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Re: Farmer Family - Pulaski Co., KY
Posted by: Jim Farmer (ID *****8581) Date: September 23, 2010 at 09:34:59
In Reply to: Re: Farmer Family - Pulaski Co., KY by Jane Whitis of 5601

My earlier research pointed to the wrong father for Joseph (Jodey) Farmer. And the DNA project agrees. So below is my current research notes on who I know consider to be his father. Hope this helps you in your own research.

Joseph was born in Wilkes Co NC son of Thomas Farmer. Thomas was married to Lilly when he died and left a will in neighboring Iredell Co. Not sure if Lilly is Joseph's mother though. I haven't seen many records directly.

Note that many neighbors of this Wilkes-Iredell NC family went to Kentucky, some living near Jodey. There probably is a family connection between this Farmer family and the Hendrix or Hall families but I haven't found it yet.

       1. Thomas1 Farmer was born about 1740, (probably MD or PA) and died Bef. Sep 1815 in Iredell Co NC. He married Lilly. She was born about 1750, and died Aft. 1820 in Iredell Co NC.

Notes for Thomas Farmer:
Wilkes Co Created in 1777 from parts of Surry County and Washington district
Ashe County NC, just below Grayson County, was formed from Wilkes County in 1799. Wilkes was formed from Surry in 1777.
Iredell Co received parts of Wilkes in 1793, 1819...

26 June 1778 Reubin Stringer
150 acres south fork of New River
Jonathon Menkig and Reubin Stringer marked out, Thomas Farmer
written in

10 August 1778 Joseph Couch
150 acres above fork Elk Creek
Joseph Couch and William Sherry marked out, Thomas Farmer
written in

8 September 1779 Garret Hendrick
150 acres Stoney fork at Robert Lenoir's line
Garret Hendrick and William Whitaker marked out, transfered to Thomas
Farmer written in)

1779 (torn) Garret Hendricks
Stoney Fork
Garret Hendricks and (torn) Whitaker marked out, transfered to Thomas
Farmer written in

10 July 1780
Grant to Thomas Farmer, 150 acres south fork New River near Yellow Banks
10 July 1780
Grant to Thomas Farmer 27 acres south fork New River, 2nd corner,
his other survey
10 July 1780
Grant to Thomas Farmer 93 acres south fork New River on his other line
below Yellow banks

>>>A History of Watauga County 227
Elk Crossroads. As Elk Creek comes into the South Fork
of the New River at this point, it has been a noted place for
many years. Riddle and his men passed there with Ben Cleve-
land after they had captured him at Old Fields in April, 1781.

Wm. Howell, Wm. Ray, Solomon Younce and G. and Joseph
Tatum were early settlers. It has always been a stopping place
and a noted "stand" for the sale of goods and provisions. James
Todd and Hugh A. Dobbins kept a store there before the Civil
War and several others have sold goods there since. It is now
called Elkland by the Virginia-Carolina Railroad, having for
several years borne the name of Todd. Col. E. F. Lovill, of
Boone, kept a store there after the Civil War, and then moved
to Boone, where he has practiced law ever since. The comple-
tion of the Virginia-Carolina Railroad to that place in 1915
promises to make of it a large town in the near future. All of
Elkland is now in Ashe County, the legislature making the line
follow the creek from its mouth to the Blackburn ford.

The Tatum place was first granted to Thomas Farmer in 1788, when
this was a part of Wilkes County. Farmer sold to John Lipps
in 1796 for 70, "current money." (Deed Book C, p. 598.)
Lipps sold to Susanna Holman in 1799 for same amount (E, p.
241), and she sold to William Clawson in 1802 (A, p. 534), who
held it till 1835, when he sold it to Ebeneezer Clawson, and he
to Buckner Tatum in 1836 (L, p. 122), and in the year 1845
Buckner sold it to Elijah Tatum, the father of John L., its
present owner (N, p. 483).

