Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Nicholas CLAPP [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1612 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 24 Nov 1679 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Nicholas married 4 Abigail SHARP about 1667 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CLAPP, Sarah
WHIPPLE, Anna

NICHOLAS CLAP AND HIS DESCENDANTS.
[Compiled from MS. of EBENEZER CLAP of Dorchester.]

NICHOLAS CLAP, fourth son of Richard  Clap of England1 was born in 1612. He was a cousin of the celebrated Capt. Roger Clap, through whose influence, it is supposed, Nicholas2 came to this country about 1633, and settled in Dorchester, Mass. His name appears on the Town Records various times in connection with the municipat affairs of the town; and he was a deacon of the church. His first wife was Sarah Clap, a sister of Ca1it. Roger Clap; his second, Abigail, 1widow of Robert Sharp of Brookline. it is presumed that the residence of Nicholas  Clap was in the north part of the town of Dorchester, near the house now standing, which was occupied by the late Deacon Ehenezer Clap, senior, who died March 6th, 1860. See Reg. XIV. 284. Nicholas Clap died suddenly, in his barn, Nov. 24th, 1679.  His estate was appraised by James Hum-frey, William Sumner, Henry Leadhetter. The balance, after deducting the debts, was £358, 4, 4. His sons, Nathaniel and Ebenezer, were ad. ministrators. He had four brothers, viz.: Ambrose  and Richard,  who lived and died in England; Thomas,2 b. in 1597, d. in Scituate, Mass., April 20, 1684, leaving descendants; John,  d. in Dorchester, July 24, 1655. John left a widow, Joan, (who m. subsequently, John Ellis of Medfield,) but no children. In his will, dated July 11, 1655, be gives to his wife his dwelling-house, with all his lands, during her life. After her decease, said house and lands are given "to the muintwnance of the ministry and a Schoole in Dorchester foreuer." The portion of the land situated at "Dorchester neck," now South Boston Point, was sold in 1835, for upwards of $13,000. See Hist. Dorchester,p. 442.

DEATH: Died suddenly in his barn.

Abigail SHARP. Abigail married 1 Nicholas CLAPP about 1667 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Nicholas CLAPP [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1612 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 24 Nov 1679 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Nicholas married 4 Anna WHIPPLE on 14 Oct 1666.

Other marriages:
CLAPP, Sarah
SHARP, Abigail

NICHOLAS CLAP AND HIS DESCENDANTS.
[Compiled from MS. of EBENEZER CLAP of Dorchester.]

NICHOLAS CLAP, fourth son of Richard  Clap of England1 was born in 1612. He was a cousin of the celebrated Capt. Roger Clap, through whose influence, it is supposed, Nicholas2 came to this country about 1633, and settled in Dorchester, Mass. His name appears on the Town Records various times in connection with the municipat affairs of the town; and he was a deacon of the church. His first wife was Sarah Clap, a sister of Ca1it. Roger Clap; his second, Abigail, 1widow of Robert Sharp of Brookline. it is presumed that the residence of Nicholas  Clap was in the north part of the town of Dorchester, near the house now standing, which was occupied by the late Deacon Ehenezer Clap, senior, who died March 6th, 1860. See Reg. XIV. 284. Nicholas Clap died suddenly, in his barn, Nov. 24th, 1679.  His estate was appraised by James Hum-frey, William Sumner, Henry Leadhetter. The balance, after deducting the debts, was £358, 4, 4. His sons, Nathaniel and Ebenezer, were ad. ministrators. He had four brothers, viz.: Ambrose  and Richard,  who lived and died in England; Thomas,2 b. in 1597, d. in Scituate, Mass., April 20, 1684, leaving descendants; John,  d. in Dorchester, July 24, 1655. John left a widow, Joan, (who m. subsequently, John Ellis of Medfield,) but no children. In his will, dated July 11, 1655, be gives to his wife his dwelling-house, with all his lands, during her life. After her decease, said house and lands are given "to the muintwnance of the ministry and a Schoole in Dorchester foreuer." The portion of the land situated at "Dorchester neck," now South Boston Point, was sold in 1835, for upwards of $13,000. See Hist. Dorchester,p. 442.

