Notes for Abel Farrar: Abel Farrar was named after his paternal uncle Abel Farrar.
The 1787 Personal Property Tax List of Mecklenburg Co. Virginia named the Head of Household, males 16 years and older, names of slaves, and the number of horses and cattle owned. Abel Farrar, 16-21 years old at the time, is listed at the farm of Carter Clark, along with his three slaves; Jack, Jim and Fan, and six horses and ten cattle. Abel's father,Thomas Farrar (age 60 at the time), is listed with two white males age 16-21. They are sons Abner (19 years) and Thomas (17 years); one slave over 16 years, and seven slaves under 16 years; names listed: Pat, Jim, Nelson, Edmund, Charles, Ephraim, Billy and Nan. Two horses and seven cattle also owned.
Will of Abel Farrar
Deed Record A Monroe Co. Alabama (Abstract)
(Page 11) 17 April 1834. Thomas W. Fleming and Aaron B. Cooper of Claiborne, Monroe County, as executor of the last will and testament of Abel Farrar, did sell the and personal estate of Abel Farrar to Samuel Johnson.
(Page 12) Will of Abel Farrar of the town of Claiborne, County of Monroe, dated 13 December 1833. Executors: Thomas M. Fleming and Aaron B. Cooper. Heirs: Rutha Baker Woodson, daughter of the later Miller Woodson of Cumberland County, Virginia, now of Macon, Ga. After death of said Rutha Baker Woodson, estate to be divided among Francis H. Farrar, now of Mobile; Abel Farrar, son of said Francis H. Farrar; Henry R. Fleming; Robert A. Fleming and Mary Ann Fleming, children of Robert and Thirsa Fleming of Ga.; Catherine Farrar; Thirsa Thomas. Witnesses: C. Tait; M. J. Morgan; H. H. B. Hays.
Farrar heirs in the will were: Francis Howard Farrar; nephew of Abel Farrar, the son of his brother Abner Farrar and his wife Catherine Carter. Abel Farrar; son of nephew Francis Howard Farrar and Susan Lee. Grandson of Abner Farrar and Catherine Carter. Henry R., Robert A, and Mary Ann Fleming; niece and nephews, children of his sister Thurza Farrar and her husband Robert Fleming. Thurza Thomas; niece, the daughter of brother Absolum Farrar and Phoebe Avery Clark, her husband was Leven W. Thomas. Catherine Farrar; (? may be wife of Abner Farrar, Catherine Carter, though some records say she died in 1832 in Marietta, Georgia. Perhaps she moved to Monroe Co. Alabama with her son Francis Howard Farrar?)
RUTHA BAKER WOODSON--RELATIONSHIP UNKNOWN Rutha Baker Woodson, 9th child born to Miller Woodson & wife Mary DeGraffenreidt. She was born about 1799 at her father's home at Cumberland Courthouse, where he was the clerk of that county for 49 years. My book indicates she was married to William Henry, son of Patrick Henry (the world renowned orator). Rutha Baker's middle name "Baker" is in honor of her Maternal Grandmother, Mary Baker. The book does not list any children or any other info on her and/or hubby.
The book shows marriage of several in the Woodson line to Farrar/Ferrar. These 2 may be the best to connect through (?)
Stephen Woodson (5) born 1735, Dover, VA married on May 9, 1758 to Lucy Farrar.
Frances Woodson (6) born may 28, 1763 in Dover, VA married in 1782 to Robert Farrar. The book does not show anything on their children. Hope this helps some. Carol
More About Abel Farrar: Marital Status: Never Married. Veteran: Bet. 1776 - 1783, CPL. 6th Virginia Regiment, Revolutionary War. Will: December 13, 1833, Mobile, Alabama.