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Farrington, Richard

RICHARD FARRINGTON, farmer, P.O. Spartansburg, was born January 16, 1836, in Patterson, N.J., son of Richard and Ellen Farrington, the former of whom died in Patterson, and his widow, who subsequently married E.T. Rigby, now resides in Rome Township, this county. Our subject came here in 1850. During the late war he enlisted in 1861 in Company K, Fifty-seventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and served in the Army of the Potomac. Was taken prisoner at the battle of Gettysburg, and was incarcerated at Staunton, Va., Belle Isle, Andersonville, Savannah and Millen, Ga., being confined in all sixteen months and eighteen days. He was a brave and faithful soldier, and received an honorable discharge January 26, 1865. He was married February 28, 1865, to Elizabeth Bittles, of Waterford, Penn., by whom he had two children: John and Nellie. In 1868 they settled where they now reside. They are both consistent members of the United Presbyterian Church. Mr. Farrington has been industrious and successful in life, having accumulated a farm of 160 acres of well-improved land, with good buildings. He has been a life-long Republican; takes an active interest in public affairs. Has been elected to the office of Supervisor, and is now serving his second term as School Director of Rome Township.


 

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