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


Stephen FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 1 Jun 1740 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 1 on 10 Jun 1822 in Fort Ann, Washington, New York, United States. Stephen married 2, 3, 4 Lois RANDALL on 1 Mar 1764 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

He was counted in a census 5 in 1800 in Westfield, Washington, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 6 in 1820 in Schroon, Essex, New York, United States.

Middlesex Deeds
Vol. 71, p. 299
FHL Film US/CAN #0554041

Mentioned as a son in his father's 1766 land deed to his sister Mary Hooker.

Lived in Kingston, Ontario, Canada for a while and was employed in Custom House matters.

The Vital Records of Cummington, MA
FHL Book Area US/CAN 974.423/C2 D2s
p. xxxiii
There were six Farr families who were early pioneers of Township No. 5 (Cummington): Joseph, the innkeeper; his nephews, Stephen, Simeon, and Silas; Jacob and Jasile. It is not known if the latter two were of any relation to Joseph, or to each other.
p.xxix
In upper New York State were found still other Cummington people; ----Joseph Farr Jr. Manlius Village; Stephen Farr, Washington Co., N.Y., 1790.
p. xlvii
Name             Town      Source              Approx. Arrival Date & Source
Farr, Joseph                 V/R (Sto)           1770     Deed
Farr, Silas       Hadley   V/R (Sto)           1770     Deed
Farr, Simeon   Stow      V/R (Sto)           1771     V/R (Cu.)
Farr, Stephen  Stow      V/R (Sto)           1771     Deed


The following is from FindAGrave Memorial# 106191093:
Stephen Farr son of Stephen Farr, Sr. and Sarah Bennett. He was born 01 June 1739, and died 10 June 1822 in Fort Ann, New York, died age 83. He married Lois Randall on 01 March 1764 in Acton, Massachusetts.

He moved to Jefferson County, New York. Then to Essex County New York 1803. He was in Cummington Massachusetts where he was one of the first settlers and where he had massive land holdings. Here he was one of the original members of the church organized July 7, 1779. 

He fought in the Revolutionary war.

Lived in Stowe, Bolton, Cummington, Shutesbury, Massachusetts. He lived in Kingston, Ontario, Canada for a while and was employed in Custom House matters.

The births of eleven children of Stephen and Lois (Randall) Farr were entered into the town records of Panton, VT on 3 April 1797  It is unlikely however that any of the children were actually born in Panton, VT since Stephen Farr seems to have been at Panton only for a years. 

He was at Kingsbury, Washington County, NY for the 1790 census, and Westfield (now Fort Ann), Washington County, NY for the 1800 census. He was counted in a census 6 in 1820 in Schroon, Essex, New York, United States.

Lois RANDALL was born 1 on 2 Apr 1743 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 20 Sep 1820 in Fort Ann, Washington, New York, United States. Lois married 2, 3, 4 Stephen FARR on 1 Mar 1764 in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Lois FARR was born on 24 Dec 1764. She died on 15 Apr 1820.
  M ii Rueben FARR was born on 12 Oct 1766. He died on 16 Mar 1854.
  M iii Levi FARR was born on 25 Nov 1768.
  M iv
Arad FARR [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 18 Feb 1771 in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States. He died 3 on 24 Apr 1834 in New York, United States.



A veteran of 1812, his name appears on apay roll of Captain Thomas Goodrich from March 4 to 24, 1813, 108th regiment, under Col. Calvin Brittan.
  M v Joel FARR was born on 3 Dec 1773.
  M vi Randall FARR was born on 10 Mar 1774. He died on 26 Nov 1857.
  F vii
Sally FARR was born 1, 2 on 24 Jun 1777 in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States.
  F viii
Sarah FARR was born on 6 May 1778 in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States. She died 1 on 22 Jun 1797 in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States.
  F ix Jemima FARR was born on 14 Aug 1779. She died on 8 Aug 1846.
  M x Stephen FARR Jr. was born on 14 Aug 1781. He died on 8 May 1872.
  F xi Ruth FARR was born on 24 Jul 1783. She died on 23 Dec 1842.
  F xii Elizabeth "Betsy" FARR was born on 18 Jun 1786. She died on 30 Sep 1859.
  F xiii
Uranah FARR was born 1 on 8 Jun 1797 in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 18 Jun 1797 in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States.

Randall FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 10 Mar 1774 in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States. He died on 26 Nov 1857 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. Randall married Lucretia ANDRUS about 1802 in Massachusetts, United States.

Randall was counted in a census 3 in 1810 in Schroon, Essex, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 4 in 1820 in Schroon, Essex, New York, United States. He was counted in a census in 1850 in Schroon, Essex, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
SMITH, Eliza

First Tavern and Inn Keeper of Schroon.