Thomas Farmer
1 male age 21-60
8 males under 21 or over 60
2 females

>>>The 1790 Census of Wilkes County NC
John Ferguson
Rd Ferguson
Farmer, Thos. 2 16 and over, 7 males under 16, 2 females, 0 slaves - 12th Company precinct
Garrett Hendrix
William Mullins
Caty Mullins

>>>DEED BOOK 1 WILKES CO., NC. 1782-1797
17 August 1790
Thomas Farmer, David Witherspoon, Little Fork of Kings Creek, John
Kee's line granted to John Roberson by state of NC 23 October 1782
/s/ Thomas Wetherspoon, Thomas Witherspoon jr., Deliney (x) Hodges,
William Brown, David Farmer


9 November 1790 David Witherspoon & Colely Rucker
140 acres including house and plantation where Thomas Farmer
formerly lived, King's Creek, Kee's old line
/s/ James preston, John Wetherspoon, Martha (x) Witherspoon

1 June 1791 Enoch Osborn of Wythe Co., VA. and William Landreth
Little Elk Creek, Michjah Penington's line, Theop. Evans, Enoch
Osborn, William Farmer, Wells Ward

>>>Notes for Moses Bentley, Sr
On May 20, 1794 he bought 100 acres from Abner Baker for 100 pounds, land situated on the waters of the little South Fork of the Yadkin River and on the west side of the "Rocky Faced Mountain."
1800 Iredell County records show a land evaluation for direct tax list Moses Bentley as owning a house valued at $7.25, a tub mill and stable at $30.00 and 260 acres of land at $130.00.
After selling the South Yadkin River land, he moved his family to the upper Little River area of Burke County, now Alexander and Caldwell County.
2 Jan 1801, entered a claim for 80 acres, joining William Rown, on South Yadkin River. State granted him above land by Grant No. 313.
18 Jan 1801, entered claim for 110 acres, on same river joining Isaac Baker, Grant #D345.
1803 Began selling his land in the South Yadkin area. Sold 48 acres to Thomas Farmer.
January 18, 1801, Entered claim for 110 acres, on same river, joining Isaac Baker, Grant #345 Sold 48 acres on Little South Fork to Richard Wilson for 60 pounds.
August 3, 1803, Sold 200 acres to Matthew Wallce, later sold 40 acres to Thomas Farmer

NOTE: The same Thomas was in both Wilkes and in Iredell in 1800 cenus. There was part of Wilkes added to Iredell about 1793. This may be why Thomas is in both places.

>>>1800 Wilkes Co Census
in alpha order
Thomas Farmer       1-2-2-0-1=1-0-0-0-1
James Farmer        0-0-1-0-0=0-0-1
Thomas Farmer, junr. 0-0-1-0-0=0-1-0-1-0

>>>1800 Iredell Co NC
Thomas Farmer 1-2-2-0-1 [0ver 45= 0-0-0-0-1 [over 45

>>>1810 Iredell Co NC
Samuel Farmer       1-0-0-1-0 =4-0-1-0
Alexander Fuller        
Isaac Farmer        2-4-1-0-0 =0-0-1-0
Thomas Farmer        0-1-1-0-1 =0-1-0-1

>>>See Iredell Will WB 1/385
[comment on Genforum. I haven't see the original]
His will was written in 1815 and filed in Iredell Co., NC . This names
children Thomas, Rachel, William, Joseph, James (deceased and had
sons), Elisha, Lilly. Executor was son Benjamin and Executrix was his
wife, Lilly.

It eludes that there were other children who had received their
share. Witnesses: John Thompson and Wm. Munday. T he will was dated 8
Sept. 1815 in Iredell Co., NC.
Children of Thomas Farmer and Lilly are:
       2       i.       Thomas2 Farmer (Jr in 1810), born Bef. 1774; died Aft. 1820 in Wilkes Co NC. He married Mary Fairchilds 16 May 1800 in Wilkes Co NC; born about 1780.

Notes for Thomas Farmer, (Jr in 1800):
Thomas Farmer married Mary Farchild 16 May 1800 Wilkes Co NC Peter Ragan bdsm
Thomas Farmer Nancy Hubbard 30 Mar 1819 Wesley Reynolds bdsm

>>>1800 Wilkes Co Census
in alpha order
Thomas Farmer       1-2-2-0-1=1-0-0-0-1
James Farmer        0-0-1-0-0=0-0-1
Thomas Farmer, junr. 0-0-1-0-0=0-1-0-1-0

