Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Austin FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born in PROB 26 JAN 1797 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2 on 30 Oct 1872. He was buried 3 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States. Austin married Roxa SCOTT in 1822.

Mentioned in the will of his father.

Roxa SCOTT [scrapbook] was born 1 on 30 Nov 1803 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 28 May 1871. She was buried 3 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States. Roxa married Austin FARR in 1822.

They had the following children.

  F i Persis FARR was born in 1823. She died in 1892.
  M ii Leonard FARR was born on 3 May 1825. He died on 7 Jun 1906.
  F iii
Fanny FARR was born in 1828.

Fanny was counted in a census 1 in 1855 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States.
  M iv Rufus S. FARR was born in 1831. He died in 1881.
  F v
Elvira FARR was born on 4 Mar 1846 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States.

Edwin GAYLORD 1. Edwin married Prusha FARR.

Prusha FARR [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1813. She died in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Prusha married Edwin GAYLORD.


Lauren Alonzo FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 2 Jan 1855 in Carlisle, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 6, 7 on 5 Feb 1940 in Bellevue, Huron, Ohio, United States. Lauren married Hermina DRUSENDAHL on 21 Mar 1877 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
WEISSE, Melanie

THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM
Saturday, June 17, 1939. Pg. 2

Recalls Days On Farm
Over Three Quarters
Of A Century Ago

Days when life in Lorain County moved at a much slower pace than today are recalled by Lauren A. Farr 84, latest addition to The Chronicle Telegram's list of elderly fathers who will be honored by their children Sunday.

Farr was born January 2 1853, and was only seven years old when his father died. Ieaving his wife and five children. The boy attended the country school until he was 12 years old.

At the age of 10 he could follow a plow all day and could do alrnost anything with a team on a farm. When he was 16 he hired out to work on the farm of his brother, Lowell Farr, at Wakeman for 20 dollars a month. Part of his work was in connection with hauling milk to a cheese factory. He did not get home until about 11 P.M. and then was cafled at 3:3O A.M. to bring up the cows. He milked 10 cows night and morning and cared for 20 horses.

He continued at this work for seven months and then was hired by a Carlisle man to pack apples. husk corn and help with the milking. Later he worked with his brother Ephraim cutting wood for Mr. Fullen near LaPonte.

Farr then went to work on his mothers farm on Oberlin Road. He recalls a New Year's dance given by his brother when he was 19, to which he took a load of people on a sleigh. They did not leave until 5 A.M. and he returned home at 8 A.M. He was ill the next day, and Dr. Paxrey was called. The doctor diagnosed his trouble as "lung fever". and the patient was improving when the doctor became ill and died within a few days.

With no doctor for the next five days, the young man's condition became worse, and Dr. Reefy was called. He found that the patient had pneumonia. His face was paralyzed so that he could not close his eyes or move his lips. The left side later returned to normal but the right side never fully came back.

Farr was married March 21, 1877. to Miss Hermena Drusinda and they had five children. of whom only two are now living. They are H. L. Farr. of Bellevue, and Mrs. Ruby Rayner of North Olmsted. The other children, were Edna. Earl and Hulda.

Farr and his bride lived on his mother's farm and made many improvements. He had a milk route in Elyria for four years and then sold his route and began shipping miik to Cleveland.

His mother's parents had come from New York state in prairie schooners when his mother was five rears old, arriving in Eiyria in 1817. There was only one house in Elyria at the time, the home of Heman Ely. The Farrs came from Vermont five years later. Farrs mother died in 1900 and his wife died in 1904. He was married in 1907 to Miss Melanie Wire and they had one son, H. G. Farr, of Columbia Township; where Farr is now living.

