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Descendants of Thomas FARNSWORTH

Eighth Generation

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126. Benjamin Jameson FARNSWORTH (Thomas M , John M , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 1 May 1829 in Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee. He died on 6 Aug 1890 in Johnson County, Missouri and was buried in Aug 1890 in Johnson County, Missouri.

B.J. FARNSWORTH, is the son of Thomas Farnsworth, who was a native of Green county, Tenn. Henry Farnsworth, an uncle of J.B., was a soldier in the war of 1812. The subject of this sketch was born in Green county, Tennessee, on the 29th day of May, 1829. He is a twin brother of C.L. Farnsworth, in a family of seven children. Mr. Farnsworth's advantages for an education were somewhat limited. In the fall of 1854, Mr. F. moved to Missouri, stopping in Henry county; he remained here until the spring of 1855 when he moved with his family to Johnson county, settling near the fork of Big and Bear creeks. When the war came on Mr. F.'s sympathies were with the Union, though he took no active part in the conflict. On the 31st day of March, 1852, Mr. Farnsworth was married to Miss Eliza Girdner, and from this union there are seven children, five of whom are living: Isaac G., John C., Emma E., Helen L., William R., Eliza J. and Benjamin B. Mrs. F. dying in the fall of 1871, he was again married October 10, 1872, to Miss Rebecca E. Bell, and from this union there are two children: Jimmie D. and Georgia F. Mr. Farnsworth since his residence in Johnson county, has been extensively
engaged in stock raising and farming; he is a man of energy and activity, following closely the business he has chosen. In his stock business he has been very successful, he has had at one time on his farm eighty head of mules, 130 head of cattle, 700 head of sheep, and as many as 250 head
of hogs. He has a fine farm of 983 acres, under a good state of cultivation. There is on this farm over eight miles of hedge fence.
Note (one daughter was born to B.J. and Rebecca after this sketch was written--Robert
E. Lee Farnsworth, called Bobby)

Benjamin married (1) Elizabeth GIRDNER on 31 Mar 1852 in Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee. Elizabeth was born in 1831 in Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee. She died on 2 Sep 1871 in Johnson County, Missouri and was buried in Sep 1871 in Johnson County, Missouri.

They had the following children:

+ 285 M i Isaac Girdner FARNSWORTH Sr
  286 M ii John Clark FARNSWORTH was born in 1856 in Johnson County, Missouri. He died on 12 Aug 1872 in Johnson County, Missouri and was buried in Aug 1872 in Johnson County, Missouri.
+ 287 F iii Emma Elizabeth FARNSWORTH
+ 288 F iv Helen Loretta FARNSWORTH
+ 289 M v William Ray FARNSWORTH
+ 290 F vi Eliza Jane FARNSWORTH
  291 M vii Benjamin B FARNSWORTH was born on 20 Aug 1871 in Johnson County, Missouri. He died on 25 Aug 1872 in Johnson County, Missouri and was buried in Aug 1872 in Johnson County, Missouri.

Benjamin also married (2) Rebecca BELL on 10 Oct 1872 in Johnson County, Missouri. Rebecca was born in 1850. She died on 19 Sep 1883 in Johnson County, Missouri and was buried in Sep 1883 in Johnson County, Missouri.

They had the following children:

+ 292 F viii Delila Jane FARNSWORTH
+ 293 F ix Georgia F FARNSWORTH
  294 F x Robert E Lee FARNSWORTH
        Robert married D B BUTCHERS.

Benjamin also married (3) Jennie WALKER, daughter of Joseph WALKER and Elizabeth FARNSWORTH. Jennie was born on 24 Aug 1855. She died on 2 Nov 1945.

127. Thomas M FARNSWORTH (Thomas M , John M , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 23 Apr 1832. He died on 7 Dec 1897 in Greene County, Tennessee and was buried in Dec 1897 in Bethesda Cemetery, Greene County, Tennessee.

