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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Jesse P. Farrar was born in Franklin County, Mo., February 28, 1825, and is the third of the eight children of Richard and Liddie (Harrison) Farrar. He was reared on a farm, and received his education in the common schools. In 1851 he bought a portion of the present homestead, which was then only fifty acres of unimproved land, and which he cleared, and upon it erected a small cabin. By strict economy and good management he has prospered, and added to his first purchase until he now owns 262 acres. January 23, 1851, he married Mary, daughter of Leo Bullock, and of the seven children born to their union all are living but one, viz.: Alice E., wife of James A. Mastin; Annie, wife of W. L. Bell; Ferdinand P., William F., George T. and Jesse R. February 27, 1886, Mrs. Farrar departed this life, and Mrs. Mastin is now keeping house for her father. Mr. Farrar is a stanch Republican, and has the well-merited esteem of his neighbors.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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