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Re: George FARLOW, Absolom FARLOW, Uriah FARLOW, Elizabeth FARLOW
Posted by: Mary Ann Bumgarner (ID *****8403) Date: August 15, 2004 at 03:14:24
In Reply to: George FARLOW, Absolom FARLOW, Uriah FARLOW, Elizabeth FARLOW by Udawna Hammon of 338

My notes on George:

Early Life and Times of Boone County, Indiana, published May 1877, republished 1974:

GEORGE FARLOW This sturdy old veteran made his mundane appearance in Union County, Indiana, April 2, 1811. Came to Boone County in 1836. Was first married to
Mary Martin. The second time to Martha Stipe. The third time to Armilda A. Burk,
March 31, 1872. First children’s names: Nancy J., married to Wm. Bowman; Henry,
died in Iowa, February, 1878; Absolem, lives in Clinton County, Indiana; Alfred, lives in
Iowa; SARAH*, married to Jacob Harlan*, resides in Jefferson Township; George W., resides
in Oregon. Of the second family of children Mary E. married Nathan Ross, lives in
Kansas; Hester A. married Henry Oxley, resides in Jefferson Township; Clarissa A.
married Henry Boman, resides in Jefferson Township; James M.; Ellie married Jackson
Roark, resides in Thorntown; Amanda O. married D. Higgs; Milly F. married Abraham
Smock, resides in Hendricks County, Indiana. Third family: Charley, born December 9,
1874. Mrs. Farlow, present wife, was born in Monroe County, Indiana, June 29, 1831.
Mr. Farlow lives in Dover, eight miles west of Lebanon. Mrs. Farlow’s former
husband was David Lasley, married February 17, 1854, died April 7, 1864, buried at
Thorntown, Indiana.

GEORGE12 Farlow (URIAH11, GEORGE10, MICHAEL9, JOHN8, THOMAS7, JOHN6, THOMAS Farlow5 (Farley), ROGER or Thomas4 Farley, REGINALD3, RICHARD2, JOHN1) was born April 2, 1811 in Union Co, Indiana, and died September 28, 1894 in Dover, Boone Co., Indiana. He married (1) Mary Martin before 1837. She died about 1849. He married (2) MARTHA Jane Coddington Stith March 14, 1850 in Boone County, Indiana. She was born in Indiana, and died Bef. 1865 in probably Boone Co., Indiana. He married (3) Armilda A Burk Lasley March 31, 1872. She was born June 29, 1831 in Monroe Co., Indiana, and died June 27, 1910 in Advance, Boone Co., Indiana.

Notes for GEORGE Farlow:
1850 census
Early Life and Times of Boone Co., Indiana ,Samuel Harden, May 1877, p. 9, 283, 415
Clayborn Y. Cain

According to Samuel Harden, George Farlow* and his uncle, William were among the earliest settlers of Boone County, Indiana, arriving "Between 1823 and 1824." (p.8) It is certain that George Farlow was in Boone County by 1838, purchasing 40 acres of land at the Crawfordsville Land Office on September 10. The farm was located just north of Advance. In fact, on November 7, 1836, the same day as his brother Absolem, he buys 40 acres in Twp. 18, Sect. 21, Range 2W, slightly southwest of Advance. He was still there in 1850, at the time of the census. When interviewed for a county history, he stated he was born in Union County, Indiana in 1811 and came to Boone County in 1836. He was married three times, to Mary Martin, Martha "Stipe," and finally to Armilda Burke. This date of birth, if correct, eliminates Hannah Little and John Farlow as his parents, a connection which is widely accepted. In fact, the best information is that he is the child of Uriah Farlow, brother to John. In 1887, he was living in "Dover , eight miles west of Lebanon."


The subject of the present sketch was born in Union County, Indiana April 2, 1811;died at his home in Dover September 28, 1894 at the ripe age of 83. A funeral discourse was delivered at the church in Dover Sunday, September 30 by Elder Plunkett...Brother Farlow* at the age of ten moved with his father to Rush County and from there to Boone County about sixty years ago, settling on Raccoon Creek near Jamestown. He was married to Mary Martin at the age of 26. This union was blessed with the birth of six children, Nancy J.., Henry, Absolom, Alfred, Sarah*, and George W.. Having lost his first companion he was again married to Martha Stith by whom he had seven children, Mary, Hester, James, Clarissa, Ellen, Manda, and Catharine. Having lost his second wife he entered the marital relation a third time, with Armilda A. Burke Lasley, the union being blessed with a son, Charles, now entering the age of manhood. From the above it will be seen that the aged sire was the parent of numerous offspring, of whom we observe that 12 are yet living....Our brother has passed with patience the ordeal of affliction, courageously bearing the pangs of the dread malady cancer of the eye..."

Subj: Farlow
Date: 8/23/01 11:33:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Joan and JR Cain)

Dear Mary Ann.....Thank you so much for the picture and the file. It's so odd to hear someone talk about Lebanon and Dover!!! My husband was born close to Crawfordsville, and his family was originally from the area around Dover. His family donated the land for Pleasant View Church and Cemetery, where many of his family members are buried. We live in Flossmoor, Illinois, which is about 2 1/2 hours north, just over the border from Indiana.
I'm very pleased if the info I sent is of some help. For years and years I had the wrong father for Geroge Farlow.....most researchers have it wrong. I found the right father about 6 months ago. I'm just back from a trip back down to Lebanon. We spent a lot of time in the court house. I think I've picked up some of the original land patents for the Farlow family....not earthshaking, but interesting. If I truly have anything new, I'll let you know. Most of the Farlows seem to have landed south and west of Dover....they had a great deal of land there at one point.
Yes, they were Quakers, at least till they hit Boone County. After that they seem to have lapsed. Our line, at least, ended up as Presbyterians or non-denominational protestants.
Sorry if the info in some cases was a bit raw...when I know there is a connection I don't bother cleaning up my data file before I send it. I figure sometimes even my doodlings will help people who are really related!
After having seen the picture of Sarah, I know where my father-in-law got his ears.,...they're Farlow ears, that's for sure! Odd how those traits come down over the years. Thanks for all your help! Stay in touch! Joan Cain

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