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


Oren Eleazer FARR [Parents] 1 was born on 26 Oct 1838 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He died in 1935 in New Hampshire, United States. Oren married Ellen M. SPAULDING on 2 Aug 1859 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
Oren was a soldier of the Civil War. He was 23 years old when he enlisted from Goshen, 15 Sept., 1862, in Co. "F", 16th Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers. He mustered out with the company at Concord, NH, 20 Aug., 1863. They farmed in Goshen. He served as a deacon of the Baptist Church in Goshen for many years.

Ellen M. SPAULDING was born on 22 Aug 1840 in New Hampshire, United States. She died on 5 Aug 1919 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Ellen married Oren Eleazer FARR on 2 Aug 1859 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.


Henry Thomas BROOKS was born on 26 Oct 1837 in Fairfield, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. Henry married Alice Maria Gunnison FARR on 24 Nov 1860 in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

Alice Maria Gunnison FARR [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 24 Dec 1840 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Alice married Henry Thomas BROOKS on 24 Nov 1860 in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
In 1880 they were living in Fairfield (Cumberland Co) New Jersey. They removed west to Colorado where they were farmers when the 1900 census was taken. Alice d. in La Junta, Colorado, 28 Aug., 1910. (Six children: Emma L. Husted, Nellie F. Husted, Rachel B. Husted, Oren E. Husted, b. NJ, Nov., 1870); William D. Husted, and Henry Husted, b. NJ, Dec., 1876).


William B. DOW was born in 1841 in Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died in Sep 1930 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States. William married Almina Philena FARR on 5 Feb 1868 in New Hampshire, United States.

Almina Philena FARR [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1843 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Almina married William B. DOW on 5 Feb 1868 in New Hampshire, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
She m. 5 Feb., 1868, William B. Dow of Weathersfield, Vt. (b. Barnet, Vt. 1841, son of Abram & Juliette Dow). He was a soldier of the Civil War. He served in Co. "H", 7th Regiment NH Volunteers from Sept., 1862 to July, 1865. He applied for a Invalid pension 29 July, 1879 (App# 311405; Cert# 314307); They had four children: (1) Ernest E., b. 1869; (2) Edith M., b. 1871, (3) Ida May, b. 1873, m. Emery Porter of Nova Scotia. She d. in Nova Scotia; (4) Charles W., b. 1875. He m. 1st Nina Holland. He m. 2nd, Ethel Spackman of Haverhill, Mass. William and Almina were living in Westminster, Vt. in 1910 where they owned and operated their own dairy farm. William Dow d. in Westminster, Vt., Sept., 1930. Almena applied for a Widow's pension, 8 Nov., 1920 (App# 1165566; Cert# 907514).


Lewis John NELSON was born on 6 Apr 1850 in Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Lewis married Sarah Elizabeth FARR on 11 Oct 1876 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Sarah Elizabeth FARR [Parents] 1 was born on 3 Jun 1852 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Sarah married Lewis John NELSON on 11 Oct 1876 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
The Nelson family settled in Croydon early when John Nelson moved there and settled on the turnpike north of the Four Corners. He was entrusted to some extent, with the management of town affairs and had many descendants. Ephraim was his son. Lewis and Sarah were living at 54 Shelby Street in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1910 where Lewis was a self-employed carpenter (Children: (1) Alice S. b. July, 1877; (2) Otho Lewis, b. Mill Village, NH, 24 Feb. 1880. He m. Alice E. --, and they farmed in Lempster, NH).


Hial F. NELSON was born in Feb 1848 in Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Hial married Ida Lurinda FARR on 11 Oct 1876 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Ida Lurinda FARR [Parents] 1 was born on 25 Dec 1854 in New Hampshire, United States. Ida married Hial F. NELSON on 11 Oct 1876 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
She m. (same day as her sister, double wedding), 11 Oct., 1876, Hial F. Nelson (b. Croydon, NH, Feb., 1848, son of Ephraim & Lydia (Churchill) Nelson). Hial and his brother John Lewis lived with their widowed mother Lydia in Goshen where they operated the family farm. Ida and her sister Sarah went to district school with the two Nelson brothers. They were a very closely knit family. In 1880, Hial and Ida were farming in Newport, NH. They were farming their own diary farm in Goshen, NH in 1900-1920 census. Children: (1) Elmer H. Nelson, b. May, 1875; (2) Arthur W. Nelson, b. Jan., 1880; (3) Walter R. Nelson, b. Sept., 1882; (4) Ernest S. Nelson, b. Nov., 1891. Ida Nelson d. 6 Jan., 1947.


