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


Josiah BELCHER [Parents] 1-2681 was born about 1631 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 3 Apr 1682/1683 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Josiah married 2, 3, 4 (MRIN:1481) Urania RAINSFORD-2682 on 3 Mar 1654/1655 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

From The First Curch Of Boston:
Josia Belcher and Raignis his wif Admitted members on the 26th day of the 1st moneth 1664.

Urania RAINSFORD [Parents] 1-2682 was born 2 on 4 Jun 1638 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 2 Oct 1691 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Urania married 3, 4, 5 (MRIN:1481) Josiah BELCHER-2681 on 3 Mar 1654/1655 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Urania was baptized 6 on 10 Jun 1638 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Married by Capt. Humphery Atharton.

They had the following children.

  M i
Josiah BELCHER-5133 was born 1 on 23 Dec 1655 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 3 Feb 1664 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 in 1682 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Served in Capt. James Oliver's Co. in King Phillip's Warand took part in the Great Swamp Fight, Dec. 19, 1675.

DEATH: Drowned at Weymouth.
  M ii
John BELCHER-5134 was born 1 on 9 Oct 1657 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Died young.
  M iii John BELCHER-5135 was born on 23 Dec 1659.
  M iv
Jonathan BELCHER-5136 was born 1 on 1 Sep 1661 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 3 Feb 1664 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died about 1693 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Was a goldsmith in Boston.
  F v Elizabeth BELCHER-2614 was born on 10 Jul 1663. She died in 1709.
  M vi
Joseph BELCHER-5137 was born 1 on 14 Oct 1665 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 15 Oct 1665 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died in BET 1700 AND 1708.

Was a shipwright.
  F vii Rebecca BELCHER-5138 was born on 31 Dec 1667.
  M viii
Edward BELCHER-5139 was born 1 on 19 Jan 1669/1670 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 before 14 May 1700 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ix Anna BELCHER-5140 was born on 13 Feb 1671/1672.
  F x Dorothy BELCHER-5141 was born on 28 Oct 1673.
  F xi
Abigail BELCHER-5142 was born 1 on 10 Mar 1674/1675 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
  F xii Ruth BELCHER-5143 was born on 21 Dec 1678.
  M xiii Benjamin BELCHER-5144 was born on 20 Mar 1680/1681.

Uriah MOWRY [Parents] 1-2644 was born on 15 Aug 1705 in Civil, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died on 6 Feb 1792 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Uriah married (MRIN:1482) Urania PAINE-2615 in 1724 in of Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Uriah's will was probated 2 on 20 Feb 1792 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
ARNOLD WHIPPLE, Hannah

Extracted
URIAH MOWRY, son of Henry, born Aug. 15, 1705, married 1st  about 1724, Urania, daughter of John Paine of Providance. She was  born July 4, 1706. Married 2d in 1773, Hannah, widow of William Arnold of Providence. She was daughter of Job Whipple. Urania died Mar. 8, 1772. Uriah died in Smithfield March 6, 1792. Hannah  survived him.

Uriah Mowry was born, lived, and died in Smithfield, Rhode Island. He made a will on feb. 7, 1792, which was duly probated in Smithfield.

Uriah Mowry served as a private  in the. Revolutionary war in the 2nd regiment, Providence County, Rhode. Island, militia under captain Daniel Mowry and colonel Chad Brown. Capt. Daniel Mowry was Uriah's first cousin, their fathers being brothers (joseph and henry,). there are at least three women who have joined the. D.A.R. on Uriah's service record. These three. Are numbers 134460, 140065, and 143914. These three follow the line of uriah's son, gideon, to Gideon's daughter, Diana, who married into the Ballou family, which also had a revolutionary war service record. Urania Paine. Was the eleventh and youngest child of John Paine (Payn) 3rd (1658-1718) and Elizabeth Belcher,who was a daughter of Josiah Belcher and Urania Rainsford.

Urania Paine's brother, Benjamin, married Amey Mowry, a daughter of John Mowry, 2nd, in the John Mowry line, this Benjamin, by his four wives had 28 children, all in Smithfield, Rhode. Island.

Mrs. hannah arnold was a daughter of job whipple,  and was the widow of william arnold. She was william arnold's fourth wife and he was her third husband.

