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


Robert Danforth FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 29 Dec 1840 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 4, 5 on 26 May 1920 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States. He was buried 6 in 1920 in Court House Hill Cemetery, Westminster, Vermont, United States. Robert married 7 Mary Ellen WHITE 8 on 3 Nov 1869 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Robert resided 9 in 1870 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States. He resided 10 in 1880 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

None of Robert's children had children so this branch ends with the death of Walton H. Farr.

MILITARY:
Name: Robert D Farr
Residence: Westminster, Vermont
Enlistment Date: 18 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Vermont
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Vermont 12th Infantry Regiment on 04 Oct 1862.
Mustered out on 14 Jul 1863 at Brattleboro, VT.
Sources: Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66

RESIDENCE: Robert D. 29 b. NH and Mary E. 24 b. NH.

RESIDENCE: Lists Robert D. 39, Mary E. 34, Herbert 9, Edgar R. 7, Charles M. 5 and Walter H. 2.

Mary Ellen WHITE 1 was born 2 on 11 Nov 1844 in New Hampshire, United States. She died 3 on 11 Nov 1922 in Vermont, United States. She was buried 4 in Nov 1922 in Court House Hill Cemetery, Westminster, Vermont, United States. Mary married 5 Robert Danforth FARR on 3 Nov 1869 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Herbert George "Bert" FARR 1 was born 2, 3 on 12 Nov 1870 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died 4, 5 on 10 Feb 1952 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, United States. He was buried 6 in 1952 in Court House Hill Cemetery, Westminster, Vermont, United States.



The following is from "The Family of Willis Vernon Farr" by Jayne E. Bickford:

I have vague childhood recollections of Bert and Ed. The former never married and I remember hearing that he had a disasterous love affair which resulted in a breach of promise suit.

DEATH: Unmarried.
  M ii
Edgar Robert FARR 1 was born 2, 3 on 7 Aug 1872 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died 4 on 6 Mar 1936 in Vermont, United States. He was buried 5 in Mar 1936 in Court House Hill Cemetery, Westminster, Vermont, United States.



The following is from "The Family of Willis Vernon Farr" by Jayne E. Bickford:

Ed never married either, and I remember him visiting us at Burlington, Vermont. He liked to “be on the move,” and it is my recollection that he rode on the freight trains. I remember hearing that he would arrive at my grandparents' home and say “I'm mighty hungery for some of your johnnycake, Ethel,” or words to that effect.
  M iii
Charles Newton FARR 1 was born 2 on 2 Jan 1875 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died on 8 Feb 1905 in Gamagra, , Pennsylvania, United States. He was buried 3 in Feb 1905 in Court House Hill Cemetery, Westminster, Vermont, United States.

BURIAL: His stone reads that he served in Co. C 14th U. S. Inf.
  M iv Walton Hayes FARR was born on 29 Jun 1878. He died on 24 Nov 1951.

Norman Haines WHITNEY was born 1, 2 on 24 Apr 1827/1828 in Bridgewater, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4 on 24 Nov 1908 in Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States. Norman married 5, 6 Ellen May FARR 7 on 22 Feb 1871 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Ellen May FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 25 Oct 1842 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died 4 on 16 Oct 1922 in Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States. Ellen married 5, 6 Norman Haines WHITNEY on 22 Feb 1871 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

The following is from "The Family of Willis Vernon Farr" by Jayne E. Bickford:

Ellen Mary Farr was the only daughter of Ivah Newton and Nancy Farr who had children. She was 13 years 9 days and 3 months younger than her parents oldest child, Henry. By the time Ellen was born the family had moved to Westminster, Vermont, and Ellen grew up there.

Ellen at 29 years of age married Norman Haines (or Haynes) Whitney. He was a brother to Lucretia Whitney who married Harlan Page Farr, Ellen's brother. Norman and Lucretia were children of Joshua and Persis (Moore) Whitney, and Joshua's father (another Joshua) was an early settler of Bridgewater, Vermont, going there from Wendell (now Sunapee), New Hampshire. A correspondent tells me that this Joshua married Sarah (perhaps Haynes) about 1776-7 judging from the fact that the first child recorded at Sunapee was born in May of 1779. It is possible that this was a second marriage, for Joshua was about 30 when he married Sarah. The probability of Sarah having been a Haynes is based on the fact that Joshua's third son was named Haynes. For the benefit of Whitney readers, I give below the children of Joshua and Sarah Whitney, the first ten of which are recorded according to my informant at Sunapee. It is probable that the last two children were born in Bridgewater, Vermont, but not a certainty, and I rather doubt it, for the recent History of Bridgewater indicates that Joshua did not go there until 1501.

