Mary (Polly) Farr

Mary (Polly) Farr[1]

Female 1790 - 1856  (66 years)

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  • Name Mary (Polly) Farr 
    Born 7 Jul 1790  Shutesbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1820  Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1830  Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1840  Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1850  Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Ezra Pierce, 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Windham, Windham County, Vermont  [EP 05.]
    Ezra Pierce, 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Windham, Windham County, Vermont [EP 05.]
    Ezra Pierce; his wife, Mary (Polly) Farr; their children: Henry (William Henry), Angeline, Merrill, Florinda
    Died 13 Oct 1856  Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried South Windham Cemetery, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I731  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2006 

    Father Abraham Farr,   b. 1761, Windham Township, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1840, Windham Center, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Mary Harris,   b. 3 Aug 1764,   d. 15 Dec 1863, Windham Center, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Family ID F322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ezra Pierce,   b. 6 Dec 1788, Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1869, Windham, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1810  Probably Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Mary Pierce,   b. 30 Jun 1814,   d. 29 Nov 1842  (Age 28 years)
     2. Ezra Pierce,   b. 14 Dec 1815
    +3. Phebe Pierce,   b. 22 Jan 1818
     4. Nelson Pierce,   b. 19 Mar 1821,   d. 28 Aug 1822  (Age 1 years)
    +5. William Henry Pierce,   b. 8 Apr 1824, Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1906, Breckenridge, Connelly Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     6. Charles N. Pierce,   b. 26 Mar 1826
     7. Angeline C. Pierce,   b. 26 May 1826, Prob. Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1853, Windham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [Birth]
     8. Merrill Pierce,   b. 18 Feb 1830  [Birth]
     9. Florinda Pierce,   b. 18 Sep 1830,   d. 16 Oct 1867  (Age 37 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Pierce, Ezra (1788-1869), Husband of Mary (Polly) Farr
    Pierce, Ezra (1788-1869), Husband of Mary (Polly) Farr
    Ezra Pierce, died June 29, 1869 AE 80 yrs. 6 ms.

  • Notes 
    •        In the 1820 Federal Census for Vermont, Ezra Pierce is listed as a resident and head of the household in Windham County, Windham Township. In this household, there is one free, white male under 10 years of age, one free, white male between 18 and 26, and one free, white male between 26 and 45. There are two free, white females under 10 years of age and one free, white female between 26 and 45; this latter person has to be Mary (Polly) Farr Pierce. Three persons are engaged in agriculture in this family. [EP 02.]
             The 1830 Federal Census for Vermont shows Ezra Pierce listed as a resident and head of household in Windham County, Windham Township. In the household at this time, there is a total of nine individuals. Two males are listed as under five years of age, with three other males - one between five and ten years of age, one between ten and fifteen, and between forty and fifty years of age, the latter probably being Ezra, himself. There are four females in the household. One is under five years of age, a second between ten and fifteen years of age, a third between fifteen and twenty, and the fourth between thirty and forty, is surely Ezra's wife, Mary (Polly) Farr Pierce. [EP 03.]
             With the 1840 Federal Census for Vermont, we find Ezra Pierce as a resident and head of household in Windham County, Windham Township. There are four, free white males: two are between the ages of 10 and 15; one is between 15 and 20; the oldest, between fifty and sixty, is probably Ezra. There are four free, white females: one between the ages of five and ten; one between 10 and 15; one between 20 and 30; and, one between 40 and 50. The latter is surely Ezra's wife, Mary (Polly) Farr Pierce. Four members of this family is involved in agriculture. [EP 04.]
             The 1850 Federal Census for Vermont provides more information that previous censuses. Ezra, born in Vermont, now at 62 years of age, is a farmer with approximately $3,000 worth of real estate. His wife, listed as Mary, 60, was born in Massachusetts. There are four children in the household: Henry (assume William Henry), the eldest child, 26, is a (farm) laborer and was born in Vermont; Angeline, the oldest daughter, is 22 and was born in Vermont; Merrill, the second son, 20, is a (farm) laborer, was born in Vermont, and attended school as recently as in the prior year; Florinda, the youngest daughter is 18 and was born in Vermont. Because there are no check marks in box 12, Persons over 20 years of age who cannot read or write, it is assumed that everyone listed is literate.
      [EP 05.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2430] (1976) History of Westmoreland (Great Meadow) New Hampshire 1741-1970 and Genealogical Data. Westmoreland, NH: Westmoreland Historical Committee, p. 519. [MF 01.].

    2. [S2431] Polly Farr, birth certificate (07 July 1790), Windham, Vermont, book 1, page 24, Town Records, Public Records and Central Services Division (26 January 2004), State of Vermont, Montpelier. [MF 03.].

    3. [S2434] Ezra Pierce household, 1820 U.S. census, Windham County, Windham Township, page 133; National Archives micropublication M33, rol 128. [EP 02.].

    4. [S2435] Ezra Pierce household, 1839 U.S. census, Windham County, Vermont, page 71; National archives micropublication M 19, roll 186. [EP 03.].

    5. [S2436] Ezra Pierce household, 1840 U.S. census, Windham County, Vermont, page 80, line 9, image 162; National Archives micropublication M 704, roll 547. [EP 04.].

    6. [S2437] Ezra Pierce household, 1850 U.S. census, Windham County, Vermont, Windham township, page 359, dwelling 72, family72; National Archives micropublication M432, roll 929, image 705. [EP 05.].

    7. [S2432] See Paul West, Inventory of Markers in the Windham Center and South Windham Cemeteries, August 5, 6, and 7, 2000. [PKW 01.] See also Mary Farr (Pierce), death certificate (13 October 1856), Windham, Vermont [town records], Public Records and Central Services Division, State of Vermont. [MF 04.].

    8. [S2433] See Paul West, Inventory of Markers in the Windham Center and South Windham Cemeteries, August 5, 6, and 7, 2000. [PKW 01.].

    9. [S7287] Marriage Record not found. See EP 08. Although marriage record was not found, the probability of the marriage taking place in Windham, Vermont is large since the Farr family also lived and died there as did the Pierces. [DLL] See F. C. Pierce, Pierce Genealogy IV, p. 107; see also H. C. Pierce, A Record of Births Deaths and Marriages of the First Seven Generations of Pierces in America, p. 180 [EP 07.].


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