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Re: Farr family of Tioga County, PA

Posted: 7 Dec 2006 12:00AM GMT
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Surnames: farr,mitchell,cook,doughty,beechner
Geneology
John B. Farr, Sr, b. in England.

JOHN B. FARR, SR., a native of England, came to Tioga county, Pennsylvania, about 1800, and finally settled on a farm in Sullivan township. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. His wife, Lydia, was a native of Germany, and bore him the following children, viz: John B., William, Jacob, Josiah, Seely, a resident of Chemung county, New York; Czar, a resident of Jackson township; Polly, Lucy, Betsey and Lydia. Mr. Farr and wife died at the age of ninety-four and eighty-six years, respectively.

He married Lydia Farr, b. in Germany.

Lydia: JOHN B. FARR, SR., a native of England, came to Tioga county, Pennsylvania, about 1800, and finally settled on a farm in Sullivan township. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. His wife, Lydia, was a native of Germany, and bore him the following children, viz: John B., William, Jacob, Josiah, Seely, a resident of Chemung county, New York; Czar, a resident of Jackson township; Polly, Lucy, Betsey and Lydia. Mr. Farr and wife died at the age of ninety-four and eighty-six years, respectively.

I. Jacob M. Farr.


The 1870 Census taken 24 June 1870, shows the family is living in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, PA.


He married Susan Lounsberry, b. June 1829 in New York, (daughter of John Lounsberry and Lucy North).


Susan: Lounsberry is also spelled: Lounsbury, Lounsbery, Lownsberry

According to Census data Susan Lounsberry and Jacob Farr had 6 children and all survived to adulthood.


1899 Farmington Township Directory

Farr John L (Tioga) r 55, laborer

Farr Susan (Tioga) r 55, widow Jacob N

Farr William H (Tioga), r 55, laborer


According to the 1900 Census the family is living in Farmington Township, Tioga County, PA. Susan Farr is a widow. The Census lists that Susan had 6 children, all living in 1900. Her sons Henry and John are still single and living at home, working as farm laborers. Apparently, Henry owns the house they are living in free and clear.


1908 Tioga County Directory/Farmington Township

Farr, Susan L. wid Jacob M. T H&L R 4 Tioga H 55.

Farr, W. Henry laborer son Susan L. R 4 Tioga H 55.


Pennsylvania 1910 Miracode Index

Name: Susan Farr

Birthplace: New York

State: PA

Age: 81

Color: W

Enumeration District: 0147

Visit: 0124

County: Tioga

Relation: Mother

Other Residents: Henry W. Farr, Head of Household


The 1860 Census is confusing. In Cherry Flats, on August 1, it is recorded that: John B. Farr, Sr. and Josiah Farr are neighbors, but living with John B and Lydia are J.N. and Susan Farr and three children - identified only by their initials. HOWEVER, on June 19, still in Cherry Flats, Jacob and Susan are recorded with their family (named) living in their own home.


A. Henry W Farr, b. June 1852 in Pennsylvania.

B. Alonzo Edgar Farr, b. about 1854 in Pennsylvania.

C. Alphonzo Farr, b. 1856 in Tioga County, PA.

D. Andrew Jackson Farr, b. 28 Sep 1861, d. 7 Dec 1918, buried: in Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA.


According to the 1880 Census: Andrew J. Farr was a boarder at the home of Seth and Laura Warren of Delmar, Tioga County, PA. He worked driving mules in a mine.


He married Margaret Jane Allen Brown, b. 8 Jun 1873, (daughter of Joseph Brown and Mary J.) d. 15 Jan 1954, buried: in Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA.


Margaret:.


1. Ervin J. Farr, b. 13 Oct 1891 in Tioga County, PA, d. June 1971 in Painted Post (Steuben Cty), NY, buried: in Arbon Cemetary, Painted Post, NY.


He married Nora Miller, married 23 Jun 1915.


a. Frances Irene Farr, (details excluded).


She married Clyde Livermore.


b. Barbara Ann Farr, b. 1922, d. 2001.


She married Warren Jessup.


c. Arlie Ervin Farr, (details excluded).


He married Sally Stage.


(1) Dennis Farr, (details excluded).


(2) Denice Farr, (details excluded).


(3) Jennifer Farr, (details excluded).

d. Archie Ervin Farr, (details excluded).


