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


Benjamin FARR [Parents] 1-7318 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:3141) Elizabeth COCHRANE-7543 on 10 Mar 1784 in Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States.

Elizabeth COCHRANE-7543 was born about 1767 in Fairfax, Fairfax (city), Virginia, United States. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:3141) Benjamin FARR-7318 on 10 Mar 1784 in Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
George FARR-7545 was born about 1785 in Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States. He died about 1794 in Kentucky, United States.
  M ii James FARR-7544 was born on 30 Nov 1789. He died on 14 Jul 1866.

Joseph FARR III [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7320 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:3142) Sarah ST LAWRENCE-11228 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]-11228 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:3142) Joseph FARR III-7320 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-12641 was born on 24 May 1800. She died on 7 May 1833.
  M ii Joseph Gamble FARR-12640 was born in 1806. He died in 1863.
  F iii
Frances Ellen FARR-12637 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.

Mentioned in her uncle Levi Farr's will.
  F iv Sarah Malvina FARR-12638 was born on 18 Mar 1812. She died on 20 Feb 1869.
  F v Amanda E. FARR-12639 was born on 13 Nov 1814. She died on 31 Dec 1853.
  M vi
Edward FARR-14250 was born in 1820 in of Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States. He died after 12 Jul 1854.

Mentioned in the will of his uncle Levi Farr.

DEATH: Date he was mentioned in the will of his uncle Levi Farr.
  F vii
Charlotte M. FARR-11229 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]-7321 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:3143) Mary Polly LINCOLN-7332 on 2 Apr 1794 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary Polly LINCOLN 1-7332 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:3143) Anselm FARR-7321 on 2 Apr 1794 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Benjamin FARR-7333 was born on 2 Feb 1796. He died on 25 Jul 1838.
  M ii
Zelophehad FARR [scrapbook]-11230 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-7386 was born on 5 May 1803. He died on 19 Apr 1849.

Archibald "Archeable" FARR [Parents]-7322 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:3144) Elizabeth BOGART-13296 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-13296. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:3144) Archibald FARR "Archeable"-7322 on 22 Mar 1824 in Perry, Indiana, United States.


Archibald "Archeable" FARR [Parents]-7322 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 (MRIN:3145) Clarissa-13301 about 1800 in Worchester, Ostrego, New York.

Other marriages:
BOGART, Elizabeth
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.

Clarissa-13301 was born about 1784. She died before Mar 1824 in Illinois, United States. Clarissa married (MRIN:3145) Archibald FARR "Archeable"-7322 about 1800 in Worchester, Ostrego, New York.

They had the following children.

  F i Frances Electra FARR-13298 was born in 1800. She died in 1850.
  F ii
Susan FARR-14086 was born in 1801.
  F iii Caroline FARR-13297 was born in 1803. She died on 27 Jul 1840.
  M iv
Leonard B. FARR-14087 was born about 1805. He died in 1843 in White, Illinois, United States.

Archibald "Archeable" FARR [Parents]-7322 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 (MRIN:3146) Phoebe WALKER-14088 on 23 Nov 1825 in Pike, Indiana, United States.

Other marriages:
BOGART, Elizabeth
, Clarissa

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.

Phoebe WALKER-14088 was born about 1785 in Virginia, United States. Phoebe married (MRIN:3146) Archibald FARR "Archeable"-7322 on 23 Nov 1825 in Pike, Indiana, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Wesley FARR-14089 was born on 14 Mar 1829. He died on 22 Sep 1905.

William COLE-7329 died on 4 Mar 1796 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. William married 1, 2 (MRIN:3147) Martha FARR "Patty"-7323 on 13 Apr 1795 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Martha "Patty" FARR [Parents]-7323 was born 1, 2 on 22 Apr 1776 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 4 Aug 1804 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Patty married 3, 4 (MRIN:3147) William COLE-7329 on 13 Apr 1795 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
LYON, Aaron


Aaron LYON-11750 was born about 1774 in Massachusetts, United States. Aaron married (MRIN:3148) Martha FARR "Patty"-7323 after 4 Mar 1796 in of Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Martha "Patty" FARR [Parents]-7323 was born 1, 2 on 22 Apr 1776 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 4 Aug 1804 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Patty married (MRIN:3148) Aaron LYON-11750 after 4 Mar 1796 in of Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
COLE, William


Edward BARTLETT-7330 was born 1 on 20 Aug 1774 in Stoughton, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 2 Jun 1861 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Edward married 3 (MRIN:3149) Mary FARR "Polly"-7324 on 27 Dec 1796 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary "Polly" FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-7324 was born 1, 2, 3 on 27 Sep 1778 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. She died 4 on 20 May 1849 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States from of lung fever. Polly married 5 (MRIN:3149) Edward BARTLETT-7330 on 27 Dec 1796 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

DEATH: 1849 BARTLETT Mary, b. Cummington, w. -, d. Jacob Farr and Martha, lung fever, May 20, 1849, a. 70 y. 7 m. 23 d. [Polly, w. Edward, C.R.] [Mary, w. Edward, G.R.5.]


John FOX-7331 was born about 1782 in of Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. John married 1 (MRIN:3150) Cynthia FARR-7327 on 3 Feb 1805 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

Cynthia FARR [Parents]-7327 was born 1, 2 on 5 May 1784 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Cynthia married 3 (MRIN:3150) John FOX-7331 on 3 Feb 1805 in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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