FREDERICK FARMER, a prosperous resident of Steubenville township, was born in Ohio county, W. Va., August 12, 1843, son of Daniel and Lilly A. (Russell) Farmer. His grandfather was Frederick Farmer, a native of Maryland, and a saddler by trade, who followed that occupation for several years and then engaged in merchandise, and afterward in agriculture, which was his occupation at the time of his death, about the year 1844. Daniel Farmer received his early education at Wheeling, and then taking up the trade of a machinist, removed in 1857 to Mingo, having become a resident of Ohio in the previous year. He engaged in farming and followed that until he died, October 10, 1868. He was married about 1837 to Lilly A. Russell, daughter of John and Barbara Russell, natives of Ireland, who came to America about 1792, and settled in Pennsylvania, where Mr. Russell was engaged in milling. He died about the year 1847. He had four sons and one daughter, of whom three sons survive. Frederick Farmer, coming to this ocunty at the age of thirteen years, was reared in agricultural pursuits, in which he is still engaged. In this calling his industry and good management have met with deserved success. On November 12, 1865, he was married to Annis C. Scott, who was born April 12, 1845, daughter of William and Annis (Scott) Scott. Her father, a native of Pennsylvania, came to Ohio about 1834, and was married July 2, 1836, to the lady above named, who was a native of Steubenville township. He was a miller by trade, was afterward in merchandise, and died June 24, 1876. Mr. and Mrs. Farmer have had eight children: Mary A., Lilly A., Daniel, May A., William S., Effie J., Ada L., Walter F., of whom the last died October 31, 1884. Mrs. Farmer died June 19, 1884. Mr. Farmer is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Mingo Junction, and of the Good Templars.
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