Jacob C. La Favre and Elizabeth Farr

Jacob C. La Favre and Elizabeth Anderson

Information on this page and photos supplied by Mike La Favre, grandson of Floyd B. La Favre.

 

Jacob C. (most likely Charles) La Favre
b February 07, 1833 in Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 1933.
d July 22, 1896 Lucas County, Iowa (on the family farm)
Source: Date on Jacob La Favre's gravestone in Columbia Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa
and History of Union County by George Ide 1908
He is buried in Columbia Cemetery Sec C, Row 20, #6 , Marion County, Iowa
Jacob married Elizabeth Farr on November 18, 1854 in Morgan County,  Indiana
Jacob married Elizabeth Florence Anderson on August 17, 1880 in Marion County, Iowa after the death of Elizabeth Farr La Favre on April 11, 1879.
Father: Isaac T. Lafaver-La Favre
Mother: Mary Cooper

Census Info: 1850 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana

Source for marriage dates:

Jefferson Farr's Family Bible and Index to Marriage Record 1850 to 1920 Inclusive Volume 1, Part 1 Letters A to G,  Morgan County, Indiana on file in the Morgan County Public Library

Civil War Service

Military service: Bet. August 19, 1862 - July 19, 1865
Served with Company B 67th & 24th Indiana Volunteers
Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana Roster Published by
Holloway

Jacob C. La Favre and his brother, Isaac J., served with Company B  67th Indiana Volunteers. They enlisted at Monroe County, Indiana. Jacob and Isaac were both transferred to Company F. 24th Regiment in Dec. 1864. They were mustered out on July 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas.

Back in the early 30's a George Newton LeFevre researched the La Favre line and noted that Jacob C. was captured and sent to Andersonville Prison. A copy of Jacob's service record does not mention the capture. His brother Isaac was captured in Missouri but escaped in a few weeks.

Occupation: Farmer


 

Elizabeth Farr (first wife of Jacob C. La Favre)
b November 19, 1837 in Ray Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Jefferson Farr's Family Bible & date on Elizabeth Farr La Favre's gravestone in
Columbia Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa.
d April 11, 1879 in Lucas County, Iowa
Source: Martinsville Republican June 6, 1879 and Jefferson Farr's Family Bible.
She is buried in Columbia Cemetery Sec C, Row 20, #8, Marion County, Iowa
Census Info: 1850 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana

Her parents were

Jefferson Farr
b December 25, 1812 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
d December 29, 1883 in Paragon, Morgan County, Indiana
Jefferson is buried in Union Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana

Obituary Source:  Martinsville Republican, Jan. 3, 1884
Jefferson Farr of Baker Township, one of our oldest residents in the county, died last Saturday night, aged 71 years.

Sarah Miller
b July 01, 1817 Shelby County, Kentucky
d February 13, 1894 Morgan County,  Indiana
Sarah is buried in Union Cemetery, Morgan County, Indiana

Photo above of Jacob C. La Favre and his second wife 

Elizabeth Florence Anderson
b July 10, 1850 in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana
d August 12, 1945 Pomona, Los Angeles County, California
m August 17, 1880 in Marion County, Iowa
She is buried at Pomona Valley Memorial Park, Pomona, Los Angeles County, California

CHILDREN of Jacob C. La Favre and Elizabeth Farr

Back row, left to right: Mollie Moorehead, Tom, Sallie Agan; Front row, left to right: Grant, John, Jeff, Cliff.

Back row, left to right: Charles, Thomas; Front row, left to right: Grant, John.


Jefferson F. La Favre
Born: August 20, 1855 Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Date on Jefferson La Favre's gravestone in Russell Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa.
Died: December 16, 1919 Lucas County, Iowa
Source: Date on Jefferson La Favre's gravestone in Russell Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa.
Buried In: Russell Cemetery Sec 3, Row 15 S-1/2, #6 , Lucas County, Iowa
Census Info: 1860 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana Page 75
Occupation: Farmer
Spouse: Hattie Amelia Martin
Met: in: Morgan County, Indiana
Married: July 04, 1883 Iowa

Mary Jane La Favre (aka: Mollie)
Born: May 21, 1857 Morgan County, Indiana
Died: May 1943
Source: Floyd La Favre's Genealogy Notebook G-3. Page 22
Census Info: 1860 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana Page 75
Lived In: 1931 Barada, Richardson County, Nebraska
Source: Mary's brother, John O. La Favre's obituary published in the Afton Star-Enterprise
March 12, 1931
Married: March 07, 1880 Lucas County, Iowa
Source: Iowa Marriages 1851-1900.
Spouse: Ludlow Halsted Morehead
Marriage Notes
The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Saturday, April 3, 1880
Marriage licenses were issued to the following happy souls during the past month:
L.H. MOREHEAD, 21 to M.J. LAFEVOR, 20.

Sarah Kathern La Favre (aka: Sallie)
Born: July 12, 1859 Morgan County, Indiana
Source:Floyd La Favre's Genealogy Notebook G-3. Page 109 and 1900 US Census Dundy
County, Nebraska
Died: August 23, 1925
Source: Floyd La Favre's Genealogy Notebook G-3.
Census Info: 1860 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana Page 75
Lived In: near Stratton, Hitchcock County, Nebraska
Source: Letter from Sallie Agan to John O. La Favre dated Dec. 11, 1892
Married: October 05, 1880 Lucas County, Iowa
Spouse: John Henry Agan
Source: Floyd La Favre's Genealogy Notebook G-3. Floyd recorded only the date not the
location.

