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Col. Farr Harris Trammell

Male 1790 - 1868  (77 years)


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  • Name Farr Harris Trammell 
    Title Col. 
    Born 23 Jun 1790  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 02 Apr 1868  Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fredonia Cemetery, Fredonia, Chambers, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The grave is marked by a native stone without inscription according to Findagrave.
    Notes 
    • http://genforum.genealogy.com/trammell/messages/594.html

      Re: Farr Harris Trammell, Sr. (1790-1868) of GA>AL
      Posted by: Betty B. Johnson Date: March 02, 2000 at 15:16:02
      In Reply to: Farr Harris Trammell, Sr. (1790-1868) of GA>AL by William E. (Bill) Goss

      Notes from my book on Farr Harris Trammell: He was said to have been a Colonel in the Revolutionary War.

      The marriage of Farr Harris & Sarah Haygood 8-30-1812 Clarke Co. is listed in Marriage Book A 1805-1814 pg. H- Archives. Lt. 239th Dist. Co. Clarke Co. Ga. Enlisted 239th Dist. 9-1-1815. One record says they were married 20 Feb. 1812, Clarke Co. Ga. They lived for a time after their marriage in Clarke Co.; Farr Harris was a Civil Engineer in U.S. Army--war of 1812 under Generals Coffee and Jackson, participated in the Battles of Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans with the rank of Colonel. At the close of the war settled in Newton Co., Ga. Represented this county in the legislature, and in 1830's removed to Chambers Co., Alabama.

      He was Justice of the Peace in Clarke Co., Dist. #239 in 1813. He then went to Walton Co., Ga. and was sheriff of Walton Co. on 1819-20. In 1820 he, as commissioner, was to "view and mark out the nearest and most best rout" from Easley's Cowpens as far as the Gwinnett Co. Georgia line. From 7/13/1820-4/10/1822 he was a Colonel in the Ga. Militia of Walton Co. 42nd Regt., and thereafter was known as "Colonel". He was in Walton Co. for the census of 1820, and for a fee of $19. in the 1821 Land Lottery drew Lot 387, Sect 16, 202.5 acres of land in Henry Co., GA. In 1830 he was in Newton Co. and was assistant Director of the Census for Newton Co. and signed the census forms as the certifying officer. In the 1830's, possibly as early as 1832, he left Newton Co. and moved to the new Chambers Co., Al., recently orgaized from Indian lands with Mary (Dickerson) & John Trammell. Farr Harris Trammell was a man of considerable wealth, and a descendant in Al. told that he "freed more slaves than any other man in Chambers Co., except Asa Cox. Farr H. Trammell was head of a family of eight whites and sixteen slaves. The Civil War and conditions following the war hit him hard and he was now an old and sick man. In 1867-68 his property went into bankruptcy. Farr Harris and Sallie (Haygood) Trammell are buried at Fredonia, Chambers Co., but the graves are marked only with plain native stones; there is no inscription. They had 8 children: Pulaski Judge Trammell, b. 7 Feb 1814, d. 20 Oct 1901. m. Frances E. Cox. Mary Trammell, b. 7 Aug 1816, d. 19 Oct 1847. m. John L. Jordan. Irena Trammell, b. 18 Feb 1819, d. 26 Jun 1854. m. Thos. B. Bilbro. Appling Daniel Trammell, b. 25 Sept 1821, d. 1869. m. Margaret Stillwell. Farr Harris Trammell, Jr., b. 7 Oct 1825, d. 5 Nov 1895. m. Virginia Lee Stillwell. Thomas Benjamin Trammell, b. 8 Nov 1828, m. Mrs Nancy (Stillwell) Kellum. Warren Putnam Trammell, b. 28 Jan 1832, d. 2 May 1896. m. Artemesia Miller. Lovzinski Wolfe Trammell, 28 Nov 1837, d. 12 Sept 1910, m. (1) Frances E. Goldsmith, (2) Catherine Cornelia Walton. This family is well covered in Dr. McCleskey's Trammell Book. A Rebecca Trammell m. Mathew Coleman 11-16-1828 in Monroe Co. Ga.--the only other Trammell marriage listed there. Could she be a daughter? Listed in "Ga. DAR" bk pg. 20.

      Census,1850 Chambers Co., AL.,
      Farr H. Trammell 59, farmer with realty falued at $5,648.00 and the slave schedule showed that he owned 25 slaves but that one of these, a five your old gir., had excaped beyond the borders of the state, presumably maning that she had been carried away via the underground railroad. His wife was Sarah (55) and the children:
      Farr J. 25 farmer GA
      Thomas P. 22 farmer GA
      Warren J. 18 student GA
      Lovenski Woolf 11 AL.
      Adolphus Jordan 5 (was a grandson)

      1855 Chambers co., AL, census: 2 white males under 21, 3 white males over 21, 1 white female 21+, 6 total whites, 35 slaves, 41 total inhabitants.

      1860 Chambers Co.Ala. Census H446 Farr H. Trammell 70 M Farmer R $2,000 p $25,000 Ga. Sarah Trammell 65F Ga. Lovzinski W. 22M Overseer Al. Adolphus Jordan 15M School
    Person ID I1409  Dickinson
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2011 

    Father Thomas Trammell,   b. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1823, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Turner,   b. 1757, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1851, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 1775  Union District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F0154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Haygood,   b. 17 Nov 1795,   d. 27 Jun 1868, Fredonia, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1812  Clarke County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Pulaski Judge Trammell,   b. 07 Feb 1814, Clarke County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1901, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Mary Trammell,   b. 07 Aug 1816, Clarke County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1847, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. Irene Jane Trammell,   b. 17 Feb 1819, Clarke County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1854, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     4. Appling Daniel Trammell,   b. 25 Sep 1821, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     5. Farr Harris Trammell,   b. 07 Oct 1825, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1895, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Thomas Benjamin Trammell,   b. 08 Nov 1828, Newton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Warren Putnam Trammell,   b. 28 Jan 1832, Newton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1896, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. Lovezinski Wolfe Trammell,   b. 28 Nov 1837, Newton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1910, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F0441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Trammell, Thomas and Mary Turner
    Trammell, Thomas and Mary Turner
    Children Births

  • Sources 
    1. [S036160] South Carolina Marriages, 1641-1965, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).
      Online publication - Hunting For Bears, comp.. South Carolina Marriages, 1641-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - South Carolina marriage information taken from various sources. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.

    2. [S036160] South Carolina Marriages, 1641-1965, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Source: Georgia Genealogical Magazine, No. 3.

    3. [S007817] Georgia Marriages to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997).