He married Ruth Galloway.


(1) Mark Douglas Farr, (details excluded).


(2) Marcia Sue Farr, (details excluded).


(3) Joel Galloway Farr, (details excluded).

(4) Timothy John Farr, (details excluded).


2. Rex Farr, b. 5 Jul 1893 in Hammondtown, Tioga County, PA, d. 2 Sep 1976 in Lawrenceville, PA.


Rex Farr was erroneously recorded as "Rick Farr" in the Wellsboro/Tioga County, PA birth records. The birthdate was also wrong.


Newspaper....Elmira Star Gazette

Farr, Rex, age 83 of Lawrenceville, Pa. and Allendale, Fla., died Thursday, September 2, 1976, at the home of his son Donald, in Lawrenceville. He was born July 5, 1893 in Tioga County, Pa. and had retired from Ingersoll Rand, Painted Post, NY in 1961, after 18 years of service. Rex had been a farmer for most of his life. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Francis (Mary E.) Sweeney of Syracuse, NY, Mrs Laverne (Ann E.) Kipferl, Lawrenceville, Pa.; four sons, George L. of North Tonawanda, NY, Edward R. and Donald G. both of Lawrenceville, and Rex W. of Eldred, Pa.; two brothers, Robert Lester Farr of Orlando, Fla., and Lowell E. Farr of Syracuse, NY; 39 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 P. M. tomorrow at the Lawrenceville Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, the Rev. William R. Lusk officiating. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville Cemetery. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p. m. today at Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa.


He married Julia Anna Mitchell, married 17 Nov 1915 in Caton Center, Steuben County, NY, b. 7 Jun 1899 in Jackson Township, PA, (daughter of Edward Rockwell Mitchell and Mary Elizabeth Cunningham) d. 9 May 1975 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.


Julia: MITCHELL, Julia Anna Farr, age 75, Lawrenceville, Pa., and Allendale, Fla., died May 9, 1975 at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira NY. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa., Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Lawrenceville Methodist Church, the Rev. William R. Lusk officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceville Cemetery. Mrs Farr is survived by her husband of 59 years, Rex; two daughters, Mrs Francis (Mary E.) Sweeney of Syracuse, NY, Mrs LaVerne (Ann E.) Kipferl of Lawrenceville, R. D. # 1, Pa.; four sons, George L. Farr of North Tonawanda, NY, Edward R. and Donald G. Farr both of Lawrenceville, Rex W. Farr of Eldred, PA., one brother, Lester R. Mitchell of Hector, NY. 39 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was a member of Lawrenceville Methodist Church; retired from Corning Glass in 1962 after 19 years of service. She was born June 7, 1899, in Jackson Township; daughter of Edward R. and Mary CUNNINGHAM Mitchell.


a. George L. Farr, b. 10 Jan 1917, d. 2002 in New York State.


He married Marion Deats, b. 8 Aug, d. 19 Aug 1981.


(1) Glenora Farr, (details excluded).


She married (1) Ivan Morley.


She married (2) James Prescott.


(2) Kenneth L. Farr, (details excluded).
Kenneth L. Farr Director

(817) 272-3671

Kenneth L. Farr, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist-Director of Counseling Services Dr. Farr's training and background
is in Clinical Psychology. He has served as a psychologist at UTA since 1995 and became the Director of Counseling Services in September 2001. His areas of expertise and interest include crisis intervention; counseling and psychotherapy; consultation; and working with emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal problems.


He married (1) Joyce Bordeon.


He married (2) Louise Kosher.


(3) William Farr, b. 14 Sep 1943, d. 10 Dec 1995.


He married Diane, married 17 Feb 1963.

(4) Leonard Farr, (details excluded).


He married Barbara.

(5) Lelia Farr.


She married Fred Holdaway, married 26 Oct 1963.


(6) Timothy Farr, (details excluded).


He married Claudia Jack.

(c) Janine Farr, b. 23 Feb 1979, d. 25 Dec 1990.

b. Edward R. Farr, (details excluded).


He married (1) Emma Stoddard, d. 29 Jun 1981.


He married (2) Gwen.


(1) Jerry L. Farr, (details excluded).


He married Julia Wood.


(2) Lynn Allen Far, (details excluded).


He married Bonnie Henninger.


(3) Nancy Farr, (details excluded).


