Alfred Farr born Blaenavon 1853 - UPDATED 22 June 2009
I am trying to find more information about Alfred Farr, born 1853 in Blaenavon, Monmouth, Wales - the son of Edward John Farr and Elizabeth Jane Evans (who were married 09 SEP 1852 in Pontypool). He supposedly was killed in the Zulu War (±1879) in Africa. Does anybody know anything about the Farr family or how to find information about those who served in the Zulu War? I have been unable to find any source online. Thank you for any assistance! UPDATE: I not only have found information on Alfred in "The Noble 24th" book but have also made contact with another of his direct descendants who has the actual medal given to his mother after his death in 1879.
Post Revised: 2009, Member logged in: 2021 Blaenavon, Monmouthshire
My name is James Farr.
My Farr lineage is from the Pontypool, Monmouth, Wales area:
1. William Farr (m) Catherine Williams
2. William Farr (m) Mary Edwards
3. Edward John Farr (m) Elizabeth Jane Evans (dau. of Enock Evans)
4. Thomas Charles Farr (m1) Eva Miller (m2) Lucy Evans
5. Albert Charles Farr (from m1) (m) Melinda Brown
6. Lynwood Albert Farr (m) Lura Annie Austin
7. James Bruce Farr
My Brown lineage is from the Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England area:
1. Henry Isaac Brown (m) Sarah Flower Hill (went by Turner because George Turner, b.1819, married her mother after she and her sister were born-whether he is the biological father not known)
2. Melinda Brown (m) Albert Charles Farr
3. Lynwood Albert Farr (m) Lura Annie Austin
4. James Bruce Farr
I am looking for the "missing links" for Farr, Brown, and Turner. There is a "Flower" link, because Sarah Flower Turner's middle name likely comes from her maternal grandmother, Mary Flower, who married Isaac Hill.
On my mother's side of the family are the surnames: Grindel/Grindell/Grindal, Austin, Benson, Blake, Snow, and Hopkins. Stephen Hopkins, who sailed on the Mayflower, and his daughter, Constant/Constance are my link to the Mayflower.
After gathering bits and pieces of information from the 1960s until now, I am now retired and have time to do some extensive research. Any information you would like to share would be greatly appreciated.
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