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


George Ray FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-8414 was born 1, 2 on 31 Mar 1896 in Bush, Boyd, Nebraska, United States. He died 3 on 17 Apr 1920 in Spencer, Boyd, Nebraska, United States. He was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Madison, Nebraska, United States. George married (MRIN:3721) Pearl Malinda PERSONS-9418 on 31 Aug 1914 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States.

NORFOLK DAILY NEWS Norfolk, Nebraska - April 19, 1920
RAY FARR FALLS UNDER FREIGHT CAR AT SPENCER
BRAKEMAN KILLED PROBABLY INSTANTLY IN ACCIDENT WHICH LACKS WITNESSES.
…was riding moving car, Freight crew alarmed at absence of Comrade, make investigation and find lifeless body on tracks - Leaves wife and three children.
G. Ray Farr, a Northwestern brakeman was killed probably instantly, at Spencer, Nebraska, at 11:25 Saturday night while engaged in getting out a car on a sidetrack in the railroad yards. According to official reports, no one saw (witnessed) the accident and it is not known how the brakeman got under the wheels of the moving car which he was riding when last seen by brakeman KcKeever. The body was brought to Norfolk on Northwestern train No 406 Monday morning. Farr is survived by his wife and three small children who live at 1221 Pasewalk Avenue. He was about 30 years old and entered the service of the Northwestern road about a year ago.
Farr was employed on Northwestern freight train No. 467 in charge of Conductor Dobney.

The train crew was engaged in setting out the freight car and Brakeman McKeever accompanied Farr with the car, McKeever returned to the train first and when Farr failed to return a search was made and his body was found on the tracks, having been run over by the car. Railroad men believe that owing to the darkness and the rain and slippery conditions, Farr fell under the wheels when he endeavored to leave the moving car. It is not known whether he was riding on top of the car or on the iron ladder at the side.


Pearl Malinda Persons and her sister Nellie Alice persons married two Farr brothers. George Ray Farr and Cyrus Thomas Farr.

Pearl Malinda PERSONS [scrapbook]-9418 was born on 20 Nov 1896 in Spencer, Boyd, Nebraska, United States. She died on 22 Dec 1986 in Ogallala, Keith, Nebraska, United States. She was buried on 24 Dec 1986 in Ogallala Cemetery, Keith, Nebraska, United States. Pearl married (MRIN:3721) George Ray FARR-8414 on 31 Aug 1914 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States.

Other marriages:
ANDERSON, Charles

Pearl Malinda Persons and her sister Nellie Alice persons married two Farr brothers. George Ray Farr and Cyrus Thomas Farr.

They had the following children.

  F i Florence Eva "Sally" FARR-9423 was born on 30 Mar 1915. She died on 26 May 2002.
  F ii Hazel Ina FARR-9420 was born on 23 Feb 1916. She died on 1 Jul 1990.
  M iii Dewey Ray FARR-9419 was born on 7 Jan 1920. He died on 19 Jun 1988.

James Bert BRISTOL-8420 was born 1, 2, 3 on 4 Apr 1887 in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, United States. He died 4, 5, 6 on 17 Mar 1967 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States. He was buried in Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington, United States. James married 7 (MRIN:3722) Mona Hazel FARR-8415 on 10 Mar 1913 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States.

Mona Hazel FARR [Parents]-8415 was born 1 on 28 Feb 1898 in Lynch, Boyd, Nebraska, United States. She died in Mar 1990 in West Scio, Linn, Oregon, United States. Mona married 2 (MRIN:3722) James Bert BRISTOL-8420 on 10 Mar 1913 in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States.

Other marriages:
KUNZ, William Henry


William Henry KUNZ-13966 was born 1, 2 on 17 Apr 1912 in North Dakota, United States. He died 3, 4 on 15 Jul 1988 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. He was buried in 1988 in Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon, United States. William married 5 (MRIN:3723) Mona Hazel FARR-8415 on 1 Feb 1933 in Washington, Oregon, United States.

