|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1828|
Prince Edward County
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 1889|
The old "Mohican Well" on his homeplace had a considerable reputation although the water was never analyzed, but the people of Amelia County, VA. used it with beneficial results.
Amelia County Court was held on the Fourth Thursday in each month. F.R. Farrar, Judge.
His home in Amelia County was named "Mohican".
He was the son of Dr. Richard Eggleston Farrar and Sarah Virginia Love.
He attended Randolph-Macon College, Princeton University, and the University of Virginia.
He was a Confederate Soldier
He enlisted at Amelia Court House, Va. on 8 June 1861 at the age of 33.
44th Infantry Regiment
Judge Farrar was a Captain on General Lees' staff for a time during Lees' first campaign into Western Virginia.
Farrar practiced law in Amelia County, Virginia, maintaining his office at his home "Mohican," and was later appointed judge.
He was also a gifted speaker and toured on a lecture circuit throughout Virginia and other parts of the United States.
Farrar married three times: (1) Anna Maria Austin (1826-1870) of Cumberland County, VA. in 1853 (she was the mother of his six children)
He married 2nd to Georgia Bass.
He married 3rd to Ella G. Scott.
1880 Census, Leigh, Amelia County, Va.:
F. R. Farrar 52 VA Judge of Record
Ella E. Farrar 40 VA wife
Richard Farrar 20 VA son
Stephen 17 VA son
Mattie 15 VA daughter
Lilly Farrar 12 VA daughter
Sarah Farrar 72 Mother
Edmond Farrar 75 Uncle
Judge Farrar died 12 August 1898, and was buried at "Mohican"
He came forth on many occasions to express his memories of the War Between the States.
In several lectures given in the East he told of the essential differences between "Johnny Reb" and "Billy Yank".
On 15 June 1904 when the Confederate Monument was unveiled at the Court House Square in Amelia County, VA. he gave a speech.
Twenty or more years before that day, J.H. Farrar started trying to raise money to erect a monument for Amelias' brave soldiers of the Civil War.
The Farrar Papers:
The earliest correspondence deals mainly with legal and financial matters, estate settlements, and land sales. Other topics include invitations and details regarding lectures by Fernando R. Farrar, particularly for his tour in Texas and Louisiana.
There are letters of sympathy to the family following the death of Lily (Farrar) Frayser (1868-1895).
There is also a good deal of correspondence regarding the disposition of the family estate "Mohican" in Amelia County.
The collection contains manuscript and printed copies of lectures delivered by Fernando R. Farrar.
He toured all over the South, and also traveled to Boston, where he spoke at Faneuil Hall.
Some of his most popular lectures were "Johnny Reb, the Confederate," "Rip Van Winkle," and "Miss Birdie's Wedding Day"
He drew large crowds at colleges, church fundraisers, town hall meetings, and Confederate reunions.
(source:The Library of Virginia)
From Paineville, in Amelia County, VA. by J. F. Wiley, 22.00.
From a Concert given at Ameila Springs, VA. by F. R. Farrar and others, 192.00.
These were proceeds to be donated to help with the outbreak of "Yellow Fever" in VA. in 1855.
Richard Eggleston Farrar (1799 - 1869)
Sarah Virginia Love Farrar (1805 - 1896)
Ella Scott Farrar (1840 - 1908)
Anna Maria Austin Farrar (1832 - 1871)*
Richard Austin Farrar (1860 - 1916)*
Stephen Lee Farrar (1862 - 1929)*
Fernando Southall Farrar (1870 - 1940)*
Created by: deegraver
Record added: Aug 01, 2005
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