Urania PAINE [Parents]-2615 was born on 4 Jul 1706 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 8 Mar 1772 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. She was buried in Mar 1772. Urania married (MRIN:1482) Uriah MOWRY-2644 in 1724 in of Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Martha MOWRY-2635 was born on 1 Apr 1726. She died after 1774.
  M ii
Nathan MOWRY-2891 was born on 10 Jun 1729 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died on 24 Dec 1749. He was buried in Dec 1749.
  M iii Stephen MOWRY-2892 was born on 13 Dec 1731.
  M iv Philip MOWRY-2893 was born on 17 Feb 1733. He died on 12 Jun 1813.
  M v Gideon MOWRY-2894 was born on 18 Jul 1736.
  M vi Wanton MOWRY-2895 was born on 7 Aug 1739. He died on 20 May 1776.
  M vii Jonathan MOWRY-2896 was born on 10 Mar 1741. He died on 25 Mar 1814.
  F viii
Mary MOWRY-2897 was born on 30 Oct 1745 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
  F ix
Elizabeth MOWRY-2898 was born on 30 Oct 1748 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Francis CHICKERING [Parents] 1, 2-2620 was born in 1597 in of Ringsfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 10 Oct 1658 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Francis married 3 (MRIN:1483) Anne FISKE-2621 in BY 1630 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
HOWE, Sarah

THE CHICKERING-ALLEYNE FAMILY
OF DEDHAM

     IN our New England towns it often happens, as years go on, that some family which has been prominent, perhaps from the beginning, dies out. The lands which they owned so long, the houses which they built, still remain; but their family name is no longer in the tax list or in the roll of those who vote at town-meeting. You can probably call to mind several families of this kind. Mr. Stimson, in his story called “King Noanett” (the scene of which is laid in this vicinity), mentions by name, as well-known among the earliest settlers here, Edward Alleyne and Francis Chickering. He says they seemed to be at the head of affairs in Dedham, and took the lead in the persecution of a poor Quaker woman who had been whipped out of Boston, and whom the hero of the story rescues from like treatment here. He takes her hastily away, up the river, in his own boat. The family about which I desire to speak combines these two old Dedhain names. Francis Chickering and Edward Alleyne are worthy of having their better qualities made more prominent. They were among the first to come here from England, Edward Alleyne in 1635 and Francis Chickering and his brother Henry a little later. The Chickerings came from the neighbourhood of Wrentham in Suffolk, just across the border of Norfolk, and near the North Sea. Several of our early settlers were baptized or married in the 'Wrentham Church, which still stands, its lofty tower overlooking a wide prospect of land and ocean. The rector of this church was John Phillips, who came with Francis Chickering to Dedham in 1638, but in 1641 wcnt back and became one of the Assembly of Divines at Westrninster.

HENRY CHICKERING, born in 156o, and his five suns held land in Ringsfield, Bramfield, Westleton, and Henstead, as well as Wrentham. Francis was the executor of his father's will in 1627. The Chickerings are constantly mentioned in the early records of Dedham. They were the first delegates from this town to the General Court in Boston, along with Edward Alleyne. Henry Chickering acted as first deacon of the church. The town records say: “The Church at Dedham was without a deacon for. eleven years. This had been delayed on account of brother Chickcring's relation and affection to >Ir. Phillips in England. In 1650, June 23d, Brother Henry Chickering and Nathan Aldis were called to that office and ordained the next Sabbath.” Chickering remained deacon as long as he lived. He was always the devoted friend and helper of Rev. John Allin, the first minister, who had come from the same town. Henry Chickering's only son married the step­daughter of Mr. Allin, Elizabeth Hackburn, whose widowed mother had been the wife of Governor Thomas Dudley, and bore him a son when he was seventy years old. After the Governor's death, the widow took for her third husband Rev. Mr. Allin him­self, November 8, 1653, and her son Joseph Dudley was brought up here in Dedham, and became the second Governor Dudley. Thus John Chickering's wife was the step-daughter both of Gov­ernor Dudley and Rev. Mr. Allin. They moved to Charlestown, where the records say: “John Chickering and his wife Elizabeth were received into the Church here in 1664.”

Doctor Chickering was a useful and honoured physician in Charlestown for many years and there is a much-worn altar tomb to his memory in the oldest cemetery there, near the monument erected later to John Harvard. I suppose the main reason why John Chickering went to Charlestown was that his uncle Francis owned land and a house in Charlestown, perhaps before he came to Dedhnm, and Dr. John acquired this property of his uncle's, which lay in the part of Charlcstown near to Cambridge and had on it a wharf on the river opposite Boston. Francis Chickering was an Ensign in the English army and became in 1642 one of the earli­est zncnibers of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company. His wife was a sister of Rev. John Fiske, minister at Wenhatn. Both the Chickerings were much interested in the founding of thc first school in Dedhan in 1642. Francis was one of the first “feoffee's,” or trustees, and Henry left a legacy for it. Francis died suddenly in 1658 when he had been here twenty-one years. He left no will, but the inventory of his estate, which fills ten pages in the large folio record book in the Suffolk Registry of Probate, Boston, shows that he was a very prosperous man. He had a house and land in Dcdham, near the river, and, besidcs his property in Charlestown, he still owned an English estate at Henstead. He had no son who lived to grow up, but he left five daughters who married and have many descendants. Henry Chickering, who had no son except Dr. John, also bas many descendants in the fcmale line now living. He remained a resident of Dedham for thirty-four years, dying in 1671. His Will, which can be seen in Boston, is worth reading. He also left property in England.