Mona Hazel FARR [Parents]-8415 was born 1 on 28 Feb 1898 in Lynch, Boyd, Nebraska, United States. She died in Mar 1990 in West Scio, Linn, Oregon, United States. Mona married 2 (MRIN:3723) William Henry KUNZ-13966 on 1 Feb 1933 in Washington, Oregon, United States.

Other marriages:
BRISTOL, James Bert


Roy M. FARR-8416 was born 1, 2 in Apr 1900 in Nebraska, United States. Roy married 3 (MRIN:3724) Wilma R.-9426 about 1928 in Nebraska, United States.

Wilma R.-9426 was born 1 about 1901 in Nebraska, United States. Wilma married 2 (MRIN:3724) Roy M. FARR-8416 about 1928 in Nebraska, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Billie L FARR-9427 was born 1, 2 on 9 Feb 1929 in Newport, Rock, Nebraska, United States. He died 3 on 20 Oct 2007 in Atkinson, Holt, Nebraska, United States.

Earl Loyd FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-8418 was born 2, 3 on 31 Jan 1917 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. He died 4, 5 on 17 Apr 2002 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. Earl married 6 (MRIN:3725) Louise Caroline GROTHE-13961 on 30 May 1940.

Louise Caroline GROTHE 1-13961 was born 2, 3 on 19 Sep 1918 in Emmet, Holt, Nebraska, United States. She died 4, 5 on 8 Jun 2011 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. Louise married 6 (MRIN:3725) Earl Loyd FARR-8418 on 30 May 1940.


Willard William W. KING-8425 was born on 10 Oct 1876 in Malone, Franklin, New York, United States. He died in 1947. Willard married (MRIN:3726) Eleanor A. FARR-8422 on 29 Jan 1902 in Brushton, Franklin, New York, United States.

Eleanor A. FARR [Parents]-8422 was born 1 in Nov 1884 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States. She died in 1960. Eleanor married (MRIN:3726) Willard William W. KING-8425 on 29 Jan 1902 in Brushton, Franklin, New York, United States.


George Isadore WELLS-8424 was born on 15 May 1875 in Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States. He died on 28 Sep 1956 in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States. George married (MRIN:3727) Claudia Beatrick FARR-8423 on 26 Nov 1895 in Brandon, Franklin, New York, United States.

Claudia Beatrick FARR [Parents]-8423 was born on 6 Feb 1875. She died on 23 Jul 1958 in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States. Claudia married (MRIN:3727) George Isadore WELLS-8424 on 26 Nov 1895 in Brandon, Franklin, New York, United States.

Claudia was counted in a census 1 in 1880 in Brandon, Franklin, New York, United States.


Dr. William FARR (twin) [Parents] [scrapbook]-8427 was born 1, 2 on 27 Apr 1714 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 26 Sep 1794 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 4 (MRIN:3728) Abigail RUSSELL-8428 on 4 Feb 1743 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Jemimah

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

William Farr inherited his father's property in Stow and lived there until his marriage. He was a school teacher at Littleton, Massachusetts, teaching in the southern part of Acton, Massachusetts, as well, from 1751-2. When the 1790 census was taken, we find that "Dr. Farr" was living in Westford with one female in the household. It was probably his daughter Mary who lived with him throughout her life. His sons were all spread out. Nathaniel had left New Ipswich when his brother died, and was in New Bedford in 1790; Levi had died in New Ipswich, NH in 1788, Francis was living in Harvard, Mass. in 1790; and William Farr Jr. was a resident of Ashby, at that time. Dr.  Farr must have been totally proud of his sons, who were all soldiers of the American Revolution.

Abigail RUSSELL [scrapbook]-8428 was born 1 on 15 Mar 1727 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 14 Mar 1809 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married 3 (MRIN:3728) Dr. William FARR (twin)-8427 on 4 Feb 1743 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

DEATH: The record says: "Abigail Farr, widow, 14 March, 1809, of Palsy, age 82." (*who was the single Abigail Farr, who d. in Littleton, Mass. of 'old age' 11 Nov. 1852, age 86?)

