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28. John* Bibb FARRAR556,557,558,559,560,561,562 was born on 9 Sep 1799 in , Goochland Co., VA.563,564,565,566,567,568 He appeared in the census in 1840 in First Ward, Richmond, VA.569 He appeared in the census on 3 Aug 1850 in 38th Dist. Mason Co., VA.313 John B. Farrar 51, farmer, $200 Real Estate..
Martha P. 45,
William B. laborer, 23.
Floyd 18.
Cortes14.
Elizabeth 12.
Democracy 9.
Veto 6.
all born in VA. He appeared in the census on 21 Jul 1860 in Dist 1, Putnam Co., VA.108 J. B. Farrar 60, farmer ,$1200 real estate, $1275 property.
M. 56.
C. 22, farmer.
E. J. 21.
J. 18.
V. 16 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Buffalo Twp, Putnam Co., WV.570 Extended household included John, age 71, Martha, age 66, Veto, age 27, White Mariah. age 9 and Lorenzo D. Norvell 64. Lorenzo was a ' farm laborer.' White Mariah' was a girl. All were born in VA. Land was worth $1500, John B.'s personal property $190 , and Veto's $360. Was Mariah Veto's child? Was he a widower? He signed a will on 12 Jun 1875 in , Putnam Co., WV.571 "I, John B. Farrar in the County of Putnam and State of West Virginia being in good health of body and sound mind and disposing mind and memory (praise be God for the same) and being desirous of setting my worldly affairs while I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last will and testament, that is to say, first I give and bequeath to my youngest son Veto Farrar one half of my real estate the line to commence on the West end & run parallel with the Military and the said Veto Farrar to have & to hold for his the half lying adjoining the Military line, on the following conditons viz: That the said son Veto Farrar doth agree to support myself my beloved wife his mother Martha P. Farrar, feed, clothe and care for us, and pay all necessary expenses during our natural life, and to pay the tax on all my said property. I also give and bequeath to him One Bedstead, bed and bedding, and all the farming utensils. Second. And it is further my will that the residue of my property, both real and personal to be sold and the proceeds equally divided between the rest of my beloved children viz: Mary Ann Shank, William B. Farrar, Floyd Farrar, Cortes M. Farrar, Elizabeth J. Bailey and Democracy Farrar.
And lastly I have hereby appointed as my sole executor of this my last will and testament without requireing sureties my sons Cortez M. Farrar and Veto Farrar.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the Twenty sixth day of June Eighteen Hundred and seventy five. John B. Farrar seal
Archibald Martin
Lewis Casey
..teste: W. T. Alexander, Clerk true copy made on 6 Dec 1915 from original Will Book 1, p 78" In 1879 he was a brick mason in Buffalo Twp, Putnam Co., WV. He died on 25 Nov 1879 in Buffalo, Putnam Co., WV.572,573,574 Unknown cause of death at age 80. Parents listed as Wm and Mara A. Farrar. Occupation Brick Mason, birthplace Goochland Co., VA, wife Martha Farrer. He was buried in Buckle/McCallister-Shank/Clendenin District Cemetery, Mason Co., WV.575 Shown as burried with wife Martha and daughter Mary. Living in Albermarle Co., VA in 1830.

A John Farrar is in the 1840 Census in Ricmond, VA, first ward.

Living in Mason Co., VA in 1857 as he deeded 100 acres in Mason Co., VA (later WV) with his wife "Martha P. Farror" to Paris Gray on 18 Mar 1857.

Removed to Putnam Co., VA after 1857 as he was deeded 220 acres on 15 Mar 1859 by L. G. Boardman and wife Lucy, in the Union District of Putnam Co., WV.

Gave a power of attorney to his son William to act for him and his wife Martha in the matter of the 180 acres he had purchased with his son Wm., in Henry Co., MO on 27 Aug 1858.

He claimed a real estate value of $1200 and a personal property value of $1375 in Red House, Putnam Co., WV in 1860. Three sons and a daughter were living with him and his wife at that time.

