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


Jasile FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7311 was born 2, 3, 4 on 19 Jan 1746/1747 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 7 Nov 1813 in Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. He was buried 6 in Nov 1813 in Old Burial Ground, Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. Jasile married (MRIN:3131) Rebecca AKERS-11201 about 1771 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Jasile had a will 7 on 10 Sep 1812 in Ontario, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Mrs. Elisabeth

Rebecca AKERS-11201 was born about 1752 in of Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 17 Jul 1791 in Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. Rebecca married (MRIN:3131) Jasile FARR-7311 about 1771 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

DEATH: Age 39.

They had the following children.

  M i David FARR-11202 was born on 11 Jun 1780. He died before 15 Oct 1809.
  F ii
Hannah FARR-11203 was born 1 on 12 Jul 1782 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iii Jasile FARR-11204 was born on 13 Dec 1775. He died on 7 Nov 1813.
  F iv Dinah FARR-11205 was born on 15 Apr 1778. She died on 12 Mar 1852.
  F v
Lois FARR-11206 was born 1 on 1 Jun 1784 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Jasile FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7311 was born 2, 3, 4 on 19 Jan 1746/1747 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 7 Nov 1813 in Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. He was buried 6 in Nov 1813 in Old Burial Ground, Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. Jasile married (MRIN:3132) Mrs. Elisabeth FARR-7917 after 1791 in of Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States.

Jasile had a will 7 on 10 Sep 1812 in Ontario, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
AKERS, Rebecca

Mrs. Elisabeth FARR-7917 died 1 on 6 Feb 1830 in Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States. She was buried 2 in Jun 1830 in Pittsford Cemetery, Monroe, New York, United States. Mrs. married (MRIN:3132) Jasile FARR-7311 after 1791 in of Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States.

DEATH: Record states "Elijabeth wife Jasiel died 2-6-1830 age 53."


Deacon Simon FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-7312 was born 4, 5 on 24 Apr 1749 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 6 on 8 Jan 1826 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. Simon married 7, 8, 9 (MRIN:3133) Mary BATES-7564 on 21 Nov 1771 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Simon was also known as Simeon Farr. He had a will 10 on 22 Nov 1822 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. His will was probated 11 on 19 Apr 1826 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Sarah

History of Middlebury, VT calls him "Deacon Simon Farr"
1790 settled at Middlebury, VT
Moved to New Haven, VT

Mary BATES-7564 was born about 1753 in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, United States. Mary married 1, 2, 3 (MRIN:3133) Deacon Simon FARR-7312 on 21 Nov 1771 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary was counted in a census.

Mary is listed in the 1860 census in the houshold of her son Ira Farr and her age his reported to be 94.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: 1771 BATES Number 5," and Simeon [int. Simon] Farr of " the New plantation Called Number 5," Nov. 21, 1771.

They had the following children.

  F i Miriam FARR-7919 died on 19 Apr 1825.
  M ii Samuel Allen FARR-7920 was born in 1786. He died on 26 Dec 1854.
  M iii Miles FARR-7921 was born on 29 Jul 1788. He died on 1 Jul 1866.

Deacon Simon FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-7312 was born 4, 5 on 24 Apr 1749 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 6 on 8 Jan 1826 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. Simon married (MRIN:3134) Sarah FARR-11719 in 1787 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Simon was also known as Simeon Farr. He had a will 7 on 22 Nov 1822 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. His will was probated 8 on 19 Apr 1826 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
BATES, Mary

History of Middlebury, VT calls him "Deacon Simon Farr"
1790 settled at Middlebury, VT
Moved to New Haven, VT

Sarah FARR [scrapbook]-11719 was born 1 in 1753 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. She died 2, 3 on 6 Oct 1831 in Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont, United States. She was buried 4 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States. Sarah married (MRIN:3134) Deacon Simon FARR-7312 in 1787 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Mentioned in her husband's will.

They had the following children.

  M i Ira FARR-7918 was born about 1793. He died on 5 Jan 1855.

Salmon FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7315 was born 2, 3, 4 on 23 Nov 1757 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 13 Jan 1834 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. He was buried on 13 Jan 1834 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Salmon married 6, 7 (MRIN:3135) Mary SWINERTON-7381 on 7 Oct 1779 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Salmon was counted in a census 8 in 1790 in Leicester, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
MATHEWS, Lucy

An article in the NEHGR volume 110, January 1956, pg.4 entitled "Miss Shirley Farr" by Arthur Adams states that Salmon was a son of Stephen Farr and Sarah Bennett but the vital records clearly show that Salmon was a son of Joseph and Dinah Farr. I find no record of a Salmon Farr being born on that same date to a Stephen and Sarah Farr.

People have confused Soloman son of Jonathan Farr and Lucy Fay and Salmon/Solomon son of Joseph Farr and Dinah Powers. Children of these families have also been combined. Soloman son of Jonathan was born 1764 and died in 1849. Salmon Farr son of Joseph was born in 1757 and died in 1834. Mary Swinerton was married to Salmon Farr 1779 son of Joseph Farr. Solomon Farr son of Jonathan was married to Mary Polly Swimerton about 1785.

