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


John LYONS was born about 1810 in New York, United States. John married 1, 2 Caroline LINDSAY on 21 Dec 1871 in Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

John resided 3 in 1850 in Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

Caroline LINDSAY was born in 1828 in New York, United States. She died 1 on 20 Aug 1909 in Monterey, California, United States. Caroline married 2, 3 John LYONS on 21 Dec 1871 in Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

Caroline resided 4 in 1860 in Hickory Grove, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. She resided 5 in 1870 in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Charles


Thomas McJay MOORE was born 1, 2 on 6 May 1838 in Xenia, Greene, Ohio, United States. He died 3, 4 on 22 Dec 1916 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. He was buried 5 in Dec 1916 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. Thomas married 6 Lura Charlene FARR on 25 Nov 1880 in San Joaquin, California, United States.

Thomas resided 7 in 1870 in Liberty Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States. He resided 8 in 1880 in Dent, San Joaquin, California, United States. He resided 9 in 1900 in Dent Township, San Joaquin, California, United States. He resided 10 in 1910 in Oakland Ward 2, Alameda, California, United States.

Lura Charlene FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 9 Sep 1859 in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. She died 3, 4 on 15 Aug 1917. She was buried 5 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. Lura married 6 Thomas McJay MOORE on 25 Nov 1880 in San Joaquin, California, United States.

Lura resided 7 in 1860 in Hickory Grove, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. She resided 8 in 1870 in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. She resided 9 in 1880 in O'Neal Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States. She resided 10 in 1900 in Dent Township, San Joaquin, California, United States. She resided 11 in 1910 in Oakland Ward 2, Alameda, California, United States.


Herman C. BLISS was born 1 on 24 May 1853 in Grant, Wisconsin, United States. He died 2, 3 on 4 Nov 1927 in Austin, Mower, Minnesota, United States. He was buried 4 in Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States. Herman married 5 Eveline Elizabeth FARR on 15 Mar 1875 in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

Herman resided 6 at Census in 1860 in Hickory Grove, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. He resided 7 in 1880 in Amo, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States. He resided 8 in 1910 in Wilder, Jackson, Minnesota, United States.

Eveline Elizabeth FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 2 Nov 1853 in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. She died 2 on 7 Mar 1914 in Wilder, Jackson, Minnesota, United States. She was buried 3 in 1914 in Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States. Eveline married 4 Herman C. BLISS on 15 Mar 1875 in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

Eveline resided 5 in 1860 in Hickory Grove, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. She resided 6 in 1870 in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. She resided 7 in 1880 in Amo, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States. She resided 8 in 1900 in ED 104 Delafield Township Wilder village, Jackson, Minnesota, United States. She resided 9 in 1910 in Wilder, Jackson, Minnesota, United States.


Rusell H. FARR III [Parents].

Other marriages:
GRIFFIS, Theresa Marie

Jennifer A HERMANCE.


Rusell H. FARR III [Parents].

Other marriages:
HERMANCE, Jennifer A

Theresa Marie GRIFFIS.


James Thomas KEEFE was born 1, 2, 3 on 3 Feb 1917 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died 4, 5 on 29 Dec 2001 in Ascutney, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He was buried 6, 7 in Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, United States. James married 8 Catherine Iris FARR on 15 Jun 1936 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

James resided 9 in 1920 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Catherine Iris FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 17 Feb 1920 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died 3 on 6 Feb 1991 in Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She was buried 4 in 1991 in Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Catherine married 5 James Thomas KEEFE on 15 Jun 1936 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States.


John M FARR [Parents] 1 was born on 10 Jun 1866 in Granville, Washington, New York, United States. He died on 11 Apr 1946 in Charleston, Montgomery, New York, United States. John married Nellie Mae KING on 7 Oct 1896 in Gloversville, Fulton, New York, United States.

John resided 2 in 1910 in Northampton, Fulton, New York, United States. He resided 3 in 1915 in Northampton, Fulton, New York, United States. He resided 4 in 1930 in Charleston, Montgomery, New York, United States.

Proven by Y-DNA.

BIRTH: He was not born in Saratoga county as some records state.

Nellie Mae KING 1 was born on 22 Jun 1876 in Dentons Corners, New York, United States. She died 2 on 20 Jul 1951 in Gloversville, Fulton, New York, United States. Nellie married John M FARR on 7 Oct 1896 in Gloversville, Fulton, New York, United States.

Nellie resided 3 in 1880 in Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York, United States. She resided 4 in 1910 in Northampton, Fulton, New York, United States. She resided 5 in 1915 in Northampton, Fulton, New York, United States. She resided 6 in 1930 in Charleston, Montgomery, New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Muriel FARR was born about 1899.
  M ii
Archibald FARR was born about 1901 in New York, United States.

Archibald resided 1 in 1910 in Northampton, Fulton, New York, United States. He resided 2 in 1915 in Northampton, Fulton, New York, United States.
  M iii Maurice XAVIER was born on 30 Jun 1913. He died on 16 May 1989.
  M iv Creston V FARR.

Maurice XAVIER [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 30 Jun 1913 in Osborn's Bridge, Fulton, New York, United States. He died 2, 3 on 16 May 1989 in Geneva, Ontario, New York, United States. He was buried 4 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States. Maurice married 5 Madelin Beatrice TURO 6 on 20 May 1939 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States.

Maurice was also known as Ivan John Farr. He was also known as John M Lyon. He was also known as John M Firmer. He resided 7 in 1915 in Northampton, Fulton, New York, United States. He resided 8 in 1925 in Charleston, A.D. 01, E.D. 01, Montgomery, New York, United States. He resided 9 in 1930 in Charleston, Montgomery, New York, United States. He resided 10 in 1940 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States.

