Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England


Nathan FARR [Parents]-8479 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 (MRIN:3751) Polly BARNEY-8498 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-8498 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 (MRIN:3751) Nathan FARR-8479 on 20 Feb 1808 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Levi Barney FARR-8599 was born in 1810. He died on 27 Dec 1896.
  M ii Rev. Eleazer D. FARR-8499 was born on 20 Jun 1816. He died on 14 Mar 1899.
  F iii Mary Lurinda FARR-8600 was born in 1831. She died on 27 Jan 1871.

Rufus FARR [Parents]-8480 was born 1, 2 on 15 Feb 1782 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. Rufus married 3 (MRIN:3752) Molly SAWTELLE "Polly"-8500 on 26 May 1808 in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Molly "Polly" SAWTELLE-8500 was born 1 on 26 Jul 1785 in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 21 Aug 1859 in Erie, New York, United States. She was buried 3 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. Polly married 4 (MRIN:3752) Rufus FARR-8480 on 26 May 1808 in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Polly was counted in a census 5 in 1850 in Amherst, Erie, New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  i
Jabez FARR-14406.

Jonathan FARR Jr. [Parents]-8487 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 (MRIN:3753) Abigail Jana HALL-8492 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-8492 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 (MRIN:3753) Jonathan FARR Jr.-8487 on 3 Apr 1836 in Cabot, Washington, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Isabelle Graham FARR-8621 was born in 1839.
  F ii
Julia FARR 1, 2-8622 was born in 1841 in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States.
  M iii
Edward P. FARR 1, 2-8623 was born in 1844 in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States.

Reverend Albert MANSON-8493 was born on 25 Nov 1803 in St. Armand, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He died on 24 Sep 1888. Albert married (MRIN:3754) Rebecca FARR-8488 on 27 Apr 1834 in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Rebecca FARR [Parents]-8488 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 (MRIN:3754) Reverend Albert MANSON-8493 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-8494. Robins married (MRIN:3755) Elizabeth Walton FARR-8489 on 9 Apr 1845 in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States.

Elizabeth Walton FARR [Parents]-8489 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 (MRIN:3755) Robins DINSMORE-8494 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-8495. Janus married (MRIN:3756) Eunice FARR-8490 on 20 Feb 1849 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

Eunice FARR [Parents]-8490 was born 1 in 1811 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Eunice married (MRIN:3756) Janus FLETCHER-8495 on 20 Feb 1849 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
PARKER, William


William PARKER-8496. William married (MRIN:3757) Eunice FARR-8490 on 31 Oct 1867.

Eunice FARR [Parents]-8490 was born 1 in 1811 in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Eunice married (MRIN:3757) William PARKER-8496 on 31 Oct 1867.

Other marriages:
FLETCHER, Janus


Asa Walton FARR [Parents]-8491 was born on 28 Feb 1821 in Sharon, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died on 6 Oct 1863. Asa married (MRIN:3758) Elizabeth Green HADLEY-8497 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-8497 was born on 5 Dec 1828 in of Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married (MRIN:3758) Asa Walton FARR-8491 on 13 May 1845 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Frederick FARR 1-8855 was born 2 on 5 Jan 1846 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii
Ellen FARR 1-8856 was born 2 on 30 Apr 1848 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Rev. Eleazer D. FARR [Parents]-8499 was born on 20 Jun 1816 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 14 Mar 1899 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Eleazer married (MRIN:3759) Charity P. TANDY-8604 on 7 Dec 1837 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Eleazer D. Farr was a Baptist Clergyman in Marlow, NH in 1850.

Charity P. TANDY-8604 was born on 10 Mar 1814 in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 11 Jan 1895 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She was buried in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Charity married (MRIN:3759) Rev. Eleazer D. FARR-8499 on 7 Dec 1837 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Oren Eleazer FARR-8606 was born on 26 Oct 1838. He died in 1935.
  F ii Alice Maria Gunnison FARR-8607 was born on 24 Dec 1840.
  F iii Almina Philena FARR-8608 was born in 1843.
  F iv
Emily S. FARR 1-8609 was born on 8 Nov 1847 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 9 Nov 1858 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.
  M v
Nathan FARR 1, 2-8610 was born on 16 Apr 1849 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 18 Mar 1861 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.
  F vi Sarah Elizabeth FARR-8611 was born on 3 Jun 1852.
  F vii Ida Lurinda FARR-8612 was born on 25 Dec 1854.
  M viii Elmer Danzen FARR-8613 was born in Oct 1858.

Asa FARR [Parents]-8506 was born 1, 2 on 12 Dec 1783 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 5 Jun 1854. Asa married 3, 4 (MRIN:3760) Maria BIGELOW-8625 on 11 Apr 1807 in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Asa was counted in a census 5 in 1840 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was counted in a census 6 in 1850 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

CENSUS: The numbers in this census work out for this family.

Maria BIGELOW-8625 was born 1 on 5 Mar 1779 in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Maria married 2, 3 (MRIN:3760) Asa FARR-8506 on 11 Apr 1807 in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Maria was counted in a census 4 in 1850 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: The Harvard vitals states the date as "7 May 1807."

They had the following children.

  F i
Ezannah FARR-8626 was born in Feb 1811 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died 1 on 16 Oct 1811 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii
Maria Lesure FARR-8627 was born about 1813 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iii
Asa FARR Jr.-8628 was born about 1814 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv
Elna F. Marshall FARR-8629 was born about 1819 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  F v
Elizabeth Waters FARR-8630 was born about 1822 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  M vi
Francis FARR-8631 was born in Dec 1825 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died 1 on 12 Oct 1826 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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