Orphan C. Farrar

Female26 December 1821–

Brief Life History of Orphan C.

When Orphan C. Farrar was born on 26 December 1821, in Shirley, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathan Farrar Sr, was 38 and her mother, Betsey Bartlett, was 33. She married Benjamin R. Smith on 29 May 1844, in Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Benjamin R. Smith
Orphan C. Farrar
Marriage: 29 May 1844

Sources (5)

  • Farrar, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Orphan C Farrar, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Orphan C. Truman in entry for Benjamin R. Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1844Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (1)

      Female1845– Female

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    Siblings (11)

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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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 9

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 42

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): occupational name for a blacksmith or worker in iron. From Middle English fer(r)o(u)r, fer(r)er, fa(r)ro(u)r ‘ironworker, blacksmith’ (Old French ferreor, from medieval Latin ferrator, an agent derivative of ferrare ‘to shoe horses’, from ferrum ‘iron’, in medieval Latin ‘horseshoe’). Compare Ferrier and Farrow .

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

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