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


Josiah FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born in 1779 in New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 16 Dec 1846 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. He was buried 4 in New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. Josiah married 5, 6 Laura ALLEN on 6 Apr 1806 in Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Josiah resided 7 in 1840 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

He served as a Major in the War of 1812, Josiah and family moved from Cavendish to Brookfield (Waukesha County) Wisconsin around 1837. He was listed as 'head of  household' in Cavendish School District # 4 up to that year.   He purchased 80 acres of land from Section 33, Township # 6 [Vernon] on 23 Feb. 1841 for $250.00.  He must have removed to Milwaukee, as he and Laura sold the land the next year and he was listed as a Milwaukee resident in the 1840 census.

Laura ALLEN was born 1, 2, 3, 4 on 22 Nov 1786 in Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She died 5, 6 on 4 Oct 1846 in Wisconsin, United States. She was buried 7, 8 in New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. Laura married 9, 10 Josiah FARR 11, 12 on 6 Apr 1806 in Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Harriet Louisa FARR was born on 8 Aug 1808. She died on 18 May 1867.
  M ii Josiah S. FARR Jr. was born in Oct 1818. He died on 19 Dec 1901.
  M iii Charles FARR was born on 22 Aug 1819. He died on 1 Oct 1859.

Nathaniel Russell FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born in 1781 in of New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3, 4 on 12 Nov 1840 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He was buried 5 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Nathaniel married 6 Mary ABBOTT "Polly" on 12 May 1808 in Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Nathaniel was also known as Russell Farr. He resided 7 in 1810 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He resided 8 in 1820 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He resided 9 in 1830 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He resided 10 in 1840 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

Often confused with his father, he dropped his first name and went by the name of Russell Farr.  In the 1880 census of Cavendish, Nathaniel's daughter Mary told the census taker that her father was born in Massachusetts, and her mother in New Hampshire. Perhaps Nathaniel was born in Westford before his father moved to New Ipswich, and his birth was not recorded.

From the List of Cavendish Schools, Heads of Families with Children between ages 4-18, we surmise that he had four children.

In 1828, The District # 8  (Gilchrist school district):  The Farr farm was occupied by Nathaniel R. Farr, where two children of the family were attending school in the district at that time.

Russell Farr had two children and was living in Proctorsville, District #2 in 1836.   From 1837-8, two children were attending District #8 school from Nathaniel R. Farr's family, as well.

Mr. Farr died at Cavendish, 12 Nov., 1840, and is buried in the Farr Family Plot.

In the 1843-4 School record list of Baltimore, Vt., we find the Widow Polly Farr with two school-age children, living here under the names of Foster and Horace Farr.

In the year 1846, Widow Polly Farr was listed as head of the household with two children at school, Foster Farr, and Clark Spaulding living in District # 8, the Gilchrist school.  It is believed that she was living with her sister-in-law, Patty Hutchinson and inherited the place when Patty died in 1846.  In 1846, her oldest son Horace was already married and living in Baltimore.

Mary "Polly" ABBOTT was born 1 on 31 Oct 1789 in of Goffstown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2, 3 on 25 Jul 1867 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Polly married 4 Nathaniel Russell FARR 5, 6 on 12 May 1808 in Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Polly was also known as Mary R Abbott. She was also known as Mary K Abbott.

They had the following children.

  F i Sally A FARR was born in 1809. She died on 11 Jun 1879.
  F ii Rebecca Susan FARR was born on 9 Jun 1810. She died on 9 Feb 1895.
  F iii Mary Rachel FARR was born on 18 Oct 1816. She died on 22 Aug 1897.
  M iv Foster FARR was born in 1819. He died after 1851.
  M v Horace Bemis FARR was born on 4 Jun 1825. He died on 28 Dec 1906.

Osgood PARKHURST [scrapbook] was born 1 on 17 May 1807 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 in Oct 1807 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 31 Mar 1872 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried 4 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Osgood married 5 Harriet Louisa FARR on 1 Jun 1837 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Osgood resided in 1850 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Harriet Louisa FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 8 Aug 1808 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died 2, 3 on 18 May 1867 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She was buried 4 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Harriet married 5 Osgood PARKHURST on 1 Jun 1837 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

DEATH: Farr, Hariet L. d. 18 May 1867 age 59-2-21 b & d at Cavendish
dau of Josiah Farr filed as parkhurst, Mrs. Harriet L. film No. 27,649


Josiah S. FARR Jr. [Parents] was born 1 in Oct 1818 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 19 Dec 1901 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. He was buried 3 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. Josiah married Marietta CHASE on 10 Jul 1843 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

Josiah resided 4 in 1850 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. He resided 5 in 1855 in E.D. 1, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. He resided 6 in 1865 in District 01, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. He resided 7 in 1870 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. He resided 8 in 1900 in Election District 3 Buffalo city Ward 3, Erie, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
O'BRIAN, Elizabeth

LIVING: Stedman Spaulding paid a visit to his farm in the west in 1855.

Marietta CHASE was born 1 in 1822 in Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 8 Nov 1864 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. She was buried 3 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. Marietta married Josiah S. FARR Jr. on 10 Jul 1843 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

Marietta resided 4 in 1850 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. She resided 5 in 1855 in E.D. 1, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. She resided 6 in 1860 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Harrison C FARR was born in Nov 1844. He died on 25 Dec 1909.
  F ii
Mary L FARR was born 1 in 1848 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

Mary resided 2, 3 in 1860 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States.
  F iii
Elizabeth Clara FARR [scrapbook] was born in Jun 1850 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. She died 1 on 23 May 1857 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. She was buried 2 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States.

