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


Joseph Murray FARR [Parents] 1-12085 was born 2 on 14 Oct 1809 in Fonda, Montgomery, New York, United States. He died 3 on 31 May 1873 in Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United States. Joseph married 4 (MRIN:5111) Lucy Malvina JACKSON-12104 on 17 May 1838 in Huron, Ohio, United States.

Joseph's will was probated on 9 Jun 1873 in Huron, Ohio, USA.

Mentioned in the will of his uncle Levi Farr.

Lucy Malvina JACKSON-12104 was born in 1809 in United States. Lucy married 1 (MRIN:5111) Joseph Murray FARR-12085 on 17 May 1838 in Huron, Ohio, United States.


James W. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-12086 was born 2 in 1812 in Manlius, Onondaga, New York, United States. He died 3 on 24 Apr 1875 in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States. He was buried in Apr 1875 in Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States. James married (MRIN:5112) Mary Catherine ANNER-12087 in 1832 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.

Mentioned in the will of his uncle Levi Farr.

Mary Catherine ANNER [scrapbook]-12087 was born on 12 Dec 1813 in Kings, New York, United States. She died 1 on 6 Dec 1893 in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States. Mary married (MRIN:5112) James W. FARR-12086 in 1832 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.

Mary had a will 2 in 1893/1894 in New York, New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Henry Ludlow FARR-12088 was born on 25 Nov 1837. He died on 8 Dec 1885.
  M ii Levi A. FARR-12089 was born in Sep 1841. He died on 20 Dec 1916.
  F iii Mary C. FARR-12090 was born about 1843.
  M iv
Joseph Murray FARR-12091 was born 1 on 2 Jan 1854 in New York, New York, United States. He was christened 2 on 19 Dec 1854 in New York, New York, United States. He died 3 on 30 Oct 1855 in New York, New York, United States.

Joseph was counted in a census 4 in 1855 in New York, New York, United States.
  M v
Chester Arthur FARR-12092 was born in 1854 in New York, New York, United States. He died in 1854 in New York, New York, United States.

Not proven.

Henry Ludlow FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-12088 was born 1 on 25 Nov 1837 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He died 2 on 8 Dec 1885 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. Henry married (MRIN:5113) Frances RAYMOND HOYT-12093 on 24 Apr 1861 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.

Henry was counted in a census 3 in 1860 in New York, New York, United States. He worked 4 as cabinet maker in Jun 1863 in Chenango, New York, United States.

Frances RAYMOND HOYT-12093 was born 1 on 10 Oct 1838 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. She died 2 on 20 Dec 1913 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. Frances married (MRIN:5113) Henry Ludlow FARR-12088 on 24 Apr 1861 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.

Frances resided 3 in 1912 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

Word has been received from Colorado Springs, announcing the death of Mrs. Frances R. Farr, at the home of her daughter Mrs. R. W. Heyse, on Saturday last. A large circle of friends in Wellsville will be saddened by the tidings, for to know her was always to love her, and a resident here during several years made her kindly ministries known to many. Mrs. Farr has made her home for some time with her daughter at 231 North Weber street, Colorado Springs.

Published Tuesday, December 23, 1913, page seven, Allegany County Reporter, Wellsville, New York

They had the following children.

  M i James C. FARR-12100 was born on 19 Feb 1863. He died in 1932.
  M ii William Henry FARR-12099 was born on 10 Aug 1866. He died on 23 Sep 1932.
  M iii Julius Amasa FARR-12094 was born on 1 Oct 1868. He died on 5 Oct 1945.
  M iv
Raymond Wendell FARR-12098 was born on 19 Nov 1870 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He died 1 on 6 Mar 1873 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.

DEATH: Buried in plot 103 the same plot as his parents Henry L and Frances Hoyt Farr.
  F v Mary Millie Amelia FARR-12097 was born on 23 May 1874. She died in Aug 1957.
  F vi Juliette A. FARR-12095 was born on 8 Jun 1877. She died in Jun 1957.
  M vii Raymond Augustus FARR-12096 was born on 26 Feb 1880. He died on 24 Oct 1948.

Levi A. FARR [Parents] 1-12089 was born 2 in Sep 1841 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He died 3 on 20 Dec 1916. Levi married 4 (MRIN:5114) Rachel L. HENDRICKSON-12105 on 31 Jul 1867 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

Levi was counted in a census 5 in 1855 in New York, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 6 in 1910 in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States.

