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NameWilliam (Will) Henry Farmer
Birth1842, Weakley County, Tennessee42,43,44,45,46
Death1884, Weakley County, Tennessee42
Burial1884, Martin Family Cemetery, Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee47,42
MilitaryPvt, Co H, 7th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States of America
OccupationFarmer48,49
ReligionBaptist
FatherJohn Flavil Farmer (~1801-1881)
MotherElizabeth E. Martin (1802-1871)
Spouses
Birth25 Feb 1853, Henry County, Tennessee50,51,49,21,52,53,42,54
Death7 Oct 1929, Fulton, Fulton County, Kentucky55,56
BurialMartin Family Cemetery, Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee47
OccupationHousewife
ReligionBaptist
FatherDavid Hampton Highfill (1825-1907)
MotherSarah H. McMichael (1829-1896)
Marriage8 Oct 1874, Weakley County, Tennessee57,54,41
ChildrenOscar Lee (1872-1925)
 Beverly Albert (1874-1965)
 infant son (Stillborn) (1877-1877)
 Ola M. (1879-1953)
 Cora Blanche (1879-1973)
 W. Ernest (1880-1924)
 Eron Estelle (Died as Child) (1882-1888)
Notes for William (Will) Henry Farmer
The tombstone at the Martin Family Cemetery, reads "William H. Farmer, 1842 - 1884". (Ref 1)

He was a member of the Dukedom, Tennessee Masonic Lodge No 169 F & A M. See e’paper archive in the genealogy folder.
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News Abstracts # 7
November 19, 1880 Dresden Democrat
LOCAL NEWS:

. . . . . . . . W.H. FARMER, announces he will run for Sheriff. Mr. FARMER is a resident of the 7th district. (Ref 2)
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Subject: [TNWEAKLE-L] Where did Ancestor Enlist-Civil War #1
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999
From: Diane103@aol.com
To: TNWEAKLE-L@rootsweb.com

This abstract is taken from:”Tennesseans in the Civil War”, Vol #1, Military Histories, by: Civil War Centennial Commission of TN

If your ancestor fought in the Civil War, and lived in Weakley Co, TN, he MOST LIKELY would have enlisted in any one of the following regiments:

WEAKLEY COUNTY (CONFEDERATE)

..7th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Company “H”
..22nd (Barteau’s) TN Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Company “H”
..4th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company “C”
..9th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company “G”
..15th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company “A”
..27th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company “H”
..31st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Companies “A”, “I”, and “K”
..33rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company “H”
..52nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company “E”

WEAKLEY COUNTY (FEDERAL)

..7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Companies “A”, “B”, “C” and “D”
These companies later became: 6th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Companies “I”, “K”, “L” and “M”.
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diane103@aol.,com
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Subject: [TNWEAKLE-L] Abstracts Addendum #11
Resent-Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999
Resent-From: TNWEAKLE-L@rootsweb.com
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999
From: martha smith <msmith@eosinc.com>
To: TNWEAKLE-L@rootsweb.com

ABSTRACT ADDENDUM #11
NOTE: This Newspaper is on the microfilm immediately following
December 30, 1881
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Friday, June 29, 1883 THE ENTERPRISE Dresden,Tennessee
Official Directory - County Officiers
Sheriff - J. A. COVINGTON
Deputies C. I. A. BRASFIELD, J. P. GIBBS
Coroner- Dr. Thos. EDWARDS
County Court Clerk - T. I. LITTLE
Circuit Court Clerk - J. G. ThOMASON
Register - B. B. EDWARDS
Trustee - Les HARRIS
Chancery Court Clerk - B.B. EDWARDS
Magistrates-
1. J. M. ALDERDICE, J. H. HENDERSON
2. W. J. BURCHARD, A. JOLLY
3. J. W. JOHNSON
4. R. W. ESKERIDGE, Robert REED
5. R. F. BOSWICK, T. M. BIGGS
6. G. W. NEWBERRY, H. L. WILKENS
7. J. A. PRESTWOOD, T. E. LOYD, W. H. FARMER, J. F. DENHAM, J. W. PARHAM
8. G. M. TERRY, J. T. TANSIL
9. J. C. LIPSCOMB, I. H. WARD
10. O. CHARLTON, J. H. FINCH, Jr.
11. A. M. SMITH, J. H. STIGLER
12. S. P. ALESANDER, J. M. SOMERS
13. C. J. WARD, C. H. WARD
14. W. M. HALL, H. W. WILSON
15. P. HOLT, J. R. MITCHELL
16. A. D. COCHRAN, W. R. CAPPS
17. T. M. LADD, W. C. CROFT
18. E. R. DENT, J. R. MILES
Town Directory- Mayor - T. E. LOYD
Recorder - Jno. McGLOTHLIN
Marshal - L. NANNY
Aldermen- J. P. GIBBS, W. L. TUCK
F. B. LOCKWOOD, C. D. WHITE,
R. B. SCOTT, J. F. DENHAM .

