Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Joseph THOMPSON died 1 on 13 Oct 1732 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married 2, 3 Mary BRACKETT on 22 Jul 1662 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
DENISON, Mary

Mary BRACKETT [Parents] was born 1 on 12 May 1641 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened on 12 May 1641 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2, 3 on 23 Mar 1678 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried on 23 Mar 1679 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 4, 5 Joseph THOMPSON on 22 Jul 1662 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


James BRACKETT [Parents] 1 was born in 1645 in of Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened in 1645 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 in Apr 1718 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. James married Sarah MARSH in 1674 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Was a cooper

Sarah MARSH died 1 on 6 Oct 1727 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married James BRACKETT in 1674 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.


William RAWSON died 1 on 20 Sep 1726 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 2 Sarah BRACKETT on 26 Oct 1700 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah BRACKETT [Parents] was born in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened in 1647 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 1 William RAWSON on 26 Oct 1700 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CROSBY, Joseph


Joseph CROSBY [Parents] was born 1, 2 in Feb 1638 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 26 Nov 1695 in Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married 4, 5 Sarah BRACKETT on 1 Jun 1675 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PAINE, Eleanor

Sarah BRACKETT [Parents] was born in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened in 1647 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 1, 2 Joseph CROSBY on 1 Jun 1675 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
RAWSON, William


Josiah BRACKETT [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 8 May 1652 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened on 8 May 1652 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 before 1689. Josiah married 6, 7, 8 Elizabeth WALDO on 4 Feb 1672/1673 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

JOSIAH BRACKETT on 4 February 1672/3 at Billerica. He was born at Braintree 8 May 1652, son of Richard' and Alice (Blower) Brackett.  He died, perhaps at Braintree, prior to 14 January 168 1/2, when the inventory of his estate was taken. “He is said to have been an early settler at Billerica, Mass., but to have left that town about 1675, when it was threatened by the Indians, during King Philip's War. He apparently returned to Braintree.” In 1677 he and six other men who had “departed the town” were ordered by the General Court to pay their war tax at Billerica. The family was at Chelmsford before the return to Braintree: Josiah Brackett was a deacon in the church there. He may have lived on his father's and/or his father-in-law's properties in Billerica and Chelmsford; he does not appear as a grantee or grantor in Middlesex County deeds.

Elizabeth WALDO 1, 2 was born 3 about 1648 in of Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 4 on 6 Nov 1742 in Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 5, 6, 7 Josiah BRACKETT on 4 Feb 1672/1673 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WALKER, Thomas

ELIZABETH2 WALDO, the daughter of Cornelius1 and Hannah (Cogswell) Waldo, was born, probably at Ipswich, Massachusetts, circa 1648-.  She died 6 November 1742 at Bristol, at the reported age of 94, having outlived all six of her children. As “Elizabeth Brackett, wife of Josiah” she was dismissed from the Chelmsford church 12 November ~ and admitted to full communion at the Braintree church 31 December 1676. As “Mrs. Walker,” she was received into the Bristol church prior to 25 June 1695. Her will was signed 23 June 1735 and proved 8 April 1743. In it she mentioned son William Walker; daughter Mary, wife of Edward Little; granddaughters Mary and Elizabeth Little, both under eighteen and unmarried; grandchildren John, Thomas, Sarah, Esther, and Elizabeth Bowen, children of daughter Elizabeth Bowen, deceased; granddaughter Jane Walker of Barbados, daughter of son Thomas Walker, deceased; Sarah Little, under eighteen and unmarried, eldest daughter of Edward Little. Elizabeth Walker was judged “non compos mentis” 12 March 1741, and Joseph Russell, gentleman of Bristol, was appointed her guardian.


Thomas GILES was born about 1754 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. Thomas married Leah JENKINS.

Leah JENKINS [Parents] was born about 1758 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. Leah married Thomas GILES.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas GILES was born about 1791. He died on 12 Nov 1851.
  M ii David GILES was born about 1786.
  F iii Mary GILES was born about 1788.
  F iv Hannah GILES was born about 1790.
  F v
Esther GILES was born about 1792 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

John DAVIS was born about 1771 in of Burton, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. John married Mary in 1790 in of Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

Mary was born about 1773 in of Burton, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. Mary married John DAVIS in 1790 in of Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Maria DAVIS was born on 2 Jan 1791. She died on 1 Jun 1866.

Thomas MORGAN. Thomas married Mary GILES.

Mary GILES [Parents] was born on 2 Jun 1818 in Blananon, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, United Kingdom. Mary married Thomas MORGAN.


Thomas Davis GILES [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 28 Nov 1820 in Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He died on 2 Nov 1894 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. He was buried on 5 Nov 1894 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. Thomas married Margaret THOMAS on 28 Feb 1843 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

Thomas was counted in a census 1 in 1841 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
EVANS, Hannah