I have not been able to prove who the father of Joshua who went to Bridgewater from N. H. Was. I feel it is highly probable that he descended from the same family as did Hannah WhItney who married Samuel Farr many years earlier than the time when this Joshua lived.

I have learned from Ellen's granddaughter (Grace (Whitney) Burbank) that Ellen was keenly interested in the family history. Grace has shared many of Ellen's papers with me, and they have been of considerable assistance, particularly in tracing the lineage of John Danforth, Ellen's grand­father. Ellen died in 1922, and I wasn't born until 1924; yet learning of her interest in genealogy gives me a strong feeling of kinship to this lady who lived so many years ago. I am confident that Ellen would be pleased that her research of family statistical data is being used and will be distributed to family members and a few genealogical libraries for the use of future (and present) genera­tions wanting to know about their ancestors.

A copy of the marriage record for Norman Whitney and Ellen Mary Farr (shown in the record as Mary Ellen) indi­cates the occupation of the groom to have been "mechanic," and that it was a first marriage for both the bride and groom. The groom's age is given as 43 and the bride's as 28. However, if you subtract Ellen's birth date from the date of her marriage, it appears that in reality she was 29. The couple were married by F. J. Fairbank, minister.


William POTTER 1. William married Sarah Marilla Ann FARR.

Sarah Marilla Ann FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 2 Oct 1845 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died 3 in South Dakota, United States. Sarah married William POTTER.

Other marriages:
FENTON, Edwin


Edwin FENTON 1. Edwin married Sarah Marilla Ann FARR.

Sarah Marilla Ann FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 2 Oct 1845 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died 3 in South Dakota, United States. Sarah married Edwin FENTON.

Other marriages:
POTTER, William


Deacon Daniel FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 19 May 1799 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2 on 24 Jan 1868 in New Hampshire, United States. Daniel married 3 Clarissa ESTY on 26 Sep 1818 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
GOODNOW, Emily Maria Veazey

Clarissa ESTY 1 was born 2 on 20 Mar 1799 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 3 on 30 Aug 1852. Clarissa married 4 Deacon Daniel FARR on 26 Sep 1818 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Daniel Francis FARR was born 1 in 1820. He died 2 on 7 Sep 1825 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States from by overturning of a cart his father was driving. He was buried 3 on 10 Sep 1825 in North Cemetery, Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.



Source: The Westmoreland NH Historical Society's book "Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: The Cemetery and Burial Records of the Past..."
  M ii
Levi Jackson FARR was born 1 in Dec 1823 in of Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2 on 1 Feb 1825 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried 3 in 1825 in North Cemetery, Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.



Source: The Westmoreland NH Historical Society's book "Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: The Cemetery and Burial Records of the Past..."
  M iii David Esty FARR was born on 25 Jun 1826.
  M iv Charles Henry FARR was born on 18 May 1832. He died on 29 Jul 1916.

Deacon Daniel FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 19 May 1799 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2 on 24 Jan 1868 in New Hampshire, United States. Daniel married 3 Emily Maria Veazey GOODNOW on 16 Jun 1853 in New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
ESTY, Clarissa

Emily Maria Veazey GOODNOW was born on 11 Oct 1818 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 1 on 19 Mar 1895 in New Hampshire, United States. Emily married 2 Deacon Daniel FARR on 16 Jun 1853 in New Hampshire, United States.


Micah Read FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 17 Mar 1801 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2 on 4 Jul 1861 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. Micah married 3 Sally STEARNS on 2 Apr 1829 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Sally STEARNS 1 was born 2 on 12 Nov 1799 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died 3 on 27 Jun 1879 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. Sally married 4 Micah Read FARR on 2 Apr 1829 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Sally resided 5 in 1870 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

RESIDENCE: In the household of her son George A. Farr.

