Farrar’s Island Heritage

Discovering our American, European and Eurasian Ancestry

The Treaty of Sycamore Shoals

...and lastly the said Oconistoto, Attacullacullah and Savanooko otherwise Coronoh for themselves and in behalf of their whole nation have made, ordained, constituted and appointed and by these presents do make, ordain, constitute and appoint Joseph Martin and John Farrow their true and lawful attornies jointly and either of them severally...(Deed from the Cherokees to Henderson & Co. March 17, 1775)


The information compiled in this family history reflects both historical and genealogical research effort documenting the lives of ancestors whose movements and actions over the course of nearly 2 millennia contributed to the evolution of European and American civilization. This documentation integrates historical and genealogical accounts assembled from both primary and secondary source evidence found in personal and family documents as well as church and state records residing in local, state, and national archives and libraries throughout the world.

The accumulated historical and genealogical data has been incorporated into Farrar's Island Heritage database for providing historical and genealogical documentation of our ancestor's seminal beginnings, commencing with a proposed plausible scenario of the FARRAR family's surname founding from nomadic tribal Eurasian ancestors. The late antiquity immigration of this seminal ancestor into northern Gaul in 406 A.D. during the Great Migration Period prefaced a military alliance with a failing Western Roman Empire. A consequence of the alliance with Rome was the reward of land and feudal power and the accumulation of wealth that was ultimately assimilated with Frankish tribes under Clovis and contributed to the establishment of the Merovingian dynasty. The wealth and power of the family was evidently sustained throughout the conquests of Charlemagne and William the Conqueror, with the Farrar family influence on western civilization culminating with the investors and adventurers acting under the Charter of the Virginia Company of London in the early 17th century, and ultimately the American revolution and the formation and evolution of the United States in the late 18th through the early 20th century.

Meeting of the Transylvania House of Delegates, Boonesborough, May 27, 1775

"Standing under the great elm, the attorney employed by the Indians, John Farrar, handed to Judge Henderson a piece of the luxuriant turf cut from the soil that extended beneath them and, while they both held it, Farrow declared his delivery of Seisin and possession of the land, according to the terms of the title deed which Henderson displayed, and the immediate reading of which completed a legal requirement now long since obsolete and almost forgotten." (George W. Ranck, Boonesborough, 1901)