The Chickerings were large landholders here. Rev. Dr. Lamson, an accurate historian, says: “Rev. John Allin owned more land in Dedhamn than any other man except. Henry Chickering. The holdings of the Chickering family amounted to as much as a thousand acres.” Part of this Chickering land lay in what is now called Dover. In his will Henry C. left a legacy to his nephew, whom he calls “my kinsman Nathaniel Chickering, now living with me,” and this Nathaniel, the son of Simon, became the ancestor of all the Chickerings afterwards living in Dedham and Dover.

A good deal more might be said about the early Chickerings, but this is enough to show that the ancestors of the Jabez Chicker­ing who married Dorothy Deborah Alleyne are worthy of esteem. He himself was the son of Rev. Jabez Chickering, the second min­ister of “the South parish,” now called Norwood. This Jabez was born in Dover, November 7, 1753. His parents were Joseph Chickering and Rebecca Newell. He was gsaduated at Harvard College in 1774 and became assistant to Rev. Thomas Balch, the first minister of Norwood. Not long afterwards he married Han­nah Balch, the daughter of Rev. Thomas, whom he succeeded in the parish, living there as minister for thirty years, until his death in 1812.

Anne FISKE [Parents]-2621 was born on 1 Apr 1610 in St James, South Elmham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 1 Apr 1610 in St James, South Elmham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died on 5 Dec 1649 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Anne married 1 (MRIN:1483) Francis CHICKERING-2620 in BY 1630 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

ANNE FFISKE - Baptised at St James, South Elmham on April 1, 1610. Married Francis Chickering and went to America in 1637, settled at Dedham, MA where her husband was ensign, selectman and deputy. They had issue.

They had the following children.

  F i Anna CHICKERING-2617 was born in 1634. She died on 1 Jan 1688.

Thomas METCALF-5228 was born in 1629. He died in 1702 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 1 (MRIN:1484) Anna CHICKERING-2617 in 1679 in Dedham, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
, Abigail

Mentioned in his father's will "Joseph Metcalf.
Probate Records of Essex Vol. II:18-19

Anna CHICKERING [Parents] 1-2617 was born in 1634 in N. Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died on 1 Jan 1688 in Massachusetts, United States. Anna married 2 (MRIN:1484) Thomas METCALF-5228 in 1679 in Dedham, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
PAINE, Stephen


Henry CHICKERING [Parents]-2722 was born in 1560 in of Wicklewood, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died in of Wrentham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Henry married (MRIN:1485) Mary CHICKERING-2723.

Mary CHICKERING-2723 was born in 1568 in England, United Kingdom. She died on 27 Jan 1668 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married (MRIN:1485) Henry CHICKERING-2722.

They had the following children.

  M i Francis CHICKERING-2620 was born in 1597. He died on 10 Oct 1658.

Francis CHICKERING [Parents] 1, 2-2620 was born in 1597 in of Ringsfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 10 Oct 1658 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Francis married 3 (MRIN:1486) Sarah HOWE-5230 on 11 Jun 1650 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FISKE, Anne

THE CHICKERING-ALLEYNE FAMILY
OF DEDHAM

     IN our New England towns it often happens, as years go on, that some family which has been prominent, perhaps from the beginning, dies out. The lands which they owned so long, the houses which they built, still remain; but their family name is no longer in the tax list or in the roll of those who vote at town-meeting. You can probably call to mind several families of this kind. Mr. Stimson, in his story called “King Noanett” (the scene of which is laid in this vicinity), mentions by name, as well-known among the earliest settlers here, Edward Alleyne and Francis Chickering. He says they seemed to be at the head of affairs in Dedham, and took the lead in the persecution of a poor Quaker woman who had been whipped out of Boston, and whom the hero of the story rescues from like treatment here. He takes her hastily away, up the river, in his own boat. The family about which I desire to speak combines these two old Dedhain names. Francis Chickering and Edward Alleyne are worthy of having their better qualities made more prominent. They were among the first to come here from England, Edward Alleyne in 1635 and Francis Chickering and his brother Henry a little later. The Chickerings came from the neighbourhood of Wrentham in Suffolk, just across the border of Norfolk, and near the North Sea. Several of our early settlers were baptized or married in the 'Wrentham Church, which still stands, its lofty tower overlooking a wide prospect of land and ocean. The rector of this church was John Phillips, who came with Francis Chickering to Dedham in 1638, but in 1641 wcnt back and became one of the Assembly of Divines at Westrninster.