DEATH: Died suddenly in his barn.

Anna WHIPPLE. Anna married 1 Nicholas CLAPP on 14 Oct 1666.


John CLAPP [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1616 in of Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 24 Jul 1655 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. John married 4, 5, 6 Joan about 1644 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

11. 5. 1655. JOHN CLAP OF DOCHESTER.
To my wife. my new dwelling house with all my lands both in ye necke & in the woods whc to me doth  appertayne, dureing hir natnrall life. & after my wife's decease I give my said house & land to the maintenance of the ministry, & a Schoole in Dorchester foreuer ; to Brother .Ambros Clap what is due me still from brother Richard Clap in England, w  is three pound or there about ; to brother-in-Law, Edward Clap. three pounds of ye w  in his own hands ; unto Cousins Richard & Elizabeth, Children of my brother Richard Clap, one platter which I haue at my brother Richards aforesaid: to Couscne deborah Clap, daughter of ye brother aforesaide, one Silver Spoone W Spoone is in his fathers hand; to Couscins Nathaniell, Ebenezer, Sarah & Hannah Clap, brother .Nicholis Children, tenn shillings a piece ; to Couseins Elizabeth Prudence & Samuell Clap, Children of my brother Thomas Clap, eight shillings a piece ; y rest of his children each of them five sliillings ; to Couseins Prudeuce, Ezra, .Nehemiah & Susannah Clap. each of them eight shillings a piece; all ye rest of my goods; my funerall discharged, & just debts being payd, I giue to my deare wife whome I make my sole Executrix.

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Allso I giue to my Couseine John Cap en, 2s 6d, to Couseine Roger Clap's children, one shilling a piece; I desyer my brother .Nicholas, Brother Edward, & my Couseine Roger Clap, to be my overseers for the pformance of this my will.   JOHN CLAP.
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               Edward Clap At a meeting of the Govr Mr Nowell & Recordr
               Sarah Clap              30 Aug 1656.
                Jone Clap               Roger Clap deposed.
An Inventory of the goods Chattells of John Clapp of Dorchester, deceased, 24~ July, 1 655. Taken by Edward Clapp, Nicholas Clapp, Roger Olapp, £140.04.10. 30 Aug. 55. Jone Clapp widow of the deceased deposed.

Joan 1, 2 was born 3 about 1624. She died 4 on 2 Mar 1703/1704 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Joan married 5, 6, 7 John CLAPP about 1644 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Edmund RICE [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1594 in Berkhamsted, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 11 Aug 1600 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 3 May 1663 in Charlemont, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried 3 in 1663 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edmund married 4, 5 Mercy on 1 Mar 1655/1656 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Edmund's will was probated 6 on 16 Jun 1663 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FROST, Thomasine

The modern name Rice comes form the old Welsh name Rhys. The name means "to rush" .

William Rice of Buckinghamshire was granted a coat of arms by Queen Mary of England in 1555 and the Rice family was seated in England some time around 1570. Rice families have been found to have resided in all the thirteen original colonies.

One of the first of the Rice families to immigrate to America was William's grandson Deacon Edmund Rice b 1594 in Buckinghamshire. He and his family settled in Sudbury Massachusetts in 1638.

Re: Edmund Rice 1600's Mass
Posted by Ray W. Justus on March 09, 1999 at 19:52:28:
In Reply to: Re: Edmund Rice 1600's Mass posted by Vicki on March 09, 1999 at 14:23:12:

Edward had a brother, Thomas, but he was not a twin.
Sources:

1. "A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice" (1858) by Andrew Henshaw Ward
Henshaw does not include daughter Mary (Marie).
2. "More About Those Rices" (1954) by Elsie Hawes Smith
Smith lists all twelve children.  First child is Marie.
3. "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" (1965 Reprint) by James Savage
Savage does not include daughters Mary (Marie) and Lydia.
4. "A Treatise on the Rice Family" by Roger E. Price (1989)
Price lists all twelve children..  First child is Mary.

