William P. Farr
|About William P. Farr|
William P. Farr was born about 1837 somewhere in Florida and died on December 18, 1863 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He lived to be 26 years old.
William P. Farr
1837 - 12/18/1863
Middle initial is believed to have been "P.". A "William L" and a "William P", both from the north Florida area, joined the Confederacy within two months of each other. Both were killed during the war. It is believed that these two were father and son.
|Census||1/1/1840 ||FL (Gadsden County) ||3 yrs old |
|page 4, #12: Name: William Fair
- one Male - (Under 5),
one male - (15 thru 19),
one male - (20 thru 29),
one Female - (20 thru 29),
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2,
Number of persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2 |
|Additional information about Gadsden County, FL around 1840: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Census||11/11/1850 ||Shell Point District 2 FL (Wakulla County) ||13 yrs old |
|listed as family #139, William Farr (age 35, born in NC), Henritta (33, born in NC), William (13, born in Florida) and Ellen Ann E. Farr (age 7, born in Florida). William is listed as a farmer and Henritta states that she cannot read or write. |
|Census||8/2/1860 ||Marianna FL (Jackson County) ||23 yrs old |
| 909 -E. J. Merritt (51),
Elizabeth Merritt (52),
Ann M. Merritt (27),
Edward Merritt (19),
Elizabeth Rawls (20),
William Farr (21),
Samuel Hofheimer (25)&
Edward Offenheiser (23).
|Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Military||5/6/1862 ||FL ||25 yrs old |
|Enlisted as a Private on 5/6/1862 with Company E, 6th Infantry Regiment Florida. |
|Military||10/25/1862 ||Camp Dick Robinson KY ||25 yrs old |
|Prisoner of War at Camp Dick Robinson, KY. He is paroled somewhere around Nov. 15, 1862. |
|Military||11/25/1862 ||Missionary Ridge TN ||25 yrs old |
|Prisoner of War at Missionary Ridge, TN and wounded the same day. He dies of wounds while a POW on December 18, 1863 in Chattanooga, TN. Receives Distinguished Service. |
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||Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
||Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
||Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
||Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
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