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Currently researching information on the descendants of John Henry Farmer and Milley Francis Shrewsbury.

John H. Farmer was born May 1847 in Carroll County, Virginia, and died January 03, 1929 in Mercer County, West Virginia. He was the son of John Lawrence Farmer and Nancy Mary Shockley. He married Milley Francis Shrewsbury June 08, 1871 in Mercer County, West Virgina, daughter of Henry Solesberry and Francis Walker. She was born February 1850 in Mercer County, Virginia, and died Aft. June 1920 in Mercer County, West Virginia. Both are buried in Johnson Cemetery, Black Oak Mountain, Mercer County, West Virginia.

Any information would be appreciated. I am also willing to share the information that I have.

John Henry Farmer of Mercer County, West Virginia
Updated February 21, 2004

Timothy Jo Waddell
PO Box 328
Boomer, West Virginia 25031
United States
(304) 922-7753

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Family Photos

  • John Henry Farmer and Milley Francis Shrewsbury (48 KB)
    This picture originally belong to Eli Barton Farmer. It has been in the family since. It is now currently in the possession of Timothy J. Waddell. This was probably painted from the picture of John and Milley standing in front of the cabin. They have the same clothes on. Also the flowers pinned on is the same.
  • John Henry Farmer and Milly Francis Shrewsbury (137 KB)
    This picture was taken between the years of 1900 and 1920 in the Black Oak area in Mercer County. Perhaps this picture was a wedding or funeral. The picture of Charles Lee Farmer and Wallace Preston Farmer are taken at the same time as this picture
  • Charles Lee Farmer (55 KB)
    Charles Lee Farmer, son of John H. and Milley A. Shrewsbury Farmer, was born on April 15, 1874. He died on March 28, 1957. This picture is taken at the same time as John H. and Milley standing at the cabin.
  • Wallace Preston Farmer (38 KB)
    Wallace P. Farmer was born on March 28, 1887 in Mercer County, West Virginia. He is the son of John Henry and Milley A. Shrewsbury Farmer. He died on July 28, 1961. This picture is also taken at the same time as John and Milly Farmer standing at the cabin.
  • Eli B. Farmer and Luna Mae Lucas (36 KB)
    Eli Barton Farmer was born November 20, 1889 in Mercer County, West Virginia, and died July 21, 1960 in Mercer County, West Virginia. He married Luna Mae Lucas March 26, 1926 in Mercer County, West Virginia, daughter of Christian Lucas and Mary Bailey. She was born December 15, 1901 in Giles County, Virginia, and died September 29, 1981 in Mercer County, West Virginia.
  • Eli B. Farmer's Family (49 KB)
    This is a picture of Eli B. and Luna M. Farmer's family. The only two that are not shown is their children Robert and Teddie Farmer. 1st row : William Preston Farmer, Eli Barton Farmer, Luna Mae Lucas Farmer, Mary Lou Farmer. 2nd row: Jessie James Farmer, John Riley Farmer, Vinie Farmer, Elizabeth Farmer (my grandmother).
  • Elizabeth Farmer (26 KB)
    Elizabeth Farmer was born September 15, 1942 in Mercer County, West Virginia. This is her first grade picture at Mercer Elementary School 1947-48.
  • John Henry Farmer's Obituary (90 KB)
    This is the obituary of John Henry Farmer, son of John L. and Nancy M. Shockley Farmer. I obtained this from my great-uncle, John R. Farmer, son of Eli B. and Luna M. Lucas Farmer.
  • James Doyle and Rosa Farmer (39 KB)
    Rosa Farmer was born 1895 in Mercer County, West Virginia, and died October 17, 1971 in Mercer County, West Virginia. She was the daughter of Emezetta Magoline Farmer. She married James Allen Doyle, son of William M. Doyle. He was born 1882.
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