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FARRIES, Robert, Sr.
(d.), b. Dumfries, Scot. 1802; d. Mar. 21st, 1885, age 83, came
to Canada with his family in 1843. In 1846 he set. in Eramosa, purchasing 100
acres, lot 2, con. 5. The family were farmers in Scot.; the father of Robert,
Sr. whose name was also Robert, farming 700 acres there. The late Robert, Sr.
m. Janet Patterson in 1833, who d. on Mar. 19th, 1883, age 69. Issue: Dr.
Robert, Jr., b. 1835, was educated at Rockwood Academy, Eramosa, and graduated
in N.Y. City; Dr. Adam b. 1838, was a surgeon in the U.S. Army during the Civil
War, and afterwards practised in Orange Co., N.Y.; Rev. Dr. Francis W., b.
1841, is a Pres. minister in North Carolina; Mary Ann, m. Rev. Wm. Caven,
Manitoba; Elizabeth Neilson, m. Rev. D. Strachan, Guelph; George b. 1846, is a
successful farmer at Paris Plains, Ont.; John, b. 1848, is a commission
merchant, Rockwood; Helen, Jane (d.); Matthew, b. 1852, and Mungo b. 1856, run
the old Eramosa homestead, and make a specialty of thoroughbred Shorthorns and
Clydesdale horses. In the latter they have taken many top prizes.
From: Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906
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