Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Allen Swinerton FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 25 Jul 1833 in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States. He died 3 on 15 Nov 1891 in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California, United States. Allen married 4 Tamar LEVINSON "Fanny" on 18 Jul 1878 in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States.

Other marriages:
WHEELER, Adelaide J.

July 1878 , Parker, Texas
At the Residence of the bride's parents, Thursday morning by Prof. S.E. Barkhead, Mr. A.S. Farr, to Miss Tamar Levinson. The happy couple left immediately after the ceremony for Brownwood, Texas, where they will make their future home, followed by the best wishes of their numerous friends. For our part we cannot do more than wish the wedded pair all the unalloyed happiness and conjugal felicity that usually follows in the wake of the good ship matrimony. May their hearts united be ever as light and their wedded sweetness ever be as sweet as the printers share of the bridal cake and last longer.


Allen was married first to Ada Wheeler, they had a baby who only lived for a year in Iowa, then they divorced in VT. He made his way to Missouri, then to Texas, where he married Tamar Levinson 1858. They lived near Washington Co. for awhile, then moved to Nipomo, CA after 1886. Allen worked as a builder, carpenter, and California land salesman, according to a pamphlet found in his wallet. He left his wife and son and new baby in Nipomo to find work in San Francisco. They moved to Walnut Creek, where he died, November 1891, stranding his family away from their base in Texas. I believe the family lived in Oakland for some time.

Tamar "Fanny" LEVINSON [scrapbook] was born 1 on 16 Apr 1852 in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States. She died 2 on 29 Aug 1924 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. Fanny married 3 Allen Swinerton FARR 4 on 18 Jul 1878 in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States.

Fanny was counted in a census 5 in 1900 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

August 1924 , Nogales, Santa Cruz, Arizona
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for the late Mrs. Tamar Farr, age 73 years, who recently died in Phoenix. Deceased is the mother of Mrs. L.H.Watkins of this city and one of the well known residents of this city. Death came to Mrs. Farr while visiting in Phoenix and is attributed to old age. Mrs. Farr made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Watkins at their home in Crawford Street.


She and her husband had a ranch near San Simeon, CA. Also near Nipomo. She also lived in Walnut Creek, CA and Oakland, CA. After he died, she moved to Dallas with her children.

Taught piano (was tutored by a prof of music when young). Lived with Emma and L.H. Watkins the last years of her life.

Her niece, Marie Botto married Henry Wiley, who lived in Douglas, AZ. I think he was an engineer.

She was unable to attend her daughter's wedding, and a series of letters between her and her future son-in-law and daughter describe the event.

She is buried in the Nogales, AZ Cemetery, the Masonic section. Newspaper article said she died in Phoenix.

CA Farr on affadavit, said she was born in "Independence, (1st capitol of Texas) near Brenham"

They had the following children.

  M i Charles Allyn FARR was born on 13 Jan 1882. He died in Nov 1963.
  F ii Emma Florence FARR was born on 18 Mar 1889. She died on 2 May 1967.

Charles Allyn FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 13 Jan 1882 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States. He died 3 in Nov 1963 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. Charles married Edna Blanche BROWN "Eddie" on 19 Feb 1913 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

Charles Allyn Farr, or Chas A Farr, was an inventor and composer and humorist.  He wrote under the name of Howdy Peter Jones, such songs as "Stand By America," "Sarong" and others. He called his sisters-in-law "Pete and Repete."  He was very funny.   He played violin in the Dallas Symphony.

Edna Blanche "Eddie" BROWN was born 1 on 24 Apr 1879 in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States. She died 2 on 28 Jul 1954 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States. Eddie married Charles Allyn FARR 3 on 19 Feb 1913 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.


Leonidas Howard WATKINS [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 27 Sep 1880 in Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States. He died 3 on 26 Mar 1954 in Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, United States. Leonidas married 4 Emma Florence FARR 5 on 14 Feb 1909 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.

Emma Florence FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 18 Mar 1889 in San Simeon, San Luis Obispo, California, United States. She died 3 on 2 May 1967 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. Emma married 4 Leonidas Howard WATKINS on 14 Feb 1909 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.


John Dempster FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 30 Apr 1837 in Hounsfield, Jefferson, New York, United States. He died on 19 Oct 1864 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. John married Frances Ann DAVIS 2 in 1858 in Jefferson, New York, United States.

John was counted in a census 3 in 1850 in Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Listed in the probate of his father as a deceased son.

