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


Roswell FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 1 Jan 1788 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 1, 2, 3 on 27 Dec 1841 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. He was buried 4 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. Roswell married 5 Diana SMITH on 1 Jun 1813 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Roswell resided 6 in 1840 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States.

RESIDENCE: 3 males and two females.

Diana SMITH was born 1 on 25 Dec 1793 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 11 Mar 1879 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. Diana married 3 Roswell FARR on 1 Jun 1813 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Diana resided 4 in 1850 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i James M. FARR was born on 10 Nov 1813. He died on 10 Jun 1895.
  M ii Francis Harrison FARR was born on 21 Nov 1815. He died in 1894.
  F iii Jane C. FARR was born on 18 Jun 1818. She died on 15 Oct 1895.
  M iv Henry L. FARR was born on 3 Aug 1824. He died on 4 May 1899.
  F v Esther A. FARR was born on 10 Jul 1827. She died on 15 Apr 1886.
  M vi
Edson R. FARR 1 was born 2 on 31 Jan 1837 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4 on 29 Oct 1854 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States. He was buried 5 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Edson resided 6 in 1850 in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Luther STODDARD was born 1, 2 on 16 Feb 1789/1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 28 Nov 1862 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Luther married 4, 5 Martha Patty FARR on 28 Jul 1814 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Luther resided 6 in 1850 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
HARRIS, Hannah

Martha Patty FARR [Parents] was born about 1793 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 1 on 9 Apr 1840 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of paralysis or possibly the Farr's disease or familial ALS. She was buried 2 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Martha married 3, 4 Luther STODDARD on 28 Jul 1814 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.


Erastus FARR [Parents] was born about 1795 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died about 1835 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS. Erastus married 1, 2 Joanna Davis EMMONS on 26 Apr 1815 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Erastus resided 3 in 1820 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Joanna Davis EMMONS was born about 1797. Joanna married 1, 2 Erastus FARR on 26 Apr 1815 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
child FARR was born in 1817.
  M ii
Ora "Ory" FARR [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 in 1828 in Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4 on 21 Oct 1856 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He was buried 5 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Ory was also known as Orary Farr. He resided 6 in 1850 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.



I have one more item found in the probate papers of Cheshire Co., NH. The estate of Ora Farr, widow Hannah, was distributed to the following people:

Emily Chamberlain  (daughter, wife of Alfred Chamberlain)
Marshall H Farr  (son)
Hoyt F Farr  (son)
Larkin L Farr  (son)
Norman H Farr  (son)
George R Farr (son)

The list does not include a son Ora Farr. The list of children for Ora and Hannah Farr in the Chesterfield town records also does not include an Ora (though such lists are sometimes not definitive). I attached these two documents to the correct persons' profiles.

I think that Ora Farr (L1S9-Y68) born 1828 in VT is probably the same person as Ora Farr (LCQS-MB8) b. ~1820 NH, and is a son of Erastus Farr.

1830 Sutton, Caledonia, VT

Erastus Far  111001       101001

The male child 0-4 years old would be Ora, and the male 5-9 would be his brother Hiram (b. 1821).

There are several land deeds in Sutton between Ora and Hiram, involving "land owned by Erastus Farr at his decease". Ora mortgaged some of this land to Hiram twice. One of the mortgaged properties included a barn on land owned by Joanna Stoddard, and a dwelling house built on the end of David and Joanna Stoddard's house, "my now dwelling house".

I have now finished reviewing the Farr probate papers of Cheshire Co., NH.


Best regards,

Vanessa
  M iii Hiram FARR was born in 1821. He died on 2 Jul 1870 from of apoplexy.