HENRY CHICKERING, born in 156o, and his five suns held land in Ringsfield, Bramfield, Westleton, and Henstead, as well as Wrentham. Francis was the executor of his father's will in 1627. The Chickerings are constantly mentioned in the early records of Dedham. They were the first delegates from this town to the General Court in Boston, along with Edward Alleyne. Henry Chickering acted as first deacon of the church. The town records say: “The Church at Dedham was without a deacon for. eleven years. This had been delayed on account of brother Chickcring's relation and affection to >Ir. Phillips in England. In 1650, June 23d, Brother Henry Chickering and Nathan Aldis were called to that office and ordained the next Sabbath.” Chickering remained deacon as long as he lived. He was always the devoted friend and helper of Rev. John Allin, the first minister, who had come from the same town. Henry Chickering's only son married the step­daughter of Mr. Allin, Elizabeth Hackburn, whose widowed mother had been the wife of Governor Thomas Dudley, and bore him a son when he was seventy years old. After the Governor's death, the widow took for her third husband Rev. Mr. Allin him­self, November 8, 1653, and her son Joseph Dudley was brought up here in Dedham, and became the second Governor Dudley. Thus John Chickering's wife was the step-daughter both of Gov­ernor Dudley and Rev. Mr. Allin. They moved to Charlestown, where the records say: “John Chickering and his wife Elizabeth were received into the Church here in 1664.”

Doctor Chickering was a useful and honoured physician in Charlestown for many years and there is a much-worn altar tomb to his memory in the oldest cemetery there, near the monument erected later to John Harvard. I suppose the main reason why John Chickering went to Charlestown was that his uncle Francis owned land and a house in Charlestown, perhaps before he came to Dedhnm, and Dr. John acquired this property of his uncle's, which lay in the part of Charlcstown near to Cambridge and had on it a wharf on the river opposite Boston. Francis Chickering was an Ensign in the English army and became in 1642 one of the earli­est zncnibers of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company. His wife was a sister of Rev. John Fiske, minister at Wenhatn. Both the Chickerings were much interested in the founding of thc first school in Dedhan in 1642. Francis was one of the first “feoffee's,” or trustees, and Henry left a legacy for it. Francis died suddenly in 1658 when he had been here twenty-one years. He left no will, but the inventory of his estate, which fills ten pages in the large folio record book in the Suffolk Registry of Probate, Boston, shows that he was a very prosperous man. He had a house and land in Dcdham, near the river, and, besidcs his property in Charlestown, he still owned an English estate at Henstead. He had no son who lived to grow up, but he left five daughters who married and have many descendants. Henry Chickering, who had no son except Dr. John, also bas many descendants in the fcmale line now living. He remained a resident of Dedham for thirty-four years, dying in 1671. His Will, which can be seen in Boston, is worth reading. He also left property in England.

The Chickerings were large landholders here. Rev. Dr. Lamson, an accurate historian, says: “Rev. John Allin owned more land in Dedhamn than any other man except. Henry Chickering. The holdings of the Chickering family amounted to as much as a thousand acres.” Part of this Chickering land lay in what is now called Dover. In his will Henry C. left a legacy to his nephew, whom he calls “my kinsman Nathaniel Chickering, now living with me,” and this Nathaniel, the son of Simon, became the ancestor of all the Chickerings afterwards living in Dedham and Dover.

A good deal more might be said about the early Chickerings, but this is enough to show that the ancestors of the Jabez Chicker­ing who married Dorothy Deborah Alleyne are worthy of esteem. He himself was the son of Rev. Jabez Chickering, the second min­ister of “the South parish,” now called Norwood. This Jabez was born in Dover, November 7, 1753. His parents were Joseph Chickering and Rebecca Newell. He was gsaduated at Harvard College in 1774 and became assistant to Rev. Thomas Balch, the first minister of Norwood. Not long afterwards he married Han­nah Balch, the daughter of Rev. Thomas, whom he succeeded in the parish, living there as minister for thirty years, until his death in 1812.

Sarah HOWE-5230 died in 1686. Sarah married 1 (MRIN:1486) Francis CHICKERING-2620 on 11 Jun 1650 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Martin Henderson HARRIS [Parents] [scrapbook]-2623 was born 1, 2, 3 on 29 Sep 1820 in Windham, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. He died 4, 5, 6 on 14 Feb 1889 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried on 16 Feb 1889 in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Martin married 7, 8 (MRIN:1487) Georgiana Maria ALDOUS-2624 on 18 Jan 1855 in Binghams Fort, Weber, Utah, United States.

