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Henry A. FARNSWORTH 12137 - Christian Co.

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Henry A. FARNSWORTH 12137 - Christian Co.

Posted: 7 Nov 2012 7:02AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Farnsworth, Coward, Duff, White
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County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Illustrated. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville. 1884. Union Schoolhouse Precinct.

HENRY A. FARNSWORTH was born near Columbia in Murray County, Tenn., on November 21, 1829, and is one of three children by the first marriage of Samuel A. and Jane (Coward) Farnsworth, of Tennessee. His parents died in Hickman County, Ky. The eldest brother of Henry is Andrew H., who is living in Henderson County, Tenn., and a sister, Mary Jane is now Mrs. Robert Duff of Limestone County, Tex. Henry remained at h ome with his parents until he was nineteen; he attended the common schools in winter, and worked on the farm in summer. After leaving home he engaged in contracting for, and the construction of railroads, etc., continuing in this for six years. At twenty-six years of age, he married Miss Laura H. White, of Tennessee. They have five children, all livng: Robert F., Joseph H., Julia, Richard C. and Emmie. Mr. Farnsworth had a grandfather of the same name who participated in the war of 1812.

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