Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Thomas Griswold Wait FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 16 Oct 1802 in Fayston, Washington, Vermont, United States. He died 4, 5 on 7 May 1885 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. Thomas married 6 Eliza HATCH on 13 Nov 1853 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
HATCH, Fanny

Thomas Timothy Griswold Wait Farr (b. Fayston, Vt., 16 Oct., 1802, son of William & Charisse (Wilder) Farr. He m. in Waitsfield, Vt., 7 June, 1841, Fanny Hatch). —1850 census of Waitsfield, Vt. Timothy Wait Farr (b. Vt. 1803, age 47), Fanny (age 47), Joseph (age 30), William (age 7), [also in this census was Asenath Farr, age 78, probably a widow, living with Nathaniel G. Joslin (age 40), and Lovina (his wife age 36), they are probably related to Timothy. — 1860 census of Waitsfield lists: Thomas Farr (age 58, farmer), Eliza (age 50, wife), William (age 17, farm laborer); this family living right after Nathaniel Graves Joslin and his wife Lavina (Richardson) Joslin (age 46). —1870 census of Waterbury post office, Waitsfield, Vt. lists: Thomas T. W. Farr (age 67, farmer, $4,000); Eliza Farr (age 60, wife, keeping house). William Farr (b. Vt., age 27), Margaret Farr (b. Vt., age 21)
- Linda Welch

Eliza HATCH [scrapbook] was born 1 on 8 Oct 1809 in Brookfield, Orange, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 9 Mar 1887 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States from of apoplexy. Eliza married 3 Thomas Griswold Wait FARR 4 on 13 Nov 1853 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States.


Peter DREW [scrapbook] was born on 19 Oct 1797 in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. He died 1 on 3 Apr 1881 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. Peter married 2 Anna FARR on 1 Aug 1824 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
KINGMAN, Nabby
FREEMAN, Ann

Anna FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 19 Jan 1805 in Fayston, Washington, Vermont, United States. She died before 1839 in Washington, Vermont, United States. Anna married 2 Peter DREW on 1 Aug 1824 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States.


Phillips TALCOTT 1 was born 2 about 1801 in of, Dummerston, Vermont, United States. He died 3 on 22 Mar 1876 in New York, United States. He was buried 4 in 1876 in Louisville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. Phillips married 5 Margary FARR 6 on 31 Mar 1822 in Fayston, Washington, Vermont, United States.

Margary FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 22 Nov 1800 in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died 3 on 14 Jul 1869 in Massena, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. She was buried in Jul 1869 in Louisville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. Margary married 4 Phillips TALCOTT 5 on 31 Mar 1822 in Fayston, Washington, Vermont, United States.

Hesselgrave Families in America Ruth A. Hesselgrave & Polly U. Kahler 1979 Source Media Type: Book.


Sidney S. HILLS was born 1 on 24 Apr 1813 in Duxbury, Washington, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 1 Dec 1894 in Vermont, United States. He was buried in Duxbury, Washington, Vermont, United States. Sidney married 3 Electa FARR 4 on 14 Feb 1831 in Fayston, Washington, Vermont, United States.

Electa FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 11 Jan 1813 in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She died 4, 5 on 18 Mar 1894 in Duxbury, Washington, Vermont, United States. She was buried 6 in Duxbury, Washington, Vermont, United States. Electa married 7 Sidney S. HILLS on 14 Feb 1831 in Fayston, Washington, Vermont, United States.


Jonas HOBART [scrapbook] was born 1 on 10 Dec 1803 in Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2 on 17 May 1874 in Fountain Green, Hancock, Illinois, United States. He was buried in May 1874 in Webster, Hancock, Illinois, United States. Jonas married 3 Polly Maria FARR on 30 Mar 1828 in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.


