Fargo Family Genealogy
Fargo Family Genealogy

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1. Jacent Fargo - was born about 1622 in France.



Jacent - sailed from Lyons, France to Sydney, Wales about 1662 with his wife and family. Known then as JACENTZ FARGEAU.
 
Both Angeline Fargo, who married Smith Bibbins, and William George Fargo who founded Wells, Fargo are descended from Jacent through his son Moses Fargo. (Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Robert Fargo was born about 1640.
ii.  Jacent Fargo Jr.
iii.  Aaron Fargo was born about 1645 and died about 1698 .

Aaron - sailed from Wales to Conn. with his brother Moses. He left his estate to his family - 2 sons and a daughter.
iv.  Moses Fargo was born in 1649 in Sidney, Wales and died on 11 Aug 1732 in Montville, New London, Conn. . See #2. below.
v.  Anna Fargo
vi.  Eunice Fargo
----- Second Generation -----
2. Moses Fargo - was born in 1649 in Sidney, Wales and died on 11 Aug 1732 in Montville, New London, Conn. . He was the son of Jacent Fargo.
Moses married Sarah.

Moses - emigrated from Wales to America in 1668 on a vessel called "Armenia" and landed in what is now Norwich, Conn. where they soon came into possession of a tract of land. They were men of energy, thrift and foresight, and in consequence amassed wealth and secured themselves an extensive influence in business and social circles.
 
Moses was granted a house in New London, Conn. in 1680. In 1690, he was in Norwich and in 1694 was granted land "on a hill above the rock where the house stands". In 1722 he appears among the inhabitants of the North Parish of New London in what is now Montville, Conn.
 
12-18-1679 Town Meeting, New London, Conn

     
    Moses Fergoes requests a small parcel of land to build a house ? and shop and a small herbe garden on that ground that lies near the mill bridge over against the upper end of Mr Pyrams lott, which is granted on condition that he build on the same and reside thereon five or six years.

 
Moses was the common ancestor of Angeline Fargo who married Smith Bibbins and William George Fargo who founded Wells Fargo.

email from: Jeff Fargo June 2008

 
My name is Jeff Fargo. I am a descendant of Moses Fargo and our line is that of his son Aaron. First, thank you so much for the Fargo genealogical information. Our’s had been lost for years prior to 1850. There are two clarifications that I suggest for the early information in ‘Our Folk’. First the city in Wales where the Fargo family landed after leaving France is listed as Sydney. There is no town in Wales of that name (or Sidney) in any of the records that I have seen. I believe, but cannot substantiate that the name of the town was Lydney, England. Lydney was a port that saw much ship traffic from the continent. The written ‘L’ and ‘S’ of that day was very similar and Lydney would have been a logical destination for ship traffic from France. It is also adjacent to Wales where it is reported that Jacent and his family settled. The second potential error is in the name of the ship that Moses and Aaron Fargo took passage on from Wales to New London, Connecticut. It is listed as ‘Armenia’. I always thought that was a strange name for a ship that was likely built in England. A few years ago I was examining information on French Huguenots (Jacent was a Huguenot) and their religious beliefs. Many of the Huguenots leaving France at the time that Jacent left followed the theology of Jacobus Arminias. They were referred to as ‘Arminians’. Later this theology became the basis for the modern Methodist church. As far back as Dr. Samuel Fargo we know that the Fargos were members of the Methodist Church and very devout. Thus, I submit that the vessel that carried Moses and Aaron Fargo to the New World was most likely ‘Arminia’ or the ‘Arminian’. Although I cannot provide proper documentation for my comments I submit them for your interest.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Sarah Fargo was born on 19 Jun 1680 in New London, Conn..
ii.  Mary Fargo was born on 6 Jun 1681 in New London, Conn..
iii.  Ann Fargo was born on 2 Mar 1684 in New London, Conn..
iv.  Patience Fargo was born on 9 May 1688 in New London, Conn..

Patience - married Stephen Maples.
v.  Moses Fargo Jr. was born on 9 Apr 1691 in New London, Conn. and died on 10 Sep 1728 in Montville Village (New London) Connecticut Colony . See #3. below.
vi.  Ralph Fargo was born on 18 Aug 1693. See #4. below.
vii.  Robert Fargo Sr. was born on 30 Sep 1696 in Norwich, New London, CT and died on 12 Dec 1755 in Montville, New London, CT . See #5. below.
viii.  Thomas Fargo was born on 9 Nov 1699.

Thomas - listed in DAR Index - Pvt from Conn. Married Mary Nobles
ix.  Aaron Fargo was born on 9 Dec 1702 in Norwich, New London, Ct and died on 9 Nov 1782 in Norwich, New London, Ct . See #6. below.
----- Third Generation -----
3. Moses Fargo Jr. - was born on 9 Apr 1691 in New London, Conn. and died on 10 Sep 1728 in Montville Village (New London) Connecticut Colony . He was the son of Moses Fargo.
Moses married Elizabeth Camp. Elizabeth was born in 1696 in New London Village (New London) Connecticut Colony. (Sources: - 2) (Sources: - 3 - 2)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Jabez Fargo (Sources: - 3)
ii.  Samuel Fargo See #7. below.
iii.  Moses Fargo III was born in 1715 in Norwich Village (New London) Connecticut Colony. (Sources: - 2)
4. Ralph Fargo - was born on 18 Aug 1693. He is the son of Moses Fargo.



Ralph - By process of deduction, it is believed that Ralph was the son of Moses from whom William George Fargo was descended.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William Fargo was born about 1735 in New London, Conn.. See #8. below.
5. Robert Fargo Sr. - was born on 30 Sep 1696 in Norwich, New London, CT and died on 12 Dec 1755 in Montville, New London, CT . He was the son of Moses Fargo.
Robert married Sarah Camp on 22 Jul 1724 in New London, Conn.. Sarah was born in 1700 in New London, CT. She was the daughter of William Camp and Elizabeth Smith. She died on 11 Dec 1755 in Montville, New London, CT .

Sarah -

From the "Diary of Joshua Hempstead"
12-12-1755 The wife of Robert Fargo died last night.
12-13-1755 Buried Robert Fargo's wife.


Robert - married, settled in Montville near the site of the "Old Palmer Church" (From "A History of Montville" - Fargo Families Chapter) (Sources: - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Robert Fargo Jr was born about 1725 in Montville, New London, Conn and died on 10 Apr 1794 in Montville, New London, Conn and was buried in Montville, Conn . See #9. below.
ii.  Moses Fargo was born in 1730 in Conn and died in 1810 and was buried in Chestnut Hill Cmty . See #10. below.
iii.  Joshua Fargo

Joshua - Married Mary Bliss the daughter of Pelatiah Bliss.
iv.  Daniel Fargo

Daniel - Married Hannah Bishop in 1782, daughter of Eleazer Bishop. Had a son, Daniel.
v.  Jason Fargo

Jason - Married Lucy
vi.  Lucretia Fargo was born about 1736.