Martin was counted in a census 9 on 17 Jul 1860 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
SARGENT, Louisa

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p.105 Harris, Martin Henderson, a pioneer and missionary, was born Sept. 29, 1820, near Mehoopany, Wyoming county, Pa., the son of Emer Harris and Debora Lott.
He [p.106] was a nephew of Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon, and a descendant of Thomas Harris, companion in exile of Roger Williams, and one of the founders of Providence, R. I. His parents being members of the Church, Martin was baptized in September, 1842, by Milton Stow, near Nauvoo, Ill. While a youth he served as a guard in Nauvoo to protect Joseph the Prophet against surprises by mobs. He also served in the Nauvoo Legion and witnessed the laying of the cornerstone of the Nauvoo Temple. After being driven with the Saints from Nauvoo in 1846, he resided temporarily in St. Louis, Mo., until 1850, when he went to Kanesville, Iowa, and thence crossed the plains to Utah in Wm. Snow's company, which arrived in Salt Lake City, Sept. 23, 1850. He went to Ogden that fall and spent the winter in the so-called Brown's Fort. In 1851 he commenced farming at Harrisville, built a house and fenced some land, his being the first house built west of Four-Mile creek, and the only house which remained standing in that neighborhood during "the move," in consequence of which the Ward, when organized some years afterwards, was named Harrisville after him. Bro. Harris soon became known as a horticulturist and planted trees from many climes. He was president of the first co-operative store in Ogden, served as road commissioner of Weber county eleven years and assisted in locating most of the highways of that county. Bro. Harris was ordained a Seventy Sept. 5, 1853, by Luman A. Shurtliff, and was secretary for many years of the 38th quorum of Seventy. In the summer of 1863 he was appointed presiding Elder of the Eighth ecclesiastical district (later Harrisville). When the so-called Eighth District was organized with a president Nov. 15, 1863, he was set apart as first counselor to Luman A. Shurtliff. He taught the first school in the Harrisville district in his own house without pay, and acted as the first superintendent of the district Sunday school when that was organized in May, 1865; he held that position till Sept. 13, 1868. He acted as district or Ward clerk for many years and culled data from private records and other sources in compiling the Harrisville Ward history for 25 years, beginning with 1850. He was the first missionary called from the district or Ward to Salmon river, and during the move in 1858 he went South. He was also fifer in the first military band of Weber county. In 1877 he filled a one year's mission to the Eastern States. On account of sickness he returned, and never fully recovered. He died Feb. 14, 1889, of palsy at Harrisville. Bro. Harris married Georgiana Maria Aldous Jan. 18, 1855; she died Oct. 30, 1858, leaving a son Emer, born August 6, 1856. Bro. Harris married Louisa Sargent April 3, 1859, by whom he had six children, namely, Leander S., born April 20, 1860; Louisa G., born March 4, 1862; Nathan J., born March 29, 1864; Martin D., born May 4, 1856; Louisa P., born May 30, 1868, and Ida E., born Nov. 27, 1875.

HISTORY OF JOSEPH SMITH
August, 1842

Aug.--Wednesday. 17--I walked out into the woods, for exercise, in company with Brother Derby, where we were accidentally discovered by a young man; we asked him various questions concerning the public feeling, and situation of matters around, to all of which he answered promptly; on being requested not to make it known where we were, he promised faithfully he would not, and said time would tell whether he did or not,

(Young man was M. H. Harris.)


NEWSPAPER CLIPPING:

DEATH OF A PIONEER

The Founder of Harrisville Laid to Rest.

Martin H. Harris died February 14th, 1889, at Harrisville, of general debility. He was born Sept. 29th, 1820, in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, being 68 years, 4 months and 16 days old at the time of his demise. The deceased was the son of Emer Harris and a nephew of Martin Harris, one of the three witnesses to the Book of Mormon. He early identified himself with the Church. The progenitors of the Harris family came at a very early day from England, settling in Providence, Rhode Island. His grandfather moved to the town of Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, being among the first of the white race who settled there. Emer Harris, father of the deceased, died at Logan, Cache County, Utah, November 28th, 1869, at the age of 83 years.

Brother Martin has led an eventful life. When a young man he guarded the house of the Prophet Joseph Smith in Nauvoo, and was on duty in the Legion when the corner-stone of the Nauvoo temple was laid. On August 17, 1842, while traveling through the woods he discovered the Prophet Joseph in hiding from his enemies, mention of which is made by Joseph in his history. He came to Weber County, Utah, in 1850, and in 1851 he settled in Harrisville, being the first settler north of Four-mile Creek. Harrisville derived its name from him. In 1855 he married Georgianna, daughter of Robert and Mary Aldous, who now reside in Huntsville. She died in 1858, leaving one child, Emer, who now resides in Cache County. In 1859 he married his present wife, Louisa Sargent, and by her has had six children, three boys and three girls. All were present at their father's death except the oldest daughter, who lives in Idaho. In the spring of 1876 he planted a grove of 100 shade trees in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of our nation's freedom. These stand to this day as a lasting memento of his love of home and country.

The history of Brother Harris may be said to be the history of Harrisville, for he has identified himself with all her public enterprises, being the first to open his house for a school, which he taught gratuitously. Some of our prominent young men were students therein.

Space will not permit me to name all the conditions in which he has been a public benefactor. It is only proper to say that he was always foremost in all public movements, was very industrious and frugal, and gathered property around him which enabled him to leave his family comfortably provided for. He was always willing to lend a. helping band to the needy, and as a Latter-day Saint he was strictly scrupulous in the payment of his tithing and donations.