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary FARR-8429 was born 1 on 25 Dec 1745 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1759.
  M ii Nathaniel FARR-8430 was born on 4 Feb 1746. He died on 22 Jul 1840.
  F iii
Abigail FARR-8431 was born 1 on 1 May 1749 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iv Levi FARR-8432 was born on 20 Jan 1750. He died on 4 May 1788 from by being thrown from the seat of a wagon.
  M v Lt. Francis FARR Esq.-8433 was born on 9 Jul 1753. He died on 16 Sep 1819.
  M vi William FARR Jr.-8434 was born on 21 Jun 1755. He died on 3 Feb 1834.
  F vii
Abigail FARR [scrapbook]-8435 was born 1 on 24 Mar 1758 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 25 Aug 1835 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F viii
Mary FARR-8436 was born 1 on 5 Dec 1759 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 10 Mar 1823 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

DEATH: Aged, 63 years 3 months 5 Dayth.
  F ix
Jemina FARR-8437 was born 1 on 16 Sep 1762 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Nathaniel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-8430 was born 1 on 4 Feb 1746 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 22 Jul 1840 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Nathaniel married 2 (MRIN:3729) Abigail FOSTER-8438 on 17 Feb 1768 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
DECOST, Abigail

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

"Nathaniel Farr and Abigail his wife and Abigail and Martha their children, warned out of Westford, Mass., 5 March, 1770."  They removed to New Ipswich, NH, from Westford ca. 1770, and settled alongside his brother, Levi, where Nathaniel entered Revolutionary Service.  (What was Nathaniel doing in New Bedford, Mass (that part of Dartmouth that became New Bedford) in 1790?

Around the end of March, 1799, the family removed to Chester, Vermont. Nathaniel, like so many soldiers before him who had marched on the Crown Point Military road during the Revolution, was impressed with the scenery and potential of Vermont. He determined that after the war was over, he would move his family and settle them in the Black River Valley.

They came with one ox team consisting of one yoke of oxen and a large sled, and a two yoke sled of steers with a milch cow with a sled tied up and hooked to her back. All the household possessions had been loaded in the cart, consisting of beds and bedding, cooking utensils, and other necessities.  They arrived at Townshend, Massachusetts, spent the night there, and then proceeded on to Rindge, NH. They traveled from Rindge northward on an old stagecoach path which was still hard covered with snow and almost impassable.  It was very rough going, but the family was in need of getting to their destination soon in order to start building their home and beginning the planting season.  The younger children and Abigail stayed with friends in Chester, while Nathaniel went on to the town of  Cavendish to his land.  He had purchased  from William Chaplin of Cavendish, 50 acres of land, being the SW corner of John Webster's Right #73, on 26 Dec., 1799.  The land was described as "beginning at a large beach tree, it being the southwest corner of land laid out on John Webster's Right No. 73; thence south, 80 degrees east, 100 rods to a stake and stones; thence north 8 degrees east, 80 rods to a stake & stones; thence north 80 degrees west, 100 rods to a stake and stones; thence south, 8 degrees west, 80 rods to the bounds first mentioned."    The deed was witnessed by Salmon Dutton and Asa Wheeler.

Nathaniel removed his family to Cavendish from Chester around 1801.  It is believe he first  built his log home on land, off the Twenty-Mile Stream Road near the old Timothy Adams Farm. This place was historically  the home of grist-mill owner and operator, Moses Smith, an early settler and Revolutionary soldier who had lost one of his limbs in the war.   Later Robert Upton who had married Anna Wheelock lived here and operated the mill but left later for the state of Maine.

Nathaniel Farr lived close to Capt. John Coffeen and must have been present at that gentlemen's funeral.   He was a well-liked citizen of the town, and it is said that he often told many colorful stories of the Revolution and the early days in Cavendish.  He applied for a survivor's pension on 8 Aug., 1832 in order to receive benefit of the Act of Congress of June 7, 1832.  He was granted a pension on 22 Aug., 1833 of $32.31 a year.  Why he did not apply for a pension before that date, we can't be certain.  He could have applied as early as 1818.