Some of the following background information is excerpted from
Hobart History and Genealogy, 1632-1956, compiled by Ethel Hobart Carothers.
Later facts are supported by My Ancestors, by Irene Hobart, published in the
Carthage Republican, February 8, 1933
Jonas Hobart's parents were Amos Hobart (born in 1774 in Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire, died in 1842 in or near Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois) and Keziah Marshall, nee Chase (born in 1772 in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, died in 1843 in Hancock County, Illinois).

Amos' parents were Jonas Hobart, born in what was then Massachusetts on November 15, 1744, and Betty Kemp.
After Jonas' brother, Isaac, was killed at Bunker Hill, Jonas joined the Continental Army and served for three years.
At the Battle of Ticonderoga he was severely wounded in the cheek, but survived and collected a yearly pension of $96.00 for the rest of his life.
He moved west to Illinois in 1823, died ten years later and was buried near Rushville in Schuyler County, Illinois.

Of Amos and Keziah's children, the eldest two, Jonas and Joshua C.
, were born in New Hampshire.
The family moved to Essex, Chittenden County, Vermont, where four more children were born:
Amasa, Anson, Norman, Mary Ann and Eliza Ann.
They moved to Allegany County, New York about 1816.
Amasa and Mary Ann did not live to adulthood.
The remaining four came to Illinois.

In addition to Jonas' family, a number of Norman's children are also buried at Webster Cemetery.

Jonas was born December 10, 1803, in Lyme, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
He and Polly and their children were first counted in Hancock County, Illinois, in the 1840 Federal Census.

Polly Maria FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 16 Feb 1809 in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 11 Aug 1907 in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States. She was buried on 13 Aug 1907 in Webster, Hancock, Illinois, United States. Polly married 3 Jonas HOBART on 30 Mar 1828 in Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Polly Maria Farr Hobart
1809-1907


PASSING OF A NOTED WOMAN

The Oldest of Five Generations Passes to Her Reward - A Tribute To Grandma Hobart, by "Chat."


OBITUARY:
Surrounded by those she loved, while the clock was striking the hour of 10 on a beautiful Sabbath morning, slowly the "gates of Paradise" opened and another soul was welcomed into the "Celestial City" by Him who had spoken the "well done" and by those beloved of earth who in the long, long years gone by have been there awaiting her coming.

Polly Maria Farr was born near Williston, Vt. , Feb. 16, 1809, died at the home of her son, Pardon Hobart , Sunday, Aug. , 11, 1907, aged 98 years, 5 months and 26 days. She was married to Jonas Hobart in February 1828.  To them were born nine children, six of whom are living, viz; Mrs. Hariiet [sic] Fabun, Miss Caroline and Pardon , of this place, Mrs. Charles Wright , of Carthage, Mrs. Eliza Austin , of Worthington, Minn. , and William , of Fort Jones, [three letters missing]. The remaining three children, Mrs. Emeline Bloyd, Anna and Charles together with the husband and father who died May 17, 1874, were waiting on the shores of the better land for the coming of "mother".

Besides the 6 living children, there are 28 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren, also 2 sisters , one living in Oregon aged 90 years and one in Vermont aged 96 years. These, together with a host of other relatives and friends mourn today for the loss of one who was dear to all.

She came with her husband to Hancock county in 1836. They traveled overland and by water until they arrived at Warsaw, Ill. They at once came to Carthage which was a very small village at that time and occupied a log cabin which was shared by another family, their part of the house being the length of the bed and one-half of the fire place. They resided in Carthage 12 years and in 1849 they came to Webster, locating on the little farm in the east part of town and which for over 55 years was her home, her own hands helping to build the cottage.

Grandma Hobart was a typical pioneer woman; having passed through the Mormon and the great Civil wars, her life has been marked with all the hardships and trials incident to pioneer life. At the age of 15 years she gave her heart to God and united with the Congregationalist church. She died in the faith of a true God and during her brief illness her one desire was to be taken home.

