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


Daniel CORNWELL [scrapbook] was born 1 on 10 Jul 1781 in New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. He died 2 on 12 Apr 1853 in New York, United States. Daniel married Elizabeth FARR "Betsy".

Elizabeth "Betsy" FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 18 Jun 1786 in Panton, Addison, Vermont, United States. She died 3 on 30 Sep 1859 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. Betsy married Daniel CORNWELL.


George Washburn FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 12 Sep 1807 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States. He died on 24 Jun 1863 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States. George married Perlina N PEASE on 1 Jan 1831 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
DAY, Maria Miriam
DAY, Esther

Fact 1: engaged in lumbering farming in NY
Fact 2: merchant at Schreem Lake, NY 1842-58
Fact 3: owned land in Grand River, MI in 1858
Fact 4: family moved to Cleveland in 1863 before returning to Grand Rapids, MI
Fact 5: Prosperous in lumber business
Fact 6: Congregational Church

Perlina N PEASE was born on 10 Oct 1807. She died 1 on 6 Jun 1832 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States. Perlina married George Washburn FARR on 1 Jan 1831 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States.


George Washburn FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 12 Sep 1807 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States. He died on 24 Jun 1863 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States. George married Maria Miriam DAY in Sep 1835 in United States.

Other marriages:
PEASE, Perlina N
DAY, Esther

Fact 1: engaged in lumbering farming in NY
Fact 2: merchant at Schreem Lake, NY 1842-58
Fact 3: owned land in Grand River, MI in 1858
Fact 4: family moved to Cleveland in 1863 before returning to Grand Rapids, MI
Fact 5: Prosperous in lumber business
Fact 6: Congregational Church

Maria Miriam DAY was born on 7 Jan 1811. She died 1 on 4 Apr 1840 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States. Maria married George Washburn FARR in Sep 1835 in United States.

They had the following children.

  M i George Day FARR was born on 31 Mar 1839.

George Washburn FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 12 Sep 1807 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States. He died on 24 Jun 1863 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States. George married Esther DAY on 26 Oct 1840 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
PEASE, Perlina N
DAY, Maria Miriam

Fact 1: engaged in lumbering farming in NY
Fact 2: merchant at Schreem Lake, NY 1842-58
Fact 3: owned land in Grand River, MI in 1858
Fact 4: family moved to Cleveland in 1863 before returning to Grand Rapids, MI
Fact 5: Prosperous in lumber business
Fact 6: Congregational Church

Esther DAY was born in 1809 in Vermont, United States. She died on 1 Nov 1892 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. Esther married George Washburn FARR on 26 Oct 1840 in North Hudson, Essex, New York, United States.

Esther was counted in a census 1 in 1880 in Onekama, Manistee, Michigan, United States.

CENSUS: In the household of her step-son George D. Farr.

They had the following children.

  M i
Willard Marion FARR 1, 2 was born on 10 Sep 1842 in New York, United States. He died in Jun 1910.

Willard was counted in a census 3 in 1860 in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.
  M ii Freeman Seward FARR was born on 5 Jun 1845. He died on 28 Feb 1905.
  M iii Augustine Washburn FARR was born on 29 Jul 1847.
  M iv
Darrin A. FARR 1 was born in 1852 in New York, United States.
  M v Marvin Andrus FARR was born on 9 Aug 1852.

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, 3 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 about 1716 in Massachusetts, United States. Mrs. married Samuel FARR 1st 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 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 in 1820.
  M iv William FARR was born on 11 Mar 1744. He died before 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 on 15 Feb 1833.
  F viii Leah FARR was born on 24 Feb 1756. She died on 26 Oct 1832.
  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, 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 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:
CROOK, 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.
  M iii Thomas FARR was born about 1758. He died on 8 Feb 1835.
  F iv Tabitha "Tabitea" FARR was born on 5 Aug 1760. She died on 11 Apr 1861.
  M v Abraham FARR Jr. was born in 1761. He died on 29 Apr 1840.
  F vi Esther FARR was born about 1767. She died on 20 May 1851.
  F vii Rachel FARR was born on 11 Sep 1768. She died on 4 Jul 1848.
  F viii Hannah FARR was born on 29 Oct 1769. She died on 4 Nov 1841.
  M ix Abel FARR was born on 30 Oct 1774.
  F x Eleanor FARR was born on 3 Nov 1777. She died on 15 Sep 1853.

Aaron FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 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 Rachel WHEELER "Hannah" 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 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 11 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 Hepzibah was born on 5 Sep 1780.
  F v
Sarah FARR was born 1, 2, 3 on 16 Sep 1782 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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