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


Samuel FARR 1st [Parents]-6083 was born 1, 2, 3 in Jul 1716 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Samuel married (MRIN:2691) Mrs. Rebecca FARR-6087 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-6087 was born about 1716 in Massachusetts, United States. Mrs. married (MRIN:2691) Samuel FARR 1st-6083 about 1736 in of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

There is no proof that Rebecca, wife of Samuel farr, was a Robins! People have made a forced connection.

They had the following children.

  F i
Zerviah FARR-6088 was born 1, 2, 3 on 4 May 1737 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ii Samuel FARR Jr, 2nd-6095 was born about 1739. He died after 1790.
  M iii Aaron FARR-6089 was born on 6 Nov 1743. He died in 1820.
  M iv William FARR-6090 was born on 11 Mar 1744. He died before 17 Nov 1777 from in Revolutionary War.
  M v Isaac FARR-6091 was born on 23 Oct 1746. He died in Jun 1810.
  F vi Hepzibah FARR-6092 was born on 3 Jun 1748. She died on 1 Dec 1827.
  M vii Ebenezer FARR-6093 was born on 18 Aug 1750. He died on 15 Feb 1833.
  F viii Leah FARR-12831 was born on 24 Feb 1756. She died on 26 Oct 1832.
  M ix Charles FARR-6094 was born on 29 Apr 1760. He died on 6 Mar 1832.

Jeremiah WHITNEY-6543 was born 1 on 1 Apr 1729 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jeremiah married 2 (MRIN:2692) Elizabeth FARR-6085 on 17 Jun 1749 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth FARR [Parents]-6085 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 (MRIN:2692) Jeremiah WHITNEY-6543 on 17 Jun 1749 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mentioned in father's will.


Abraham FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-6086 was born 1, 2, 3, 4 on 1 Oct 1730 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5, 6, 7 on 18 Jan 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried 8 in West Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Abraham married 9 (MRIN:2693) Rachel FOSKETT-6107 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-6107 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 (MRIN:2693) Abraham FARR-6086 on 1 Jun 1754 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CROOK, William

They had the following children.

  F i
Susannah FARR-6175 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-6309 was born on 29 Nov 1756. She died on 17 Jul 1830.
  F iii Tabitha "Tabitea" FARR-6177 was born on 5 Aug 1760. She died on 11 Apr 1861.
  M iv Abraham FARR Jr.-6178 was born in 1761. He died on 29 Apr 1840.
  F v Esther FARR-6181 was born about 1767. She died on 20 May 1851.
  F vi
Rachel FARR-6179 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-6180 was born on 29 Oct 1769. She died on 4 Nov 1841.
  M viii
Thomas FARR-6176 was born about 1772.
  M ix Abel FARR-6101 was born on 30 Oct 1774. He died on 20 Mar 1874.
  F x Eleanor FARR-6469 was born on 3 Nov 1777.
  F xi
Lovina FARR-6182 was born about 1781.

Aaron FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-6089 was born 1, 2 on 6 Nov 1743 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 in 1820 in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States. Aaron married 4, 5 (MRIN:2694) Rachel WHEELER "Hannah"-6365 on 9 Mar 1773 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Aaron was counted in a census 6 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-6365 was born on 12 May 1750 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Hannah married 1, 2 (MRIN:2694) Aaron FARR-6089 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-6379 was born on 22 Oct 1773. He died about 1823.
  M ii Aaron FARR Jr.-6386 was born on 11 Jun 1775. He died on 22 Dec 1852.
  F iii
Hanah FARR-6387 was born 1, 2, 3 on 12 Sep 1778 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  F iv
Hepsibah FARR-6388 was born 1, 2, 3 on 5 Sep 1780 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  F v
Sarah FARR-6389 was born 1, 2, 3 on 16 Sep 1782 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

William FARR [Parents] 1-6090 was born 2, 3, 4 on 11 Mar 1744 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 before 17 Nov 1777 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States from in Revolutionary War. William married 6 (MRIN:2695) Eunice ALLEN-11100.

On the 17th of Nov. 1777 land was conveyed to his "widow".

Eunice ALLEN-11100 was born 1 on 4 May 1748 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. She died about 1780 in New Hampshire, United States. Eunice married 2 (MRIN:2695) William FARR-6090.

The birth date is probably of a different Eunice Allen that married a Grey.

They had the following children.

  M i William FARR Jr.-11098 was born on 20 Feb 1775. He died on 7 Dec 1841.

Isaac FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-6091 was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Oct 1746 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 in Jun 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Isaac married 5, 6 (MRIN:2696) Lydia STONE-6362 on 31 Dec 1772 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
FISCHER, Marey

Soldier of the Revolutionary War, 1776.

Lydia STONE-6362 died after 19 Sep 1785 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Lydia married 1, 2 (MRIN:2696) Isaac FARR-6091 on 31 Dec 1772 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Lydia FARR-6473 was born on 11 Oct 1777. She died on 26 Dec 1859.
  M ii Isaac FARR Jr-6474 was born on 31 Mar 1780. He died on 20 Jun 1863.
  F iii Anna FARR-6475 was born on 19 Sep 1785. She died on 15 Apr 1858.

