Jacob FARRINGTON 1 2
- Born: 15 Jan 1795, Chatham, Albany Co, NY (later became Columbia Co.) 2 3 4
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth WOLF
- Died: 26 Aug 1862, Oneonta, Otsego Co, NY at age 67 2 5
- Buried: Riverside Cem, Oneonta, Otsego Co, NY
1830 NY CENSUS, Otsego Co, Milford: Jacob Farrington; 1 m. under 5; 1 m. 30-40; 2 f. under 5; 1 f. 5-10; 1 f. 30-40.
1840 NY CENSUS, Otsego, Oneonta town: Jacob "Farington": 2 m. 5-10; 1 m. 10-15; 1 m. 40-50; 1 f. under 5; 1 f. 10-15; 1 f. 40-50.
1850 NY CENSUS, Otsego Co., Oneonta town: Jacob "Ferrington", 45, farmer, $1500 real estate, b. NY; Elizabeth, 45, b. NY; Hiram, 16, farmer, b. NY; Mary E., 12, b. NY.
1860 NY CENSUS, Otsego Co., Oneonta town: Jacob Farrington, 65, farmer $2500 real estate, $455 personal property, b. NY: Elizabeth, 65, housekeeper, b. NY.
(Listed next to them on census was Jacob Farrington, Jr.)
BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW - Biographical Sketches of the Leading Citizens of Otsego County, New York, Boston, Biographical Review Publishing Co., 1893, p. 713-714:
Jacob Farrington, a retired merchant residing in Oneonta, where he has lived since 1858, was born in the town of Milford, Otsego County, April 4, 1831. He was a young boy when his parents settled on a farm in the town of Oneonta, not far from the village of Onconta, on the Susquehanna River. After the death of his father, he became the owner of the farm, which after some years he sold, and removed to the village. He was for twelve years a general merchant and afterwards a foundryman, carrying on this business for three years, when he was burned out. Since then he has lived for the most part retired from business, still owning, however, some good business property in the town. He has taken an active interest in local affairs, but has never held an office.
He is a son of Jacob Farrington, who was born in Chatham, Columbia Co, N.Y., and grandson of Ephraim Farrington, who was born in the same part of the State in 1794. The father of Ephraim Farrington was one of three brothers, who came from England to America prior to the Revolutionary War, and settled in the vicinity of Chatham, N.Y. The first members of this family who came to the vicinity of Chatham were farmers, but Ephraim had one brother who was a potter, having at one time carried on a large business in that line. Ephraim Farrington was brought up a farmer boy, and was married near Chatham to Miss Mary Wickham. Some years afterward, about 1805, he remove to Otsego County, and settled in the wilderness of the town of Milford, where he improved a farm, and on this farm both he and his wife died, he at the age of ninety-three, and she at the age of eighty-four. They were well known to their neighbors as excellent people, and kind to all. Jacob Farrington has a walking cane which was cut by his grandfather, Ephraim, and which he values very highly as a relic.
Jacob Farrington, the father of the subject of this sketch, was one of a family of seven children, five daughters and two sons, all but one of whom lived to be old men and women, one having been more than ninety-three, and another past eighty, at the time of their death. All are now deceased. Jacob grew up a farmer from the time he was nine years of age. After the death of his father he became the owner of a portion of the homestead. He also owned a tract of land adjoining, and upon this farm he lived until his removal to the town of Oneonta, where he followed farming until he was accidently killed, August 26, 1861, by the caving in of a heavy embankment while digging a ditch that was about twelve feet deep. His death was instantaneous. He was the father of five children, three of whom were girls. Four of these five children are still living. Mr. Farrington was an honest and upright man, and was highly esteemed. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. His wife survived him, and died in Oneonta at the home of her son, January 29, 1876, when eighty-one years of age. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Wolf, and she was born in the town of Oneonta, on what is known as the South Side, where she lived until her marriage. She was the daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Leopard) Wolf, the former of whom was born in Germany, and came to America with his parents when small. His father served as a Revolutionary soldier, and was taken prisoner by the Indians, carried into Canada by them, and with great difficulty made his escape. He returned to Fort Plain, N.Y., and in the latter part of the last century moved from the Mohawk Valley to Otsego County, secured a farm in the town of Onconta, and on this farm lived and died, as did also his wife, both when well advanced in years.
Jacob Farrington, the subject of this sketch, was the older of the two sons. - - - -
(Note: Ephraim Farrington's birthdate of 1794 must be incorrect. Could it be that this is actually the birthdate of his son Jacob?)
FIND A GRAVE - Riverside Cem, Oneonta, Otsega Co, NY:
Aug 26 1862
AD 67 y 7 m & 11 d
Jacob married Elizabeth WOLF, daughter of Jacob WOLF and Margaret LEOPARD. (Elizabeth WOLF was born on 20 Feb 1795 in Oneonta, Otsego Co, NY,2 3 4 died on 29 Jan 1876 in Oneonta, Otsego Co, NY 2 5 and was buried in Riverside Cem, Oneonta, Otsego Co, NY 5.)