She married Robert Lowrey.


(4) Joseph Farr, (details excluded).


He married (1) Winita Day.


He married (2) Pat Stage.


(5) David Farr, (details excluded).


He married (1) Diane Jones.


He married (2) Pat.


c. Kenneth E. Farr, d. at three years of age.

d. Melvin Farr, d. at six months of age.

e. Rex Warren Farr, b. 19 Jun 1924, d. 19 Jun 1981.


He married Lena M. (Peg) Landon, married 21 Aug 1941, d. Feb 1993.


(1) Warren Charles Farr, b. 10 Jun 1943, d. 2 Jan 1962.


He married Anita Slone.


(2) Gary Allen Farr, (details excluded).


He married Dorothy Swanson.


(3) Linda Lee Farr.


She married Mr. Haberer.


(4) Diane Farr, (details excluded).


She married Mr. Sleight.


(5) Lucinda Rae Farr, (details excluded).


She married Daniel Manning.

f. Mary E. Farr, (details excluded).


She married (1) Gerald Flynn.


She married (2) Francis (Frank) Sweeney.


She married (3) Robert Mankins.


She married (4) James Norwood.


(1) Laura Jean Flynn, (details excluded).


She married Richard Cunningham.


(2) Bruce Thomas Flynn, (son of Gerald Flynn and Mary E. Farr) b. 29 Jul 1954, d. 24 Jun 2002 in Vallejo, CA.


He married (1) Erma.


He married (2) Debi, married 29 Sep 1991.


(3) Kathleen Ann Flynn, (daughter of Gerald Flynn and Mary E. Farr).


She married (1) Herman William (Skeeter) Schmidt, (divorced).


She married (2) Jeff Skeels.

(4) Steven Flynn, (son of Gerald Flynn and Mary E. Farr) b. 3 Apr 1952, d. 29 Jun 1979.


He married Kim Mattawan, married March 1973.

g. Donald Gene Farr, (details excluded).


He married Margaret Ann Farr, (details excluded).


(1) Bonnie Jean Mosher, (details excluded).



She married (2) Benjamin Mosher.


(2) Michael Douglas Farr, (details excluded).


He married Shelly Ellis.


(3) Alan Farr, (details excluded).


He married Izendra Webster.


(4) Shari Lynn Farr, (details excluded).


She married Scott Doan.


(5) Gregory Lee Farr, (details excluded).


He married (1) Melinda Jo Honstein.


He married (2) April Jean Hitman, (details excluded).


(6) Brion Thomas Farr, (details excluded).


He married Deborah Camp.


h. Ann Elaina Farr.


She married (1) H. LaVerne Kipferl.


She married (2) William L. Beardslee.


(1) Kevin LaVerne Kipferl, (details excluded).


He married (1) Christina Brooks.


He married (2) Theresa Wampole.


(2) Kayla Ann Kipferl, (details excluded).


She married David Peterson.


(3) Kerry Lee Kipferl, (details excluded).


He married (1) Donita.


He married (2) Brenda.

(4) Keith Kipferl, (details excluded).

(5) Kory Lynn Kipferl, (details excluded).


He married Carole Hilfiger.


(6) Kelly Lane Kipferl, (details excluded).


He married Michelle Allen.


3. Lowell E. Farr, b. 1895/1896.


1920 Census for Lindley Town, Steuben County, NY. Living with mother.

4. Leon Farr, b. 20 Feb 1896 in Middlebury, PA, d. 1939.


He married Gladys Cole.


a. Esther R. Farr, (details excluded).

b. Raymond L. Farr, b. 18 Aug 1916 in Corning, NY, occupation Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, d. 7 Jun 1973 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA, buried: 11 Jun 1973 at Tioga County Memorial Gardens.


