Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England


John GRAFTON-3521. John married 1, 2 (MRIN:1431) Seeth GARDNER-2374 on 1 Dec 1659.

Seeth GARDNER 1-2374 was christened 2 on 25 Dec 1636 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Seeth married 3, 4 (MRIN:1431) John GRAFTON-3521 on 1 Dec 1659.

Other marriages:
CONANT, Joshua

SEETH, bp. Salem 25 December 1636 [SChR 16]; m. (1) Joshua Conant, son of ROGER CONANT [TAG 30:156-57]; m. (2) 1 December 1659 John Grafton, son of Joseph Grafton.


William DODGE [scrapbook] 1-2379 was christened 2, 3, 4 on 19 Sep 1640 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 24 Mar 1720 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 6, 7, 8 (MRIN:1432) Joanna Hale LARKIN-3520 on 26 May 1685 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CREATTY, Mary
CONANT, Mary

WILLIAM, bp. Salem 19 September 1640 [SChR 18]; m. (1) by 1663 Mary (Conant) Balch, daughter of ROGER CONANT and widow of John Balch, son of JOHN BALCH (eldest child b. Salem 20 March 1663/4; William Dodge's wife was executrix of the estate of John Balch in September 1665 [EQC 3:273]); m. (2) Charlestown 26 May 1685 Joanna (Hale) Larkin [ChVR 127 (also recorded Beverly)], daughter of ROBERT HALE and widow of John Larkin [Wyman 452, 599]; m. (3) Marblehead 27 October 1698 Mary Creatty (recorded Beverly).

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WILLIAM DODGE OF BEVERLY 1629 - 1692
by Donald R. Dodge *
http://go.to/heywoods

In the approximate year of our Lord 1604, John and Margery Dodge of Middle Chinnock, County of Somerset, England, had born to them William, their first of three sons. John Dodge and his sons William, Richard, and Michael were linearly descended from that Saxon race of warriors who served as steel clad barons in wars waged for the Norman kings of England.

On April 25, 1629, Mr. William Dodge joined a company of Puritan planters and craftsmen and journeyed to America on the Lion's Whelp, a small ship of 120 tons displacement. The Lion's Whelp and her sister ships the Talbot and the George carried their goods and passengers to Naumkaeg, the Indian name for the North American territory settled by England's Massachusetts Bay Company at Salem.

William Dodge, aged 25 years, or thereabouts, was described as well over usual stature, with a well formed athletic physique, with the dark hair, eyes, and complexion typical of the ancient Britons. Reverend John White of the Massachusetts Bay Company called Mr. William Dodge a " skillful and painful husbandman" in reference to his skills as a farmer. He recommended that Governor Endicott give William the charge of a team of horses to facilitate his work efforts in the expanding Puritan settlements in the Salem area The records indicate that William returned to England on October 15, 1635 to be present at his father's deathbed. William was one of three witnesses to John Dodge's will which gave him a sum of 40 pounds and a team of oxen. This inheritance was described as supplemental to whatever gifts his father had given him before he first emigrated to the New World in 1629.

William returned to Salem, presumably with his inherited money and farm animals to resume his life as an English Planter. As a freeman of the Salem settlement, William was given two lots of land comprised of 80 acres and 20 acres each, on September 3, 1637. In May, 1641, William purchased 200 more acres of good, farmable land from John Palfrey. The land was located in an area of Salem near the headwaters of the Bass River. This land area later became part of the new town of Beverly where William made his permanent residence in 1645.

William Dodge's 280+ acres of land made his land holdings the largest of the early 17th century Planters according to the recorded land deeds of the Salem/ Beverly area. Records show that on December 3, 1641 he gave 40 acres of his land to his brother Richard Dodge who had emigrated to Salem in 1638, nine years after his older brother William.

William Dodge was a well respected farmer and citizen of the Salem/Beverly community. The area's historical texts and records show over 35 instances where Farmer William was appointed or elected to public services for his community. He held such offices as selectman, grand juryman, and surveyor of roads and properties. He is noted as one of the founders of the First Church in Beverly in 1667. He was a neighbor and close friend of the Reverend John Hale.

