Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Lorenzo S. AMIDON was born 1 on 30 Dec 1858 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Lorenzo married 2 Aurora J. FARR "Amma" on 7 Nov 1882 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Aurora J. "Amma" FARR [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 in 1864 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died on 26 Feb 1949. Amma married 4 Lorenzo S. AMIDON on 7 Nov 1882 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Amma was counted in a census 5 on 3 Jun 1880 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Edna Sarah AMIDON was born on 18 Jul 1884.

Jonathan Hadley FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 15 Aug 1776 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 18 May 1848 in Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States. Jonathan married Rebeckah WALTON on 6 Oct 1801 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
They were farming in Lempster, New Hampshire in 1810 with their three daughters and one son. Brother Nathan Farr lived not far from them at the time. In 1820, they were living in Sharon, Vermont. Their neighbors in Sharon were Rodolphus Brown, Amos Hatch, Roswell Huntington and John Chambers. When the 1840 census, Jonathan and Rebecca lived in Williamstown (Orange Co) Vt. Jonathan Farr Sr., husband of Rebecca, d. in Thetford, Vt., 18 May, 1848 (age 71). He is buried in Pleasant Ridge cemetery on Route 5 in North Thetford. Rebecca was 71 years old in 1850, and living in Rochester, Vermont with her daughter Rebecca and Rev. Manson. She probably died there a couple of years later, as they moved to Iowa in before 1870.

Rebeckah WALTON was born 1 on 2 Dec 1778 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. Rebeckah married Jonathan Hadley FARR on 6 Oct 1801 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Philena FARR was born 1 on 30 Jun 1802 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.
  F ii
Elizabeth FARR was born 1 on 30 Mar 1804 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 28 Sep 1805 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.
  M iii Jonathan FARR Jr. was born on 11 Jan 1806. He died on 19 Feb 1893.
  F iv Rebecca FARR was born on 4 Feb 1808. She died on 26 Apr 1886.
  F v Elizabeth Walton FARR was born on 9 Nov 1809. She died on 10 Dec 1871.
  F vi Eunice FARR was born in 1811.
  M vii Asa Walton FARR was born on 28 Feb 1821. He died on 6 Oct 1863.

Nathan FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 15 Feb 1780 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 18 Oct 1873 in Marlow, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Nathan married Polly BARNEY on 20 Feb 1808 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Nathan was counted in a census 2 in 1860 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

In 1810, they were farming in Lempster. They lived next in Goshen. In 1820, they were living in Marlow with two sons and two daughters. Neighbors were Peter Fox, Lydia Gustin, and Beuthel and Ebenezer Fairley.  Nathan's name appeared on the voter checklist of Marlow as early as Oct., 1836. In 1850, Nathan and Polly were living in Marlow, NH with their son Rev. Eleazer Farr. In 1860, Nathan was living with his grandson and wife, Oren and Ellen Farr in Goshen.

Polly d. in Goshen, NH 19 Dec., 1859 (age 70). Nathan d. in Marlow, 18 Oct., 1873 (age 93). They are buried in the Goshen, NH cemetery on Route 10.

CENSUS: In the household of his grandson Oren E. Farr.

Polly BARNEY was born 1 on 15 Jan 1789 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 19 Dec 1859 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Polly married Nathan FARR on 20 Feb 1808 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Levi Barney FARR was born in 1810. He died on 27 Dec 1896.
  M ii Rev. Eleazer D. FARR was born on 20 Jun 1816. He died on 14 Mar 1899.
  F iii Mary Lurinda FARR was born in 1831.

Rufus FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 15 Feb 1782 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. Rufus married Molly SAWTELLE on 26 May 1808 in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Molly SAWTELLE was born 1 on 26 Jul 1785 in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 21 Aug 1859 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. Molly married Rufus FARR on 26 May 1808 in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.