Living in Buffalo Township Putham Co., WV in 1870 with wife Martha and son Veto. Lists himself as farm laborer and Veto as Farmer. John* Bibb FARRAR and Martha* Patterson NORVELL were married on 22 Jun 1823 in , Albemarle Co., VA.568 John Shepherd, minister, Witnesses: Lorenzo Norvell and Ira Garrett. James Norvell gave consent with Woodson and Lorenzo Norvell witnessing it. At Martha's parents house?

29. Martha* Patterson NORVELL577,578 was born on 12 Feb 1804 in , Albemarle Co., VA.568,574,579,580 Tina Smith has Albemarle, VA as the place of birth, which makes sense. She appeared in the census on 3 Aug 1850 in 38th Dist. Mason Co., VA.313 John B. Farrar 51, farmer, $200 Real Estate..
Martha P. 45,
William B. laborer, 23.
Floyd 18.
Cortes14.
Elizabeth 12.
Democracy 9.
Veto 6.
all born in VA. She appeared in the census on 21 Jul 1860 in Dist 1, Putnam Co., VA.108 J. B. Farrar 60, farmer ,$1200 real estate, $1275 property.
M. 56.
C. 22, farmer.
E. J. 21.
J. 18.
V. 16 She appeared in the census on 9 Aug 1870 in Buffalo Twp, Putnam Co., WV.581 Extended household included John, age 71, Martha, age 66, Veto, age 27, White Mariah. age 9 and Lorenzo D. Norvell 64. Lorenzo was a ' farm laborer.' White Mariah' was a girl. All were born in VA. Land was worth $1500, John B.'s personal property $190 , and Veto's $360.

She died about 1885 in Rocky Fork of Poca, Putnam Co., WV.568,574 Date based on the sale of property by Cortes and Veto. Died at her daugher Elizabeth Bailey's house near the mouth of Rocky Fork of Poca, Putnam Co., WV. She was buried in , Mason Co., WV.575 Buckle/McCallister-Shank/Clendenin District Cemetery The name Norvell shows up in the Mason County Cemeteries index on page 4 under SHANK, Wm., her son in law as: Martha P. Norvell Farrar. Living with her husband John B. Farrar and son Veto in 1870 in Buffalo Twsp, Putman Co., WV, 'keeping house.' Children were:

i.

Mary Ann FARRAR was born on 27 Sep 1824 in , Albemarle Co., VA.568,582,583 An index to Buckle Cemetery contains an entry for Mary A. Farrar Shank as born in Albermarle Co., VA, 27 Sep 1826. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Palmers Springs, Mecklenburg Co., VA. She died on 3 Oct 1904 in Point Pleasant, Mason Co., WV.568,584 Died of cancer. Age given as 76 years. If born in 1824 then she should have been 80. She was buried.575 In Palmers Springs, Mecklenburg Co., VA in 1880.

ii.

William Bugrus (?) FARRAR585 was born on 3 Jan 1826 in , Mason Co., WV (VA).574,586 He appeared in the census on 3 Aug 1850 in 38th Dist. Mason Co., VA.313 John B. Farrar 51, farmer, $200 Real Estate..
Martha P. 45,
William B. laborer, 23.
Floyd 18.
Cortes14.
Elizabeth 12.
Democracy 9.
Veto 6.
all born in VA. He appeared in the census on 20 Aug 1860 in Tebo twp, Henry Co., MO.587,588 William B. Farrar 34, plasterer $500 real estate $1145 property, born VA.
Elizabeth, 16, born VA
Mary A. 1, born VA. On 20 Aug 1869 he was a plasterer in Tebo twp, Henry Co., MO.588 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Sturgeon, Boone Co., MO.588 1870 Census in Sturgeon, Boone Co.
Wm 45, farmer
Martha 30 keeps house, has property valued at $800
W.C..age 8
John W. is 7/12
He appeared in the census in 1880 in Boone Co., MO.588 1880 Census
Wm B. Farrar is living in Boone Co., farmer
wife Martha
John W.,
Mack
Claud
Aden
He died on 1 Nov 1882 in , Boone Co., MO.589,590 On 1 Apr 1858 he bought, with his father John B. Farrar 180 acres in Henry Co., MO that included the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of sec 25 of 40 acres and the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of sec 26 of 40 acres in T43 R25 and 100 acres of 120 acres in the NW 1/4 of sec 25 of T43 R25. from Solan Parks for $1300.

