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David FARMER
Catharine EDWARDS
Husband:  David FARMER
Birth:  12 Jan 1788, VA
Death:  16 Jan 1862, Grayson Co., VA
Occupation:  farmer
Military Service:  War of 1812 (7 Aug 1814 - 9 Feb 1815):  Lieut., Capt. Trunbull's Rgmt., VA Militia
Marriage:  Nov 1813, Ashe Co., NC
Wife:  Catharine EDWARDS
Birth:  1 Apr 1797, Ashe Co., NC
Death:  29 Sep 1893, Grayson Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Event:  Pension Application:  17 May 1879, Grayson Co., VA
Children born in Grayson Co., VA:
  1.  Ahart FARMER, b. 29 Mar 1817
  2.  Alford Wilson FARMER, b. 1 Apr 1819
  3.  Elizabeth FARMER, b. 13 Dec 1822; d. 1827
  4.  Henry FARMER, b. 26 Feb 1825; m. Nancy ROOP; had son, Wiley FARMER
  5.  Rosemond FARMER, b. 3 May 1827
  6.  Nancy FARMER, b. 19 Jun 1829
  7.  Andrew FARMER, b. 2 Jun 1831; d. bef. 1840?
  8.  David FARMER, Jr., b. 19 Oct 1833
  9.  Lucinda FARMER, b. 23 Jan 1836
10.  Calvin FARMER, b. 7 Jan 1839
11.  Isaac FARMER, b. 3 Mar 1843
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina, Virginia

Sources (n.b., Ashe Co., NC, is just across the state line from Grayson Co., VA):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 13 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 VA Grayson Co. Roll M33_131 p. 47/246 Ln. 11 Farmer David 200010-00300-0-100 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Alford (b. 1819)
= Ahart (b. 1817)
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = David (b. 1788)
3 females 16-25 1794-1804 = Catharine (b. 1797)
= ?
= ?
1 person engaged in agriculture

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25-26 of 86 list is roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 VA Grayson Co. Roll M19_190 p. 256B-257A Ln. 5 Farmer David 120 001 - 200 011 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Henry (b. 1825)
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 = Alford (b. 1819)
= Ahart (b. 1817)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = David (b. 1788)
2 females 4 or under 1825-1830 = Nancy (b. 1829)
= Rosamond (b. 1827)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = ?
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Catharine (b. 1797)

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #91-92 of 110; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 VA Grayson Co. Roll 555 pp. 317B-318A Ln. 23 Davis Farmer 110 000 010 - 102 100 100 no slaves 0200000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Calvin (b. 1838/9)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = David Jr. (b. 1833/4)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = David (b. 1788)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Lucinda (b. 1835/6)
2 females 10-14 1825-1830 = Nancy (b. 1829)
= Rosamond (b. 1827)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Catharine (b. 1797) 
1 person employed in agriculture

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #66 of 148):  Grayson Co., VA, Roll M432_947, p. 191B, 448/448, enumerated 28 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
David Farmer 52 M   Farmer 511 Va
Catharine Farmer 53 F       NC
David Farmer 16 M   Labourer   Va
Lucinda Farmer 14 F       Do
Calvin Farmer 11 M       Do
Isaac Farmer  7 M       Do
Catharine is an amazing age to have a son 7 years old.  Is he really her son? 

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #55-56 of 78):  Hilton P.O., South Eastern Dist., Ashe Co., NC, Roll M653_887, pp. 386A/771, PN 159-160, 1150/1150, enumerated 27 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
David Farmer 75 M   Farmer     Virginia
Catharine 65 F         N Carolina
Calvin 22 M         Virginia
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Isaac Farmer 16 M         Virginia
Pheby Boston 45 F         "

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Catharine.

8.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Catharine.

9.  David and Catherine Farmer War of 1812 Pension Application (online at Jeffrey Weaver's New River Notes site).  In the application is a list of her children from her family bible, with birthdates.  Note that Ahart does not have first name Thomas.

10.  Catherine Farmer Will (online at Jeffrey Weaver's New River Notes site).

11.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

12.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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