Mentioned in the will of his mother.

CENSUS: Listed as "Widowed".

DEATH: Listed as an "Army Invalid".

Rachel L. HENDRICKSON-12105 was born in Aug 1841 in New Jersey, United States. She died in 1905 in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States. Rachel married 1 (MRIN:5114) Levi A. FARR-12089 on 31 Jul 1867 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

Rachel was counted in a census 2 in 1860 in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
William Augustus FARR-12110 was born 1 on 15 Apr 1868 in New York, New York, United States. He was christened 2 on 15 Apr 1869 in New York, New York, United States.

William was counted in a census 3 in 1900 in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States. He was counted in a census 4 in 1905 in Hudson, New Jersey, United States.
  M ii James White FARR-12109 was born on 19 Nov 1871.
  M iii Henry Ludlow FARR-12107 was born on 3 Jan 1874.
  M iv Egbert Holmes FARR-12106 was born on 22 Jan 1876. He died on 14 Jun 1958.
  M v
child FARR-12559 was born 1 on 10 Sep 1880 in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States.
  F vi
Lulu Mae FARR-12108 was born 1, 2 on 2 Jul 1883 in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States.

Lulu was counted in a census 3 in 1900 in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States. She was counted in a census 4 in 1910 in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States.

David S. WENDELL [scrapbook]-12103 was born 1 about 1838 in New York, United States. He died 2 on 16 Jun 1919 in Richmond, New York, United States. David married 3 (MRIN:5115) Mary C. FARR-12090 on 30 Dec 1861 in New York, New York, United States.

David's will was probated 4 on 11 Jul 1919 in Richmond, New York, United States.

Mary C. FARR [Parents] 1-12090 was born about 1843 in New York, United States. Mary married 2 (MRIN:5115) David S. WENDELL-12103 on 30 Dec 1861 in New York, New York, United States.

Mary was counted in a census 3 in 1855 in New York, New York, United States.

Mentioned in her mother's will.


Julius Amasa FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-12094 was born 1 on 1 Oct 1868 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He was christened 2 on 15 Apr 1869 in Thirteenth Street Presbyterian Church, York City, New York, United States. He died 3 on 5 Oct 1945 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried in Oct 1945 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Julius married 4 (MRIN:5116) Anastasia S. GLAZEBROOK-12531 on 18 Nov 1891 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Julius was counted in a census 5 in 1875 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.

Anastasia S. GLAZEBROOK-12531 was born 1 on 1 May 1871 in Fergusons Cove, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was christened in St Paul's Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She died on 31 Aug 1952 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried on 4 Sep 1952 in Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Anastasia married 2 (MRIN:5116) Julius Amasa FARR-12094 on 18 Nov 1891 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Marriage Notes:

CENSUS: Julius has a son Raymond in this census as well as his brother Raymond.

They had the following children.

  M i Raymond Henry FARR-12533 was born on 18 Sep 1892. He died on 21 Mar 1987.
  F ii Florence Francis FARR-12532 was born on 21 Jul 1894. She died on 24 Feb 1958.

Courtland Grant WILHITE-12543 was born 1 on 11 Mar 1868 in Hutsonville, Crawford, Illinois, United States. He died 2 on 24 Dec 1939 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. He was buried 3 on 28 Dec 1939 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. Courtland married 4 (MRIN:5117) Juliette A. FARR-12095 on 17 Aug 1915 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

C. G. WILHITE KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY CAR

Leading Contractor Twentieth Victim Here In Year

Courtland Grant Wilhite, 70, of 112 E. St. Vrain St., for 38 years a prominent building contractor of Colorado Springs, was killed Saturday night when struck by a light delivery truck at the intersection of St. Vrain and Weber streets. The truck, owned by C. G. Cove, proprietor of the United Delivery Service, 16 E. Bijou St., was driven by F. M. Campbell, 21, of 420 W. Yampa St. He was driving north, delivering Christmas packages at the time.

Mr. Wilhite was walking down to the Cady L. Daniels, Inc., garage to get his automobile which had been undergoing repairs at the time of the accident. Officer Cecil McKissick investigated for the police department and Dr. J. Thomas Coghlan, county coroner, announced that he had not decided whether to hold an inquest until he had investigated further.