Grandma Hobart was a mother in the fullest sense of the word to the motherless children within her home. A self-denying, God-fearing woman, it would be needless to say she was beloved by all who knew her. A noble life is ended yet her works and deeds of love will ever stand as a monument of virtue to those children who with unceasing care administered to her during her long life among them and tenderly caring for her during her six weeks of illness. Of these, there are her son Pardon , and daughter Caroline , also Mrs. Charles Wright. She had been the especial care of Miss Caroline for the past 2 or 3 years. The other children were living too far away to be present during her brief illness or death, except Mrs. Fabun who is the oldest child aged nearly 80 years, and who is in feeble health but who was able to be present at the funeral only.

When Grandma Hobart took ill on the evening of July 2d, she never complained but retired at 5 o'clock saying she was tired. She never again occupied her place among the family.

The funeral service was held at the home on Tuesday at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Love
assisted by Rev. Woods.

Rev. Love spoke words of encouragement from the text found in Psalm 91: 16. Rev. Woods read for the scripture lesson the 90th Psalm. A choir composed of Mrs. J. A. Robinson, W. H. Duffie and E. S. Rings sang the following favorite selections: There'll Be No Dark Valley, Asleep in Jesus and Sometime We'll Understand after which the mortal remains of her who had been with us for so many years was conveyed by hearse to the family burying lot north of town.
The flora tributes were beautiful and profuse.

Many articles have been written in the past about the subject of this sketch and yet there are many more which could be written of equal interest.

When we consider her extreme age and the wonderful changes that have been wrought since her birth we marvel not at the lapse of time. Since her birth there have been 30 wild unsettled territories converted into states, 23 presidents have been inaugurated and many many inventions for the betterment of mankind have been made.

Grandma Hobart was a descendant of Henry Dunster , first president of Harvard college, and occupied with honor, the head of five generations, the remaining four being present at her burial.

She was also very proud of her name. Governor Chittenden , first governor of Vermont, had a little granddaughter who was a close neighbor when grandma was born and being very fond of the tiny babe, she begged that she might give her a name. She consequently named her for herself, the plain, simple name of Polly.

She was an eye-witness to the hanging of the only man ever hung in Hancock county, - a man by the name of Frame , who was hung on a scaffold built by her husband, on what is known as the "Big Meadows" southwest of Carthage.

In the home she has left are many tokens of her handiwork. Quilts, tidies and cushions adorn the home and are mementoes of her industrious life. Her burial robe, a beautiful black silk henrietta dress was made by her own hands and put upon her at her own request. Her wishes were carried out in full as her plans had all been made.

"Mother" has "gone home," and both in example and precept she beckons her loved ones to follow her to that land where there is no more parting.
Peace to her dust.


Everett Edward FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 23 Oct 1905 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 1 Nov 1986 in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried in Northwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. Everett married 3 Estha (Esther) Dale ROLAND on 12 Oct 1931 in North Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Everett was counted in a census 4 in 1910 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States.

Estha (Esther) Dale ROLAND was born 1 on 23 Jul 1909 in North Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 12 Jan 1987 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. She was buried in Northwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. Estha married 3 Everett Edward FARR on 12 Oct 1931 in North Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Ronald Edward FARR.

Mark J SEAVER [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 21 May 1905 in Fayston, Washington, Vermont, United States. He died 3 on 20 Mar 1992 in Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried on 16 May 1992 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. Mark married 4 Ruth Carolyn FARR on 6 Jun 1931 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

Ruth Carolyn FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 6 Feb 1907 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 3 Jun 2001 in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States. She was buried on 19 Jun 2001 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. Ruth married 3 Mark J SEAVER on 6 Jun 1931 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

Ruth was counted in a census 4 in 1910 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States.

Times Argus, The (Montpelier-Barre, VT) | 11 June 2001
WAITSFIELD - Ruth F. Seaver, 94, formerly of Waitsfield, passed away at Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach FL on Sunday, June 3, 2001 following a brief illness. Born in Melrose MA on February 6, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Alton and Mary Belle (Rose) Farr. On June 6, 1931, she married Mark J. Seaver in Raymond NH. Mr. Seaver passed away on March 20, 1992.