He died at Proctorsville on 22 July, 1840 (age 95 years). "May the warrior whose spirit has fled, Reach the mansions prepared for the blest, For his country he suffered and bled, Heaven's Angels conduct him to rest."

Nathaniel is buried in the Farr Family Plot, in back of the Farr homestead in Proctorsville.  Abigail died  before him, ca. 1810, and is buried in the plot.  (There are some 13 graves there with fieldstone markers).

(Notes:  "Montpelier, Vt., Public Records: "Nathaniel Farr Estate, pg. 318; 30 Dec., 1840, Levi Farr appointed administrator of the estate, gives bond, one year allowed to settle estate.)

Declaration of Nathaniel Farr
National Archives Revolutionary Pension Number S.16111

On this 8th day of August, 1832, at his own dwelling house, not being able to attend in open Court, by reason of age and bodily infirmity, personally appeared before the Judge of Probate Court within and for the District of Windsor, in the State of Vermont, Nathaniel Farr, a resident of Cavendish in the County (and District) of said Windsor, aged eighty-six years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 1st, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated viz:

That the declarant lived in New Ipswich, in the County of Hillsborough and State of New Hampshire in the year 1775, and that he turned out as a volunteer, and marched to Concord, Massachusetts, at the time the British left Boston and marched to said Concord, and on arriving at Concord and finding the enemy had returned to Boston, declarant proceeded to Cambridge, near Boston, and then returned back to said New Ipswich, having been absent about a week.

Declarant then, immediately, to wit, in the latter part of April or for a part of May, 1775, enlisted for eight months into Capt. Mann's Company of Mason, N.H., the name of the Colonel who commanded the Regiment to which he belonged, declarant has forgotten - marched immediately to Cambridge, at which place and vicinity, he was stationed during the 8 months for which he enlisted. Declarant was in the Battle of Bunker Hill. At the expiration of 8 months he returned being discharged to New Ipswich, N.H.

Declarant further states that in the Month of May, as he thinks, 1777, he enlisted into Capt. Josiah Brown's Company of said New Ipswich, marched to Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain, for the purpose of opposing General Burgoyne who was coming up the Lake from Canada with his army, returned back to New Ipswich, N.H., having been absent 6 weeks. Declarant did not enlist for any specified term of time, the object of the expedition was to keep the posts, and oppose the enemy til our regular forces should arrive.

Declarant also states that the time Royalton in Vermont was burned, he volunteered to go to said Royalton, but on arriving at Keene, N.H., information was received that the enemy had left he place; consequently declarant returned home, having been absent but three days. Declarant does not recall what year Royalton was burnt, has not written discharges, and thinks he never had any.

Declarant resided in New Ipswich, N.H., til the year 1803 when he moved to Chester, Vermont, when he stayed a year and a half, thence he moved to Cavendish in the County of Windsor and State of Vermont, where he as lived ever since.

Declarant does not recollect that the name of the Lieutenant was in Capt. Josiah Brown's Company, in which Company he marched to Ticonderoga in 1777, but the name of the Ensign was Benjamin Williams of New Ipswich, NH.

On this 20th day of May, 1833, at his own dwelling house, personally appeared, Nathaniel Farr, aged eighty seven years on the 15th day of February, last, does hereby make the following supplementary declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832.

That in respect to the first weeks service at Concord and Cambridge in April, 1775, the declarant was out six days certain, and he thinks some days more, but cannot say positively.

With regard to the 8 months service in 1775, the declarant is yet unable to recollect the name of the Colonel, or other field officers, he recollects that Colonel Prescott had some command during he battle of Bunker Hill and further states that he saw General Washington several times during the eight months service and also says that General Warren was killed on the day of the battle at Bunker Hill.

In respect to the 3rd enlistment the declarant cannot tell the Colonel's name, but thinks the General's name who commanded at Ticonderoga was Schuyler.

