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


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 Bay Colony, British Colonial America. 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 Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

Abraham resided 10 in 1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He resided 11 in 1800 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, 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 Bay Colony, British Colonial America. She died in 1823 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Rachel married 2 Abraham FARR on 1 Jun 1754 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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.
  F xi Lovina "Viney" FARR was born about 1771. She died on 23 Feb 1813.

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.

William FARR [Parents] 1 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 Eunice ALLEN.

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

Eunice ALLEN 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 William FARR 3.

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

They had the following children.

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

Isaac FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Oct 1746 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. He died 4 in Jun 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Isaac married 5, 6, 7 Lydia STONE on 31 Dec 1772 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, British Colonial America.

Other marriages:
FISCHER, Marey

Soldier of the Revolutionary War, 1776.

Lydia STONE was born on 1 Apr 1744 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 16 Dec 1832 in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She was buried in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Lydia married 1, 2, 3 Isaac FARR on 31 Dec 1772 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, British Colonial America.

They had the following children.

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

Isaac FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Oct 1746 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. He died 4 in Jun 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Isaac married 5 Marey FISCHER on 20 Mar 1786 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
STONE, Lydia

Soldier of the Revolutionary War, 1776.

Marey FISCHER 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 Isaac FARR on 20 Mar 1786 in 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 was born on 7 Jul 1787. He died on 20 Jun 1863.
  F ii Sibbel FARR was born on 4 Apr 1789.
  M iii Emerson FARR (twin) was born on 15 Jan 1791. He died on 24 May 1867.
  M iv Amaziah FARR (twin) was born on 15 Jan 1791. He died on 8 Aug 1858.
  F v Hannah FARR was born on 3 Mar 1794. She died on 10 Sep 1857.
  F vi Mary "Polly" FARR was born on 23 Mar 1801. She died on 1 Apr 1845.
  M vii Marshal FARR was born on 11 May 1806.

Ithamer CHAMBERLAIN 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 Hepzibah FARR 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] 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 Ithamer CHAMBERLAIN on 31 Oct 1770 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Settled in Cherterfield during that year.


Ebenezer FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 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 Mary TITUS 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 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 Ebenezer FARR on 6 Feb 1777 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

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

Charles FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 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 Sarah Anna TITUS 6 on 12 Oct 1780 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Charles was counted in a census 7 in 1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was counted in a census 8 in 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was counted in a census 9 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 was born 2, 3 on 5 Mar 1756 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 5 Feb 1825. Sarah married 4, 5 Charles FARR 6, 7 on 12 Oct 1780 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Caleb FARR was born on 9 Jun 1781. He died on 9 Dec 1851.
  M ii
Charles FARR Jr. 1 was born 2, 3, 4, 5 on 25 Sep 1783 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  F iii Sarah "Sally" FARR was born on 8 Jan 1786. She died on 19 Mar 1838.
  M iv Calvin FARR was born on 25 Mar 1796. He died on 29 Mar 1868.

Samuel FARR Jr, 2nd [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1739 in of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died after 1800 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Samuel married 2 Mary about 1770.

Samuel resided 3 in 1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He resided 4 in 1800 in Johnson's Gore, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Styled the "2nd" in the tax records to avoid confusion with other Samuel Farr's. It is not an indication of generation!

There is a marriage record in the Chesterfield records of a Samuel Farr marrying a Suffina Bowker 10 Mar 1788, but there is no proof that this is the same Samuel Farr.

From Vanessa Herring:
On 11 Apr 1791, Samuel Jr/2nd and wife Mary sell part of Lot 9, 13th Range in Chesterfield to Ephraim Wheeler. Both Samuel and Mary sign the deed. (Samuel 1st is known to have purchased Lots 9 and 11, in the 13th Range in Chesterfield in 1764.) Nine days later, Samuel 2nd also sells a part of the same lot to his brother Charles. It seems likely that Samuel 1st has died and his lands were passed to Samuel Jr/2nd, or were divided among all of his children.

Also on 11 Apr 1791, Samuel and Mary buy land in Dummerston, VT, the east part of Lot 119 (50 acres), witnessed by Lucas Wilson and Ephraim Wheeler (my family). The other half of this lot was owned by Abraham Farr Jr.

In 1796, Samuel and Mary sell their part of Lot 119 in Dummerston to Abraham Farr (8 acres) and John Reed of Putney (remainder of land). At this time Samuel 2nd is about 54-58 years old.

In the 1800 US Census, the following Farrs are found in Johnson's Gore, Windham Co., VT: Samuel Farr  00001  00001; Samuel Farr Jr/2nd and wife Mary, Samuel about 58-62 years old.

Mary was born about 1741 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Mary married 1 Samuel FARR Jr, 2nd 2 about 1770.

I have Samuel Farr Jr/2nd of Chesterfield and wife Mary for Samuel III's parents. This is supported by Samuel III's marriage intentions describing him as being of Chesterfield. 

Mother Mary's maiden name is said to be Davidson or Davison by some trees on the Internet and Ancestry, but I have not found any evidence to support that as yet. It's probable that Samuel Jr. married in early Chesterfield, before marriage records were recorded there, starting in 1773. Samuel 1st bought land in Chesterfield in 1764, and Samuel Jr/2nd would have been in his early twenty's then.

There was an Ebenezer Davison in Chesterfield 1767, children not listed in History of Chesterfield. He was a selectman. Also, John Davison (Wife Zerviah) came in 1770, but a daughter Mary is not found in the list of his children.

It is indeed a mystery as to who the parents of Ephraim Farr Sr. of Chesterfield were. Very little to go on. He was of Westminster when he married Elizabeth Cobleigh of New Braintree. But, no other Farr's found in Westminster so far. Another odd thing is that I have not been able to trace any of Ephraim and Elizabeth's children besides Ephraim Farr Jr.  Ephraim Farr Jr. married Phoebe Robbins. So neither Ephraim married a Nancy Graves. In fact, it was Samuel Farr III who married Nancy (Graves) Knowlton as his third wife.

Vanessa

They had the following children.

  M i Joshua FARR was born on 10 Dec 1771. He died in PROB 16 JAN 1827 from of freezing.
  F ii
Lucy FARR was born 1, 2 on 2 Sep 1774 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  M iii Samuel FARR III was born in 1784. He died before 19 May 1864.

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