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FARRAR, Timothy, jurist, born in Concord, Massachusetts, 11 July 1747; died ill Hollis, N. H., 21 February 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, born in New Ipswich, N. H., 17 March 1788; died 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."
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