Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Daniel POWERS [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 10 May 1669 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Daniel married 3 Elizabeth WHITCOMB on 8 Apr 1702 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BATES, Martha

Elizabeth WHITCOMB was born in 1684 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 1 Daniel POWERS on 8 Apr 1702 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Daniel POWERS [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 10 May 1669 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Daniel married Martha BATES in 1711.

Other marriages:
WHITCOMB, Elizabeth

Martha BATES. Martha married Daniel POWERS in 1711.


Increase POWERS [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 16 Jul 1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Increase married Hepzebeth SAWYER.

Hepzebeth SAWYER. Hepzebeth married Increase POWERS.


Walter POWERS Jr [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 28 Jun 1674 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1738. Walter married 3 Rebecca BARNETT Barrett on 16 Dec 1696 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j

Rebecca BARNETT Barrett. Rebecca married 1 Walter POWERS Jr on 16 Dec 1696 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Jacob POWERS [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 15 Dec 1679 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 about 1768. Jacob married Edith ADAMS.

Other marriages:
MERRIAM, Sara

Edith ADAMS. Edith married Jacob POWERS.


Jacob POWERS [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 15 Dec 1679 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 about 1768. Jacob married 4 Sara MERRIAM on 18 Sep 1703.

Other marriages:
ADAMS, Edith

Sara MERRIAM. Sara married 1 Jacob POWERS on 18 Sep 1703.


Moses BARROW Barron. Moses married 1 Sarah POWERS on 8 Apr 1702.

Sarah POWERS [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 8 Feb 1683 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1743. Sarah married 3 Moses BARROW Barron on 8 Apr 1702.


Thomas KING [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born on 24 Feb 1613 in Cold Norton, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 24 Feb 1613 in Cold Norton, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died on 24 Sep 1691 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 5 Sarah PIKE in 1637 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Thomas had a will 6 on 30 Jun 1691 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
YOUNG, Jane
, Anne

[WILL OF THOMAS KING, SR.]

[1: 120] On 30 June, 1691, "Thomas King Senr" .... of Scituate" made his will. Bequests were as follows:

To "wife Anne King the East End of my dwelling house Called the Parlour to dwell in and the Chamber over it with a liberty to make Some use of the Cellers and and leantoos .... during her life time Alsoe two Cowes One Bed and Bedding thereto belonging One Trunk and one Box and the one third of all my moveable Goods which are in the house or household Stuff in Such of Sd Goods as may be most Sutable for her use And Said two Cows and Said Goods sloe is to have them for her own to dispose of as she pleases And .... my said wife Shall have five pounds by the year paid to her the one half of it in money the other half of it in Come and other Provision also wood provided for her fire and winter meat and Sumer meat for two Cows by my Executor .... during the life of my said Wife"

To "my Daughter Sarah Besbey the use and Improvement of three acres of my marsh land up the River in Marshfield next to the Gravelly Beach there and So by the upland side during her naturall life and the life of her husband" also £30 "fifteen pounds of said thirty to be paid to her Out of my moveable Estate within one month after this my Will is Proved .... And the other fifteen pounds .... within two years after my decease the one half of it in money the other half of it in Good Currant merchantable Countrey pay"

To "my Grandson John Rogers" No, "five pounds of 5d Sum to be paid .... out of my moveable Estate within one month after this my Will is Proved the other five pounds to be paid the one half in money the other half in Good merchantable Countrey pay within two years after my decease

To "my Grandson Thomas Rogers" No, with the same provisions as governed the bequest to the grandson John Rogers.

"Robben my Negro Servant [p. 121] Shall be set free .... and I do Give unto said Roben ye Negro the Bed whereon he Comonly useth to lodge in with the Beding thereunto belonging and also .... five pounds .... in Good Currant pay .... fifty shillings of it within one year after my decease & fifty shillings of it within two years after my decease"

"all the Rest of my Estate .... both in New England and in old England I do Give .... unto my Son Thomas King whome I do hereby Constitute .... the sole Executor"

The witnesses were John Cushing, John Cushing, Jr., and Joshua Cushing. "John Cushing Esq" and John Cushing, Jr., made oath to the will of "mr Thomas King", at Plymouth, 16 March 1691/2.

