Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Ebenezer CHINERY. Ebenezer married Ruth FULLER in 1721.

Ruth FULLER [Parents] was born 1 on 14 Nov 1702 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Ruth married Ebenezer CHINERY in 1721.


Edmond FREEMAN [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was christened 2, 3 on 25 Jul 1596 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 on 21 Jun 1682 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Edmond married 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Bennet HODSOLL 10 on 26 Jun 1617 in Cowfold, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
RAYNIER, Elizabeth

Mentioned in his mother's will. Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Bowyer 56.

Twenty-two coats of Arms are registered to the Freeman name in Great Britain and Ireland, but only two came to America. The one in this file is the one that Edmond brought with him to Lynn in 1635. The motto is "Liber et Audax" , "Free and Bold"
Source: FHL US/CAN book area 929.273 A1 No.4583

Edmund FREEMAN bapt 25 Jul 1596 in St. Mary's, Pulborough, Sussex, England; married: 13 Oct 1617 Bennett Hodsoll (had 6 children, two died early; died in 1630); secound marrige to an Elizabeth Raymen or Raymond or Raynier August 10, 1632 at Cowfold, Shipley, Sussex and had four children with them, Alice 17, Edmund Jr. 15, Elizabeth 12, and John 8 (ages in 1635 when embarked on the Abigail and a fifth child, Mary, may have been born in Mass. or adopted); died: 1682 "age 92" in Sandwich MA; will dated 21 Jun 1682, proved 2 Nov 1682; Son of Edmond FREEMAN and Alice COLES.
Edmond - remained in Sandwich all his life, suported good causes such as rebuilding the mill and meeting house, oppossed persecution of the Quakers, died 1682 the of the Ten Men of Saugus.

Sources: Sandwich A Cape Cod Town by R.A. Lovell, Jr. 3rd edition and the Cowfold, Shipley, Sussex, Enland church records.

Children:  1 Alice b. 1618 (England ae 17 on Abigail - 1635) bapt 4 Apr 1619 (St. Mary's Essex Eng) m. 24 Nov 1639 Deacon William PADDY d. 24 Apr 1651 - 2. Edmund bapt. 26 Nov 1620 in St. Mary's, Pulborough, Essex England m. 18 Jul 1651 Margaret PERRY in Sandwich MA d. 29 Mar 1673 in Sandwich MA - 3. Bennett bapt 20 Jan 1621 d. 1633 - 4. Elizabeth b.  1623 (England ae 12 on the Abigail - 1635) bapt. 11 Apr 1624 m. John ELLIS - 5. John b. 1627 (28 Jan 1626) (England ae 8 on the Abigail 1635) m. 13 Feb 1649 Mercy PRENCE d. 28 Oct 1719 (Eastham MA) - 6. Nathaniel bapt 2 Sep 1629 d. 1629 - 7. Mary b. aft 1635 (MA) 1653 Edward PERRY

Indisputably Edmund helped to establish the wonderful Cape Cod town of Sandwich MA in what is now Barnstable County. He migrated from England aboard the Abigail in 1635 where the ship's manifest list him as age 45 and travelling with his wife Elizabeth and children Alice (age 17), Edmund (age 15), Elizabeth (age 12) and John (age 8). The family first went to what is now Lynn where he is recorded in in 1635. He also appeared in Plymouth (where he was made a freeman 2 Jan 1637) and in Duxbury records before finally moving to Sandwich (his grant for the settlement of Sandwich was given by the king and was dated 3 Apr 1637). He was the first English settler on Cape Cod and served as assistant governor to the Colonial Governor (William Bradford) seven consecutive terms beginning in 1640. Other public offices that he was known to have held included membership on the Council of War in 1642 and Deputy to the General Court in 1646. His two sons who survived to manhood both married daughters of Governor Thomas PRENCE (who's wife was Mayflower daughter Patience BREWSTER). The Tolland & Windham book says that he "continued to hold public office and exert a wide influence up to the time of his death" and that he was "buried on his own land on the hill at the rear of his dwelling".

Sources: Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut- Biographies - 1903; Freeman Genealogy in Three Parts by Frederick Freeman - 1875; Sandwich MA Vital Records; Our Family Museum: A Collection of Family History Notes

Edmond was generally recognized as disfavoring the church and legislative censure and coercion of the Quakers. He was said to have sympathized with them, and that his views were too liberal for the times. Edmond, after having been a Maglstrate or assistant to the Governor for several years, was permanently dropped at the next election, and some said it was because of his theological tolerance.