RAYMOND L. FARR

Raymond L. Farr, age 56 of RD Lawrenceville, Pa., died Thursday, June 7, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro following a long illness. Funeral service was at the Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main St., Wellsboro Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Gordon E. Abrams officiating. Burial was in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Dorothy Smith Farr; daughters, Mrs. Henry (Emma Jean) McConnell, Tioga, Pa., Mrs. Charles (Ann) Hartman, Birdsboro, Pa., Mrs. Jerry (Marion) Doud, Lawrenceville, Pa; son, Raymond E. Farr, Lawrenceville, Pa.; stepson, Westley Smith, Birdsboro, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Donald (Blanche) Beechner, E. Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. Arthur (Esther) Kinne, Liverpool, N.Y., Mrs. George (Dorothy) Cain, Mattydale, N.Y., Mrs. Robert (Alice) Stoughtner, Colorado Springs, Col., Mrs. Frank (Eleanor) Welch, Arizona; brothers, Leon Farr, Gloversville, N.Y., Edwin Farr, Clarksville, N.Y., Vernon Farr, E. Syracuse, N.Y. Mr. Farr was born in Corning August 18, 1916, a son of Leon and Gladys Cole Farr. He was an employee of Corning Glass Works.


He married Dorothy Smith.


Dorothy: SMITH - DOROTHY M. FARR

Dorothy M. Farr, 68, of RD #1, Box 106, Lawrenceville, died Tuesday Jan. 19, at Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, N.Y. Born Nov. 11, 1919 in Trappe, she was the daughter of Harry J. and Anna M. (Keysar) Smith. Her husband, Raymond L., died in 1976. Surviving are two sons, Wesley Smith of Birdsboro and Raymond Earl Farr of Lawrenceville; three daughters, Mrs. Jean McConnell of Savona, N.Y., Mrs. Ann Hartman of Reading and Mrs. Marion Doud of Lawrenceville; one brother, George Smith of Trappe; two sisters, Mrs. Hariette Long of Royersford and Mrs. Helen Umpstead of Spring City; 21 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held there Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. The Rev. G. Victor Perry, of the East Lawrence Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.

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(1) Emma Jean Farr.

(2) Ann Farr.

(3) Marion Farr.

(4) Raymond E. Farr.

(5) Wesley Smith Farr.

c. Blanche Farr B Feb. 27,1918, D. Aug 13, 2004 Dau of: (Leon Farr,Gladys Cole)

M. Donald Cook Beechner. B. Oct 10,1916, D.Dec 1996

(1) Frank Cook Beechner,

M. Donna K.?

(2) Donald Robert Beechner

M. Bernadean A. Doughty B.Mar 14 D.Sep 9,2003

Children: (1) Tyson Lee Beechner B July 30

M. Staci Pitts-Martin B. Feb 12,1972

Children: Brianna L Pitts B Aug 25,1991

Cierra J. Beechner B. Feb 23,1997

Autumn L. Beechner B. Feb 13,2002

(2) Melinda Beechner B. Jan 14,1975

d. Dorothy Farr.

e. Alice Farr.

f. Lincoln A. Farr, (details excluded).

g. Leon Farr, Jr., b. 1922, d. 1994.

h. Eleanor Farr, (details excluded).

i. Vernon Farr.

j. Edwin Farr, (details excluded).

k. Gladys Farr, b. 1924, d. 1994.

5. Ruth Viola Farr, b. 1899, d. 1974, buried: in Lawrenceville Cemetery, Tioga County, PA (shared ts).


She married LeRoy E. Mitchell, married 26 Apr 1915 in Corning, NY, b. 1893, (son of Edward Rockwell Mitchell and Mary Elizabeth Cunningham).


LeRoy: Leroy Mitchell, white, age 22, 1st marriage; Pavillion, NY; oil well driller; bp Jackson, PA; s/o Edward A. Mitchell, bp US; s/o Mary E. Cunningham, bp US; married Ruth J. Farr, white, age 17, 1st marriage; resides Lindley, NY; domestic, bp Tioga, PA; d/o A. J. Farr, bp US; d/o Margaret Brown, bp US; married 26 Apr 1915, Corning, NY; Harold Stanley Stewart, clergyman; witness Isabel M. Stewart & Della LeBaron.


a. Marion Margaret Mitchell, b. 24 Jan 1917 in Dexter, KS, occupation Elementary School Teacher, d. 10 Mar 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Ctr; Elmira, NY, buried: in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC.


