Birth: ABT 1825  New York

Marriage: BEF 1850

Birth of Son:  04 JAN 1850
Name:  William D. Farnham
Place:  Michigan

1850 Census: 24 AUG 1850
Place: Thornapple, Barry Co, Michigan
Note:  Wife, Mary, and one son are living in household.

Birth of Son:  01 JUL 1852
Name:  Byron F. Farnham
Place: Barry Co, Michigan

Birth of Daughter:  ABT 1855
Name:  Harriet (Hattie) Farnham

Birth of Daughter:  JAN 1857
Name:  Mary L. Farnham

Birth of Daughter:  MAY 1860
Name:  Lura E. Farnham
Note: Died when she was 5 years old from lung fever.

1860 Census:  21 JUL 1860
Place:  Caledonia, Kent Co, Michigan
Note:  Wife, Mary, and five children are living in household.

Civil War Draft Registration:  June and July 1863
Place:  Kent and other Counties, Michigan

Directory:  1863-64
Place:  Michigan State Gazeteer and Business Directory
Note:  Listed on pg 212 (the Caledonia page) as being a carpenter.  Listed on pg 532 (the Carpenter & Builder page) as being from North Brownsville (a post village in the township of Caledonia, situated on the Thornapple River.) – North Brownsville is now known as Alaska.

IRS Tax Assessment List:  January 1864
Place:  Caledonia, Kent Co, Michigan

Birth of Daughter:  SEP 1866
Name:  Lucy Ellen Farnham

Directory:  1867-68
Place:  Michigan State Gazeteer and Business Directory
Note:  Listed in Caledonia and North Brownsville (Alaska) as being a carpenter.

Birth of Son 21 OCT 1869
Name:  Edgar L. Farnham
Place:  Caledonia, Kent Co, Michigan

1870 Census: 01 JUL 1870
Place: Caledonia, Kent Co, Michigan
Note: Wife, Mary, six children, and his mother are living in household.

1870 Census: 20 SEP 1870
Place: Alaska, Kent Co, Michigan
Note: 70 acres improved, 90 acres of woodland, $6,000 of farm, $300 of farm implements and machinery. 3 horses, 2 milk cows, 2 working oxen, 2 other cattle, 17 sheep, 2 swine, Value of all animals $640. 162 winter wheat, 75 Indian corn, 300 oats

1880 Census:  11 JUN 1880
Place:  Wayland, Allegan Co, Michigan
Note:  Wife, Mary, and three children are living in household.  Benjamin runs a sawmill.  Benjamin’s parents were born in Massachusetts.

1894 Census:  01 JUN 1894
Place:  Caledonia, Kent Co, Michigan
Note:  Wife, Mary, and son Edgar are also in household.

Death:  19 JAN 1897 Caledonia, Kent Co, Michigan
Note:  Death record ordered by son, Henry.

Burial:  22 JAN 1897  Unknown

Click here to see Parents:  Benjamin Farnum and Hulda Millard

Mary Towne

Birth: 18 AUG 1827  New York
Note:  Both of Mary’s parents were born in New York.  Date calculated from age at death.

Death:  05 DEC 1897  Caledonia Twp, Kent Co, Michigan
Note:  Died from Bright’s Disease.

Burial:  07 DEC 1897 Unknown

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