Josiah Sherman Farrar


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Josiah Sherman Farrar

  • Born: 21 Oct 1807, Brownsville, Jefferson County, New York
  • Marriage: Julia Arnold on 16 Jun 1837 in New York
  • Died: 9 Nov 1896, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado at age 89
  • Buried: Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Census, 1820, New York, Jefferson County, Ellisburg Township, Image 1 of 15.

Census, 1850, MIchigan, St. Joseph County, Fabius Township, Image 8 of 12. Age 46 yrs., farmer.

Census, 1870, Iowa, Mills County, Glenwood Township, Glenwood Post Office, Image 8 of 15. Age 60 yrs., farmer.

Census, 1880, Iowa, Mills County, Glenwood Township District 129, Image 3 of 50. Age 75 yrs., farmer.

Census, 1885, Colorado State Census, Larimer County, District 3, Image 9 of 67. Age 77 yrs., Keeps Boarders, father & mother born New York.

Obituary: Fort Collins Courier, 12 Nov 1896, Fort Collins, Laramie County, Wyoming. "Farrar - Monday, November 9, 1896, at the home of his son Reed Farrar, three miles south of Fort Collins, Josiah Farrar, in the 90th year of his age. He was born October 21, 1807 in Jefferson County, New York.

For many years, Josiah Farrar has been a resident of Larimer
County and he was universally known as a man whose life was above reproach. Honest, honorable, upright, he walked only in the paths which were pointed out to him and at last, filled with years, honors and wisdom, he passed to his reward.

The following sons and daughters survive him: Clint Farrar, Martin Farrar, Reed Farrar, Mrs. T.W. Vollintine, Mrs. George Binford and Mrs. Lizzie Hayden. His wife, Julia Arnold Farrar preceded him in death.
The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon from the residence of Reed Farrar and was very largely attended."


Josiah married Julia Arnold, daughter of Edward Arnold and Judith Ellis, on 16 Jun 1837 in New York. (Julia Arnold was born on 12 May 1812 in Brownsville, Jefferson County, New York, died on 6 Nov 1888 in Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado.)

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