Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Ephriam FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 24 Jul 1832 in Jefferson, New York, United States. He died 2 on 17 Jul 1874 in Novesta Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. He was buried in Jul 1874 in Cass City, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. Ephriam married Lucinda Eliza GREENLEAF on 31 Aug 1858 in Jefferson, New York, United States.

Listed in the probate of his father.

Born about 1833 in Jefferson Co., N.Y. Married about 1866 to Lucinda E. Bow (Born about 1841 in N.Y.).  Convicted of petty larceny in 1853 and 1855. Was a laborer living with the L. C. Pratt family in 1850. 14 Nov. 1867, Ephraim Farr bought land in Twp 13 N of Range 11 East (Novesta Twp., Mich.).  (Birth record shows him still of Elkland (Cass City) on 7 Feb. 1868.) On 3 Apr. 1869 he is one of 18 legal voters in Novesta. 1871 -- fire hits Novesta; all escape to river except David M. Houghton. He was murdered by Jess Van Allen, a former boarder, whom he discovered in bed with his wife, Lucinda. The newspaper says the murder took place in Cass City, but the death record says it took place in Novesta, an adjacent township. Ephraim owned two acres in Elkland township (in Section 34, Twp 14 N of R 11 E, or Cass City) that was sold to Lloyd B. Greenleaf during the probate settlement. Age at death not given in county death index indicating that the informant was not his wife. Died 17 Jul 1874 in Novesta, Tuscola Co., Michigan. 

The following is from Find A Grave:
Ephriam Farr, a son of Stephen Farr and Heiress Towne, was the first husband of Lucinda Greenleaf, a daughter of Alfred Fairbanks Greenleaf and Anna Eliza Van Allen. Lucinda and Ephriam Farr, who lived in Novesta Township, Tuscola County, Michigan, had five known children. 

On July 17, 1874 Ephriam was stabbed to death at his home in Novesta Township by a former boarder in an argument that escalated to a fight over the boarder's alleged intimacies with Lucinda. Ephriam's wounds were such that he died almost instantly, and the assailant immediately turned himself over to the law. He was later sentenced to ten years in Jackson prison where he learned cigar making. Toward the end of his sentence he saved the life of a prison guard, and therefore the rest of his sentence was commuted.

Ephriam was 41 years, 11 months, and 24 days old at the time of his death. He is buried in Elkland Cemetery, Cass City, Michigan with two of his children, James E. Farr (1866-1878) and Arres E. Farr (1868-1869). Ephriam and Lucinda had two other children: 

1) Minnie Belle Farr (born August 19, 1869 in Novesta, Tuscola County, Michigan); and 
2) William Henry Farr (born May 25, 1873 in Novesta, Tuscola County, Michigan).

Lucinda Eliza GREENLEAF [scrapbook] was born 1 on 19 Jul 1840 in Jefferson, New York, United States. She died 2 on 14 Feb 1924 in Montrose, Genesee, Michigan, United States. She was buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States. Lucinda married Ephriam FARR on 31 Aug 1858 in Jefferson, New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
James Edward FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 18 Mar 1866 in Michigan, United States. He died 2 on 25 Aug 1878 in Novesta Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.
  F ii
Arres Eliza FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 7 Feb 1868 in Novesta Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. She died 2 on 30 Apr 1869 in Novesta Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.
  F iii Minnie Bell FARR was born on 19 Aug 1869. She died on 18 Feb 1951.
  M iv William H. FARR was born on 25 May 1873. He died on 12 Jul 1936.

Elias FARR [Parents] was born on 5 Oct 1829 in Jefferson, Indiana, United States. He died 1 on 11 Nov 1902 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. Elias married 2 Elvira BUTLER on 28 Mar 1865 in Worth, Iowa, United States.

Listed in the probate of his father.

Elvira BUTLER was born about 1845 in New York, United States. Elvira married 1 Elias FARR on 28 Mar 1865 in Worth, Iowa, United States.


Perley K FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 17 Sep 1844 in New York, United States. He died 2 on 29 Jul 1922 in Clifton Heights, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States. Perley married Mary Louisa PFISTER on 8 May 1878 in New York, United States.

Mary Louisa PFISTER was born 1 on 23 Aug 1854 in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States. She died 2, 3 on 2 Jun 1923 in Clifton Heights, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States. Mary married Perley K FARR on 8 May 1878 in New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward J. FARR was born on 18 Jan 1880. He died on 20 Feb 1954.
  F ii
Mabel L. FARR was born 1 on 21 Feb 1882 in New York, United States. She died 2 on 15 Sep 1969.

Mabel was counted in a census 3 in 1900 in Carthage, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Freeman FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 4 Jun 1810 in New York, United States. He died 2 on 13 Feb 1891 in Mayville, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States. Freeman married Louisa Josephine REEVES about 1837 in New York, United States.

Mentioned in his father's probate.

