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From: "Brent Cantrell" <>
Subject: [TNCANNON] Phillips/Farler
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 12:30:53 -0500
I've been investigating Patton Farley/Farler in an attempt to locate the
parents of my ggg grandmother Letty Farley who married Tom Prater.
First, the Farler/Philips marriage license says "Miss Nancy Philips" which
strongly indicates that she this was her first marriage, though she was
about 40 at time of marriage.
Patton's last name is "Farley" in the earliest land records in 1831 and
"Farly" in 1834. Patton "Farler" and John Farler are living next to one
another in 1840. Patton's first wife is apparently still alive in 1840.
In 1841 there is this interesting item in the court record: "This day
reported to court an Inquest Held by them over the dead body of an Infant
child at the house of Patton Farles on the 6th day of March 1841 -- report
upon their oath that the said Infant came to its death by the visitation of
God and not otherwise -- And whereupon the following justies being present
Martin L. Prater
David D. Hipp
James Mears Esqrs."
Patton Farler married Miss Nancy Philips on 2 Feb 1844. R. Fowler was the
clerk and made the entry. This would indicate that Patton's last name was
NOT "Fowler" otherwise the clerk would likely have spelled it the same as
his own name.
In 1850 Patton Farler and Nancy are on the census. Also that year Patton
Farler transfers 75 acres of land to John Farler.
In 1854 Patton is on the tax list in the 13th Civil District in Warren
County (just across the county line in the old Davenport area)
also in 1854 Patton Farler receives a small land grant in the same area of
In 1860 Patton and Nancy Farler are in the Census in Warren County and a Jno
Philips, 27, Laborer is living with them.
Patton and John were born in Kentucky and may be the sons of Clay Farley and
Lettice "Letty" McCarthy of Barren County Kentucky. Letty's grandmother was
Also in Jan 1826 a Clay Farley owned 20 acres in on the "headwaters of the
Stones River" in Warren County, Tenn. This may be Clay Farley, Sr or it may
be Clay Farley, Jr.
If anyone knows more about this family please sontact me.
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