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Farr family papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1066

Collection Overview

Legal documents, correspondence, financial documents, literary productions, photographs, and ephemera (1828-1990s) document the lives of the Farr family of Beaufort County, SC. Due to the small size of the collection, materials are arranged within one series and arranged chronologically within the folders. Materials of particular note include records of land transactions (1835-1955), slave transactions (1854-1860), and photographs (c. 1860-1990).

Dates

  • 1828-1990

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Biographical Note

Joseph M. Farr, his wife Mary Behn Farr and their four children were a white, slave and land owning family in Beaufort County. Two of their slaves were Elizabeth and Robert [Bob] Farr. The latter, as a freed man, served as a private in Company H of the 104th U.S. Colored Troops. William W. Farr, the oldest son of Joseph and Mary Farr, was a Civil War veteran and later a banker in Beaufort, who had a long standing relationship with Maria Green, an African American female farmer. Together, this interracial family had three daughters, Henrietta, Minerva and Grettye Farr.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (15 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Joseph M. Farr, his wife Mary Behn Farr and their four children were a white, slave and land owning family in Beaufort County. Two of their slaves were Elizabeth and Robert [Bob] Farr. The latter, as a freed man, served as a private in Company H of the 104th U.S. Colored Troops. William W. Farr, the oldest son of Joseph and Mary Farr, was a Civil War veteran and later a banker in Beaufort, who had a long standing relationship with Maria Green, an African American female farmer. Together, this interracial family had three daughters, Henrietta, Minerva, and Grettye Farr.

The Farr family papers contain land transactions, slave transactions, legal, financial, and general materials and ephemera.

Processing Information

Finding aid edited by Aaron Spelbring, 10, 2012

Encoded by Aaron Spelbring, 10, 2012

Creator

Title
Inventory of the Farr Family Papers, 1828 - 1990 AMN 1066
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Edited by: Aaron Spelbring; machine-readable finding aid created by: Aaron Spelbring
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

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