In Calhorn(?) Tebo Township, Henry Co., MO on 20 Aug 1860. with Elisabeth age 16 and Mary A. 1 year old. He lists his occupation as plasterer with real estate worth $1500 and personal property worth $1145.

in Melton's notes the middle name looks like Bugrus, but the last three letters could be something else.

iii.

John Adams FARRAR was born on 13 Jul 1828 in , Albemarle Co., VA.574 He died on 1 Feb 1830.574

iv.

Woodson Clark FARRAR was born on 30 Jan 1830 in , Albemarle Co., VA.574 He died before 3 Aug 1850.313 Based on the fact he is not in the census on that date.

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v.

Reverend Floyd* FARRAR.

vi.

Van Buren FARRAR was born on 13 Apr 1834 in , Albemarle Co., VA.574 He died on 5 Apr 1837 in , Nelson Co.?, VA.574

vii.

Cortes Monroe FARRAR591 was born on 27 Sep 1836 in , Nelson Co., VA.568,574 He was baptized after 1836 in Malinda, Putnam Co., WV. Converted and baptized in the Malinda Baptist Church in early youth. He appeared in the census on 3 Aug 1850 in 38th Dist. Mason Co., VA.313 John B. Farrar 51, farmer, $200 Real Estate..
Martha P. 45,
William B. laborer, 23.
Floyd 18.
Cortes14.
Elizabeth 12.
Democracy 9.
Veto 6.
all born in VA. In 1860 he was in Farmer.592 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Red House, Putnam Co., WV.592 He served in the military between 1862 and 1865 in Camp Success, WV(?).568 Enlisted in 36th Infantry Co. A 6 Jun 1862, Camp Success, wounded at Battle of Piedmont 5 Jun 1864, returned to duty 1 Nov 1864. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Pocatalico, Putnam Co., WV.593 Farmer C. M. Farrar(43) with Louesa A.(44), Cordiela, (sic)(8) Flaveus (6), Martha E.(3), and Louisa B (1), Farrer (sic) and L. J. (domestic Labor 22) and Charles Wilkinson (8). He died on 3 Apr 1926 in McKee Rocks, , PA.568,574 Letter handwritten by Cortes M. Farrar (transcribed exactly as written, no grammatical corrections made - brackets indicate words were not legible). Original letter in possession of Louisa Casto Burdette.

Dear Children. I hope you will read this carefully and carry out its instructions and take its advice for perhaps it is the last epistle I may ever write as my eyes and strength are failing so rapidly I think it best to make this request of you before sight and strength fail. Flavious, after I pass from this world and I am put away with as little expense and trouble as possible consistent with decency, call all my children together and make such arrangements of what little I have as shall be satisfactory to all parties I want you to wind up my affairs collect all debts as far as you can and pay all my burial expenses. I did not owe any one except what I may owe you children. I want each of you paid for what trouble and expense I may be or have been. After you have made your collections and paid all debts if anything is left, divide it equal between you five children. I have in the savings department of the Kan Nat Bank of [Charleston] $300, a small sum in the checking department a $50.00 for collection on G.L. Griffin of [Stone, Ky] and two $50.00 notes on the same in my red pocket book in my trunk the last note will be due August 1, 1922 and as trustee if he does not pay, notify him and if he refuse take such steps to collect it as Gen. C. C. Watts may give you. I think Mr. Kemfton's note is in the same bank. I have $25 in stamps in trunk. Griffin's trust deed is in there too. Mrs. Borah has paid no rent since January 29, 1922. My oil lease will expire in 1925. When I am put away, notify Rev. Robert Bragg at Romney or the Baptist Banner and tell them I was a member of the Ministerial Fraternal Ord. and forward my dues to you.