In his report, McKissick told Inspector I. B. Bruce that the accident occurred at 6 p. m, held the most dangerous hour in the month of December on account of the poor light at that hour of the day. The intersection, he reported, is none too well lighted from the standpoint of the motorist.

Mr. Wilhite was dressed in dark clothes and had apparently crossed Weber street to the east driving lane directly in the path of the delivery truck. Young Campbell told McKissick that he did not see the pedestrian until he was almost on him.

"This was borne out by the skid marks on the pavement," McKissick reported. "The skid marks, caused by the braking of the truck, started 14 feet before intersection. They continued for 48 feet, 2 inches and Mr. Wilhite was carried 49 feet, 6 inches. An examination revealed that he suffered fractures of both legs and internal injuries.

Campbell was cited into court by McKissick on reckless driving charges until the investigation can be completed and is to appear in police court Wednesday at 
4 p.m.

The death of Mr. Wilhite marked the 20th this year from automobile accidents. The body was removed to the Law mortuary and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Dr. Fred Johnson, 222 E. Uintah St., driving home at the time of the accident, was following the truck, which, based on his own speed, he estimated was traveling at about 25 miles an hour.

"I saw saw Mr. Wilhite crossing the intersection," said Dr. Johnson after the accident. "It occurred to me that unless the driver in front of me saw him at the same time, an accident was unavoidable. The chances were good that he might not see him on account of the corner post of his windshield obstructing a portion of his view. The light is poor at the intersection. I glanced in my rear vision mirror to see if anyone was following me if it were necessary for me to apply my brakes.

"I saw the impact and heard the crash and thought the body would never stop rolling. It appeared that it finally spun out from between the front and rear wheels of the car. Mr. Wilhite was lying on his back when we reached him. The driver of the truck jumped out and immediately sought aid. We hailed a passerby and had him summon the Ambulance Service company which arrived within four minutes of the call. Mr. Wilhite's life was ebbing fast and he died en route to Beth-El hospital."

Christmas eve was marked by a number of minor accidents also that resulted in property damage but no injuries to motorists involved. Cecil Caldwell, police sergeant, said seven such accidents were reported and investigated in the three hours beginning at 5:30 p. m., and blamed "the excitement of Christmas eve" which caused drivers to become careless.

Mr. Wilhite was born March 11, 1868, in Hutsonville, Ill., and after obtaining his education in the schools there prepared himself for the vocation he was to follow the rest of his life. He was a fine cabinet-maker and had for years engaged in the carpenter trade and building contracting business in Terre Haute, Ind.

In 1900 Mr. Wilhite came to Colorado Springs and, except for two years spent in California, was active in the building contracting business here. He constructed many of the fine homes of this city and the Pikes peak region, examples of his art being found in the exclusive residential section of the Broadmoor suburb, in the north end and in later years in the eastern section, entire blocks on E. Platte Ave., having been built and sold by Mr. Wilhite. He built the beautiful Pauline chapel in Broadmoor, a model of small chapel construction.

The accident occurred a block and a half from Mr. Wilhite's home and while the remainder of the family was proceeding with preparations for Christmas eve and the following day. 

Mr. Wilhite is survived by his widow, Mrs. Juliet F. Wilhite, prominent worker in the First Congregational church; a son, James S. Wilhite of this city; Mrs. Irene Strawn of Hermosa Beach, Calif., a daughter by a former marriage; a sister, Mrs. Mary Wright of Los Angeles, Calif., who only recently had returned home after a visit here, and one grandchild, Mrs. Janet Robinson of Las Animas, Colo.

Published in the Colorado Springs GAZETTE, Sunday, December 25, 1938, p.1.

Note: Buried: 12/28/1938; Source: City of Colorado Springs cemetery data 3/20/09.

Juliette A. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-12095 was born 1 on 8 Jun 1877 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. She died 2 in Jun 1957 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. She was buried 3 in 1957 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. Juliette married 4 (MRIN:5117) Courtland Grant WILHITE-12543 on 17 Aug 1915 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

Juliette was counted in a census 5 in 1880 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. She resided 6 in 1912 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.


Raymond Augustus FARR [Parents]-12096 was born 1, 2 on 26 Feb 1880 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He died on 24 Oct 1948. Raymond married 3 (MRIN:5118) Marion F KEENE-12522 on 29 Jun 1905 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Raymond was counted in a census 4 in 1880 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 5 in 1900 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

CENSUS: Julius has a son Raymond in this census as well as his brother Raymond.