He has been a subscriber to the Deseret News, Juvenile Instructor, the Ogden Junction (now The Standard) and other works from their publication, and has been the first to support all home industries. Sister Harris wears a silk dress every part of which was raised and manufactured by her own hands.

He was regarded as one of God s noblemen--an honest man--and at his death he requested that all outward display at his funeral should be plain and in harmony with his Pioneer life.

The funeral services were held at Harrisville East schoolhouse, presided over by Bishop P. G. Taylor. The choir rendered appropriate hymns. The speakers, Bishop P. G. Taylor, President L. W. Shurtliff, Patriarch Joseph Taylor, William W. Dixon, and High Counselor D. B. Rawson dwelt upon their early associations with the deceased and his many virtues. Elder Joseph Perry dwelt on the condition of humanity here and hereafter.

His wife, four sons, two daughters, and two adopted children and three brothers were present. The assembled people having viewed the remains, a large cortege followed them to Ogden Cemetery, where they were laid by the side of his dear wife Georgianna to rest in peace.

Deseret News please copy.  P. L. (Feb. 17, 1889)


A Patriarchal Blessing by Emer Harris, Patriarch, upon the head of Martin H. Harris No. 118, recorded in book A, page 140.  William Nattale, recorder, Provo City.

Provo City, June 24, 1855
A blessing by Emer Harris, Patriarch, upon the head of Martin H. Harris, son of Emer and Deborah Harris, born Sept. 29, 1820, Windham, Luzern County, Pennsylvania, America.

My son Martin H. I lay my hands upon your head in the name of Jesus of Nazareth and place upon you a fathers blessing, thou art a descendant of Ephraim, the son of Joseph which was sold into Egypt by his brethern, therefore thou art a legal heir to the Priesthood, which hath come down through the lineage of thy fathers even into thee, thou shalt bear of the Priesthood with honors unto thyself and confer it upon thy posterity after thee, and also thou art entitled to the blessings conferred upon Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for thy posterity shalt become numerous on the earth, and the fruits of the earth shall be given unto you until you shall be satisfied therewith.  Missionary labors will be required at thy hand and thou shalt have strength and wisdom to perform all things whatsoever shall be required of thee, whether at home or abroad and thy days shall be lengthened out as long as thou shalt desire it.  Thou shalt live to see the ministration of Angels, and converse with them face to face; feat not my son but be strong and thou shalt be able to overcome all difficulties and all trials, and shall rejoice in the Zion of God; and inasmuch as thou art faithful, all these blessings shall be made sure unto you and no power of earth and hell shall be able to arrest them from you, and by the authority of the Holy Priesthood invested in me, I seal this a fathers blessing upon you, and in the name of Jesus Christ I seal thee up unto eternal lives.

Even so Amen.

Also see notes on Ethel Fern Oram.

CENSUS: Age 39, laborer, wife Luisa age 18, Emer M 3, Leander 3 months.

Georgiana Maria ALDOUS [Parents] [scrapbook]-2624 was born 1 on 5 Aug 1838 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 30 Oct 1858 in Binghams Fort, Weber, Utah, United States. Georgiana married 3, 4 (MRIN:1487) Martin Henderson HARRIS-2623 on 18 Jan 1855 in Binghams Fort, Weber, Utah, United States.

Records of Ruby Harris Oram

Provo City June 24, 1855

A blessing by Emer Harris, Patriarch upon the head of Georgianna Maria Harris, daughter of Robert and Mary Ann Aldews, born August 5, 1838, Fenstanton, Hantingdowshire, England.

My daugher Georgianna Maria I lay my hands upon your head in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, and confer upon you a fathers blessing, thou art of the blood and lineage of Ephraim, and are entitled to the Holy Priesthood in connection with thy companion, which hath come down through the lineage of thy fathers even with thee, thou art also entitled to the blessings conferred upon Sarah of old which is a numerous posterity, and the fruits of the earth shall be given unto thee, and thou shall rejoice in the generations yet to come; thou shalt have some trials and difficulties to encounter but fear not my daughter, but be strong in the Lord, and thou shalt be able to overcome them all, and be made to rejoice in the God of your salvation; thou art young now, therefore do not understand all principles, but thou shall understand them hereafter inasmuch as thou shalt seek it with all thy heart; thou shalt have the ministration of angels and thou shall have power to lay thy hands upon the sick of thine own family and they shall be arrested from the power of the destroyer in the absence of the other authority.  Great blessings are in store for thee, more than can now be enumerated; and all these blessings shall be made rare unto you ; and by the authority of the Holy Priesthood I seal this a fathers blessing upon you,  and in the name of Jesus Christ I seal you up unto eternal lives,

Even so Amen.

They had the following children.

