Matilda Farr

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

The Life 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
1810–1882
Matilda Farr
1821–1900
Marriage: July 1842
Edwin Lewis Peabody
1843–1923
Edward Francis Peabody
1845–1917
Chauncey Mason Peabody
1847–1866
Malvina Peabody
1849–1959
Willie Foster Peabody
1851–1872
Sara Almatia Peabody
1854–1878
Rosa Amanda Peabody
1856–1926
Cyrus Aurelius Peabody
1859–1926
Ferrand Royce Peabody
1861–1861
Demerett Lucinda Peabody
1864–1959

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
July 1842
children

(10)

    Male1843–1923Male

    Edward Francis Peabody

    Male1845–1917Male

    Chauncey Mason Peabody

    Male1847–1866Male

    Female1849–1959Female

    Willie Foster Peabody

    Male1851–1872Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Calvin Farr

    Male1796–1868Male

    Matilda Barber

    Female1799–1881Female

siblings

(9)

    Female1821–1900Female

    Calvin Farr

    Male1823–1850Male

    Chancy Farr

    Male1826–1872Male

    Amanda M Farr

    Female1828–1857Female

    Male1831–1910Male

+4 More Children

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.
1846

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English farre ‘bull’, applied as a nickname for a fierce or lusty man or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a bull.2 German: nickname from Middle High German varne, var, with the same meaning as 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Matilda Peabody in household of Lewis Peabody, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matilda Peabody in household of Reuben Farr, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Matilda Peaboddy, "United States Census, 1900"

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