When Benjamin Howard Farrow was born on 24 May 1839, in Flemingsburg, Fleming, Kentucky, United States, his father, Col. William Farrow, was 68 and his mother, Mary Nancy Davis, was 42. He married Mary Saletha Bramel on 29 September 1859. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Orangeburg, Mason, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 8, Mason, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 18 April 1916, in Mason, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, United States.
English (northern): hypercorrected form of Farrar , an occupational name for a smith or worker in iron. The original -ar or -er ending of this name came to be regarded as an error, and was changed to -ow.