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


William T. FARR [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 15 Apr 1813 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 6 on 23 Sep 1869 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried 7 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. William married 8 Anna Elvira HOLBROOK on 7 Jun 1865 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

William was also known as William Farr. He resided 9 in 1850 in Worcester, ward 6, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He resided 10 in 1860 in Ward 6 City of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WILDER, Louisa M.

He served in the Company D, 51st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, being discharged on 29 May 1863 at New Berne, NC as fourth Sergeant.

On 7 Jun 1865 William remarried to Anna Elvira Holbrook, at Worcester, Massachusetts.

He died of lockjaw and paralysis caused by a fall at age 56.

Anna Elvira HOLBROOK 1 was born 2 in Sep 1825 in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States. She died 3 in 1913. She was buried 4 in 1913 in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States. Anna married 5 William T. FARR on 7 Jun 1865 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Anna resided 6 in 1850 in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States. She resided 7 in 1900 in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States.


George W. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 in 1838 in Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 27 Jun 1891 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States from of Chronic Eulers Colitis Constuctin of the Bowel, Acute Peritonitis & Shock. He was buried 4, 5 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. George married Mary A. MCDONALD.

George resided 6 in 1850 in Worcester, ward 6, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He resided 7 in 1860 in Ward 6 City of Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He resided 10 in 1870 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. He had a will 11 on 26 Jun 1891 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. His will was probated 12 on 8 Sep 1891 in Kings, New York, United States.

Son of William T. and Louisa M. (Wilder) Farr.

On 25 Aug 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

On 15 Sep 1863 he was promoted to Corporal, and on 15 May 1864 he was wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, and apparently captured.

On 27 Jul 1864 George ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry while a prisoner.

On 27 Mar 1865, George was exchanged from prison.
He ended his service with 20th Massachusetts by discharge on 22 May 1865.

George married one Mary A. McDonald

He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at 231 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D.

He was buried in 1891 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, near his parents.

From the "Worcester Daily Spy", 13 Aug 1896: "Comrade J. Brainerd Hall feels that he has accomplished a great thing in securing for the late Comrade George W. Farr's grave a government headstone. The headstone arrived here a few days ago and was placed in position at Rural cemetery Wednesday."

After his death Mary A. Farr, his widow, received a pension in New York based on George's service.

BIRTH: Death certificate says that he was born in Massachusetts and all of the Census records say that he was born in New Hampshire including Find A Grave.

DEATH: Death records of New York, including the death certificate, say that he died 27 Jun 1891 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. There is no record of George Farr being buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Find A Grave says that he died 1 Oct 1891(which is the date his wife applied for pension benefits) in New York and was buried in Worcester Rural Cemetery near his parents. Conflict of dates but still solid with other records. He is the same George W. Farr son of William T. Farr and husband of Mary A. McDonald Farr.

Mary A. MCDONALD [scrapbook] was born 1 in 1845 in New York, United States. She died 2, 3 on 12 Feb 1895 in Kings, New York, United States from of cerebral apoplexy, coma. She was buried 4, 5 on 14 Feb 1895 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. Mary married George W. FARR.

Mary had a will 6 on 15 Jan 1894 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. Her will was probated 7, 8 on 20 Mar 1895 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.

Mentiioned in her husband's probate. Mary was living in Brooklyn at the time. Mary also applied for her husband's pension on 1 Oct 1891 in New York.

In Mary's probate records, her brothers John A. and James H. McDonald are mentioned and her sister Emily Aexander is the Executrix.

BURIAL: Lot 29146 Section 199 Grave 1.
Find A Grave seems to have incorrect day and month. I used the birth certificate dates and they work with the will and probate dates.


Leonard FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3, 4 on 8 Oct 1779 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 5, 6 on 27 Jun 1843 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Leonard married 7 Persis SNOW 8 on 22 Feb 1799 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Inscription:
LEONARD FARR, 
DIED 
June 27, 1843, 
Æt. 64. 
PERSIS, 
his wife 
died Sept. 27, 1857, 
Æt. 77 y'rs 5 mo's.