Lucretia - Married Daniel Bolles.
6. Aaron Fargo - was born on 9 Dec 1702 in Norwich, New London, Ct and died on 9 Nov 1782 in Norwich, New London, Ct . He was the son of Moses Fargo.
Aaron married Sarah Stoddard. Sarah was born Jan 1704/1705. She died on 7 Dec 1780 in Norwich, New London, Ct . (Sources: - 5 (Robins Family by Robin McNees Ellis) )

Aaron -
 
Aaron Jr is listed in DAR index as a private in the Rev. War. (Sources: - 5 (Robins Family by Robin McNees Ellis. She got her data from eecoad.ged) - 6)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Aaron Fargo Jr was born on 5 Feb 1726/1727 in New London Village (New London) Connecticut Colony and died on 3 Mar 1815 . See #11. below.
ii.  Phebe Fargo
iii.  Ichabod Fargo was born on 12 Aug 1731 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
iv.  Jabez Fargo was born on 15 Nov 1733 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
v.  Jason Fargo was born on 20 Oct 1735 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
vi.  Daniel Fargo was born on 24 Oct 1737 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
Daniel married Elixabeth Kelley. (Sources: - 6)
vii.  Elisha Fargo was born on 18 Oct 1739 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
viii.  Sarah Fargo was born on 1 Oct 1741 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
ix.  Phebe Fargo was born on 7 Aug 1744 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
x.  Smauel Fargo was born on 20 Nov 1745 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
----- Fourth Generation -----
7. Samuel Fargo - He is the son of Moses Fargo Jr. and Elizabeth Camp.
Samuel married Mary. Mary was born in 1712/1713. She died on 10 Feb 1803 . (Sources: - 3)

Samuel -

Fargo Family in

 
West street is located on the old Tyringham road. Most of the citizens now, and nearly all the first settlers, were good, substantial farmers. This precinct formerly embraced Chestnut Hill, which was set off to Monterey a few years since. The Fargos, Jabez, Samuel, Moses and Ezekiel, settled in that section; also Aaron Heath.
 
Samuel Fargo, sen. came from New London, Conn., was a shoemaker, then farmer. He had seven children. Samuel Fargo, jr., born September 1st, 1779, was married January 30th, 1822, to Eliza Buel. He engaged in mercantile pursuits, first in Monterey, next in Tyringham, and in 1855 moved to Dixon, Ill., and is still living. Two of his sons, Edward and James B., are in Dixon, Ill. Charles H. and Samuel W. are in Chicago. All of them are manufacturers and dealers in boots and shoes, and do a business exceeding $1,000,000 annually. All of these families are of unquestionable reputation and highly responsable.
 
(In Beers, History of Berkshire County, Massachusetts . . ., Volume II, New York: 1885, p. 524 )
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Jabez Fargo
ii.  Samuel Fargo
iii.  Moses Fargo
iv.  Ezekiel Fargo was born in 1751 in New London, CT and died on 6 Aug 1835 in Columbia County, New York and was buried in Chestnut Hill Cmty . See #12. below.
8. William Fargo - was born about 1735 in New London, Conn.. He is the son of Ralph Fargo.



William - Great Grandfather of W.G. Fargo of Wells-Fargo.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William Fargo Jr. was born about 1757 in New London, Conn. and died on 14 Oct 1801 in Montville, Conn. . See #13. below.
ii.  Samuel Fargo was born in 1761 and died on 27 Feb 1846 .

Samuel - Married Hannah Caulkins. Pvt in Rev war. (DAR Index)
iii.  Sally Fargo was born about 1765.

Sally - Married John Ames. They went to Plymouth NY in 1807.
iv.  Annie Fargo

Annie - Married James Chappell. Her daughter married a Mr. Strong, and their daughter, Stacy, Married William C. Fargo.
v.  Elizabeth Fargo died in Lyme, Conn. .
vi.  Hannah Fargo died in Lyme, Conn. .

Hannah - Never married
9. Robert Fargo Jr - was born about 1725 in Montville, New London, Conn and died on 10 Apr 1794 in Montville, New London, Conn and was buried in Montville, Conn . He was the son of Robert Fargo Sr. and Sarah Camp.
Robert married Prudence Stanton on 1 Jul 1756 in New London, Conn.. Prudence was born about 1734. She was the daughter of Thomas Stanton. She died on 19 Jul 1818 and was buried in Montville, Conn .

Robert - He was called Elder, and was a Baptist Preacher in the old Morse Church, (later called the Elder Palmer Church)
 
On a tombstone erected to the memory of a son of that great grandfather in the cemetery in the town of Montville, Conn., (New London Co.) is the following:

     
    "Deacon Robert Fargo Died April 10th 1794 Ages 69 years". Hence he was born in the year 1725. He resided in the Town of Montville, was a farmer by occupation and Deacon of the Rev. Reuben Pulver (or Pulwers) Baptist Church, Montville... He had one brother and one sister."


email from Jon von Briesen - May 2009

 
I have a correction to the Fargo information at your website. Deacon Robert Fargo (Jr.), his wife Prudence (nee Stanton), Stanton Fargo (son of the preceding couple), and Fanny Fargo (nee Comstock) are buried NOT in Colchester, but in Montville. Perhaps the original confusion arose; as, the burial ground is a bit off of Old Colchester Rd. The inventory I found for this burial ground at the Raymond Library, in Montville, calls it the "Congdon-Street Cemetery." Rev. Reuben Palmer is buried here. The location of the Palmer Ch. is not known. However; it is suggested that this burial ground may well have been the churchyard for that church. Many of the burials are for members of the congregation. The Fargo homestead, if the History of Montville (Baker) is to be believed, must have been in this vicinity, as well. The cemetery is at the back of a small, well-kept mobile home park; and, it is now on the edge of a new development of homes. The stone wall is often topped with enormous slabs of granite, likely requiring several hands and backs for placement. Deacon Robt's stone may be the oldest in the place. It is the only one I saw that had a winged angel/soul figure in the top arch. The rest mostly bore the weeping willow motif. All four Fargo burials have head and foot stones. The older two, alas, are difficult to read, these days. I have the text of the inscriptions somewhere.
(Sources: - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Sarah Fargo was born on 25 Apr 1757 in New London, Conn..
ii.  Amy Fargo was born on 13 Sep 1758 in New London, Conn..
iii.  Nehemiah Fargo was born on 10 Jan 1764 in Bozrah, Conn. and died on 13 Oct 1828 in Warsaw, Ny and was buried in Warsaw Village Pioneer Cemetery . See #14. below.
iv.  Moses Fargo was born about 1760 in New London, Conn..

Moses - Moved to Sandisfield, Mass.
v.  Mary Fargo was born about 1762 in New London, Conn..

Mary - married Mathew Turner.
vi.  Stanton Fargo was born about 1764 in New London, Conn and was buried in Montville, Conn .