They had the following children.

  M i
Robert FARR 1 was born about 1842 in Vermont, United States.
  F ii Martha Holbrook FARR was born on 4 Apr 1830. She died on 17 Jan 1861.
  M iii James Loren FARR was born on 7 Dec 1831. He died on 24 Oct 1895.
  M iv George Addison FARR was born on 13 Dec 1833. He died on 6 Jan 1906 from of progressive muscular atrophy.
  F v Sarah Emily FARR was born on 14 Mar 1838. She died on 13 Oct 1908.
  M vi
Alburt Harrison FARR 1 was born 2 on 9 Aug 1842 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Joseph FARR Jr. [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Jul 1803 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died on 27 Jan 1855 in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Joseph married Cosbi BOWMAN on 7 Mar 1831 in Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
BROWN, Anna

The following is from "The Family of Willis Vernon Farr" by Jayne E. Bickford:

Joseph Farr, Jr. went to live with his Aunt Levina Gray when he was eight years old in Coventry, Vt. This would have been Levina (Reed) Gray, sister to Joseph Jr's mother.

A letter from Mrs. Alice M. Clifford, RFG#1, No. Craftsbury, Vermont, to Ellen Mary (Farr) Whitney asks for a list of her great grandfather Farr's brothers. This great grandfather was Joseph Farr, Sr. She also wrote that she would like to know about Aunt Olive Rugg, David Rugg and John Rugg and Mary Read. She says that in a letter from her great grandpa he had said they all died in four weeks. Another letter from Ellen Rugg who compiled "The Descendants of John Rugg" to Mrs. Whitney refers to these people (Olive, David and John Rugg and Mary Read), and it would appear that Ellen Whitney had written to Ellen Rugg for information to answer Mrs. Clifford's letter.

Being of a curious nature, your compiler wanted to know who these people were and went to "The Descendants of John Rugg" for the answer, being led to that book by Ellen Rugg's letter. It appears that Elizabeth (Rugg) Reed, mother of Hannah (Reed) Farr and mother-in-law of Joseph Farr (Mrs. Clifford's great grandpa) had a brother John. He and his wife had 12 children. One was Olive, and there was a David and a John. Olive died in 1854, not 1818, but David died 6 September 1818 and John died 25 September 1818. Mary Reed, daughter of Quartus and Susanna (Priest) Reed and granddaughter of Elizabeth (Rugg) Reed died 7 September 1818. This accounts for three of the family having died in 1818. Why Mrs. Clifford called Olive 'Aunt," I do not know.

Cosbi BOWMAN was born 1 on 2 Jun 1800 in of Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 17 Jan 1840 in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Cosbi married Joseph FARR Jr. on 7 Mar 1831 in Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Emily Bowman FARR was born on 21 Apr 1834. She died on 3 Sep 1862.
  F ii Hannah Bowman "Anna" FARR was born on 9 Sep 1835.
  F iii Olesa E. Bowman FARR was born on 5 Mar 1838. She died on 8 Jun 1861.

Joseph FARR Jr. [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Jul 1803 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died on 27 Jan 1855 in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Joseph married Anna BROWN 2 on 24 Jun 1840 in Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
BOWMAN, Cosbi

The following is from "The Family of Willis Vernon Farr" by Jayne E. Bickford:

Joseph Farr, Jr. went to live with his Aunt Levina Gray when he was eight years old in Coventry, Vt. This would have been Levina (Reed) Gray, sister to Joseph Jr's mother.

A letter from Mrs. Alice M. Clifford, RFG#1, No. Craftsbury, Vermont, to Ellen Mary (Farr) Whitney asks for a list of her great grandfather Farr's brothers. This great grandfather was Joseph Farr, Sr. She also wrote that she would like to know about Aunt Olive Rugg, David Rugg and John Rugg and Mary Read. She says that in a letter from her great grandpa he had said they all died in four weeks. Another letter from Ellen Rugg who compiled "The Descendants of John Rugg" to Mrs. Whitney refers to these people (Olive, David and John Rugg and Mary Read), and it would appear that Ellen Whitney had written to Ellen Rugg for information to answer Mrs. Clifford's letter.

