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


Lauren Alonzo FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-8132 was born 4, 5 on 2 Jan 1855 in Carlisle, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 6, 7 on 5 Feb 1940 in Bellevue, Huron, Ohio, United States. Lauren married 8 (MRIN:3595) Melanie WEISSE-8148 on 23 Dec 1907 in Summit, 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 1-8148 was born 2, 3 on 8 Nov 1882 in Stotsernheim, Germany. Melanie married 4 (MRIN:3595) Lauren Alonzo FARR-8132 on 23 Dec 1907 in Summit, Ohio, United States.

Melanie was also known 5 as Malona.

They had the following children.

  M i
Halford G. FARR 1-8149 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.

Earl S. FARR [Parents]-8137 was born 1 in 1882 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. Earl married (MRIN:3596) Louise-8197 in 1902 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Louise-8197 was born 1 in 1882 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. Louise married (MRIN:3596) Earl S. FARR-8137 in 1902 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Richard FARR-8198 was born 1 in 1904 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Lowell Lovell "Lute" FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-8141 was born 4 in 1843 in Ohio, United States. He died on 11 Feb 1922 in Lorain, Ohio, United States from of heart trouble. Lute married (MRIN:3597) Sarah Jane SQUIRES-8144 on 2 Sep 1862 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Elyria Evening Telegram
February 22, 1917

Today and Yesterday They had a great time over in Carlisle last Sunday. It was the centennial of the Holford-Farr families corning to the Western Reserve. You may be sure the old fellows who could remember “way back in ‘43 when the town pump froze” got busy with their tongues and told the awfullest whoppers—but, on the other hand—in that assemblage were silver haired women, who were belles when Grant was shelling Vicksburg.

The Farr family does not envy the llowards, the Montagues or the Van Alai1s. For Thomas Farr--almost a May flowerer—settled at Stow, Mass., in 1638, and Lowel Farr, eight generations !ater, left Chesterfield, Mass,, and came to Elyria in 1820. And the Farrs haven’t got rnuch on the Holfords, for C. B. Holford, another near May flowerer, left Ovid, N. Y. and after a rough trip, settled in Carlisle, February 14, 1817. Alter many moons, Lowell Farr married Phoebc Holford, and today there are 120 descendants, 70 of whom made the rafters ring last Sunday. They are all staunch Americans, and though blood is thicker than water, these old folks whose memories go back to the Civil War and beyond, are preserving a neutrality creditable to a Holland diplomat. The more Farrs and Holfords this country has the longer will she last.


Feb. 1922, The Chronical Telegram
LOWELL L. FARR, PIONEER, DIES
The death of Lowell Lovell Farr, 79, took place last night at the home of his son, William Farr, Stop 98, Oberlin Road, from an attack of heart trouble. The deceased has been ill for some time.  He had lived in this county all his life, and was the son of pioneer parents who came to this county in 1817.  Mr. Farr is survived by is sons William and George, a sister, Mrs. Theodore Squire, and a brother, L.A. Farr. A daughter, Mrs. Cora Turner died last week.  Funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Residence: Pittsfield Twp Lorain County OH

Sarah Jane SQUIRES 1, 2-8144 was born 3 in 1843 in Ohio, United States. She died in 1919. Sarah married (MRIN:3597) Lowell Lovell FARR "Lute"-8141 on 2 Sep 1862 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Card of Thanks

"We desire to thank our neighbors, friends, and relatives for their kindness and sympathy shown during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Lowell Farr. Also for the beautiful floral offerings and to the Rev. Danderpyle for his consoling words, and to the singers for the beautiful hymns rendered.

Mr. Lowell Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Turner"

-The Eyria Evening Telegram; Feburary 8, 1919.

They had the following children.

  F i Cora Violeta FARR-8145 was born in 1863. She died on 2 Feb 1922.
  F ii
Phebe Sarah FARR-8146 was born 1, 2 in 1868 in Ohio, United States.
  M iii William FARR-8640 was born in 1873.
  M iv George Albert FARR-8641 was born on 16 Mar 1878. He died on 25 Dec 1960.

Chester TURNER 1-8959 was born 2 in 1865 in Ohio, United States. Chester married (MRIN:3598) Cora Violeta FARR-8145 about 1885 in Ohio, United States.

Chester resided 3 in 1900 in Russia, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Cora Violeta FARR [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4-8145 was born 5, 6 in 1863 in Ohio, United States. She died 7 on 2 Feb 1922 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. Cora married (MRIN:3598) Chester TURNER-8959 about 1885 in Ohio, United States.

Cora resided 8 in 1870 in Spencer, Medina, Ohio, United States. She resided 9, 10 in 1900 in Russia, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Source: Death Certificate #10122 State of Ohio.


Edwin FARR [Parents]-8147 was born 1 in 1879 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. Edwin married (MRIN:3599) Helen PLUM-9232.

Helen PLUM-9232. Helen married (MRIN:3599) Edwin FARR-8147.


Shubael FARR [Parents]-8150 was born 1, 2 on 4 Mar 1805 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Shubael married 3 (MRIN:3600) Lucinda MCKELLIPS-8694 on 1 Jan 1832 in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States.

