Individual Record 836

Name}   McFarren, Jacob Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 12 May 1819 Place}   , Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Marr.: Date} Exa    4 Mar 1841 Place}   , Highland, Ohio     (Link)
Marr.: Date} Exa    4 Dec 1873 Place}   , Wells, Indiana     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  17 Aug 1895 Place}   , Wells, Indiana
Burial: Date} Exa  19 Aug 1895 Place} McFarren Cemetery, Liberty, Wells, Indiana
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 286 = Geog history
Source 2} 1062=1850 USA cen
Source 3}   82 = 1860 USA cen
Source 4} 287 = Map/Atlas
Source 5} 161 = Marriage rec
Source 6} 288 = Mortuary rec
Source 7} 207 = Cemetery rec
Source 8} 837 = Photograph
Source 9} 546 = Family history
Source 10} 578 = Family history
Source 11}653 = Family history
Source 12}1061=Family history
Parents: } John McFarren & Elizabeth (Martha) Foust
   Relationship No.}   26
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:    First} Foust, Rachael Schaffer
              Second} Keyes, Emily C.
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  When Jacob was a small boy, his parents emigrated to Highland County, Ohio.  He married Rachel there in March 1841 and that same year moved to Huntington County, Indiana.

In 1857 Jacob moved to Liberty Township in Wells County, Indiana, and bought 159 acres of farm land that included the Mendenhall Cemetery on it.  With that purchase, the cemetery was renamed the McFarren Cemetery.  In 1860 Jacob estimated that his real estate was worth $4,000 and his personal estate was worth $500.  Jacob spent the rest of his life in Liberty Township.
Jacob McFarren headstone Jacob McFarren headstone
Jacob passed on at age 76.  He has a large gray marble upright monument (shown at the right) commemorating him and his two wives:  Rachel and Emily.  Because of the poor condition of the monument, we provide at the far right a sketch of that gives the monument's text.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photo} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 31 May 2008
Date Created}  10 Mar 2001
Copyright © 2008 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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