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He was a farmer, and served in the Revolution (from Halifax Co, VA). He fought in the Battle of Germantown, and was at the siege of Yorktown.210DEED, Pittsylvania Co, VA, 20 December 1819
This Indenture made this 20th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen. Between Isham Farmer of the County of Pittsylvania of the one part and Stephen Farmer of the same County of the other part ___? that the said Isham Farmer for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred and___? dollars and fifty cents to have in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged ___? Granted, bargained, sold, ___? and confirmed and do by these presents give, grant, bargain, ___? and confirmed unto the said Stephen Farmer one certain tract or parcel of land ___? and being in the County of Pittsylvania upon the South side of Bird Creek and both ___? The ___? Road containing five hundred and twenty three acres __? the ___? ___? and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at poplar and the cherry tree ___? The old ___? line thence along the said ___? line to Stephen Colemans ___? Grant, ? ___? The line South of ?7 degrees East 84 poles to a red oak ___? And at the said road thence along ___? Line ___? ___? ?7 poles to a ___?, thence a ___? Line North 40 degrees East 47 poles ___? ___? Oak North ___? Degrees East __? Poles to ___? ___? A point at the said Road. Thence along the said ___? ___? ___? Poles ___? Degrees ___? ___? ___? ___? North ?7 Degrees West 84 poles to a pine___? ___? ___? ____? Thence along the ___? South 26 degrees West 112 ? poles white oak and red oak, thence along Farmers ? and Slaves ___? Said Bird Creek thence up the same as it meanders to the mouth of the said ___? ___?, thence up the said Creek as it meanders to the beginning. To have and to hold the aforesaid land and premises with all ___? ___? and appurtenances anywise thereunto belonging to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Stephen Farmer his heirs and assigns forever, and the said Isham Farmer doth for himself his ___? covenant and agree to and with the said Stephen Farmer his heirs and assigns forever warrant and defend the sale of the said land against the ___? Claim or claims of all and any person or persons whatsoever unto the said Stehen Farmer his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the said Isham Farmer hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his Seal the day and date first above written.
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Isham Farmer
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 20th day of December 1819 This Indenture from Isham Farmer to Stephen Farmer was presented in Court and acknowledged ___? said Isham Farmer to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded.
Wm. Tunstall275From the NOXUBEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Quarterly Bulletin, Number 8,
SOME REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS MADE NOXUBEE COUNTY THEIR LAST HOME.
ISHAM FARMER served in the Revolution from Virginia. He was born about 1751, the son of Benjamin Farmer of Lunenburg County. After service in various Virginia units during the War, he became a resident of Pittsylvania County. He was married to Elizabeth Johnson, and they were parents of a large family. His wife died in Virginia in 1841, and Isham Farmer and an unmarried
daughter then came Noxubee County, Miss. to join his son Absolom Farmer who had settled in Noxubee about 1833. He deeded what personal property he had to son Absolom, with the provision that Absolom was to give him and his daughter maintenance the remainder of their lives.
Isham Farmer died in Noxubee County probably early in 1847, for on April 5, 1847, letters of Administration were issued to Anderson W. Dabney, whose bond was also signed by Absolom Farmer. Absolom Farmer lived about five miles west of Brooksville, and there was a family cemetery on the property. This has now been lost and no trace of the marker once known to be there can now be found. In all probability Isham Farmer was buried there. A Memorial marker has been applied for by a descendant, Mrs. Bebe Fant Slater, to be placed in the Farmer lot in Brooksville cemetery.
The estate papers on file in the Chancery Clerk's office, Noxubee County, File no. 555, show the following heirs of Isham Farmer; Absolom and Anna Farmer, Noxubee Co., Miss. Mary Echols of Marshall Co., Miss, Sarah Echols of DeSota Co., Miss. Nancy Hendricks, William Farmer, heirs of Frances Wade, heirs of Susan Hoskins, all of the state of Tennessee, heirs of Stephen Farmer of the state of Missouri, and Patsy Thompson, Johnson Farmer and the heirs of Pleasant Farmer, all of the state of Virginia.367