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


Asa Walton FARR [Parents]-8485 was born on 28 Feb 1821 in Sharon, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died on 6 Oct 1863. Asa married (MRIN:3751) Elizabeth Green HADLEY-8491 on 13 May 1845 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

From the research of Lina Farr Welch:
Elizabeth was a teacher in Lowell when they were married. Asa was a lawyer by profession, and was a partner in the law firm of Benjamin F. Butler in Lowell, Massachusetts. He served as district attorney of Middlesex County, appointed by Governor S. Boutwell. He also served as editor of a legal journal, Vox Populi. He and Elizabeth moved to Racine, Wisconsin where they were living in 1860. They had Fred Walton (b. 1846), and Ellen Elizabeth (b. 30 April, 1848). They moved next to Geneva (Walworth County) Wisconsin. Asa was a Democrat and represented his district in the State Legislature in 1856. On the outbreak of the rebellion, being a Democrat of the Ben Butler stamp, he accepted a position where he thought he could be of service to his country, and in the execution of that trust he lost his life, stating, but a few days before his death, that it "was not ambition nor gain that prompted him to enter the army, but only that he might do his mite towards crushing the rebellion; that he did not seek promotion, but was willing to serve where he could do the most good." He joined as a Lieutenant of Company "A" Third Wisconsin Cavalry. He was promoted Regimental Quartermaster of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Cavalry. He was mustered in 28 Jan., 1862 at Janesville, Wisconsin. The circumstances of his death were written up in the history of his regiment as follows: "On the 4th of Sept. 1863, General Blunt left Fort Scott for Fort Smith to establish district Headquarters at Fort Smith. He was accompanied by several members of his staff, among them, Major Benjamin S. Henning, and Lieutenant Asa W. Farr, Quartermaster and Judge Advocate, both of the Third Cavalry. They traveled with the brigade band which was composed of Wisconsin men They were escorted by forty men of Company I, Third Wisconsin Cavalry under Lieutenant H. D. Bannister; and forty-three men of Company A, Fourteenth Kansas Cavalry, under Lieut. Pierce. The whole escort was under command of J. G. Cavart, Third Wisconsin Cavalry. They traveled in a train of eight wagons full of gear, equipment and essentials for establishing the new district headquarters. At noon, on the 6th of September they were within a short distance of camp near Baxter's Spring in the Cherokee Nation. Here, the command was halted to permit the train to come up. Soon after, a column of men was seen coming out of the woods about eighty rods to the left, and forming into line. The escort was immediately formed in line of battle, and the train took up its position in the rear. A scout soon came in, informing General Blunt that the force in front disguised in Federal uniforms, were enemies, and that an engagement was taking place at the camp of Lieutenant Pond, who was in command at Baxter's Springs. Of the men comprising the escort, twenty were acting as rear guard to the train, leaving but sixty-five to form a line of battle. They receive the charge of a force of from 300 to 500 men. The lines were not more than 200 yards distant. The enemy advanced at a walk, firing. The men of Company A, Fourteenth Kansas, began to break. The enemy saw this coming and ordered a charge. The whole Rebel line advanced with a shout. The remainder of Company A broke, and could not be rallied. In the meantime, a full volley was fired by Company I of the Third Wisconsin Cavalry. The enemy, however, continued to advance. Company I stood, firing their revolvers till the enemy was within twenty feet of them. They saw they were totally outnumbered, and they turned to escape, but before any distance could be made, the enemy were in their midst. The men were shot down while fleeing. Those that fell wounded but were still moving, were murdered on the spot. Of the forty men of Company I, who composed part of the escort, twenty-two were killed, and four were wounded and left on the field for dead. During the attack, the band wagon attempted to escape, and had made about half a mile when one of the wheels came off, the Rebels rushed upon its occupants and commenced indiscriminate slaughter of the whole band. Many of them were shot while in the wagon. The bodies were gathered and thrown in or under the wagon, which was set fire to. Many of them were much burned and brutally mutilated. About the time of the appearance of the enemy on the left, a fight was ensuing on the opposite side of the ridge. A portion of the Rebel band were attacking the position of Lieutenant Pond. The Lieutenant had sent off the greater portion of his force foraging, but still made a gallant defense. The enemy, however, was drawn off to the attack of General Blunt and his party, and Lieutenant Pond prepared himself to meet still further demonstration from them, not dreaming that a bloody massacre was being enacted in close proximity to his camp. After plundering the wagons, and making sure that their victims were dead, Quantrell and his bloody band left the field. The scene was devastating."
Asa died near Baxter Springs, Indian Territory, 6 Oct., 1863.
The Regimental History added: "Major Gillis, the Assistant Adjutant General, and Lieutenant Asa W. Farr were found dead, evidently murdered in cold blood." All the soldiers killed in this engagement were buried in a cemetery at Baxter Springs, and a single monument was erected in their memory. Elizabeth applied for a Widow's Pension, 20 April, 1864 (App# 50096, Cert# 33621).