>>>1810 Wilkes Co

Thomas Farmer 2-0-0-2-0=3-0-0-1

>>>Will of Thomas Hampton - Wilkes County, 1817 Will Book 3/152, Filed in the NC State, Archives. Probated August, 1817
North Carolina } February 20 th, 1817
Wilkes County } In the name of god Amen I Thomas Hampton Being in my sound sense & memory I calling to mind the shortness of time and the Certainty of Eternaty I make my last will & 5 testament as follows to wit
1. that all my lawful Debts be punctually Paid
2. that my wife abigal Shall Have one cow & calfe her choice out of my Stalk one bed & furniture & all the household & furniture as long as she Remains my widow & at the Expiration of that time my house hold furniture to be Equally Devided Betweenmy two Daughters Nancy & Judy
3. I will and bequeath to my two Daughters Nancy and Judy one cow & calf each one bed & furniture each
4th I will & Bequeath to my Sons Wilcombe Jeremiah Livingston Jacob Turner & James all my Lands & liniments to Be Equally devided Between them & my daughters
5 th My Rifle gun to my son Livingston
6 th I will & Bequeath to my little grandson Jesse Pollys Eldest son fifty Dollars out of what William Holeman is Due one & the Balance to be appropriated to the use of my wife
7 th My loving wife & my worthy friend John Brown to be the Execuitors of my Last will & testament in witess where of I have hear unto Set my hand & Seal the day and year above written by Thomas Hampton (Seal) Mark
John Brown}
Thomas farmer } Jut.
[A True Copy of the original typed as it was written. On the 20 Nov 1817. By A.M. 1-7-2000.] August Court 1817.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

>>>Wilkes Co Deed Bk
M-12: 20 Sept. 1821, Edward (+) Roberts to Nathan Dunkin, both Wilkes Co. NC, $60, 22-1/2 acres more or less on waters of Moravian Creek, adj. John McCord's corner, widow Hayses line, Welborn's line, James Welborn Sr.'s corner. Wit. Elijah (X) Hampton, Thomas Farmer. (FHL film 20,137)

       3       ii.       James Farmer, born Bef. 1774; died Bef. 1815 in Wilkes Co NC. He married Tamer Castle 22 Oct 1799 in Wilkes Co NC; born about 1780.

Notes for James Farmer:
Farmer, James married Tamer Castle 22 October 1799

       4       iii.       Samuel Farmer, born Bet. 1765 - 1784 in Wilkes Co NC.
       5       iv.       Joseph (Joedy) Farmer, born 1784 in Wilkes Co NC; died Bef. 1860 in Pulaski Co KY. He married (1) Sarah Baker or Edwards; born 1792 in NC; died Aft. 1860 in Pulaski Co KY. He married (2) Susan Sweet; born about 1820.

Notes for Joseph (Joedy) Farmer:
For birthplace of Joseph and Sarah see sons Joel, William and Stephen's 1880 census listing.

>>>1810 Pulaski Co
Joseph Farmer (note - index incorrectly lists name as "Harmer")
1 male under 10 - John
1 male 16 thru 25 - Joseph
2 females under 10 - 2 daughters - names unknown
1 female 16 thru 25 - Sarah

>>>1820 Pulaski Co
not found

>>>1830 Census includes many other daughters and one other son.
Joseph Farmer
1 male under 5 - William
1 male 5 but under 10 - Joel
2 males 10 but under 15 - John & James Wesley
1 male 50 but under 60 - Joseph (age must be coded wrong)
2 females under 5 - Amanda Jane + 1 dau
1 female 5 but under 10 - Amanda Jane & Rachel
1 female 10 but under 15 - Malinda
2 females 15 but under 20 - 2 daughters - names unknown
1 female 40 but under 50 - Sarah

Found in Censuses through 1860

       6       v.       Benjamin Isaac Farmer, born 11 Oct 1784 in Wilkes Co NC; died 03 Dec 1863 in Ashe Co NC. He married Jane Thompson; born about 1790.

Notes for Benjamin Isaac Farmer:
>>>1810 Iredell Co NC
Samuel Farmer       1-0-0-1-0 =4-0-1-0
Alexander Fuller        
Isaac Farmer        2-4-1-0-0 =0-0-1-0
Thomas Farmer        0-1-1-0-1 =0-1-0-1

>>>Wilkes Co Queries
Seeking information on the FARMER family of Wilkes Co., NC. My ancestor was Benjamin Isaac FARMER who married Jane"Jennie" THOMPSON. Was he related to Thomas FARMER who married Mary FARCHILDS 16 May 1800 in Wilkes Co., James FARMER who married Tamer CASTLE on 22 Oct. 1799 in Wilkes Co., Willis FARMER who married a lady named Esther, Elisha FARMER or Jesse FARMER. Anybody researching these Farmers, please contact me.
Ruby Coleman

       7       vi.       William Farmer, born about 1790 in Wilkes Co NC.
       8       vii.       Rachel Farmer, born about 1790 in Wilkes Co NC.
       9       viii.       Elisha Farmer, born Bet. 1794 - 1804 in Wilkes Co NC.
       10       ix.       (son) Farmer, born about 1790.

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