James McClelland La Favre
Born: July 08, 1862 Morgan County, Indiana
Died: November 25, 1887 Nebraska
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 1933.
Census Info: 1870 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana Page 5
Lived In: Stratton, Hitchcock County, Nebraska
Occupation: School Teacher
Notes:
"Was a school teacher. He died in Nebraska while home steading"
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 1933

John O. La Favre
Born: April 26, 1865 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: John O. La Favre's Family Bible
Died: March 07, 1931 Afton, Union County, Iowa
Source: Letter of Administration dated March 12, 1931 Creston, Union County, Iowa also
John La Favre's obituary published in the Afton Star.
Buried In: Otterbein Cemetery, Jones Twp, Union County, Iowa
Census Info: 1870 Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana Page 5
Lived In: Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana, Lucas County, Iowa and Union County, Iowa
Occupation: Farmer in Union County, Iowa
Married: February 16, 1893 Union County, Iowa
Source: John La Favre's obituary publised in the Afton Star-Enterprise March 12, 1931
Spouse: Mary Ellen Huntzinger

Cynthia Ann La Favre
Born: November 11, 1866 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Date on Cynthia La Favre's gravestone in Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp, Morgan
County, Indiana
Died: April 13, 1870 Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Date on Cynthia La Favre's gravestone in Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp, Morgan
County, Indiana.
Buried In: Sodom Cemetery, Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Dale Drake, Baker Twp, Sodom Cemetery Listing From Morgan County Gen-Assit
Database March 22,1997, "Electronic."

Grant Washington La Favre
Born: November 16, 1868 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 1933.
Died: April 11, 1958 Lucas County, Iowa
Source: Floyd La Favre's Family Tree Book and Date on Grant La Favre's gravestone in
Russell Cemetery, Lucas County, Iowa
Buried In: Russell Cemetery Row 15 south 1/2, #5 , Lucas County, Iowa
Census Info: 1870 Baker Twp Morgan County. Indiana Page 5
Lived In: Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana and Lucas County, Iowa
Occupation: Farmer in Lucas County, Iowa
Source: Letters dated Dec. 8, 1891 & Jan. 2, 1892 from Grant W. to John O La Favre. In
the letters he tells John O. about picking his corn crops and the price per bushel.
Married: December 25, 1895 Stotesbury, Vernon County, Missouri
Spouse: Ida Elsie Chambers
Married: June 11, 1902 Lucas County, Iowa
Spouse: Cora E. Taylor Prother

Clifford La Favre
Born: January 12, 1870 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Gary W. Tharp, 1935 Monroe County Iowa Pension List, "Electronic."
Died: October 09, 1954 Iowa
Source: Date on Cliff La Favre's gravestone in Columbia Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa.
Buried In: Columbia Cemetery Sec C, Row 20, #5 , Marion County, Iowa
Census Info: 1880 District 102 Page 8 Pleasant Twp, Lucas County, Iowa
Lived In: Baker Twp Morgan County, Indiana and Klemme, Hancock County, Iowa
Occupation: 1930 Farmer
Married: June 28, 1896 Belinda, Lucas County, Iowa
Spouse: Anna Jordon
Source: Floyd La Favre's Genealogy Notebook G-3. Page 10

Thomas Edgar La Favre
Born: March 08, 1873 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: World War 1 Draft Registration Card 1917-1918 and Letter to Grace Fox from
Thomas La Favre
Died: August 24, 1954 Sullivan County, Missouri
Source: Mary Ellen Huntzinger La Favre's address book in which she recorded important
dates and addresses.
Buried In: Oxford Cemetery Row 12S-N, #1,Williamson Lucas County, Iowa
Census Info: 1880 District 102 Page 8 Pleasant Twp, Lucas County, Iowa
Lived In: Chariton, Lucas County Iowa & Green City, Missouri
Source: Talmage News in the Afton Star Enterprise Dec. 1914 and Photo copy of Elmer La
Favre's obit.
Occupation: 1900 Framer in Lucas County, Iowa
Married: August 17, 1897 Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa
Spouse: Selina Willoughby
Source: Iowa Marriages 1851-1900.
Married: December 27, 1939
Spouse: Ida Zoe Hill

Charles Edward La Favre
Born: May 04, 1875 Baker Twp, Morgan County, Indiana
Source: Date on Charles La Favre's gravestone in Columbia Cemetery, Marion County,
Iowa
Died: August 15, 1891 near Columbia, Lucas County, Iowa
Source: Date on Charles La Favre's gravestone in Columbia Cemetery, Marion County,
Iowa
Notes: "When returning home from church on a dark stormy night with his brothers, all on
horseback, his horse stumbled, and falling upon him, he was killed near Columbia, Iowa."
Source: George N. LeFevre's Family Chart Copyright 1933
Buried In: Columbia Cemetery Sec C, Row 20, #7 , Marion County, Iowa
Census Info: 1880 District 102 Page 8 Pleasant Twp, Lucas County, Iowa
Lived In: Morgan County, Indiana, Lucas County, Iowa

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