 11, 1877. Elizabeth died from"complications of child birth" on April 11, 1879.

Elizabeth FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 19 Nov 1837 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 2, 3 on 11 Apr 1879 in Lucas, Iowa, United States. Elizabeth married 4, 5 Jacob Charles LAFAVRE on 12 Nov 1854 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Elizabeth was counted in a census 6 in 1850 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States.


James Barber FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6 on 20 Mar 1840 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. He died 7, 8 on 5 Jun 1925 in Martinsville, Morgan, Indiana, United States. James married 9, 10 Nancy Elizabeth BURTON on 28 May 1865 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

James was counted in a census 11 in 1850 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States. He had a will 12 on 24 Mar 1924 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Nancy Elizabeth BURTON [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 5 Oct 1845 in Gosport, Owen, Indiana, United States. She died 5 on 23 Jan 1924 in Martinsville, Morgan, Indiana, United States. Nancy married 6, 7 James Barber FARR on 28 May 1865 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Anna May FARR was born on 20 May 1866. She died on 26 May 1931.
  F ii Alice S. FARR was born on 16 Nov 1868. She died on 6 Mar 1952.
  M iii John W. FARR was born on 28 May 1872. He died on 12 Mar 1948.
  M iv
James E. FARR was born in Jul 1875. He died on 7 Aug 1875. He was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Bean Blossom Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States.
  M v
Joseph N. FARR [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 14 Jul 1877 in Indiana, United States. He died 3 on 30 Mar 1891 in Monroe, Indiana, United States. He was buried in Bean Blossom Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States.
  F vi Lora Elizabeth FARR was born on 7 May 1883.
  M vii
child FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 20 Jan 1881 in Indiana, United States. He died 2 on 22 Mar 1881 in Indiana, United States.

John C. WILSON [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 24 Jan 1841 in Owen, Indiana, United States. He died 3, 4, 5 on 2 Nov 1919 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States. John married 6, 7 Catherine FARR on 5 May 1861 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Catherine FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 3 Feb 1842 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died on 17 Jan 1880 in Indiana, United States. Catherine married 2, 3 John C. WILSON on 5 May 1861 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Catherine was counted in a census 4 in 1850 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States.


Thomas Jefferson FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 1 Jan 1844 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. He died 5 on 20 Dec 1935 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States. Thomas married 6, 7 Susan GOBLE on 19 Mar 1866 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Thomas was counted in a census 8 in 1850 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Other marriages:
MCNEELY, Adaline

He was elected sheriff in Monroe County, Indiana in the 1880s.

Susan GOBLE [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born on 29 May 1840 in Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 3 on 16 Mar 1883 in Indiana, United States. She was buried in 1883 in Union Cemetery, Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. Susan married 4, 5 Thomas Jefferson FARR on 19 Mar 1866 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Howard G. FARR was born on 8 May 1867. He died on 31 Oct 1940.
  F ii Sarah Catherine FARR was born on 31 Jan 1868. She died on 21 Jun 1944.
  M iii
James V. FARR 1 was born in Feb 1870 in Monroe, Indiana, United States.
  M iv Jefferson Vinton FARR was born on 10 Feb 1869. He died on 22 Oct 1945.
  F v Thaette "Etta" FARR was born on 28 May 1872. She died on 4 Nov 1942.
  F vi Julia Ann FARR was born on 2 Oct 1874. She died on 17 Feb 1960.
  M vii Willard Nathan FARR was born on 19 Aug 1877. He died on 20 Jan 1939.

Thomas Jefferson FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 1 Jan 1844 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. He died 5 on 20 Dec 1935 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States. Thomas married 6 Adaline MCNEELY "Adda" on 27 Dec 1888 in Monroe, Indiana, United States.

Thomas was counted in a census 7 in 1850 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Other marriages:
GOBLE, Susan

He was elected sheriff in Monroe County, Indiana in the 1880s.

Adaline "Adda" MCNEELY [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 21 Jul 1851 in Indiana, United States. She died 3 on 2 Aug 1930 in Washington, Monroe, Indiana, United States. Adda married 4 Thomas Jefferson FARR on 27 Dec 1888 in Monroe, Indiana, United States.


