Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Sidney Spafford HILLS was born on 5 Apr 1813 in Duxbury, Washington, Vermont, United States. He died on 1 Dec 1894. He was buried in Duxbury, Washington, Vermont, United States. Sidney married 1 Electa FARR on 14 Feb 1831 in Fayston, Washington, Vermont, United States.

Electa FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 11 Jan 1813 in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 18 Mar 1894 in Duxbury, Washington, Vermont, United States. She was buried 3 in Duxbury, Washington, Vermont, United States. Electa married 4 Sidney Spafford HILLS on 14 Feb 1831 in Fayston, Washington, Vermont, United States.


Jonas HOBART [scrapbook] was born on 20 Nov 1803 in Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 17 May 1874 in Fountain Green, Hancock, Illinois, United States. He was buried in May 1874 in Webster, Hancock, Illinois, United States. Jonas married 1 Polly Maria FARR on 30 Mar 1828 in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.


Some of the following background information is excerpted from
Hobart History and Genealogy, 1632-1956, compiled by Ethel Hobart Carothers.
Later facts are supported by My Ancestors, by Irene Hobart, published in the
Carthage Republican, February 8, 1933
Jonas Hobart's parents were Amos Hobart (born in 1774 in Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire, died in 1842 in or near Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois) and Keziah Marshall, nee Chase (born in 1772 in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, died in 1843 in Hancock County, Illinois).

Amos' parents were Jonas Hobart, born in what was then Massachusetts on November 15, 1744, and Betty Kemp.
After Jonas' brother, Isaac, was killed at Bunker Hill, Jonas joined the Continental Army and served for three years.
At the Battle of Ticonderoga he was severely wounded in the cheek, but survived and collected a yearly pension of $96.00 for the rest of his life.
He moved west to Illinois in 1823, died ten years later and was buried near Rushville in Schuyler County, Illinois.

Of Amos and Keziah's children, the eldest two, Jonas and Joshua C.
, were born in New Hampshire.
The family moved to Essex, Chittenden County, Vermont, where four more children were born:
Amasa, Anson, Norman, Mary Ann and Eliza Ann.
They moved to Allegany County, New York about 1816.
Amasa and Mary Ann did not live to adulthood.
The remaining four came to Illinois.

In addition to Jonas' family, a number of Norman's children are also buried at Webster Cemetery.

Jonas was born December 10, 1803, in Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
He and Polly and their children were first counted in Hancock County, Illinois, in the 1840 Federal Census.

Polly Maria FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 16 Feb 1809 in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She died on 11 Aug 1907 in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States. She was buried on 13 Aug 1907 in Webster, Hancock, Illinois, United States. Polly married 1 Jonas HOBART on 30 Mar 1828 in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Polly Maria Farr Hobart
1809-1907


PASSING OF A NOTED WOMAN

The Oldest of Five Generations Passes to Her Reward - A Tribute To Grandma Hobart, by "Chat."


OBITUARY.

Surrounded by those she loved, while the clock was striking the hour of 10 on a beautiful Sabbath morning, slowly the "gates of Paradise" opened and another soul was welcomed into the "Celestial City" by Him who had spoken the "well done" and by those beloved of earth who in the long, long years gone by have been there awaiting her coming.

Polly Maria Farr was born near Williston, Vt. , Feb. 16, 1809, died at the home of her son, Pardon Hobart , Sunday, Aug. , 11, 1907, aged 98 years, 5 months and 26 days. She was married to Jonas Hobart in February 1828.  To them were born nine children, six of whom are living, viz; Mrs. Hariiet [sic] Fabun, Miss Caroline and Pardon , of this place, Mrs. Charles Wright , of Carthage, Mrs. Eliza Austin , of Worthington, Minn. , and William , of Fort Jones, [three letters missing]. The remaining three children, Mrs. Emeline Bloyd, Anna and Charles together with the husband and father who died May 17, 1874, were waiting on the shores of the better land for the coming of "mother".

Besides the 6 living children, there are 28 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren, also 2 sisters , one living in Oregon aged 90 years and one in Vermont aged 96 years. These, together with a host of other relatives and friends mourn today for the loss of one who was dear to all.

She came with her husband to Hancock county in 1836. They traveled overland and by water until they arrived at Warsaw, Ill. They at once came to Carthage which was a very small village at that time and occupied a log cabin which was shared by another family, their part of the house being the length of the bed and one-half of the fire place. They resided in Carthage 12 years and in 1849 they came to Webster, locating on the little farm in the east part of town and which for over 55 years was her home, her own hands helping to build the cottage.

Grandma Hobart was a typical pioneer woman; having passed through the Mormon and the great Civil wars, her life has been marked with all the hardships and trials incident to pioneer life. At the age of 15 years she gave her heart to God and united with the Congregationalist church. She died in the faith of a true God and during her brief illness her one desire was to be taken home.

Grandma Hobart was a mother in the fullest sense of the word to the motherless children within her home. A self-denying, God-fearing woman, it would be needless to say she was beloved by all who knew her. A noble life is ended yet her works and deeds of love will ever stand as a monument of virtue to those children who with unceasing care administered to her during her long life among them and tenderly caring for her during her six weeks of illness. Of these, there are her son Pardon , and daughter Caroline , also Mrs. Charles Wright. She had been the especial care of Miss Caroline for the past 2 or 3 years. The other children were living too far away to be present during her brief illness or death, except Mrs. Fabun who is the oldest child aged nearly 80 years, and who is in feeble health but who was able to be present at the funeral only.

When Grandma Hobart took ill on the evening of July 2d, she never complained but retired at 5 o'clock saying she was tired. She never again occupied her place among the family.

The funeral service was held at the home on Tuesday at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Love
assisted by Rev. Woods.