Elizabeth Green HADLEY-8491 was born on 5 Dec 1828 in of Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married (MRIN:3751) Asa Walton FARR-8485 on 13 May 1845 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Frederick FARR 1-8848 was born 2 on 5 Jan 1846 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii
Ellen FARR 1-8849 was born 2 on 30 Apr 1848 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Rev. Eleazer D. FARR [Parents]-8493 was born on 20 Jun 1816 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 14 Mar 1899 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Eleazer married (MRIN:3752) Charity P. TANDY-8598 on 7 Dec 1837 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Eleazer D. Farr was a Baptist Clergyman in Marlow, NH in 1850.

Charity P. TANDY-8598 was born on 10 Mar 1814 in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 11 Jan 1895 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She was buried in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Charity married (MRIN:3752) Rev. Eleazer D. FARR-8493 on 7 Dec 1837 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Oren Eleazer FARR-8600 was born on 26 Oct 1838. He died in 1935.
  F ii Alice Maria Gunnison FARR-8601 was born on 24 Dec 1840.
  F iii Almina Philena FARR-8602 was born in 1843.
  F iv
Emily S. FARR 1-8603 was born on 8 Nov 1847 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 9 Nov 1858 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.
  M v
Nathan FARR 1, 2-8604 was born on 16 Apr 1849 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 18 Mar 1861 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.
  F vi Sarah Elizabeth FARR-8605 was born on 3 Jun 1852.
  F vii Ida Lurinda FARR-8606 was born on 25 Dec 1854.
  M viii Elmer Danzen FARR-8607 was born in Oct 1858.

Asa FARR [Parents]-8500 was born 1, 2 on 12 Dec 1783 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 5 Jun 1854. Asa married 3, 4 (MRIN:3753) Maria BIGELOW-8619 on 11 Apr 1807 in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Asa was counted in a census 5 in 1840 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was counted in a census 6 in 1850 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

CENSUS: The numbers in this census work out for this family.

Maria BIGELOW-8619 was born 1 on 5 Mar 1779 in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Maria married 2, 3 (MRIN:3753) Asa FARR-8500 on 11 Apr 1807 in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Maria was counted in a census 4 in 1850 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: The Harvard vitals states the date as "7 May 1807."

They had the following children.

  F i
Ezannah FARR-8620 was born in Feb 1811 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died 1 on 16 Oct 1811 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii
Maria Lesure FARR-8621 was born about 1813 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iii
Asa FARR Jr.-8622 was born about 1814 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv
Elna F. Marshall FARR-8623 was born about 1819 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  F v
Elizabeth Waters FARR-8624 was born about 1822 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  M vi
Francis FARR-8625 was born in Dec 1825 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died 1 on 12 Oct 1826 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Levi FARR [Parents]-8502 was born 1, 2 on 15 Mar 1788 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 19 Jan 1821 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Levi married (MRIN:3754) Mary PIERCE "Polly"-8989 on 14 Sep 1818 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

LDS FHL film #397504, folio #7277
Levi Farr 1821

Apr 20 1821 states that Levi Farr, Stone Cutter of Chelmsford lately died intestate. Wife's name is listed as Mary and a son Levi. Francis and Asa Farr both have notes in this administration.

On same film as above but folio #7278 it states that John Underwood and Mary Underwood wife of the deceased John Farr and mother of Levi age 14 petition for Benjamin Blood to be gaurdian of Levi.

Mary "Polly" PIERCE-8989 was born on 17 Feb 1787 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 22 Aug 1873 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Polly married (MRIN:3754) Levi FARR-8502 on 14 Sep 1818 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
UNDERWOOD, John

They had the following children.

  M i
Levi FARR-8990 was born on 23 Jul 1818 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 28 Jan 1876 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Single and no children.

