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Dr John William Farmer, MD
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Birth: Jun. 28, 1822
Dutch Valley
Anderson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1894
Bolivar
Polk County
Missouri, USA

From the excerpts of Polk County, Missouri biographies-John W. Farmer, M. D. History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade and Barton Counties, Missouri 1889, published by Goodspeed, Pgs. 641, 642 Polk County Biographies Section

John W. Farmer, M. D., was born in Anderson County, Tenn., June 28, 1822. His parents were Luke and Jane (Williams) Farmer, both of Virgina, the former having been born in 1792, of English parents, and his wife in 1790, of Welsh parents. After marriage the father followed the life of a farmer till 1833, when he was killed by a falling of a tree, and his widow and children remained on the same farm till 1851, when they moved to Polk County, MO., then to Cedar County, near El Dorado Springs, where she died in 1866. Luke Farmer was a soldier in the War of 1812. The family consisted of six children, four sons and two daughters. The subject of this sketch, John Williams Farmer, was raised on a farm and received a common school education. Leaving the farm, he alternately taught and attended college till he reached the junior year in East Tennessee University. In 1851 he graduated at Starling Medical College, Columbus, Ohio, after which he returned to Tennessee, and, October 22, 1851, married Nancy A. Pruett, of Roane County, Tenn., by whom he had one child, which died. The same year he located some eight miles southwest of Bolivar, MO. In 1853 his wife died, and, five years after, he married Mrs. Sarah S. Campbell, of this county, but a native of Carter County, Tenn., who died in December, 1888. By her he had two children, Mary E., who died young, and Trefilia Jane, who still lives. Dr. Farmer was chairman of the county court for several years, has always been a democrat, and is a Mason. In connection with his practice he is interested in farming, owning 2,500 acres of land. From 1863 to 1865 he was assistant surgeon of the fifteenth Missouri Cavalry, Federal Service. He is now a member of the Board of Examining Surgeons for the Pension Department, at Bolivar, MO. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Sarah S Nichols Farmer (1822 - 1888)
  Rosa Simpson Farmer (1856 - 1920)*
 
 Children:
  Trifilia Jane Farmer (1864 - 1935)*
  Sue Williams Farmer Hutcheson (1893 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Bolivar
Polk County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Steve Franklin
Originally Created by: Larry Boyd
Record added: Dec 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45374888
Dr John William Farmer, MD
Added by: pat faulkner
 
Dr John William Farmer, MD
Added by: pat faulkner
 
Dr John William Farmer, MD
Added by: pat faulkner
 
 
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