Essex County, New York Land Deeds, FHL US/CAN film #0869253, Vol. W, p. 511-12, dated 22 Jan, 1844: Randall Farr and wife Lucretia sell to George W Farr for $400, lot 31 in road patent, 46 acres ¾ and 30 rods. Northeast corner lot 29, a piece sold to Randall by Jacob Pond, being a gore between lot 31 and the highway - 3 acres. C7 adj. lot H8 on west side of lot 31 - 36 acres.

CENSUS: Is living in household of his son George Washburn Farr.

Lucretia ANDRUS was born on 23 Jul 1785 in Connecticut, United States. She died 1 on 1 Feb 1844 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States. Lucretia married Randall FARR about 1802 in Massachusetts, United States.

DEATH: Listed as Lugrethia.

They had the following children.

  F i
Harriet FARR was born on 20 Oct 1803 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States. She died in 1811 in Schroon, Essex, New York, United States.
  F ii
Lucy FARR was born on 17 Oct 1805 in New Hampshire, United States. She died on 15 Dec 1891.
  M iii George Washburn FARR was born on 12 Sep 1807. He died on 24 Jun 1863.
  M iv Harry FARR was born on 10 May 1812. He died in 1877.
  M v
Arthur FARR was born in 1813.
  F vi
Mandy FARR was born in 1814.
  M vii
Cyrus FARR was born on 30 Jun 1815. He died 1 on 16 Aug 1842 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States.
  M viii
Rufus FARR 1 was born on 6 Mar 1818. He died 2 on 26 Sep 1842 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States.

Rufus was counted in a census in 1840 in Moriah, Essex, New York, United States.
  ix
Three Children FARR died in IN INFANCY.
  F x Betsy E. FARR was born on 2 Jun 1828.

Randall FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 10 Mar 1774 in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States. He died on 26 Nov 1857 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. Randall married Eliza SMITH in 1848.

Randall was counted in a census 3 in 1810 in Schroon, Essex, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 4 in 1820 in Schroon, Essex, New York, United States. He was counted in a census in 1850 in Schroon, Essex, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
ANDRUS, Lucretia

First Tavern and Inn Keeper of Schroon.

Essex County, New York Land Deeds, FHL US/CAN film #0869253, Vol. W, p. 511-12, dated 22 Jan, 1844: Randall Farr and wife Lucretia sell to George W Farr for $400, lot 31 in road patent, 46 acres ¾ and 30 rods. Northeast corner lot 29, a piece sold to Randall by Jacob Pond, being a gore between lot 31 and the highway - 3 acres. C7 adj. lot H8 on west side of lot 31 - 36 acres.

CENSUS: Is living in household of his son George Washburn Farr.

Eliza SMITH was born on 11 Jun 1827 in Niagara, Ontario, Canada. She died on 9 Nov 1901 in Whitesburg, Thetford, Michigan, United States. Eliza married Randall FARR in 1848.


Harry FARR [Parents] 1 was born on 10 May 1812 in West Moriah, Essex, New York, United States. He died in 1877 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States. Harry married Mary Ann CRANE in 1834 in Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Harry was counted in a census on 28 Aug 1850 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 2 on 21 Aug 1860 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States. He was counted in a census 3 in 1870 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

On FHL US/CAN film #934831 Item 5, p. 660, Harry is listed as supervisor of the Town of North Hudson in 1848 and 1853.

Harry shows in the Essex County, New York Land Deeds several times buying and selling land as well as his brother George Washington Farr and his father Randall Farr. Harry's cousin's, Jahiel, David and Horatio Farr (descendants of Samuel Farr), are also found in the same land deeds.

Essex County, New York Land Deeds, FHL US/CAN film #0869053, Vol. O, p. 211, dated 7 Jan, 1836: Samuel Crane, Caturah his wife, George W. Farr, Merriam his wife, Harry Farr, and Mary Ann his wife; sell 152 acres, lot 209 for $200 to Chester Stephens and Lucius A. Fort all of Moriah.

CENSUS: Age 47 farmer b. NY, Mary 34, Amanda 14, Emily 5, Betsy 2.

CENSUS: Age 48 grocer, b. NY., M. A. Farr 44, b. NH., Emily 16 b. NY., Quincy 13 b. NY., Willis E. 11 b. NY., Elizabeth 9 b. NY., Ella 7 b. NY., George 17 Clerk b. Penn., Arthur 3 b. Iowa.

CENSUS: Age 58 farmer b. N.Y., Mary 53 b. N. H., Ellen 16 b. N.Y., Arthur 13 b. Iowa.

Mary Ann CRANE was born on 9 Sep 1816 in Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 10 Mar 1883 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States. Mary married Harry FARR in 1834 in Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Mary was counted in a census 1 on 21 Aug 1860 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 44. Born in New Hampshire.

They had the following children.

