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


David DAVIS [scrapbook]-5169 was born 1, 2 on 19 Aug 1857 in Britton Ferry, Glamorganshire, South Wales, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4 on 30 Mar 1947 in Saint Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States. He was buried 5 on 3 Apr 1947 in Parker Cemetery, Egin, Fremont, Idaho, United States. David married 6 (MRIN:1441) Louisa Georgianna HARRIS-2405 on 5 Jan 1882 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

David was also known as David Davis (Davies). He resided 7 in 1861 in Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. He resided 8 in 1900 in ED 51 Edmunds, Camas, Market Lake Precincts, Fremont, Idaho, United States. He resided 9 in 1910 in Egin, , Idaho. He resided 10 in 1920 in Egin, Fremont, Idaho, United States. He resided 11 in 1930 in Egin, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

Children: Leroy Davis b. 27 May 1902, d. 12 Apr 1902
Son b. 12 Sep 1898, d. 12 Sep 1898

Louisa Georgianna HARRIS [Parents] [scrapbook]-2405 was born on 4 Mar 1862 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. She was christened on 4 Feb 1864 in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 15 Nov 1956 in St Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States. She was buried on 19 Nov 1956 in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States. Louisa married 1 (MRIN:1441) David DAVIS-5169 on 5 Jan 1882 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Married by D. H. Wells.


John ARNOLD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-2411 was born 2 on 1 Nov 1670 in Watertown, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died 3 on 27 Oct 1756 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He was buried 4 on 30 Oct 1756 in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. John married (MRIN:1442) Hannah BALCOM-2853 on 31 Oct 1742 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
MOWRY, Mary

History of Woonsocket
by E. Richardson
Woonsocket: S. S. Foss, Printer, Patriot Building, Main Street, 1876.


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HISTORY. CHAPTER III.

Of John Arnold I have been able to learn but little.  If we judge of him from documents of his time, which allude to his father as 'Captain' Richard Arnold, to his son as William Arnold, 'of Smithfield, Esq.', and to himself as simply John Arnold, 'yeoman', we may regard him as simply a connecting link between his ancestors and his descendants.  It will, therefore, be pleasant to remain in his company, because we know so little of him.  And yet, from positions which he held among his fellow-countrymen, and from works which he has left behind him, he seems to have been a man of more than ordinary parts.

He was one of the organizers of the Society of Friends in Northern Rhode Island, and built their first meeting-house at this place.  He was one of the committee who run our northern boundary line in 1718, and when Smithfield became a town, in 1731, he was the first President of the Council.  He was born in 1671.  Tradition fixes the time of his coming to take up his permanent abode upon his father's lands at this place in 1695, and the records show that this was about the time of his marriage.

The maiden name of his first wife was Mary Mowry, a daughter of Nathaniel Mowry, to whom I have introduced you in a previous chapter. She presented him with ten children, namely - William, John, Israel, Daniel, Anthony, Seth, Anne, Marcy, Susanna and Abagail.  Mary died January 27, 1742.  He remained a widower but a short time, and although arrived at the mature age of three score years and eleven, he again put on the yoke of matrimony.  The name of his second wife was Hannah Hayward.  There were no fruits to this union.  He died October 27, 1756, in the eighty-sixth year of his age.  His remains now repose in the burial-ground on the Vose farm at the Globe Village.  His will was written May 5, 1753.  The following is the

Abstract of Will of John Arnold.
'To his wife, Hannah, one-half of the incomes and profits of the homestead farm.  Also, one-half of the meadow and upland at the Little Cedar Swamp.
'To his son, William, thirty pounds of current money.
'To his three sons, Daniel, Anthony and Israel, five pounds each.
'To his three daughters, Mary Lapham, Abagail Bartlett and Susanna Melvory, one hundred pounds each.
'To his grandson, Moses Arnold, five pounds.
'To his grandson, Noah Arnold, forty pounds.
'To his grandson, David Arnold, ten pounds.
'To his grandson, Arnold Paine, the remaining half of the homestead, and of the meadow and upland at Little Cedar Swamp. Also, the reversion of the other half of same at the death of his wife.  Also, one-half of farm stock.  Also, two hundred pounds current money.
'To his grandson, Nicholas Lapham, his French gun.
'To his son, Seth, his part of the saw-mill and appurtances.
'The remainder of his estate to be equally divided among his eight remaining children.'

Before his death John Arnold presented or sold the larger part of his real estate to his sons - William, John, Israel, Daniel, Anthony and Seth. The reader must pardon me if, in giving the sub-divisions of his estate, I get ahead of my story at times.  The excuse which I have to offer is that it would have been much easier for me to tell my story chronologically, and I have chosen another course for the reader's convenience, instead of mine.