Persis SNOW [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 17 Apr 1781 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 3, 4 on 27 Sep 1857 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Persis married 5 Leonard FARR 6 on 22 Feb 1799 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Kimball FARR was born about 1801. He died on 10 Mar 1878 from of angina.
  M ii Arnold FARR was born in 1804. He died on 26 Nov 1888.
  M iii Celatia FARR was born in 1808.

Isaac POWERS [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 30 Jul 1773 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 4, 5 on 20 Sep 1858 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Isaac married 6 Phila FARR 7, 8 on 3 Nov 1801 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Phila FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3, 4, 5 on 11 Nov 1784 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 6 in 1866 in Vermont, United States. She was buried 7 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Phila married 8 Isaac POWERS 9 on 3 Nov 1801 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

The New Hampshire marriage records indicate Isaac Powers married Phila Snow on November 3, 1801 in Chesterfield, New Hampshire. Some transcripts of the death record for their son, Noyes Powers, suggest Phila's maiden name was Farr.


Roswell SAFFORD 1 was born 2 on 18 Nov 1784 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 15 Jan 1839 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried 4 in West Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Roswell married 5 Fanny FARR on 27 Dec 1809 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

ROSWELL SAFFORD, born November 18, 1784 married Fanny, daughter of Jonathan Farr, in 1809, and had born to him five children--Electa C., Philip, Ebial, Jonathan and Eliza C.

Fanny FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3, 4 on 7 Jan 1788 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 5, 6 on 15 Apr 1837 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She was buried 7 in West Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Fanny married 8 Roswell SAFFORD 9 on 27 Dec 1809 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Electa C. SAFFORD was born in 1810. She died on 30 Sep 1884.

Austin FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 26 Jan 1797 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2 on 30 Oct 1872 in Allegany, New York, United States. He was buried 3 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States. Austin married Roxa SCOTT in 1822.

Austin resided 4 in 1850 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States. He resided 5 in 1855 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States. He resided 6 in 1860 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States.

Mentioned in the will of his father.

Roxa SCOTT [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 30 Nov 1803 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 3 on 28 May 1871 in New York, United States. She was buried 4 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States. Roxa married Austin FARR 5 in 1822.

Roxa resided 6 in 1850 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States. She resided 7 in 1855 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States. She resided 8 in 1860 in Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Persis FARR was born on 3 Apr 1823. She died on 9 Aug 1892.
  M ii Leonard FARR was born on 3 May 1825. He died on 7 Jun 1906.
  M iii Rufus Scott FARR was born in 1831. He died in 1881.
  F iv Elvira Alice FARR was born on 4 Mar 1846. She died on 11 Jun 1932.

Edwin GAYLORD 1 was born 2 on 9 Jan 1809 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3, 4 on 24 Mar 1871 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Edwin married 5 Prusha FARR on 2 Feb 1837 in Connecticut, United States.

Edwin resided 6 in 1850 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. He resided 7 in 1855 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. He resided 8 in 1860 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. He resided 9 in 1865 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

Prusha FARR [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1812 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 3, 4 on 6 Apr 1868 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Prusha married 5 Edwin GAYLORD on 2 Feb 1837 in Connecticut, United States.

Prusha resided 6 in 1850 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. She resided 7 in 1855 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. She resided 8 in 1860 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. She resided 9 in 1865 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.


Lauren Alonzo FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 2 Jan 1855 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 6, 7, 8 on 5 Feb 1940 in Bellevue, Huron, Ohio, United States. Lauren married Hermina DRUSENDAHL 9 on 21 Mar 1877 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Lauren resided 10 in 1860 in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided 11 in 1910 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
WEISSE, Melanie

THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM
Saturday, June 17, 1939. Pg. 2

Recalls Days On Farm
Over Three Quarters
Of A Century Ago

Days when life in Lorain County moved at a much slower pace than today are recalled by Lauren A. Farr 84, latest addition to The Chronicle Telegram's list of elderly fathers who will be honored by their children Sunday.