  F i
Amanda FARR was born in 1835 in New York, United States.
  F ii Marietta Amelia FARR was born on 2 Dec 1839.
  M iii
George FARR was born about 1843 in Pennsylvania, United States.
  F iv
Emily FARR was born about 1844 in of Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

Emily was counted in a census 1 on 21 Aug 1860 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 16.
  F v
Betsy FARR was born in 1848.
  M vi
Quincy FARR was born in 1849.

Quincy was counted in a census 1 on 21 Aug 1860 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 13.
  M vii Willis E FARR was born in Jan 1851.
  F viii
Elizabeth FARR was born in 1853.

Elizabeth was counted in a census 1 on 21 Aug 1860 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 9.
  F ix
Ellen FARR was born in 1854.

Ellen was counted in a census 1 on 21 Aug 1860 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 7.
  M x
Arthur FARR was born in 1857.

Willis E FARR [Parents] was born 1 in Jan 1851 in West Moriah, Essex, New York, United States. Willis married 2 Mary Rosetta SUTTON on 4 Jul 1872 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

Willis was counted in a census 3 in 1860 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States. He was counted in a census 4 in 1880 in Brandon, Jackson, Iowa, United States. He was counted in a census 5 in 1900 in South Fork, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 11.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Willis FARR   Self M Male W 30 NY Works At Mill NY NY
Ncate FARR   Wife M Female W 32 IA Keeping House NY NY
Charles FARR Son S Male W 6 IA At School NY NY

CENSUS: Age 49.

Mary Rosetta SUTTON was born 1 in Mar 1848 in New York, United States. Mary married 2 Willis E FARR on 4 Jul 1872 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

Mary was counted in a census 3 in 1900 in South Fork, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 52.

They had the following children.

  M i Charles William FARR was born on 7 Aug 1872. He died in 1946.
  F ii
Carrie Rosetta FARR was born 1 in Oct 1880.

BIRTH: Died at 16.

Charles William FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 7 Aug 1872 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States. He died in 1946 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States. Charles married Cora Taylor PRESTON on 31 Oct 1899 in United States.

Charles was counted in a census 1 in 1880 in Brandon, Jackson, Iowa, United States. He graduated on 14 Jun 1884 in State University Law School, Iowa, United States. He worked 2 as County Attorney in BET 1887 AND 1889 in Jackson, Iowa, United States. He was counted in a census 3 on 20 Apr 1910 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 7.

CENSUS: Age 37, Cora 28, Kenneth E. 7, John H. 4.

Cora Taylor PRESTON [scrapbook] was born on 23 Nov 1880 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States. She died on 13 Jun 1953 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States. Cora married Charles William FARR on 31 Oct 1899 in United States.

Cora was counted in a census 1 on 20 Apr 1910 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 28.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Cora is listed as Charles' wife on his WWI Draft Card.

They had the following children.

  i Baby FARR.
  M ii Kenneth Elroy FARR was born on 10 Aug 1902. He died on 20 Apr 1949.
  M iii
John Harry FARR [scrapbook] was born on 2 Jun 1905. He died on 17 Jul 1959 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

John was counted in a census 1 on 20 Apr 1910 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 5.
  M iv Ernest FARR.
  M v
Floyd FARR [scrapbook] was born in 1911 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

Floyd was counted in a census 1 in 1920 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 9.

Kenneth Elroy FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 10 Aug 1902 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States. He died on 20 Apr 1949 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States. Kenneth married Nellie Irene BAILEY on 31 Oct 1923 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

Kenneth was counted in a census 1 on 20 Apr 1910 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

CENSUS: Age 7.

Nellie Irene BAILEY was born on 10 Dec 1903 in Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, United States. She died on 22 Mar 2004 in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States. Nellie married Kenneth Elroy FARR on 31 Oct 1923 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Kenneth Elroy FARR Jr. was born on 4 Sep 1926. He died on 15 Mar 1996 from in bed, peacefully.
  M ii Donald Eugene FARR DNA Participant #15338.
  F iii Karyn Sue FARR.

Donald Eugene FARR DNA Participant #15338 [Parents].

Sally BRAUER.


Jonathan FARR 1st [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 24 Feb 1722/1723 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died after 7 Jan 1766. Jonathan married Rachel about 1742 in of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Jonathan owned 4 land which he sold to Charles Whitney on 7 Jan 1766 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mentioned in father's will and mentions in a land deed that he is the brother of Abraham Farr son of Samuel Farr. His wife Rachel signed the deed also.

From Vanessa Herring:
Mr. Farr,

I've been doing an analysis of the land records for the 4 Jonathan Farrs of Chesterfield, to see if I can approximate the death year of Jonathan 1st. Here's what I've found:

First, we know that Jonathan Farr first was alive at the 1790 census, as were 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Jonathan 1st moved from Lot 5 11th Range, likely to be close to his sons in his old age. He purchased from Samuel Davis part of Lots 13 and 14 in the 14th Range on 5 Apr 1781. (He sold his Lot 5 11th Range land to Jonas Davis in 1785.)