Mary SWINERTON [scrapbook]-7381 was born about 1755. She died 1, 2 on 12 Jun 1802 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Mary married 3, 4 (MRIN:3135) Salmon FARR-7315 on 7 Oct 1779 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

BIRTH: Calculated from age at death.

They had the following children.

  F i
Lena FARR-11047 was born 1 on 30 Aug 1780 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 15 Nov 1830 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.
  F ii Irena FARR-11049 was born on 27 May 1782. She died on 23 Oct 1840.
  F iii
Wealthy FARR-11048 was born 1 on 24 Mar 1784 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States.
  M iv Salmon FARR Jr.-11045 was born on 13 Jul 1786. He died on 30 Apr 1865 from of diabetes.
  M v Lyman FARR-8851 was born on 23 Jun 1790. He died on 31 Jul 1857.
  M vi
Royal FARR-11044 was born in 1798 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. He died 1 on 4 May 1799 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

DEATH: 16 months.
  F vii Elizabeth "Betsey" FARR-11050 was born on 22 Jul 1800. She died on 30 Jan 1842.
  F viii
Mary H. FARR-11046 was born in 1802 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. She died 1 on 31 Jul 1803 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. She was buried on 31 Jul 1803 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Salmon FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7315 was born 2, 3, 4 on 23 Nov 1757 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 13 Jan 1834 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. He was buried on 13 Jan 1834 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Salmon married (MRIN:3136) Lucy MATHEWS-11182 in 1803 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Salmon was counted in a census 6 in 1790 in Leicester, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
SWINERTON, Mary

An article in the NEHGR volume 110, January 1956, pg.4 entitled "Miss Shirley Farr" by Arthur Adams states that Salmon was a son of Stephen Farr and Sarah Bennett but the vital records clearly show that Salmon was a son of Joseph and Dinah Farr. I find no record of a Salmon Farr being born on that same date to a Stephen and Sarah Farr.

People have confused Soloman son of Jonathan Farr and Lucy Fay and Salmon/Solomon son of Joseph Farr and Dinah Powers. Children of these families have also been combined. Soloman son of Jonathan was born 1764 and died in 1849. Salmon Farr son of Joseph was born in 1757 and died in 1834. Mary Swinerton was married to Salmon Farr 1779 son of Joseph Farr. Solomon Farr son of Jonathan was married to Mary Polly Swimerton about 1785.

Lucy MATHEWS-11182 was born 1 on 18 Aug 1775 in Princeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 4 May 1858 in Leicester, Addison, Vermont, United States. Lucy married (MRIN:3136) Salmon FARR-7315 in 1803 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Lucy was counted in a census 2 in 1850 in Leicester, Addison, Vermont, United States.

CENSUS: In the household of her son Ira Farr.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary FARR-11183 was born on 3 Oct 1803. She died on 1 Oct 1890.
  M ii Ira Rice FARR-11184 was born on 29 Oct 1807. He died on 25 Mar 1863.

Benjamin FARR [Parents] 1-7316 was born 2, 3 on 7 Sep 1761 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died about 1794 in Kentucky, United States. Benjamin married 4 (MRIN:3137) Elizabeth COCHRANE-7541 on 10 Mar 1784 in Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States.

Elizabeth COCHRANE-7541 was born about 1767 in Fairfax, Fairfax (city), Virginia, United States. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:3137) Benjamin FARR-7316 on 10 Mar 1784 in Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
George FARR-7543 was born about 1785 in Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States. He died about 1794 in Kentucky, United States.
  M ii James FARR-7542 was born on 30 Nov 1789. He died on 14 Jul 1866.

Joseph FARR III [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7318 was born 2 on 4 Feb 1775 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 2 Dec 1845 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States. Joseph married (MRIN:3138) Sarah ST LAWRENCE-11220 in 1799 in of Fort Plain, Albany, New York, United States.

JOSEPH FARR II AND JOSEPH FARR III

This history of the Farr family would not be complete without a mention of the Joseph Farr who was a maker of mathematical instruments, for he does belong in this family.

In The Makers of Surveying Instruments in America Since 1700 by Charles E. Smart, a book that can be found in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C., are found these paragraphs:

Joseph Farr was born in Cummington, Massachusetts, February 4, 1775. He died in Manlius Village, New York, on December 2, 1845.

His father, Joseph, Senior was the first innkeeper in Cummington in 1771, and died there on February 24, 1796.

Joseph Farr was a silversmith by trade and a manufacturer of mathematical instruments.

This information is somewhat inaccurate. Later research by the compiler of this book has proven that this Joseph Farr, maker of mathematical instruments was a grandson of the first Joseph Farr, not a son. His parents were Joseph Farr II, and Sarah or Susannah Farr. This would make him a first cousin twice removed from Julius E. Farr. The birth dates of the three Joseph Farrs are:

Joseph Farr I born 11 April 1718

Joseph Farr II born 30 August 1743

Joseph Farr III born 2 February 1775

Communication with the Smithsonian Institute has provided the following information as to where the instruments made by this remarkable man may be found:

The Buffalo Historical Society have a Farr Surveyor's Vernier Compass. It is 16” overall, with a 5 and 3/4” needle,

One Compass is privately owned in Syracuse, New York. It is 16” overall, with a 5 and 3/4 needle. It is numbered 82, and engraved “J. Farr, Manlius Village, N. Y.”