Elizabeth resided 3 in 1850 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. She resided 4 in 1855 in E.D. 1, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States.
  M iv
Timothy J FARR was born 1 in 1852 in Bowmansville, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. He died 2 on 3 Aug 1883 in Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, United States.

Timothy resided 3 in 1855 in E.D. 1, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. He resided 4 in 1860 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. He resided 5 in 1870 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.
  M v Orton Clark FARR was born in 1856. He died on 12 Apr 1893.

Josiah S. FARR Jr. [Parents] was born 1 in Oct 1818 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 19 Dec 1901 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. He was buried 3 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. Josiah married Elizabeth O'BRIAN "Libbie" in 1864 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States.

Josiah resided 4 in 1850 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. He resided 5 in 1855 in E.D. 1, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. He resided 6 in 1865 in District 01, Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. He resided 7 in 1870 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. He resided 8 in 1900 in Election District 3 Buffalo city Ward 3, Erie, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
CHASE, Marietta

LIVING: Stedman Spaulding paid a visit to his farm in the west in 1855.

Elizabeth "Libbie" O'BRIAN was born in 1828 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States. She died on 24 Mar 1909 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. Libbie married Josiah S. FARR Jr. in 1864 in Lancaster, Erie, New York, United States.

Elizabeth had $1,200 in personal property of her own in the 1870 census, living with Josiah and his 14-yr old son "Orton C." In 1880 census, we learn that Elizabeth's parents were both born in Ireland.


Lewis BEMIS was born 1 on 17 Mar 1809 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died 2, 3, 4 on 21 Sep 1890 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He was buried 5 in 1890 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Lewis married Rebecca Susan FARR on 13 Apr 1829 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Lewis resided 6 in 1850 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He resided 7 in 1860 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He resided 8 in 1870 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He resided 9 in 1880 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Rebecca Susan FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Jun 1810 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died 2, 3 on 9 Feb 1895 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She was buried 4 in 1895 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Rebecca married Lewis BEMIS on 13 Apr 1829 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Rebecca resided 5 in 1850 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 6 in 1860 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 7 in 1870 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 8 in 1880 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

DEATH: Father listed as Russell.


Alexander MCCOY was born 1 on 8 Nov 1816 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died 2, 3 on 8 Apr 1849 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States from from typhoid fever. He was buried 4 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Alexander married Mary Rachel FARR in 1835 in Vermont, United States.

Alexander was a shoemaker by trade. James McCoy War of 1812. John I. Cromwell's Corps of U. S. Artillery, on the muster roll from 30 April, to 30 June, 1814. There were McCoys in Acworth, NH

Mary Rachel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 18 Oct 1816 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died 2, 3 on 22 Aug 1897 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She was buried 4 in 1897 in Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Mary married Alexander MCCOY in 1835 in Vermont, United States.

Mary resided 5 in 1850 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 6 in 1860 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 7 in 1870 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 8 in 1880 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
SHEDD, Isaac
CRAIGUE, Saxton Alfred

DEATH: Died on Sunday. a.m. Her funeral was held at the Universalist church with Rev. D. W. Lyman officiating. She was buried in the Cavendish village cemetery.


Isaac SHEDD was born on 30 Dec 1791 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 22 Mar 1873 in Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Isaac married 1, 2, 3 Mary Rachel FARR on 30 Dec 1851 in Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Mary Rachel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 18 Oct 1816 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died 2, 3 on 22 Aug 1897 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She was buried 4 in 1897 in Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Mary married 5, 6, 7 Isaac SHEDD on 30 Dec 1851 in Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Mary resided 8 in 1850 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 9 in 1860 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 10 in 1870 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 11 in 1880 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
MCCOY, Alexander
CRAIGUE, Saxton Alfred

DEATH: Died on Sunday. a.m. Her funeral was held at the Universalist church with Rev. D. W. Lyman officiating. She was buried in the Cavendish village cemetery.


Saxton Alfred CRAIGUE was born on 23 Jul 1805 in Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died on 2 Feb 1887 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Saxton married 1 Mary Rachel FARR on 4 Jan 1874 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Mary Rachel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 18 Oct 1816 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died 2, 3 on 22 Aug 1897 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She was buried 4 in 1897 in Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Mary married 5 Saxton Alfred CRAIGUE on 4 Jan 1874 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Mary resided 6 in 1850 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 7 in 1860 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 8 in 1870 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 9 in 1880 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
MCCOY, Alexander
SHEDD, Isaac

DEATH: Died on Sunday. a.m. Her funeral was held at the Universalist church with Rev. D. W. Lyman officiating. She was buried in the Cavendish village cemetery.


Foster FARR [Parents] was born in 1819 in of Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died after 1851 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Foster married Eveline RAYMOND about 1850 in Vermont, United States.

Eveline RAYMOND was born about 1829 in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 30 Nov 1903 in Bridgewater, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bridgewater, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Eveline married Foster FARR about 1850 in Vermont, United States.

Eveline resided in 1870 in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided in 1880 in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Abbie FARR was born on 9 Aug 1850. She died on 7 Jan 1920 from Cerebral hemorage.
  M ii Augustus F. FARR was born on 1 Jan 1851. He died on 29 Oct 1920.

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