T.B. Young owes me about $75.00 and Squire [Deemin] of [Dana] has Andy [S]halen's note for collection. Mr. S.B. Davis owes me $21.50 if you wish you can deal it out with him and keep it. G.L. Griffin has paid his notes. O.O. Mc Mac Bride's address is Riverview, W VA he owes $50 and W. D. Campbell's [PD] in [Nalden] [___] has paid $25 on his note. Well, I believe I have no further directions to leave with you and after I leave here for Va. I may never see you again . No one but God knows when we shall be called therefore we ought to be ready for perhaps it will be too late when the messenger comes. I have no fears of death for I am not troubled about it but oh my greatest trouble come to sadden my heart when the thought comes to me that when I go I perhaps will have to leave some of you at least as prisoners in the hands of a merciless devil and you willingly stay as his servants. But as long as I love and keep my senses my prayer to God that he shall let you live until you can cleanse, see your awful and lost conditions and how good God has been to you and how cruel and rebellious you have been to him and that you may repent of your sins and seek him for forgiveness. Now it would cheer my heart and life if I could only have the hope we would [make an unbroken family] in our Fathers home. If I could only have this hope I believe I could go to the headman's block smiling. If I do not come back this is my last farewell to you all.
C. M. Farrar

Died at his Daughter, Louise Bertha Farrar Melton's home at 347 Grove Street, in McKees Rocks, PA. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Obit] "REV. C. M. FARRAR

The subject of this sketch was born in Nelson County Virginia, September 27, 1836.
At the age of forty-two he was licensed to preach the 'Gospel of Good Tidings,' by the Antioch Baptist church of West Virginia.
On April 15, 1883, he was ordained to the full Gospel Ministry, b the Malinda Baptist church of WV.
And for forty-eight years he was a faithful minister of the Gospel of Christ. Every ready for any service required of him, and was a helper upon whom any pastor could depend. One of his chief delights in latter years, was to attend the Associational meetings, in which he proved to be of great help and worth, by his sound advice and wise council.
At the time of his death he was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist church of the Kanawha Valley Association. He came to this church by letter, in the year of 1917.
Rev. Farrar taught school in his early life. also he served his country in the Confederate army. He was a man of strong convictions and an unshaken faith.
He is survived by four daughters; one son, and one brother who are Mrs. Cordula Landers, of Highland Springs, VA; Mrs. J. E. Turner, of Blaine Ohio; Mrs E. F. Melton of McKees Rocks, PA.; Mrs. D. T. Anderson, and F. D. Farrar of Plus W. Va.; and Mr. Veto Farrar of St. Albans, W. VA.
Rev Farrar died at McKees Rocks, PA., on Thursday--April 8, 1926, and funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Hartman, of Marmet, W. VA., at the Methodist church of Levi, there being no Baptist church in this community, interment was made int he Spring Hill Cemetery of Charleston, W. VA."

A clipping from a newspaper sent to RJT in Jun 2001. A bakery advertisment on the sheet mentions Parkersburg, WV.


[NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Obit]594 Plus, W. Va.
April 11, 1926

Whereas it has pleased the Almighty God to remove from us our well beloved brother C. M. Farrar who died April 8 1926, be it therefore

Resolved: That we bow in humble reverence to His holy will and resign ourselves to his providence with the assurance that He doeth all things well.

Resolved: That Bro. Farrar was a true and faithful member of this Sunday School. He was courteous, kind, generous and fearless in his dealings wieh his brothers both in and out of the Sunday School. A man of deep and earnest piety, living in the fear of the Lord and at peace with his fellow man.

Resolved: That we deeply mourn his loss and that we remember and emulate his many virtues and consign to forgetfulness his few faults (if any he had) believing that in all he did he was consdious and honest and that he acted with an eye single to the glory of God and the good of man.

