Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Simon CROSBY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 about 1664 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 19 Jan 1717/1718 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried 3 on 19 Jan 1717/1718 in Brewster Old Burying Ground, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Simon married 4, 5 Hannah before 1689 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WHITTAKER, Abigail Nee Parker

Hannah died 1 on 6 May 1702 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 2, 3 Simon CROSBY before 1689 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Joseph CROSBY [Parents] was born 1 on 5 Jul 1669 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 26 Nov 1759. Joseph married 2, 3 Sarah FRENCH on 6 May 1691 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Betn Dec 29, 1736

Sarah FRENCH [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 29 Oct 1671 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 3, 4 Joseph CROSBY on 6 May 1691 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Samuel DANFORTH. Samuel married 1 Hannah CROSBY on 8 Jan 1694/1695 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Hannah CROSBY [Parents] was born 1 on 30 Mar 1672 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 3 Oct 1752 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 3 Samuel DANFORTH on 8 Jan 1694/1695 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
KIDDER, Enoch

A widow


Nathan CROSBY [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Feb 1674/1675 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 11 Apr 1749 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Nathan married 3 Sarah SHED on 28 Sep 1706 in Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah SHED was born 1 on 3 Nov 1678 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 8 Mar 1746/1747 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 3 Nathan CROSBY on 28 Sep 1706 in Massachusetts, United States.


Josiah CROSBY [Parents] was born 1 on 11 Nov 1677 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 before 7 Oct 1745 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Josiah married 3 Mary MANNING on 2 Nov 1703 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary MANNING was born 1 on 12 Sep 1679 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 after 1745 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3 Josiah CROSBY on 2 Nov 1703 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John BLANCHARD was born 1 on 3 Jul 1677 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 10 Apr 1750 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 Mary CROSBY on 7 Aug 1701 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary CROSBY [Parents] was born 1 on 23 Nov 1680 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 7 May 1748 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3 John BLANCHARD on 7 Aug 1701 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Capt. William RAWSON was born 1 on 2 Dec 1682 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 in Oct 1769 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. William married 3 Sarah CROSBY on 26 Oct 1710 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

William graduated 4 in 1703 in Harvard College.

Sarah CROSBY [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Jul 1684 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 after 1733 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 3 Capt. William RAWSON on 26 Oct 1710 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Martin Henderson HARRIS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 29 Sep 1820 in Windham, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He died 3, 4 on 14 Feb 1889 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried on 16 Feb 1889 in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Martin married 5 Louisa SARGENT on 3 Apr 1859 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Martin was counted in a census 6 on 17 Jul 1860 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
ALDOUS, Georgiana Maria

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p.105 Harris, Martin Henderson, a pioneer and missionary, was born Sept. 29, 1820, near Mehoopany, Wyoming county, Pa., the son of Emer Harris and Debora Lott.
He [p.106] was a nephew of Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon, and a descendant of Thomas Harris, companion in exile of Roger Williams, and one of the founders of Providence, R. I. His parents being members of the Church, Martin was baptized in September, 1842, by Milton Stow, near Nauvoo, Ill. While a youth he served as a guard in Nauvoo to protect Joseph the Prophet against surprises by mobs. He also served in the Nauvoo Legion and witnessed the laying of the cornerstone of the Nauvoo Temple. After being driven with the Saints from Nauvoo in 1846, he resided temporarily in St. Louis, Mo., until 1850, when he went to Kanesville, Iowa, and thence crossed the plains to Utah in Wm. Snow's company, which arrived in Salt Lake City, Sept. 23, 1850. He went to Ogden that fall and spent the winter in the so-called Brown's Fort. In 1851 he commenced farming at Harrisville, built a house and fenced some land, his being the first house built west of Four-Mile creek, and the only house which remained standing in that neighborhood during "the move," in consequence of which the Ward, when organized some years afterwards, was named Harrisville after him. Bro. Harris soon became known as a horticulturist and planted trees from many climes. He was president of the first co-operative store in Ogden, served as road commissioner of Weber county eleven years and assisted in locating most of the highways of that county. Bro. Harris was ordained a Seventy Sept. 5, 1853, by Luman A. Shurtliff, and was secretary for many years of the 38th quorum of Seventy. In the summer of 1863 he was appointed presiding Elder of the Eighth ecclesiastical district (later Harrisville). When the so-called Eighth District was organized with a president Nov. 15, 1863, he was set apart as first counselor to Luman A. Shurtliff. He taught the first school in the Harrisville district in his own house without pay, and acted as the first superintendent of the district Sunday school when that was organized in May, 1865; he held that position till Sept. 13, 1868. He acted as district or Ward clerk for many years and culled data from private records and other sources in compiling the Harrisville Ward history for 25 years, beginning with 1850. He was the first missionary called from the district or Ward to Salmon river, and during the move in 1858 he went South. He was also fifer in the first military band of Weber county. In 1877 he filled a one year's mission to the Eastern States. On account of sickness he returned, and never fully recovered. He died Feb. 14, 1889, of palsy at Harrisville. Bro. Harris married Georgiana Maria Aldous Jan. 18, 1855; she died Oct. 30, 1858, leaving a son Emer, born August 6, 1856. Bro. Harris married Louisa Sargent April 3, 1859, by whom he had six children, namely, Leander S., born April 20, 1860; Louisa G., born March 4, 1862; Nathan J., born March 29, 1864; Martin D., born May 4, 1856; Louisa P., born May 30, 1868, and Ida E., born Nov. 27, 1875.