Hermina DRUSENDAHL [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 in May 1856 in Ohio, United States. She died in 1904 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. Hermina married Lauren Alonzo FARR on 21 Mar 1877 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Edna L. FARR 1 was born 2 on 27 Nov 1878 in Carlisle, Lorain, Ohio, United States.
  M ii Edwin FARR was born in 1879.
  M iii
H. L. FARR was born about 1880 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.
  F iv
Pearl L. FARR 1 was born in Aug 1881 in Ohio, United States.
  M v Earl S. FARR was born in 1882.
  M vi Hershie Lauren FARR was born on 11 Aug 1883. He died on 11 Apr 1969.
  F vii
Hulda FARR was born about 1884 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.
  F viii
Ruby E. FARR was born 1 in Jul 1892 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Lauren Alonzo FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 2 Jan 1855 in Carlisle, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 6, 7 on 5 Feb 1940 in Bellevue, Huron, Ohio, United States. Lauren married 8 Melanie WEISSE on 23 Dec 1907 in Summit, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
DRUSENDAHL, Hermina

THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM
Saturday, June 17, 1939. Pg. 2

Recalls Days On Farm
Over Three Quarters
Of A Century Ago

Days when life in Lorain County moved at a much slower pace than today are recalled by Lauren A. Farr 84, latest addition to The Chronicle Telegram's list of elderly fathers who will be honored by their children Sunday.

Farr was born January 2 1853, and was only seven years old when his father died. Ieaving his wife and five children. The boy attended the country school until he was 12 years old.

At the age of 10 he could follow a plow all day and could do alrnost anything with a team on a farm. When he was 16 he hired out to work on the farm of his brother, Lowell Farr, at Wakeman for 20 dollars a month. Part of his work was in connection with hauling milk to a cheese factory. He did not get home until about 11 P.M. and then was cafled at 3:3O A.M. to bring up the cows. He milked 10 cows night and morning and cared for 20 horses.

He continued at this work for seven months and then was hired by a Carlisle man to pack apples. husk corn and help with the milking. Later he worked with his brother Ephraim cutting wood for Mr. Fullen near LaPonte.

Farr then went to work on his mothers farm on Oberlin Road. He recalls a New Year's dance given by his brother when he was 19, to which he took a load of people on a sleigh. They did not leave until 5 A.M. and he returned home at 8 A.M. He was ill the next day, and Dr. Paxrey was called. The doctor diagnosed his trouble as "lung fever". and the patient was improving when the doctor became ill and died within a few days.

With no doctor for the next five days, the young man's condition became worse, and Dr. Reefy was called. He found that the patient had pneumonia. His face was paralyzed so that he could not close his eyes or move his lips. The left side later returned to normal but the right side never fully came back.

Farr was married March 21, 1877. to Miss Hermena Drusinda and they had five children. of whom only two are now living. They are H. L. Farr. of Bellevue, and Mrs. Ruby Rayner of North Olmsted. The other children, were Edna. Earl and Hulda.

Farr and his bride lived on his mother's farm and made many improvements. He had a milk route in Elyria for four years and then sold his route and began shipping miik to Cleveland.

His mother's parents had come from New York state in prairie schooners when his mother was five rears old, arriving in Eiyria in 1817. There was only one house in Elyria at the time, the home of Heman Ely. The Farrs came from Vermont five years later. Farrs mother died in 1900 and his wife died in 1904. He was married in 1907 to Miss Melanie Wire and they had one son, H. G. Farr, of Columbia Township; where Farr is now living.

Melanie WEISSE 1 was born 2, 3 on 8 Nov 1882 in Stotsernheim, Germany. Melanie married 4 Lauren Alonzo FARR on 23 Dec 1907 in Summit, Ohio, United States.

Melanie was also known 5 as Malona.

They had the following children.

  M i
Halford G. FARR 1 was born 2, 3 on 10 Dec 1909 in Ohio, United States. He died 4 on 4 Nov 1993 in Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States.



The Chronicle Telegram November 24, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Penfound entertained at dinner Thursday evening, L. A. Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Halford Farr and daughter Wilma Mae, and Mr. and Mrs. Byrle Snyder and children, Carlyn, Jack and Dale.