Thomas married Catherine W HARRISON on 24 Sep 1857 in Greene County, Tennessee. Catherine was born on 6 Aug 1838. She died on 15 Feb 1911 in Greene County, Tennessee and was buried in Feb 1911 in Bethesda Cemetery, Greene County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  295 F i Malissa Josephine FARNSWORTH was born on 16 Oct 1857. She died on 17 Sep 1939.
        Malissa married Stephen Decatur BROYLES on 3 Sep 1884. Stephen was born in 1837. He died in 1941.
  296 M ii Joseph A FARNSWORTH was born on 7 Sep 1860. He died on 1 Feb 1935.
        Joseph married Roxie FOWLER.
+ 297 F iii Mary Virginia FARNSWORTH
  298 F iv Harriett Louisa Jane FARNSWORTH was born on 31 Aug 1864. She died on 11 Aug 1887 in Greene County, Tennessee and was buried in Aug 1887 in Bethesda Cemetery, Greene County, Tennessee.
  299 F v Eliza Caldona FARNSWORTH was born on 21 Oct 1866. She died on 9 Sep 1888 in Greene County, Tennessee and was buried in Sep 1888 in Bethesda Cemetery, Greene County, Tennessee.
  300 M vi George Aiken FARNSWORTH was born on 13 Feb 1869. He died on 12 Mar 1906 in Greene County, Tennessee and was buried in Mar 1906 in Bethesda Cemetery, Greene County, Tennessee.
+ 301 M vii William A FARNSWORTH
  302 M viii James M FARNSWORTH was born on 22 Apr 1873. He died on 15 Dec 1943.
        James married Lula HARRISON on 20 Dec 1904.
  303 F ix Nancy Alice FARNSWORTH was born on 3 Oct 1877. She died on 1 Jan 1942.
        Nancy married Loren HANEY on 17 Feb 1906. Loren was born on 16 Mar 1880. He died on 21 Dec 1913.
+ 304 F x Lillie F FARNSWORTH
  305 F xi Frances Ella FARNSWORTH was born on 28 Nov 1882. She died on 1 Jul 1958.
        Frances married Henry HARRISON on 28 Dec 1907.

140. Elizabeth B LINTZ (Sarah FARNSWORTH , John M , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 30 Aug 1831 in Tennessee. She died on 8 Oct 1928 in Cherokee, Cherokee County, Kansas.

Elizabeth married David WILLIS on 29 Aug 1850. David was born on 21 Jun 1828 in Tennessee. He died on 7 Jul 1903 in Cherokee, Cherokee County, Kansas.

They had the following children:

+ 306 M i Joseph Crawford WILLIS

145. Mary Jane MCALPIN (David MCALPIN , Jane FARNSWORTH , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 17 Dec 1819 in Jefferson County, Tennessee. She died on 27 Dec 1894 in Rice County, Kansas.

Mary married Joseph William DUPREE on 28 Nov 1837 in Indiana. Joseph was born on 22 Dec 1809 in Charlotte County, Virginia. He died on 22 Jan 1879 in Davis County, Iowa.

They had the following children:

+ 307 F i Margaret Jane DUPREE

147. Henry Allen FARNSWORTH (Samuel Hill , Henry , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 20 Nov 1829 in Maury, Crockett County, Tennessee. He died on 26 Feb 1887.

Henry married Laura A WHITE on 7 Oct 1856.

They had the following children:

  308 M i Robert F FARNSWORTH
  309 M ii Joseph H FARNSWORTH
  310 F iii Julia FARNSWORTH
  311 M iv Richard FARNSWORTH
  312 F v Emmie FARNSWORTH

148. Mary Jane FARNSWORTH (Samuel Hill , Henry , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 2 Mar 1832 in McNairy County, Tennessee. She died on 23 Jan 1913 in Hill County, Texas.

Mary married Robert Moore DUFF on 1 Jan 1856. Robert was born in 1833.