As respects the 4th campaign of three days, the declarant can recollect nothing further being more infirm and imperfect as to memory than when he testified to his first declaration the services in the war appearing in many respects "like a dream". In all the campaigns, the declarant served as a private. He has no written discharges or documentary witnesses, and knows of no one who can testify to his services except Martha Atwood, whose affidavit is hereunto annexed.

SWORN and SUBSCRIBED the day and year aforesaid, viz: Nathaniel Farr, ss; Jabez Proctor, Judge of Probate

Affidavit of Martha Atwood, Cavendish, 17th July, 1832:

"I, Martha Atwood, of Cavendish in Windsor County in the State of Vermont, formerly of New Ipswich, NH, in Hillsborough County, being 62 years of age of rational mind and memory, do testify and say that in the Spring of the year 1775, my father, Nathaniel Farr, then an inhabitant of said New Ipswich and now an inhabitant of said Cavendish, went to Cambridge on account of the regulars coming from Boston to Lexington and Concord. He was gone a week or more, and then immediately, enlisted into 8 months service and was gone until the snow covered the ground for the next winter."

PENSION RECORD: Microfilm Copy No. M-804, Roll #956, "Revolution War Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application Files"

Nathaniel Farr, S1611 - Service: N.H.; Nathaniel Farr of Windsor County, in the State of Vermont, who was a private in the Company commanded under Capt. Mann , in the N.H. militia for 9 months and 12 days. Inscribed on the Roll of Vt., at the rate of $32.31 per annum to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831., certification of Pension issued Aug. 22, 1833, and sent to R. Washburn, Ludlow, Vermont; Arrears to the 4th of March, 1833 - $64.62, semiannual allowance ending - $16.15, total , $80.77, recorded by W.L. Williams, Clerk, Book "E', Vol. 3, pg. 64, Revolutionary Claim Act of June 7, 1832.

Abigail FOSTER-8438 was born 1 on 16 Mar 1746 in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in BY 1784. Abigail married 2 (MRIN:3729) Nathaniel FARR-8430 on 17 Feb 1768 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Marriage was recorded at Westford and performed at Littleton.

They had the following children.

  F i
Abigail FARR-8536 was christened 1, 2 on 26 Feb 1769 in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii Martha FARR-8537 was christened on 18 Feb 1770. She died on 23 Feb 1846.
  M iii Levi FARR-8538 was born in 1772. He died in May 1847.
  F iv
Mary FARR-8539 was born in 1778 in New Hampshire, United States.
  M v Josiah FARR-8540 was born in 1779. He died on 4 Oct 1846.
  M vi Nathaniel Russell FARR-8541 was born in 1781. He died on 12 Nov 1840.
  F vii
Susannah FARR-8542 was born on 5 Jun 1782 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. She died 1 on 22 Sep 1858 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States from of consumption.

DEATH: The record list her parents as Nathaniel and Abigail Farr.
  F viii
Sarah "Sally" FARR 1-8543 was born in 1784. She died 2 on 18 Aug 1870 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States from of lung fever.

Nathaniel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-8430 was born 1 on 4 Feb 1746 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 22 Jul 1840 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Nathaniel married 2 (MRIN:3730) Abigail DECOST-8535 on 25 Jul 1784 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FOSTER, Abigail

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

"Nathaniel Farr and Abigail his wife and Abigail and Martha their children, warned out of Westford, Mass., 5 March, 1770."  They removed to New Ipswich, NH, from Westford ca. 1770, and settled alongside his brother, Levi, where Nathaniel entered Revolutionary Service.  (What was Nathaniel doing in New Bedford, Mass (that part of Dartmouth that became New Bedford) in 1790?

Around the end of March, 1799, the family removed to Chester, Vermont. Nathaniel, like so many soldiers before him who had marched on the Crown Point Military road during the Revolution, was impressed with the scenery and potential of Vermont. He determined that after the war was over, he would move his family and settle them in the Black River Valley.