Ora (Urea) SMITH was born 1 on 12 Jul 1802 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2 on 15 Nov 1875. Ora married 3, 4 Esther FARR on 1 Jan 1823 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Ora was also known as Ora SMITH. He resided 5 in 1850 in Somerset, Windham, Vermont, United States. He resided 6 in 1860 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States. He resided 7 at Census in 1870 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Esther FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 19 Jun 1798 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2, 3 on 9 Feb 1876 in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States. Esther married 4, 5 Ora (Urea) SMITH on 1 Jan 1823 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Esther resided 6 in 1850 in Somerset, Windham, Vermont, United States. She resided 7 in 1860 in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States. She resided 8 at Census in 1870 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Lois SMITH was born on 12 May 1824. She died on 9 Jan 1887.

Hiram STREETER was born 1, 2 on 28 Apr 1796 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4 on 19 Dec 1880 in Brownington Village, Orleans, Vermont, United States. He was buried 5 in Brownington Village, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Hiram married 6 Hannah FARR on 20 Dec 1821 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Hiram resided 7 in 1860 in Brownington Village, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

Hannah FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 3 May 1801 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 3, 4 on 25 Jun 1851 in Brownington Village, Orleans, Vermont, United States from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS. She was buried 5 in Brownington Village, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Hannah married 6 Hiram STREETER on 20 Dec 1821 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Hannah resided 7 in 1850 in Brownington Village, Orleans, Vermont, United States.


Samuel John FARR Jr [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 1 Oct 1804 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 1 in Aug 1865 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS. Samuel married 2 Thirza DAVIS about 1829 in of, , Vermont, United States.

Samuel resided 3 in 1850 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He resided 4, 5 in 1860 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

The following was taken from The Curtis R. Vance Foundation Website
http://www.als-curtisvancefoundation.org/midd_mag__fall_'01.htm

His (Curtis R. Vance) maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Samuel Farr, born in 1804, died in 1865 of a horrible disease that slowly debilitated his body. Doctors named it Farr’s disease, and it was known by that name until it was termed familial ALS. Farr’s disease has affected approximately 50 percent of every generation of Curtis’ ancestors and family since Samuel Farr, his brother, who died at age 40 of ALS, and his sister, who died at age 54 of the same disease. Out of Samuel Farr's eight children, four of them died of ALS. His daughter was only 27. His three sons, one of whom was Curtis’s great-great-great-grandfather, all died in their forties of the disease. Only 10 percent of all ALS cases are familial. Ninety percent of the more than 5,000 cases diagnosed each year are sporadic, and thus anyone can "get" ALS, of which there is no known cause, and no known cure. At any given time, there are 30,000 Americans living with ALS. Of the ten percent of ALS cases that are genetic, twenty percent have been identified. In the case of Curtis's family’s, there is an A4V mutation on the SOD-1 gene. Although doctors have identified the mutation, they do not know what triggers it. And not all persons with mutations in SOD- 1 develop ALS.


Excerpt from an email from Sandra Farr:
"Massachusetts General has been treating the ALS in the Farr clan. They are most interested in us, and they, too, have some ancestry information. They seem to have treated a lot of Farrs! As you have become the family historian, please refer all Farr ALS medical inquiries to them, as they have even coded the Farr genetic malformation (on gene SOD1). Farr folk can be tested to see if they carry this trait."

RESIDENCE: Named John in this census?, but wife and children are correct. Head of Household John 46, Thirza 44, Erastus 17, Saml. 14, Wesley O. 12, Matilda 8.

RESIDENCE: Age 56 born in NH farmer, Theresa 54 born in VT, Matilda J. 17 born in VT, Eudora E 10 born in VT.

Thirza DAVIS was born 1, 2, 3 on 31 Oct 1806 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died 4, 5 on 4 May 1867 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of fever. Thirza married 6 Samuel John FARR Jr about 1829 in of, , Vermont, United States.