HISTORY OF JOSEPH SMITH
August, 1842

Aug.--Wednesday. 17--I walked out into the woods, for exercise, in company with Brother Derby, where we were accidentally discovered by a young man; we asked him various questions concerning the public feeling, and situation of matters around, to all of which he answered promptly; on being requested not to make it known where we were, he promised faithfully he would not, and said time would tell whether he did or not,

(Young man was M. H. Harris.)


NEWSPAPER CLIPPING:

DEATH OF A PIONEER

The Founder of Harrisville Laid to Rest.

Martin H. Harris died February 14th, 1889, at Harrisville, of general debility. He was born Sept. 29th, 1820, in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, being 68 years, 4 months and 16 days old at the time of his demise. The deceased was the son of Emer Harris and a nephew of Martin Harris, one of the three witnesses to the Book of Mormon. He early identified himself with the Church. The progenitors of the Harris family came at a very early day from England, settling in Providence, Rhode Island. His grandfather moved to the town of Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, being among the first of the white race who settled there. Emer Harris, father of the deceased, died at Logan, Cache County, Utah, November 28th, 1869, at the age of 83 years.

Brother Martin has led an eventful life. When a young man he guarded the house of the Prophet Joseph Smith in Nauvoo, and was on duty in the Legion when the corner-stone of the Nauvoo temple was laid. On August 17, 1842, while traveling through the woods he discovered the Prophet Joseph in hiding from his enemies, mention of which is made by Joseph in his history. He came to Weber County, Utah, in 1850, and in 1851 he settled in Harrisville, being the first settler north of Four-mile Creek. Harrisville derived its name from him. In 1855 he married Georgianna, daughter of Robert and Mary Aldous, who now reside in Huntsville. She died in 1858, leaving one child, Emer, who now resides in Cache County. In 1859 he married his present wife, Louisa Sargent, and by her has had six children, three boys and three girls. All were present at their father's death except the oldest daughter, who lives in Idaho. In the spring of 1876 he planted a grove of 100 shade trees in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of our nation's freedom. These stand to this day as a lasting memento of his love of home and country.

The history of Brother Harris may be said to be the history of Harrisville, for he has identified himself with all her public enterprises, being the first to open his house for a school, which he taught gratuitously. Some of our prominent young men were students therein.

Space will not permit me to name all the conditions in which he has been a public benefactor. It is only proper to say that he was always foremost in all public movements, was very industrious and frugal, and gathered property around him which enabled him to leave his family comfortably provided for. He was always willing to lend a. helping band to the needy, and as a Latter-day Saint he was strictly scrupulous in the payment of his tithing and donations.

He has been a subscriber to the Deseret News, Juvenile Instructor, the Ogden Junction (now The Standard) and other works from their publication, and has been the first to support all home industries. Sister Harris wears a silk dress every part of which was raised and manufactured by her own hands.

He was regarded as one of God s noblemen--an honest man--and at his death he requested that all outward display at his funeral should be plain and in harmony with his Pioneer life.

The funeral services were held at Harrisville East schoolhouse, presided over by Bishop P. G. Taylor. The choir rendered appropriate hymns. The speakers, Bishop P. G. Taylor, President L. W. Shurtliff, Patriarch Joseph Taylor, William W. Dixon, and High Counselor D. B. Rawson dwelt upon their early associations with the deceased and his many virtues. Elder Joseph Perry dwelt on the condition of humanity here and hereafter.

His wife, four sons, two daughters, and two adopted children and three brothers were present. The assembled people having viewed the remains, a large cortege followed them to Ogden Cemetery, where they were laid by the side of his dear wife Georgianna to rest in peace.

Deseret News please copy.  P. L. (Feb. 17, 1889)


A Patriarchal Blessing by Emer Harris, Patriarch, upon the head of Martin H. Harris No. 118, recorded in book A, page 140.  William Nattale, recorder, Provo City.

Provo City, June 24, 1855
A blessing by Emer Harris, Patriarch, upon the head of Martin H. Harris, son of Emer and Deborah Harris, born Sept. 29, 1820, Windham, Luzern County, Pennsylvania, America.

