William L. Farr
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|About William L. Farr|
William L. Farr was born about 1815 somewhere in North Carolina and died on September 17, 1862 in Sharpsburg, Maryland. He lived to be 47 years old.
William L. Farr
1815 - 9/17/1862
Burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetery, Wakulla County, Fl with following notation: Florida, Pvt. McElvy's Co. 1 FL Mtd Mil Florida War.
He was a Confederate soldier and died in a battle at Sharpsburg, MD.
|Census||1/1/1810 ||NC (Onslow County) ||-6 yrs before birth |
| Name: Titus Farr,
one male- (Under 10),
one Male - (26 thru 44),
one Female - (Under 10),
one Female - (10 thru 15),
one Female - (26 thru 44) |
|Census||1/1/1830 ||Quincy FL (Gadsden County) ||15 yrs old |
| page 25, #2 -Name: Titus Farr,
one male - (5 thru 9),
two males - (15 thru 19),
one males - (50 thru 59),
one females - (10 thru 14),
one females - (15 thru 19),
one females - (40 thru 49) |
|Additional information about Gadsden County, FL around 1830: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Military||1/1/1835 ||FL ||20 yrs old |
|William Farr is recorded as a Pvt in the "Florida militia
muster rolls, Seminole Indian wars, " published in St. Augustine, Florida
by the Florida Department of Military Affairs. Entries for Pvt Farr are found on volume pages: 07:015-16, 07:017-18, 07:019-20, 07:021-22. Dates are unknown. Second Seminole War begins in 1835. |
|Census||1/1/1840 ||FL (Gadsden County) ||25 yrs old |
|page 4, #12: Name: William Fair
- one Male - (Under 5),
one male - (15 thru 19),
one male - (20 thru 29),
one Female - (20 thru 29),
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2,
Number of persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2 |
|Additional information about Gadsden County, FL around 1840: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Census||11/11/1850 ||Shell Point District 2 FL (Wakulla County) ||35 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. |
|Military||3/14/1862 ||Camp Anderson FL ||47 yrs old |
|William L. Farr is mustered into the 5th Florida Infantry Company I (Wakulla Rifles) of the Confederacy as a Private. While no entry is provided as to where he was when enlisted, most entries for this company originate from Camp Leon, Camp Anderson or St. Marks. |
|Military||9/17/1862 ||Sharpsburg MD ||47 yrs old |
|William L. Farr is killed on Sept. 17, 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD. He is a member of Company L, 5th Infantry Regiment Florida and receives Distinguished Service. |
|Graveyard/Tombstone||9/20/1862 ||Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) ||47 yrs old |
|West Sopchoppy Cemetery: William Farr, Private McElvy's Co., FLA Mounted Mil., Florida War. |
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William, his family, and friends. For example, William is 5 years old when The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
||The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Gold is discovered in Georgia.
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
||The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
||Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
Born on an unknown day in April 1816 and died on April 9, 1912.
They were married 1/1/1836.
|The Children of William L. Farr|
|William P. Farr|
Born somewhere in Florida about 1837 and died in Chattanooga, Tennessee on December 18, 1863. He was 26 years old.
Middle initial is believed to have been "P.". A "William L" and a "William P", both from the north Florida area, joined the Confederacy within two months of each other. Both were killed during the w...
|Ellen Ann Farr|
Born in Sopchoppy (Wakulla), Florida on January 24, 1844 and died somewhere in Florida on October 12, 1916. She was 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 perio...