  M i Emer Martin HARRIS-2622 was born on 6 Aug 1856. He died on 28 Sep 1934.

Zephaniah LOTT [Parents] 1-14549 was born in Est 1774 in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. He died about 1831 in Pennsylvania, United States. Zephaniah married (MRIN:1488) Rachel BROWN-2629 in 1789 in Pennsylvania, United States.

Rachel BROWN-2629 was born about 1775 in of Mahoaprany, Luzern, Pennsylvania, United States. Rachel married (MRIN:1488) Zephaniah LOTT-14549 in 1789 in Pennsylvania, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Deborah LOTT-2625 was born on 5 Dec 1794. She died on 18 Mar 1825.
  M ii
John F. LOTT-14562 was born on 16 May 1811 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 3 Oct 1896 in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States. He was buried in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States.
  M iii
William Harrison LOTT-14563 was born in 1815 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 9 Apr 1870 in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States. He was buried in Apr 1870 in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States.
  M iv
Allen LOTT-14564 was born about 1805 in Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.
  M v
Charles Otis LOTT-14565 was born on 16 Oct 1820 in Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 16 Sep 1900 in Jackson Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States. He was buried in 1900 in Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson, Shelby, Ohio, United States.
  F vi
Sarah Lucinda Brown LOTT-14566 was born in 1804 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She died in Apr 1865 in Crawford Illinois. She was buried in 1865 in Walnut Cemetery, Jasper, Illinois.
  F vii
Rebecca LOTT-14567 was born about 1803 in Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

Luke PARKIN [Parents] [scrapbook]-2632 was born in 1771 in Thorpe Hesley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 29 Jan 1775 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 2 Aug 1851 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. Luke married (MRIN:1489) Anne HANCOCK-2633 on 29 Dec 1796 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Luke was counted in a census 1 in 1851 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

Birth: of Thorpe Hesley

LUKE PARKIN and ANN HANCOCK

Luke Parkin was christened in the church at Wentworth, near Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 29 January 1775. His family's resi­dence was Thorpe Hesley, where the father was a nailer and later a grocer.

In 1787, according to the records of the Sheffield Cutlers' Company, Luke was apprenticed to George Meller to learn the cutler's trade. Cutlery made in the Sheffield area has long been renowned. Luke was twelve years old when he began his apprenticeship, the cus­tomary age for Sheffield cutlers to start. This meant moving from his parents' home to that of his master. The master was required to keep his apprentice “under his rule, government, instruction, and correction within his own house and among his own family where he dwells.” Generally the master provided “meat, drink, washing, lodg­ing and apparel.” Standard clothing consisted of coat, waistcoat, breeches, hat, shirt, stockings, handkerchiefs, and shoes, all usu­ally of the most common sort. Luke's master probably provided him some time to attend school, though likely not much.

After finishing his sojourn with the Meller family Luke married Ann Hancock, this on 29 December 1796 at Sheffield. They made their residence in Sheffield, where the christenings of their first few children appear, Luke being listed as a cutler. The Cutlers' Com­pany records show that he became a Freeman in 1800.

In 1806 or 1807 Luke and Ann packed up their family and moved many miles south to Boston, Lincolnshire, where Luke continued his trade as a cutler. Several more children were born at Boston.

From 1815 a document has been found (West Riding of Yorkshire, Registry of Deeds) which Luke signed, a document dealing with a still unsettled portion of the estate of his uncle, Samuel Parkin, who had died in 1782. Luke is identified as “Luke Parkin of Boston in the County of Lincoln Cutler (eldest Son and Heir at Law of Jona­than Parkin late of Thorp Hesley in the Parish of Wath in the County of York Grocer deceased).”

In the 1842/3 directory of Lincolnshire Luke Parkin is listed as a gun maker and cutler, at Boston, living on High Street.

Ann passed away 22 Apr 1844, her age given as sixty-four, at the family home on High Street, the cause of death being “Dropsy.” After that Luke and his unmarried daughter, Sarah, who was deaf and dumb, moved into the home of his daughter Jane and her husband Peter Pinder. They lived in Skirbeck, a suburb of Boston. The 1851 cen­sus finds them there, Luke called a retired gunsmith.