"The County Court .... do hereby Impower John Cushing Esqr Assistant to give ye other witness ~ Joshua Cushing his oath to ye within written will And to Give ye within named Executor his oath to yC Inventory of ye Estate of ye within said Mr Thomas King deceased"

Joshua Cushing, the third witness, made oath to the will on 26 March, 1692.

[p. 122] An inventory was taken, 3 November, Nor, by William Holbrooke (signed by mark) and John Cushing, Sr. No real estate was mentioned. Thomas King, Jr., the executor, made oath to it 26 March, 1692.
Printed from Mayflower Descendant Legacy CDROM, Search & Research Pub. Co.

A Controversy Over the Mode of Baptism:

("Scituate and Barnstable Church Records," Register, 10 [1856]: 42). Thomas King, William Vassall, and Gilbert and William Brooks were also Blessing passengers who settled in Scituate.

John Stockbridge probably did not come to New England for religious freedom, but more likely for better economic conditions. There is no indication of his membership in the church, only the name of his wife Ann appearing in the records. "Goodwife Stockbridge" joined the church in Scituate on 16 July 1637 (ibid., 9 [1855]: 280), and soon was active in the controversy which split the church a few years later. The first minister, the Reverend John Lothrop, had a congregation unsettled over the mode of baptism, and in 1639 he and about half of the members left for Barnstable. Ann Stockbridge was among those who remained, under the leadership of Timothy Hatherly. The following year Charles Chauncey of Plymouth was called as the new pastor. Ann, with William Vassall and his daughter Judith, Elder King and his wife Sarah, Thomas Lapham, and John Twisden refused to join the call for Mr. Chauncey, as outlined in their "Renewal of Covenant by the Church of Christ in Scituate, distinct from that of which Mr Chauncy is Pastor," dated 2 February 1642/3 (Deane, Hist. of Scituate, 59-61).

Further evidence of the baptism controversy in the Scituate church is found in the Stockbridge family, for although their daughter Hannah was baptized by Mr. Lothrop in 1637, daughter Elizabeth was taken to Boston for baptism in 1642, "to avoid her being immersed, as Mr. Chauncey insisted must be done" (Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts [Boston, 1900], 435). Four years later, when the first child of John Stockbridge by his second wife was baptized, it was done by the Reverend William Witherell, who had been ordained as minister of the second church at Scituate on 2 September 1645 (Deane, Hist. of Scituate, 191; Pope, Pioneers of Mass., 435). Evidently, then, John Stockbridge, although apparently not a member of this church, accepted their doctrines, as did his second wife.


Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 133, April 1979, New England Historic Genealogical Society & Brederbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, February 22, 2001

Mentioned in his father's will

Sarah PIKE was born in 1617 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died 1 on 16 Jun 1652 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2 Thomas KING in 1637 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

PLYMOUTH COLONY VITAL RECORDS
[p. 24] Deathes: Sarah King the wife of Thomas Kinge Deceased June the sixt 1652 Surname may be Brown

They had the following children.

  F i Rhoda KING was born on 11 Oct 1639. She died in 1662.
  M ii
George KING 1 was born 2 on 24 Dec 1642 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iii
Daniel KING was born 1 on 4 Feb 1647 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Daniel was baptized 2, 3 on 13 Feb 1647 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iv Thomas KING was born on 21 Sep 1645. He died on 1 Dec 1711.
  F v Sarah KING was born on 26 May 1650.
  M vi
John KING 1 was born 2 on 27 Jun 1652 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 26 Jul 1652 in Massachusetts, United States.