Isaac FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-6091 was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Oct 1746 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 in Jun 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Isaac married 5 (MRIN:2697) Marey FISCHER-6363 on 20 Mar 1786 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
STONE, Lydia

Soldier of the Revolutionary War, 1776.

Marey FISCHER-6363 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 (MRIN:2697) Isaac FARR-6091 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-6476 was born on 7 Jul 1787. He died on 20 Jun 1863.
  F ii Sibbel FARR-6477 was born on 4 Apr 1789.
  M iii Emerson FARR (twin)-6478 was born on 15 Jan 1791. He died on 24 May 1867.
  M iv Amaziah FARR (twin)-6479 was born on 15 Jan 1791. He died on 8 Aug 1858.
  F v
Hannah FARR-6480 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-6481 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-6482 was born on 11 May 1806.

Ithamer CHAMBERLAIN-6352 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, 4 (MRIN:2698) Hepzibah FARR-6092 on 31 Oct 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] [scrapbook]-6092 was born 1, 2, 3 on 3 Jun 1748 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 4 on 1 Dec 1827 in Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Hepzibah married 5, 6 (MRIN:2698) Ithamer CHAMBERLAIN-6352 on 31 Oct 1770 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Settled in Cherterfield during that year.


Ebenezer FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-6093 was born 1, 2, 3 on 18 Aug 1750 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 on 15 Feb 1833 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried 5 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Ebenezer married 6, 7, 8, 9 (MRIN:2699) Mary TITUS-6368 on 6 Feb 1777 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

He was a minute-man, and was  called into service in a company commanded by Lieut. Oliver Cobleigh in the summer of 1777. He came from Chesterfield to Littleton about 1800.

To find the cemetery he was buried in, turn north onto Farr Hill Road from Rte 18 in Littleton, NH across from the large Glenwood Cemetery, go to 1075 Farr Hill Road, follow the right hand treeline into the field across the road from the house until you come to a large tree where the field turns to the right, look 45 degrees ahead to the right - there is a large maple tree just inside the treeline across the field - you can see the white marble spire monument when you get to that treeline. Quite a hike. If you are not fit enough to easily plow a quarter mile through tall grass, do not attempt it. There is a single white marbel spire monument, eight footstones, and a field stone that appears to mark a grave; but, all footstones are accounted for on the monument.

Mary TITUS-6368 was born 1 on 13 Mar 1754 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 23 Jan 1840 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Mary married 3, 4, 5, 6 (MRIN:2699) Ebenezer FARR-6093 on 6 Feb 1777 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Ebenezer FARR-6483 was born on 26 Jan 1778. He died in Apr 1852.
  M ii Deacon Noah FARR-6484 was born on 8 Dec 1779. He died on 2 Apr 1842.
  F iii Mary "Molly/Polly" FARR-6485 was born on 15 Mar 1782. She died on 10 Apr 1838.
  M iv Titus FARR-6486 was born on 9 Jul 1784. He died on 10 May 1827.
  M v Elijah FARR-6487 was born on 5 Jul 1786. He died on 29 Jul 1846.
  M vi Joseph FARR-6488 was born on 6 Jul 1788. He died on 29 Mar 1874.
  M vii Benjamin T. FARR-6489 was born on 15 Mar 1791. He died on 4 Jan 1878.

Charles FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2-6094 was born 3 on 29 Apr 1760 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 6 Mar 1832 in Brandon Center, Franklin, New York, United States. Charles married 4, 5 (MRIN:2700) Sarah Anna TITUS-6183 on 12 Oct 1780 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Charles was counted in a census 6 in 1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was counted in a census 7 in 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was counted in a census 8 in 1820 in Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States.

I don't see any proof that Charles had daughters by the name of "Elvira Regina Farr" or "Mary Laura Farr". I believe that they belong to Caleb Farr.

Soldier: 1777, Rev. War Vet. On 7 May 1777 list of Capt. Waitstill Scott in Col. Ashley's Regiment, Chesterfield, Cheshire, NH, men as a Private.

Removed to New York(probably to Malone or vicinity) about 1812.

Vermont Warning Out
Vol. 2: Southern Vermont pp. 140, 141
FHL book area US/CAN 974.3 N2r
13 Oct 1813
Charles Farr was warned out of Vermont along with his wife Sarah, and Calvin Farr, Caleb, wife Amey, and Charles, Laura, Chauncy, and Mary.

Sarah Anna TITUS 1-6183 was born 2, 3 on 5 Mar 1756 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 5 Feb 1825. Sarah married 4, 5 (MRIN:2700) Charles FARR-6094 on 12 Oct 1780 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Caleb FARR-6184 was born on 9 Jun 1781. He died on 9 Dec 1851.
  M ii
Charles FARR Jr. 1-6185 was born 2, 3, 4, 5 on 25 Sep 1783 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  F iii Sarah "Sally" FARR-6186 was born on 8 Jan 1786.
  M iv Calvin FARR-6096 was born on 25 Mar 1796. He died on 29 Mar 1868.

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