I have also used the following source for corrections:

5. "Supplement the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice" (1967) by Edmund Rice (1638)Association, Inc.
This supplement starts with the third generation so no information on the children is included. There have been two additional supplements which I have not seen.

Mercy 1 was born about 1615 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 23 Dec 1695 in Marlboro, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Mercy married 3, 4 Edmund RICE on 1 Mar 1655/1656 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BRIGHAM, Thomas
HUNT, William

Last name may be hunt. The Hurd line given here may be incorrect according to "The Great Migration" by Robert Charles Anderson. However Thomas Brigham's wife was Mercy____.

They had the following children.

  F i Ruth RICE was born on 29 Sep 1659. She died on 30 Mar 1742.

Edward FROST [Parents] 1 was christened 2 on 13 Mar 1560 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3 on 3 Aug 1616 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Edward married 4 Thomasine BELGRAVE on 26 Sep 1585 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

EDWARD FROST (John) was baptized 13 March 1560/6 1 at Glemsford, Suffolk, England. On 26 September 1585 at Glemsford he married Thomasine Belgrave, daughter of John and Joanna (Strutt) Belgrave. She was baptized 1 February 1561/2 at Leveringtonin Cambridgeshire. Edward Frost was a clothier. About 1588-9 they moved to Stanstead, the next town to the northeast, for there their children born thereafter were baptized. Edward was buried at Stanstead on 3 August 1616, his wife surviving him. An abstract of his will follows.

26 July 1616 -the will of Edward Frost of Stanstead, county of Suffolk, clothier. ..bequests to Thomasme my wife, to William my son, to my five daughters: Elizabeth, now the wife of Hemy Rice; Anne, now the wife of Lawrence Collen; Alice, wife of Thomas Blower, Mary Frost and Thomasine Frost..and to Edward Rice, son of my daughter Elizabeth Rice. Executrix to be my wife Thomasine. Witnesses: Ambrose Bigges, senior & Ambrose Bigges, junior. Proved 4 October 1616. (Prerogative Court of Canterbury 129 Cope)

Ref.: American Genealogist, Jan. 1950; Parish Registers; Bishop's Transcripts

Thomasine BELGRAVE [Parents] was christened 1 on 1 Feb 1561 in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomasine married 2 Edward FROST on 26 Sep 1585 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Anne FROST was christened 1 on 28 Nov 1586 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 27 Dec 1586.
  F ii Elizabeth FROST was christened on 24 Mar 1587. She died on 20 Jun 1647.
  M iii William FROST was christened on 19 Sep 1589. He was buried on 3 Feb 1624.
  F iv Alice FROST was christened on 1 Dec 1594.
  F v Ann FROST was christened on 3 Dec 1592.
  F vi
Mary FROST was christened 1 on 20 Sep 1596 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 13 Nov 1596 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Mary FROST 1 was born 2 about 1597 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Living& unm. 1616; she was prob. the Mary Frost who m 11 Sept. 1617 at Stanstead, Edmund Salloman, or 18 Sept. 1622, John Scott
  F viii Thomasine FROST was christened on 10 Aug 1600. She died on 13 Jun 1654.

Joseph RICE [Parents] was born on 13 Mar 1636/1637 in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Joseph married 1, 2 Mary KING on 4 May 1658 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary KING. Mary married 1, 2 Joseph RICE on 4 May 1658 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Charles ALDOUS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 9 Apr 1840 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 10 Aug 1924 in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States. He was buried on 15 Aug 1924 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Charles married Olive Elzada CHENEY on 4 Sep 1890 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
DRAKE, Lucy

Olive Elzada CHENEY. Olive married Charles ALDOUS on 4 Sep 1890 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.