Deacon Thomas CLAPP [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3 in 1609 in Sidbury, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 4, 5 on 20 Apr 1684 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 6, 7 Jane about 1637 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WRIGHT, Abigail

3. THOMAS2 CLAPP (Nicholas,2 Widow Christian1) was presumably born in Sidbury, co. Devon, about 1609. In 1678 he testified that his age was "about 69 yeares." In 1630 his kinsman Roger Clapp of the neighboring parish of Salcombe Regis, co. Devon, went to New England, the forerunner of a large group of family emigrants. About the first of May in 1633 a ship left the port of Weymouth for the voyage to America. Governor Winthrop recorded that she arrived at Boston on July 24, "with about 80 passengers and 12 kine, who sate down at Dorchester. They were 12 weeks coming, being forced into
Dean and Chapter of Exeter.

† The Clapp Memorial, by Ebenezer Clapp. Boston. 1876, contains a vast amount of genealogical and biographical material about the Clapp emigrants and their descendants. It must be used with discrimination, however. All genealogies contain errors of fact and of judgment, but quite naturally this is particularly the case with publications of an early date.

90   The Ancestry of Joseph Neal

the Western Islands by a leak, where they stayed three weeks and were very courteously used by the Portugals." Weymouth was the convenient port for east Devon and it is reasonably supposd that among the voyagers who enjoyed an unexpected stay in the Azores were Thomas Clapp, his brother Nicholas, and his sisters Barbara; Redigon and Prudence, the latter the wife of their kinsman Edward Clapp, all of whom were soon afterward in Dorchester, where Roger Clapp had settled. Their younger brother John followed them a few years later.

Thomas Clapp's name appears on the Dorchester records in 1634, and in 1638 he was a freeman of the town. By 1639 he had moved on to Weymouth but his stay there was a short one. Wcymouth was in the throes of theological controversy. The local parson, Mr. Lenthal, believed that all baptized persons should be admitted to the church without further trial. For this liberal heresy he was called to account by government and retracted, but one of his chief adherents, Richard Silvester, was steadfast and, on being disenfranchised, moved to Scituate in the more tolerant colony of Plymouth. Thomas Clapp was one of a group of Weymouth men, including Thomas Rawlins, James Torrey and William Holbrook, who left Weymouth for Scituate at about the same time, and possibly for similar reasons.

In Scituate Clapp was propounded freeman on June 6, 1644, and admitted , June 4, 1645, and the latter year he served as constable. He purchased a farm of twenty-four acres from Mr. Timothy Hatherly in 1645. Uniting with the first church he became its deacon in 1647 and remained loyal to Rev. Charles Chauncey, his pastor and the future president of Harvard College, when a large portion of the congregation abandoned him to form a second parish where infant baptism, disapproved of by Mr. Chauncey, could be practiced. Happily Clapp lived to be a member of the committee of reconcilement which reunited the parishes in 1675 in a somewhat less controversial age. He was Scituate's deputy to the Plymouth General Court in 1649, and the town s overseer of the poor, the first appointed, in 1667.

It is probable that Thomas Clapp was married three times, the names of the first two wives being unknown. His third wife was Abigail (Wright), widow of Robert Sharp of Muddy River. Sharp died in 1655. After Clapp s death she married Capt. William Holbrook of Scituate. When Clapp's son Eleazer died in 1676 the papers dealing with the probate of his estate indicate

Clapp, of Scituate 91

that his only heirs by intestacy were his brothers Thomas and -Samuel. As. brothers and sisters of the half-blood did.. not in- -bent under the common law we can therefore say with certainty that Thomas, Samuel and Eleazer Clapp were sons of one moth-~ er, their father's first wife. The two children of- the third wife, Abigail, are duly recorded in the vital records of Scituate. This leaves three children, Increase, Prudence and Elizabeth, all mentioned in their father's will, who are with strong probability to be assigned to an unknown second wife.

