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  • Name Robert MCFARLAND  [2
    Relationshipwith John Louis CARR
    Birth 1760  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Death 1846  Franklin County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age 86 years 
    Burial 1846  McFarland-Sewell Family Cemetery, Franklin County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • RJCarr on 20 Feb 2020:
      On February 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM "Dr. Ken (last name removed)" wrote:
      Proposed Change: Robert MCFARLAND (I1410)
      Tree: Carr-Scott

      Description: Just a question. I noticed that Robert McFarland was married in NC and VA. May I ask which is correct? Thanks.

      Dr. Ken (last name removed)

      On February 20, 2020 at 10:23 AM Regis Carr replied:


      Thank you for your inquiry. Whenever I receive a request such as yours I always challenge the assertion that my data is correct. In working thru that process this morning, I conclude that I cannot offer a definitive answer as to where Robert McFARLAND was married. Worse, I can't document any of the relationships in the Robert McFARLAND & Mary QUARLES marriage except that I imported the data from One World Tree thinking back then (2000?) that the content had been validated. When I can't provide relevant sources, I have begun to remove un-validated records. (I deleted many records after I found that my wife's cousin relied upon his "wish" to have data be correct.) Methinks that Robert McFARLAND & Mary QUARLES should be deleted in their entirety - their only value at this stage is to promulgate inaccurate data.

      I found the snippet below in another tree which leads me to conclude that much of the One World Tree data in the McFARLAND line is conjecture - wishes. At this stage, I have low confidence in the McFARLAND records before Lucinda McFARLAND (1811-1854).

      An aside: I lost my FTM tree about six years ago during a PC upgrade and with it went links to trees I used as sources. When I rebuilt my FTM tree I used a GEDCOM that did not import source data. I keep that tree on my PC and can push updates to the website on cyclic basis via FTP - regretfully, that process was interrupted last year when we moved into rural Fayette County, GA where use of FTP is not yet possible. These two explanations give me reason to find and then stick-to-the-facts.


      Brooks, GA
    Person ID I1410  Carr-Scott
    Last Modified 7 NOV 2022 

    Marriage Abt 1792  [3
    +1. John MCFARLAND,   b. 04 NOV 1795, Avalon, Stephens, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 APR 1857, Carnesville, Franklin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 61 years)
    Married: 1x2. Eleanor MCFARLAND,   b. 08 JUN 1806, Carnesville, Franklin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1880, Carnesville, Franklin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years)
    +3. Lucinda MCFARLAND,   b. 05 NOV 1811, Carnesville, Franklin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1854, Carnesville, Franklin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 42 years)
    Family ID F727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 10 DEC 2020 

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    1. [S532] RJcarr, Email Correspondence.
      I recorded this email from Pat Brown without recording how I got it.
      Birth date from the 1830 census detailed below. Robert witnessed a will of John Burgess in May 1839, but did not appear on the 1840 census. Martha Acker wrote that he was listed as deceased on a 1842 tax list. However, his great grandson, Thomas A. McFarland wrote in 1907 that Robert died in 1846. My conclusion is that he died after May 1939 and before the census was taken in 1840.
      Evie McFarland Reynolds, great granddaughter of Robert, wrote in a letter dated Sept. 15, 1965 "Robert and Mary lived to be quite old, and died about 1846 to 1850, dates not exactly known. They were buried near the old home in a graveyard that is now abandoned and in a pasture. How soon people are forgotten!" So Robert and Mary are not in the same graveyard/cemetery as John and Rebecca, but probably not far away. The children of John and Rebecca who died young are probably in the same cemetery in which they are buried.

      Martha Acker found Robert on a jury list in Franklin County in 1798 and 1799.
      From DEEDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, GEORGIA 1784-1826, Abstracted and compiled by Martha Walters Acker, page 18, 19: DEED dated 9 Nov. 1799,rec. 25 April 1803, from William Hall and wife Jean (X) of Franklin Co. to John Lowry of aforesaid...on Little Rice Crk...Wit: ROB'T McFARLAND, James Lowry. Sworn to by McFarland and Lowry before John Sandidge, J. P. 20 June 1801 (1800?).

      From Franklin County Deeds Book CCC, page 216, 9 Feb. 1802: John Williamson sold to Robert McFarland for $150 land on waters of Bear Creek, a branch of the North Fork of Broad River - 200 acres bounded on the N. W. by Dardin's land. Recorded April 8, 1851 (which was after Robert's death).
      From same book, page 221, 16 March 1821: For $100 James Roach sold to Robert McFarland 50 acres on Reedy Branch. Recorded 6 May 1851.
      John McFarland, as administrator, sells these two pieces of land.(Martha)
      Evie McFarland Reynolds wrote that "Robert got a land grant of 1000 acres on Bear Creek in Franklin County three miles west of where Lavonia now is, in 1799, when they came to Georgia." I wrote to the surveyor General Department in 1970 asking about the grant. Their response was "A search of our original Headright and Bounty Land Grants Index, 1755-1909, fails to disclose a grant to the person you requested."

      From Franklin County, GA Minutes, Court of Ordinary, May 15, 1786 -Sept. 6, 1813: A return made by Joseph Chandler Admrs of the estate of Jas Chandler Decd & Elizabeth Chandler - Admrx of said Decd at March Term 1812 -
      Amount received by Joseph Chandler, & in his hands
      Recd of Robt McFarland $170.00
      (others mentioned)

      Robert McFarland, R. S., was a fortunate drawer in the Georgia Land Lotteries of 1827. He was granted 202 1/2 acres of land in the FIRST District, of the FIFTH Section, in the County of CARROLL in said State, which tract or lot of land is known ... by the number Thirty-four. Registered the 27 day of Dec 1828.