Stanton - married Fanny Comstock daughter of Elisha Comstock. Farmer - occupied the old Fargo homestead in Montville. 10 children.
vii.  Robert Fargo III was born on 28 Nov 1766 in Montville, New London Co, Ct. and died on 23 Jun 1849 in Stafford, NY and was buried in East Bethany Cmty, NY . See #15. below.
10. Moses Fargo - was born in 1730 in Conn and died in 1810 and was buried in Chestnut Hill Cmty . He was the son of Robert Fargo Sr. and Sarah Camp.
Moses married Mary Turner on 14 Feb 1762 in Montville, CT. Mary was born on 27 Apr 1740 in New London, CT. She died on 28 Jun 1806 and was buried in Chestnut Hill Cmty . (Sources: - 7)

Moses - married Mary Turner the daughter of Thomas Turner. Four children - Jabez, Samuel, Moses and Thomas. Sgt in Rev. War - DAR Index. (Sources: - 1 - 7)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Jabez Fargo was born on 27 Jan 1763 and died on 16 Jan 1832 .

Jabez - married Lucy Sandisfield - 4 children, Elizabeth, Turner, Anna and Lucy. (Sources: - 1)
ii.  Samuel Fargo was born on 6 Nov 1765 and died on 15 Oct 1815 and was buried in Chestnut Hill Cmty .

Samuel - married Eunice Sandisfield. 7 children, Sally, Lucinda, Samuel, Eunice, Lucretia, Franklin and Albert. (Sources: - 1 - 7)
iii.  Moses Fargo Jr was born on 17 Sep 1767 and died on 8 Oct 1848 and was buried in Chestnut Hill Cmty .

Moses - married Marcy Sanidsfield. 7 children, Marcy, Daniel, Synthia, Isaac, Lyman and Moses. (Sources: - 1 - 7)
iv.  Thomas Turner Fargo was born on 19 May 1769.

Thomas - married Ann Mercy Comstock. 1 child, Robert Fargo, b 22 Jun 1796 in Tyringham,Berkshire,Massachusetts (Sources: - 1)
11. Aaron Fargo Jr - was born on 5 Feb 1726/1727 in New London Village (New London) Connecticut Colony and died on 3 Mar 1815 . He was the son of Aaron Fargo and Sarah Stoddard.
Aaron married Elizabeth Reed on 5 Feb 1726/1727 in Norwich Village (New London) Connecticut Colony. (Sources: - 8) (Sources: - 8)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Jabez Fargo was born on 17 Aug 1761 in New London Village (New London) Connecticut Colony. See #16. below.
----- Fifth Generation -----
12. Ezekiel Fargo - was born in 1751 in New London, CT and died on 6 Aug 1835 in Columbia County, New York and was buried in Chestnut Hill Cmty . He was the son of Samuel Fargo.
Ezekiel married Temperance. Temperance was born in 1751. She died on 27 Aug 1830 and was buried in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Monterey .

Temperance -

Headstone Inscription
TEMPERANCE.
wife of Ezekiel Fargo.
died Aug. 27, 1830.
aged 80 years.
Here lies a wife and mother dear :
With those? her virtuous train :
Inclos’d in this small spot appear :
Till we shall meet again :
Resources: fargo_headstones.htm
(Sources: - 3)

Ezekiel - was a farmer and moved from New London, Ct to Sandisfiel, Ma. Enlisted May 10, 1775 and was discharged Nov 13, 1775 - Sixth Regiment under Col. Parsons, Continental Regiment, Fifth Company, and was a private.

Headstone Inscription
In Memory of EZEKIEL FARGO
Who died August 6th 1835
aged 84 years.
Come friends & neighbors as you pass me by
You may behold about and see me lie
I was thus smitten with the stroke of death
And sudenly(sic) resigned my vital breath.
I bid adieu to friends and children dear
And go to meet the God I then did fear
To? worship him in praise of love divine
May? his throne of glory ever ever shine
Resources: fargo_headstones.htm
(Sources: - 7 - 3 - 9)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Aves B Fargo was born on 26 Mar 1778.
ii.  Sarah Fargo was born on 18 Feb 1780 and died on 10 Dec 1803 .
iii.  Mary Fargo was born on 14 Feb 1782 and died on 14 May 1783 .
iv.  Temperance B Fargo was born on 16 May 1784.
v.  Mercy B Fargo was born on 15 Jun 1786.
vi.  Mary B Fargo was born on 22 May 1788.
vii.  Elinor Fargo was born on 22 May 1788.
viii.  Jason Fargo was born on 15 Aug 1790 in Sandisfield, Ma and died on 20 Sep 1861 in Ashtabula, Ohio . See #17. below.
ix.  Thomas Fargo was born on 4 Feb 1792 and died in Illinois . (Sources: - 10)
13. William Fargo Jr. - was born about 1757 in New London, Conn. and died on 14 Oct 1801 in Montville, Conn. . He was the son of William Fargo.
William married Mary Congdill Sep 1784 in Lyme, Conn..

William - At the age of 17 he was among the first to enlist in the Revolutionary War. Was a trader and shipper of cattle and horses. Sgt in Rev War. (DAR Index) Grandfather of W.G. Fargo of Wells-Fargo.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Gideon Fargo was born in Montville, New London, Conn..

Gideon - Left Montville in 1809 with brother John and went to Pompey, NY. Married Betsey Reels - died at Manlius, NY.
ii.  Sally Fargo was born about 1790.

Sally - Did not marry - died in East Springfield, NY
iii.  William C. Fargo was born on 20 Mar 1791 in Montville, New London, Conn. and was buried in Buffalo, Ny. . See #18. below.
iv.  Polly Fargo was born about 1793 and died in 1845 in Bolton, Conn. .

Polly - Married Samuel L. Wheeler in 1806, moved to Bolton, Conn.
v.  John Fargo was born about 1795 in Montville, Conn..

John - Never married - died at about age 20.
14. Nehemiah Fargo - was born on 10 Jan 1764 in Bozrah, Conn. and died on 13 Oct 1828 in Warsaw, Ny and was buried in Warsaw Village Pioneer Cemetery . He was the son of Robert Fargo Jr and Prudence Stanton.
Nehemiah married Mary Chapman Jun 1783 in Montville, New London, Conn. Mary was born on 25 Dec 1764. She was the daughter of Alpheus Chapman. She died on 12 Dec 1839 in Warsaw, Ny. and was buried in Warsaw Village Pioneer Cemetery .

Nehemiah - Lived in Montville, New London Co., Conn. for about ten years after they married. Then sucessively, at Colchester and Hebron, Conn., Sandesfield and Great Barrington, Mass. and Genesco, N.Y.
 
Came to Warsaw, NY in 1804 with his family and settled in the second house in Warsaw. where he resided until his death.