Thirza resided 7 at Census in 1860 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Alzina Maria FARR was born on 30 May 1830. She died on 11 Nov 1895.
  M ii
Roswell FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 12 Feb 1832. He died 2 on 25 Apr 1832.
  M iii Erastus FARR was born on 26 Mar 1833. He died on 8 Sep 1881 from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS.
  M iv Samuel FARR was born on 12 May 1836. He died on 14 May 1879 from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS.
  M v Wesley O. FARR was born on 17 Nov 1838. He died on 15 Sep 1891 from of heart disease and ALS.
  F vi
Matilda J FARR was born 1, 2 on 18 Apr 1843 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died 3, 4, 5 on 18 Jun 1861 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Matilda resided 6 at Census in 1860 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.
  M vii
Philander Edwin FARR [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 20 Aug 1845 in Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4 on 18 Aug 1848 in Vermont, United States. He was buried 5 in 1848 in East Ridge Cemetery, Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.
  F viii Eudora Ellen FARR was born on 23 Aug 1850. She died on 2 Oct 1877 from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS.

Elijah AMIDON was born on 9 Dec 1823 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 8 Sep 1894. Elijah married 1 Alzina Maria FARR on 13 Nov 1851.

Elijah resided 2 in 1880 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.


From Maine.

RESIDENCE:
Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Elijah AMIDON   Self M Male W 56 NH Farmer NH NH
Maria A AMIDON   Wife M Female W 50 VT Keeping House NH NH
Clara E AMIDON   Dau S Female W 20 NH At Home NH VT
Martha J AMIDON Dau S Female W 15 NH At Home NH VT

Alzina Maria FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 30 May 1830 in Vermont, United States. She died on 11 Nov 1895. Alzina married 2 Elijah AMIDON on 13 Nov 1851.


Was probably Elsina Farr mentioned in the 1850 Albion, Orleans, New York US Census with Harriet Farr.


Erastus FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 26 Mar 1833 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 4, 5, 6 on 8 Sep 1881 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS. Erastus married 7, 8, 9 Lydia DROWN on 12 Jul 1857 in Brownington Village, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

Erastus resided 10, 11 in 1880 in Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States.

RESIDENCE:
Household:
Erastus FARR  M Male 47 VERMONT Farmer
Lydia FARR  M Female 46 CANADA Keeping House
Ellwood FARR  S Male 20 VERMONT
Anna FARR  S Female 14 VERMONT
Adelbert FARR  S Male 12 VERMONT
Alma FARR  S Female 10 VERMONT
Martin FARR  S Male 9 VERMONT

Lydia DROWN was born in 1834 in Brownington Village, Orleans, Vermont, United States. She died in Sep 1899 in Agra, Phillips, Kansas, United States. She was buried in Phillips, Kansas, United States. Lydia married 1, 2, 3 Erastus FARR on 12 Jul 1857 in Brownington Village, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

Lydia resided 4 in 1860 in Brownington Village, Orleans, Vermont, United States. She resided 5 in 1870 in Michigan, United States. She resided 6, 7 in 1880 in German, Smith, Kansas, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Herman Elmore FARR was born on 12 Nov 1858. He died on 14 Mar 1921.
  M ii Edward Ellwood Sherman FARR was born on 1 Feb 1860. He died on 20 Dec 1919.
  M iii Samuel Ora FARR was born on 20 Apr 1863. He died on 17 Sep 1934 from of paralysis.
  F iv Theresa Anna FARR was born on 22 Apr 1866. She died on 9 Sep 1922.
  M v
Adelbert FARR was born 1, 2 on 18 Nov 1867 in Sheffield, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4 on 12 Jun 1885 in Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States from of consumption. He was buried 5 in Island Pond, Essex, Vermont, United States.

Adelbert resided 6 in 1880 in Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States.
  F vi
Alma Eudora FARR was born 1, 2 on 12 Apr 1869 in Westmore, Orleans, Vermont, United States. She died 3, 4 on 13 Jun 1888 in Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States from of consumption. She was buried 5 in Island Pond, Essex, Vermont, United States.

Alma resided 6 in 1880 in Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States.
  M vii
Warner Martin D. FARR was born 1 on 11 Jun 1871 in Westmore, Orleans, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 5 Feb 1920 in Tupper Lake, Altamont, Franklin, New York, United States. He was buried on 7 Feb 1920 in Lakeview Cemetery, Tupper Lake, Franklin, New York, United States.

