Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Shubael FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 4 Mar 1805 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Shubael married 3 Lucinda MCKELLIPS on 1 Jan 1832 in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States.

The following is from Evert's 1873 Atlas Biographies of Old Settlers
--Shubell Farr--(Combination Atlas Map of Rock County, Wisconsin.)
Compiled, Drawn and Published From Personal
Examinations By Everts, Baskin and Stewart
CHICAGO, ILL.
1873

Shubell FARR - The subject of this sketch was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, on the 4th day of March, 1805. He is the oldest child of Alpheus and Sybil Farr, who reared a family of twelve children. All the education Mr. Farr received was in the public schools of Massachusetts. His vocation through life has always been that of a farmer. He was married at the age of twenty-seven to Miss Ludinda McKillips, daughter of David and Resine McKillips. He removed from his native State with his family to Orange County, Vermont, where he resided for a number of years, removing from there to Indiana, where he lived until the month of June, 1838, when he emigrated to Rock County, Wisconsin, where he located on one hundred and sixty acres of government land, and has since resided. The farm is under a fair state of cultivation, with good buildings. The house is said to be the first frame building in Johnstown Township, if not the oldest in the County. Mr. Farr has paid considerable attention to the growing and marketing of fine stock. Politically, he is a strong advocate of the old Democratic principles, and during the civil war was a strong Union man. Being one of the early settlers of the County, he participated in the first organization of the township of Johnstown. Mr. Farr has always enjoyed good health, and is now living at quite and advanced age. He enjoys the confidence and respect of all his fellow-citizens.

Lucinda MCKELLIPS was born about 1807 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Lucinda married 1 Shubael FARR on 1 Jan 1832 in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Rosina M. "Resign" FARR was born 1 about 1833 in Vermont, United States.

Resign was counted in a census 2 in 1850 in Johnstown, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. She was counted in a census 3 in 1860 in Johnstown, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.
  F ii
Laura F. FARR was born about 1842 in Wisconsin, United States.

Laura was counted in a census 1 in 1850 in Johnstown, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. She was counted in a census 2 in 1860 in Johnstown, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

Dr. Hosea FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 14 Dec 1807 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Hosea married 3 Annette Elizabeth STOCKER on 28 Jun 1854 in Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.


A Dentist.

BIRTH: Some sources say that he was born in Waterford but the Waterford records say that he was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire.

Annette Elizabeth STOCKER was born in 1823 in Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Annette married 1 Dr. Hosea FARR on 28 Jun 1854 in Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Child FARR was born 1 on 9 Jan 1865 in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 9 Jan 1865 in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States.

James BADGER Jr. [scrapbook] was born on 18 Nov 1815 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died on 20 Mar 1898 in Rock Lake, Lyon, Minnesota, United States. James married 1 Edith FARR on 24 May 1835 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Edith FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 5 Dec 1814 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died on 7 Jul 1897 in Lyon, Minnesota, United States. She was buried in Castle Rock, Dakota, Minnesota, United States. Edith married 3 James BADGER Jr. on 24 May 1835 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

BIRTH:
1840 Census: Waterford, Caledonia County, Vt
James Badger
"1M 20-29 [James Jr b.1815]
"1F 30-39 [wife,Edith b.btwn. 1800/1810]
As there is no record of an Edith Farr in Waterford who was born 1800/1810, I believe that the census enumerator put the 'tick mark' in the wrong column and that she was actually about the same age as her husband, NOT a decade older. AE 20-29 => b.btwn 1810/1820; i.e. b.ca. 1814.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: By Thomas Hall, Minister of the Gospel.


Pardon Davis FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 5 Sep 1816 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died on 1 Aug 1884 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Pardon married 3 Lucy L. GILSON on 30 Dec 1847 in Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

DEATH: Passumpsic Cem,Waterford,Vt, Pass Sect B, Lot 115, "Pardon D. Farr / died / Aug. 1, 1884 / AE. 68 yrs".

