- Born: 3 Aug 1832, Brownsville, Jefferson County, New York
- Died: 19 Feb 1915, LaPorte, Larimer County, Colorado at age 82
- Buried: Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1850, MIchigan, St. Joseph County, Fabius Township, Image 8 of 12. Age 18 yrs., farmer.
• Census, 1885, Colorado State Census, Larimer County, District 3, Image 9 of 67. Age 52 yrs., single, works hotel.
• Obituary: Fort Collins Weekly Express, 19 Feb 1915, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado. MARTIN FARRAR DIES - SAND CREEK VETERAN
Martin Farrar aged 88 of LaPorte, died Friday morning of the infirmities of age. Mr. Farrar had been a resident of LaPorte for about 40 years, and of the state for a much longer time. He was one of the members of Company D, Third Colorado cavalry, serving during the war and for some years thereafter. He was with Colonel Chivington at the Sand Creek fight, which has been called a massacre, and in a number of other engagements with the Indians.
Mr. Farrar never married.
Clint Farrar, a brother was also a pioneer of the county and served as sheriff and in other public positions.
Reed Farrar, brother, made his home in LaPorte many years ago, and Martin resided with the family.
Other relatives are brother, Henry Farrar of Middle Park, and sister Mrs. Thomas Vollintine of Seattle and another sister in California.
Arrangements for the funeral have not been made, awaiting word from relatives.
Mr. Farrar was a member of George H. Thomas post, G.A.R, which organization will have charge of the services.