Dr. H. H. Farmer

by Edmund Starling, 1886


DR. H. H. FARMER, was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, in 1825, and immigrated with his father to Kentucky, Henderson County, in the autumn of 1829. In 1833 his father was accidentally shot, and two years thereafter young Farmer returned to his relations in Virginia, where he remained until 1846, but always claiming Henderson County as his home. He was educated mostly in Virginia, and graduated in medicine, at the Jefferson Medical College in 1846. In June of that year he commenced the practice of his profession in Henderson County, but, three years after, abandoned it for the more pleasing life of a farmer. Dr. Farmer has served his county as a Magistrate, Assessor and County School Commissioner, in all of which positions his eminent fitness won him the plaudits of his people. From early manhood he was a Democrat in politics. IN 1860 he was a warm Southern sympathiser, but opposed secession which he believed would end in nothing short of disaster to the Southern people. He took no part in the war, but remained with his family at his quiet, happy home in the county. Dr. Farmer cast his lot with the Democratic party until about 1881, when he gave up, in a great measure, politics, and does not now claim to belong to any political organization. In 1843 he joined the Baptist Church, and has, from that time to this, proven himself an active, consistent, working member.

The History of Henderson County, Kentucky by Starling 1887 page 781;

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