My son Martin H. I lay my hands upon your head in the name of Jesus of Nazareth and place upon you a fathers blessing, thou art a descendant of Ephraim, the son of Joseph which was sold into Egypt by his brethern, therefore thou art a legal heir to the Priesthood, which hath come down through the lineage of thy fathers even into thee, thou shalt bear of the Priesthood with honors unto thyself and confer it upon thy posterity after thee, and also thou art entitled to the blessings conferred upon Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for thy posterity shalt become numerous on the earth, and the fruits of the earth shall be given unto you until you shall be satisfied therewith.  Missionary labors will be required at thy hand and thou shalt have strength and wisdom to perform all things whatsoever shall be required of thee, whether at home or abroad and thy days shall be lengthened out as long as thou shalt desire it.  Thou shalt live to see the ministration of Angels, and converse with them face to face; feat not my son but be strong and thou shalt be able to overcome all difficulties and all trials, and shall rejoice in the Zion of God; and inasmuch as thou art faithful, all these blessings shall be made sure unto you and no power of earth and hell shall be able to arrest them from you, and by the authority of the Holy Priesthood invested in me, I seal this a fathers blessing upon you, and in the name of Jesus Christ I seal thee up unto eternal lives.

Even so Amen.

Also see notes on Ethel Fern Oram.

CENSUS: Age 39, laborer, wife Luisa age 18, Emer M 3, Leander 3 months.

Louisa SARGENT [scrapbook] was born on 18 Dec 1841 in Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 29 May 1915 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 31 May 1915 in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Louisa married 1 Martin Henderson HARRIS on 3 Apr 1859 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p.107 [p.107] Harris, Louisa Sargent, wife of Martin Henderson Harris, was born Dec. 18, 1841, at Newberry, Berkshire, England, the daughter of John Sargent and Sarah Allen. She was baptized in 1850 by John Spiers; emigrated to Utah in 1852, crossing the Atlantic in the ship "Kennebec," and the plains in Eli B. Kelsey's company. On the passage by steamboat up the Missouri river at Lexington, Mo., the boat was blown up by an explosion; a number of people were killed and Sister Louisa was badly scalded and picked up unconscious. Her father and brother were both killed by the explosion. This left her an orphan, as her mother had died when she was quite young. At the time of the explosion her father had $3,000 on his person, but when his body was found the money was missing. This left her in a destitute condition financially. In crossing the plains she narrowly escaped death by an accident; she was walking by a wagon still suffering from the effects of the scalding received at the time of the explosion and stumbling, she fell under the wagon, which stopped with the wheel on her head. Her jaw was injured for the rest of her life. She became the wife of Martin H. Harris April 3, 1859, and bore her husband six children, all born at Harrisville, Weber county, Utah. Sister Harris was the first treasurer of the Harrisville Relief Society, which position she held for 28 years. She also acted as a Sunday school teacher and as president of the Ward Primary association. She introduced silk culture in Harrisville and wore a silk dress of her own production. Sister Harris died May 29, 1915.

They had the following children.

  M i Leander Sargent HARRIS was born on 20 Apr 1860. He died on 12 Sep 1945.
  F ii Louisa Georgianna HARRIS was born on 4 Mar 1862. She died on 15 Nov 1956.
  M iii Nathan John HARRIS was born on 29 Mar 1864. He died on 19 Nov 1936.
  M iv Martin Dennison HARRIS was born on 4 May 1866. He died on 15 Dec 1953.
  F v Louisa Pricilla HARRIS was born on 30 May 1868. She died on 27 Nov 1937.
  F vi Ida Ellen HARRIS was born on 27 Nov 1875. She died on 3 Jun 1953.

Alfred DIXON was born on 3 Jan 1869 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 10 Aug 1937. Alfred married Ida Ellen HARRIS on 15 May 1901.

Ida Ellen HARRIS [Parents] was born on 27 Nov 1875 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 3 Jun 1953. Ida married Alfred DIXON on 15 May 1901.


Samuel FARR 3rd [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 27 Apr 1755 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened on 1 Jun 1755 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 on 2 Nov 1809 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Samuel married 5, 6, 7 Esther STREETER on 2 Mar 1784 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
COBLEIGH, Martha

Styled Samuel Farr the Third on the old tax-lists. He settled in the western part of the town, on the farm now owned by Larkin D. Farr. In 1800, he and Ezekiel Hildreth obtained a charter for a ferry across' the Connecticut, now known as the upper, or Gilson's, ferry.

Esther STREETER was born 1 on 9 Oct 1764 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 24 Dec 1847. Esther married 3, 4, 5 Samuel FARR 3rd on 2 Mar 1784 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Roswell FARR was born on 1 Jan 1788. He died on 27 Dec 1841.
  M ii Russell FARR was born about 1789/1790. He died on 6 May 1849.
  F iii Martha Patty FARR was born about 1793. She died in 1840 from of paralysis or possibly the Farr's disease or familial ALS.
  M iv Erastus FARR was born about 1795. He died about 1835 from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS.
  F v Esther FARR was born on 19 Jun 1798. She died on 9 Feb 1876.
  F vi Hannah FARR was born on 3 May 1801. She died on 25 Jun 1851 from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS.
  M vii Samuel John FARR Jr was born on 1 Oct 1804. He died in Aug 1865 from of the Farr's disease or familial ALS.

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