Rev. Love spoke words of encouragement from the text found in Psalm 91: 16. Rev. Woods read for the scripture lesson the 90th Psalm. A choir composed of Mrs. J. A. Robinson, W. H. Duffie and E. S. Rings sang the following favorite selections: There'll Be No Dark Valley, Asleep in Jesus and Sometime We'll Understand after which the mortal remains of her who had been with us for so many years was conveyed by hearse to the family burying lot north of town.
The flora tributes were beautiful and profuse.

Many articles have been written in the past about the subject of this sketch and yet there are many more which could be written of equal interest.

When we consider her extreme age and the wonderful changes that have been wrought since her birth we marvel not at the lapse of time. Since her birth there have been 30 wild unsettled territories converted into states, 23 presidents have been inaugurated and many many inventions for the betterment of mankind have been made.

Grandma Hobart was a descendant of Henry Dunster , first president of Harvard college, and occupied with honor, the head of five generations, the remaining four being present at her burial.

She was also very proud of her name. Governor Chittenden , first governor of Vermont, had a little granddaughter who was a close neighbor when grandma was born and being very fond of the tiny babe, she begged that she might give her a name. She consequently named her for herself, the plain, simple name of Polly.

She was an eye-witness to the hanging of the only man ever hung in Hancock county, - a man by the name of Frame , who was hung on a scaffold built by her husband, on what is known as the "Big Meadows" southwest of Carthage.

In the home she has left are many tokens of her handiwork. Quilts, tidies and cushions adorn the home and are mementoes of her industrious life. Her burial robe, a beautiful black silk henrietta dress was made by her own hands and put upon her at her own request. Her wishes were carried out in full as her plans had all been made.

"Mother" has "gone home," and both in example and precept she beckons her loved ones to follow her to that land where there is no more parting.
Peace to her dust.


Everett Edward FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 23 Oct 1905 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 1 Nov 1986 in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried in Northwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. Everett married 3 Estha (Esther) Dale ROLAND on 12 Oct 1931 in North Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Everett was counted in a census 4 in 1910 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States.

Estha (Esther) Dale ROLAND was born 1 on 23 Jul 1909 in North Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 12 Jan 1987 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. She was buried in Northwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. Estha married 3 Everett Edward FARR on 12 Oct 1931 in North Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Ronald Edward FARR.

Mark J SEAVER [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 21 May 1905 in Fayston, Washington, Vermont, United States. He died 3 on 20 Mar 1992 in Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried on 16 May 1992 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. Mark married 4 Ruth Carolyn FARR on 6 Jun 1931 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

Ruth Carolyn FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 6 Feb 1907 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 3 Jun 2001 in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States. She was buried on 19 Jun 2001 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. Ruth married 3 Mark J SEAVER on 6 Jun 1931 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

Ruth was counted in a census 4 in 1910 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States.


William Ashur FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 16 Mar 1843 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. He died 1 on 22 Feb 1914 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States from of chronic nephritis. William married Margaret Kingsley about 1870 in Vermont, United States.

Margaret Kingsley was born on 3 Dec 1850 in Vermont, United States. She died on 7 Nov 1932 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. Margaret married William Ashur FARR about 1870 in Vermont, United States.


Andrew J. MILLER was born about 1867 in of, , Ohio, United States. He died in 1937. Andrew married 1 Leola FARR on 30 Jul 1887 in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States.

Leola FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 15 Feb 1870 in Summit, Ohio, United States. Leola married 2 Andrew J. MILLER on 30 Jul 1887 in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States.

Leola was counted in a census 3 in 1880 in Norton, Summit, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
SCHOENBORN, John F.
MCPHERSON, Alexander


John F. SCHOENBORN was born about 1868 in Michigan, United States. John married 1 Leola FARR on 12 Feb 1910 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

Leola FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 15 Feb 1870 in Summit, Ohio, United States. Leola married 2 John F. SCHOENBORN on 12 Feb 1910 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

Leola was counted in a census 3 in 1880 in Norton, Summit, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
MILLER, Andrew J.
MCPHERSON, Alexander


Alexander MCPHERSON was born on 13 Nov 1865 in Chatham, Kent Ontario, Canada. He died on 7 Feb 1905 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. Alexander married 1 Leola FARR on 31 Jul 1893 in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

Leola FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 15 Feb 1870 in Summit, Ohio, United States. Leola married 2 Alexander MCPHERSON on 31 Jul 1893 in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

Leola was counted in a census 3 in 1880 in Norton, Summit, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
MILLER, Andrew J.
SCHOENBORN, John F.


George Volney FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 7 Oct 1841 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 10 Apr 1909 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States from of chronic nephritis. George married 3 Lillian Abigail CROOKS on 3 Nov 1867 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Lillian Abigail CROOKS [scrapbook] was born before 30 Oct 1849 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. She died 1 on 23 Feb 1936 in Vermont, United States. Lillian married 2 George Volney FARR on 3 Nov 1867 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

DEATH: "Spouse's Name:George Volney Farr".

They had the following children.

  M i George V FARR was born on 17 Apr 1869.
  M ii Carlton T FARR was born on 18 Feb 1879. He died in Nov 1963.
  F iii Martha E FARR was born on 25 Sep 1871. She died on 24 Apr 1959.

Charles A. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born about 1852 in Vermont, United States. Charles married 1 Minnie A. CHATTERDON on 28 Mar 1877 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Charles was counted in a census 2 in 1870 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Minnie A. CHATTERDON [scrapbook] was born in 1857 in Vermont, United States. She died 1 on 28 Aug 1892 in Whiting, Addison, Vermont, United States from of consumption. Minnie married 2 Charles A. FARR on 28 Mar 1877 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Minnie was counted in a census 3 in 1860 in Whiting, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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