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Joseph H. Farr

Male Abt 1837 - 1886  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name Joseph H. Farr 
    Born Abt 25 Dec 1837  Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His tombstone gives his age as 48 years, 4 months and 10 days giving a calculated birth date of Dec. 25, 1837.
    Gender Male 
    Census Sep 18, 1850  Miller, Marion county, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census Jul 09, 1860  Indian Creek, Del Norte county, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census Jun 04, 1880  Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died May 05, 1886  Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hempstead Cemetery, Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He was 4th Seargent in company G of the 5th regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers (1861-1862).
      In 1868, he killed B.B. Lee, an outlaw, in Hempstead.
      He was publisher of the Hempstead Courier.  He was the editor of the Hempstead Chronicle until his death.
      He was shot and killed by his brother-in-law, James Cloud, a justice of the peace in Waller county.
      Obituary:
      The Brenham Weekly Banner, May 13, 1886, p. 3
      From Hempstead.
      To the Banner:
      HEMPSTEAD, May 7.--The funeral of J.H. Farr, who was killed by J.W.J. Cloud, took place to-day. The procession consisted of some forth odd vehicles, besides a large number on horseback, and was one of the largest funeral processions ever seen in Hempstead. The burial ceremonies were conducted by the Knights of Honor, of which society he was a member, and were solemn and impressive. There were many expressions of regret over the sad occurrance (sic) and much sympathy with the family of the deceased. X.X.
    Person ID I259  mykindred
    Last Modified Mar 16, 2015 