Elmer Danzen FARR [Parents] 1 was born in Oct 1858 in New Jersey, United States. Elmer married Etta S. FIFE on 24 Dec 1885 in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
Elmer was living in Goshen, NH with his brother Oren. He was then 21 years old and working at the railroad depot. He m. 1st in Royalston, Mass., 24 Dec., 1885, Etta S. Fife (b. Mass., July, 1863, dau. of Elmer & Martha A. Fife of Lowell, Mass.) In the 1900 and 1910 census, Elmer lived with his wife and son at 2 Riverdale Avenue in Haverhill, Mass. where he was employed as a cashier and grocery salesman in a store there. Elmer Danzen m. 2nd, Frances Forbes of Georgia.

Etta S. FIFE was born on 12 Jul 1863 in Florida, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. Etta married Elmer Danzen FARR on 24 Dec 1885 in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

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Bernard Elmer FARR 1 was born on 9 May 1892 in Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. He died in Feb 1976 in Westchester, Bronx, New York, United States.



From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
Bernard filled out his WWI draft card 0n 5 June, 1917. He was 25 years old, married and was working as a lawyer for the Sherman Detective Agency in Boston. His address was 86 South Butolph Street. He was medium in height, medium in build with blue eyes and brown hair. In 1920, Bernard and Hazel were renting an apartment on 335 Huntington Avenue, Back Bay in Boston, and he was a self-employed lawyer. He had a practice with Harvey H. Pratt. When he filled out his WW2 draft card in 1942, he was 49 years old and living in New York City on 1160 Fifth Avenue. He was an employee of the Chase National Bank on Broad Street in the City. He worked for Chase for fifteen years as their assistant trust officer. He resigned to become director of pension planning. He also practiced law.

Nathaniel French PUTNAM. Nathaniel married Isabelle Graham FARR.

Isabelle Graham FARR [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1839 in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States. Isabelle married Nathaniel French PUTNAM.


Edward FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 9 Mar 1860 in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 23 Feb 1886 in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. Edward married 4 Sarah Esther KELLEY on 15 Nov 1880 in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

Edward was counted in a census 5 in 1860 in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah Esther KELLEY was born 1 on 2 May 1861 in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 30 Jan 1944 in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. Sarah married 2 Edward FARR on 15 Nov 1880 in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

Sarah was counted in a census 3 in 1900 in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She resided 4 in 1910 in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

CENSUS: In the household of her mother Mary Kelley.

They had the following children.

  M i George Closson FARR was born on 6 Nov 1881. He died on 3 Feb 1945.
  M ii Benjamin Edward FARR Sr. was born on 20 Sep 1886. He died on 28 Sep 1937.

George Closson FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 6 Nov 1881 in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 on 3 Feb 1945 in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. George married 5, 6 Annie Belle HADLEY on 6 Nov 1902 in Massachusetts, United States.

BIRTH: Birth record names the father plus the mother's maiden name.

Annie Belle HADLEY was born 1, 2 on 9 Jul 1880 in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 in 1935 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Annie married 4, 5 George Closson FARR on 6 Nov 1902 in Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Everett A. FARR was born on 23 Jul 1904. He died on 12 Apr 1966.
  F ii Helen Lucretia FARR was born on 4 Apr 1906. She died on 9 Feb 1979.

Ralph Frederick BEST was born 1 on 21 Sep 1905 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 10 Jan 1977 in Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried in Colebrook Cemetery, Whitman, Plymouth, United States. Ralph married Helen Lucretia FARR on 30 Jun 1936 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Helen Lucretia FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 4 Apr 1906 in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 9 Feb 1979 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, United States. Helen married Ralph Frederick BEST on 30 Jun 1936 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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