Civil War Records of Abel Farrar, Jr.

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Private, enl. April 15, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton    
E 6th MVI (9 months)
Corpl.; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton farmer age 24
MASSCW, 1:382, 413

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  26-27, 32-33 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI Feb. 21, 1890 Invalid 756 782 566 374 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  9 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

x


Death

Date June, 1911
Place
Age 72 years, 5 months, 30 days
Cause  
Obituary Maynard News, June 16, 1911
Funeral  
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by two sons, Frank and Herman

Additional Information

Abel Farrar was born Dec. 10, 1839 in Acton, Mass. to Abel Farrar and Mary Harris (death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915," v. 1911/1 death, p. 125 [image], AmericanAncestors.org). He was the older brother of Daniel H. Farrar.

Abel Farrar, a 16 year old farmer, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 258) of Obed Augustas Simonds. Also in household was 9 year old Emory Augustus Simonds (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 32).

Abel Farrar, Jr., a 27 year old farmer, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 60) of Daniel Wetherbee (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 49).

Abel Farrar is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).

The name Abel Farrar Jr. is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

 

 

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