Nathan Farr

Brief Life History of Nathan

When Nathan Farr was born in 1781, in Tinmouth, Rutland, Republic of Vermont, his father, Elias Farr, was 32 and his mother, Mary Davison, was 33. He married Laura Walker about 1820, in Lenox, Madison, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lenox, Madison, New York, United States in 1820 and Kingston, Frontenac, Canada West, British Colonial America in 1832. He died before 1840.

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Nathan Farr
1781–1840
Laura Walker
1799–1852
Marriage: about 1820
Laura Amanda Farr
1821–
Nathan Farr
1823–
Silas Farr
1825–
William Farr
1826–1907
Lydia Walker Farr
1831–1895
Asa Walker Farr
1834–1884

Sources (4)

  • Nathan Farr, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Nathan Farr in entry for William Farr, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89WQ-V33S?cc=2078654&wc=M7HR-N29%3A358136401%2C358452601

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English fear(r), farre (Old English fearr) ‘steer, ox’, applied as a nickname for a fierce man or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a bull.

German: nickname from Middle High German varne, var, with the same meaning as 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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