The Farmer name was popular in the Stellaville and Zebina communities. They were very large landowners, successful farmers and prominent citizens throughout the area.
John Lee farmer, M. D. a native of Stellaville, became a successful physician in Savannah, Georgia. He was born in Jefferson County, Georgia. He was the son of John Jackson Farmer and the grandson of Jacob Farmer and a descendant of John Farmer, who came to Georgia in 1746, whom we believe came from England.
John Farmer, whom we believe came from England was a man of some prominence. He was granted a land grant of 500 acres, which is recorded he received, was a large amount and to secure such grant, the grantee had to show ability to cultivate the same. He also appears as a petitioner for a lot in Savannah in the year 1756.
Between the years of 1750 and 1756 he was also registered as a member of the general Assembly. He gave up a successful medical practice, taking such part in public affairs as to be regarded in the light of a valued citizen.
He served as a member of the city council for five years and from 1892 to 1896 inclusive was in the connection firm, practical and public spirited, and in 1897 was elected mayor and served two years. Doctor Farmer recalled with pleasure that he signed the first issue bonds made by the city of Millen, Georgia for educational purposes and the building of schoolhouses.
Due to expanding horizon, the time came when Doctor Farmer began to desire a wider field of professional effort, and on February 6, 1900, moved to Savannah, Georgia, at this time abandoning the field of general practice and becoming a specialist and since then he has devoted himself rigidly to this scientific branch of his medical profession, in which he termed an expert.
Doctor Farmer was united in marriage to Miss Cora Irene Parker on December 13, 1893. She died July 11, 1914. She was the daughter of Crawford and Janet Burke Parker. Doctor Farmer and his wife had three children together, a daughter, Inez surviving. Doctor Farmer and daughter belong to the Baptist Church.
Doctor Farmer political affiliation has been with the Democratic party, but like many other busy professional men he has no special attention to political affairs beyond just voting.
Doctor Farmer was a member of the county, state and congressional medical Association. He belongs to the Savannah Chamber of Commerce to the fraternal orders of Elks and Knight of Pythian and to other organizations, more or less. , social in character, those including the Georgia Hussars, the Savannah Rifle Association, the Savannah Yacht, the Savannah Automobile Club and the University Club.
His personal high standing is such as to need no line of notable ancestry as a background, nevertheless, there is a dignity is being able to trace one's line 900 years back and a feeling of some pride that it was of such importance as to have gained the right to a coat of arms for this family.
These notes was transcribed from The Jefferson Reporter Ancestry section.
Other Notes of Interest on the Farmer Name from various places:
Farmer Anney B. 2-4-1842 Burke Co. 1820 The Southern Banner, Athens
Farmer D. Pete 4-11-1888 Anniston, AL 1850 (of Covington) The Covington Star, Covington
Farmer Eleanor, Mrs. 9-9-1837 Decatur 1802 Shadrack Farmer (spouse) The Christian Index and Southern Miscellany, Washington
Farmer Enoch 11-11-1853 Jefferson Co. 1773 The Central Georgian, Sanderville
Farmer Henry, Mrs. 6-5-1891 Atlanta Funeral; Atlanta Constitution
Farmer J.R.,Estate 5-10-1878 Douglas Co. Leave to Sell real estate; Atlanta Constitution
Farmer, J. W., Dr. of Hinesville, Liberty Co. occurred on 2/28 in Lakeland, Florida. Remains brought to Liberty Co and interred at a cemetery on Jones Creek where other members of the family are buried. The Constitution, Atlanta
Farmer L. M., Estate 10-17-1882 Clayton Co. Exrs Sale
Farmer Mary, Mrs. 7-19-1887 Hart Co. 1811 Caswell Farmer,decd (spouse) The Sun, Hartwell 7-22-1887
Farmer Sylvester J. 9-17-1891 Crawfordville Atlanta Constitution
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