From "A History of Wyoming County, New York"

 
Nehemiah Fargo went to Warsaw as one of the "founding fathers" in 1804. A son of his (Alpheus) drowned in the autumn of 1804 at the age of five. His was one of the first burials in Warsaw - on Main Street in what was commonly referred to as "the old burying ground". (This burying ground is now known as the Warsaw Village Pioneer Cemetery)]

 
He was a member of the Baptist Church.
 
Nehemiah bough land in 1803 from Jabish Warren - 214 acres lot 28. In 1824, Neh. donated $5.00 towards the purchase of the first Church Bell in Warsaw. It was replaced 35 years later with a larger bell.

History of Wyoming County, N.Y

 
The Settlement of Warsaw - page 271-283 - excerpts
 
In 1803 a number of families and several young men settled in town. Three named Hovey came early in the spring, and they were followed in a few months by their father with five younger sons...
 
Mehemiah Fargo ... and others settled in the course of the first season.
 
The second death in the Warsaw, NY was that of a son of nehemiah Fargo, who was frowned in the Otaka creek, in the autumn of 1804, at age 5. His was the second burial in the :old burying ground" on the east side of Main street,
 
From 1848 to 1857 Benjamin F. Francis, jr., John M. David and Allen fargo were in trade under different firms.
 
In March 1850, the Warsaw Cemetery Association was formed and the following officers were elected; ... Allen Fargo.
 
Benjamin F. Fargo was secretary and treasurer of the Warsaw Gas Works in 1859.
 
David Fargo was chosed Trustee of the Warsaw Baptist Church in 1828.


On his tombstone
"He rests his body in the tomb, His soul on high with saints
and angels blest. His Lord doth glorify. His
hopes and faith are fled and now in rapture sweet."
(from The Driver and Green Families & Ancestors in America)
(Sources: - 4 - 11 - 12)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Silas C. Fargo was born on 15 Jun 1784 in Montville, New London Co., Conn. and died on 5 Mar 1876 in Fond Du Lac, Wisc. and was buried in Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, WI . See #19. below.
ii.  David M Fargo was born on 31 Oct 1786 in Montville, Conn. and died on 16 May 1855 in Warsaw, Ny. . See #20. below.
iii.  Palmer Fargo was born on 21 Sep 1796 in Sandisfield, Mass. See #21. below.
iv.  Allen Fargo was born on 4 Apr 1802 in Great Barrington, Mass. and died on 26 Dec 1888 in Warsaw, NY . See #22. below.
v.  Lovina Fargo was born on 23 Apr 1791 in New London, Conn..
Lovina married Jonas Cutting.
vi.  Martha Fargo
Martha married John H. Reddish.
vii.  Alpheus Fargo was born about 1799 in Mass. and died in 1805 in Warsaw, Ny. .

Alpheus - Drowned at O-at-ka creek at about five years of age. Was the second person buried in Warsaw cemetery.
viii.  Polly Fargo was born about 1800 and died in at age 3. .
15. Robert Fargo III - was born on 28 Nov 1766 in Montville, New London Co, Ct. and died on 23 Jun 1849 in Stafford, NY and was buried in East Bethany Cmty, NY . He was the son of Robert Fargo Jr and Prudence Stanton.
Robert married Purdence Esther Whipple in 1795 in Lyme, New London, Ct.. Purdence was born on 9 Dec 1771 in Montville, New London Co, Ct.. She died on 14 Oct 1845 in Stafford, NY and was buried in East Bethany Cmty, NY . (Sources: - 13)

Robert - Married Prudence Whipple daughter of Titus Whipple. Settled in Lyme. 3 children - Sarah, Robert IV, Moses.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Isaac Fargo was born on 21 Oct 1793 in Montville, New London Co, Ct. and died on 4 Jul 1857 in Genesseee Co., NY . See #23. below.
16. Jabez Fargo - was born on 17 Aug 1761 in New London Village (New London) Connecticut Colony. He is the son of Aaron Fargo Jr and Elizabeth Reed.
Jabez married Abigail Post. Abigail was born in 1765 in CT. (Sources: - 14)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Dr Samuel Fargo was born on 10 Sep 1789 in Tinmouth, Vt and died on 29 Mar 1846 in Gerry, Chautauqua Co.,NY .
Dr Samuel married Elizabeth Brewster Ambler on 1 Mar 1812 in Huntington, VT. Elizabeth was born on 29 May 1794 in Huntington, VT.

Dr Samuel -

TUCKER CEMETERY, POLAND, NY
FARGO
David, Died 4/1/1861 age 13 lot 38B (*probable son of Orange)
Mary L, 1832-1894 lot 38 B (*probably Mary TUCKER Wife of Orange FARGO)
Orange Ambler FARGO, born 1827-died 1912, lot 38B
(*cemetery notes; burial permit and death cert,#485 Son of Samuel and
Elizabeth B. (AMBLER) FARGO, Orange born May 8, 1827 in the Village of
Attica, Genesee Co NY. His Grandfather FARGO and AMBLER both born and died
in Vermont. Samuel FARGO came to Chautauqua Co in 1829. Orange married to
Mary L, daughter of David TUCKER, July 24, 1847, Their Children);
Leroy, Catt Co NY
Addison, Ellington, Chaut. Co NY
Fred A. Poland, Chau. Co NY
Irwin, Poland
Victor H. Catt Co NY
Elmor E. Poland
Melissa died July 30, 1864
Melissa FARGO dau of Orange and Mary L FARGO died 7/30/1864 age 3-11-0 lot 38B
(Sources: - 14)
----- Sixth Generation -----
17. Jason Fargo - was born on 15 Aug 1790 in Sandisfield, Ma and died on 20 Sep 1861 in Ashtabula, Ohio . He was the son of Ezekiel Fargo.
Jason married Clarissa Harmon on 1 Jun 1817 in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio. Clarissa was born on 27 Feb 1801 in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Anan Harmon. She died on 21 Aug 1880 in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio .

Clarissa - Lived with her son, Lucius Fargo, in Ashtabula, Ohio in 1880. (Sources: - 15)

Jason -

Census: 1850 Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio
Name age occupation
Jason Fargo 59 Farmer
Clarissa Fargo 49  
David ? Fargo 39 Farmer
George D. Fargo 28 Sales
Edwin Fargo 27 Farmer
Ellen T. Fargo 16  
Lucius J Fargo 5  

 
He was reared in a farm in Massachusetts and in an early day came West with a party of men, making the journey by water. He passes his first year of residence in Ashtabula county in farm work with his father in law, and the second year he bought 156 acres from Martin Smith, covered with a dense forest.
 
