Family: William ("Quilly Molan") Farmer/Dessie "Dicey" Jane Whitaker (F1203)

m. 5 Feb 1850


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  • Father | Male
    William ("Quilly Molan") Farmer

    Born  Abt 1824  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1898  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  5 Feb 1850  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Joseph (Joedy) Farmer | F1204 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sarah Baker | F1204 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Dessie "Dicey" Jane Whitaker

    Born  Abt 1828  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Jan 1880  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  James Harvey Whitaker, Sr. | F1205 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Arnold | F1205 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Sarah A Farmer

    Born  Abt 1849  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aft 1880  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 2 | Male
    John Riley ("Rial" Or "Rice") Farmer

    Born  18 Oct 1851  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 Dec 1921  Somerset, Pulaski Co, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Martha Ellen Whitaker | F702 
    Married  16 Feb 1869  Campbell, TN Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    Thomas J (Or A) Farmer

    Born  15 Dec 1852  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Mar 1878  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Dicey V. (Mary) Eaton | F4399 
    Married  14 Mar 1871  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    Farmer

    Born  8 Mar 1855  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Mar 1855  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 5 | Female
    Mary Martha Farmer

    Born  16 Sep 1856  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Feb 1933  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Providence Cemetery, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Thomas Marion Boyd | F706 
    Married    Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Male
    Stephen "Minkey" Farmer

    Born  5 Feb 1860  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1939  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mary Frances Adams | F709 
    Married     
    Spouse  Roanna Boyd | F707 
    Married  8 Dec 1887  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Male
    Miles Lewis Farmer

    Born  20 Apr 1863   
    Died  3 Sep 1937  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  4 Sep 1937  Providence Cemetery, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Elizabeth (Lizzie) Jenkins | F710 
    Married  6 Mar 1884  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Male
    Frank Wolford Farmer

    Born  1866  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aft 1880   
    Buried     

    Child 9 | Male
    George Alford Farmer

    Born  10 Nov 1866  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Jan 1942  Corbin, Whitley, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  26 Jan 1942  Oaks Cemetery, Corbin, Whitley, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Alice Wyatt | F722 
    Married  Abt 1893  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 10 | Female
    Cordelia (Delia-Delee) Elizabeth Farmer

    Born  16 Sep 1871  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Apr 1951  Mt. Victory, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  24 Apr 1951  Poplarville Cemetery, Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  John Kendrick Sears | F1196 
    Married  29 Sep 1890  Scott, TN Find all individuals with events at this location


  • Notes  Married:
    • Pulaski County, KY Marriages
      5 Feb 1850 (some transcriptions show 5 Mar 1850)
      Surety on bond was "James Riley Whitaker" (Dicey Whitaker's brother)
      Permission reads: Consent of Mary Whitaker "to give under my hand to William Farmer, Dicey Whitaker" - kin not stated

      William Farmer was known as "Quilly Molan" (or "Quillie Molan") Farmer. Perhaps the "Quillie" was a derivation of "Willie" and the "Molan" some derivation of his middle name.

      Dicey Whitaker's middle name (according to family stories) was "Jane" - but she never appears with the name or initial in the record. In the 1870 census, her name is given as "Dicey A."

      6-7 months after they were married, William and Dicey Farmer appear in the 1850 census with a daughter, Sarah, age 1. It appears the census taker recorded all children up until their 2nd birthday as "age 1". So Sarah may have been born in 1849, or as recently as August, 1850. Either Dicey already had a daughter when she was married, or she was pregnant at the time of her marriage.

      1850 US Census, Division 1, Pulaski Co., KY - PG 32
      29 Aug 1850
      William Farmer 26
      Dicey Farmer 22
      Sarah Farmer 1
      They lived a few houses down from William's brother (James Wesley Farmer) and sister (Amanda Jane Farmer (Mills))

      1860 United States Federal Census - District 2, Pulaski, Kentucky
      William Farmer 36
      Dicey Farmer 33
      Sarah Farmer 11
      Rial Farmer 9
      Thomas Farmer 7
      Mary Farmer 4
      Stephen Farmer 1
      Sarah Farmer 66
      Note: Census shows William's mother Sarah (age 66) living with him, while other sources have indicated she would have been about 72 and died five years earlier in 1855.

      1870 United States Federal Census - Bent, Pulaski, Kentucky
      Name Age
      William Farmer 47
      Dicey A Farmer 41
      Sarah A Farmer 20
      Thomas J Farmer 16
      (oddly - the other children are missing in this census)

      U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules
      Name: Dica Farmer
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Occupation: Housekeeper
      Place of Birth: Kentucky
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
      Age: 48
      Month of Death: Jan
      Cause of Death: Brain Fever (probably meningitis, but could also be typhus)
      Attending Doctor: W.T. Scott
      Census Year: 1880
      Census Location: Pulaski, Kentucky
      Enumeration District: 89
      Line: 19
      Archive Collection Number: T655

      1880 United States Federal Census - District 1 and 10, Pulaski, Kentucky
      William Farmer 53, head
      Sarah Farmer 28, daughter
      Frank Wolfen Farmer 14, son
      George Alfred Farmer 13, son
      Cordelia Farmer 10, daughter
      Mary France Farmer 4, granddaughter
      Mahala E. Farmer 2, granddaughter
      Linville Logan Farmer 9m, grandson, twin
      Balzora C. Farmer 9m, granddaughter, twin