Adopted name.

Changed his last name to Firmer for a while.


My husband's father, Maurice Xavier, was born & named Ivan John Farr, on 30 Jun 1913 in Fulton County, NY. (He didn't have a good relationship with his father and after leaving home, he changed his name.) Maurice/Ivan  was the son of Nellie Mae King (1876-1951) and her husband John M Farr (10 Jun 1866 Granville, Washington County, NY- 11 Apr 1946 Town of Charleston, Montgomery County, NY). Here is where it gets confusing. John M Farr was adopted either officially or unofficially by Abel and Susan M (Akley) Lyon. The couple had 2 babies that had died previously and so they  took John in and named him John M Lyon. John only attended school as far as the 6th grade and worked on the Lyons' family farm. After John married Nellie King, they lived with Abel and Susan Lyon for a while. In 1905 they were still living with them and raising their own children there. Abel was still referring to himself as a Lyon and working the Lyons' farm. By 1910 he had some kind of falling out with his adoptive parents and moved his family out. He changed his name back to John M Farr and purchased a farm on Bunker Hill Road in Northville, NY. By 1940 he had changed his name again to John M Firmer because he was sick and tired of people making fun of his last name and calling him John "Fart." Nellie separated from John  in 1930. She referred to herself as Nellie Farr. But after her death, she was buried next to John in plot #8 of the Maple Avenue cemetery in Fultonville, New York, under the name "Firmer."

John's marriage certificate states that his place of birth was Granville, NY, which is located in Washington County, on the Vermont border, due east of Glens Falls, Washington County, New York. His death certificate states his birth place as Glens Falls, in Warren County, NY. Granville, however, is considered to be a part of the greater Glens Falls metropolitan district. His adoptive parents, Abel and Susan Lyon stated that John was born in Saratoga County, just as they were, on the 1875 NYS Census for Saratoga County. That was obviously incorrect. John's NYS death certificate, filed under the name John M Firmer, stated he was born in Glens Falls. This same death certificate states John's parents as  John Farr, and the mother's maiden name as Knox, birthplaces unknown. Unfortunately, I have not found John's birth certificate. 

The only parents I could find that matched the death certificate were a John M Farr, born 6 jul 1828 in Woodbury VT, married to a Roxanna Knox.  On 17 Sep 1850, John was living in Schroon, Essex County, New York. He was single, 22 years old and a joiner. He lived with Charles Knox, 24, and Byron Knox, 18. Both Charles and Byron were also employed as joiners and were born in Vermont. All three men were employed and living with a carpenter A B S Crew or A C S Crew, his wife, and 2 small children. Crew was also originally from Vermont. The following year, John M Farr had married Roxanna Knox on 14 Oct 1851 in Fair Haven, Rutland County, VT. Roxanna was probably the sister of Charles and Byron. By 1860, John M Farr was living in Chester, Warren County, NY. He was employed as a constable and owned his own home worth $150. He owned $800 in personal estate. His wife, Roxanna E Knox, was 26 years old. They had a son George and a daughter Jannettie. John M Farr enlisted on 31 Aug 1864, to serve a period of 1 year, as a Private, in Company E of the 2nd New York State Cavalry. He was mustered out 5 June, 1865, in Alexandria, VA. His occupation before the war was listed as a carpenter. He had blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, and was 6 ft 2 inches tall. While he was in the Army, his wife and children remained in Schroon, NY. On the 1865 NYS Census, it shows a third child, named Laura M, had been born about 1861. John died on 22 Oct 1896 in Rutland County, Vermont from pneumonia. I have not found any death records for Roxanna E Knox Farr. She was supposedly born in Orwell, Addison County, Vermont. As to why they would give up their infant John...I suppose it is possible that she died during childbirth or shortly after giving birth to John Farr/Firmer/Lyon, was too ill to take care of an infant, or just felt she couldn't handle another child. I have yet to research newspaper obits and cemetery records for her. Before I delve into that research project, I told my husband to do a deep Y test and participate in the Farr DNA project and maybe we could someday figure out if John M Farr and Roxanna Knox were indeed the parents and we weren't climbing up the wrong John Farr tree. There WAS a John Farr living in the Stillwater Township in Saratoga County, NY on the 1900 US Census. He was born in 1850 in NY State and would have been 16 years old and single when John Farr/Lyon/Firmer was born. He's the only other John Farr paternal contender I have found.

As to your question about the middle initial M.  No one in the family seems to know what our John M Farr/Lyon/Firmer's middle name was. And I have yet to figure out what the M stands for in John M Farr (1828-1850). 

Recieved From C. Xavier

Madelin Beatrice TURO 1 was born 2, 3 on 3 Aug 1916 in Onondaga, New York, United States. She died 4 on 27 Jun 2004 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States. She was buried 5 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States. Madelin married 6 Maurice XAVIER on 20 May 1939 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States.

Madelin resided 7 in 1920 in Onondaga, New York, United States. She resided 8 in 1930 in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States. She resided 9 in 1940 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Rita C XAVIER.
  F ii Doris XAVIER.
  F iii Jamie XAVIER.
  M iv Bruce XAVIER.
  M v Gary XAVIER.
  M vi Capt. Francis V. XAVIER DNA Participant #B226305.
  M vii Daryl XAVIER.
  F viii Marcia XAVIER.

Capt. Francis V. XAVIER DNA Participant #B226305 [Parents].

Cherie CARTWRIGHT.


Joseph A Bennett.

Doris XAVIER [Parents].

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