Mrs. Seaver was a 1924 graduate of the former Waitsfield High School and continued her education at the former Northfield Seminary. Moving to Boston, she worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. for several years. Following her marriage, she was busy as a homemaker and raising her family. With her children grown, she re-entered the work force as a census worker in the Stoneham MA area and later was employed as the manager of the children's department for Gilchrist Department Store in Stoneham MA, retiring in 1974. A resident of Stoneham MA for 33 years, she retired to Bow Lake in Northwood NH until 1993 when she became a resident at the Maine Stay Lodging Home in Sanford ME. She moved to Florida in November 2000.

Her memberships included the Rainbow Girls, the Order of the Eastern Star, was a Girl Scout leader for many years, was a member of the Stoneham Congregational Church where she also taught Sunday School, was a former member of the Waitsfield Federated Church where she served as organist, and while living in Stoneham MA she was integral in helping students acquire financial aid for continuing their education. Her leisure time was filled with knitting, sewing, and following the Boston Red Sox.

She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn S. Hart of Singer Island FL, Nancy S. Bussey of York ME, and Roberta M. Rockwell of Reston VA; nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and a great great-granddaughter; a sister, Eleanor G. Haskin of Waitsfield; as well as nieces and nephews. A brother, Everett Farr, predeceased her.

Funeral services will be held from the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on June 19, 2001 at 2 p.m. where friends may call from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service. Interment will follow services in the Village Cemetery in Waitsfield. ?
Copyright, 2001, The Times Argus


Peter DREW [scrapbook] was born on 19 Oct 1797 in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. He died 1 on 3 Apr 1881 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. Peter married 2 Nabby KINGMAN on 16 Aug 1819 in Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Anna
FREEMAN, Ann

Nabby KINGMAN was born in 1799. She died on 3 Jul 1823 in Vermont, United States. Nabby married 1 Peter DREW on 16 Aug 1819 in Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.


Peter DREW [scrapbook] was born on 19 Oct 1797 in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. He died 1 on 3 Apr 1881 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. Peter married 2 Ann FREEMAN on 26 Oct 1839 in Moretown, Washington, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
KINGMAN, Nabby
FARR, Anna

Ann FREEMAN was born on 2 Jun 1811 in Barnard, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 20 Nov 1884. Ann married 1 Peter DREW on 26 Oct 1839 in Moretown, Washington, Vermont, United States.


William Ashur FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 16 Mar 1843 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4 on 22 Feb 1914 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States from of chronic nephritis. William married 5 Margaret Kingsley WHEELER on 7 Oct 1869 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States.

The Barre Daily Times:
William Farr. Waitsfield man, Who Had Been Ill for Some Time. Waitsfield, Feb 27 -- the funeral of William Farr was held wednesday at his late residence, at 1 p.m. Mr Farr had been in ill health for some time, suffering from Bright's disease and complications of pneumonia, and died Sunday night. William Farr was born March 16, 1843, on the farm where he died, and married Margaret Wheeler, Oct 7, 1869. The funeral was largely attended and services were conducted by Rev. C. M. Redstone, pastor of the Methodist church. Mrs. Redstone sang, "Nearer, My God to Thee". Internment was in the village cemetery. The bearers were Ornsoel Joslin, P. H. Gaylord, J.E. Berry and W. C. Kelsey.Those from out of town attending were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Boyce, Mr. Averill Waterbury; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hill and Miss Ella Hill, Morton Johnson, Charles Wheeler and Will Wheeler of Duxbury; Frank Palmer, wilder; Fred Hodden, Northfield; Mrs. Emily Eaton, Middlesex.

Margaret Kingsley WHEELER was born 1, 2 on 3 Dec 1844 in Duxbury, Washington, Vermont, United States. She died 3 on 7 Nov 1932 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. Margaret married 4 William Ashur FARR on 7 Oct 1869 in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States.

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