Resolved: That we mingle our tears with those of our brother and mourn with his bereaved children as becomes those who are bound togethr by the ties of a common humanity.

Resolved: that as a mark of the estemmed in which Brother Farrar was held that these resolutions be spread on the minutes of the Sunday School.

W. W. Crago. )
B. F. Youell. ) Committe (sic) On Resolutions.
Earl Calvert. )

On Motion the Above Resolutions were Adopted and Ordered Sent to Each of the Children.
He was buried about 1926 in Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.574 New Antioch Cemetery. Spring Hill Cemetery, Harlington. In Pocatalico, Putnam, WV in 1880. Ordained at the Malinda Baptist Church in Pttnam Co., WV on 15 Apr 1883. With his brother Veto, he granted half of a parcel of land in Putnam Co., WV to Lafayette Fry on 22 Feb 1886 that had been mentioned in his father's will. Moved to Rand, WV in 1910 (aka Levi). Preached extensively in Putnam and Kanawha Counties, WV. The Farrar Memorial Baptist Church in Rand was named in honor of C. M. Farrar. His son F. D. Farrar was instrumental in securing the building for the church in Rand, WV in 1934.

In 1925 he wrote the following to The Charleston Gazette (transcribed exactly as written, no grammatical corrections made) Envelope post office dated February 2, 1925 Charleston, WV

"Mr. Editor, will you [allow] me to drop a hint and a suggestion or two for the benefit of our law makers that they may study them during vacation. I once was young but now I am old but I think I never a greater need for wise and patriotic legislation in my life. The country seems to be torn into shreds by demagogs. With no one satisfied but the non producing money maker. The cost of living is increasing while the cost of labor is decreasing (The Point) Now Mr. Lawmaker, you have the opportunity to win for yourselves the gratitude of all honest people. Just forget you are Democrats and Republicans and 100% West Virginians and you are to work for the best interest of all classes and especially to the masses and not to the classes.

Suggestion (1) Calmly find out who or what is the cause of all this unrest and remove it. I think the causes will not be hard to find.

Suggestion (2) I would suggest you take a good long look at the high salaried non producing middle men such as the Jobber, the Broker and all who operate between the wholesale men and the producers, manufacturer and the importer and levy a license tax of $25,000.00 on each one yearly.

Suggestion (3) Then take a look at the fine salaried non producing men who operate between the wholesaler and retailer while they (the retailer and wholesaler) sit in their comfortable offices while the consumer pays their salaries). I would levy a licensed tax of $15, 000.00 against each of these middle men. "O but you say that would put them out of business". That is just what is needed. This government was run for more than a hundred years with(out) them and it can be did again.

Suggestion (4) I think these cold storage plants need some attention for they seem to carry everything from a hens egg to two ton beef.

Suggestion (5) As for all who favor puttin the above suggestions into law, get busy, organize , pass resolutions, sign petitions and send to the Legislature at its next session in March and let them know what you want.

Yours for good government,
C. M. Farrar

Plus W. VA."

viii.

Elizabeth Jane FARRAR was born on 26 Aug 1838 in , Albemarle Co., VA.574 She appeared in the census on 3 Aug 1850 in 38th Dist. Mason Co., VA.313 John B. Farrar 51, farmer, $200 Real Estate..
Martha P. 45,
William B. laborer, 23.
Floyd 18.
Cortes14.
Elizabeth 12.
Democracy 9.
Veto 6.
all born in VA. She appeared in the census in 1880 in McKeesport, Allegheny Co. PA.

ix.

