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Farrier, Martin P., 1869-1946



  • Existence: 1869 - 1946

Biographical Note

Martin Pence (1869-1946) and his son, Andrew Lewis (1895-1972) Farrier, lawyers in Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia. As a law firm they individually and collectively represented some of the most important industries in Southwest Virginia, including the Norfolk and Western Railway Company, Appalachian Power Company, and several coal and lumber interests.

M. P. Farrier was a clerk for Giles County, Virginia as early as 1894. He qualified to practice law on February 1, 1904, and then formed a partnership with Judge Martin Williams (1858-1934), which lasted until January 1, 1920. Farrier represented Giles and Bland counties in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1922 through 1923. In March 1923, he became Commissioner of Accounts for Giles County. The Williams and Farrier law firm reformed from January 1, 1924 thru July 1, 1934, when Farrier was appointed Trial Justice of Giles County. During this time period, M. P. Farrier also served as Treasurer of Bland County Lumber Company and Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of Buchanan Coal Land Corp.

A. L. and M. P. Farrier joined in a legal partnership on January 1, 1939. The partnership lasted until M. P. Farrier's death in 1946. He is buried in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg, Virginia.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Farrier Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-1974-011
Scope and Content

The collection includes files from the firm of Williams and Farrier, later Farrier and Farrier. Materials include copies of deeds, title searches, land transactions, estate matters, loan contracts, divorce suits, small claims collection suits, ledgers, and correspondence. Additional details of some files are included in the original inventories, available on request.

Dates: 1894 - 1972