(These men were probably members of the County Court or the governing body of the county. At one time they were called magistrates. Now we call them commissioners. They approve the budget, etc.)
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Subject: Magistrate
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999
From: Harry C Alderdice <habealder@juno.com>
To: grfarmer@ix.netcom.com, TnWeakle-L@rootsweb.com
Bob
Magistrates were members of the County Court, which was the ruling body
of the counties in the early days of Tennessee. In most counties the
County Judge was the presiding officer over the court. There were two
magistrates from each district elected by the county as a whole and then
it was changed so each district elected their own magistrates. The
County Judge was elected county wide.

It was changed several years ago to the County Commission and each
district in most counties elect two commissioners and the County Judge
became the County Executive.

Esq. J. M. Alderdice, from the 1st District, was the brother of my
gg-grandfather Alexander "Alex" Alderdice.

Harry Alderdice
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Censuses

1850 Census
26 Oct 1850 Census, Tennessee, Weakley County, District 4, Household 155

Farmer, J. F..............48 M farmer VA
Farmer, Elizabeth.....48 F.............VA
Farmer, John............22 M farmer VA
Farmer, Richardson 20 M farmer VA
Farmer, Beverly.......18 M farmer VA
Farmer, Thomas......16 M farmer VA
Farmer, Albert..........11 M.............VA
Farmer, William......... 9 M.............TN
Farmer, Martha...........5 F............TN
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1860 Census
13 Jul 1860 Census, Tennessee, Weakley County, Civil District 7, Dresden Post Office, Page 28/157, Household 1138

Farmer, J. F..........58 M farmer Virginia
Farmer, Elizabeth 57 F..............Virginia
Farmer, John........30 M farmer Virginia
Farmer, Beverly...25 M farmer Virginia
Farmer, Albert......20 M.............Tennessee
Farmer, William....17 M.............Tennessee
Farmer, Martha....15 F..............Tennessee

13 Jul 1860 Census, Tennessee, Weakley County, Civil District 7, Dresden Post Office, Page 28/157, Household 1139
Farmer, R...............28 M farmer Virginia
Farmer, Elizabeth 23 F................Tennessee
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1870 Census
20 Jul 1870 Census, Tennessee, Weakley County, Civil District 7, Dresden Post Office, Page 28, Household 180

Farmer, J. F...............69 M W farmer................Virginia
Farmer, Elizabet E. ...68 F W keeping house....Virginia
Farmer, John B..........40 M W at home..............Tennessee
Farmer, William H......26 M W at home...............Tennessee
Farmer, Marg............45 F B domestic servant Virginia
Farmer, Paralee........10 F B domestic servant Tennessee
Farmer, Robert...........8 M B at home.................Tennessee
Farmer, Christopher 28 M B domestic servant Tennessee
Glass, James...........22 M B domestic servant Virginia
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1880 Census
8 Jun 1880 Census, Weakley County Tennessee, District 7, Enumeration District 170, Page 25, Household 144

Farmer, William H W M 37 Head farmer............TN VA VA
Farmer, Martha E..W F 27 Wife keeps house TN NC NC
Farmer, Oscar L....W M 7 Son.........................TN TN TN
Farmer, Beverly A W M 5 Son..........................TN TN TN
Farmer, Ola M........W F 3 Dau.........................TN TN TN
Farmer, Cora B.....,W F 1 Dau.........................TN TN TN
Jameson, John......W M 18 farm laborer..............TN TN TN
Cook, Moses C......W M 26 farm laborer..............TN TN TN
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Reference
(1) The Old Martin Family Cemetery is located in Weakley County, Tennessee between Martin and Dresden on Bible Union Road. Go southeast out of Martin, Tennessee on Highway 22 . At the intersection of Highway 45E & Highway 22 go 2.5 miles on Highway 22 to Latta Rd. Turn north on Latta Rd. to a cross road and turn right. Go to another cross road where you will find McClain's Chapel Cemetery. Behind McClain's Chapel Cemetery is the Martin Family Cemetery.

(2) MaryCarol’s Weakley County, Tennessee. Weakley County Genealogy & History, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnweakle/
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