Born 4 Jun 1810 in New York.  Married to Louisa Josephine Reeves (Born 20 Aug 1819 in N.Y.  Died 28 Oct 1904 in Fond Du Lac, Fond Du Lac Co., Wisconsin.).  Convicted of petty larceny in 1840.  This was his second offense. Judging by the gap between the births of the first and second child, Louisa may not be the first wife. A Rebecca Reeves, 69, Conn., is living with the family in 1850 and may be the mother of Louisa. LDS order Films and look for Freeman Farr. 1275671 Marriage Index of Dodge Co., Wisc. 1266865, Deed index, Dodge co., Wisc.1855 Census of Wisconsin, Dodge co., Williamstown.  Died 13 Feb 1891 in Mayville, Dodge Co.,Wisconsin.  Buried in Mayville, Dodge Co., Wisconsin.

Louisa Josephine REEVES was born 1 on 20 Aug 1819 in New York, United States. She died 2, 3 on 28 Oct 1904 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States. Louisa married Freeman FARR about 1837 in New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Myron A. FARR was born on 20 Sep 1838. He died on 10 Aug 1927.
  F ii Minerva E. FARR was born on 29 Nov 1843. She died on 19 Jan 1918.
  M iii
Charles D. FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 21 Mar 1847 in New York, United States. He died 2 on 15 Feb 1870 in Williamstown, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States from of a Strangulated Hernia.

Charles was counted in a census 3 in 1860 in Williamstown, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.
  F iv Ellen L. FARR was born in 1848.
  F v
Mary FARR was born in 1850 in Wisconsin, United States.

Mary was counted in a census 1 in 1860 in Williamstown, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.
  F vi Maria L. FARR was born in Sep 1853. She died in 1942.
  F vii Angelia "Delia" FARR was born in 1855. She died in 1918.

Henry RAPPOLE was born in 1809 in Montgomery, New York, United States. He died in BY 1880 in New York, United States. Henry married Sally FARR about 1835 in New York, United States.

Sally FARR [Parents] was born about 1810 in New York, United States. She died on 3 Dec 1889 in Michigan, United States. Sally married Henry RAPPOLE about 1835 in New York, United States.

Mentioned in her father's probate as "Sally Rappole" od Watertown, N.Y.


Gardner C. BAKER was born in 1830 in Durham, Greene, New York, United States. Gardner married Nancy FARR 1 about 1849 in New York, United States.

Gardner was counted in a census in 1910 in Long Creek Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

Nancy FARR [Parents] 1 was born about 1822 in New York, United States. She died before 1910 in Iowa, United States. Nancy married Gardner C. BAKER about 1849 in New York, United States.

Mentioned as "Nancy Baker" in the probate of her father.


George MCCOMBS was born on 16 Mar 1812 in Pamelia, Jefferson, New York, United States. He died on 20 Apr 1868 in Lyme, Jefferson, New York, United States. George married Lucinda FARR in 1836 in Jefferson, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
ESSELSTYN, Jane Clarissa

Lucinda FARR [Parents] was born on 15 Apr 1818 in New York, United States. She died on 24 Apr 1848 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. Lucinda married George MCCOMBS in 1836 in Jefferson, New York, United States.

Listed as "Lucinda McCombs a deceased daughter" in her father's probate.


Joel FARR [Parents] was born about 1822 in New York, United States. Joel married 1, 2 Laura M. YENDES on 25 Dec 1850 in Rubicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.

Joel is mentioned in the probate of his father.

Connection of this family to Stephen Farr's son is suggested by the fact that this family appears in Hubbard near Dexter Farr, a son of Stephen, in the same town where Freeman Farr once lived (1850).

Laura M. YENDES was born in 1830 in New York, United States. Laura married 1, 2 Joel FARR on 25 Dec 1850 in Rubicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Florence FARR was born about 1850 in Wisconsin, United States.

Florence was counted in a census 1 in 1860 in Hubbard, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.
  F ii
Ida FARR was born about 1856 in Wisconsin, United States.

Ida was counted in a census 1 in 1860 in Hubbard, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.

Joshua CROSBY was born in 1826 in New York, United States. He died on 31 Oct 1896 in Jefferson, New York, United States. Joshua married Clarissa FARR about 1849 in New York, United States.

Clarissa FARR [Parents] was born in 1827 in Jefferson, New York, United States. She died on 19 Feb 1904 in Jefferson, New York, United States. Clarissa married Joshua CROSBY about 1849 in New York, United States.

Listed as "Clarissa Crosby" in the probate of her father.


Dexter FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born in 1824 in New York, United States. He died 1 in 1903 in Columbia, Wisconsin, United States. Dexter married Eliza in 1864 in Wisconsin, United States.

Mentioned in the probate of his father.

Eliza was born 1 in 1826 in New York, United States. She died 2 in 1902 in Columbia, Wisconsin, United States. Eliza married Dexter FARR in 1864 in Wisconsin, United States.

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