Deacon Clapp died in Scituate April 20, 1684. His will, made the day before his death, was proved June 4, 1684. He states that he is "in ye 87 yeer of my age," but this is an exaggeration or an error of ten years. To his wife Abigail he left the use and profits of all his houses and lands and his orchard for life, with strict injunction against waste, also £10 in silver in the hands of his son Samuel Clapp, also two feather beds and their furnishings, the best brass kettle, a skillet, an iron kettle, an iron pot, two pewter basins, four pewter platters, six napkins, a table-cloth, twelve trenchers, a long chest, two boxes and as many other small things as she desired up to the value of 30s. She was to have three cows, six sheep and a horse, which after her decease were to be divided among her children. To his son Thomas Clapp, all his apparell, both linen and woolen, his shoes, stockings and hats, and a double portion of the lands after Abigail Clapp s death. To his son Samuel Clapp, two committee lots and a single portion of the lands. To his son Increase Clapp, two young cattle and a single portion of the lands. To his daughter Elizabeth King, £7, the best brass pan, a bed and its furniture and a single portion of the lands. To his daughter Prudence Clapp, two cows, the second brass pan, a feather bed and its furniture, £7 in movables and a single portion of the lands, and she to have her residence in his house until his wife s death. To his daughter Abigail Clapp, £5, two cows and a single portion of the lands. To his daughter Mary Tilden,* three sheep and two lambs. To his grandchild Elizabeth, a sheep and a lamb. Executors: sons Thomas Clapp and Samuel Clapp. Appraisers appointed in the will: friends John Briggs, Nathaniel Tilden, John Buck, Sr. Witnesses: John Wetherehl, Israel Turner. The inventory contained property valued at £351.t

* This was Mary (Sharp), wife of Nathaniel Tilden and daughter of Abigail (Wright) (Sharp) Clapp by her former marriage.
† Plymouth County Probate, 4(2): 129, 133, 134.

Thomas Clapp, immigrant, born in Dorchester, England, 1597 was son of Richard Clap of Dorchester, and brother of Nicholas Clapp, an immigrant settler of Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, known to genealogists as"Nicholas of Dorchester." These two brothers were cousins of Edward and Roger Clapp, sons of William Clap, the younger, of Salcombe-Regis, Devonshire, England, and this gives us Richard Clap of Dorchester England, and William Clap, the elder of Salcombe, England, as brothers.  The name is probably of Norse origin, if we take it to be derived from Clapa, as Osgood Clapa, a famous Danish nobleman, was a prime favorite of Hardacanute, an early English king; or it may be a cognate form of some ancient gothic word, as we find the German name Klapp of frequent occurrence. ----

Thomas Clapp, the immigrant, arrived in Boston, July 24, 1633, probably on the ship which arrived from Weymouth, England, that date. He was probably accompanied by his brother Nicholas and cousin Edward. Another brother, John, arrived much later.  Thomas removed to Dorchester in 1634, and became a freeman of the town and of the colony 1638, and the same year removed to Weymouth, a town of recent establishment, having been set apart by the general court out of the plantation of Wessaguscas, September 2, 1635.  He appears to have tarried in the new town but a short time, ---He appears in the town of Scituate, as a deacon in the First Church, 1647, and as deputy in the general court 1649, and when the town meeting petitioned the general court for an officer to take care of the poor of the town he was made overseer in 1667--the first record we have of an "overseer of the poor" as a town officer in Scituate.  He had grants of land in Hingham, but may not have resided there.  He went to Weymouth and thence to Scituate.  He appears to have been Scituate as early as 1640.  As deacon of the First Church, over which Rev.  Charles Chauncey was minister (1641-53, he was a witness of the difficulties that beset the pastor and parishioners of the church that led to its division at the establishment of the Second Church.  Previous to his leaving Massachusetts Bay Colony he appears to have been a disciple of Richard Sylvester and of Mr. Lenthail, the minister who advocated the admitting of any baptized person to membership in the church without further examination, and Thomas Rawlins, James Torrey and William Holbrook went: with Richard Sylvester to Plymouth Colony, settling in Scituate about the same time Thomas Clapp removed to that town, and it is probable the question of baptism moved all these men to seek freedom in the Pilgrim Colony. (It appears that there was a 30 year controversy between the First and Second Churches in Scituate) and in 1675, Thomas was selected one of three members of a committee from the First Church appointed in 1673 to carry a letter containing news of reconciliation to the Second Church, so long desired by the peaceloving of both congregations.  His sister Prudence married her cousin Edward Clapp.  The family name of his wife Abigail is not known.  He died in Scituate, April 20, 1684, greatly respected, a useful and enterprising man blessed with a good wife, eight children and length of days, having attained the ninety-seventh year of his age. The children of Thomas and Abigail Clapp were: Thomas, born in Weymouth, March 15, 1639; Increase, Samuel, Eleazer, Elizabeth, Prudence, John and Aigail, all born in Scituate.  Elizabeth, our grandmother, married Thomas King (Jr).