It was in the year 1658 that the "Monthly Meeting" of the Quakers was established at Sandwich. Public opinion in this section in favor of the Quakers became so prevelant, and efforts to protect them from the harshness became so frequent that in June 1658 the Plymouth government appointed George Barlow as the state marshal for the locality. He was to coliect the fines and punish the offenders, but his unfairness only increased the resentment. Knowing the feelmg of the Freeman family toward the Quakers, George Barlow had the audacity to ask Edmond for aid in his duties, for which he received an indignant refusal. This prompted Barlow to make a complaint at court for which Edmond was fined ten shillings.

At one court in 1661 the fines amounted to 150 pounds for the attendance at Quaker meetings, and for refusing to take the oath of fidelity. One list of fines imposed upon nineteen Quakers in and a-round Sandwich for this period showed a total of 660 pounds, of which over 89 pounds was paid by Edward Perry. In March 1676 Edward Perry proclaimed that he had received a message from God, saying that the sufferings of New England were caused by general sin and by the persecution of the Quakers, and demanded that this message be published by the governments of Plymouth and Massachusetts.

Edmond's wife Elizabeth died on 14 February 1675-76 and was buried on the hill of the Freeman farm. It is said that Edmond and his sons placed a large stone which in shape resembled a pillion, as a monument for her grave Another, longer stone was placed nearby, which was similar in form to a saddle. These two large stones are known as "the saddle and pillion", and family tradition tells us that they reminded Edmond of the early years in Sandwich when he and Elizabeth traveled by horseback over the fields of their farm. Edmond Freeman died in 1682 and was buried beside Elizabeth and the longer stone, "the saddle", was placed over his grave.

At one time these graves were encircled by a stone fence, remnants of which were still visible in the late 1800's. The beautiful bronze tablets which are presently on these stone monuments were placed there on 22 August 1910 by members of the Freeman family, descendants of Edmond. The photographs of these monuments on page five are by courtesy of Stanley C. Freeman.

ref: Freeman Genealogy; Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines; Planters of the Commonwealth by Charles E.Banks
Source: "Freeman Families of Nova Scotia" FHL Book area US/CAN 929.271 F877f v.1

CHRISTENING: In the parish records the son and father's names were spelled "Edwarde".

Bennet HODSOLL [Parents] 1 was christened 2 on 23 Aug 1596 in All Saints Barking. London, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3, 4, 5 on 12 Apr 1630 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. Bennet married 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Edmond FREEMAN 11 on 26 Jun 1617 in Cowfold, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Alice FREEMAN was christened on 4 Apr 1619. She died on 24 Apr 1651.
  M ii Edmund FREEMAN Jr was christened on 26 Nov 1620. He died on 29 Mar 1673.
  F iii
Bennett FREEMAN 1 was christened 2 on 20 Jan 1621/1622 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died 3 in BET 28 NOV 1633 AND 13 JAN 1633/4 in England, United Kingdom.
  F iv Elizabeth FREEMAN was christened on 11 Apr 1624. She died on 24 Jun 1692.
  M v Major John FREEMAN was christened on 28 Jan 1626/1627. He died on 28 Oct 1719.
  M vi
Nathaniel FREEMAN [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 2 Sep 1629 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 12 Sep 1629 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Edmund FREEMAN Jr [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1, 2 on 26 Nov 1620 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He died on 29 Mar 1673 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried on 8 Apr 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Edmund married 3, 4 Rebecca PRENCE 5 on 22 Apr 1646 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PERRY, Margaret

Edmund FREEMAN bapt. 26 Nov 1620 St. Mary's, Pulborough Essex England; married: (1) 22 Apr 1646 Rebecca PRENCE (2) 18 Jul 1651 Margaret PERRY in Sandwich MA; died: 29 Mar 1673 in Sandwich MA; buried at Plymouth MA; Son of Edmund FREEMAN and Elizabeth

Children with Rebecca PRENCE:
1. Patience - 2. Rebecca b. (Sandwich MA)
with Margaret PERRY:
3. Margaret b. 2 Oct 1652 - 4. Edmund b. 5 Oct 1655 in Sandwich MA m. bef 1683 Sarah in Sandwich MA d. 18 May 1720 in Sandwich MA - 5. Alice b. 29 Mar 1658 (Sandwich MA) - 6. Rachel b. 4 Sep 1659 (Sandwich MA) m. John LANDERS - 7.
Sarah b. 6 Feb 1662 (Sandwich MA) m. 6 Jan 1695 Richard LANDERS - 8. Deborah b. 9 Aug 1665 (Sandwich MA) m. Thomas LANDERS

The Sandwich vital records record both marriages: "Edmond ffreeman jru & Rebecca Prence marryed the xxiith of Aprill 1646 ... Edmond ffreman juniour and Margaret Perry wer maried the 18th of July Anno.Dom 1651". Edmond served as a Deputy to the General Court in 1669 and was prominent in local affairs.