Lucy L. GILSON [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 28 Jun 1824 in Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died 3, 4 on 21 Feb 1886 in Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She was buried in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Lucy married 5 Pardon Davis FARR on 30 Dec 1847 in Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward FARR was born on 16 Nov 1849. He died on 14 Feb 1931.
  M ii George W. FARR was born on 21 Jun 1862. He died on 21 Jun 1934.

John Ryley FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 30 Oct 1818 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. John married Mary A. BEAMAN about 1850.

Mary A. BEAMAN was born 1 on 11 Oct 1829 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada. She died 2 on 12 Feb 1907 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Mary married John Ryley FARR about 1850.


Dr. Asahel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 10 Oct 1820 in Woodbury, Washington, Vermont, United States. He died on 13 Jun 1887 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. Asahel married 2 Martha Jackson WHEELER on 1 Jun 1848 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Asahel was counted in a census 3 in 1870 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.

Martha Jackson WHEELER was born 1 in 1829 in Vermont, United States. Martha married 2 Dr. Asahel FARR on 1 Jun 1848 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Dr. Albert L. FARR was born on 6 Apr 1849. He died on 6 Oct 1920.
  M ii Dr. William Mattocks FARR was born on 23 Nov 1853. He died on 10 Sep 1922.
  F iii
Martha Wheeler FARR was born 1 on 9 Apr 1862 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.

Dr. Albert L. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3, 4 on 6 Apr 1849 in Peacham, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 5, 6 on 6 Oct 1920 in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States. Albert married Flora A. MYERS about 1872 in Vermont, United States.



Of Lincoln Funeral March

A Western Springs woman, Mrs. Ossian Nystrom, has in her prized possession. her grandfathers first hand account of the funeral possession held for assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in Chicago 99 years ago, almost to the week.

The Great Emancipator died April 15, 1865, the morning after he was shot by an actor John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre, Washington.

Mrs. Nystrom lives at 3921 Franklin.

Mrs. Nystrom's grandfather, the late Dr. Albert L. Farr; at that time was a cadet at Lake Forest Military Academy.

With other cadets from the academy he marched on May 1, 1865 in the funeral procession in which the body of President Lincoln was borne through the streets of Chicago while on its way to Springfield for interment.

DR. FARR, a longtime Chicago physician. was a son of Dr. Asahel Farr, one of the first mayors of Kenosha, Wis.

His impressions of the funerall procession are contained in a speech he wrote and which he delivered February 8. 1909, when the Lincoln centennial was observed.

Recalling the scene as the pro- cession moved along Michigan blvd., Dr. Fair wrote: From housetops, steps, windows and doorways, many spectators were watching with interest the preliminaries of the proces- sion.

"MINUTE GUNS and the toll- ing and chiming of bells an- nounced the arrival of President Lincoln's remains.

"The great multitude stood in silence and reverence with un- covered heads as the coffin was borne to the funeral car.

Dr. Farr also reported that the body was taken to the rotunda of the courthouse, in the center of the block now occupied by the city hall and county building.

Dr. Farr and other members of the procession entered the court- house in two files, one passing at each side of the catalfalque.

The coffin remained open through May 1 and 2, on the latter night of which it was closed, strewn with fresh flowers, and with chant and torchlight carried to the train station for its trip to Springfield.

Flora A. MYERS was born 1, 2, 3 on 18 Apr 1851 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States. She died 4 on 3 Jan 1934 in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States. Flora married Dr. Albert L. FARR about 1872 in Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Albert Myers FARR DDS was born on 4 Aug 1873. He died on 25 Jun 1912 from of Endo Carditis.
  F ii
Jessie Laurance FARR [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Jul 1876 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. She died 4 on 27 Mar 1949 in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States from of a fall down stairs.

Dr. William Mattocks FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Nov 1853 in Peacham, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died on 10 Sep 1922 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States. William married Beatrice Isabella KEITH on 17 Jul 1879 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.

