My branch of the Farquhar family can be traced back to Aberdeen, Scotland, to about 1800. In the 1830’s my line of Farquhars emigrated to Pennsylvania, settling in the Lehigh Valley.

Farquhar Family Group Photo

Farquhar Family Group Photo, ca. 1905. Standing, from left: Harold Bogert Farquhar, Miriam Farquhar, Eliza Bogert, Thomas McKean Farquhar. Seated at table: Edward Franklin Farquhar, John Frederick Farquhar. In front: Sarah Wilson Farquhar, Helen Farquhar.

My Line

Joseph Farquhar (-1866) m. Margaret Fraser (-1866)
…..John Fraser Farquhar (1821-1866) m. Sarah Wilson (1823-1906)
…………Thomas McKeen Farquhar (1849-1913) m. Eliza Bogert (1840-1918)
………………..Edward Franklin Farquhar (1883-1960) m. Mabel LaBarre Straub (1878-1944)
………………………Bruce Straub Farquhar (1910-1973) m. Katherine Elizabeth LeBlond (1910-2002)
……………………………and so on down to me (living persons excluded)


Some Farquhar Church Records

I found these records at the Easton Public Library in a book called Record of the First Presbyterian Church of Easton, PA 1811-1887.

Rev. John Farquhar – Sarah Wilson, June 6, 1848 of Chanceford, PA and Easton, PA (page 74)

And from the Record Book of Brainerd Presbyterian Church of Easton, PA, May 1936, Easton Public Library.

Roll of Communicants (page 57):
Mrs. Sarah Farquhar, from Chanceford Presbyterian Church
Mrs. Harriet M. Farquhar, from Chanceford Presbyterian Church
Mr. Thomas M. Farquhar, from Chanceford Presbyterian Church

Thomas Farquhar – Eliza B. – Helen b. July 18, 1876; bap. March 11, 1877 (page 77)
Thomas Farquhar – Eliza B. – Sarah Wilson b. March 2, 1878; bap. December 8, 1878 (page 78)

Farquhar Family Photo Gallery

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