Sources: Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut- Biographies - 1903; Freeman Genealogy in Three Parts by Frederick Freeman - 1875; Sandwich MA Vital Records; Our Family Museum: A Collection of Family History Notes

Marriage Source: FHL Number 775836 "Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"

Rebecca PRENCE 1 was born 2 on 22 May 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 3, 4 Edmund FREEMAN Jr on 22 Apr 1646 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Patience FREEMAN was born about 1647. She died on 16 Apr 1738.
  F ii Rebecca FREEMAN was born about 1649. She died on 16 Apr 1738.

John FISH was born 1 on 13 Apr 1651 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 8 Mar 1729/1730 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 Margaret FREEMAN about 1678.

Margaret FREEMAN [Parents] was born 1 on 2 Oct 1652 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 after 9 Jun 1705 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Margaret married 3 John FISH about 1678.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"


Isaac POPE was born 1 about 1664 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Isaac married 2 Alice FREEMAN 3 in 1686 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Isaac had a will 4 on 19 Nov 1734 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Alice FREEMAN [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 29 Mar 1658 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1755. Alice married 3 Isaac POPE in 1686 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"


John LANDERS [scrapbook] was born 1 on 2 Jan 1653 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 4 Mar 1737 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. John married 2 Rachel FREEMAN about 1686 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

John was also known as John Lounders.

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Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records
John Landers sen Died April the 15th Anno Domini 1737

Rachel FREEMAN [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 4 Sep 1653 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 7 Oct 1709. Rachel married 3 John LANDERS about 1686 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"


Richard LANDERS 1 was born 2 about 1660 in of Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 about 1750 in Massachusetts, United States. Richard married 4, 5 Sarah FREEMAN 6 on 6 Jan 1695/1696 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah FREEMAN [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 6 Feb 1662 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 9 Feb 1732. Sarah married 3, 4 Richard LANDERS 5 on 6 Jan 1695/1696 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"
Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records
[p 11] Richard Launders and Sarah Freeman were maryed by justice Skeffe the 6th day of january Anno 1695/6


Thomas LANDERS 1 was born on 2 Jan 1653 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 in 1730/1731 in of Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 3 Deborah FREEMAN 4 about 1688 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

168 Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records
John Lander the sonn of Tho: Lander was Borne the seond of Jenuary AnO 1653

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Deborah FREEMAN [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 9 Aug 1665 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 after 13 May 1732. Deborah married 4 Thomas LANDERS 5 about 1688 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"


Nathan HARRIS [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 23 Mar 1758 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died 3 on 11 Nov 1835 in Mentor, Lake, Ohio, United States. Nathan married 4 Rhoda LAPHAM 5 about 1780.

Nathan was counted in a census 6 in 1790 in Easton, Albany, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 7 in 1800 in Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 8 in 1810 in Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 9 in 1820 in Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States.

Rhoda LAPHAM [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 27 Apr 1759 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. She died on 11 Oct 1849 in Ohio, United States. Rhoda married 3 Nathan HARRIS 4 about 1780.

They had the following children.

  M i Emer HARRIS was born on 29 May 1781. He died on 28 Nov 1869.
  M ii Martin HARRIS was born on 18 May 1783. He died on 10 Jul 1875.
  M iii Preserved HARRIS was born on 8 May 1785. He died on 18 Apr 1867.
  M iv Solomon HARRIS was born on 18 Mar 1787. He died on 11 Oct 1828.
  M v
Seville HARRIS was born about 1790 in Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States. He died 1 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States.
  F vi Sophia HARRIS was born about 1792. She died on 18 Oct 1827.
  F vii Lydia HARRIS was born about 1793.
  F viii Naomi HARRIS was born on 5 May 1795. She died on 29 Mar 1884.

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 4 Caroline YOUNG on 1 Nov 1836 in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States.

Martin was counted in a census 5 in 1810 in Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 8 in 1860 in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States. He was counted in a census 9 in 1870 in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
HARRIS, Lucy

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.

Caroline YOUNG [scrapbook] was born 1 in May 1816. She died 2 in Jan 1888. Caroline married 3 Martin HARRIS on 1 Nov 1836 in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States.

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