Jonathan FARR Jr. [Parents] was born 1 on 11 Jan 1806 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 19 Feb 1893 in Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States. Jonathan married Abigail Jana HALL on 3 Apr 1836 in Cabot, Washington, Vermont, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
In 1840, they were living in Williamstown in Orange County. When the 1850 census was taken Jonathan and family lived in Burlington, Vt. He was employed there as a teamster, and they rented a house. We find them next living on Theftord Hill in the Timothy Clary House, built for Mr. Clary in 1852. It was shown on historical maps as belong to the Farr family from 1858-1877. This house was valued at $2,200 in 1860. Jonathan was a peddler for quite a few years, having his own wagon filled with utensils and goods, and traveled throughout Orange County, Vermont selling them. By 1880, he was selling stoneware, with his son Edward serving as a salesman for this enterprise.

Abigail Jana HALL was born 1 on 19 Sep 1807 in Cabot, Washington, Vermont, United States. She died on 9 Apr 1891 in Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States. Abigail married Jonathan FARR Jr. on 3 Apr 1836 in Cabot, Washington, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Isabelle Graham FARR was born in 1839.
  F ii
Julia FARR 1, 2 was born in 1841 in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States.
  M iii
Edward P. FARR 1, 2 was born in 1844 in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States.

Reverend Albert MANSON was born on 25 Nov 1803 in St. Armand, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He died on 24 Sep 1888. Albert married Rebecca FARR on 27 Apr 1834 in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Rebecca FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 4 Feb 1808 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 26 Apr 1886 in Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States. Rebecca married Reverend Albert MANSON on 27 Apr 1834 in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

From the research of Lindar Farr Welch:
She m. in Williston, Vt., 27 April, 1834, Reverend Albert Manson (b. St. Armand, Lower Canada, 25 Nov., 1803). He graduated from Gilmanton Theological Seminary. He was a practicing lawyer before he became a Congregational Clergyman. He was ordained in Bennington, NH, 2 Nov., 1841. They were living in Rochester, Vermont when the 1850 census was taken with two children (Eliza Juliette (age 25), and Timothy Dwight (age 7). The family moved later to Iowa, and in 1871 were living in the town of Quasqueton.


Robins DINSMORE. Robins married Elizabeth Walton FARR on 9 Apr 1845 in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States.

Elizabeth Walton FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Nov 1809 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 10 Dec 1871 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married Robins DINSMORE on 9 Apr 1845 in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
She m. in Williamstown, Vt., 9 April, 1845, Robbins Dinsmore. He was an attorney and editor of the Lowell newspaper. They lived in Lowell, Mass. They had one son, Franklin Francis H. Dinsmore (b. Lowell, 22 Dec., 1847 - d. Adamsville, Ohio, 27 Dec., 1925). Elizabeth d. in Lowell, Mass., 10 Dec., 1871 (age 62).


Janus FLETCHER. Janus married Eunice FARR on 20 Feb 1849 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

Eunice FARR [Parents] was born 1 in 1811 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Eunice married Janus FLETCHER on 20 Feb 1849 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
PARKER, William


William PARKER. William married Eunice FARR on 31 Oct 1867.

Eunice FARR [Parents] was born 1 in 1811 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Eunice married William PARKER on 31 Oct 1867.

Other marriages:
FLETCHER, Janus


Asa Walton FARR [Parents] was born on 28 Feb 1821 in Sharon, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died on 6 Oct 1863. Asa married Elizabeth Green HADLEY on 13 May 1845 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

