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Francis M. and William H. Farrow papers

 Collection — Folder: S452
Identifier: S0452

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed letters from Francis M. Farrow, William H. Farrow, and Capt. R. W. Harrison in Greenville, South Carolina [?] and Tennessee ranging from 1862 to 1864 regarding family matters, war life and official notice of William H. Farrow's death.


  • 1862-1864

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

William H. Farrow was born about 1842 to Thomas and Barbary Farrow. He was the 2nd of 5 children and is the brother of Francis M. Farrow. He married Sarah F. Blakemore on Dec. 15, 1861 in Boone County, Indiana. He served in Company G of the 116th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War and died Dec. 20, 1863, at Camp Nelson in Kentucky of typhoid. He is buried in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Information found within the collection.

"Farrow, William H.". 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/07/25.

"Farrow, William H.". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2014/07/25.

"Farrow, William H.". U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2014/07/25.

"Farrow, Wm.". U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts ad National Cemeteries, 1862-1960. Retrieved 2014/07/25.

Biographical Note

Francis Marion Farrow was born about 1846 to Thomas and Barbara [Barbary] Charles Farrow. He was the forth of five children and is the brother of William H. Farrow. He served as a private in Company F, of the 40th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers infantry. He mentions a brother, Henry. He died on November 25, 1863 in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the Battle at Missionary Ridge. He is buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga. His military pension was paid to his mother.

Information found within the collection.

"Farrow, Francis M.". 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/07/25.

"Farrow, Francis M.". U.S., Civil War Pensions Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Retrieved 2014/07/25.

"Farrow, Francis M.". U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2014/07/25.

"Farrow, Francis Marion." Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/07/25.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Jean Menger on 1967/07/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/07/25 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/25 by Edythe Huffman.
Francis M. and William H. Farrow papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.