|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1857|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1933|
The 1860 US Census of Bradley Co., TN enumerated the household of 28 Y/O John Hopper [sic Hope] and his 22 Y/O wife, Mary Hope. Living in the household were their children: 4 Y/O Martha E. Hope and 1 Y/O Margaret Hope. Also residing in the household were 56 Y/O Edward Finch Dawn (name mangled on census), a farmer born in VA, and his 48 Y/O wife, Mary Elizabeth (Hardwick) Hope Dawn, born in VA. Mary Elizabeth (Hardwick) Hope was the widow of Willis B. Hope prior to marrying Edward Finch Dawn on 21 May 1840 in Lynchburg, VA. John Hope was a son from that marriage. The children of Edward Finch and Mary Elizabeth (Hardwick) Hope Dawn living in the household were: 23 Y/O Martha Dawn born in VA (Note: Martha Dawn is probably a daughter from Edward finch Dawn's first wife, Alis Connally Dawn), 20 Y/O Ann E. Dawn born in VA, 17 Y/O William Dawn born in VA, 16 Y/O Ferdinand S. Dawn born in VA, 13 Y/O Emma C. Dawn born in VA, 12 Y/O Samuel M. Dawn born in VA, 9 Y/O Johanna Dawn born in TN, 7 Y/O George V. Dawn born in TN, 6 Y/O Charles H. Dawn born in TN, 4 Y/O Rosalind Virginia Dawn born in TN and 2 Y/O Larston B. Dawn born in TN. The Dawns moved from Virginia to Tennessee between 1848-1850 according to the ages and birth places of their children.
The 1870 US Census of Dalton, Whitfield Co., GA enumerated the household of 66 Y/O Edward Finch Dawn and his 58 Y/O wife, Mary Elizabeth (Hardwick) Hope Dawn. Also living in the household were their children: 22 Y/O Samuel M. Dawn, 20 Y/O Johanna Dawn, 16 Y/O Charles H. Dawn, 14 Y/O Rosalind Virginia Dawn and 12 Y/O Lewiston B. Dawn born in TN.
Although Rosalind V. Dawn was born in Georgetown, Bradley Co., Tennessee, the settlement of Dawnville, GA just across the Georgia border is named after her family. A 10 Dec 1975 article in the Citizen-News, Dalton, GA newspaper indicates that the old settlement of Dawnville, located in the northwestern corner of Georgia, was named for the Dawn Family. It is located northeast of Dalton, GA between Caohulla Creek and the Conasauga River on the wagon road used for commerce and travel connecting Dalton and the mountains to the north.
Rosalind Virginia Dawn married Charles Thomas Farrar on 03 Jul 1873 during his employment at a sawmill owned by his first cousin, William Baker Farrar, in Whitfield Co., GA.
The 1880 US Census of Graysville, Whitfield Co., GA shows 26 Y/O Charles Farrar and his 23 Y/O wife, Rosa (Rosalind Virginia (Dawn) Farrar. Charles' occupation was "sawyer in sawmill". Also listed in the household as a "boarder" was 45 year old William Baker Farrar, "lumber dealer". He was Charles' first cousin from Evergreen, VA mentioned above, the owner of the lumber mill and Charles' employer. Also living in the household were their children: 9 Y/O Harriet Farrar, 2 Y/O Thomas Farrar and 10 months old William Charles Farrar, my grandfather.
In 1884 she and her family began to migrate further southward with stops in Cedartown, GA (1884) and Tallapoosa, GA (1885). Each stop in their migration was celebrated by births of more children. She and her growing family arrived in Woodlawn, AL (later to become part of Birmingham) between 1885 and 1888.
She lived in Birmingham, AL from 1885 until 1933 and like many urban women of her era she was a housewife with a large family.
The 1910 US Census of Birmingham, AL enumerated the household of 59 Y/O Charles Thomas Farrar and his 53 Y/O wife, Rosalind Virginia (Dawn) Farrar. Also living in their household were their children: 20 Y/O Dawn Franklin Farrar, a pressman, 16 Y/O Sybley John Farrar, 14 Y/O Enoree Yvonne Farrar and 12 Y/O Edward Larson Farrar.
The 1920 US Census of Birmingham, AL enumerated the household of 69 Y/O retired Charles Thomas Farrar. Unexplainably, his 63 Y/O wife, Rosalind Virginia (Dawn) Farrar, is not enumerated in the household. Their children living in the household were: 27 Y/O Sybley John Farrar, a railroad pipefitter, 25 Y/O Willie (Schwend) Farrar, wife of Sybley John Farrar, 5 Y/O Elizabeth Farrar, daughter of Sybley and Willie Farrar, 30 Y/O Dawn Franklin Farrar, a printer, and 21 Y/O Edward Larston Farrar.
The 1930 US Census of Birmingham, AL enumerated the household of 79 Y/O retired Charles Thomas Farrar and his 72 Y/O wife, Rosalind Virginia (Dawn) Farrar. Aldo living in the household were a son, 40 Y/O Dawn Franklin Farrar, an automobile salesman, another son 37 Y/O Sybley John Farrar, a pipefitter for a Steel and Iron Company, Sybley's 36 Y/O wife, Willie (Schwend) Farrar and their two children; 15 Y/O Elizabeth Farrar and 8 Y/O Virginia Farrar.
Rosalind Virginia (Dawn) Farrar died on 14 Feb 1933, four days before her beloved husband's death.
Besides the children listed below, there is one mentioned in the Farrar Family Bible that cannot be accounted for:
Stephen B. Farrar b. 16 Jan 1884 Cedartown, GA., d. 30 Jun 1885 Cedartown, GA.
Rosalind Virginia Dawn Farrar was the 4th cousin 1 time removed of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) through her mother, Mary Elizabeth Hardwick Dawn. (See Find A Grave Memorials Mark Twain and Mark Twain.
1) Farrar Family Bible
2) Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, City Directories 1888-1933
Bio by Gresham Farrar
Edward F. Dawn (1804 - 1889)
Mary Elizabeth Hardwick Dawn (1812 - ____)
Charles Thomas Farrar (1851 - 1933)
Maye Hardwick Farrar Gresham (1874 - 1960)*
Thomas Bennett Farrar (1877 - 1888)*
William Charles Farrar (1879 - 1958)*
Ogden Shelby Farrar (1881 - 1955)*
Jimmie Oden Farrar Tucker (1885 - 1936)*
Sam Cross Farrar (1888 - 1967)*
Dawn Franklin Farrar (1890 - 1944)*
Sybley John Farrar (1892 - 1959)*
Enoree Yvonne Farrar Jackson (1895 - 1970)*
Edward Larston Farrar (1898 - 1980)*
Ferdinand Finney Dawn (1844 - 1917)*
Emma C Dawn Lane (1846 - 1909)*
George V. Dawn (1852 - 1919)*
Rosalind Virginia Dawn Farrar (1857 - 1933)
Maintained by: Gresham Farrar
Originally Created by: CDinsmore
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79473744