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FARRAR Dr. Moses Constantine

Male 1830 - 1907  (77 years)Deceased


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  • Name  FARRAR Dr. Moses Constantine  [1
    Prefix  Dr. 
    Born  23 Jul 1830  Londonderry, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  23 Jul 1830  Fairfax, Franklin, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Moved  Abt 1831  Shawbridge, , Qu‚ebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fairfax, Franklin, VT 
    Moved  Abt 1837  Highgate Center, Franklin, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Shawbridge, , Qu‚ebec, Canada 
    Moved  Abt 1846  Saint Johns, , Qu‚ebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Highgate Center, Franklin, VT 
    Moved  Between 1846 and 1859  , , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Saint Johns, , Qu‚ebec, Canada 
    1850 US Federal Census  30 Sep 1850  Fairfax, Franklin, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1850 US Federal Census for Fairfax, Franklin, VT - Page 36
    1850 US Federal Census for Fairfax, Franklin, VT - Page 36
    Moved  1859  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    NY 
    Graduation  3 Nov 1873  [2
    Medical College of the Pacific 
    1880 US Federal Census  9 Jun 1880  Hydesville, Humboldt, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1880 US Federal Census for Hydesville, Humboldt, CA - Page 6
    1880 US Federal Census for Hydesville, Humboldt, CA - Page 6
    Membership  International Order of the Odd Fellows  [2
    Membership  Knights of Pythias  [2
    • This faternal organization and secret society was founded in Washington, DC on 19 Feb 1864. It is another organization of Masons.
    Membership  the Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons  [2
    • This is an organization more commonly known as the Freemasons. As of 1889, he had progressed as far as Chancellor Commander of the Knights Templar.
    Political Party  republican  [2
    Graduation  4 Nov 1882  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cooper Medical College 
    Occupation  physician  [1
    • His specialty was allopathy, which is a method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects different from those caused by the disease itself. It was a term homeopathists applied to traditional medicine.
    Died  28 Dec 1907  Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age  77 years 
    Buried  Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gravestone of Moses and Sarah Farrar at Oak Mound Cemetery in Healdsburg, CA
    Gravestone of Moses and Sarah Farrar at Oak Mound Cemetery in Healdsburg, CA
    Person ID  I3683  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  9 Apr 2013 

    Father  FARRAR James,   b. Abt 1801, , , Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1893  Age: ~ 92 years 
    Mother  CHAPELL Diana,   b. Abt 1806, , , , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1888  Age: ~ 82 years 
    Family ID  F6593  Group Sheet

    Family 1  HARRINGTON Martha Kasiah,   b. 1832, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1911, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 79 years 
    Married  Aft 30 Sep 1850 
    Children 
     1. FARRAR Hartwell,   d. Bef Apr 1910
     2. FARRAR Elizabeth J.,   b. 24 Mar 1855,   d. 1934  Age: 78 years
     3. FARRAR Edmea Bell,   b. Abt 4 Feb 1859, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1886  Age: ~ 27 years
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F1362  Group Sheet

    Family 2  RHOADES Sarah A.,   b. 1 Jul 1830, Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1909  Age: 79 years 
    Married  23 Nov 1869  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. FARRAR Theodosia C.,   b. 11 Aug 1870, , , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1947  Age: 77 years
     2. REYNOLDS Emma,   b. Abt 1868, , , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F6212  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jul 1830 - Londonderry, Windham, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - 23 Jul 1830 - Fairfax, Franklin, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Fairfax, Franklin, VT - Abt 1831 - Shawbridge, , Qu‚ebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Shawbridge, , Qu‚ebec, Canada - Abt 1837 - Highgate Center, Franklin, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Highgate Center, Franklin, VT - Abt 1846 - Saint Johns, , Qu‚ebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Saint Johns, , Qu‚ebec, Canada - Between 1846 and 1859 - , , New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 US Federal Census - 30 Sep 1850 - Fairfax, Franklin, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - NY - 1859 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1869 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 US Federal Census - 9 Jun 1880 - Hydesville, Humboldt, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Cooper Medical College - 4 Nov 1882 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Dec 1907 - Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg, Sonoma, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Source: Illustrated History of Sonoma County, California, p. 503:

      Dr. Moses Constantine Farrar

      Dr M. C. Farrar, of Healdsburg, is a native of Vermont, born at Fairfax, Franklin County, July 23, 1830, his parents being James and Diana (Chappel) Farrar, the former a native of Vermont, and the latter of Canada.

      When the subject of this sketch was but one year old, his parents moved to Strawbridge, Lower Canada, and six years later, to Highgate, Vermont. When he had reached the age of sixteen years he went to live with his uncle, at St Johns, Lower Canada, He afterward located at Geddesburg, New York, where he resumed the study of medicine, began in Vermont.

      In 1859 he came to California, via Panama, arriving at San Francisco November 28. He soon went to Amador County, where he practiced his profession and resided near Jackson for about a year and a half. He then went to the Caribou country, British Columbia, remaining one summer, then returning to San Francisco.

      From 1862 to 1869 he followed mining and practiced medicine in Idaho, Washington Territory and eastern Oregon, He then located in Humboldt County, bought a ranch, opened a drug store, and attended to both interests, as well as practicing his profession, until coming to Healdsburg in 1881. He still retains a ranch and herds of sheep at his old home.

      The year after coming to Healdsburg, he bought a ranch of twenty-one acres in Alexander Valley, on which he has made many improvements. There are seven acres of fruit, planted in 1884, the varieties being pears, peaches, apples, apricots, prunes, etc. All the trees are in good condition and now coming into bearing. About thirteen are in vines, from three to five years old. They are Mataro and Zinfandel.

      Dr Farrar was married in Oregon to Miss Sarah Kniss, a native of Ohio. They have one child, Theodosia. The doctor is a member of the IOOF, AF & AM, and K of P. In the Masonic order he has progressed as far as Chancellor Commander of the Knights Templar. Politically, he is a Republican.

      Since coming to California the doctor has attended lectures at the best medical colleges on the Pacific coast. He graduated at the Medical College of the Pacific November 3, 1873, and his diploma from the Cooper Medical College bears the date November 4, 1882.


      Comments by C. Nagy - January 29, 2008
      I was doing some research on your site and found the Warrensburg Cemetery book. Noticed the note on Martha K (Kesiah) Harrington Farrar saying she was widowed on the 1860 Census. Well, to tell you the truth, her husband, Moses Constantine Farrar, ran off to California. He then wound up "stealing" the wife of Michael Kniss: Sarah A Rhodes, the sister of my gggrandfather, Samuel Rhodes. Moses married Sarah in 1869 and settled in Ferndale, Humboldt Co, California and had one child, Theodosia.
      (C. Nagy's comments found on http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nywarren/biographies/farrar.htm) [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S378] Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929, Hafner, Arthur Wayne, (Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 1993), Not listed. (Reliability: 3), 9 Jul 2010.

    2. [S379] An Illustrated History of Sonoma County, CA, Author Unknown, (Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Company, 1889.), p. 503. (Reliability: 3), 29 Jun 2011.

    3. [S380] 1850 US Federal Census for Franklin Co., VT, VT, Franklin County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2009), M432, roll 924, Fairfax, p. 36, dwelling 265, family 281, Moses Farrar, accessed 9 Jul 2010 (Reliability: 3), 9 Jul 2010.

    4. [S381] 1880 US Federal Census for Humboldt Co., CA, CA, Humboldt, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880), T9, roll 66, Hydesville, enumeration district (ED) 37, p. 6, dwelling 64, family 66, Moses C. Farrar, accessed 9 Jul 2010 (Reliability: 3), 9 Jul 2010.