He bought an ox and began to cut an haul cord-wood to pay for the land. Later, with his father in law, he contracted to build a protion of the turnpike road through the Maume swamp. In time his farm became one of the best cultivated pieces of propert y in the county. (Sources: - 3 - 9)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Dan H. Fargo was born on 29 Aug 1819 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio.
ii.  George D. Fargo was born on 25 Feb 1821 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio and died on 25 Dec 1890 .
iii.  Anan Fargo was born on 21 Oct 1823 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio and died on 5 Jan 1863 in Butte county, California .
iv.  Edwin Fargo was born on 5 Aug 1827 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio and died on 24 Jun 1852 in South Pass of the Rocky Mountains .

Edwin - died of cholera.

23 Oct 1852 - Ashtabula Sentinel

 
Died. -- On the Plains, on the 24th of June last, Edwin Fargo, youngest son of Mr. Jason Fargo of this township, in the 23d year of his age. His funeral sermon will be preached at the Town Hall, East villlage, on Sunday, (to-morrow) at 10'o'clock in the morning.
 
(cortesy Margaret "Marti" Bobertz)
v.  Ellen T. Fargo was born on 27 Apr 1834 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio. See #24. below.
vi.  Lucius J Fargo was born on 18 Jun 1845 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio and died on 18 Jul 1915 .
Lucius married Belle Savage. She died on 13 Mar 1917 .

Belle - was an estimable lady, daughter of L. Savage, a widely and favorably known citizen of Ashatbula Co., Ohio. (Sources: - 10)

Lucius -

1880 Census Place: Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio
Relation Age born Occ father born mother born  
Lucius J. Fargo Self 35 OH Dairyman MA MA
Bella Fargo Wife 30 OH Keeping House CT NY
Clarisse L. Fargo Dau 3 OH   OH OH
Daniel M. Fargo Brother 60 OH Farmer MA MA
Loolu BROOKS Other 18 OH Servant OH OH
Edward WOODARD Other 35 OH Farm Labor NY NY
Jeff JENNISON Other 37 DEN Farm Labor DEN DEN
James S. MANLEY Other 26 SWIS Farm Labor SWIS SWIS
Clarissa Fargo Mother 79 MA At Home MA MA
George HUBBARD Other 17 OH Farm Labor NY OH
(Sources: - 15)
18. William C. Fargo - was born on 20 Mar 1791 in Montville, New London, Conn. and was buried in Buffalo, Ny. . He is the son of William Fargo Jr. and Mary Congdill.
William married Stacy Strong on 10 Aug 1817. Stacy was born on 14 Sep 1799 in Hebron, Conn.. She died on 9 Nov 1870 and was buried in Buffalo, Ny. .

William - Left Conn. in 1807 with Uncle John Ames to Plymouth and Jamesville, Conn. and finally Buffalo in Sep. 1809. He was a farmer and distiller.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William George Fargo was born on 20 May 1818 in Pompey, New York and died on 3 Aug 1881 in Buffalo, NY .

William - Formed an express company with Henry Wells in 1844. Married Anna H. Williams in 1840 - twelve children.

William George Fargo

 
From the age of thirteen he had to support himself, obtaining little schooling, and for several years he was a clerk in grocery stores in Syracuse. He became a freight agent for the Auburn & Syracuse railway company at Auburn in 1841, an express messenger between Albany and Buffalo a year later, and in 1843 a resident agent in Buffalo. In 1844 he organized, with Henry Wells (1805-1878) and Daniel Dunning, the first express company (Wells & Co.; after 1845 Livingston & Fargo) to engage in the carrying business west of Buffalo.
 
The lines of this company (which first operated only to Detroit, via Cleveland) were rapidly extended to Chicago, St Louis, and other western points. In March 1850, when through a consolidation of competing lines the American Express Company was organized, Wells became president and Fargo secretary. In 1851, with Wells and others, he organized the firm of Wells, Fargo & Company to conduct an express business between New York and San Francisco by way of the Isthmus of Panama and on the Pacific coast, where it long had a virtual monopoly.
 
In 1861 Wells, Fargo & Co. bought and reorganized the Overland Mail Co., which had been formed in 1857 to carry the United States mails, and of which Fargo had been one of the original promoters. From 1862 to 1866 he was mayor of Buffalo, and from 1868 to his death, in Buffalo, on the 3rd of August 1881, he was president Of the American Express Company, with which in 1868 the Merchants Union Express Co. was consolidated. He was a director of the New York Central and of the Northern Pacific railways. (LoveToKnow Free Online Encyclopedia )
ii.  Jerome Freeman Fargo was born on 6 Feb 1820.
iii.  Rufus Congdell Fargo was born on 28 Dec 1821.
iv.  Chancellor Livingston Fargo was born on 12 Jan 1824.
v.  Sarah Ann Fargo was born on 24 Mar 1826.
vi.  Maryette Fargo was born on 18 Dec 1827.
vii.  James Congdell Fargo was born on 5 May 1829.
viii.  Charles Fargo was born on 15 Apr 1831.
ix.  Thomas Benton Fargo was born on 7 May 1833.
x.  Emeline Fargo was born on 17 May 1836.
xi.  Willet Hinman Fargo was born on 15 Feb 1840.
xii.  Mortimer Fargo was born on 24 Sep 1843.
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Wells Fargo



19. Silas C. Fargo - was born on 15 Jun 1784 in Montville, New London Co., Conn. and died on 5 Mar 1876 in Fond Du Lac, Wisc. and was buried in Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, WI . He was the son of Nehemiah Fargo and Mary Chapman.
Silas married Catherine Whiting on 2 Mar 1806 in Warsaw, Ny. Catherine was born on 4 Feb 1786 in Hartford, Hartford, Conn. She was the daughter of William Whiting and Abigail Flowers. She died on 5 Dec 1867 in Fond du Lac, Wisc. and was buried in Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, WI . (Sources: - 16)

Silas - Silas and Catherine were the first couple married in Warsaw, NY. The marriage was solemnized by Elizur Webster, Esq. the first settler and first justice of the Peace in Warsaw township - then a part of Batavia.
 
Stayed in Warsaw until 1867 when he moved to Fond du Lac, Wisc. Silas and Catherine were connected with the Methodist Church in Warsaw for many years.
 
Silas was an "Overseer of the Poor" in 1837, with David Fargo. He bought land from E. Webster in 1803 - 114 acres in lot 27
 
Silas was at the first meeting of the Warsaw Pioneer's in 1850 and reported that he and his father were the first to pass on the old Buffalo Road with a wagon.

1860 Census, still in Warsaw, at household 1322/120
Fargo Silas C. 76 Farmer Unk
Catherine Fargo 74   CT
Allen D. Fargo 41 Farmer NY  
Isabel Fargo 38   NY
Hellen M. Fargo   16  
Julia M. Fargo   14  


Newspaper clipping taped in the family Bible of Smith and Angeline Fargo Bibbins:

 
"___d-hearted father, husband and neighbor. About six weeks ago he fell on the walk and recieved injuries that hastened his death.
 
But for that he might have lived several years - perhaps to be 100 years old. The funeral took place Tuesday, the service being preached by the Rev. Mr. Cowles. Mr Fargo lived to see his children's children's children's children. He has lived under the Administration of all Presidents. He was born before the Revolutionary war was over.
 