The following is from Evert's 1873 Atlas Biographies of Old Settlers
--Shubell Farr--(Combination Atlas Map of Rock County, Wisconsin.)
Compiled, Drawn and Published From Personal
Examinations By Everts, Baskin and Stewart
CHICAGO, ILL.
1873

Shubell FARR - The subject of this sketch was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, on the 4th day of March, 1805. He is the oldest child of Alpheus and Sybil Farr, who reared a family of twelve children. All the education Mr. Farr received was in the public schools of Massachusetts. His vocation through life has always been that of a farmer. He was married at the age of twenty-seven to Miss Ludinda McKillips, daughter of David and Resine McKillips. He removed from his native State with his family to Orange County, Vermont, where he resided for a number of years, removing from there to Indiana, where he lived until the month of June, 1838, when he emigrated to Rock County, Wisconsin, where he located on one hundred and sixty acres of government land, and has since resided. The farm is under a fair state of cultivation, with good buildings. The house is said to be the first frame building in Johnstown Township, if not the oldest in the County. Mr. Farr has paid considerable attention to the growing and marketing of fine stock. Politically, he is a strong advocate of the old Democratic principles, and during the civil war was a strong Union man. Being one of the early settlers of the County, he participated in the first organization of the township of Johnstown. Mr. Farr has always enjoyed good health, and is now living at quite and advanced age. He enjoys the confidence and respect of all his fellow-citizens.

Lucinda MCKELLIPS-8694 was born about 1807 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Lucinda married 1 (MRIN:3600) Shubael FARR-8150 on 1 Jan 1832 in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Rosina M. "Resign" FARR-9668 was born 1 about 1833 in Vermont, United States.

Resign was counted in a census 2 in 1850 in Johnstown, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. She was counted in a census 3 in 1860 in Johnstown, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.
  F ii
Laura F. FARR-9669 was born about 1842 in Wisconsin, United States.

Laura was counted in a census 1 in 1850 in Johnstown, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. She was counted in a census 2 in 1860 in Johnstown, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

Dr. Hosea FARR [Parents]-8151 was born 1, 2 on 14 Dec 1807 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Hosea married 3 (MRIN:3601) Annette Elizabeth STOCKER-9670 on 28 Jun 1854 in Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.


A Dentist.

BIRTH: Some sources say that he was born in Waterford but the Waterford records say that he was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire.

Annette Elizabeth STOCKER-9670 was born in 1823 in Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Annette married 1 (MRIN:3601) Dr. Hosea FARR-8151 on 28 Jun 1854 in Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Child FARR-9671 was born 1 on 9 Jan 1865 in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 9 Jan 1865 in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States.

James BADGER Jr. [scrapbook]-8157 was born on 18 Nov 1815 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died on 20 Mar 1898 in Rock Lake, Lyon, Minnesota, United States. James married 1 (MRIN:3602) Edith FARR-8153 on 24 May 1835 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Edith FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-8153 was born 1, 2 on 5 Dec 1814 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died on 7 Jul 1897 in Lyon, Minnesota, United States. She was buried in Castle Rock, Dakota, Minnesota, United States. Edith married 3 (MRIN:3602) James BADGER Jr.-8157 on 24 May 1835 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

BIRTH:
1840 Census: Waterford, Caledonia County, Vt
James Badger
"1M 20-29 [James Jr b.1815]
"1F 30-39 [wife,Edith b.btwn. 1800/1810]
As there is no record of an Edith Farr in Waterford who was born 1800/1810, I believe that the census enumerator put the 'tick mark' in the wrong column and that she was actually about the same age as her husband, NOT a decade older. AE 20-29 => b.btwn 1810/1820; i.e. b.ca. 1814.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: By Thomas Hall, Minister of the Gospel.


Pardon Davis FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-8154 was born 1, 2 on 5 Sep 1816 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died on 1 Aug 1884 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Pardon married 3 (MRIN:3603) Lucy L. GILSON-8687 on 30 Dec 1847 in Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

DEATH: Passumpsic Cem,Waterford,Vt, Pass Sect B, Lot 115, "Pardon D. Farr / died / Aug. 1, 1884 / AE. 68 yrs".

Lucy L. GILSON [scrapbook]-8687 was born 1, 2 on 28 Jun 1824 in Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She died 3, 4 on 21 Feb 1886 in Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She was buried in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Lucy married 5 (MRIN:3603) Pardon Davis FARR-8154 on 30 Dec 1847 in Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward FARR-8692 was born on 16 Nov 1849. He died on 14 Feb 1931.
  M ii George W. FARR-8688 was born on 21 Jun 1862. He died on 21 Jun 1934.

John Ryley FARR [Parents]-8155 was born 1, 2 on 30 Oct 1818 in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. John married (MRIN:3604) Mary A. BEAMAN-9672 about 1850.

Mary A. BEAMAN-9672 was born 1 on 11 Oct 1829 in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada. She died 2 on 12 Feb 1907 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Mary married (MRIN:3604) John Ryley FARR-8155 about 1850.

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