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David FARMER, Jr.
Rhoda Ann PHELPS
Elizabeth Jane ROBINSON
Husband:  David FARMER, Jr.
Birth:  Nov 1831/33, VA
Death:  1913, Elmira Twp., Stark Co., IL
Disposition:  Osceola Cemetery, Elmira Twp., Laurel Co., KY
Occupation:  farmer
Military Service:  Civil War:  Pvt., Co., K, 51st Rgmt. Virginia Infantry
Father:  David FARMER
Mother:  Catharine EDWARDS
Marriage-1:  16 Mar 1851, Ashe Co., NC
Divorce (for his adultery):  20 Apr 1882
Wife-1:  Rhoda Ann PHELPS
Birth:  1828, Grayson Co., VA
Death:  aft. 1882
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Unknown
Mother:  Sarah PHELPS
Stepfather:  Ahart FARMER
Marriage-2: 
Wife-2:  Elizabeth "Eliza" Jane ROBINSON
Birth:  25 Nov 1849, Laurel Co., KY
Death:  2 Jan 1935, Elmira Twp., Stark Co., IL
Disposition:  buried 5 Jan 1935, Osceola Cemetery, Elmira Twp., Laurel Co., KY
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. James Harvey HODGE
Father:  [John?] Charles ROBINSON
Mother:  Mary Ann YEAGER
Children with Rhoda Ann PHELPS born in VA:
1.  Louis / Lewis [H. or Freel] FARMER, b. 16 Mar 1852; m. Jennetta Ellen TRENT (1854-1901)
2.  Stephen W. FARMER, b. ca. 1854
3.  Johnson FARMER, b. 15 Oct 1856
Children with Elizabeth Jane ROBINSON:
4.  Cordelia FARMER, b. 19 Sep 1886, VA
5.  Lloyd FARMER, b. Mar 1889, IL
6.  Bruce FARMER, b. 30 Jan 1892, IL; d. 1916; bur. Osceola Cem.
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.  North Carolina Marriages, 1759/1762-1979 (online at familysearch.org):
Groom's Name: David Farmer
Bride's Name: Rody Ann Phelps
Marriage Date: 16 Mar 1851
Marriage Place: Ashe, North Carolina
Source Film: 6330296
Digital Folder Number: 004364794

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  David FARMER (æ 16, b. VA) is living in Grayson Co., VA, with his parents (q.v.).  Rhoda FARMER (æ 22, b. VA) is living in Grayson Co., VA, with her mother, Sarah (PHELPS) FARMER, and stepfather, Ahart FARMER (q.v.).

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #113-114 of 196 indexed "Farner"):  Independence P.O., Grayson Co., VA, Roll M653_1348, pp. 113-114, PN 113-114, 864/826, enumerated 28/29 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
David Farmer 29 M   Laborer   25 Va
Rhoda    " 32 F         Va
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Lewis H Farmer  8 M         Va
Stephen W  "  ? M         Va
Johnson    "  4 M         Va

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find David or Rhoda or their children.  Eliza J. HODGE (æ 21, b. KY) is living in Laurel Co., KY, with her daughter and widowed mother (q.v.).

5a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #30 of 47):  Wilson Dist., Grayson Co., VA, Roll 1368, p. 394B, PN 30, SD 5, ED 37, 222/242, enumerated 17 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 11 13 22 23 24 25 26
222 242 Hodge Jane W F 29     / Keeping house / / KY VA KY
    _____ Cynthia W F 12 Dau /     / / KY VA KY
    _____ Wilburn W M  7 Son /         VA VA KY
    Farmer David W M 46 Boarder   ?       VA VA VA
I don't know what the letter/symbol is in Column 11 for David. 

