Biography of Asher P. Farnsworth
Franklin County, VT Biographies





Farnsworth, Asher Palmer, more commonly known as Palmer Farnsworth, was born January 18, 1818 His father. Asahel Farnsworth, was the son of Levi, a native of New Hampshire, who came at an early day and settled on Fairfax Plain, but who afterwards moved to Westford. Asahel married Content Wilcox and located in Fairfield. Their children were Seth, Emily, Phyla, Asher P., Harriet, Fanny, and Marcia A. Asher P. Farnsworth moved to Fairfax about twenty five years ago. He has been thrice married, his first wife. being Mariette Chase, by whom he had two children. This marriage occurred March 12, 1843, and his wife died in 1856. His second wife, whom he married in 1860, was Nancy Merchant, who bore him one child. His third marriage, September 25, 1873, was with Charlotte McMaster. Mr. Farnsworth is a prominent member of the Baptist church of Fairfax. He is a man of good business qualifications, and has been entrusted with the care and management of a number of estates, which service he has performed with credit.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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