William Dodge was a family man. According to historical records, he married Mary Conant, the widow of John Balch of Beverly, in his later life. However, the maiden name of the wife and mother of his four children is not recorded. His children, in order of birth were;

* John Dodge Baptized December 25, 1636

* William Dodge Baptized September 19, 1640

* Hannah Dodge Baptized July 24, 1642

* Josiah Dodge ( Baptismal date not recorded)

Farmer William Dodge Sr. died in his 80's at some time between the years 1685 and 1692. He deeded most of his property to his second son Captain William Dodge. No mention is made in Farmer William's will , or in other records, of his bequests to his eldest son Captain John Dodge, who outlived his father by more than 30 years. It is recorded that Captain John Dodge and his two brothers fought in the Puritan community's wars with the Naragansett indians. Farmer Dodge's youngest son Josiah was killed in battle at Bloody Brook, South Deerfield, along with the sons of Benjamin Balch and Humphrey Woodberry.

Farmer William Dodge's surviving sons John and William lived long and prospered in their Puritan community of Beverly. Captain John owned and operated a successful grist mill at the head waters of the Bass River while Captain William continued as a prosperous farmer on his father's original family homestead in Beverly. Both Farmer William's sons served, at different times, as Beverly's representative to the General Court. Today, the descendants of Farmer William and his two sons still reside in the New England area and, indeed, the whole breadth of the United States. Farmer William and his brother Richard have a posterity of which they would be proud: a posterity in keeping with the traditions of their race.

* The author, Donald R. Dodge is a 12th generation lineal descendant of English Planter William Dodge of Beverly, Mass. through his son Captain John Dodge. Donald currently resides in Munhall, Pennsylvania with his wife Ruby Elizabeth (Phillips) Dodge, his children, and grandchildren. Donald Dodge's family genealogy is accurately presented in the DODGE FAMILY GENEALOGY, 1898-1998 by Robert Livingston Dodge

Bibliography:++

*Vol 1, History of Salem by Sidney Perley
* Salem in the Seventeenth Century by James D. Phillips
* The Old Planters of Beverly in Massachusetts and The Thousand Acre Grant by Gertrude Lapham
* Beverly in 1700 by Sidney Perley
* Ancesters Descendants of John Dodge 1816-1898, Vol 2 by Marilyn and Phillip Slinger

++ The author acknowledges the work of Mr. Stephen P. Hall of the BEVERLY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Mr. Hall collected and supplied the historical texts which provided the source material for this article.

Joanna Hale LARKIN-3520. Joanna married 1, 2, 3 (MRIN:1432) William DODGE-2379 on 26 May 1685 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


William DODGE [scrapbook] 1-2379 was christened 2, 3, 4 on 19 Sep 1640 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 24 Mar 1720 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 6, 7 (MRIN:1433) Mary CREATTY-5263 on 27 Oct 1698 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
LARKIN, Joanna Hale
CONANT, Mary

WILLIAM, bp. Salem 19 September 1640 [SChR 18]; m. (1) by 1663 Mary (Conant) Balch, daughter of ROGER CONANT and widow of John Balch, son of JOHN BALCH (eldest child b. Salem 20 March 1663/4; William Dodge's wife was executrix of the estate of John Balch in September 1665 [EQC 3:273]); m. (2) Charlestown 26 May 1685 Joanna (Hale) Larkin [ChVR 127 (also recorded Beverly)], daughter of ROBERT HALE and widow of John Larkin [Wyman 452, 599]; m. (3) Marblehead 27 October 1698 Mary Creatty (recorded Beverly).

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WILLIAM DODGE OF BEVERLY 1629 - 1692
by Donald R. Dodge *
http://go.to/heywoods

In the approximate year of our Lord 1604, John and Margery Dodge of Middle Chinnock, County of Somerset, England, had born to them William, their first of three sons. John Dodge and his sons William, Richard, and Michael were linearly descended from that Saxon race of warriors who served as steel clad barons in wars waged for the Norman kings of England.

On April 25, 1629, Mr. William Dodge joined a company of Puritan planters and craftsmen and journeyed to America on the Lion's Whelp, a small ship of 120 tons displacement. The Lion's Whelp and her sister ships the Talbot and the George carried their goods and passengers to Naumkaeg, the Indian name for the North American territory settled by England's Massachusetts Bay Company at Salem.

William Dodge, aged 25 years, or thereabouts, was described as well over usual stature, with a well formed athletic physique, with the dark hair, eyes, and complexion typical of the ancient Britons. Reverend John White of the Massachusetts Bay Company called Mr. William Dodge a " skillful and painful husbandman" in reference to his skills as a farmer. He recommended that Governor Endicott give William the charge of a team of horses to facilitate his work efforts in the expanding Puritan settlements in the Salem area The records indicate that William returned to England on October 15, 1635 to be present at his father's deathbed. William was one of three witnesses to John Dodge's will which gave him a sum of 40 pounds and a team of oxen. This inheritance was described as supplemental to whatever gifts his father had given him before he first emigrated to the New World in 1629.