Jonathan 2nd died about 25 Feb 1791.

Jonathan 3rd moved to Dummerston VT a little after his purchase of land there on 8 Mar 1791.

In administering Jonathan 2nd's estate in 1792, Jonathan 4th calls himself Jonathan 3rd, now 2nd in court papers. (The judge seems to ignore this, and always calls him Jonathan 3rd.)  This would seem to indicate that the original Jonathan 3rd is no longer counted, since he has removed to Dummerston VT.

Likewise, Jonathan 4th does not take into account Jonathan 3rd, who is still living, but located in Dummerston VT by 1792. Selling estate land on 5 Dec 1793, he calls himself "Jonathan Farr 2nd, administrator of Jonathan Farr 2nd".

This would seem to indicate that Jonathan 1st is still living in 1793.

Jonathan 4th last called himself Jonathan 2nd in a deed on 8 Jan 1794. He first calls himself only Jonathan on a deed of 24 Apr 1794. It would appear that Jonathan 1st probably died during this time period.

By 1802, Jonathan 4th calls himself Esqr in his land transactions, and after his death in 1807 is referred to as Major Jonathan Farr by the administrator of his estate, John Kneeland.

Land transactions by John Kneeland reveal that Jonathan 4th's wife's name was Mary.

Rachel [scrapbook] was born on 24 Feb 1721/1722 in of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died after 7 Jan 1766. Rachel married Jonathan FARR 1st about 1742 in of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Rachel owned 1 and signed a deed conveying land to Charles Whitney on 7 Jan 1766 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

From Vanessa Herring:
It seems very common in genealogies of this family that wife Rachel is shown as dying on 21 Apr 1753, the same day that her daughter Rachel was born. Daughter Rachel is said to have died on the same day that she was born. However, the records of Stow MA do not list either of these deaths, although the book includes family-held records, church records and cemetery records, along with town records. I have now found hard evidence that the mother Rachel did not die in 1753.

On 7 Jan 1766, Jonathan Farr Jr of Stow MA sold land in Stow MA to Charles Whitney of Chesterfield NH for 150 pounds. In the land description, it is mentioned that Jonathan had bought the land on 22 Jan 1762  "of my brother Abraham, conveyed to Abraham by the last will and testament of Samuel Farr late of Stow." Both Jonathan, and his wife, Rachel signed this deed (Rachel with an "X"). So, Rachel did not die in 1753, but was alive at least until 1766.

This same Charles Whitney (wife Rebecca) of Chesterfield had sold land in Chesterfield NH to Jonathan Farr Jr of Stow MA on 7 Jan 1765. (These two transactions may have actually occurred on the same day of the same year.) Charles does not describe the land sold, but simply calls it "my whole right in the township of Chesterfield...Being the original right of Ebenezer Day...except the House Lot drawn on said right which I have heretofore sold to David Pierce". It is probable that this Charles Whitney is the son of Joshua Whitney (son of Richard Whitney and Elizabeth Sawtell, and brother of Hannah Whitney Farr), who married Rebecca Wood of Acton 14 Jul 1752, and whose sister Sarah married David Pierce after the death of her first husband Simon Maynard.

They had the following children.

  M i David FARR was born on 1 Dec 1743. He died on 31 Mar 1831.
  M ii Jonathan FARR 3rd was born on 3 May 1746. He died after 11 Oct 1794.
  F iii Elizabeth FARR was born on 4 Jun 1748. She died on 14 Feb 1824.
  F iv
Edith FARR was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Nov 1751 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 4, 5 on 29 Jun 1752 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F v
Rachel FARR was born 1, 2, 3 on 21 Apr 1753 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

David FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 1 Dec 1743 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 on 31 Mar 1831 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. David married 5, 6 Mary POWERS on 31 Oct 1767 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

David was counted in a census 7 in 1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Shows on FHL film #2208488, Item 1, p 237 as Constable in 1772 in Chesterfield.

Mary POWERS was born about 1747 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Mary married 1, 2 David FARR 3 on 31 Oct 1767 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Mary is possibly the Mary Farr that married Nelson Hosby/Husby 8 Aug 1831.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary FARR was born 1, 2, 3 on 30 Oct 1768 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  M ii David FARR Jr was born on 25 Feb 1770. He died on 20 May 1832.
  M iii Abijah FARR was born on 15 Mar 1772. He died on 16 Aug 1849.
  F iv Edith FARR was born on 9 Jun 1777. She died on 30 Dec 1862.
  F v
Betsy FARR [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 11 Jul 1779 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 3, 4 on 4 Jul 1798 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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