They had the following children:

+ 313 M i Allen Henderson DUFF
+ 314 M ii Hugh Robinson DUFF
+ 315 F iii Martha Frances F DUFF
+ 316 F iv Laura Abigail DUFF
+ 317 M v William Samuel B DUFF
+ 318 F vi Eliza Tennessee T DUFF
  319 M vii Andrew Jonathon J DUFF was born in 1868.
  320 M viii Robert Thomas DUFF was born in 1870.
        Robert married May FICKLIN.
+ 321 F ix Nancy Ann "Nan" DUFF
+ 322 F x Louella DUFF

150. Eliza Terissa Angelina FARNSWORTH (Samuel Hill , Henry , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 22 Jul 1835 in McNairy County, Tennessee. She died on 3 Feb 1882 in Hubbard, Hill County, Texas.

Eliza married Joseph Harris SMITH on 25 Jun 1860 in Madison County, Tennessee. Joseph was born on 15 Sep 1834 in Hickman County, Kentucky. He died on 24 Apr 1904 in Alto, Lincoln County, New Mexico.

They had the following children:

  323 F i Mollie Joe SMITH was born on 15 Sep 1861 in Moscow, Hickman County, Kentucky. She died on 28 Jun 1884.
        Mollie married J R YARBROUGH on 1 Nov 1882.
  324 F ii Sarah Anna Laura SMITH was born on 26 Jan 1863 in Moscow, Hickman County, Kentucky. She died on 1 Jan 1884.
  325 M iii Joseph Hill SMITH was born on 19 Aug 1866 in Moscow, Hickman County, Kentucky. He died on 23 Oct 1866 in Moscow, Hickman County, Kentucky.
  326 F iv Nancy Emma SMITH was born on 14 May 1868 in Moscow, Hickman County, Kentucky. She died on 29 Sep 1913.
        Nancy married R A PHILLIPS on 15 Nov 1888.
  327 M v Sammie Quarles SMITH was born on 29 Aug 1870 in Moscow, Hickman County, Kentucky. He died on 4 Dec 1870 in Moscow, Hickman County, Kentucky.
+ 328 M vi George William SMITH
+ 329 F vii Lurline SMITH

154. George Washington FARNSWORTH (Samuel Hill , Henry , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 10 Oct 1843 in McNairy County, Tennessee. He died on 14 Apr 1913 in Lockney, Floyd County, Texas and was buried in Apr 1913 in Lockney, Floyd County, Texas.

George Washington Farnsworth was born in McNairy county Tennessee on Oct 10,
1843 and was the son of Samuel Hill Farnsworth and his second wife, Nancy Gordon Braden. George was married on Sept. 20, 1870 in Moscow, Kentucky to Mary Ann Aldridge who was born in Moscow, Kentucky on May 25, 1851. She was the daughter of Isaac Aldridge and Rebecca Bartlett. Farnsworth settled near Armour, Texas (now Coolidge) where Mary Ann died. George then moved to Harrodsburg, Kentucky and in September 1888 he married Mattie Brown, Mary Ann's cousin. In December 1890 they moved to Lockney, Texas. In 1908 Farnsworth and his son-in-law, Jim Webb, moved to Dilley, Texas. Jim had married Mary Araminta Farnsworth, the daughter of George Washington Farnsworth.

George married (1) Mary Ann ALDRIDGE, daughter of Isaac ALDRIDGE and Rebecca BARTLETT, on 21 Sep 1870 in Moscow, Hickman County, Kentucky. Mary was born on 25 May 1851 in Moscow, Hickman County, Kentucky. She died on 9 Jul 1887 in Armour, Limestone County, Texas and was buried in Jul 1887 in Tehuacana, Limestone County, Texas.

They had the following children:

+ 330 F i Mary Araminta FARNSWORTH
+ 331 F ii Julia Etta FARNSWORTH
+ 332 F iii Nancy Rebecca "Nannie" FARNSWORTH
  333 M iv Robert Henry FARNSWORTH was born on 14 Dec 1878 in Armour, Limestone County, Texas. He died on 2 Nov 1904 in Lockney, Floyd County, Texas and was buried in Nov 1904 in Lockney, Floyd County, Texas.

