Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


James C. ROOT was born on 13 Sep 1827 in Schroon, Essex, New York, United States. James married Betsy E. FARR on 8 Apr 1852.

Betsy E. FARR [Parents] was born on 2 Jun 1828. Betsy married James C. ROOT on 8 Apr 1852.


Thomas E CANNELL. Thomas married 1 Marietta Amelia FARR in 1859 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.

Marietta Amelia FARR [Parents] was born on 2 Dec 1839 in West Moriah, Essex, New York, United States. Marietta married 1 Thomas E CANNELL in 1859 in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States.


History of Jackson County, Iowa
Hon. James E. Ellis
FHL book area 977.764 H2e
Vol. II, p. 129

In 1856 Mr. Cannell again became a resident of Maquoketa with the intention of making it his future home, and the little growing town became the center of his ambition. In 1859 he wedded Marietta Farr, a daughter of Harry and Mary A. Farr, of the same town. She was born in Moriah, New York, and was descended on the maternal side from the Mayflower passengers, John Alden and Priscilla Mullens. Proving her eligibility thereto many years afterward, she became a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendents. She also became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution through her mother's grandfather, Joseph Crane, Jr.


Samuel FARR 1st [Parents] was born 1, 2 in Jul 1716 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Samuel married Mrs. Rebecca FARR about 1736 in of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Samuel Farr was styled the first on old tax records.

Mentioned in father's will. FHL film #0521780. Receives land from Samuel Sr. and Hannah on 20 Apr 1754. FHL film #0554044 Vol. 77, pp 527-29.

He sold his farm in Stow by a deed dated 1761, acknowledged 1702. and removed to Chesterfield, where he purchased, March 30, 1704, lots 9 and 11 in the 13th range. He signed the Association Test 1776,  and his name annually appears upon the tax list of Chesterfield until about 1790.

Mrs. Rebecca FARR was born on 21 Feb 1716/1717 in Massachusetts, United States. Mrs. married Samuel FARR 1st about 1736 in of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Zerviah FARR was born 1, 2, 3 on 4 May 1737 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ii Samuel FARR Jr, 2nd was born about 1739. He died after 1790.
  M iii Aaron FARR was born on 6 Nov 1743. He died after 1820.
  M iv William FARR was born on 11 Mar 1744. He died on 17 Nov 1777 from in Revolutionary War.
  M v Isaac FARR was born on 23 Oct 1746. He died in Jun 1810.
  F vi Hepzibah FARR was born on 3 Jun 1748. She died on 1 Dec 1827.
  M vii Ebenezer FARR was born on 18 Aug 1750. He died in 1825.
  F viii
Leah FARR [scrapbook] was born on 24 Feb 1756 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 26 Oct 1832 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She was buried in 1832 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  M ix Charles FARR was born on 29 Apr 1760. He died on 6 Mar 1832.

Jeremiah WHITNEY was born 1 on 1 Apr 1729 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jeremiah married 2 Elizabeth FARR on 17 Jun 1749 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 25 Nov 1725 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 4 on 24 Apr 1754 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 5 Jeremiah WHITNEY on 17 Jun 1749 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mentioned in father's will.


Abraham FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 1 Oct 1730 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4, 5 on 18 Jun 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Abraham married 6 Rachel FOSKETT on 1 Jun 1754 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

The following resolution was signed by several of our Farr ancestors and is from: History of Chesterfield, Cheshire County, N.H. : from the incorporation of "Township Number One" by Massachusetts in 1736, to the year 1881 : together with family histories and genealogies
Brattleboro, Vt.: D. Leonard, printer, 1882

Resolved, That it be recommended to the several Assemblies, Conventions and Councils, or Committees of Safety of the United Colonies, immediately to cause all persons to be disarmed, within their respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaffected to the cause of America, or who have not associated, and refuse to associate, to defend by Arms the United Colonies, against the hostile attempts of the British fleets and armies.

This resolution having been received by the Committee of Safety for the Colony, it was transmitted to the selectmen of the towns throughout the whole Colony, together with the following request:

“Colony of New Hampshire.
In Committee of Safety,
April 12th, 1776.
In order to carry the underwritten RESOLVE of the Honorable Continental Congress into execution, you are requested to desire all males above twenty-one years of age (lunatics, idiots and negroes excepted) to sign to the DECLA­RATION on this paper; and when so done to make return thereof, together with the name or names of all who shall refuse to sign the same, to the Gen­eral Assembly or Committee of Safety of this Colony.
M. Weare, Chairman.”

