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Ellen Ann Farr 

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William L. Farr
1815 - 9/17/1862

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4/1816 - 4/9/1912
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Ellen Ann Farr
1/24/1844 - 10/12/1916
Ellen Ann Farr was born on January 24, 1844 in Sopchoppy (Wakulla), Florida and died on October 12, 1916 somewhere in Florida. She lived to be 72 years old.

She was a Seminole Indian. She is buried at West Sopchoppy Cemetery, Wakulla County, Fl. Her tombstone is inscribed with her maiden name. Many Creek and Seminole Indian women during this time period kept their madien names, and in some instances, their husbands adopted the woman's last name. While this custom deviated from the customs of white settlers, it better matched their native customs where the female owned the land and house.
Census11/11/1850 Shell Point District 2 FL (Wakulla County) 6 yrs old 
listed as family #139, William Farr (age 35, born in NC), Henritta (33, born in NC), William (13, born in Florida) and Ellen Ann E. Farr (age 7, born in Florida). William is listed as a farmer and Henritta states that she cannot read or write.  Source:  Page: 259, roll: M432_59.
Census7/1/1870 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 26 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #71: Henrietta Farr is listed as a 53 year old Housekeeper. Ellen (age 26) and Ann Eliza (age 6) also live with her. Henrietta estimates the value of her real estate to be $100 and personal estate to be $175. Henrietta's place of birth is listed as North Carolina. Florida is listed as the place of birth for both girls. Jackson J. Roberts (age 28, white male, farmer, born in FL) is listed as part of Henrietta's household.  Source:  Roll M593_133, Page 772
Census6/14/1880 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 36 yrs old 
Recorded as family #55: Henritta Fair (mother, age 64), Ellen Fair (daughter, age 35), W.A.G. Fair (grand daughter, age 16). Henretta was born in SC and so were her parents. Ellen was born in FL and both her parents in SC. W.A.G. was born in FL as were both of her parents. All three are at home (not employed).  
Additional information about Wakulla County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/1/1885 FL (Wakulla County) 41 yrs old 
page 47, #2 - Henrietta Fair (age 60), Ellen Hally (42) and W. A. Hally (21). Henrietta is a farmer, born in NC, her parents were born in NC, no mark for married, single or widow. Ellen was born in FL, she is a widow. W.A. was born in FL, she is single.  
Census6/6/1900 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 56 yrs old 
Listed as family #56: Henrietta Farr (a widow, age 90, born 4/1810 in NC), Ellen (her unmarried daughter, age 56, born 1/1844 in FL), Mrs. William Freddoso (her widowed grand daughter, age 35, born 8/1864 in FL) and William Freddoso (her grandson, age 11, born 7/1888 in FL). Henrietta and her parents were born in NC. William's father was born in Italy and his mother in FL. Everyone else was born in FL. Ellen & Mrs. Freddoso say they are farmer labors. William attends school. Henrietta has given birth to two children and only one is currently living (her daughter Ellen). Her grand daughter, Mrs. Freddoso, has given birth to one child who is also still living.  
Census5/20/1910 precent 3 FL (Wakulla County) 66 yrs old 
Listed family #172: Henrietta Farr (widowed, age 94), Ellen (her widowed daughter, age 66), Mrs. William Fraddoria (her widowed daughter, age 45), and William Fraddoria (her grandson, age 31). Henrietta and her mother were born in NC while her father was born in the United States. William's father was born in Italy. Everyone else was born in FL. Henretta has given birth to two children and one is still living. William is employed as a carotene haller (Kerosene hauler?). All can read and write. 
Graveyard/Tombstone10/21/1916 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 72 yrs old 
Ellen Farr - 24 Jan 1844 to 21 Oct 1916 - West Sopchoppy Cemetery.  Source:

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1 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
6 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
11 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
17 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
20 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
21 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
21 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
26 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
38 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
39 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
40 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
62 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
9 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
12 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
15 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
21 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
25 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
33 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
35 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
45 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
51 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
53 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
56 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
56 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
57 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
58 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
59 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
60 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
62 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
62 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
62 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
68 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
69 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
70 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
17 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
18 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
38 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
41 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
64 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
68 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
69 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
11 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
16 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
18 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
19 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
21 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
24 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
31 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
32 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
65 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
66 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
65 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
70 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
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Caleb Halley
Born on May 15, 1834 and died on June 6, 1909.
They were married 1/1/1861.

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The Children of Ellen Ann Farr

Mary Henrietta Halley
Born in Sopchoppy, Florida on September 21, 1862 and died in Sopchoppy, Florida about 1866. She was about 3 years old.

Cause of death is unknown. Burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetary. Date of death is not posted on her tombstone....
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William 'Billie' Ann Eliza Farr
Born somewhere in Florida on August 21, 1864 and died in Sopchoppy , Wakulla County, Florida on August 21, 1937. She was 73 years old.

She married John Fradosia and they are believed to have had four children. Names of their children are believed to be William "Willie" Fradosia (born 7/1888), Mary Henrietta Holly Fradosia, Ellen Far...
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