The State of Wisconsin, State Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin have a Surveyor's Compass, 16” overall, with a 6” needle, engraved “J. Farr, Manlius Village, N. Y.”

The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, have a Surveyor's Plain Compass, 15 and 3/4” overall, with a 5 and 3/4” needle. it is numbered 85, and engraved “J. Farr, Manlius Village, N. Y.”
Source: The Ancestors and Descendants of Julius E. Farr by Mileta Farr Kilroy

DEATH: "age 70. child of Joseph & Sarah"

Sarah ST LAWRENCE [scrapbook]-11220 was born 1 in 1783 in Ireland, United Kingdom. She died 2, 3 on 2 Oct 1859 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States from of paralysis. She was buried in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States. Sarah married (MRIN:3138) Joseph FARR III-7318 in 1799 in of Fort Plain, Albany, New York, United States.

Sarah was counted in a census 4 in 1850 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States.

DEATH: "Wife of Joseph Farr Who Fell Asleep In The 76th Year Of Her Age".

They had the following children.

  F i Maria FARR-12597 was born on 24 May 1800. She died on 7 May 1833.
  M ii Joseph Gamble FARR-12596 was born in 1806. He died in 1863.
  F iii
Frances E. FARR-12593 was born about 1811 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States.

Frances was counted in a census 1 in 1850 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States.
  F iv Sarah Malvina FARR-12594 was born on 18 Mar 1812. She died on 20 Feb 1869.
  F v Amanda E. FARR-12595 was born on 13 Nov 1814. She died on 31 Dec 1853.
  F vi
Charlotte M. FARR-11221 was born 1 on 15 Mar 1827 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States. She died 2 on 7 May 1828 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States. She was buried in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States.

Anselm FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-7319 was born 1, 2 on 20 Jul 1772 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3, 4, 5 on 12 Feb 1808 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Anselm married 6, 7 (MRIN:3139) Mary Polly LINCOLN-7330 on 2 Apr 1794 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary Polly LINCOLN 1-7330 was born 2 on 9 Apr 1771 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3, 4 on 22 Jul 1827 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 5, 6 (MRIN:3139) Anselm FARR-7319 on 2 Apr 1794 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Benjamin FARR-7331 was born on 2 Feb 1796. He died on 25 Jul 1838.
  M ii
Zelophehad FARR [scrapbook]-11222 was born 1, 2 on 10 Oct 1801 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3, 4, 5 on 23 May 1802 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Zelophehad was also known as Zelophed Farr.

DEATH: Inscription: In memory of/Zelophehad/son of Anselm & Polly/Farr who died May/23 1802 Aged 7/months [--] days.
  M iii Elbridge FARR-7384 was born on 5 May 1803. He died on 19 Apr 1849.

Archibald "Archeable" FARR [Parents]-7320 was born 1, 2, 3 on 27 Apr 1774 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. He died after 1840 in Indiana, United States. Archeable married 4 (MRIN:3140) Elizabeth BOGART-13252 on 22 Mar 1824 in Perry, Indiana, United States.

Other marriages:
, Clarissa
WALKER, Phoebe

From Find A Grave Memorial #58875532:
Federal Census returns for Archibald FARR [b. 1774] only:

Federal Census 1800 for New York: Ostego County, Worcester Twsp Pg. 42 Line 3 Arch FARR has 1M 26-45 and 1F age 16-26.

Federal Census 1810 for New York: Onondaga County, Pompey Twsp- Archibald FARR has 1M under age 10, 1M age 26-44, 2F under age 10, and 1F age 16-25

Federal Census 1820 for Illinois: White County, North of West- Archibald FARR has 2M under 10, 1M 10-16, 1M 16-18, 1M 16-26, 1M 45+, 1F 26-45, and 1F 45+ [He is the only FARR listed in Illinois or Indiana.]

Federal Census 1830 for Indiana: Jackson County, Driftwood Twsp Pg. 221 Line 13 Archabel FARR has 1M under 5, 1M 5-10, 1M 10-15, 1M 50-60, 1F 15-20, 1F 40-50.

Federal Census 1840 for Indiana: Pike County, twsp not staed, Pg. 452 Line 8 Archibald FAIR [looks like FARR without the dot] has 1M 10-15, 1M 15-20, 1M 60-70, and 1F 50-60.
Federal Census 1840 for Indiana: Brown County [which borders Jackson County], Washington Twsp Pg. 192 Line 2 Jonathan FARR has 1M 15-20, 3M 20-30, 1M 50-60, 2F 15-20, 2F 20-30, and 1F 50-60.

Elizabeth BOGART-13252. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:3140) Archibald FARR "Archeable"-7320 on 22 Mar 1824 in Perry, Indiana, United States.

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