Farr was born January 2 1853, and was only seven years old when his father died. Ieaving his wife and five children. The boy attended the country school until he was 12 years old.

At the age of 10 he could follow a plow all day and could do alrnost anything with a team on a farm. When he was 16 he hired out to work on the farm of his brother, Lowell Farr, at Wakeman for 20 dollars a month. Part of his work was in connection with hauling milk to a cheese factory. He did not get home until about 11 P.M. and then was cafled at 3:3O A.M. to bring up the cows. He milked 10 cows night and morning and cared for 20 horses.

He continued at this work for seven months and then was hired by a Carlisle man to pack apples. husk corn and help with the milking. Later he worked with his brother Ephraim cutting wood for Mr. Fullen near LaPonte.

Farr then went to work on his mothers farm on Oberlin Road. He recalls a New Year's dance given by his brother when he was 19, to which he took a load of people on a sleigh. They did not leave until 5 A.M. and he returned home at 8 A.M. He was ill the next day, and Dr. Paxrey was called. The doctor diagnosed his trouble as "lung fever". and the patient was improving when the doctor became ill and died within a few days.

With no doctor for the next five days, the young man's condition became worse, and Dr. Reefy was called. He found that the patient had pneumonia. His face was paralyzed so that he could not close his eyes or move his lips. The left side later returned to normal but the right side never fully came back.

Farr was married March 21, 1877. to Miss Hermena Drusinda and they had five children. of whom only two are now living. They are H. L. Farr. of Bellevue, and Mrs. Ruby Rayner of North Olmsted. The other children, were Edna. Earl and Hulda.

Farr and his bride lived on his mother's farm and made many improvements. He had a milk route in Elyria for four years and then sold his route and began shipping miik to Cleveland.

His mother's parents had come from New York state in prairie schooners when his mother was five rears old, arriving in Eiyria in 1817. There was only one house in Elyria at the time, the home of Heman Ely. The Farrs came from Vermont five years later. Farrs mother died in 1900 and his wife died in 1904. He was married in 1907 to Miss Melanie Wire and they had one son, H. G. Farr, of Columbia Township; where Farr is now living.

Hermina DRUSENDAHL [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 in May 1856 in Ohio, United States. She died 4 on 6 Feb 1904 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. She was buried 5 on 10 Feb 1904 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. Hermina married Lauren Alonzo FARR 6, 7, 8 on 21 Mar 1877 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Edna Loretta FARR was born on 27 Nov 1878. She died on 4 Apr 1912.
  F ii
Pearl L. FARR 1 was born in Aug 1881 in Ohio, United States.

Pearl resided 2 in 1900 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.
  M iii Earl S. FARR was born in 1882. He died before 1920.
  M iv Hershie Lauren FARR was born on 11 Aug 1883. He died on 11 Apr 1969.
  F v
Hulda FARR was born 1 on 1 Apr 1890 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.
  F vi Ruby E. FARR was born on 23 Jul 1892. She died on 2 Dec 1942.
  F vii
Phoebe FARR was born on 23 Aug 1892 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Lauren Alonzo FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 2 Jan 1855 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 6, 7, 8 on 5 Feb 1940 in Bellevue, Huron, Ohio, United States. Lauren married 9 Melanie WEISSE 10 on 23 Dec 1907 in Summit, Ohio, United States.

Lauren resided 11 in 1860 in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided 12 in 1910 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
DRUSENDAHL, Hermina

THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM
Saturday, June 17, 1939. Pg. 2

Recalls Days On Farm
Over Three Quarters
Of A Century Ago

Days when life in Lorain County moved at a much slower pace than today are recalled by Lauren A. Farr 84, latest addition to The Chronicle Telegram's list of elderly fathers who will be honored by their children Sunday.

Farr was born January 2 1853, and was only seven years old when his father died. Ieaving his wife and five children. The boy attended the country school until he was 12 years old.

