Farr Family History
Farr Families from Wilkes & Warren Counties, Georgia, After the American Revolution
Descendants of Jacob Farr (~1745~1802)
Thanks for visiting Farr Corner. My name is Tom Farr, and I have been researching, discovering and sharing our Farr Family Heritage for over 10 years. Several different unrelated Farr families reside in the United States. This research specifically focuses on the descendants of Jacob Farr (Pharr) who settled in Wilkes County, Georgia, immediately after the American Revolution.
A genealogical work is never finished, never perfect. Corrections, comments and updates are welcome and invited. Anything that I present as "fact" is done so with documentary evidence. Anything that I present as "opinion" or "conclusion" is my own interpretation which is subject to scrutiny and change. I welcome challenges to my opinions and conclusions.
Little is known about Jacob Farr before 1784. Documentary evidence demonstrates that Jacob Farr had at least one son, Jacob Jr. I also present documentary evidence that my ancestor is John Farr (1771-1858) and that he is very likely a brother of Jacob Farr, Jr. I arrived at this conclusion by matching data in the Farr project at FamilyTreeDNA.com. Having researched documents in Warren, Wilkes, Columbia and McDuffie Counties in Georgia, I have concluded that that Jacob Farr likely had other children, but I do not have documentary conclusive proof. Among these likely children are:
- Jacob Farr, Jr. (dates unknown) m. Sally Hays in Warren County, Georgia, September 8, 1802.
- John Farr (1771-1858) m. (1) Polly Brooks in 1787; m. (2) Kizziah Armstrong in Warren County, Georgia, March 5, 1820.
- Unknown Son m. Dorcas (Last Name Unknown, possibly Johnson).
- Insel Farr (1781-1857) m. (1) Catharine Smith in Warren County, Georgia, October 4, 1808; m. (2) Narcissa McLoud in Alabama about 1836.
- Salace (Salathael) Farr (1784-1872), she never married.
Farrs in Georgia from 1784
Jacob Farr (Pharr) appeared in Georgia in 1784. His origins are unknown at this time. It is possible that he lived in Georgia years before the American Revolution. It is also possible that he located in Georgia from another state after the Revolution in search of free land. I invite you to join me in the search for Jacob Farr’s origins.
Jacob Farr was the patriarch of my family tree in Georgia from 1784.
Jacob Farr, Jr.
Jacob Farr, Jr., likely the first child of Jacob Farr.
John Farr (1771-1858)
My family descends from John Farr of Wilkes, Columbia, and Newton Counties, Georgia.