BURIAL: Was buried in the ARNOLD-VOSE CEMETERY, WOONSOCKET, EAST ORCHARD ST.

Hannah BALCOM-2853. Hannah married (MRIN:1442) John ARNOLD-2411 on 31 Oct 1742 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.


Richard ARNOLD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4-2685 was born on 22 Mar 1642 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 22 Apr 1710 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Richard married 6, 7 (MRIN:1443) Mary ANGELL-2686 about 1666 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
, Sarah

Per Avery Angell's book, Richard Arnold owned allegiance in 1670; was named in the royal commission of Council to Sir Edmund Andros, 1687 and died April 22, 1710.

History of Woonsocket
by E. Richardson
Woonsocket: S. S. Foss, Printer, Patriot Building, Main Street, 1876.

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p. 39 - 41.
HISTORY. CHAPTER III.

THE FIRST SETTLERS OF WOONSOCKET.

When the first settlement of Woonsocket was made, I have been unable to ascertain.  The reader will remember that I alluded to a saw-mill which existed in these parts in 1666.  As its builder, Richard Arnold, was at that time but twenty-four years of age, it is fair to infer that it was erected about that time, and that then was 'the beginning'.  The first settlers, as I have said before, were Richard Arnold and Samuel Comstock - the latter 'pitching his tent' a little west of the Union Village, and the former locating himself at the river.  During their lives they held the lands in common, and no lines were drawn between their estates until many years after their death. This was done by their heirs, March 26, 1731.

When this act was consummated, the Arnold family became proprietors of a greater portion of the lands in the vicinity of the 'Falls', and which is now the most valuable part of the town.  It therefore devolves upon me to devote a brief space to Richard Arnold, from whom the titles to our estates are derived.

Richard Arnold was a man of superior abilities, and honored with the respect and confidence of his fellow-townsmen.  During the greater portion of his life he held official positions, being either a member of the General Assembly or Assistant-Governor of the Colony.  And when our Colony was reduced to a single county, under the Administration of Sir Edmond Andros, a seat was given him in his Council, at Boston. Not only did he take an active part in the affairs of government, but he was repeatedly chosen to act with committees in the adjustment of boundary disputes with the neighboring colonies, and to settle differences that arose, from time to time, among his fellow-townsmen. It was probably during some of his official excursions to the northern part of the Colony that he was moved by the beauty and fertility of the region, and selected it as a fitting place for a settlement.  And, taking the up-stream-without-limit clause in the deed from the Indians to mean something, as one of the proprietors of Providence he proceeded to make improvements upon the territory without going through with the formality of purchasing it over again.

According to an ancient document which I have seen, Richard Arnold was married to an 'angel woman'.  The contemplation of the fruits of this union, miraculous not only in numbers but often in conception, I am led to believe that the spelling of the word 'angel' with a small 'a' was intentional.  He died April 22, 1710, aged sixty-eight years, leaving a widow (Sarah) and four children, namely - Richard, John, Thomas and Mary.  The following document will show the extent of his estate and the manner of its division:

The Will of Richard Arnold.

'I, Richard Arnold, of Providence, in the Collony of Rhode Island, etc., being aged and something infirm of body, but sound and perfect memory, thanks be to God; but considering the uncertainty of this life, and not knowing how soon it may please God to take me out of this world, I am willing to do something for the setling of that small estate I have to dispose of; and do therefore make and appoynt this my last will and testament as followeth:

'And, first, I give to Sarah, my wife, for the terme of her natural life, my two lots in the town, with the orchard and house upon them, and also my meadow at the West River, which I bought of Edward Manton, and after my said wife's decease to ----, the lots and said meadow unto my three sons - Richard, John and Thomas Arnold - their heirs and assigns forever. 'I also give to my wife two cows and one-third part of my household goods her in the towne, and all the estate that was hers before I married her.

'Item:  I give to my aforesaid son, Richard Arnold, all the land within his fence where he now dwelleth at Wansocket, on ye east side ye Little River, to be for him, his heirs or assigns for ever.

'Item. I give to my son, John Arnold, all the land within his fence and where he now dwelleth, with my interest and part of ye saw-mills at ye Falls, as also ------ of meadow ------more, being within fence on ye east side of ye Little River, with the piece of meadow called the Island, joining on ye west side ye Little River, bounded on ye west with the ditch and on ye south with the drain, to be to the ye said John Arnold, his heirs or assigns forever; and all the rest of lands adjoining, belonging to me at Woonsocket, with my farme granted by ye towne, lieing on ye west side ye branch of Pawtucket river, I give to my said two sons, Richard and John Arnold, to be equally divided between them and theirs forever.