The Declaration.
WE, THE SUBCRIBERS, DO HEREBY SOLOMNLY ENGAGE AND PROMISE, THAT WE WILL, TO THE UTMOST OF OUR POWER, AT THE RISQUE OF OUR LIVES AND FORTUNES, WITH ARMS, OPPOSE THE HOSTILE PROCEEDINGS OF THE BRITISH FLEETS AND ARMIES AGAINST THE UNITED AMERICAN COLONIES.

The following Farrs signed the above resolution in 1776:

Jonathan Farr, 4th
Jonathan Farr, 3rd
Jonathan Farr, 2nd
Thomas Farr
Aaron Farr
Samuel Farr
Samuel Farr, Jr.
Daniel Farr
William Farr, Jr
Ephraim Farr.
Isaac Farr
David Farr
Jonathan Farr, 1st
Abraham Farr

Rachel FOSKETT was born 1 on 1 May 1735 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1823 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Rachel married 2 Abraham FARR on 1 Jun 1754 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
COOK, William

They had the following children.

  F i
Susannah FARR was born 1, 2, 3 on 14 Apr 1755 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 4, 5 on 7 Oct 1756 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii Abigail "Nabby" FARR was born on 29 Nov 1756. She died on 17 Jul 1830.
  F iii Tabitha FARR was born on 5 Aug 1760.
  M iv Abraham FARR Jr. was born in 1761. He died on 29 Apr 1840.
  F v Esther FARR was born about 1767. She died on 20 May 1851.
  F vi
Rachel FARR was born on 11 Sep 1768 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 4 Jul 1848 in Champion, Jefferson, New York, United States. She was buried in Jul 1848 in Hillside Cem, Champion, Jefferson, New York.

BIRTH: Or 4 Sep 1765?

DEATH: She was buried in Hillside Cem, Champion.
  F vii Hannah FARR was born on 29 Oct 1769.
  M viii
Thomas FARR was born about 1772.
  M ix Abel FARR was born on 30 Oct 1774. He died on 20 Mar 1874.
  F x Eleanor FARR was born on 3 Nov 1777.
  F xi
Lovina FARR was born about 1781.

Aaron FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 6 Nov 1743 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died after 1820 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States. Aaron married 3, 4 Rachel WHEELER "Hannah" on 9 Mar 1773 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Aaron was counted in a census 5 in 1820 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States.

The following is the marriage record of Aaron Farr and Rachel Wheeler.

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Soldier of the Revolutionary War, 1776.

History of Chesterfield, Cheshire County, N.H. : from the incorporation of "Township Number One" by Massachusetts in 1736, to the year 1881 : together with family histories and genealogies
Brattleboro, Vt.: D. Leonard, printer, 1882, p. 91:

In September of the same year[1776], Col. Nahum Baldwin's regiment was raised, and, together with that of Col. Thomas Tash, was sent to re-enforce the Continental army in New York.

The sixth company of Col. Baldwin's regiment was commanded by Capt. John Houghton. It contained the following Chesterfield men: John Bishop, James Robinson [Robertson], Josiah Hastings, Jonathan Farr, Ezekiel Powers, Jonathan Cressey, Jonathan Farwell, Isaac Farr, Nathan Thomas, Jonathan Farr, 3d. Capt. Houghton's company was mustered, apparently, at Swanzey, Sept. 22. The men were paid 6 pounds in advance, and were allowed one pound, 13 shillings and 4 pence for 200 miles of travel. It is not known in what actions they were engaged, or at what time they were discharged.

In the December following, another regiment was raised for the same purpose as the two last mentioned, and placed under comr mand of Col. David Gilman. The first company was commanded by Capt. Francis Town. There were, at least, two Chesterfield men in this company, viz.: Zenas Fairbanks and Aaron Farr. Perhaps the name of Levi Fairbanks should be added.

Rachel "Hannah" WHEELER was born on 12 May 1750 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Hannah married 1, 2 Aaron FARR on 9 Mar 1773 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Many records say that Aaron's wife was Hannah Wheeler, but the vital records of Chesterfield clearly read "Rachel Wheeler."

They had the following children.

  M i Jeremiah FARR Sr was born on 22 Oct 1773. He died about 1823.
  M ii Aaron FARR Jr. was born on 4 Jun 1775. He died on 22 Dec 1852.
  F iii
Hanah FARR was born 1, 2, 3 on 12 Sep 1778 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  F iv
Hepsibah FARR was born 1, 2, 3 on 5 Sep 1780 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  F v
Sarah FARR was born 1, 2, 3 on 16 Sep 1782 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

William FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 11 Mar 1744 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 17 Nov 1777 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States from in Revolutionary War. William married Eunice ALLEN.