Warner resided 3 in 1880 in Brighton, Essex, Vermont, United States. He resided 4 in 1910 in Mitchell, Stanton, Kansas, United States. He resided 5 in 1915 in Stanton, Kansas, United States. He resided 6 in 1920 in Franklin, New York, United States.


He bought government land in Stanton Co., KS in 1912. His brothers Herman E and Sherman E Farr also bought there at the same time. His mother Lydia also bought land there in 1913. Warner was there at least until the 1915 KS State Census.

I found his obituary in the Tupper Lake Herald, 20 Feb 1920. He had been living with his brother Samuel for a few months, after having spent some time at Hot Springs AR, trying to improve his health. He died of paralysis at age 48, so probably another Farr afflicted with the familial paralysis. The obituary confirmed that he died unmarried.

Samuel FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 12 May 1836 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4, 5 on 14 May 1879 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS. He was buried 6 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Samuel married 7, 8, 9 Sarah E FARR 10 on 28 Jan 1860 in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Samuel resided 11 in 1860 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

RESIDENCE: Samuel Farr Jr. 24 farmer, Sarah 22.

Sarah E FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 15 Apr 1838 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 4 on 2 Feb 1916 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She was buried 5 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Sarah married 6, 7, 8 Samuel FARR on 28 Jan 1860 in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Sarah resided 9 in 1850 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She resided 10 in 1880 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She resided 11 in 1900 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.


Daughter of Russell Farr.

They had the following children.

  M i Fred O. C. FARR was born on 22 Aug 1861. He died on 30 May 1930 from of nephritis.
  F ii Aurora Janet "Amma" FARR was born on 16 Sep 1863. She died on 26 Feb 1949.
  M iii Leon Wesley FARR was born on 25 Mar 1869. He died on 22 Oct 1906 from of ALS.
  M iv Norman Erastus FARR (twin) was born on 29 Jun 1876. He died in 1929.
  M v Norris Parker FARR (twin) was born on 29 Jun 1876. He died on 15 Mar 1913.

Wesley O. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 17 Nov 1838 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 2, 3 on 15 Sep 1891 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States from of heart disease and ALS. Wesley married 4, 5, 6 Phebe WEST on 13 Dec 1870 in East Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Wesley resided 7 in 1860 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He resided 8, 9 in 1870 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He resided 10, 11 in 1880 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Mustered into Co. F, 14th N.H. Regt. Volunteer Infantry; Sept. 23, 1862; promoted to Corporal Feb. 1, 1864; discharged for disability, Jan 20, 1865.

RESIDENCE: Age 21 living in household of his third cousin Larkin L. Farr as a farm laborer.

RESIDENCE: Age 31 born in VT, farmer.

RESIDENCE:
Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Wesley O. FARR  Self  M  Male  W  41  VT  Farmer  NH  VT
Phebe FARR   Wife  M  Female  W  39  VT  Keeping House  VT  ENG
Frank L. FARR   Son  S  Male  W  8  VT VT  VT
Mary M. FARR  Dau  S  Female  W  7  VT   VT  VT

Phebe WEST [scrapbook] was born on 31 Dec 1843 in Lunenburg, Essex, Vermont, United States. She died on 26 Jan 1897 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She was buried in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Phebe married 1, 2, 3 Wesley O. FARR on 13 Dec 1870 in East Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Phebe resided 4 in 1880 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Wesley's marriage record proves his parents.

They had the following children.

  M i Frank Leslie FARR was born on 30 Jan 1872. He died on 22 Apr 1932 from of progressive musclar atropy(ALS) and cardiac failure paralysis.
  F ii Mary Matilda FARR was born on 10 Mar 1873. She died on 28 Feb 1919.
  F iii Myrtie Belle FARR was born on 27 Sep 1882.

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