|Birth||2 MAY 1836|
|Military||VA Army / Private / US Civil War|
|Death||22 NOV 1897|
He served the Confederacy through the war between the States, enlisting in the spring of 1861 as a private in Company F, Fifty-Fourth Virginia Infantry, and serving in Kentucky under Humphrey Marshall. In eighteen months he was transferred from the infantry to the cavalry service, under General Forrest. He was acting assistant surgeon, and was in all the engagements of this part of the army, Cedar Creek, Chickamaugua, Winchester, until before Richmond he was transferred to Chimberazo hospital, where he remained until the close of the war.
He first engaged in the study of medicine with Dr. K. THOMPSON in 1858-9, then under Dr. Hugh MCGUIRE of Winchester in 1859-60, and then took a course in the Virginia Medical College, whence he graduated in 1863. He practice in Dublin from that time until 1869, when he went to Bellevue (New York) Medical College, and took a clinical course. Then he resumed practice in Dublin, and in 1877-8 added to it a drug business.
He now devotes his entire time to the duties of his profession, in which he has a large practice. He has been six years a memberof the State Medical Society. His wife is Sarah E., a daughter of William and Margaret (TRINKLE) BOSANG, born in Pulaski county, March 20, 1847.
Dr. and Mrs. FARMER have no children, but have adopted her nephew, Jerry Clarence STONE, born February 25, 1876, son of M.C. STONE. Dr. FARMER'S address is Dublin, Pulaski county, Virginia.
Bio by Janet Randell