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Andrew J. and Anna (Farr) Torrance / Torrence
Posted by: Linda Welch (ID *****5281) Date: January 30, 2012 at 09:52:14
In Reply to: Re: John Torrance and Sarah Pelton 1850 Jerusalem NY by Candy Hughes of 1443

Thomas Farr, b. Aug., 1769, son of – He m. 1798, Sarah “Sally”              (b. Conn., 1776, dau. of --). They lived in Sandgate, Bennington County, Vermont. 1820 census: 1 son (10-15), Thomas (age 45+) 1 daughter (under age 10) 1 daughter (10-15), Sally (age 26-44). Thomas d. in Sandgate, 30 Sept., 1848 (age 79). In 1860, Sally was a widow, age 84. She was living in Sandgate with Andrew J. Torrance (b NY, 1815, age 45) and his wife Anna (b. Vt. 1812, age 48) and their six children, all born in Vt.: Ezra M. Torrance (b. Vt. 1842, age 18), Henry E. Torrance (b. Vt., 1844, age 16), Richard M. Torrance (b. Vt. 1846, age 14. He d. in Sandgate, 17 Jan., 1864 age 18), Harriet Eliza (b. Arlington Vt. 17 Nov., 1847, age 12. She m. John Francis Barber. They moved to Greenwich, NY. Harriet d. there 5 July, 1925.), Fayette A. Torrance (b. Vt. 1852, age 8. His wife was Sophia, and they lived in Ohio.), Clara M. Torrance (b. Vt. 1854, age 6. Clara m. in St. Charles, Minnesota, 8 Dec., 1873, Cornelius Benjamin J. Ketcham. They moved to Seattle, Washington). In 1870 Sally was 94 yrs. old and lived with Widow Anna Torrance (age 58) in Sandgate. Sally d. 14 Dec., 1870 (age 94 yrs. 5 mos.). Sally was buried in the Sandgate Center Cemetery, Sandgate, Vermont. Her stone is very worn and hard to read. 1850 in Fort Edward NY, as age 35 b. NY with Ann age 38 b. VT, along with Ezra 1, Henry 6, Richard 4, and Harriet 2. In 1880 census, Andrew J. Torrence (age 66) and wife Ann (age 68), were living in Olney (Nobles County) Minnesota.

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