    Father William H. Farr,   b. Abt 1810, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Austin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Harriet VanVactor,   d.  
    Married Jan 31, 1833  Jefferson county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F57079  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Texanna Cloud,   b. Feb 16, 1852, Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 21, 1910, Houston, Harris county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Nov 12, 1873  [6
    Notes 
    • -
      1860 census, CA, Del Norte, Indian Creek, Happy Camp P.O., p 44, July 9, HH 447/384
      Joseph H. FARR, 22, M, miner, MO
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      1870 census, TX, Austin, Hempstead, p 83, Oct 21, HH 630
      FARR, Joseph H, 32, M, W, farmer, MO
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      1880 census, TX, Waller, Hempstead, p. 18, ed 158, June 4, HH 178/196
      FARR, J.H., 42, editor of paper, MO
      FARR, S.T., 28, wife, TX
      FARR, J.B., 4, son, TX
      ?.F., 1, dau, TX
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      1900 census, TX, Waller, j.p. 1, ed 46, 9-A, (T623-1676, 33), June 5, HH 165/167
      FARR, Mrs. S.T., head, W, F, Aug 1851, 42, widowed, 4/3 children, TX, GA, AL
      CUNY, Irene, dau, July 1878, 21, divorced, no children, TX, VA, TX
      FARR, Essa, dau, Jany 1881, 18, TX, VA, TX
      FARR, Bertha, niece, Aug 1884, 15, TX, MO, TX
      FARR, Daisy, niece, Dec 1888, 11, TX, MO, TX
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      1910 census, TX, Harris, Houston, ed 86, 18-A, (T624-1560, 29)
      April 29, 1011 Lamar, HH 167/200 (a hotel)
      FARR, Texana, head, F, W, 58, widowed, 4/3 children, TX, GA, GA, keeper, hotel
      HARVEY, Columbia A., niece, F, W, 58, widowed, no children, TX, TN, AL, seamstress, private home
      ...7 boarders ...
      FARR, Joe B., grandson, 10, TX, TX, TX
      FARR, Adrian, grandson, 8, TX
      FARR, Elnor, granddau, 4, TX
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      San Antonio Daily Light, Thursday, May 6, 1886, p. 3
      STATE NEWS
      "J.H. FARR, editor of the Hempstead Chronicle, was shot and killed on yesterday by James Cloud, a justice of the peace.  They were brothers-in-law, and the shooting grew out of an old family feud."
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      San Antonio Daily Express, Thursday, May 6, 1886, p. 4
      HEAMPSTEAD (Sic) TRAGEDY
      A Newspaper Man Killed by a Justice of the Peace.
      Mr. C.W. Newman, of the Express composing rooms, received a telegram yesterday from Hempstead informing him that his brother-in-law, J.H. FARR, editor of the Chronicle, had been shot and killed by James Cloud, a justice of the peace.  No further particulars were given of the unfortunate affair other than as above stated.  Mr. Newman will leave San Antonio for Hempstead to investigate the the killing today.  FARR was an old Confederate soldier, a member of Sibley's celebrate brigade when it made their famous march from New Mexico to San Antonio, almost naked and starved, and is said to have been a good man and brave.
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      HOMICIDE IN HEMPSTEAD
      Editor FARR Shot and Killed by Justice of the Peace Cloud.
      Special to The News.
      HEMPSTEAD, May 5. -- This afternoon about 1 o'clock, J.J. Cloud, justice of the peace of this precinct, shot and killed Joseph H. FARR, the editor of the Courier.  The apparent cause of the killing is said to be the publication of editorials in the Courier reflecting on the official record of county officers, and Cloud is said to have been found behind in his accounts about $1000 by the late finance committee.  The whole assembly of citizens and visiting firemen were thrown into great confusion by the tragedy.  Speakers alluded to the act from the rostrum of the Pavilion, and the throng dispersed with sad faces and saddened hearts.  Major H. Boone was present and intended to address the citizens at 2 o'clock, but after the sad affair he declined to speak.  An inquest was held on the body of deceased at 3 o'clock.  Mr. FARR leaves a wife and three children.  The community is greatly excited over the affair.
      Galveston Daily News, Thursday, May 6, 1886, p. 9
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      The Janesville Daily Gazette, Thursday, May 6, 1886, p. 2.
      An Editor Shot Dead.
      GALVESTON, Tex., May 6. -- At Hempstead, Wednesday, Joseph H. FARR, editor of the Courier, was shot dead by J.J. Cloud, a justice of the peace.  FARR had published a statement that Cloud was $1,000 short in his accounts with the county.  Cloud was arrested.
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      Hempstead.
      HEMPSTEAD, May 7. -- The inquest on the killing of J.H. FARR is concluded and the verdict rendered in accordance with the facts heretofore published.  The examining trial is now in progress and the evidence discloses that FARR was shot in the back without warning.  Cloud claims that the publications in the Courier had nothing to do with the homicide, but that he was actuated by the animus of an old quarrel.  The widowed wife is Cloud's sister.
      Galveston Daily News, Saturday, May 8, 1886, p. 2
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      * Does this article have anything to do with the killings of the brothers Joseph and Napoleon FARR?
      --
      In the early '70s the Waller County Courier was published by Mr. Joe FARR for several years as in independent newspaper with varying success.  He abandoned the paper in the latter part of the '70s.  In 1885 Messrs. FARR & White resumed the publication of the Courier.  Mr. Joe FARR was at the helm, while Mr. White was the financial backing of the paper.  The paper became sickly and died a slow death.  In 1887 a Mr. Hutchinson published the Ledger.  It, too, went to an early grave.  The press was bought by Mr. E.P. Alsbury, a well known writer, who commenced the publication of the Advance Guard.  It was this paper in which, in April 1888, there appeared an anonymous article which was construed to reflect on Sheriff Tom McDade.  Stephen Alchin fathered the article, which caused one of the bloodiest feuds ever known in Texas.  Deputy Sheriff Dick Chambers, Steven Alchin and ex-Sheriff Tom McDade are in the grave, Jack McDade and Dick Springfield are in the penitentiary, all caused by one harmless article.  The Courier was reorganized by Mr. Reed two years ago.  He struggled hard to make the paper a success, but the public did not support him as perhaps they should have done, and the Courier goes down, to be resurrected perhaps at some future day by someone else.
      The Galveston Daily News, Sunday, Sept. 13, 1891, p. 6.
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Bell Farr,   b. Aug 17, 1875, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 25, 1930, Luling, Caldwell county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +2. Irene Frances Farr,   b. Jul 11, 1878, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 01, 1932, Dallas, Dallas county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Essa (?) Farr,   b. Jan 1881, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    CLOUD, Sarah & FARR, Joseph
    CLOUD, Sarah & FARR, Joseph
    marriage license

    Headstones
    Farr, Joseph H.
    Farr, Joseph H.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4251] 1850 US federal census, 1850 census, MO, Marion, Miller, Sept 18, HH 503/530.

    2. [S136] 1860 US federal census, 1860 census, CA, Del Norte, Indian Creek, Happy Camp P.O., p 44, July 9, HH 447/384.

    3. [S135] 1880 US federal census, 1880 census, TX, Waller, Hempstead, p. 18, ed 158, June 4, HH 178/196.

    4. [S4033] West Virginia Marriage Records, 1853-1970, Jefferson, WV, film 829872; CGS 4130812; image 49.

    5. [S4034] Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850, Jefferson, VA.

    6. [S1926] Marriage License, Waller county, TX.



  
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