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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Farrar, Timothy

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FARRAR, Timothy, jurist, b. in Concord, Mass., 11 July, 1747; d. in Hollis, N. H., 21 Feb., 1849. He was graduated at Harvard in 1767, taught school and settled in New Ipswich, N. H., in 1770. He was a major in the Revolutionary army, and after the war became a justice of the court of common pleas of New Hampshire. He was appointed chief-justice in February, 1802, and altogether filled the office of judge for more than forty years. — His son, Timothy, jurist, b. in New Ipswich, N. H., 17 March, 1788; d. in 1874. He was a law partner of Daniel Webster from 1813 to 1816, and from 1824 to 1833 was judge of the New Hampshire court of common pleas. He was vice-president of the New England historic genealogical society from 1853 to 1858. He published “Report of the Dartmouth College Case” (Portsmouth, 1819); “Review of the Dred Scott Decision” (1857); “Manual of the Constitution of the United States” (Boston, 1867); and also wrote articles for the “North American Review” and the “New Englander.”