Farrar Bible Records

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Farrar Bible Records submitted 29 Aug 2001 by Leslie Coleman

Farrar Bible #1

Front Cover of Bible # 1:

"After the death of Willie Hamilton Farrar the 4th of April 1938, this Bible became the property
of his sister, Lillie Farrar Gordon. At my death, this Bible will be handed down to my devoted
son, Edwin Cobb Gordon.

From Sallie A. Farrar

To her son

Willie H. Farrar

February 24, 1901


Elizabeth R. Watson died on the 8th of November 1868, Monday evening, 3 o’clock, age 41.

Elizabeth T. Farrar died on the 19th of May 1866, Tuesday morning, 6 o’clock.

Benj. Pettis Farrar died on the 18th of April 1879, Friday Evening 6 o’clock aged 9 years

     3 months, 29 days.

Mr. Benj. S. Watson died on the 3 of Feb. 1887 Thursday night in the early part of the night, was
     found dead next morning.

Sarah Ann Fowler died Wednesday, April 12, 1922 at 3 pm. Age: 75 years 4 months, 28 days.

Alexander Jefferson Farrar died Mary 7, 1909 at Asheville, NC age 70 years 2 months, 19 days.

Lillian Farrar Gordon died Sept. 13, 1945 at Greensboro, NC age 77 years 4 months, 21 days.

Thomas Edwin Gordon died July 17, 1946 at Greensboro, NC age 79 years, 7 months, 5 days.

Marriage of Alexander Farrar and Sallie A. Watson

(color plate, filled in in ink, handwritten)

Alex. J. Farrar of Mecklenburg Co. and Sallie A. Watson of Mecklenburg Co. on the 18th of Dec. 1866 at

     Benj. S. Watson’s

By: Rev. S. V. Hoyle

Witness: Miss Lucy Haskins

Witness: Mr. Dabney F. Farrar


Benj. S. Watson and Elizabeth R. Barnes were married 12th day of November 1845 by Rev. D.S. Doggett

Married by Rev. James McAden on 22nd of Dec. 1874, W. H. Simmons to Mollie E. Watson.

Thomas Edwin Gordon and Lucy Lillian Farrar were married the 12 day of Oct. 1892 at 1 o’clock Trinity Episcopal
     Church. Rev. McNely Dubos officiating.


Alex. Jefferson Farrar son of Pettus and Martha Farrar born Dec. 18, 1839.

Sarah Ann Watson, daughter of Benj. S. and Elizabeth R. Watson was born Nov. 11, 1846.

Lucie Lillian Farrar daughter of Alex. J. and S.A. Farrar was born April 22, 1868.

Benj. Pettis Farrar, son of A.J. and S. A. Farrar was born Dec. 21, 1869.

Willie Hausend Farrar son of A.J. and S.A. Farrar was born Nov. 17, 1874.

Edwin Cobb Gordon, son of Thos. E. and Lillian F. Gordon born 19th of Oct. 1896, Monday morning 6:30.

Farrar Bible # 2

(front cover says it was published in 1817.)


Dabney Farrar, son of Samuel Farrar and Eliz. Farrar was born on the 15 Sept. 1790.

Nancy Bugg, daughter of John Bugg and Rebecca his wife was born the 8 April, 1792.

Jane Farrar, daughter of Dabney Farrar and Nancy was born April 6, 1813.

Mary, daughter of Dabney Farrar and Nancy his wife was born April 6, 1814.

Robert Alexander, son of Dabney Farrar and Eliz. his wife was born Nov. 22, 1815.

Eliz. Puryear daughter of Sam and Frances(?) Puryear was born Nov. 9, 1786.



Nancy Farrar, wife of Dabney Farrar departed this life June 23, 1815.

Mary Farrar, daughter of Dabney Farrar and Nancy his wife departed this life….

Dabney Farrar departed this life on the 1st day of July 1849, aged 58 years, 10 months and 14 days.

Henry Barns departed this life on the 23 day of June 1839.