From: nancy s jackson
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:59 AM
To: dustyhills@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: Farr family

I was looking around on the internet and came across the following. I don't know if you've seen it, but it does have some information that may be of some interest. It is a biography of William Mattocks Farr, M.D., a son of Dr. Ashael Farr. It is from a book, p. 306-308 in "Men of Progress, Wisconsin." (

It states that Ashel earned money to enter the medical department of Dartmouth and graduated in 1846. He married Martha Jackson Wheeler then. He moved to Kenosha, WI in 1854. I have a letter to the Badgers that describes his activities in selling assets prior to his moving there. He was the mayor of Kenosha in 1859-1863, 1871-1872 and 1877 or 1878. In 1873 he was in the State Senate. In 1878, Martha died, leaving 3 children - Albert L. Farr, a physician in Chicago, William M., and Martha, wife of Col. James R. Nutting of Davenport, IA. Ashel then married Mrs. Emma Marr Durfee of Waukegan, IL.

It also states that his parents were Alphens (sic) and Sibyl (Farr) Farr and grandparents were Asahel Farr and Jacob Farr, both of Chesterfield, MA.

Biography of William Mattocks Farr, M. D.
This biography appears on pages 306-308 in "Men of Progress. Wisconsin. A selected list of biographical sketches and portraits of the leaders in business, professional and official life. Together with short notes on the history and character of Wisconsin."

FARR, William Mattocks, M. D., although comparatively a young man, is one of the oldest physicians in years of practice in the city of Kenosha. He is of New England stock--the son of Asahel and Martha (Wheeler) Farr, and was born in Peacham, Vermont, November 23rd, 1833. His mother, Martha Jackson Wheeler, is a descendant of Jeremiah Wheeler of Concord, New Hampshire, who was born in 1747, and died October 17th, 1827. In the History of Concord, by W. Bouton, appears this passage: "We, the subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage and promise, that we will, to the utmost of our power, at the risque of our lives and fortunes, with arms, oppose the hostile proceedings of the British fleets and armies against the united American colonies." Among other names signed to this is Jeremiah Wheeler,

Jeremiah's first wife was Keziah Blanchard, born in Hollis, March 26th, 1747, died August 12th, 1789. Keziah Blanchard was the daughter of Benjamin and Keziah (Hastings) Blanchard. Benjamin Blanchard was in Captain John Goffe's company of Col. Nathaniel Mason's regiment, raised for the Crown Point expedition in 1776. Benjamin and Keziah Wheeler had seven children--

-- the seventh one, William, who was born July 5th, 1782, and died in December, 1851, married twice, the second time to Rhoda Skeele, in 1827, at Peacham, Vermont. "William Wheeler was a very prominent man from the time he came to the place. He served in various town offices, was captain of a militia company that went to Portland during the war of 1812, and was afterwards colonel of his regiment." His wife, Rhoda Skeele, a highly educated and refined lady, was a descendant of the famous Webster family. Ephraim Webster was a descendant of Thomas Webster of England, who settled in New Hampshire about 1636, and came to Hampton about 1636. Although the Webster family came from England they are of Scotish descent.
Ephraim Webster was born at Bradford, New Hampshire, May 24th, 1730, and was married to Phebe Tucker, December 20th, 1750. They had seven children.

Phebe Webster, daughter of Ephraim Webster and Phebe (Tucker) Webster, married John Skeele, and came to Peachman, Vermont, from Salisbury, New Hampshire, in 1773. They had four sons and seven daughters. One of the daughters was Rhoda Skeele, who married Col. William Wheeler. Daniel Webster, the American statesman, was a relative of Mrs. Col. William Wheeler, and often visited at her home. William Almon Wheeler, nineteenth vice-president of the United States, is a descendant of the same family of Wheelers as Col. William Wheeler.

The Wheeler family is on English origin, and some of its members belonged to the aristocracy. Sir Charles Wheeler was appointed captain-general of the Caribbee islands. In 1693 Sir Francis Wheeler put into Boston to recruit. The Wheelers were in and around London, England, for four hundred years. From 1620 to 1650 there were many families of the name who came from England to this country.

