Joseph Ross Farnsworth

9 May 1813–24 September 1880 (Age 67)
Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Joseph Ross

When Joseph Ross Farnsworth was born on 9 May 1813, in Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Joseph Estabrook Farnsworth, was 30 and his mother, Anna Nichols, was 24. He married Emeline Moore on 17 August 1837, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He died on 24 September 1880, in Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 67.

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Joseph Ross Farnsworth
Emeline Moore
Marriage: 17 August 1837
Elizabeth Louise Farnsworth
Mary F. Farnsworth
Harriet Emeline Farnsworth
Charles Perkins Farnsworth
Eloise Moore Farnsworth
Ella Emmerson Farnsworth
Anna Wood Farnsworth
Emma Andrews Farnsworth

Spouse and Children

17 August 1837
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


    Elizabeth Louise Farnsworth


    Mary F. Farnsworth



    Charles Perkins Farnsworth


    Eloise Moore Farnsworth


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Farnworth .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Farnsworth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J R Farnsworth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph R. Farnsworth in entry for Emma Andrews Farnsworth, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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