Acton Memorial Library
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI
|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|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||6th MVI||Feb. 21, 1890||Invalid||756 782||566 374||Mass.|
|Age||72 years, 5 months, 30 days|
|Obituary||Maynard News, June 16, 1911|
|Burial||Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
|Survived by||two sons, Frank and Herman|
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, p. 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, p. 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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