William returned to Salem, presumably with his inherited money and farm animals to resume his life as an English Planter. As a freeman of the Salem settlement, William was given two lots of land comprised of 80 acres and 20 acres each, on September 3, 1637. In May, 1641, William purchased 200 more acres of good, farmable land from John Palfrey. The land was located in an area of Salem near the headwaters of the Bass River. This land area later became part of the new town of Beverly where William made his permanent residence in 1645.

William Dodge's 280+ acres of land made his land holdings the largest of the early 17th century Planters according to the recorded land deeds of the Salem/ Beverly area. Records show that on December 3, 1641 he gave 40 acres of his land to his brother Richard Dodge who had emigrated to Salem in 1638, nine years after his older brother William.

William Dodge was a well respected farmer and citizen of the Salem/Beverly community. The area's historical texts and records show over 35 instances where Farmer William was appointed or elected to public services for his community. He held such offices as selectman, grand juryman, and surveyor of roads and properties. He is noted as one of the founders of the First Church in Beverly in 1667. He was a neighbor and close friend of the Reverend John Hale.

William Dodge was a family man. According to historical records, he married Mary Conant, the widow of John Balch of Beverly, in his later life. However, the maiden name of the wife and mother of his four children is not recorded. His children, in order of birth were;

* John Dodge Baptized December 25, 1636

* William Dodge Baptized September 19, 1640

* Hannah Dodge Baptized July 24, 1642

* Josiah Dodge ( Baptismal date not recorded)

Farmer William Dodge Sr. died in his 80's at some time between the years 1685 and 1692. He deeded most of his property to his second son Captain William Dodge. No mention is made in Farmer William's will , or in other records, of his bequests to his eldest son Captain John Dodge, who outlived his father by more than 30 years. It is recorded that Captain John Dodge and his two brothers fought in the Puritan community's wars with the Naragansett indians. Farmer Dodge's youngest son Josiah was killed in battle at Bloody Brook, South Deerfield, along with the sons of Benjamin Balch and Humphrey Woodberry.

Farmer William Dodge's surviving sons John and William lived long and prospered in their Puritan community of Beverly. Captain John owned and operated a successful grist mill at the head waters of the Bass River while Captain William continued as a prosperous farmer on his father's original family homestead in Beverly. Both Farmer William's sons served, at different times, as Beverly's representative to the General Court. Today, the descendants of Farmer William and his two sons still reside in the New England area and, indeed, the whole breadth of the United States. Farmer William and his brother Richard have a posterity of which they would be proud: a posterity in keeping with the traditions of their race.

* The author, Donald R. Dodge is a 12th generation lineal descendant of English Planter William Dodge of Beverly, Mass. through his son Captain John Dodge. Donald currently resides in Munhall, Pennsylvania with his wife Ruby Elizabeth (Phillips) Dodge, his children, and grandchildren. Donald Dodge's family genealogy is accurately presented in the DODGE FAMILY GENEALOGY, 1898-1998 by Robert Livingston Dodge

Bibliography:++

*Vol 1, History of Salem by Sidney Perley
* Salem in the Seventeenth Century by James D. Phillips
* The Old Planters of Beverly in Massachusetts and The Thousand Acre Grant by Gertrude Lapham
* Beverly in 1700 by Sidney Perley
* Ancesters Descendants of John Dodge 1816-1898, Vol 2 by Marilyn and Phillip Slinger

++ The author acknowledges the work of Mr. Stephen P. Hall of the BEVERLY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Mr. Hall collected and supplied the historical texts which provided the source material for this article.

Mary CREATTY-5263 died in 1702 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 1, 2 (MRIN:1433) William DODGE-2379 on 27 Oct 1698 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


William OVERTON 1-4059 was born about 1448 in Swynshed, Lincoln, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 2 Jun 1486 in Swynshed, Lincoln, England, United Kingdom. William married (MRIN:1434) Rose PULTER-4060 about 1475 in Swynshed, Lincoln, England, United Kingdom.