On Feb 17, 1903 Robert wrote his sister Eva Lena the following letter:
Dear Sister, I wrote to you about two weeks ago and haven't received any answer yet what is the matter with you that you cant write. Are you doing like Minnie Crawford has been doing studying how to run away and marry. Minnie and Hanna run away last night and married they got Early Arcenaux to marry them and then they went on to Plainview. I don't see how the fools kept from freezing for last night was cold as the mischief. May Love, Peace and Happiness go with them I am blamed glad I cant. She told the old folks there was going to be a party at Mr Ruckers. John Young come after her but they never went to Mr Ruckers. They went to Wallings and Hanna was there waiting for her and they got in a buggy and went out to Mr Fields and got Arceneaux to marry them and then they went on to Plainview. When are you coming home are the folks as cranky as ever. Well I will close for this time write soon. Your Brother Robert Farnsworth.
!Robert Henry Farnsworth died Nov 2, 1904, killed by a knife stroke near the
heart while topping kafir at his home 5 miles northwest of Lockney. Evidentally a spirited pair of horses to the wagon made a break to run and "Bob" in a reach and pull for the lines thrust the keen knife in his breast.
+ 334 M v Samuel Isaac FARNSWORTH
+ 335 F vi Eva Lena FARNSWORTH

George also married (2) Martha "Mattie" BROWN on 11 Sep 1888 in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky. Martha was born on 18 May 1848 in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky. She died on 11 May 1911 in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky and was buried in May 1911 in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.

George also married (3) Susan Emily WHITMIRE on 28 May 1912 in Plainview, Hale County, Texas. Susan was born in 1850. She died in 1937.

155. William Virgil BELL (Jane Gibson FARNSWORTH , Henry , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas ) was born on 15 Aug 1838 in Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee. He died on 20 Jun 1911 in Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee.

William married Mary Adline BOYD, daughter of William BOYD and Manerva GOURLEY, on 1 Mar 1860 in Greene County, Tennessee. Mary was born on 26 Dec 1834 in Carter, Carter County, Tennessee. She died on 1 Dec 1895 in Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

+ 336 M i Henry Alfred BELL

163. Alva L MADDIX (Elizabeth HALL , Mary FARNSWORTH , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas )

Alva married Clarinda BYERS.

They had the following children:

+ 337 F i Leota Phillis MADDIX

164. James Luther FARNSWORTH (John Gass , David , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas ) was born in 1835. He died in 1912.

James married (1) Elizabeth Lavinia JOHNSON. Elizabeth was born in 1835. She died in 1912.

They had the following children:

  338 F i Martha Lavinia FARNSWORTH was born on 24 Nov 1857. She died in 1884.
        Martha married Hiram Douglas KEITH. Hiram was born in 1852. He died in 1922.
  339 F ii Eliza Jenny FARNSWORTH was born on 12 Nov 1859. She died on 17 Aug 1880.
        Eliza married Henry B FRAKER.
  340 F iii Margaret FARNSWORTH was born on 30 Nov 1861. She died on 11 Dec 1861.
  341 F iv Alice L FARNSWORTH was born on 8 Aug 1867. She died on 1 Oct 1893.
        Alice married W W MAULDIN.
  342 F v Hattie E FARNSWORTH was born on 27 Oct 1868. She died on 19 Apr 1878.
  343 F vi Monnie Belle FARNSWORTH was born in 1871. She died in 1959.
        Monnie married Ace Elbert WHITE.
  344 F vii Eunice E FARNSWORTH was born on 7 Jul 1875. She died on 7 Nov 1897.
        Eunice married Milligan QUILLIAN.

James also married (2) Tenna COLLINS.

167. William Alexander FARNSWORTH (John Gass , David , Henry , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas , Thomas ) was born in 1840. He died in 1893.

William married Mary Jane DUNWOODY. Mary was born in 1839. She died in 1893.

They had the following children:

  345 M i James Clark FARNSWORTH was born in 1860. He died in 1893.
  346 M ii John McClain FARNSWORTH was born in 1862. He died in 1946.
  347 M iii William L B FARNSWORTH was born in 1865. He died in 1893.
  348 F iv Nora V FARNSWORTH was born in 1870. She died in 1893.
  349 M v Alexander Douglas FARNSWORTH was born in 1872.
  350 F vi Clonnie B FARNSWORTH was born in 1878.
+ 351 M vii Edward E FARNSWORTH

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