Earl S. FARR [Parents] was born 1 in 1882 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. Earl married Louise in 1902 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Louise was born 1 in 1882 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. Louise married Earl S. FARR in 1902 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Richard FARR was born 1 in 1904 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Lowell Lovell "Lute" FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 in 1843 in Ohio, United States. He died on 11 Feb 1922 in Lorain, Ohio, United States from of heart trouble. Lute married Sarah Jane SQUIRES on 2 Sep 1862 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Elyria Evening Telegram
February 22, 1917

Today and Yesterday They had a great time over in Carlisle last Sunday. It was the centennial of the Holford-Farr families corning to the Western Reserve. You may be sure the old fellows who could remember “way back in ‘43 when the town pump froze” got busy with their tongues and told the awfullest whoppers—but, on the other hand—in that assemblage were silver haired women, who were belles when Grant was shelling Vicksburg.

The Farr family does not envy the llowards, the Montagues or the Van Alai1s. For Thomas Farr--almost a May flowerer—settled at Stow, Mass., in 1638, and Lowel Farr, eight generations !ater, left Chesterfield, Mass,, and came to Elyria in 1820. And the Farrs haven’t got rnuch on the Holfords, for C. B. Holford, another near May flowerer, left Ovid, N. Y. and after a rough trip, settled in Carlisle, February 14, 1817. Alter many moons, Lowell Farr married Phoebc Holford, and today there are 120 descendants, 70 of whom made the rafters ring last Sunday. They are all staunch Americans, and though blood is thicker than water, these old folks whose memories go back to the Civil War and beyond, are preserving a neutrality creditable to a Holland diplomat. The more Farrs and Holfords this country has the longer will she last.


Feb. 1922, The Chronical Telegram
LOWELL L. FARR, PIONEER, DIES
The death of Lowell Lovell Farr, 79, took place last night at the home of his son, William Farr, Stop 98, Oberlin Road, from an attack of heart trouble. The deceased has been ill for some time.  He had lived in this county all his life, and was the son of pioneer parents who came to this county in 1817.  Mr. Farr is survived by is sons William and George, a sister, Mrs. Theodore Squire, and a brother, L.A. Farr. A daughter, Mrs. Cora Turner died last week.  Funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Residence: Pittsfield Twp Lorain County OH

Sarah Jane SQUIRES 1, 2 was born 3 in 1843 in Ohio, United States. She died in 1919. Sarah married Lowell Lovell FARR "Lute" on 2 Sep 1862 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Card of Thanks

"We desire to thank our neighbors, friends, and relatives for their kindness and sympathy shown during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Lowell Farr. Also for the beautiful floral offerings and to the Rev. Danderpyle for his consoling words, and to the singers for the beautiful hymns rendered.

Mr. Lowell Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Turner"

-The Eyria Evening Telegram; Feburary 8, 1919.

They had the following children.

  F i Cora Violeta FARR was born in 1863. She died on 2 Feb 1922.
  F ii
Phebe Sarah FARR was born 1, 2 in 1868 in Ohio, United States.
  M iii William FARR was born in 1873.
  M iv George Albert FARR was born on 16 Mar 1878. He died on 25 Dec 1960.

Chester TURNER 1 was born 2 in 1865 in Ohio, United States. Chester married Cora Violeta FARR about 1885 in Ohio, United States.

Chester resided 3 in 1900 in Russia, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Cora Violeta FARR [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6 in 1863 in Ohio, United States. She died 7 on 2 Feb 1922 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. Cora married Chester TURNER about 1885 in Ohio, United States.

Cora resided 8 in 1870 in Spencer, Medina, Ohio, United States. She resided 9, 10 in 1900 in Russia, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Source: Death Certificate #10122 State of Ohio.


Edwin FARR [Parents] was born 1 in 1879 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. Edwin married Helen PLUM on 1 Oct 1879 in Medina, Ohio, United States.

Helen PLUM. Helen married Edwin FARR on 1 Oct 1879 in Medina, Ohio, United States.


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.

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