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#9 FARMER JEFFERSON JAMES
B: 17 Jul 1838 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co, IN
1840 Census-IN Montgomery Co, Brown Town Ancestry.com Pg 10
1845-IN Montgomery Co
1850-IN Putnam Co, Russell Township Anc.com Pg 5
1860-IN Montgomery Co, IN Anc.com Pg 16
1861-IL McDonough Co, Bushnell Twp.
1864-IL Cook Co, Chicago
1865-IN Clay Co
1867-IN Clay Co
1870-1900 IN Clay Co
On 05 Jan 1909, Farmer died. It is presumed that he is buried along side his wife, Carrie in Cottage Hill Cemetery, Clay Co. Farmer and Carrie never had any children.
The following are some of the observations made by William Travis who wrote Farmer's biography for The History of Clay Co, IN, Pages 432-434:
On his military service: Mr. James was on many a hotly contested battlefield and never was his loyalty or his courage called into question.
On his civil service: Farmer is listed to be one of the first councilmen of Staunton after it was incorporated. He was prominent in the affairs of the city (Brazil) and has an official record over which there falls no shadow of wrong or suspicion of evil, having served for about 25 years as a justice of the peace. His decisions were strictly fair and impartial and winning him "golden opinions from all sorts of people."
Fraternal Organizations: A member of Brazil Lodge #264, A.F. & A.M. and an exemplary Mason. Served as master of the Staunton Lodge for eight and also a member of Brazil Chapter, No 59, R.A.M.; Brazil Council, No. 40 R. & S.M.; General Canby Post, No 2, G.A.R.; Wm Black Chapter, No 80, O.E.S. of which his wife was one of the organizers and most active member.
Political Allegiance: Republican Party, "the party of reform, progress and improvement."
Citizenship: Mr. James has been as loyal and as patriotic as when he followed the stars and stripes upon the battlefields of the south.
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File Created: 2007-Jul-16 2007-Jul-16