Newspaper.......Elmira Star Gazette

MITCHELL, Marion M. Quackenbush, age 85, of Lawrenceville, PA., March 10, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born January 24, 1917 in Dexter, KS, the daughter of LeRoy and Ruth FARR Mitchell. Marion was a retired Elementary School Teacher, a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA., and a lifetime member of the International Cribbage Association. She is survied by a son, Robert O. Quackenbush, Jr. of Tooele, UT, two brothers, Royce Mitchell of Corning, NY, and David Mitchell of Hudson, FL., three sisters, Mrs Grant (Mary) Gonyo of Solon Springs, WI., Mrs Earl (Frances) Dreier of Brandon, WI., Mrs Reno (Verona) Masini of Glenview, IL. and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Col. Robert O. Quackenbush, USA (Ret) on September 5, 1988, and 2 sisters, Joann MITCHELL Hoyt and Dorothy MITCHELL Knowles. Friends are invited to call at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA., Thursday 5 to 7 PM. Funeral Services will follow there Thursday at 7:00 PM with Rev. Gary Weaver officiating. Graveside Committal services wll be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC., at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 20, 2002. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marion's memory may be directed to the Building Fund of Calvary United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 237, Lawrenceville, PA 16929. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA.


She married Robert Otis Quackenbush, b. 10 May 1915, d. 5 Sep 1988.


(1) Robert Otis Quackenbush, Jr., (details excluded).


He married Lois Lee Wright, (details excluded).








b. Mary Eloise Mitchell, (details excluded).


She married Grant B. Gonyo, (details excluded).


(1) Thomas Grant Gonyo, (details excluded).


He married Sue Ann Hicks, b. 22 Sep 194?.


(2) Constance Mary Gonyo, (details excluded).


She married Alan B. Fossler, (details excluded).

(3) Allen Bruce Gonyo, (details excluded).


He married Carol Ann Olsen, b. 24 Jun 194?.

(4) Stephen Jerome Gonyo, (details excluded).


He married Mildred Virginia, (details excluded).

c. Royce Eugene Mitchell, (details excluded).


He married Charlotte Lois M., (details excluded).


(1) Sharyn Mitchell, (details excluded).


She married (1) Pehinow (sp).


She married (2) David J. Ripley, (details excluded).


d. Dorothy Grace Mitchell, (details excluded).


She married Wallace Richard Knowles, (details excluded).


(1) Kimberly Sue Knowles, (details excluded).


She married Walter Louis Rohlfing, (details excluded).



e. Joann Mitchell, (details excluded).


She married (1) Campbell.


She married (2) Calvin L. Hoyt, b. 24 Feb 1928 in Nelson, Tioga County, PA, d. 25 Mar 1996 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA, buried: in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, PA.


Calvin: Newspaper.......Corning Leader

HOYT, Calvin L. 68 of Tioga, PA, March 25, 1996 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Calvin was born February 24, 1928 in Nelson, PA. He retired from Corning Glass Works with 25 years of service. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Herbert Lee Webster American Legion Post #235, Tioga, PA and the Corning Moose. Calvin is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Joann MITCHELL; one son, David Hoyt of Smyrna, TN; one step-son, Frederick Campbell of Auroro, CO; a sister, Rhea Tillman of Alyria, OH; and 3 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main Street, Mansfield, PA Wedbesday 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Services will be held there Thursday at 11 AM with Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, PA.

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(1) Frederick W. Campbell, (details excluded).


He married Merrily Ann Ronniger, (details excluded).


(2) Phillip Campbell, (son of Campbell and Joann Mitchell) b. 1949, d. 1952.

(3) David Joe Hoyt, (details excluded).


He married Terri Irish, (details excluded).


f. David LeRoy Mitchell, (details excluded).


He married Joyce Akers, (details excluded).


(1) Dawn Mitchell, (details excluded).


She married Joseph Jerome Richards, (details excluded).

(2) Michael David Mitchell, (details excluded).


He married Dee Ann Reiner, (details excluded).



(3) David LeRoy Mitchell, Jr., (details excluded).


(4) Mark Andrew Mitchell, (details excluded).


g. Verona Ruth Mitchell, (details excluded).


She married (1) Donald Kennebeck, (details excluded).


She married (2) Doherty.


(1) Denise Louise Doherty, (details excluded).


She married Lloyd Mattingly, (details excluded).



(2) Deborah Ruth Doherty, (details excluded).


She married Frederick Beuttler, (details excluded).


h. Frances Mitchell.

6. Robert Lester Farr (aka Lester), b. 29 Apr 1908 in New York State, d. 27 Sep 1978.


1920 Census for Lindley Town, Steuben County, NY. Living with mother.


He married Elsie Caroline Jones, (details excluded).


a. Margaret Farr, (details excluded).

b. Lowell Eugene Farr, b. 1935, d. 2001.

c. Beverly Jean Farr, (details excluded).

d. Marlene June Farr, (details excluded).

e. Ruth Elaine Farr, (details excluded).