Eunice ALLEN was born 1 on 4 May 1748 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. She died in 1780 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. Eunice married William FARR.

They had the following children.

  M i William FARR Jr. was born on 20 Feb 1775. He died on 7 Dec 1841.

Isaac FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Oct 1746 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died in Jun 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Isaac married 4, 5 Lydia STONE on 31 Dec 1772 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
FISCHER, Marey

Soldier of the Revolutionary War, 1776.

Lydia STONE died after 19 Sep 1785 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Lydia married 1, 2 Isaac FARR on 31 Dec 1772 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Lydia FARR was born on 11 Oct 1777. She died on 26 Dec 1859.
  M ii Isaac FARR Jr was born on 31 Mar 1780. He died on 20 Jun 1863.
  F iii Anna FARR was born on 19 Sep 1785. She died on 15 Apr 1858.

Isaac FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Oct 1746 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died in Jun 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Isaac married 4 Marey FISCHER on 20 Mar 1786 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
STONE, Lydia

Soldier of the Revolutionary War, 1776.

Marey FISCHER was born about 1768 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 1 on 16 Dec 1832 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Marey married 2 Isaac FARR on 20 Mar 1786 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Transcribed records of this Marey show her as Marcy but if you look carefully at the letter "e" in the same records it looks like an "c". Her name is really Marey. The given name "Marcy" was very rare at that time and is very prevalent in the typescript version of the Chesterfield records because of incorrectly transcribing the name "Marey" as "Marcy or Mercy".

Email from Pam Bott:

Hi Tim,

Yes the name is Marey. If you look at the “e’s” on the end of the word wife you can see that this scribe made his e’s the same as his c’s such as in his writing of the name Isaac and Isaach.

So the reason I say it is Marey instead of Marcy is that Marcy was not a common name for a woman in this time period. Mercy was more common but of course the name is not Mercy here because the “a” is very distinct in the name Marey.

I was at the library last Wed and I looked up Mercy and Marcy in the “Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names” and this is what I found. It states that the name Mercy came into use in the 17th Century as a Christian name.

There was no listing of Marcy or Marcey, nor is it listed as a variant of Mary in this book.

I asked a consultant at the library if Marcy was a very common name for a woman back then and she said no it wasn’t.

I also checked a book titled “Names, Nicknames, and Misspelled Names”. The name Marcy is listed which has variants of Marcia, Mary, & Mercy and it states that Mercy is sometimes misread as Mary, or Marcy.

The name Mercy says “See Mary”.

This book also says “Your ancestor probably couldn’t spell, and neither could the minister, clerk or other persons writing down the names” and that parents and relatives often used nicknames.

Hope that helps.
Pam

They had the following children.

  M i William FARR was born on 7 Jul 1787. He died on 20 Jun 1863.
  F ii Sibbel FARR was born on 4 Apr 1789.
  M iii Emerson FARR (twin) was born on 15 Jan 1791. He died on 24 May 1867.
  M iv Amaziah FARR (twin) was born on 15 Jan 1791. He died on 8 Aug 1858.
  F v
Hannah FARR was born 1, 2 on 3 Mar 1794 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  F vi
Polley FARR was born 1, 2 on 23 Mar 1801 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  M vii Marshal FARR was born on 11 May 1806.

Ithamer CHAMBERLAIN was born 1 in 1745 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened on 30 Mar 1746 in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 19 Sep 1825 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States from or was killed by a runaway horse. He was buried in Clay Hil Cemetery, Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire. Ithamer married 3 Hepzibah FARR in 1770 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

ITHAMER CHAMBERLIN was born at Oxford, Mass in 1745, married Hephzibah Farr in 1770, and settled in Chesterfield during that year. He built the grist-mill on the place where the upper one now stand, at the West Village about 1810. He was killed by a runaway horse, September 19, 1825, at the age of eighty years. His children were Rebecca, Samuel, Anna, Benjamin, Polly, Ithamer, and Hepzibah. Joshua Wilder Jr., grandson of Samuel, now resides at Factory Village. His son David W. is in the employ of Currier Brothers.

Hepzibah FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 3 Jun 1748 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 1 Dec 1827. Hepzibah married 4 Ithamer CHAMBERLAIN in 1770 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Settled in Cherterfield during that year.

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