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 John Woods Farr

John Woods Farr

Birth
Blount County, Tennessee, USA
Death 17 Jun 1908 (aged 86)
Marshfield, Webster County, Missouri, USA
Burial Marshfield, Webster County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section A2, Row 2
Memorial ID 101362761 · View Source
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Born April 2, 1822 in Blount County, TN.

Married Margaret Maxwell December 28, 1847 in Blount County, TN.

Enumerated in the 1850 US census, District 8, Blount County, TN.

Enumerated in the 1860 US census, Dallas, Webster County, MO.

Enumerated in the 1870 US census, Dallas, Webster County, MO.

Enumerated in the 1880 US census, Dallas, Webster County, MO.

Enumerated in the 1900 US census, East and West Dallas, Webster County, MO.

Died June 17, 1908, Seymour area, Webster County, MO.

The court house records of Blount County, TN reveal land records and multiple transactions.

Chloe Farr Todd's book entitled, "Farr Family History of Webster County, Missouri and Blount County, Tennessee", published July 1984, contains the following excerpt:

John Woods Farr was the third child of Samuel and Elizabeth Farr. He was about 30 when he, wife Marjorie and the first five of their children moved to Webster County, Missouri. The children were: John Marshall, Elizabeth "Emily" Jane, Mary Lucinda, Samuel Lawson, and Isaac Allen. Those born in Webster County were: William Patten, Lenora Tennessee, Newton Jasper, Susan Artelia, and Noah Cleophes.

Accompanying John Woods' family to Missouri were: his father Samuel, and mother Elizabeth, ages 62 and 55, respectively, and all of his brothers and sisters except Philmore Green, Margaret Jane, and Absolom T., who had families and remained in Maryville, Tennessee. Also accompanying them was Marjorie's half brothers, Samuel and William Maxwell.

After arriving in Webster County, Missouri, the Farrs purchased the first forty acres of land on the south side of the James River, south of Marshfield, adding more land until they owned two hundred forty six acres.

John Woods Farr was a farmer and in later years a preacher. He preached at the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church south of Marshfield, near their home. At one time, he was interested in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For his last sermon, the Methodist Church near Marshfield turned out so that their members could attend. Both John Woods and his brother James W., signed a note as trustees of the Pleasant Hill Church, 16 November 1858, for improvements on the building for church and for school purposes.

John Woods Farr served with the Webster County Home Guards during the Civil War., with the Union Army. It was while he was at Rolla, Missouri, with the Guards, that his little daughter Mary Lucinda died from injuries received from fall from an apple tree.



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  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101362761
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Woods Farr (2 Apr 1822–17 Jun 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101362761, citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Marshfield, Webster County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by 47650891 (contributor 47650891) .