Enlisted in Company G, New York 10th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 11 Sep 1862.Mustered out on 17 Oct 1864 at Washington, DC.

MILITARY: Name: J Dempster Farr
Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlistment Date: 21 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Clayton, NY
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, New York 10th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 11 Sep 1862.
Mustered out on 17 Oct 1864 at Washington, DC.

Birth Date: abt 1837
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General

Frances Ann DAVIS 1 was born in 1842 in New York, United States. She died on 25 Aug 1922. Frances married John Dempster FARR 2 in 1858 in Jefferson, New York, United States.

Frances was counted in a census 3 in 1850 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Frank M. FARR was born in 1859. He died in Jan 1929.
  M ii Dempster Farr FARR was born in 1863. He died in 1927.

Wilbur H. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 31 Jan 1855 in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States. He died 4, 5 on 5 Jun 1919 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. He was buried in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. Wilbur married 6 Margaret MCDIVITT on 20 Jun 1883 in Bloomfield Township, Polk, Iowa, United States.

Margaret MCDIVITT was born 1 in 1854 in Iowa, United States. She died 2 in 1927. Margaret married 3 Wilbur H. FARR 4 on 20 Jun 1883 in Bloomfield Township, Polk, Iowa, United States.

Margaret was counted in a census 5 in 1870 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Wilber Leo FARR was born on 18 Jun 1885. He died on 22 Jan 1932.

Elmer E. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 in Jun 1860 in Bloomfield, Davis, Iowa, United States. He died 2, 3 on 26 Jul 1903 in Iowa, United States. Elmer married 4 Emma Matilda MUNZENMAIR on 25 Oct 1883 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

Emma Matilda MUNZENMAIR was born 1 in 1862 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. She died 2 in 1946 in Illinois, United States. Emma married 3 Elmer E. FARR on 25 Oct 1883 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

Emma was counted in a census 4 in 1940 in Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Harry S. FARR was born in 1885. He died after 1940.
  M ii Clarence G. FARR was born in 1886.
  M iii Edward FARR was born on 22 Jun 1894. He died on 12 Jan 1981.

Clarence Albert FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 9 Sep 1865 in Iowa, United States. He died on 10 May 1924 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States. Clarence married 3 Mary Elizabeth GOODHUE on 2 Feb 1892 in Jasper, Iowa, United States.

Mary Elizabeth GOODHUE was born in Mar 1866 in Jasper, Iowa, United States. She died in 1958. Mary married 1 Clarence Albert FARR 2 on 2 Feb 1892 in Jasper, Iowa, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Elmer Goodhue FARR was born on 11 Apr 1893. He died on 13 Feb 1952.
  F ii Lefea Angeline FARR was born on 9 Jun 1895. She died on 24 Dec 1976.
  M iii
Perry Albert FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 7 Apr 1897 in Monteith, Guthrie, Iowa, United States. He died 2 in 1959 in Iowa, United States.
  F iv Mabel Elizabeth FARR was born on 3 Jul 1909. She died on 4 May 2003.

Charles R. FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 31 Jul 1839 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 30 Jan 1917 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Charles married 4 Cornelia E. CLARK 5 on 12 Nov 1867 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Cornelia E. CLARK 1 was born on 1 May 1843 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 29 Sep 1896 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. Cornelia married 2 Charles R. FARR 3 on 12 Nov 1867 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE:

Marriage found on FHL film #1000992.

They had the following children.

  F i Ethel FARR was born on 30 Oct 1878. She died on 28 Jun 1962.

Noyes J DAVIS was born on 12 Sep 1833 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died after 9 Jun 1869. Noyes married 1 Anna Janette FARR 2 on 4 Jan 1854 in Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

Anna Janette FARR [Parents] 1 was born in 1837 in West Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 1 Aug 1913 in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States. Anna married 3 Noyes J DAVIS on 4 Jan 1854 in Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.


Hershie Lauren FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 11 Aug 1883 in Carlisle, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 3 on 11 Apr 1969 in Bellevue, Huron, Ohio, United States. Hershie married 4 Ruth E. STULTZ on 25 Nov 1914 in Huron, Ohio, United States.

Ruth E. STULTZ was born 1 on 23 Dec 1885 in Lyme Township, Huron, Ohio, United States. Ruth married 2 Hershie Lauren FARR on 25 Nov 1914 in Huron, Ohio, United States.

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