Charles ALDOUS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 9 Apr 1840 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 10 Aug 1924 in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States. He was buried on 15 Aug 1924 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Charles married Lucy DRAKE on 26 Nov 1860 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
CHENEY, Olive Elzada

Lucy DRAKE. Lucy married Charles ALDOUS on 26 Nov 1860 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.


Martin HARRIS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 18 May 1783 in Easttown, Saratoga, New York, United States. He died 3 on 10 Jul 1875 in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States. He was buried on 12 Jul 1875 in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States. Martin married Lucy HARRIS. The marriage ended in divorce.

Martin was counted in a census 4 in 1810 in Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 7 in 1860 in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States. He was counted in a census 8 in 1870 in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
YOUNG, Caroline

From the 12th day of April [1828] until the 14th day of June [1828] he said he had written 116 pages foolscap of the translation. He said at this period of the translation, a circumstance happened. He was the cause of the 116 pages that he had written being lost and never found. He said he believed his wife burned it up, as she was very bitter against him having anything to do with Joseph Smith.

It was caused through her insisting that he bring the manuscript home and letting her and the rest of the family handle and see it. His family then consisted of his first wife, his father and mother, his brother Preserved Harris and his wife's sister, a Mrs. Cobb.  "I promised Joseph that I would not let anyone else see it."  Joseph inquired of the Lord through the Urim and Thummim if Harris should be permitted to take them, and was forbidden twice, but the third time he was permitted to take them after promising Joseph that he would not let any more see it.  But he said when he arrived home, there were more people in the house besides the five and his wife took the manuscript and he never saw it anymore.

(William Pilkington Affidavit, 3 Apr 1934, BYU-A 3, 1)
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(William Pilkington Affidavit, 3 Apr 1934, BYU-A 3, 2)

I am the only one alive today of his immediate family that knows anything pertaining to his testimony, as taken from his own lips.  In his talks with me, he would say, "Now,Willie, I am not going to live very long; and after I am dead, I want you to tell the people what I have told you.  For it is all true."  And he would hold up his right hand and swear himself that he was telling the truth.  I would invariably tell him: "Yes, Grandpa, I will sure tell the people what you have told me, for I know you have told me the truth.

On the 9th day of July 1875, while he was dying, I knelt by his cot, as he was lying on a cot in the southwest corner of the room in a house owned by a man by the name of Carbine, it was situated on the north side of Clarkston, Cache County, Utah.  I wanted to get what I thought would be his last words, but he could not talk audibly.  I could not understand what he wanted to tell me.  He tried hard to tell me.  So I stroked his hair back on his forehead and knelt down and prayed to the Lord and asked him in the name of Jesus to strengthen his servant's voice so that I could understand his last words, but I could get no response.  He was lying on his left side, facing in the room and as I knelt down I placed my hands on his right arm.  As I moved to stand up, I was in the act of moving my hands and he shook his head as if he did not want me to move.  I then knelt down again and prayed to the Lord as before, and I was inspired by the Lord to ask Grandpa if he wanted me to hold up his right hand so that he could bear his testimony.  I asked him and his answer came clear, "Yes." While I held his right hand up, strength was given to him and he bore his testimony as he had done many times before and I understood every word.

He then bore the same testimony to the whole world and then laid back exhausted. There were two other men standing in the room and heard him bear his testimony.  One of them was Thomas Godfery of Clarkston who just recently died.

Martin Harris' spirit departed the next day, the 10th day of July, 1875, in Clarkston, Cache County, Utah, aged 92 years.  I attended his funeral and assisted in his burial in the Clarkston cemetery.