Luke had prepared his will 7 September 1848. He died 2 August 1851 of “Bronchitis.” His will:
This is the last Will and Testament of me Luke Parkin of Skirbeck in the County of Lincoln Gentleman I give and be­queath unto my Grandson James Jameson my Silver Watch I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary the Wife of Robert Aldous the Feather Bed and Mattress on which I usually sleep and from and after the decease of my daughter Sarah Parkin I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jemima the wife of James Jamison the Feather Bed, Mattress and Chest of Drawers now used by my said daughter Sarah Parkin And I give devise and bequeath unto my friends James Walker of Kings Lynn in the County of Norfolk Dealer in Earthenware and Joseph Wilkinson of Grimesthorpe in the County of York Shear Maker All and singular my Real and Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever subject nevertheless to the specific bequeasts hereinbefore contained. To hold the same . . . upon Trust that they and the survivors of them . . . do pay in the first place all my just debts fun­eral and testamentary expences and the expences of proving this my Will . . . do from and out of the rents of my said Real Estate pay to my daughter Sarah Parkin the sum of twelve shillings weekly and every week during her natural life and after payment thereof and of the Interest from time to time to become due in respect of a sum of Three hundred and fifty Pounds ad­vanced to me on mortgage by my Son in law Henry Simon Hurren and also of the necessary repairs and Insurance of and other outgoings incidental to my said Real Estate Upon Trust to allow the residue (if any) of the said Rents to accumulate dur­ing the lifetime of my said daughter Sarah and to invest such residue and accumulations as and when the same shall be re­ceived on Government Real or other goods and sufficient secur­ity And from and immediately after the decease of my said daughter Sarah Then . . . my said Trustees or the Survivors
.... do and shall sell and dispose of all my said Real Estate either together or in parcels by public auction or by private Contract as to them or him shall seem expedient for the most money and best price that can be reasonably had.
Upon Trust to pay thereout the said Mortgage debt of Three hun-dred and fifty Pounds and the Interest due thereon to the said Henry Simon Hurren and also all expenses attending the said Sale or Sales And do and shall pay apply and divide the residue of the said monies to arise from such sale as also the residue of my said trust moneys and the accumulations thereof unto and equally between and amongst my Children the said Jemima Jamison the said Mary Aldous, Eliza the wife of the said Henry Simon Hurren and Jane the wife of Peter Pinder share and share alike to whom respectively I hereby give and bequeath the same And I do hereby declare my wish to be that my said daughter Sarah should during her life continue to reside and board and lodge with my said Daughter Jane Pindar . . . And I do hereby nomi­nate and appoint the said James Walker and Joseph Wilkinson Trustees and Executors of this my Will. . . I the said Luke Parkin have . . . set my hand this seventh day of September One thousand eight hundred and forty eight.
The mark of Luke Parkin
On the twenty seventh day of December one thousand eight hundred and fifty one James Walker one of the Executors within named was duly sworn and also make oath that the whole of the Personal Estate and Effects of the deceased at the time of his death did not amount in value to the sum of Twenty Pounds. Testator died on the second day of August 1851

In his will Luke calls one daughter Jemima--or at least the scribe wrote it that way. She is called Jesmina at her christening and as a witness to her sister Mary Anne's marriage. Mary Anne called her Josie.

Sarah, who was forty-eight years old when her father died, must -have lived on for several years. Luke's daughter Mary Anne moved to far away America and settled in Utah; her granddaughter, Risha, later recalled being told that Mary Anne received five hundred dol­Tars in inheritance money from England, which according to Luke's will, she would receive after Sarah's death. A neighbor stole the money and hid it in his hay. Though Luke's personal effects were worth little, according to the above document, his real estate hold­ings were apparently rather extensive.

Anne HANCOCK-2633 was born in 1780 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 22 Apr 1844 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. Anne married (MRIN:1489) Luke PARKIN-2632 on 29 Dec 1796 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

of Boston

DEATH: age 64

They had the following children.

  F i
Ann PARKIN-5495 was born on 25 Dec 1799 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Sarah PARKIN 1, 2-5496 was christened on 10 Apr 1803 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Charlotte PARKIN-5497 was born on 7 Dec 1805 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 1 Jan 1806 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
William PARKIN-5498 was christened on 3 Jan 1808 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v
Luke PARKIN-5499 was christened on 8 Apr 1810 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi Jesmina PARKIN-5500 was christened on 27 Nov 1811.
  F vii Mary Anne PARKIN-2627 was born on 8 Nov 1814. She died on 21 Apr 1892.
  F viii Eliza PARKIN-5501 was christened on 3 Mar 1816.
  F ix Jane PARKIN-5502 was born in 1820.

Zephaniah LOTT [Parents]-2628 was christened 1, 2 on 10 Mar 1776 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Dutch Church, Pennsylvania, United States. He was buried in Mt. Airy, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. Zephaniah married (MRIN:1490) Permelia PHELPS-14558.

Zephaniah was counted in a census 3 in 1800 in Braintrim Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He resided in 1850 in Covert, Seneca, New York, United States.

Permelia PHELPS-14558 was born in 1789 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States. She died on 13 Apr 1863. She was buried in 1863 in Logan Cemetery, Hector, Schuyler, New York, United States. Permelia married (MRIN:1490) Zephaniah LOTT-2628.

They had the following children.

  F i
Anneg LOTT-14559 was born in 1823 in New York, United States.
  F ii
Permelia LOTT-14560 was born in 1821 in New York, United States.
  M iii
Stephen LOTT-14561 was born in 1808 in New York, United States.

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