From the research of Lina Farr Welch:
Elizabeth was a teacher in Lowell when they were married. Asa was a lawyer by profession, and was a partner in the law firm of Benjamin F. Butler in Lowell, Massachusetts. He served as district attorney of Middlesex County, appointed by Governor S. Boutwell. He also served as editor of a legal journal, Vox Populi. He and Elizabeth moved to Racine, Wisconsin where they were living in 1860. They had Fred Walton (b. 1846), and Ellen Elizabeth (b. 30 April, 1848). They moved next to Geneva (Walworth County) Wisconsin. Asa was a Democrat and represented his district in the State Legislature in 1856. On the outbreak of the rebellion, being a Democrat of the Ben Butler stamp, he accepted a position where he thought he could be of service to his country, and in the execution of that trust he lost his life, stating, but a few days before his death, that it "was not ambition nor gain that prompted him to enter the army, but only that he might do his mite towards crushing the rebellion; that he did not seek promotion, but was willing to serve where he could do the most good." He joined as a Lieutenant of Company "A" Third Wisconsin Cavalry. He was promoted Regimental Quartermaster of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Cavalry. He was mustered in 28 Jan., 1862 at Janesville, Wisconsin. The circumstances of his death were written up in the history of his regiment as follows: "On the 4th of Sept. 1863, General Blunt left Fort Scott for Fort Smith to establish district Headquarters at Fort Smith. He was accompanied by several members of his staff, among them, Major Benjamin S. Henning, and Lieutenant Asa W. Farr, Quartermaster and Judge Advocate, both of the Third Cavalry. They traveled with the brigade band which was composed of Wisconsin men They were escorted by forty men of Company I, Third Wisconsin Cavalry under Lieutenant H. D. Bannister; and forty-three men of Company A, Fourteenth Kansas Cavalry, under Lieut. Pierce. The whole escort was under command of J. G. Cavart, Third Wisconsin Cavalry. They traveled in a train of eight wagons full of gear, equipment and essentials for establishing the new district headquarters. At noon, on the 6th of September they were within a short distance of camp near Baxter's Spring in the Cherokee Nation. Here, the command was halted to permit the train to come up. Soon after, a column of men was seen coming out of the woods about eighty rods to the left, and forming into line. The escort was immediately formed in line of battle, and the train took up its position in the rear. A scout soon came in, informing General Blunt that the force in front disguised in Federal uniforms, were enemies, and that an engagement was taking place at the camp of Lieutenant Pond, who was in command at Baxter's Springs. Of the men comprising the escort, twenty were acting as rear guard to the train, leaving but sixty-five to form a line of battle. They receive the charge of a force of from 300 to 500 men. The lines were not more than 200 yards distant. The enemy advanced at a walk, firing. The men of Company A, Fourteenth Kansas, began to break. The enemy saw this coming and ordered a charge. The whole Rebel line advanced with a shout. The remainder of Company A broke, and could not be rallied. In the meantime, a full volley was fired by Company I of the Third Wisconsin Cavalry. The enemy, however, continued to advance. Company I stood, firing their revolvers till the enemy was within twenty feet of them. They saw they were totally outnumbered, and they turned to escape, but before any distance could be made, the enemy were in their midst. The men were shot down while fleeing. Those that fell wounded but were still moving, were murdered on the spot. Of the forty men of Company I, who composed part of the escort, twenty-two were killed, and four were wounded and left on the field for dead. During the attack, the band wagon attempted to escape, and had made about half a mile when one of the wheels came off, the Rebels rushed upon its occupants and commenced indiscriminate slaughter of the whole band. Many of them were shot while in the wagon. The bodies were gathered and thrown in or under the wagon, which was set fire to. Many of them were much burned and brutally mutilated. About the time of the appearance of the enemy on the left, a fight was ensuing on the opposite side of the ridge. A portion of the Rebel band were attacking the position of Lieutenant Pond. The Lieutenant had sent off the greater portion of his force foraging, but still made a gallant defense. The enemy, however, was drawn off to the attack of General Blunt and his party, and Lieutenant Pond prepared himself to meet still further demonstration from them, not dreaming that a bloody massacre was being enacted in close proximity to his camp. After plundering the wagons, and making sure that their victims were dead, Quantrell and his bloody band left the field. The scene was devastating."
Asa died near Baxter Springs, Indian Territory, 6 Oct., 1863.
The Regimental History added: "Major Gillis, the Assistant Adjutant General, and Lieutenant Asa W. Farr were found dead, evidently murdered in cold blood." All the soldiers killed in this engagement were buried in a cemetery at Baxter Springs, and a single monument was erected in their memory. Elizabeth applied for a Widow's Pension, 20 April, 1864 (App# 50096, Cert# 33621).

Elizabeth Green HADLEY was born on 5 Dec 1828 in of Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married Asa Walton FARR on 13 May 1845 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Frederick FARR 1 was born 2 on 5 Jan 1846 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii
Ellen FARR 1 was born 2 on 30 Apr 1848 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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