Signed, William Pilkington       Smithfield, Utah

(William Pilkington Affidavit, 3 Apr 1934, BYU-A 6, 6)
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(William Pilkington Affidavit, 3 Apr 1934, BYU-A 8, 3)

At last night came, supper was over, and after having family prayer, they all retired to bed.  The old gentleman then sat down in his arm chair, put his elbow on the arm of the chair and crooked his finger as he did scores of times afterward, and that was a signal for me to bring another chair alongside of his.  He again asked me what my name was.  I told him.  "Oh yes, I am going to call you Willie." He had already found out that I was a Mormon.  He then said, "Willie, did you ever go to Sunday School?"  I promptly told him, "Yes, sir." "What class were you in?"  I promptly told him the Book of Mormon class. His eyes sparkled and his whole body seemed to reverberate. He seemed like a changed being.  He was very excited, trembling as I gazed in his eyes.  He said, "Did you ever read the Book of Mormon?" "Yes, sir, " was the reply.  "Well, if you have read the Book of Mormon, what is the first reading in the preface of the book that we find?"  After a little thinking, I said, "the first reading in the Book of Mormon is the testimony of the three men testifying to the whole world that they  saw an angel come down from heaven. That they saw the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated, and the angel told them that the translation was correct and we bear record that Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God, and that their names will forever go before the world testifying that the Book of Mormon is true."

He then said, "I know, now, Willie, that you have read that glorious book.
Willie, I am going to ask you one more question.  What were those three men's names?"  I told him they were Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris.
This little, old man, then ninety- two (91) years of age, of whom in my mind I had likened to Rip Van Winkle, whose whole being at this time was wonderful to behold, all lit up with the Spirit of God, whose eyes now were sparkling, whose whole being was transformed, stood up before me on the memorable occasion, and putting his walking cane in his left hand, straightened up and striking his breast with his right hand, exclaimed, "I am Martin Harris, one of the three witnesses to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon."   A man who had the privilege of standing before angels, a man whose eyes beheld the golden plates, a man whose ears heard the voice of God from heaven declare that the Book was translated correctly, and that commanded him to testify to all the world that it was correct.  I say again, can you imagine me, a mere boy not yet fourteen years of age until the next month, November, as this was October of the year 1874.

(William Pilkington Auto in Gunnell, "Harris" 72, 3)
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(William Pilkington Auto in Gunnell, "Harris" 72, 4)

CENSUS: A Mormon preacher age 77 in househole of George Harris.

CENSUS: Age 88 born in NY.

Lucy HARRIS. Lucy married Martin HARRIS. The marriage ended in divorce.

Mrs. Harris then said, "I have been walking round in the woods to look at the situation of your place, and as I turned round to come home, a tremendous black snake stuck up his head before me, and commenced hissing at me."

p3 The woman was so perplexed and disappointed in all her undertakings, that she left the house and took lodgings during her stay in Pennsylvania with a near neighbor, to

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p1 whom she stated that the day previous she had been hunting for the plates, and that, after a tedious search, she at length came to a spot where she judged, from the appearance of things, they must be buried; but upon stooping down to scrape away the snow and leaves, in order to ascertain the fact, she encountered a horrible black snake which gave her a terrible fright, and she ran with all possible speed to the house.

p2 While this woman remained in the neighborhood, she did all that lay in her power to injure Joseph in the estimation of his neighbors--telling them that he was a grand imposter, and, that by his specious pretensions, he had seduced her husband into the belief that he (Joseph Smith) was some great one, merely through a design upon her husband's property.

(Lucy Smith History of Joseph Smith (1958) 121, 2)
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(Lucy Smith History of Joseph Smith (1958) 122, 2)

p2 Footnote: 123.1 In 1831, when Martin Harris moved to Kirtland, he made a settlement with his wife and left her. He subsequently married a daughter of John Young.

(Lucy Smith History of Joseph Smith (1958) 123, 2)


John RICE [Parents] 1 was born in 1624 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was christened in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1688/1689 in of Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. John married Ann HACKLEY on 27 Nov 1649 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Ann HACKLEY. Ann married John RICE on 27 Nov 1649 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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