Asahel Farr was born in Waterford, Vermont, October 10th, 1820, grew to manhood in his native state, and after receiving his primary education in the common schools, he taught school, and worked hard to earn money to enter the medical department of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, from which he was graduated in 1846. After receiving his diploma he commenced the practice of medicine in East St. Johnsbury, Vermont; but in 1847 removed to Peacham, Vermont, where he subsequently married Miss Martha Jackson Wheeler, who was also a native of Vermont. Like many other young and ambitious men, he believed the west afforded better opportunities for advancement, and, therefore, in 1854, emigrated to Wisconsin, and located in Kenosha, where he continued to reside until his death, engaged in the practice of his profession. He was a fine surgeon and an able physician. While his time was well taken up in his practice, like every other good man and patriotic citizen, he gave some attention to political matters. Prior to the war for the Union, he was a Democrat, but when the states of the south attempted to overthrow the general government, he united with the party that stood for the defense of the Union, and was ever afterward a Republican. He was elected mayor of Kenosha in 1859-1863 1871-1872 and 1877 or 1878. In 1873 he was elected and served one term in the general assembly of the state, and in 1876 and 1877 was in the state senate, and performed his duties with an intelligent, faithful and conscientious regard for the interests of his constituents. He was also president of the board of education of Kenosha for several years. In 1878 his wife died, leaving three children--Albert L. Farr, now a practicing physician in Chicago; William M., our subject, and Martha, wife of Col. James R. Nutting of Davenport, Iowa.

Subsequently, Dr. Asahel Farr married Mrs. Emma Marr Durfee of Waukegan, Illinois.

Mrs. Martha Wheeler Farr was educated at Newburry Seminary, and was a woman of unusual energy and mental attainments; she was a consistent member of the Congregational church, to which her husband also belonged. Dr. A. Farr was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, a good business man, and took part in many of the business enterprises of his adopted city, doing all in his power to advance its interests. He was, for years, local surgeon of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway company. He died on the 13th of June, 1887, leaving many friends.

Dr. A. Farr's parents were Alphens and Sibyl (Farr) Farr. His grandparents were Asahel Farr and Jacob Farr, both of Chesterfield, Massachusetts. At the time of his parent's marriage they were not aware that they were both descendants of George Farr, a shipbuilder, who came from England to the colonies in 1620. Dr Jacob Farr of Eau Clair, Wisconsin, and Edwin J. Farr of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, are cousins of Dr. A. Farr.

William Mattocks Farr, the subject of this sketch, was but a few months old when his parents removed to Kenosha, and there he has spent almost his entire life. He was brought up to work; although his parents kept three or four servants, he had certain manual duties to attend to daily, and was no allowed to call upon the servants to do anything for him. He was also taught the true nobility of labor, and had it thoroughly impressed upon him by his mother, that any honest labor was ennobling. The first money ever earned by him was for taking care of the Congregational church, for which he received two dollars per week. This position he sought and obtained after gaining his father's relucant consent thereto. His father, at that time, was a rich man.

Dr. W. M Farr was educated at the Kenosha High School and at Robert College. His professional education was received at the Chicago Medical College, from which he received his degree in 1878. Besides having a large private practice, he is the local surgeon of the Chicago & Northwestern railway. He is very popular among his fellow citizens; has been a member of the city school board, three times mayor of the city, accepting the office, not for the honor of it, but because he thought he could, by so doing, promote local interest, which he has in many ways succeeded in doing. He was the first mayor in the state to call upon the state board of arbitration to settle a strike, and the board was successful in its efforts. Dr. Farr is a Republican in politics; and as to religion, he is very practical and popular member of the Episcopal church.

In Chicago, July 17th, Dr. Wm. M. Farr was united in marriage to Beatrice Isabella Keith, a native of Illinois, though of Scotch descent, her parents being natives of Scotland. Six children have been born to them--Irving K., who died in his second year; Edna Wheeler, Malcolm Douglas, Reginald Hadley, William Mattocks, Jr., Constance Irene. Mrs. Beatrice Isabella Farr is a relative, on her mother's side, of George Smith, the banker and founder of the Marine bank of Milwaukee. Her father's brother, Alexander Keith, a Scotch clergyman, was born at Keith Hall, Aberdeenshire. A sketch of his life may be found in the supplement to the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Mrs. B. I. Farr was seven years a student of Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois, and finished her education at St. John's school, New York City. Dr. Irving, nephew of Washington Irving, was principal of St. John's school, since removed to Sunnyside. Mrs. Farr is active in church, social and home work, and is beloved by all who know her.