Rose PULTER 1-4060 was born about 1450. She died on 1 Aug 1484 in Swynshed, Lincoln, England, United Kingdom. Rose married (MRIN:1434) William OVERTON-4059 about 1475 in Swynshed, Lincoln, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas OVERTON-4072 died on 4 Dec 1533.
  M ii Guthlake OVERTON-2380 was born about 1478. He died on 20 Apr 1536.

Randell GROSVENOR [Parents] [scrapbook]-2663 was born 1 about 1450. He died on 1 Mar 1521/1522. Randell married (MRIN:1435) Margaret MANWARING-2488.

Margaret MANWARING [scrapbook]-2488 was born 1 about 1460. She died in 1487. Margaret married (MRIN:1435) Randell GROSVENOR-2663.

They had the following children.

  M i Randall GROSVENOR-2382 was born about 1480. He died about 1559.

Leander Sargent HARRIS [Parents] [scrapbook]-2398 was born 1, 2, 3 on 20 Apr 1860 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 4, 5, 6 on 12 Sep 1945 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried 7 on 15 Sep 1945 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Leander married (MRIN:1436) Alice JENSEN-5453 on 19 Sep 1888 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

Leander resided in 1880 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He resided 8 in 1900 in ED 180 Farr West, Harrisville, Pleasant View, Slaterville Precincts, Weber, Utah, United States. He resided 9 in 1910 in Austin, Grant, Oregon, United States. He resided 10 in 1920 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He resided 11 in 1930 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He resided 12 in 1940 in Harrisville Election Precinct, Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
BARLOW, Eliza Alberta

Alice JENSEN-5453 was born on 30 Nov 1867 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. Alice married (MRIN:1436) Leander Sargent HARRIS-2398 on 19 Sep 1888 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.


Leander Sargent HARRIS [Parents] [scrapbook]-2398 was born 1, 2, 3 on 20 Apr 1860 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 4, 5, 6 on 12 Sep 1945 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried 7 on 15 Sep 1945 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Leander married (MRIN:1437) Eliza Alberta BARLOW-5454 on 10 Oct 1900 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Leander resided in 1880 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He resided 8 in 1900 in ED 180 Farr West, Harrisville, Pleasant View, Slaterville Precincts, Weber, Utah, United States. He resided 9 in 1910 in Austin, Grant, Oregon, United States. He resided 10 in 1920 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He resided 11 in 1930 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He resided 12 in 1940 in Harrisville Election Precinct, Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
JENSEN, Alice

Eliza Alberta BARLOW-5454 was born 1 on 19 Sep 1872 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died 2 on 14 Apr 1947 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried 3 on 17 Apr 1947 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Eliza married (MRIN:1437) Leander Sargent HARRIS-2398 on 10 Oct 1900 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Eliza resided 4 in 1880 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She resided 5 in 1900 in ED 193 Election Districts 22-23 Ogden city Ward 5, Weber, Utah, United States. She resided 6 in 1910 in Austin, Grant, Oregon, United States. She resided 7 in 1920 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States.


Abner BARTLETT-2866. Abner married (MRIN:1438) Abigail ARNOLD-2400 on 30 Apr 1734 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Abigail ARNOLD [Parents]-2400 was born in 1712 in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Abigail married (MRIN:1438) Abner BARTLETT-2866 on 30 Apr 1734 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.


Martin Dennison HARRIS [Parents] [scrapbook]-2402 was born 1 on 4 May 1866 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He was christened on 1 Jul 1866 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 2 on 15 Dec 1953 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried 3 on 18 Dec 1953 in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Martin married (MRIN:1439) Lillie Rosetta HAYES-9231 on 6 Feb 1890 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

Martin resided 4 in 1870 in Utah, United States. He resided 5 in 1880 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He resided 6 in 1920 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States.

Lillie Rosetta HAYES-9231 was born 1, 2 on 28 Jan 1869 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. She died 3 on 8 Apr 1960 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried 4 on 11 Apr 1960 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Lillie married (MRIN:1439) Martin Dennison HARRIS-2402 on 6 Feb 1890 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

Lillie resided 5 in 1920 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. She resided 6 in 1930 in Roy, Weber, Utah.


Benjamin PAINE [Parents] 1-2865 was born in 1699 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married (MRIN:1440) Anna ARNOLD-2404 on 2 Dec 1731 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
MOWRY, Anna

Anna ARNOLD [Parents]-2404 was born in 1710 in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Anna married (MRIN:1440) Benjamin PAINE-2865 on 2 Dec 1731 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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