They came with one ox team consisting of one yoke of oxen and a large sled, and a two yoke sled of steers with a milch cow with a sled tied up and hooked to her back. All the household possessions had been loaded in the cart, consisting of beds and bedding, cooking utensils, and other necessities.  They arrived at Townshend, Massachusetts, spent the night there, and then proceeded on to Rindge, NH. They traveled from Rindge northward on an old stagecoach path which was still hard covered with snow and almost impassable.  It was very rough going, but the family was in need of getting to their destination soon in order to start building their home and beginning the planting season.  The younger children and Abigail stayed with friends in Chester, while Nathaniel went on to the town of  Cavendish to his land.  He had purchased  from William Chaplin of Cavendish, 50 acres of land, being the SW corner of John Webster's Right #73, on 26 Dec., 1799.  The land was described as "beginning at a large beach tree, it being the southwest corner of land laid out on John Webster's Right No. 73; thence south, 80 degrees east, 100 rods to a stake and stones; thence north 8 degrees east, 80 rods to a stake & stones; thence north 80 degrees west, 100 rods to a stake and stones; thence south, 8 degrees west, 80 rods to the bounds first mentioned."    The deed was witnessed by Salmon Dutton and Asa Wheeler.

Nathaniel removed his family to Cavendish from Chester around 1801.  It is believe he first  built his log home on land, off the Twenty-Mile Stream Road near the old Timothy Adams Farm. This place was historically  the home of grist-mill owner and operator, Moses Smith, an early settler and Revolutionary soldier who had lost one of his limbs in the war.   Later Robert Upton who had married Anna Wheelock lived here and operated the mill but left later for the state of Maine.

Nathaniel Farr lived close to Capt. John Coffeen and must have been present at that gentlemen's funeral.   He was a well-liked citizen of the town, and it is said that he often told many colorful stories of the Revolution and the early days in Cavendish.  He applied for a survivor's pension on 8 Aug., 1832 in order to receive benefit of the Act of Congress of June 7, 1832.  He was granted a pension on 22 Aug., 1833 of $32.31 a year.  Why he did not apply for a pension before that date, we can't be certain.  He could have applied as early as 1818.

He died at Proctorsville on 22 July, 1840 (age 95 years). "May the warrior whose spirit has fled, Reach the mansions prepared for the blest, For his country he suffered and bled, Heaven's Angels conduct him to rest."

Nathaniel is buried in the Farr Family Plot, in back of the Farr homestead in Proctorsville.  Abigail died  before him, ca. 1810, and is buried in the plot.  (There are some 13 graves there with fieldstone markers).

(Notes:  "Montpelier, Vt., Public Records: "Nathaniel Farr Estate, pg. 318; 30 Dec., 1840, Levi Farr appointed administrator of the estate, gives bond, one year allowed to settle estate.)

Declaration of Nathaniel Farr
National Archives Revolutionary Pension Number S.16111

On this 8th day of August, 1832, at his own dwelling house, not being able to attend in open Court, by reason of age and bodily infirmity, personally appeared before the Judge of Probate Court within and for the District of Windsor, in the State of Vermont, Nathaniel Farr, a resident of Cavendish in the County (and District) of said Windsor, aged eighty-six years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 1st, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated viz:

That the declarant lived in New Ipswich, in the County of Hillsborough and State of New Hampshire in the year 1775, and that he turned out as a volunteer, and marched to Concord, Massachusetts, at the time the British left Boston and marched to said Concord, and on arriving at Concord and finding the enemy had returned to Boston, declarant proceeded to Cambridge, near Boston, and then returned back to said New Ipswich, having been absent about a week.

Declarant then, immediately, to wit, in the latter part of April or for a part of May, 1775, enlisted for eight months into Capt. Mann's Company of Mason, N.H., the name of the Colonel who commanded the Regiment to which he belonged, declarant has forgotten - marched immediately to Cambridge, at which place and vicinity, he was stationed during the 8 months for which he enlisted. Declarant was in the Battle of Bunker Hill. At the expiration of 8 months he returned being discharged to New Ipswich, N.H.