She married Clifford (Tip) Drake.


(1) Cynthia Drake, (details excluded).


(2) Carol Drake, (details excluded).


She married Stephen Cleveland.


(3) Linda Lee Drake, (details excluded).


She married (1) Robert Eric Hitman, (son of Charles Hitman and Jean Elizabeth Davies).


She married (2) John Perry.

(4) Sherri Drake, (details excluded).


She married Dennis (Denny) Stickler.

f. Elsie Lorraine Farr, (details excluded).

g. Robert Lester Farr, Jr., (details excluded).

h. Joyce Marie Farr, (details excluded).

E. Pearly Farr, b. about 1864 in Pennsylvania.


1908 Tioga County Directory - Middlebury Township

Farr, Eva dau Perly H. R 1 Tioga H 17.

Farr, Perly H. (Della) farmer O 36 R 1 Tioga H 17.

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He married Della Aimes.


1. Eva Farr.

F. John Farr, b. January 1867 in Pennsylvania.


According to the 1900 Census the family is living in Farmington Township, Tioga County, PA. Susan Farr is a widow. The Census lists that Susan had 6 children, all living in 1900. Her sons Henry and John are still single and living at home, working as farm laborers. Apparently, Henry owns the house they are living in free and clear.

II. John B. Farr, Jr., b. 1804 in Tioga County, PA, d. 1860.


JOHN B. FARR, eldest child of John B. Farr, Sr., was born in Tioga county, Pennsylvania, in 1804. In early life he was a mail carrier and stage driver, and later engaged in the saw mill business. He married Caroline Ives, who bore him the following children, viz: Adelaide, Jacob, Isaac and Sarah J., all of whom are dead; Lydia A., wife of Charles Dimmick, of Tioga; Lafayette, of Middlebury; Juliette and Samuel, both deceased; Barney and Albert, residents of Elkland, and Allen, deceased. Mr. Farr died in 18060, and his wife in 1891, aged eighty years.


He married Caroline Ives, (daughter of Benajah Ives and Lucy Cady Ives) d. 1891 at 80 years of age.


Caroline: Titus Ives also moved to Potter County. Benajah was the father of Deborah, John, Michael, Lucinda, Barnabas, Benajah Jr., Sally, Caroline and Thomas; and his wife was Lucy Cady, of Bristol, Conn. Benajah died July 3rd 1841, at Keeneyville, aged 72 years, and was there buried beside his wife. Barnabas, the son, died in 1861, and was buried in Mill Creek cemetery. John, the husband of Betsey Kiphart (who is still living, aged over 97 years), died in April 1866, over 70 years of age. Caroline, the widow of John Farr, is the only descendant of the Iveses now living in the township, and she is the mother of Mrs. Lydia Ann Dimick, and of sons Lafayette and Albert. There was a son of Uncle John, called "John Ding"' the nephew was styled "Winking John," and the son of Benajah "Pork John." They were known so commonly by these appellations that they are here given. It may be mentioned, also, that Benajah Ives Sr. is said to have come to Tioga a year earlier than his brother, and stopped one year on the Elliott Flats before moving on to the Berry place. In 1826 and 1827 he was partner with Levi Vail in trade, and he was a justice of peace in Lawrenceville Township. Timothy Ives was county commissioner from 1812 to 1815, at a very important time in the early organization of the county. Titus Ives about 1826 or 1827 lived in a plank house below Crooked Creek ford.


A. Adelaide Farr.

B. Jacob Farr.

C. Isaac Farr.

D. Sarah J. Farr.

E. Lydia Ann Farr.


She married Charles Dimmick.


F. Lafayette Farr.


Lived in Middlebury, PA.

G. Juliette Farr.

H. Samuel Farr.

I. Barney Farr.


Resident of Elkland, PA.

J. Albert Farr.


Resident of Elkland, PA.

K. Allen Farr.

III. William Farr.

IV. Josiah Farr.

V. Seely Farr.

VI. Czar Farr.

VII. Polly Farr.

VIII. Lucy Farr.

IX. Betsey Farr.

X. Lydia Farr.
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