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Benjamin Jamison Farnsworth
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Birth: May 1, 1829
Greene County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1890
Johnson County
Missouri, USA

Son of Thomas M. Farnsworth (1797-1858) and Rebecca [Lotspeich] Farnsworth (1797-1870). Husband of Elizabeth [Girdner] Farnsworth (1831-1871) and Rebecca Ellen [Bell] Farnsworth (1850-1883). Father of Isaac Girdner Farnsworth (1853-1923), John Clark Farnsworth (1856-1872), Emma Elizabeth [Farnsworth] Coover, (1859-1933), Helen Loretta [Farnsworth] Hunt (1862-1954), William Ray Fatnsworth (1865-1943), Eliza Jane "Jennie" [Farnsworth] Davidson (1867-1919), Benjamin B. Farnsworth (1871-1872), Delilah Jane "Jimmie" [Farnsworth] Howerton (1869-?), Georgia Fox [Farnsworth] Davidson (1877-1962), and Robert E. Lee [Farnsworth] Butchers (1882-1939).

From THE HISTORY OF JOHNSON COUNTY, MISSOURI - Biographies for Rose Hill Township, Pages 836-853, Kansas City Historical Co. 1881:

"B.J. FARNSWORTH is the son of Thomas Farnsworth, who was a native of Green county, Tenn. Henry Farnsworth, an uncle of J.B., was a soldier in the war of 1812. The subject of this sketch was born in Green county, Tennessee, on the 29th day of May, 1829. He is a twin brother of C.L. Farnsworth, in a family of seven children. Mr. Farnsworth's advantages for an education were somewhat limited. In the fall of 1854, Mr. F. moved to Missouri, stopping in Henry county; he remained here until the spring of 1855 when he moved with his family to Johnson county, settling near the fork of Big and Bear creeks. When the war came on Mr. F.'s sympathies were with the Union, though he took no active part in the conflict. On the 31st day of March, 1852, Mr. Farnsworth was married to Miss Eliza Girdner, and from this union there are seven children, five of whom are living: Isaac G., John C., Emma E., Helen L., William R., Eliza J. and Benjamin B. Mrs. F. dying in the fall of 1871, he was again married October 10, 1872, to Miss Rebecca E. Bell, and from this union there are two children: Jimmie D. and Georgia F. Mr. Farnsworth since his residence in Johnson county, has been extensively engaged in stock raising and farming; he is a man of energy and activity, following closely the business he has chosen. In his stock business he has been very successful, he has had at one time on his farm eighty head of mules, 130 head of cattle, 700 head of sheep, and as many as 250 head of hogs. He has a fine farm of 983 acres, under a good state of cultivation. There is on this farm over eight miles of hedge fence."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Farnsworth (1797 - 1858)
  Rebecca Lotspeich Farnsworth (1797 - 1870)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Girdner Farnsworth (1831 - 1871)
  Rebecca Ellen Bell Farnsworth (1850 - 1883)
 
 Children:
  Isaac Girdner Farnsworth (1853 - 1923)*
  John Clark Farnsworth (1855 - 1872)*
  Emma Elizabeth Farnsworth Coover (1859 - 1933)*
  Helen Loretta Farnsworth Hunt Hunter Hindman (1862 - 1954)*
  William Ray Farnsworth (1865 - 1943)*
  Eliza Jane Farnsworth Davidson (1867 - 1919)*
  Benjamin B. Farnsworth (1871 - 1872)*
  Delila Jane Farnsworth Howerton (1875 - 1941)*
  Georgia Fox Farnsworth Davidson (1877 - 1962)*
  Robert E. Lee Farnsworth Butchers (1882 - 1939)*
 
 Siblings:
  John W. Farnsworth (1825 - 1864)*
  Benjamin Jamison Farnsworth (1829 - 1890)
  Christopher Lotspeich Farnsworth (1829 - 1909)*
  Thomas M. Farnsworth (1832 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Farnsworth Cemetery
Johnson County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 13, 2009
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