Rev. Jonathan FARR [Parents]-8503 was born 1, 2 on 20 Sep 1790 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 15 Jun 1845 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States from of consumption. Jonathan married 4 (MRIN:3755) Laurinda S. UPHAM-8507 on 12 Apr 1834 in Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Jonathan received is A.B. 1818 from Harvard College, His A.M. in 1824 and attended Harvard Divinity School in 1821.  He was a Unitarian minister at Gardner, Massachusetts. We find in the records that the Congregational church in Gardner separated in the autumn of 1830. In December, following, Rev. Farr was ordained over the Congregational Church, and was dismissed, at his request in July, 1833, succeeded by Rev. Curtis Cutler.   He was a writer on religious themes. He d. at Harvard, Mass., 15 June, 1845 (age 55). The minor children all became wards of their grandfather and grandmother Upham in Leicester, Mass., where they were living when the 1850 census was taken.

Laurinda S. UPHAM-8507 was born on 9 Dec 1805 in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 20 Feb 1849 in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Laurinda married 1 (MRIN:3755) Rev. Jonathan FARR-8503 on 12 Apr 1834 in Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Stephen Bemis FARR-8508 was born 1, 2 on 6 Jan 1835 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii
Mary Upham FARR-8509 was born 1, 2 on 27 Sep 1836 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iii
Esther FARR-8510 was born 1, 2 on 4 Nov 1838 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv
Ruth FARR-8511 was born 1, 2 on 7 Jun 1841 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  M v
Edward Dickinson FARR-8512 was born 1, 2 on 20 Mar 1843 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died before 1900 in New Hampshire, United States.

Levi CROUCH-9409 was born 1 on 7 Jul 1774 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Levi married 2 (MRIN:3756) Sarah FARR-8513 on 5 Oct 1803 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah FARR [Parents]-8513 was born 1, 2 on 9 Jan 1783 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 3 (MRIN:3756) Levi CROUCH-9409 on 5 Oct 1803 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.


Joseph WETHERBEE-8528 was born on 13 Aug 1783 in Boxboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 23 Oct 1858 in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Joseph married 1 (MRIN:3757) Mary FARR-8514 on 3 Oct 1810 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary FARR [Parents]-8514 was born 1, 2 on 12 Jun 1784 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 23 Nov 1819 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3 (MRIN:3757) Joseph WETHERBEE-8528 on 3 Oct 1810 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


William FARR [Parents]-8515 was born 1, 2, 3 on 27 Sep 1789 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 on 4 Apr 1847 in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States from of liver desease. William married 5 (MRIN:3758) Lucy PUFFER-8521 on 19 Dec 1816 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

BIRTH: Recorded in Harvard.

Lucy PUFFER-8521 was born on 10 Sep 1794 in of Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Lucy married 1 (MRIN:3758) William FARR-8515 on 19 Dec 1816 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Lucy was counted in a census 2 in 1850 in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Lucy FARR-8522 was born 1 on 2 Dec 1818 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 26 Jan 1820 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii Roxanna FARR-8523 was born on 3 Sep 1820.
  M iii
William FARR-8524 was born 1, 2 on 19 Sep 1822 in Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 29 Mar 1826.
  M iv
Cyrus FARR-8525 was born 1 on 21 Mar 1824 in Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 29 Mar 1826 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M v
William FARR 1-8526 was born 2 on 12 Oct 1828 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F vi
Maria FARR 1-8527 was born 2 on 4 Jul 1832 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Willard FARR [Parents]-8518 was born 1, 2 on 4 Dec 1791 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 24 Oct 1831 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Willard married 3 (MRIN:3759) Sybil HAZEN-11660 on 2 Nov 1814 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sybil HAZEN-11660 was born in 1793 in Tyngsboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 1 in Feb 1820 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sybil married 2 (MRIN:3759) Willard FARR-8518 on 2 Nov 1814 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Eliza FARR-11661 was born on 6 Jul 1815. She died on 3 Dec 1873.
  F ii Lucy FARR-11662 was born on 4 Oct 1817. She died in 1870.
  F iii Sibel FARR-11663 was born on 12 Feb 1820. She died on 19 Aug 1905.

James D. HERVEY-8681 was born about 1818 in Massachusetts, United States. James married 1 (MRIN:3760) Roxanna FARR-8523 on 31 Dec 1840 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Roxanna FARR [Parents]-8523 was born 1 on 3 Sep 1820 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Roxanna married 2 (MRIN:3760) James D. HERVEY-8681 on 31 Dec 1840 in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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