Biography of Henry Farr
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Farr, Henry, son of Richard and Jane (Quin) Farr, was Born near Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland, in 1792, the youngest son of a gamily of seven. Ile was educated in his native place, where he remained until his twenty eighth year. Emigrating to Canada in 1825 be remained there a short time, when he moved to Clinton County, N. Y., where hem lived four years. In 1829 he came to Elmira, and finally removed to Big Flats, where he died February 7, 1877, at the age of eighty five. He was an earnest member of the Presbyterian Church and a member in good standing of the Masonic fraternity for fifty years. He married, in 1815, Jane, daughter of Valentine and Betsey McCan, who was born June 13, 1798. Their children were John, born January 12, 1816; Valentine, born May 15, 1818; Eliza J., born April 15, 1823, married Daniel F. Brown, es., and died December 12, 1865; Esther, born March 5, 1826, married A. R. De Puy, esq.; Sarahette, born August 17, 1828, died May 3, 1855; William Henry, born January 28, 1831; James E., born April 15, 1833; George W., born October 2, 1836, died April 25, 1856; Dayton S., born December 18, 1839, died March 23, 1841; and Mary D., born October 23, 1845, married, November 29, 1877, F. H. Fish, esq., of Meadville, Crawford County, Pa. William Henry Farr married, January 24, 1855, Margaret M., daughter of John and Louisa (Camp) Storms, of Corning, N. Y. He is now a resident of Big Flats, where he has lived since 1855. He has been supervisor two terms, and has held many other offices of public trust. Valentine married Mary Edminster, October 13, 1849, a daughter of William and Polly (Smith) Edininster, and their children are Zernah J., born August 13, 1850; John V., born November 3, 1851; Esther A., born October 21, 1852; Martha F., born January 8, 1855; Mary E., born August 2, 1853; George W., born September 15, 1860; William E., born June 8, 1862; Abram L., born February 11, 1865; and Fanny E., born March 28, 1872. Zerah J. Farr married John Relyea, jr., son of John and Eliza (Gee) Relyea, and they have one adopted daughter. Ruah M. John R. Farr married Hattie E., daughter of John and Cordelia Chandler, by whom he has two children, Edna N. and George V.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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