Jane was born 1 about 1617. She died 2 before Jan 1656/1657 in of Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Jane married 3, 4 Deacon Thomas CLAPP about 1637 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas CLAPP was born on 15 Mar 1639. He died in 1690/1691.
  M ii Samuel CLAPP was born about 1641.
  F iii
Eleazer CLAPP was born 1 about 1643. She died 2, 3 on 26 Mar 1675/1676 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Eliezer Clapp
June 12, 1676
Plymouth Colony Wills 3:165
#P269

THE INVENTORY OF ELIEZER CLAPP
An Inventory of the estate of Eliezer Clapp Late of Barnstable deceased

In houses lands and Meddowes 060 00 00

In Monies due from Iohn Otis att seuerall payments as by Informatlon 030 00 00

Item In monyes att Next Fall from Iames houghton of Barnstable 01 15 00

In a Cow in a horse and an old saddle30s 03 05 00

Item in a yeerling 15s in swine 40s in a horse Gears and axes 7s 03 02 00

Item in Sheep att Saconessett 40 in a stillett and other smale thinges 7s 2 07 00

Item; in wases for seruice to the Country due to him 21s 11d 01 01 11

Item in Thomas huckens his hand and in Mr Iohn Pools hand in Goods 05 00 00

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The 12 of the 4th 1676 106 12 11

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[106 10 11]

John Chapman

Thomas huckens

Samuell Clapp of Scittuate appeered ane made oath to the truth of this Inventory of the estate of his brothor Ellezer Clapp aboue said deceased soe farr as hee knowes; and if hee shall Come to the knowlidge of More that hee will alsoe bring it in this 12th of Iune 1676

before Mee Thomas hinckley Assistant

Plymouth Colony Wills, vol. III, p. 165

DEATH: Killed in King Phillip's War.
  M iv Increase CLAPP was christened on 14 May 1640.
  F v Elizabeth CLAPP was born about 1649. She died on 18 Mar 1698.
  F vi
Prudence CLAPP was born 1 about 1651.



LIVING: Umarried when mentioned in father's will on this date.

Richard PARK [Parents] was born 1 on 21 Dec 1663 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 19 Jun 1725 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Richard married 2 Sarah KING on 5 Nov 1684 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BILLINGS, Elizabeth

He was Lieut. and a representative of Concord. His will, dated 1725, w. Elizabeth sole executrix.
Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson Cambridge or Newton (same place)

Sarah KING [Parents] was born 1 on 18 Sep 1670 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2, 3 on 16 May 1727 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 4 Richard PARK on 5 Nov 1684 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
William PARK was born 1 about 1689 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ii
Thomas PARK was born 1 on 7 Feb 1690 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 9 Feb 1702/1703 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iii Abigail PARK was born on 25 Jul 1693.
  M iv Richard PARK was born on 1 Mar 1696. He died on 28 Nov 1746.
  F v
Sarah PARK was born 1 on 11 May 1699 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 3 Oct 1699 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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