He was the father of Wm. N. Fargo, the Grandfather of Capt. W. A. Fargo, Matt and H.B. Fargo and of Mrs. C.L. Pierce of this city."
(Presumably Fond du Lac, Wi.)


Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) > 1884 > April > 10

 
The police last night arrested Silas Fargo formerly of this city.
 
Fargo is charged with burglary at Fond Du Lac, it being alledged that he stole $95 in money and a certificate of deposits for $100 in favor of W. H. Pack.
 
Fargo was locked up over night and an officer from Fond du Lac came after him this morning.


A man of determination

 
Uncle Silas, when in 91st year, told he was sent by his father when about 18 years old to Willink to the mill. It was June with an ox sled and two yoke of oxen, he started over the western hills. In some places a wood road was to be found; in others none. Arriving at what is now Varysburg, the Tonawanda was so swollen by recent rains that he could not ford it and keep the load dry. After repeated soundings he found a place where he could cross if his sled was a good foot higher. The box that held the load being about 16 inches deep. He unloads, reverses the box, puts the load on top and crosses and then the unloading and loading must be done as the unevenness of the road would not admit his proceeding in safety without. Three days were consumed by the trip.
 
as told by Palmer C. Fargo (paper presented in front of the Warsaw Historical Society) Additional information about this story
(Sources: - 16 - 11 (385) - 12)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Irena A. Fargo was born on 5 Dec 1806 in Warsaw Ny and died on 3 Apr 1831 in Warsaw, Ny .
ii.  William N. Fargo was born on 23 Mar 1808 in Warsaw, Wyoming Co., NY and died on 27 Jan 1887 in Fond Du Lac, Wisc. and was buried in Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, WI . See #25. below.
iii.  Alpheus W. Fargo was born about 1810 in Warsaw, Ny.
Alpheus married Rebecca Freer.

Alpheus - Moved to Chatfield, Minn. - two children.

Census: Chatfield, Fillmore, Minnesota
name relationship age born in occupation father born mother born
Alpheus W. Fargo self 70 NY Farmer VT VT
Rebecca Fargo wife 59 NY Keepinh House NY NY
Leonard J. Fargo son 24 MN Works on Farm NY NY
iv.  Angeline H. Fargo was born on 22 Apr 1811 in Warsaw, Ny. and died on 16 Oct 1880 in Beloit, Wisc. and was buried in Oakwood Cmty, Beloit, Wisc .
Angeline married Smith Bibbins on 20 Mar 1824 in Warsaw N.Y.. Smith was born on 24 Jun 1806 in Ossinging Ny. He was the son of Luther Bibbins and Hannah Perkins. He died on 25 Jun 1885 in Beloit, WI and was buried in Oakwood Cmty, Beloit, Wisc .

Angeline - Smith and Angeline moved to Beloit, Wisc. She was suffering from paralysis in the 1880 census. Angeline was a fourth cousin of William G. Fargo of Wells Fargo. They shared a common great-great-great-grandfather - Moses Fargo.
See Bibbins family for children.
v.  Caroline F. Fargo was born in Warsaw, Ny.
Caroline married John Morgan.

Caroline - Lived in Mt. Morris, NY - had two children.
vi.  Lucretia C. Fargo
Lucretia married Alonzo Choate on 21 Jun 1843 in Warsaw, Wyoming Co., NY. Alonzo was born on 1 Jun 1814 in Middleburgh, Schoharie, NY.

Alonzo - first married Lucinda Truesdale, who died Aug 14, 1842 at age 24.
 
Lucretia was his second wife. They resided in Warsaw. (Sources: - 16 (248) - 11)
vii.  Eliza Ann L. Fargo was born in Warsaw, Ny and died on 9 Feb 1854 .
Eliza married Erasmus D. Carpenter in Warsaw, Ny.. (Sources: - 16)
viii.  Allen D. Fargo was born on 24 Jan 1819 in Warsaw, Ny..
Allen married Isabel Perkins. Isabel was born in 1822 in Conn..

Allen - Two daughters - Helen and Julia (Sources: - 11)
ix.  Silas T. Fargo was born on 5 May 1821 in Warsaw, Ny..
Silas married Rhoda Cochran.
  Then Silas married Charlotte Hinmann.

Silas - After Rhoda's death he married Charlotte - they had a son, Charles.
 
Was a "saloon keeper" in Warsaw in 1870 Census.

Census: 1880 Warsaw, Wyoming, NY
name relation age born in'Occupation father born moter born  
Silas D. Fargo self 58 NY'Laborer'nY'NY      
Charlotte Fargo wife 46 NY Keeping House CT CT
Charles E. Fargo son 22 Clerk in Store NY NY  
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Angeline Fargo (Bibbins)
1811-1880


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Angeline Fargo (Bibbins)
1811-1880



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20. David M Fargo - was born on 31 Oct 1786 in Montville, Conn. and died on 16 May 1855 in Warsaw, Ny. . He was the son of Nehemiah Fargo and Mary Chapman.
David married Bethiah Day on 9 Sep 1810 in Warsaw, Ny. Bethiah was born Feb 1793. She was the daughter of Polly McWhorter. She died on 11 May 1814 .
  Then David married Phebe Mason on 9 Oct 1864. She died on 21 Jan 1850 in Warsaw, Ny. .

David - Resided on a farm 1 1/2 miles north of Warsaw. Deacon of the Baptist Church, later united with the Congregational Church.
 
Mr.. FARGO was a farmer at what was then known as the Four Corners, in the town of Warsaw. Here most of his life was spent, and here were born his ten children, of whom six sons and two daughters reached maturity.

email from Jon von Briesen

 
The "M" is for McWhorter for his maternal grandmother. This is from LDS extraction of baptismal records for the Warsaw, NY, Presbyterian Ch. I had been looking for the connection to my Scottish line (I'm a piper) for a long time. My mother was a generation or two off, in what she had remembered from her mother's tales. This was the record that led me to the connection. Bethiah Day's mother was Polly McWhorter, dau. of Rev War vet John McWhorter, a very early settler in Warsaw.
(Sources: - 11 (83) )
Children with Bethiah Day (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Polly Fargo was born about 1810.

Polly - Married Chauncey Kimball of Warsaw, since resided in Springville and Boston, then Baraboo, Wisc. Had eight children.
ii.  David W. Fargo was born on 7 Aug 1811 in Warsaw, Ny and died on 10 Feb 1814 in Warsaw, Ny .
Children with Phebe Mason (Quick Family Chart)
iii.  David Mason Fargo was born about 1865.