Being of a curious nature, your compiler wanted to know who these people were and went to "The Descendants of John Rugg" for the answer, being led to that book by Ellen Rugg's letter. It appears that Elizabeth (Rugg) Reed, mother of Hannah (Reed) Farr and mother-in-law of Joseph Farr (Mrs. Clifford's great grandpa) had a brother John. He and his wife had 12 children. One was Olive, and there was a David and a John. Olive died in 1854, not 1818, but David died 6 September 1818 and John died 25 September 1818. Mary Reed, daughter of Quartus and Susanna (Priest) Reed and granddaughter of Elizabeth (Rugg) Reed died 7 September 1818. This accounts for three of the family having died in 1818. Why Mrs. Clifford called Olive 'Aunt," I do not know.

Anna BROWN 1 was born in Aug 1802 in Bethlehem, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 31 Jul 1889 in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Anna married Joseph FARR Jr. on 24 Jun 1840 in Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Ellen Adah FARR was born 1 on 1 Jun 1841 in Vermont, United States. She died 2 before 27 Aug 1850 in Coventry, Orleans, Vermont, United States.
  F ii Cynthia Mills FARR was born on 24 Nov 1845. She died on 21 Feb 1911.
  M iii
Albert FARR was born 1 in Jun 1848 in Coventry, Orleans, Vermont, United States.



Mr. Farr,

I noticed in the estate papers of Dea. Daniel Farr of Westmoreland, NH (L7BZ-Y4R) that his son Charles H Farr (9QGY-HQT) acknowledged receipt of his portion of the estate of his father from Holton, Jackson Co., KS, in 1869. He died there in 1916. There is a transcription of his obituary on his FindaGrave memorial, #138904492. I have attached his profile to Daniel's household.

Also, I noticed that Daniel does not mention a son Albert (L7BZ-YVQ) in his will. The son Albert first appears in Daniel's household in the 1860 census, and is not present in 1850:

1860 Westmoreland, Cheshire, NH

Daniel Farr  61  NH
Emily Farr  44  NH
Albert Farr  12  VT

This son has a birth year of 1848 in VT, the same as Albert Farr, son of Daniel's brother Joseph Farr Jr.. Joseph died in 1856, and Albert is not present in his widow's household in 1860.:

1850 Coventry, Orleans, VT

Joseph Farr  47  NH
Annah Farr  49  NH
Emily Farr  16   VT
Hannah Farr  14  VT
Elisa Farr  12  VT
Cyntha Farr  4  VT
Albert Farr  2  VT

1860 Coventry, Orleans, VT

Anna Farr  59  NH
Eliza Farr  22  VT
Hannah Farr  24 VT
Cynthia Farr  14 VT

I believe it is probable that the Albert Farr in Daniel's household in 1860 is not his son, but his nephew. If Albert had been his son, Daniel's wife Clarissa would have been 50 years old at the time she gave birth to Albert!

Happy New Year!

Vanessa

Elisha FARR [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 29 Sep 1807 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died 4 after 1 Jun 1880 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Elisha married Lydia HOPKINS 5, 6 about 1827 in Vermont, United States.

Elisha resided 7 in 1880 in Gloucester, Providence Rhode Island, United States.

DEATH: Elisha shows in the 1880 census on the 1st of Jun 1880.

RESIDENCE: In the household of his first wife's brother or relation?

Lydia HOPKINS 1, 2 was born 3 on 24 Sep 1804 in Rhode Island, United States. She died 4 on 29 Dec 1866 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Lydia married Elisha FARR 5, 6 about 1827 in Vermont, United States.

Lydia was also known as Lydia Hawkins.

They had the following children.

  F i
Lidia H. FARR 1 was born in 1836 in Rhode Island, United States.
  M ii
Jeremiah FARR 1 was born in 1838 in Rhode Island, United States.
  F iii
Hannah E. FARR 1 was born in 1839 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv
Elizabeth H. "Lizzie" FARR 1 was born in 1840 in Rhode Island, United States.
  F v Sarah J. FARR was born in 1842.

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