At the age of 10 he could follow a plow all day and could do alrnost anything with a team on a farm. When he was 16 he hired out to work on the farm of his brother, Lowell Farr, at Wakeman for 20 dollars a month. Part of his work was in connection with hauling milk to a cheese factory. He did not get home until about 11 P.M. and then was cafled at 3:3O A.M. to bring up the cows. He milked 10 cows night and morning and cared for 20 horses.

He continued at this work for seven months and then was hired by a Carlisle man to pack apples. husk corn and help with the milking. Later he worked with his brother Ephraim cutting wood for Mr. Fullen near LaPonte.

Farr then went to work on his mothers farm on Oberlin Road. He recalls a New Year's dance given by his brother when he was 19, to which he took a load of people on a sleigh. They did not leave until 5 A.M. and he returned home at 8 A.M. He was ill the next day, and Dr. Paxrey was called. The doctor diagnosed his trouble as "lung fever". and the patient was improving when the doctor became ill and died within a few days.

With no doctor for the next five days, the young man's condition became worse, and Dr. Reefy was called. He found that the patient had pneumonia. His face was paralyzed so that he could not close his eyes or move his lips. The left side later returned to normal but the right side never fully came back.

Farr was married March 21, 1877. to Miss Hermena Drusinda and they had five children. of whom only two are now living. They are H. L. Farr. of Bellevue, and Mrs. Ruby Rayner of North Olmsted. The other children, were Edna. Earl and Hulda.

Farr and his bride lived on his mother's farm and made many improvements. He had a milk route in Elyria for four years and then sold his route and began shipping miik to Cleveland.

His mother's parents had come from New York state in prairie schooners when his mother was five rears old, arriving in Eiyria in 1817. There was only one house in Elyria at the time, the home of Heman Ely. The Farrs came from Vermont five years later. Farrs mother died in 1900 and his wife died in 1904. He was married in 1907 to Miss Melanie Wire and they had one son, H. G. Farr, of Columbia Township; where Farr is now living.

Melanie WEISSE 1 was born 2, 3 on 8 Nov 1882 in Stotsernheim, Germany. Melanie married 4 Lauren Alonzo FARR 5, 6, 7 on 23 Dec 1907 in Summit, Ohio, United States.

Melanie was also known 8 as Malona.

They had the following children.

  M i
Halford G. FARR 1 was born 2, 3 on 10 Dec 1909 in Ohio, United States. He died 4 on 4 Nov 1993 in Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States.



The Chronicle Telegram November 24, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Penfound entertained at dinner Thursday evening, L. A. Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Halford Farr and daughter Wilma Mae, and Mr. and Mrs. Byrle Snyder and children, Carlyn, Jack and Dale.

Hershie Lauren FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 11 Aug 1883 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 3 on 11 Apr 1969 in Bellevue, Huron, Ohio, United States. Hershie married 4 Ruth E. STULTZ on 25 Nov 1914 in Huron, Ohio, United States.

Hershie resided 5 in 1900 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided 6 in 1940 in Lyme Township, Huron, Ohio, United States.

Ruth E. STULTZ was born 1, 2 on 23 Dec 1884 in Lyme Township, Huron, Ohio, United States. She died 3, 4 on 8 Sep 1928 in Mescal, Cochise, Arizona, United States. She was buried in 1928 in Strongs Ridge, Huron, Ohio, United States. Ruth married 5 Hershie Lauren FARR on 25 Nov 1914 in Huron, Ohio, United States.

Ruth resided 6 in 1900 in Lyme Township, Huron, Ohio, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Elmer Judson FARR was born 1, 2 on 10 Oct 1916 in Ohio, United States. He died 3, 4 on 1 Jun 1918 in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He was buried 5 on 3 Jun 1918 in Strongs Ridge, Huron, Ohio, United States.
  M ii Theodore "Theo" FARR.
  M iii Robert "Bob" FARR was born on 14 Sep 1921. He died on 12 Feb 2001.
  M iv Benjamin Franklin FARR was born on 7 Jul 1923. He died on 15 Apr 2008.

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