In 1850, Zara lived with his parents and siblings, Julia, Silas and Silas' wife, Ann, in Sardinia, Erie, New York. His father was a farmer. 
Zara married Louisa Maria Gould in about 1854. Their first child, Sarah, was born in 1855, and they were residents of Sardinia, Erie, New York. Zara's household included his parents, Ebenezer and Nancy Furman. 
In 1860, Zara and Louisa and their two children, Sarah and Bela, were living in Sardinia where Zara was a farmer. Included in their household were his mother, Nancy, age 73 and now a widow, and his niece, Nancy, his brother Chancy's daughter. Chancy died in 1856. 
By 1865, Zara and Louisa had four children. They continued to live in Sardinia with his mother, Nancy. 
By 1870, Zara and Louisa's family had grown to six children - Sarah, Bela, Elmore, Ira, Effie, and Elsie, ranging in age from 15 to 1. They moved from Sardinia and now were residents of Colden, Erie, New York. 
Zara died July 8, 1874 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, East Concord, Erie, New York. 
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCY4-66X : 12 April 2016), Zera Fonner in household of Ebenezer Fonner, Sardinia, Erie, New York, United States; citing family 1464, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ "New York State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K63Y-462 : 19 November 2014), Z A Ferman, Sardinia, Erie, New York, United States; count clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 825,682.
↑ "New York State Census, 1865," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVNN-GBQR : accessed 15 March 2017), Zara Firman, , Sardinia, Erie, New York, United States; citing source p. 31, line 6, household ID 226, county clerk, board of supervisors and surrogate court offices from various counties. Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL microfilm 825,687.
↑ "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8F5-D2L : 17 October 2014), Zare Ferman, New York, United States; citing p. 8, family 71, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,429.
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However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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