Dr. Farr was appointed aid on Gov. Scotfield's staff with the rank of colonel.

Note by Tim Farr: Neither Alpheus or Sybil descend from George Farr as proven by the Farr Y-DNA Project with FTDNA.

Beatrice Isabella KEITH was born 1, 2, 3 on 26 Dec 1856 in Illinois, United States. She died 4 on 29 Dec 1945 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. Beatrice married Dr. William Mattocks FARR on 17 Jul 1879 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.

In Chicago, July 17th, Dr. Wm. M. Farr was united in marriage to Beatrice Isabella Keith, a native of Illinois, though of Scotch descent, her parents being natives of Scotland. Six children have been born to them--Irving K., who died in his second year; Edna Wheeler, Malcolm Douglas, Reginald Hadley, William Mattocks, Jr., Constance Irene. Mrs. Beatrice Isabella Farr is a relative, on her mother's side, of George Smith, the banker and founder of the Marine bank of Milwaukee. Her father's brother, Alexander Keith, a Scotch clergyman, was born at Keith Hall, Aberdeenshire. A sketch of his life may be found in the supplement to the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Mrs. B. I. Farr was seven years a student of Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois, and finished her education at St. John's school, New York City. Dr. Irving, nephew of Washington Irving, was principal of St. John's school, since removed to Sunnyside. Mrs. Farr is active in church, social and home work, and is beloved by all who know her.

They had the following children.

  M i
Irving Keith FARR was born 1 on 27 Dec 1880 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. He died about 1882 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.
  F ii Edna Wheeler FARR was born on 26 Nov 1881. She died on 2 Jan 1959.
  M iii Malcolm Douglas FARR was born on 24 Mar 1884. He died on 28 Apr 1956.
  M iv Reginald Hadley FARR was born on 23 Jul 1886. He died on 2 Jan 1930.
  M v
William Mattocks FARR Jr. [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 9 Nov 1889 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. He died 4 on 21 Apr 1927 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States from of Pulmonary Chronic Tuberculosis.
  F vi Constance Irene FARR was born on 2 Apr 1892.
  F vii
Rosalie Katherine FARR was born 1 on 10 Nov 1897 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. She died 2 on 5 Sep 1898 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.
  M viii George Smitte FARR was born on 1 Dec 1898. He died on 16 Dec 1977.

Albert Myers FARR DDS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 4 Aug 1873 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. He died 3, 4 on 25 Jun 1912 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States from of Endo Carditis. He was buried on 27 Jun 1912 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. Albert married Anna Elizabeth DOONER about 1898 in Illinois, United States.

Anna Elizabeth DOONER was born on 8 Jan 1878 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She died on 16 Jun 1963 in La Grange, Cook, Illinois, United States. Anna married Albert Myers FARR DDS about 1898 in Illinois, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Albert Anthony FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 2 Feb 1899 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 24 Oct 1950 in Pinellas, Pinellas, Florida, United States.
  F ii
Marcia Ann FARR was born in 1901. She died on 5 Dec 1922.
  F iii
Flora Cecelia FARR [scrapbook] was born on 16 Dec 1904 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She died on 31 Mar 1961 in Warrenville, DuPage, Illinois, United States.
  F iv Avis Margaret FARR was born on 30 Sep 1909. She died on 5 Apr 1992.

William Thaddeus MARX was born 1 on 14 Aug 1879 in Dolgeville, Herkimer, New York, United States. He died on 2 Aug 1954 in Costa Mesa, Orange, California, United States. William married Edna Wheeler FARR in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.

Edna Wheeler FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 26 Nov 1881 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. She died 3 on 2 Jan 1959 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. Edna married William Thaddeus MARX in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.

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