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 2, p.507 Giles, Thomas Davis, popularly known as "Utah's blind harpist", was born Nov. 28, 1820, at Blan, Avon, South Wales, the son of Thos. Giles and Maria Davis. He was one of the [p.508] early converts to "Mormonism" in Wales, and soon after his baptism in 1844, he became a zealous worker in the Church. After laboring in different capacities he became president of the Welsh conference. At a meeting of saints held in Bro. Giles' native town, in 1848, a member of the Church arose and spoke in an unknown tongue, prophesying that something of a very serious nature would shortly happen to some of the leaders of the Church in Wales. A spirit of dread took possession of the little branch, as it was feared that the calamity predicted would come through mob violence, and as a precaution the Elders of the Church from that time ceased going out to labor singly as missionaries. The prediction sure enough came to pass, Bro. Giles, being the victim. One day, while working at his trade, digging coal in a mine, a large piece of coal fell on him, striking him on the head and inflicting a wound nine inches long, rendering him totally blind. The injured man was carried to his home and medical aid hastily summoned. The doctor then bound up the wound in Bro. Giles's head and rendered him other assistance. In taking his leave, the doctor said he did not believe the injured man would live longer than twenty-four hours. News of the sad accident was carried to two Elders of the Church, who hastened to the bedside of their unfortunate brother, whom they anointed with oil, and then prayed for his recovery. He was promised that he would get well and even if he would never see again, he would live to do much good in the Church. A month later he was out traveling through the country attending to his ecclesiastical duties. In the spring of 1856 Bro. Giles received word that he and his family could emigrate to Zion. They crossed the Atlantic in the ship "Samuel Curling", which sailed from Liverpool, England, April 19, 1856. Before leaving Wales the saints there presented Bro. Giles with a splendid harp which he learned to play skillfully. While crossing the plains he lost his wife and two children by death. His sorrow was great and his heart almost broken, but his faith did not fail him. In the midst of his grief he said as did one of old, "The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord". At Council Bluffs he joined a handcart company and started again for the Valley. Though blind he pulled a handcart from Council Bluffs to Salt Lake City, Bro. Alfred Reese, who pulled the handcart with him, leading the way. At a certain stage of the journey Bro. Giles became very ill and being unable to keep up with the company, he and his partner were left behind for a day or so, until Apostle Parley P. Pratt came along and administered to Bro. Giles; under the powerful administration of Apostle Pratt, he was miraculously healed, and reached the City of the Saints in safety. Pres. Brigham Young had in his possession at that time a valuable harp, the use of which he feelingly tendered Bro. Giles. In due course of time Bro. Giles's own harp arrived, and then, carrying a letter of introduction from Pres. Young to the Bishops, Bro. Giles traveled from settlement to settlement in Utah, giving concerts and gladdening the hearts of the people with his sweet music. This was his avocation for many years. "In 1895 (Nov. 2nd) the harp of the old blind musician was hung up on the willows! Bro. Giles, its owner, was dead."

Margaret THOMAS was born on 14 Feb 1821 in Merthyr, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. She died on 15 Oct 1856. Margaret married Thomas Davis GILES on 28 Feb 1843 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales, United Kingdom.


Thomas Davis GILES [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 28 Nov 1820 in Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He died on 2 Nov 1894 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. He was buried on 5 Nov 1894 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. Thomas married Hannah EVANS on 10 Aug 1857 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Thomas was counted in a census 1 in 1841 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
THOMAS, Margaret

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 2, p.507 Giles, Thomas Davis, popularly known as "Utah's blind harpist", was born Nov. 28, 1820, at Blan, Avon, South Wales, the son of Thos. Giles and Maria Davis. He was one of the [p.508] early converts to "Mormonism" in Wales, and soon after his baptism in 1844, he became a zealous worker in the Church. After laboring in different capacities he became president of the Welsh conference. At a meeting of saints held in Bro. Giles' native town, in 1848, a member of the Church arose and spoke in an unknown tongue, prophesying that something of a very serious nature would shortly happen to some of the leaders of the Church in Wales. A spirit of dread took possession of the little branch, as it was feared that the calamity predicted would come through mob violence, and as a precaution the Elders of the Church from that time ceased going out to labor singly as missionaries. The prediction sure enough came to pass, Bro. Giles, being the victim. One day, while working at his trade, digging coal in a mine, a large piece of coal fell on him, striking him on the head and inflicting a wound nine inches long, rendering him totally blind. The injured man was carried to his home and medical aid hastily summoned. The doctor then bound up the wound in Bro. Giles's head and rendered him other assistance. In taking his leave, the doctor said he did not believe the injured man would live longer than twenty-four hours. News of the sad accident was carried to two Elders of the Church, who hastened to the bedside of their unfortunate brother, whom they anointed with oil, and then prayed for his recovery. He was promised that he would get well and even if he would never see again, he would live to do much good in the Church. A month later he was out traveling through the country attending to his ecclesiastical duties. In the spring of 1856 Bro. Giles received word that he and his family could emigrate to Zion. They crossed the Atlantic in the ship "Samuel Curling", which sailed from Liverpool, England, April 19, 1856. Before leaving Wales the saints there presented Bro. Giles with a splendid harp which he learned to play skillfully. While crossing the plains he lost his wife and two children by death. His sorrow was great and his heart almost broken, but his faith did not fail him. In the midst of his grief he said as did one of old, "The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord". At Council Bluffs he joined a handcart company and started again for the Valley. Though blind he pulled a handcart from Council Bluffs to Salt Lake City, Bro. Alfred Reese, who pulled the handcart with him, leading the way. At a certain stage of the journey Bro. Giles became very ill and being unable to keep up with the company, he and his partner were left behind for a day or so, until Apostle Parley P. Pratt came along and administered to Bro. Giles; under the powerful administration of Apostle Pratt, he was miraculously healed, and reached the City of the Saints in safety. Pres. Brigham Young had in his possession at that time a valuable harp, the use of which he feelingly tendered Bro. Giles. In due course of time Bro. Giles's own harp arrived, and then, carrying a letter of introduction from Pres. Young to the Bishops, Bro. Giles traveled from settlement to settlement in Utah, giving concerts and gladdening the hearts of the people with his sweet music. This was his avocation for many years. "In 1895 (Nov. 2nd) the harp of the old blind musician was hung up on the willows! Bro. Giles, its owner, was dead."

Hannah EVANS. Hannah married Thomas Davis GILES on 10 Aug 1857 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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