Saturday, March 16, 2013

Moors Farwell, First Mayor of Sandusky

Moors Farwell was the first Mayor of Sandusky. He was first married to Sarah Cooke. (Sarah Cooke was the sister of Eleutheros Cooke, the first lawyer in Sandusky.) Sarah Cooke Farwell died on February 28, 1827, and she is buried in Huron County.

Moors and Sarah Farwell had a daughter Sarah Farwell, who married Jeremiah Cochran. According to the publication NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS, HURON COUNTY, OHIO, 1822-1835, by H. R. Timman,Moors Farwell of Sandusky, married Miss Semantha Dean of Cortlandville, on June 17, 1831 at Cortlandville, New York. (This item appeared in the Sandusky Clarion on July 6,1831.) Three young children of Moors and Samantha Farwell died young, and are buried at Oakland Cemetery.

The R. B. Hayes Center's Obituary Index indicates that Moors Farwell died on December 14, 1850, and he was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Following the death of Moors Farwell, Mrs. Samantha Farwell married Rev. Samuel Enoch Hitchcock in 1858. They moved to Alpena, Michigan, where Samuel was instrumental in organizing the first church of Alpena County.

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