Declarant further states that in the Month of May, as he thinks, 1777, he enlisted into Capt. Josiah Brown's Company of said New Ipswich, marched to Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain, for the purpose of opposing General Burgoyne who was coming up the Lake from Canada with his army, returned back to New Ipswich, N.H., having been absent 6 weeks. Declarant did not enlist for any specified term of time, the object of the expedition was to keep the posts, and oppose the enemy til our regular forces should arrive.

Declarant also states that the time Royalton in Vermont was burned, he volunteered to go to said Royalton, but on arriving at Keene, N.H., information was received that the enemy had left he place; consequently declarant returned home, having been absent but three days. Declarant does not recall what year Royalton was burnt, has not written discharges, and thinks he never had any.

Declarant resided in New Ipswich, N.H., til the year 1803 when he moved to Chester, Vermont, when he stayed a year and a half, thence he moved to Cavendish in the County of Windsor and State of Vermont, where he as lived ever since.

Declarant does not recollect that the name of the Lieutenant was in Capt. Josiah Brown's Company, in which Company he marched to Ticonderoga in 1777, but the name of the Ensign was Benjamin Williams of New Ipswich, NH.

On this 20th day of May, 1833, at his own dwelling house, personally appeared, Nathaniel Farr, aged eighty seven years on the 15th day of February, last, does hereby make the following supplementary declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832.

That in respect to the first weeks service at Concord and Cambridge in April, 1775, the declarant was out six days certain, and he thinks some days more, but cannot say positively.

With regard to the 8 months service in 1775, the declarant is yet unable to recollect the name of the Colonel, or other field officers, he recollects that Colonel Prescott had some command during he battle of Bunker Hill and further states that he saw General Washington several times during the eight months service and also says that General Warren was killed on the day of the battle at Bunker Hill.

In respect to the 3rd enlistment the declarant cannot tell the Colonel's name, but thinks the General's name who commanded at Ticonderoga was Schuyler.

As respects the 4th campaign of three days, the declarant can recollect nothing further being more infirm and imperfect as to memory than when he testified to his first declaration the services in the war appearing in many respects "like a dream". In all the campaigns, the declarant served as a private. He has no written discharges or documentary witnesses, and knows of no one who can testify to his services except Martha Atwood, whose affidavit is hereunto annexed.

SWORN and SUBSCRIBED the day and year aforesaid, viz: Nathaniel Farr, ss; Jabez Proctor, Judge of Probate

Affidavit of Martha Atwood, Cavendish, 17th July, 1832:

"I, Martha Atwood, of Cavendish in Windsor County in the State of Vermont, formerly of New Ipswich, NH, in Hillsborough County, being 62 years of age of rational mind and memory, do testify and say that in the Spring of the year 1775, my father, Nathaniel Farr, then an inhabitant of said New Ipswich and now an inhabitant of said Cavendish, went to Cambridge on account of the regulars coming from Boston to Lexington and Concord. He was gone a week or more, and then immediately, enlisted into 8 months service and was gone until the snow covered the ground for the next winter."

PENSION RECORD: Microfilm Copy No. M-804, Roll #956, "Revolution War Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application Files"

Nathaniel Farr, S1611 - Service: N.H.; Nathaniel Farr of Windsor County, in the State of Vermont, who was a private in the Company commanded under Capt. Mann , in the N.H. militia for 9 months and 12 days. Inscribed on the Roll of Vt., at the rate of $32.31 per annum to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831., certification of Pension issued Aug. 22, 1833, and sent to R. Washburn, Ludlow, Vermont; Arrears to the 4th of March, 1833 - $64.62, semiannual allowance ending - $16.15, total , $80.77, recorded by W.L. Williams, Clerk, Book "E', Vol. 3, pg. 64, Revolutionary Claim Act of June 7, 1832.

Abigail DECOST-8535 was born about 1748 in of Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She died about 1810 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Abigail married 1 (MRIN:3730) Nathaniel FARR-8430 on 25 Jul 1784 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

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Samuel FARR-8544 was born in 1785 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.



Warned out of Cavendish 23 March, 1816 - Samuel Farr, wife Susanna, Anna & David, children.
  F ii Patty FARR-8545 was born in 1787. She died in Feb 1846.

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