5b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 64):  Elk Creek Dist., Grayson Co., VA, Roll 1368, p. 355C, PN 15, SD 5, ED 36, 129/131, enumerated 9 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 20 22 23 24 25 26
129 131 Farmer Lewis W M 26   / Farm Laborer   / / NC NC (NC)
    ______ Ellen W F 25 Wife / Keeping House       VA VA VA
    ______ Rhoda W F 48 Mother / "      " / / / VA (VA) VA

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 18):  Elmira Twp., Stark Co., IL, Roll 345, p. 6B, SN 6, SD 4, ED 129, enumerated 21 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
124 123 Farmer David Head W M Nov 1833 66 M 26     VA VA VA Farmer 0 Y Y Y O F F 104
    ______ Jane Wife W F Nov 1850 49 M 26 9 5 KY VA VA     Y Y Y        
    ______ Cordilia Dau W F Sep 1886 13 S       VA VA KY     Y Y Y        
    ______ Loyd Son W M Mar 1889 11 S       IL VA KY     Y Y Y        
    ______ Bruce Son W M Jan 1892  8 S       IL VA KY     Y Y Y        
They can't have been married more than 20 years (see 1880 census), but the years may represent when they started living together.

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 19):  Elmira Twp., Stark Co., IL, Roll T624_323, p. 207A, SN 6A, SD 7, ED 120, enumerated 27/28 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29
106 108 Farmer David Head M W 76 M1 34     VA VA VA Eng Farmer   OA     Y Y O F F 69
    ______ Liza J Wife F W 59 M1 34 9 5 KY VA VA Eng None         Y Y        
    ______ Bruce Son M W 18 S       IL VA KY Eng Farm Laborer Works Out W N 0 Y Y        

9.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 16):  Village of Osceola, Elmira Twp., Stark Co., IL, Roll T625_409, p. 7A, SN 7A, SD 8, ED 147, enumerated 26 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26
X 152 153 Farmer Eliza J Head O F F W 69 Wd Y Y KY NC VA Y None
Plus two presumed tenants not extracted.

10.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 15):  Village of Osceola, Elmira Twp., Stark Co., IL, Roll 562, p. 6B, SN 6B, ED 88-1, SD 14, enumerated 16 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 24 25
146 149 Farmer E Jane Head O 700 N F W 79 Wd N Y KY NC KY Y None

11a.  Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950 (online at the Illinois State Archives web site):
Last Name First Name Middle Name Sex/Race Age Cert# Death Date County City Date Filed
FARMER EIZA (sic) JANE F/W Y-85 3664 1935-01-02 Stark Elmira Twp  

11b.  Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Eliza Jane Farmer
[Eliza Jane Robinson]
Birth Date: 25 Nov 1849
Birth Place: Laurel Co, KY
Death Date: 2 Jan 1935
Death Place: Elmira, Stark, Illinois
Burial Date: 5 Jan 1935
Burial Place: Elmira, Stark, Illinois
Cemetery Name: Oaceola (sic)
Death Age | Race: 85 | White
Occupation: At Home
Gender | Marital Status: Female | W
Father Name: John Robinson
Spouse Name: David Farmer
FHL Film Number: 1753858

12a.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (patron submission(s); online at findagrave.com):
Name: David Farmer E. Jane Robinson Farmer Bruce Farmer
Birth: 1833 1849 1892
Death: 1913 1934 1916
Cemeter: Osceola Cemetery, Elmira, Stark Co., IL
Plot: B44 B43 B42
Contributor: EllieKB Betty Betty
Memorial #: 78284754 10509213 10509191

12b.  Find-a-Grave: Tombstone Images (patrom submission(s);online at findagrave.com):
DAVID
1833 Father 1913
JANE
1849 Mother 1934
FARMER

13.  American Civil War Soldiers.  Historical Data Systems, Kingston, MA (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: David Farmer
Residence: Grayson County, Virginia
Enlistment Date: 31 Mar 1862
Enlistment Place: Independence, Virginia
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Virginia
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 31 March 1862.
Enlisted in Company K, 51st Infantry Regiment on 31 Mar 1862.
Height: 5'8"
Eye Color: grey
Hair Color: dark
Complexion: sallow

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

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

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