James Democracy FARRAR was born on 30 Sep 1840 in , Albemarle Co., VA.574 age given as 18 in July of 1860 census which would put his birth in Sep 1841. He appeared in the census on 3 Aug 1850 in 38th Dist. Mason Co., VA.313 John B. Farrar 51, farmer, $200 Real Estate..
Martha P. 45,
William B. laborer, 23.
Floyd 18.
Cortes14.
Elizabeth 12.
Democracy 9.
Veto 6.
all born in VA. He served in the military between 1861 and 1865 in Buffalo, Putnam Co., WV.568 Enlisted 13 May 1861, Buffalo, WV, taken prisoner at the fall of Fort Donelsoin in 1862, sent to Camp Morton, with Co. A until the end of the war. Paroled on 22 May 1865, age 23, 5'*" , dark eyes, dark hair. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Precinct 6, Wise Co., TX.595 J. D. Farrar, farmer, (38, b VA), Elderade, wife (26, b MO), John, son (6, b MO),G.L., son (5, b MO), W. H., son (4, b TX), E.V. Farrar, son (1, b TX). He died on 18 Apr 1921 in , , OK.568

x.

Veto FARRAR591,596 was born on 31 Jul 1843 in , Mason Co., WV (VA).574 He appeared in the census on 3 Aug 1850 in 38th Dist. Mason Co., VA.313 John B. Farrar 51, farmer, $200 Real Estate..
Martha P. 45,
William B. laborer, 23.
Floyd 18.
Cortes14.
Elizabeth 12.
Democracy 9.
Veto 6.
all born in VA. He appeared in the census on 21 Jul 1860 in Dist 1, Putnam Co., VA.108 J. B. Farrar 60, farmer ,$1200 real estate, $1275 property.
M. 56.
C. 22, farmer.
E. J. 21.
J. 18.
V. 16 He served in the military between 2 Sep 1862 and 14 in Red Sulpher Springs, , WV.568 Enlisted Co. A 2 Sep 1862, Red Sulpher Springs, WV, captured at Leesburg 16 Jul 1864, imprisoned at Old Capital Prison, Washington, D.C. transferred to Elmira Prison and released on 14 Mar 1865. Formally paroled on 22 May 1865 when he was listed as being 21, 5' 10" with blue eyes and light hair. A photograph exists of the Confederate Reunion Group of United Confederate Veterans, R. E. Lee Camp No. 887 which met for the unveiling of the Stonewall Jackson monument at the state capitol in Charleston on September 27, 1910. Pictured are (l-r) back row: James L. Kelley (Co. D, 8th Virginia Cavalry), D.C. Lovett (Co. G, 8th Virginia Cavalry), John Henry Wilson (Co. H, Kanawha Riflemen, 22nd Virginia Infantry), Veto Farrar (Co. A, 36th Virginia Infantry), George S. Chilton (Co. E, 22nd Virginia Infantry), J. Pres. Lanham (Co. A, 22nd Virginia Infantry), William J. Thomas (Jackson's Virginia Battery), James Z. McChesney (Co. F, 11th Virginia Cavalry & Co. C, 14th Virginia Cavalry); front row (the two standing to the left are not identified): James L. Jones (Co. A, Huger's Artillery), John F. Ballard (Co. I, 22nd Virginia Infantry), William C. Hopkins (Co. E, 36th Virginia Cavalry), Henry M. Brown (Co. B, 47th Virginia Infantry), John N. Hutchinson (Co. C, 36th Virginia Infantry), N. O. Sowers (Co. I, 2nd Virginia Infantry), Albert F. Wallen (Co. D, 12th Georgia Artillery), Elisha H. Merricks (Lowery's Virginia Battery), George W. Mays (Co. K, 24th Virginia Infantry), Pleasant Bailey (Co. A, 22nd Virginia Infantry), Samuel A. Motley (Co. A, 8th Virginia Cavalry), Henry D. McFarland (Co. H, Kanawha Riflemen, 22nd Virginia Infantry). He appeared in the census on 9 Aug 1870 in Buffalo Twp, Putnam Co., WV.581 Extended household included John, age 71, Martha, age 66, Veto, age 27, White Mariah. age 9 and Lorenzo D. Norvell 64. Lorenzo was a ' farm laborer.' White Mariah' was a girl. All were born in VA. Land was worth $1500, John B.'s personal property $190 , and Veto's $360.

With his brother Cortez, he granted half of a parcel of land in Putnam Co., WV to Lafayette Fry on 22 Feb 1886 that had been mentioned in his father's will.