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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Family Time Line

Joseph Ross Farnsworth
1813–1880
Emeline Moore
1811–1891
Marriage: 17 August 1837
Elizabeth Louise Farnsworth
1841–1920
Mary F. Farnsworth
1843–1879
Harriet Emeline Farnsworth
1845–
Charles Perkins Farnsworth
1846–1925
Eloise Moore Farnsworth
1849–1881
Ella Emmerson Farnsworth
1851–1902
Anna Wood Farnsworth
1854–1909
Emma Andrews Farnsworth
1854–1939

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 August 1837
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(8)

    Elizabeth Louise Farnsworth

    Female1841–1920Female

    Mary F. Farnsworth

    Female1843–1879Female

    Female1845–Female

    Charles Perkins Farnsworth

    Male1846–1925Male

    Eloise Moore Farnsworth

    Female1849–1881Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+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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