Calvin Farnsworth

CALVIN FARNSWORTH, farmer, Sec. 28; P.O. McFarland; was born near Lake Champlain, in Vermont, in December, 1817; his father, Holden Farnsworth, was born in Rutland Co., VT but his parents were natives of Connecticut; when Calvin was about 8 years old his parents removed with him to Burlington, Vt., where his father died a year later.  At the age of 9 years he was sent to Dorset, Bennington Co., to live with his aunt, and made that his home for twenty years.  He was married at Granville, Washington Co., N.Y. in September, 1846, to Mary Cramer, a native of that county, and with whom a few weeks after he started for Wisconsin; they located on this section, where he was one of the pioneers and has since lived; he now has a farm of 250 acres. Mrs. Farnsworth died here in October, 1856, leaving three children-Adelia, now Mrs. William All, who lives in the town of Albion, Dane Co. Wis.; Elizabeth, now Mrs. Stephen Chandler, who lives in Dunn, and Holden, at home.  His second marriage was in 1857, to Adelia Cramer, a sister to his first wife; they have one son, Reuben, born in March 1859.  Mr. Farnsworth has always taken an active part in the affairs of his town, but has not been an office seeker.  The family is connected with the M.E. Church.Reference: Western Historical Co. (1880). History of Dane County, Wisconsin.

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