The Old Flat Creek Cemetery
For those Farrars who trace their roots through
the generations that resided in Flat Creek, Tennessee, we have
ancestors buried in that area.
The Farrar Family Inc., line is as follows: Farrar’s Island
immigrant William, then: William II, William III, George, William,
Abel, Jordan, Joseph H., Lewis and Joseph V. Farrar, Sr.
Jordan Farrar and his wife, Priscilla (Riggins), had at least six
children of which Joseph H. Farrar was one. Joseph and his wife,
Permelia , had at least 13 children of which Lewis Tillman Farrar was
was born at Flat Creek.
Jordan is buried at Flat Creek but his grave site at this time is
unknown. His son Joseph is buried in the old Flat Creek Cemetery
along Hill Top Road along with Joseph’s wife, and his wife’s mother
Elizabeth H. Farrar.
The graves in the Old Flat Creek Cemetery were documented in a book
published some years ago. The cemetery is listed as number 25 and
it's residents are listed on page 276, 277 and 278. Click
on this link to see those pages.
Currently, the cemetery is not maintained.
this link to see a location map. Be sure to contact the
owners of the property that you must go through if you want to
visit the cemetery. Click
on this link to see more exact directions to find the area of
the cemetery that contains the graves of those mentioned above.
Some photos are contained here: Joseph
Farrar and his wife Permelia M. Farrar. Additional photos of these
two headstones may help you locate them but will also show the lack
of care of this cemetery. Permelia Farrar's mother is Elizabeth
R. (Harris) Farrar and is buried near her daughter.
We are trying to locate someone or some organization in Bedford County
that can at least clear the area around the graves of the Farrars and
maintain that area. The cemetery is large and contains many
graves and it would take a larger program to clean it up into a
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