Barton C. WILSON [scrapbook]. Barton married 1, 2 Sarah Jane FARR on 29 Dec 1864 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Sarah Jane FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 2 Nov 1845 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 3 on 23 Sep 1929 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States. Sarah married 4, 5 Barton C. WILSON on 29 Dec 1864 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Sarah was counted in a census 6 in 1850 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Other marriages:
BAKER, Hardin McDonald


Hardin McDonald BAKER [scrapbook] was born 1 on 28 Sep 1843 in Martinsville, Morgan, Indiana, United States. He died 2 on 26 Jun 1927 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States from of cancer of the stomach. Hardin married 3 Sarah Jane FARR on 15 Feb 1872 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Sarah Jane FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 2 Nov 1845 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 3 on 23 Sep 1929 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States. Sarah married 4 Hardin McDonald BAKER on 15 Feb 1872 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Sarah was counted in a census 5 in 1850 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Other marriages:
WILSON, Barton C.


Samuel G. BURTON [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 20 Aug 1840 in Morgan, Indiana, United States. He died 3, 4 on 26 May 1914 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States. Samuel married 5, 6 Martha Isabel FARR on 17 Jan 1867 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Martha Isabel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 8 Jun 1839 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 3 on 29 Jan 1933 in Indiana, United States. Martha married 4, 5 Samuel G. BURTON on 17 Jan 1867 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Martha was counted in a census 6 in 1850 in Baker Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She was counted in a census 7 on 2 Apr 1930 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States.


Dr. Jefferson Coleman "Little Doc" FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 9 Dec 1840 in Cumberland, Illinois, United States. He died 5 on 20 Aug 1906 in Alanthus Grove, Gentry, Missouri, United States. He was buried 6 in 1906 in Atlanthus Grove, Gentry, Missouri, United States. Little Doc married 7 Harriot A. EATON on 14 Jan 1864 in Spencer, Owen, Indiana, United States.

Dr. Jefferson C. Farr spent his early years on a farm, he attended the common schools.In April of 1861 he enlisted in the 7th. Ind. Inf. for 3 months & subsequently re-enlisted in the 33rd. Ind. Inf. for 4 years. He was elected 2nd.Lt. in Co. H and particepated in numerous battles. He returned home in Nov. 1863. He became a Dr. in March of 1878. He was also Postmaster in 1878.

Harriot A. EATON [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 21 Jan 1845 in Gosport, Owen, Indiana, United States. She died 3 on 15 Jan 1938 in Missouri, United States. Harriot married 4 Dr. Jefferson Coleman FARR "Little Doc" on 14 Jan 1864 in Spencer, Owen, Indiana, United States.

In 1924, Hattie (Eaton) Farr lived at 128 W. Street, Emporia, Kansas. (From the Republican, Martinsville, Ind., Sept. 18, 1924.)

They had the following children.

  M i
Dan Logan FARR 1, 2, 3 was born in 1865 in Indiana, United States.

Dan was counted in a census 4 in 1870 in Neoga, Cumberland, Illinois, United States.
  M ii
John L. FARR was born in 1866 in Illinois, United States. He died 1 in BY 22 JUN 1880 in Alanthus Grove, Gentry, Missouri, United States.
  M iii Don Lawson FARR was born in 1868.
  F iv Daisy Lee FARR was born on 25 Oct 1868. She died on 15 May 1969.
  M v Dennis FARR was born in Jan 1871. He died in 1964.
  F vi
Dora Lillian FARR was born on 20 Jan 1873. She died 1 on 27 Aug 1874 in Missouri, United States.

DEATH: Inscription: Dau of J.C. & H.
  F vii
Delilah Lynn FARR was born in 1873. She died in 1876.
  F viii
Emma Cora FARR 1 was born 2 in 1876.
  M ix Jefferson C. FARR Jr. was born on 28 Aug 1879. He died in Sep 1965.
  F x Preppa Ella FARR was born on 25 Oct 1883. She died on 24 Feb 1974.
  F xi Retta M. FARR was born in Dec 1885. She died on 6 Apr 1940.

John N. WILSON was born on 30 Sep 1834 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. He died on 22 Jan 1911 in Missouri, United States. He was buried 1 in Alanthus Grove, Gentry, Missouri, United States. John married 2 Marietta FARR on 2 Dec 1860 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

John was counted in a census 3 in 1850 in Ray Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Marietta FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 5 Mar 1843 in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States. She died 2 on 2 Feb 1927 in Stanberry, Gentry, Missouri, United States. She was buried 3 in Feb 1927 in Alanthus Grove, Gentry, Missouri, United States. Marietta married 4 John N. WILSON on 2 Dec 1860 in Morgan, Indiana, United States.

Named Mary E. Farr in the 1850 census.

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