Farmer Family

This information concerns five generations of the Farmer family.
1600-1900

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show the line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks: * Generation # *.
 • Twins within a family are marked with a lozenge symbol (◊).
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

                   * Generation I *
   Henry
(child of Robert Farmer and _?_)

born: (about 1657) in
married: Catherine _? ( ) in
children: Henry Jr (1686-1753) ,
John (1688-1759) [Susannah Cheatham], Thomas (1692-1779), Benjamin (1693-?), William (1694-1750)
died: (before September 2, 1734) in Pittsylvania County, VA
buried:
census:
note:

* Generation II *
   John
(child of Henry Farmer and Catherine _?_)

born: (about 1688) in Henrico or Chesterfield County, VA
married: Susannah Cheatham (about 1710) in Chesterfield County, VA
children: John Jr [Mary _?_], Benjamin [Sarah _?_], Joseph, Mark [Amey Bowman],
James [Elizabeth Hubbard] [Elizabeth Davis Harding], Frederick [Martha Hatcher] [Obedience Adkins]
died: (about 1759) in Proctor's Creek, Chesterfield County, VA
buried:
census:
note: His wife was the daughter of Margaret Maye McClure and Thomas Cheatham Sr.

* Generation III *
   James
(child of John Farmer and Susannah Cheatham)

born: (about 1726) in Chesterfield County, VA
married: (a) Elizabeth Hubbard (February 15, 1780) in Pittsylvania County, VA
               (b) Elizabeth Davis Harding (April 15, 1794) in Pittsylvania County, VA
children: Isham B. [Rebecca Wiles], Hubbard [Mary Jenkins] [Elizabeth _?_], Jincey [Robert Posey], Arthur [Elizabeth Arnold], Newton [Sarah Ham] [Sarah Woodson] [Rebecca Butler],
Samuel [Nancy Barley], Elizabeth [William Pollard], John Laban [Sarah Barley], Alcey [Willis Ham]
               (b) Sally, Martin, James, Mary
died: (about 1809) in Pittsylvania County, VA
buried:
census:
note: His will was probated June 1, 1809, and proved August 21, 1809, in Pittsylvania County, VA. His second wife was the widow of Robert Harding. She relinquished dower right, recorded April 13, 1797.

* Generation IV *
   Samuel
(child of James Farmer and Elizabeth Hubbard)

born: (about 1785) in Pittsylvania County, VA
married: Nancy Barley (September 8, 1818) in Halifax County, VA
children: John Bird [Rosella Smith], Mary (Polly), Absalom Junious [Louisa Jane Parker], Rufus [M. C. Cockrell], ◊
Catherine M. (Kate) [Willam Nathaniel Joiner], ◊Mary J. [William P. Posey, Jr. ] [Benjamin M. Walker]
died: (July 22, 1867) in Brooksville, Noxubee County, MS
buried:
census: On the 1820 census, he may have been (age 26-45) with his wife in Pittsylvania County, VA; on the 1830 census, he was (age 30-40) with his wife in Pittsylvania County, VA; on the 1840 census, he was (age 50-60) with his wife in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1850 census, he was (age 65) with his wife in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1860 census, he was (age 80) with his wife in Noxubee County, MS
note: His wife was the daughter of Milley Sneed and John Barley, Jr.

* Generation V *
   John Bird
(children of Samuel Farmer and Nancy Barley)

born: (about 1823) in Pittsylvania County, VA
married: Rosella Smith (before 1851) in Carroll County, MS (?)
children: Samuel Absalom [ ], Nancy C., John R., Isham B., Mary R. [Jim Goss], and Bird
died: (before February 1868) in Holmes County, MS (?)
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 15-20) with his parents in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1850 census, he was (age 27) with his parents in Noxubee County, MS;
note: His children were listed in a suit over the estate of Samuel Farmer (Case File 557) and indicated as being in Holmes County, MS.
   Mary
    (Polly)
born: (about 1825) in Pittsylvania County, VA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, she was (age 15-20) with her parents in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1850 census, she was (age 25) with her parents in Noxubee County, MS;
note:
   Absalom Junious born: (April ,1829) in Pittsylvania County, VA
married: Louisa Jane Parker (1856) in Montrose, Jasper County, MS
children: Martha, Nancy Emma [Dennis Jacob Simmons], Eliza, and Mary Jane [George Washington James]
died: (October 6, 1864) in Allatoona, Bartow County, GA
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 10-15) with his parents in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1850 census, he was (age 20) in ; on the 1860 census, he was (age 30) with his wife in Jasper County, MS; on the 1870 census, his widow (age 30) and her mother were in Jasper County, MS
note: His children were listed in a suit over the estate of Samuel Farmer (February 4, 1868 -- Case File 557) and indicated as being in Jasper County, MS. (The name A. J. Farmer appears on a monument in Macon, Mississippi, which was erected on the courthouse square to honor those who died in the Civil War.) His widow is buried in Louin Cemetery in Louin, Jasper County, MS.
   Rufus born: (about 1837) in Noxubee County, MS
married: M. C. Cockrell (December 22, 1872) in Noxubee County, MS
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (less than age 5) with his parents in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1850 census, he was (age 12) with his parents in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1860 census, he was (age 21) in Jasper County, MS; on the 1870 census, he was Lowndes County, MS (?)
note: He is listed in a suit over the estate of Samuel Farmer (February 4, 1868 -- Case File 557) and indicated as being in Lowndes County, MS.
   Catherine M.
    (Kate)
born: (August 1, 1840) in Noxubee County, MS
married: William Nathaniel Joiner (July 1, 1862) in Noxubee County, MS
children: Bulah,
Lillian, Bady, Blanche, Sidney Johnston (Sid), Leonidas (Lon)
died: (February 13, 1934) in Bandera, Bandera County, TX
buried: Bandera Cemetery, Bandera, Bandera County, TX
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 9) with her parents in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1860 census, she was (age 17) with her parents in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1880 census, she was (age 39) with her husband in Frio County, TX
note: She is the twin of Mary J. Farmer.
   Mary Jane born: (August 1, 1840) in Noxubee County, MS
married: (a) William P. Posey, Jr. (January 11, 1859) in Noxubee County, MS
               (b) Benjamin M. Walker (September 21, 1864) in Noxubee County, MS
children: (a) William P.
               (b) Roxie, Lodie, Betty, Benjamin, William A. [Annie E. _?_], unnamed female
died: (between 1900-1910) in Noxubee County, MS
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 9) with her parents in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1860 census, she was (age 17) with her husband and her parents in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1870 census she was (about age 28) and likely with her second husband in Noxubee County, MS (?); on the 1880 census, she was (age 38) with her second husband in Noxubee County, MS; on the 1900 census, she was (age 60) with her son William A. Walker in Noxubee County, MS
note: She is the twin of Catherine M. Farmer. She married Benjamin M. Walker (September 21, 1864) in Noxubee County, MS.

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