David - Married Sarah Ann. Wilson. Moved to Saginaw, Mich and had eight children.
iv.  Benjamin Franklin Fargo

Benjamin - Benjamin F. FARGO left the district school at eighteen, and studied for two terms at the Wyoming Academy, after which he learned the trade of wool-carding and cloth-dressing under his brother-in-law, Mr.. Chauncey Kimball. In 1839 he went to Springville, Erie County, where he was employed in the cloth factory owned by E.W. COOK, in which firm he became a partner two years later.
 
He came to Warsaw from Springville in 1849, and engaged in mercantile business with his brother Francis F. Fargo, under the firm name of F. F. Fargo and Co., which in 1851 was changed to B. F. Fargo & Co., Francis F. FARGO leaving the business, and his father David Fargo, and his uncle, Allen Fargo, entering the firm. When the father died, in 1855, Benjamin F. FARGO became sole owner of the business and added thereto trade in country produce, which he bought in the neighborhood and shipped to new York City.
 
In 1870 he built the brick block at No. 21 Main Street which has been occupied by the printing offices of the Democratic Organ of Warsaw. After using part of this building for a year, Mr.. Fargo leased it for a term of five years to James E. BISHOP at five hundred dollars per year, retaining the upper floor for offices. In 1876 he again used this building as a grocery store, which he conducted for ten years, finally giving it up to the management of his son, Charles H. Fargo, who had been his salesman and book-keeper. Mr. FARGO now devotes himself to collecting, and besides holding the office of School Collector is very successful in urging claims for the merchants of the vicinity.
 
He was married in Springville, September 11, 1841, to Miss Maria L. BLOOMFIELD (Sources: - 17 - 11)
v.  Darius C. Fargo

Darius - Married Harriet Perkins and moved to California. - Town children.
vi.  Myron L. Fargo

Myron - Married Mary Smith, daughter of Henry W. Smith of Middlebury, NY. One son.
vii.  Francis F. Fargo

Francis - Married Mariett Perry, daughter of Jonathan Perry of Middlebury. Moved to California where Francis Fargo was a newspaper editor and member of the legislature. Two children, Eva and Gertrude.
 
In 1848 Benjamin F. Fargo and his brother, Francis F. Fargo commenced th emercantile business in Warsaw, NY. About a year later, John M. Fargo, son of Allen Fargo becamse a partner and the firm was changed to B. F. Fargo & Co. In 1851, F. F. and John having retired, David and Allen came into the concern, then name emaining unchanged. In 1857, the firm was dissolved and the dry goods business discontinued. B. F. Fargo commenced the grocery and provision trade which continued until after 1869. (Sources: - 11)
viii.  Adaline S. Fargo

Adaline - Married Norman J. Perry of Middlebury. He died in 1867. Children were Ada Blanch and Sebert Courtney.
ix.  Harrison Fargo

Harrison - Harrison and Harriet were twins. Harrison married Maria Briggs, then Laura Whalon. One child.
x.  Harriet Fargo

Harriet - Married Charles L. Seaver.
21. Palmer Fargo - was born on 21 Sep 1796 in Sandisfield, Mass. He is the son of Nehemiah Fargo and Mary Chapman.
Palmer married Caroline W. Scovel. She died on 26 Nov 1849 in Warsaw, Ny. .
  Then Palmer married Lurana Barber. She died on 18 Aug 1861 .
  Then Palmer married Lorenda Cady.

Palmer - Settled on a farm in the north part of Warsaw.
Children with Caroline W. Scovel (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Mary Ann Fargo was born on 28 Nov 1818 in Warsaw, NY and died on 29 Apr 1882 in Bennington, Wyoming Co, NY .

Mary - Married Burton French and lived in Bennington, NY. - 6 children.
ii.  Adroniram J. Fargo was born in 1821.

Adroniram - Married Eliza Waterman and lived in Gainsville, NY. - 4 children
iii.  Hezekiah S. Fargo was born in 1823.

Hezekiah - Married Henrietta Hill - lived in Perry, NY.
iv.  Nehemiah Fargo was born about 1825 in Warsaw, Ny..
Nehemiah married Jane Ann Green Oct 1849 in Eaton, Mi.

Nehemiah - Married Jane Green of Michigan. He died at 26 and she married James Adams of Marion and died in Michigan.
v.  Lovina C. Fargo was born in 1827 in Warsaw, NY.

Lovina - Married Orbert Snow - a practicing lawyer in Belfast, NY. - 4 children.
vi.  Clarinda D. Fargo was born in 1829.

Clarinda - Died at age 14.
vii.  Florilla O. Fargo was born in 1831.
Florilla married Albert Greren.

Florilla - Lived in Howell, Mich - 8 children.
viii.  Wealthy L. Fargo was born in 1834.

Wealthy - Married Wm. J. Parsons - a lawyer in St. Cloud, Minn. - 5 children.
ix.  Palmer C. Fargo

Palmer - Married Sarah Coburn (dau. of Wm.) - 2 children.
x.  Romanzo H. Fargo was born in 1837 in Warsaw, Ny..

Romanzo - Died in Warsaw at the age of 19.
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Florilla Fargo (Green)


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22. Allen Fargo - was born on 4 Apr 1802 in Great Barrington, Mass. and died on 26 Dec 1888 in Warsaw, NY . He was the son of Nehemiah Fargo and Mary Chapman.
Allen married Polly Marchant on 30 Oct 1822. Polly was born on 17 Dec 1800. She was the daughter of Joseph Marchant and Polly Cammet. She died on 3 May 1863 .

Allen - Allen was appointed a trustee of the Warsaw cemetery in 1847. He was elected to the Warsaw Cemetery Association in March 1850 when it became necessary to enlare the "old burying ground". The trustees bought and laid out the lot of R. R> Munger, on the west side of the road, opposite the ole burying ground on Main street. The new cemetery was dedicated on the 7th of September, 1850. (Sources: - 12 (277) )
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  John M. Fargo was born about 1824.

John - Married Betsey Troop and moved to Iowa. - one son.
ii.  Marvin N. Fargo

Marvin - Married Hannah Dewins - three children.
iii.  Lucia Amelia Fargo

Lucia - Married Chester A. Cole - four children: Mary, John, Charles and Emma.
iv.  Wheeler H. Fargo died on 27 Apr 1863 .

Wheeler - Married Miss Sombeer and had a son who died at age of 5 or 6, then married Phila Wilkin by whom he had two children. One died an infant, and Florence.
v.  Walter Bailey Fargo

Walter - Married Sarah Covell - three children: Albert, William and a daughter.
vi.  Mary Jane Fargo was born about 1830.

Mary - died in infancy.
vii.  Polly Fargo was born about 1832.

