Matilda Farr

22 April 1821–30 October 1900 (Age 79)
Malone, Malone, Franklin, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Matilda

When Matilda Farr was born on 22 April 1821, in Malone, Malone, Franklin, New York, United States, her father, Calvin Farr, was 25 and her mother, Matilda Barber, was 22. She married Lewis Royce Peabody in July 1842. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Harmony, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Blaine Township, Adams, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 30 October 1900, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hansen, Adams, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Royce Peabody
Matilda Farr
Marriage: July 1842
Edwin Lewis Peabody
Edward Francis Peabody
Chauncey Mason Peabody
Malvina Peabody
Willie Foster Peabody
Sara Almatia Peabody
Rosa Amanda Peabody
Cyrus Aurelius Peabody
Ferrand Royce Peabody
Demarette " Etta" L. Peabody

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    July 1842
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 6
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Sources (11)

    • Matilda Peabody in household of Lewis Peabody, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Matilda Farr in entry for Edward F Peabody, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
    • Matilda Peabody in household of Reuben Farr, "United States Census, 1880"

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