"Messrs Lawrence Rollison, Robert
Bell and James Farr being licensed to exercise
their gifts as public exhorters by the last meeting of the Transylvania
Presbytery are continued as regular exhorters under the inspection
of the Presbytery of Cumberland."
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, April 6, 1803]
James Farr expressing his desire to join Presbytery
as a candidate for the holy ministry, delivered a discourse as
a specimen of his abilities. The Presbytery judging thereof received
him as a candidate and appointed him to prepare a discourse on
Mark 8:34 to be delivered at the intermediate Presbytery.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, April 4, 1804]
Presbytery met according to adjournment. Opened by a discourse
upon Mark 10:49 by James Farr a candidate for the ministry.
Presbytery proceeded to consider Mr. Farr's discourse which was sustained as part of trial.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, October 2, 1804]
Presbytery proceeded to examine Mr. Farr upon experimental
religion, also his motives to the ministry, which were sustained,
also Mr. Farr and Mr. Nelson on divinity, which examinations
were sustained as parts of trial.
Presbytery having likewise received full satisfaction of the good moral character of Mr. James Farr, his experimental acquaintance with religion, his knowledge of divinity, having also given good specimens of his abilities and usefulness in the Church as a public exhorter under the care of Presbytery, having purchased to himself a good degree among the churches where he has exercised his gifts, having also adopted the Confession of Faith and answered the questions appointed to be put to candidates, Presbytery did therefore license him to preach the gospel of Christ within their bounds or wherever God in his providence may call him.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, October 3, 1805]
Ordered Mr. Rankin administer the sacrament at Drake's Creek
the first Sabbath in December and Messrs. Bell
and Farr to assist in preaching and Mr. Farr to
preach there two Sabbaths besides.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, October 2, 1805]
Rev. James Farr, of Bigby Presbytery mentioned.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Synod of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 1825]
From Bigby Presbytery, absentees, James Farr,
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Synod of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, November 1827]
From Bigby Presbytery, Rev. James Farr, present
Resolved, That the Rev. Messrs. James Farr, John L. Smith, Thomas Campbell, and John Forbes be appointed a standing committee to receive and examine all letters and communications addressed to this Synod, before they are presented to the house.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Synod of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 1828]
A report from Rev.
Robert Bell was read; whereupon it was
Resolved, that Rev. Robert Donnell, Isaac Shook, James B. Porter, James Farr, Carson P. Reed, John Morgan, and Robert Bell, be appointed a select and standing committee, to take charge of Charity Hall School, and so to manage it as not to involve the institution more deeply in debt, and to report their proceedings from time to time to the General Assembly; and, also, that they adopt the most successful measures to liquidate the old debt as transmitted to them.
Resolved, that the report of Rev. Robert Bell be referred to this committee.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1830]
The opening sermon was preached by the Rev'd James Farr
from Mark the 16th chapter and 15 verse .
Member present: Rev'd Messrs. James Farr...
The Rev'd William Henry and Levi Calvert were appointed commissioners to the next General Assembly and in case of failure the Rev'd James Farr and Joseph Edwards.
[Source: Minutes of Obion Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 22-23, 1833]
Delegates appeared from the following Presbyteries, presented
their commissions, and their names were enrolled:
Rev. James Farr - Obion Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1834]