Polly - Died in 11th year.
23. Isaac Fargo - was born on 21 Oct 1793 in Montville, New London Co, Ct. and died on 4 Jul 1857 in Genesseee Co., NY . He was the son of Robert Fargo III and Purdence Esther Whipple.
Isaac married Sarah Latimer Rogers on 23 Mar 1816 in Montville, New London Co, Ct.. Sarah was born on 14 Nov 1792 in Salem, Ct. She died on 31 Oct 1885 in Genesseee Co., NY .
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Isaac Fargo Jr was born on 10 Jan 1817 in Montville, New London Co, Ct. and died on 27 Sep 1897 in Des Moines, Park Co., Iowa .
Isaac married Elizabeth Chapmen on 11 May 1848 in New York City, NY. Elizabeth was born on 22 Jul 1823 in North Stonington, new London, Ct. She died on 2 Apr 1916 in Des Moines, Park Co., Iowa .
----- Seventh Generation -----
24. Ellen T. Fargo - was born on 27 Apr 1834 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio. She is the daughter of Jason Fargo and Clarissa Harmon.
Ellen married Horace Dunshee on 15 Feb 1853. He died on 17 Jul 1881 in Boston, Ma .

Horace - The Dunshee family were rather famous photographers in the New England area for generations. They photographed Mark Twain and Henry David Thoreau, to name a few.
 
He and Francis Kellogg Dunshee were daguerreians in 1850 in Taunton, Mass.1563 ,1564 He was a photographer in 1877 in Woburn, MA.1565 He lived in 1878 in Boston, MA.1566. (Sources: - 18 - 19) (Sources: - 10)
Children:
i.  Fred Fargo Dunshee was born on 12 May 1854 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio.

Fred - married Julia M. Foster, daughter of Charles Andrew Foster and Mary F. Thomas, in 1879.
 
He boarded at in 1877 in Boston, MA.1814. He and Frank H. Maxfield were principals in the photo galleries of "Dunshee & Company" at between 1888 and 1889 in Boston, MA.1815. He and Alfred E. Hill were operated the "Dunshee & Hill" photo gallery at in Boston, MA, between 1893 and 1904 (Sources: - 20)
25. William N. Fargo - was born on 23 Mar 1808 in Warsaw, Wyoming Co., NY and died on 27 Jan 1887 in Fond Du Lac, Wisc. and was buried in Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, WI . He was the son of Silas C. Fargo and Catherine Whiting.
William married Sarah A. Rich. Sarah was born on 31 May 1809 in NY. She was the daughter of Ebenezer Rich and Polly Hunting. She died on 23 Sep 1894 in Fond Du Lac, Wisc. .

Sarah - - another source shows a marriage between Sarah Rich and Lorenzo Fargo (Sources: - 16)

William - Moved to Fond du Lac, Wisc., and had 6 children. - Capt. W.A., Matt and Mrs. C.L. Pierce. Wm N. and his son were Blacksmiths in Fond du Lac in 1858.

Census: 1860 Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
name age occupation born in  
Wm N Fargo 51 Blacksmith NY  
S. A. Fargo 51   NY  
Alphus W. Fargo 26 blacksmith   NY
Henry(?) B. Fargo 19 Laborer   NY
Silas D. Fargo 8 Wis    
Caroline Rhodes 16 Servant Germany  


Census: 1870 Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
name age occupation born in
W. N. Fargo 62 Blacksmith NY
Sarah Fargo 61 K.H NY
Silas Fargo 19 Blacksmith Wis
Hattie Fargo 12   Wis
Hattie Overlay 16 Dom Servant Wis
(Sources: - 16)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William A. Fargo died in 1883 in Berlin .
William married Rachel H. Beaver. Rachel was born Oct 1846 in Bristol, Trumbull County, Ohio. She died on 20 Feb 1892 in Milwaukee, Wi .

Rachel -

RACHEL H. FARGO

 
Died in Milwaukee, Thursday Feb. 20th, at 5 p.m. at the hospital where she was undergoing an operation for cancer, Rachel H. Fargo, widow of Captain W.A. Fargo, of Fond du Lac, and mother of Mrs. William Shambeau of this place, aged 55 years.
 
Rachel H., daughter of Colonel Edward Beaver, was born in Bristol, Trumbull County, Ohio, Oct. 1846. She was married in Fond du Lac in 1863 to Captain Wm. A. Fargo, who died in Berlin in 1883. Five children survive her, three sons, Edward B. of Mattoon, Wis., Wm. H. of St. Paul, Minn., Robert L. of Hot Springs, Ark., and two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Shambeau of Marion, Wis. and Mrs. Floyd Chaney Jr. of Chicago, all of whom attended the funeral.
 
The pall bearers were Jno. Chitterling. M. Lesselyoung, Samuel Hotaling, and James Dunn, all members of Capt. Fargo's Company, and G.A.R. men. The funeral was held from the residence of M.V. Fargo, of Fond du Lac at ten a.m. Monday, Rev. H.W. Thompson officiating. Remains were entered in the Rienzi Cemetery by the side of her husband. The floral offerings were profuse and elegant.
 
Mrs. Fargo during her residence in Marion made many warm friends who mourn her loss. She was a charter member of the Marion Relief Corps, who sent their tribute of loves in a bouqet of lillies. The ADVERTISER extends its sympathies to the bereaved friends.
Sources:
1 Johann Christian Friedrich Ehlert Gary Ehlert Web: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gehiho&id=I1376
2 Randall and Allied Families William R. Randall Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wrandall&id=I03928
3 email from Michael Swanson Micheal Swanson Jan 5, 2004 and Nov 2004 (view detail...)
4 The Driver and Green Families & Ancestors in America Ann Tracy Marr Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marr794&id=I0003 (view detail...)
5 Gen Circles Family Tree
6 Duane Funk Family Duane Funk Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=duanefunk&id=I14838 (view detail...)
7 CHESTNUT HILL CEMETERY Transcribed by: Cynthia Tryon Hoogs Web: http://www.rootsweb.com/~maberksh/towns/monterey/chestnut-hill.htm (view detail...)
8 The Marrises (Updated) Michal Marris Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:328574&id=I16487260
9 Fassett Family History unpublished, c1932, (view detail...)
10 Biographical history of northeastern Ohio Chicago. Lewis Pub. Co.. 1991. (view detail...)
11 History of the town of Warsaw, New York Young, Andrew W.. Buffalo N.Y.. Press of Sage, Sons & Co.. 1869. (view detail...)
12 History of Wyoming County, NY
13 email from Toni Alldredge Toni Alldredge July 2008
14 Spencer-LeBaron Joan Spencer Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jlebspence&id=I0172
15 Cheryl Harmon Bills File Cheryl Harmon Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2010504&id=I5456
16 Fargo Family Notes Tibby Torhurst (view detail...)
17 Biographical Review of the Leading Citizens of Livingston and Wyoming Counties, New Biographical Review of the Leading Citizens of Livingston and Wyoming Counties, New Boston, Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1895 (view detail...)
18 Query in Fargo Genealogy Forum Dave Philo Web: http://genforum.genealogy.com/fargo/messages/67.html (view detail...)
19 email from Candace Beck Candace Brown Beck (view detail...)
20 DUNSHEE Family History Candy Beck Web: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/dunshee/dunshee/duns0083.htm

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