      !CENSUS-GA-FRANKLIN-1830: page 19, line 17
      Robert McFarland 60-70
      1 female 50-60 [Rebecca]
      1 male 20-30 [Hezekiah]
      2 females 20-30 [Elizabeth & Mary]
      1 female 15-19 [Lucinda]
      1 female 5-9 [Who was this child?]

      Martha Acker found Robert on a 1837 tax list in Franklin County. She also stated he witnessed a will of John Burgess on 5 or 15 May 1839.
      Birth dates and places of children copied from Bible record by Evie McFarland Reynolds and sent to Pat Brown on 15 Sep 1965. Evie wrote"These records were taken from old Bibles. I don't have the books now." But the small sheets of paper these records are written on are very old and very hard to read, but most can be made out. They are in the possession of Evie's daughter-in-law. All the children of Robertare listed and only the one grandchild, "Sarah A Davis was born October the 9 1820."

      The following was part of an article written by Thomas A. McFarland in1907.
      "The McFarlands came from the McFarland Clan in Scotland. Adverse economic legislation and religious persecution caused thousands of people to immigrate from Scotland to America between 1760-1800. Manyof them settled in Virginia and the Carolinas. Among these settlers were the McFarlands, Crawfords, Jacksons, Clarks, and Calhouns. The McFarlands were Presbyterians in their church relations while inScotland. They were modest, honest and sincere people. According to tradition, a McFarland family settled in Virginia in 1788. We know nothing of this family except they had a boy named Robert McFarland.

      In 1791, a Quarles family came from Ireland and settled near the McFarland Family. Nothing is known of this Quarles family except they had a girl named Mary Quarles and she married Robert McFarland in1792.They are my great grandparents. They lived in Virginia until 1799. In 1783 the state of Georgia forced the Indians to cede to her a tract of land lying in northeast Georgia. In 1784 the Georgia Legislature divided this tract of land into two counties. The northernmost part was named Franklin and the southernmost was named Madison Co. Immigrants were invited to come to Georgia. In order to encourage them, the state of Georgia offered to grant each family1,000 acres of land if they would come and settle on it. In 1799, Robert and Mary came from Virginia to Georgia and took a grant of1,000 acres in Franklin Co. lying on both sides of Bear Creek. On the east side of the creek, he established his settlement on a branch of this creek about 4 miles from where Lavonia now is. It later became known as the Hix Place. Here, they raised a large family, eight in all. Their oldest child was Sarah.

      She married James Davis in 1819. Their second child was John McFarland. He is my grandfather. He married Rebecca Jackson in 1823. Martha married David Smith. Hezikiah, another son, went west and was never heard of any more. Elizabeth married Nalor Burrus. Nellie (Eleanor) married Adam Bell. Mary married Asa Scott. Robert McFarland died in 1846 and his wife died in 1850. Both are buried in theMcFarland grave lot. The grave yard is a short distance on the hilleast of the John McFarland place.
      John McFarland was appointed Administrator on his father's estate Mar.3, 1851. After discharging the duties reposed on him, he was discharged from said administration November 7, 1853. This record is recorded in the Ordinary's office in Carnesville, Ga. John C. York was Ordinary of Franklin Co at the time."

      The above document is in the possession of Evie McFarland Reynold's son, Sam, and his wife Louise Brown Reynolds. It is about 6 1/4 by 91/2 inches in size and is a form in which the blanks were filled in.It was folded twice and on the outside was written "John McFarland's Letters of Administration." It reads in part "Whereas, Robert McFarland late of the County aforesaid (Franklin) deceased, died intestate,... we do therefore give and grant unto you, the said John McFarland full power and authority to administer all ... the Goods ...which were of the deceased at the time of his death, ... to make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all ... the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said deceased ... appraised in dollars and cents... touching which inventory you are presently assigned to perform ... before the first Monday of May next, and an account on the first Term of the Court of Ordinary for the county aforesaid, in every year, until you have completed your Administration. And lastly, we do... appoint you, the said John McFarland Administrator ... of the said deceased.... this thirteenth day of March 1851" Signed by John G. York C. C. O.

      Gary Morris at suggests that Robert Allen McFarland was born in 1770 in Caswell Co., NC. He is possibly the son of Robert McFarland who left a will in Caswell Co. in 1780. It names his wife Margaret and children John, James, Walter , Joseph, Ellen,Robert, and Martha (who mar a Barret). Caswell Co NC Wills Dec 1780 .
      Sources to check: Index of North Carolina Ancestors published by NC Genealogical Society 1981; Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America 162-182 Vol III by David Dobson 1984, BPL; Abstracts of North Carolina Wills 1760-1800 by Fred Olds 1983 at LDS FHC,

      RJCarr on 20 Feb 2020:

      There are countless Robert McFarland trees on with widely varying assertions about where he was born, to whom and when he married, and when de did.

      Further, I have low confidence that Robert McFarland is the father of any of the children listed, to include Lucinda McFarland who is thought to be the 3 x great grandmother of Lana (SCOTT) Carr in this tree. Lucinda was married to Asa Scott (1808-1867). An undated ancestor chart prepared by Alfred Howard (1932-2012) shows that Lucinda's maiden name was Galbraith.

    2. [S48] Family Trees, Database online. (Reliability: 0).
      Record for Robert McFarland

    3. [s48] Family Trees, Database online.
      Record for Robert McFarland