Marion F KEENE-12522 was born on 25 May 1882 in Belfast, Belfast City, Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Marion married 1 (MRIN:5118) Raymond Augustus FARR-12096 on 29 Jun 1905 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Marion was also known as Marion F Kane.

I have some official documents Marion F. Keene and her parents. They indicate that they came to the U.S. from Belfast, N. Ireland.

• From the Circuit Court of the U.S. for the District of Massachusetts, 25 Oct. 1890, John H. Kane became a citizen of the U.S. and that he was a Foreman, born at County Armagh, Ireland.
• Marriage license dated 5 November, 1877, for John Herbert Kane of 9 Ventry Street, Belfast and Mary Anne Brown of 18 Honsdale Street, Belfast.
• Two handwritten letters of recommendation for Mrs. Kane from a Parish in Belfast, one dated Feb. 27, 1883 and the other 8 March 1883 vouching for the respectability of Mr. and Mrs. Kane. It mentions that she was a Sunday school teacher and was a member of an old and respectable family in Belfast and that she and Mr. Kane were married in that parish. It also mentions that they traveled to America to improve their prospects in life.
• A Certificate of Church Membership for Marion Kane in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Union Square, Somerville Mass. dated Sept 2, 1883
• The newspaper death notice of John H. Keene, father of Mrs. Raymond M. Farr, in West Somerville, Mass. Unfortunately it is not dated. I'm guessing maybe sometime in the 1920s. In the obit it mentions that John H. Keene was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Keene and that he was born in Belfast, Ireland. He worked as a foreman at the Middlesex Bleachery on Somerville Ave.

Now, what I have learned anecdotally from my family: During that period of time in Boston, there was a lot of hatred toward the Irish immigrants. This might be why there was a change in the spelling of the name Kane to Keene and why they may have claimed to be English on the census. The family story is that Mr. Kane was an Orangeman, that is, a Scot from Northern Ireland. I also heard that Mrs. Kane's family (the Browns) originated from either England or Wales.

When my grandmother Mrs. Raymond Farr applied for a Social Security card in the 1940s, she was denied because she couldn't produce a birth certificate. It was then that the family suspected that perhaps she was born in Belfast. A handwritten letter from a W. Flannigan, Belfast, dated 1944 indicates a search of records from 1879 to 1884 show no record of my grandmother's birth. My mother (Helen Frances Farr MacKenna) thought that her grandmother had so much "English pride" that she never told her daughter that she wasn't born in the U.S. There is another family story that perhaps she was born aboard ship on the way to the U.S. We have never solved this mystery.

I hope this information helps, Mary Wagner

They had the following children.

  F i Marion Virginia FARR-12523 was born on 22 Jul 1916. She died on 14 Jul 2008.
  M ii Herbert Henry FARR-12524 was born on 21 Apr 1908. He died on 7 Jul 1996.
  F iii Helen Frances FARR-12525 was born on 16 May 1906. She died on 1 Apr 2002.

Rudolph William HEYSE-12547 was born 1 on 17 Dec 1876 in Colorado, United States. He died 2 on 11 Apr 1973 in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. Rudolph married 3 (MRIN:5119) Mary Millie Amelia FARR-12097 on 7 Feb 1905 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

Mary Millie Amelia FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-12097 was born on 23 May 1874 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. She died in Aug 1957. She was buried 1 on 10 Aug 1957 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. Mary married 2 (MRIN:5119) Rudolph William HEYSE-12547 on 7 Feb 1905 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

Mary was counted in a census 3 in 1875 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.


William Henry FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-12099 was born on 10 Aug 1866 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He died 1 on 23 Sep 1932. He was buried 2 in Oct 1932 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. William married 3 (MRIN:5120) Evelyn CARHART-12526 about 1895 in New Jersey, United States.

William was counted in a census 4 in 1875 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
WEBER, Frances Maud (Peck)

Evelyn CARHART-12526 was born in Aug 1878 in Raritan Twp, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. Evelyn married 1 (MRIN:5120) William Henry FARR-12099 about 1895 in New Jersey, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Naomi FARR-12528 was born 1 on 22 Sep 1897 in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States.

Naomi was counted in a census 2 in 1900 in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States.
  F ii Eleanor FARR-12527 was born in 1907.

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