'Item.  I give to my son, Thomas Arnold, all my land adjoining at the place where he now dwelleth, or that leith on both sides the highway that leads fro the towne to Loquasqussuck, with the house and other buildings on said farme.  That part of said farme lieing on the north-east side said highway is bounded on ye south-west with said highway, on ye norwest, part with the land belonging to Edward Smith and his brother, and partly with land laid out to William Whipple, and on ye north bounded with the land of John Dexter, and on the south-east with Eliezer Arnold; and that on the south-west side of said highway, bounded on the south-east with the land belonging to John Angell and partly with common or undivided land, neere unto land laid out formerly to ----- Olney.  The said land I give to my said son, Thomas Arnold, his heirs and assigns forever, he paying the several sums as followeth, that is:  To pay fifteen pounds, in money, to his brother Richard, and ten pounds to his brother John, and twenty-five pounds to his sister, Mary Steere.

'Item.  I give to Thomas Steere that piece of land belonging to me which lieth at ye bent of ye river below ye bridge, near Thomas Steere, his meadow.  And my will is that Thomas Steere shall have half the mills at Nassatuckett, and the other half of said mills, with the farme now in the hands of Elisha Smith - the effects of said mill and farme to be to my executors hereafter named.  And my right in common or undivided lands, with all other lands belonging to me not before specified, I give to be equally divided to my said executors.

'And my will is that Toby, my negro servant, serve with my son Thomas until he comes to the age of twenty-five years, which will be in February, 1716 or 1717, and that my said son to then set him free, and give him two suits of apparill, a good narrow axe, a broad hoe, and one sithe with tackling, fit for mowing, and twenty shillings in money.

'And I do make my three sons - Richard, John and Thomas Arnold - joynt executors of this my last will and testament.  In witness hereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this eight day of June, 1708.
RICHARD ARNOLD.

Mary ANGELL [Parents] 1-2686 was born in 1648 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. She died 2 after 23 May 1685 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. She was buried in 1695. Mary married 3, 4 (MRIN:1443) Richard ARNOLD-2685 about 1666 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

MARY, born Providence, RI circa 1640s; died after 23 May 1685 when her father names her in his will (ERP VII:77-83) and before 21 October 1694, when her mother makes no mention of her in her will (ERP VII:77-91); married as his first wile, probably after 24 October 1666 when the couple was charged with fornication
the General Court of Trials in Newport (RICR 11:51) RICHARD ARNOLD, born Providence 22 March 1642 (Austin, p.4), died Providence 22 April 1710 (Austin, p.4), son of Thomas1 and Phebe (Parkhurst) Arnold.
Richard married second Sarah2 (Whipple) Smith, who was living 12 May 1710 (Austin, p.24O), widow of John Smith, "the Miller," daughter of John1 and Sarah LJ Whipple. In Richard's will, "negro Tobey" was given his freedom at age 25.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard ARNOLD-3753 died in 1745.
  M ii John ARNOLD-2411 was born on 1 Nov 1670. He died on 27 Oct 1756.
  M iii
Thomas ARNOLD 1-3754.
  F iv Mary ARNOLD-3755.

John COLVIN-3812 was born on 19 Apr 1681 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 1 Jul 1764 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. John married 1 (MRIN:1444) Mary LAPHAM-2414 on 21 Nov 1734 in Dartmouth, Bristol, England, United Kingdom.

Mary LAPHAM [Parents]-2414 was born 1 on 5 Oct 1686 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She died before 1757. Mary married 2 (MRIN:1444) John COLVIN-3812 on 21 Nov 1734 in Dartmouth, Bristol, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
DYER, Charles


Charles DYER-2852 was born 1 in 1685. He died 2 on 7 Jan 1727 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Charles married 3 (MRIN:1445) Mary LAPHAM-2414 on 26 Aug 1709 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary LAPHAM [Parents]-2414 was born 1 on 5 Oct 1686 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She died before 1757. Mary married 2 (MRIN:1445) Charles DYER-2852 on 26 Aug 1709 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
COLVIN, John


Edmund FISKE [Parents]-2418 was born about 1430 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 7 Aug 1494 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Edmund married (MRIN:1446) Margery-3142.

EDMUND - Born at Laxfield about 1430, probably resided at Eye, Suffolk. Married Margery ? Will dated Aug 7, 1494.

Margery-3142. Margery married (MRIN:1446) Edmund FISKE-2418.


Solomon HARRIS [Parents]-2561 was born on 18 Mar 1787 in Easttown, Saratoga, New York, United States. He died 1 on 11 Oct 1828 in Penfield, Monroe, New York, United States. He was buried 2 in 1828 in Webster, Monroe, New York, United States. Solomon married (MRIN:1447) Elmira-2422.

Other marriages:
HARRIS, Elmyra

Elmira-2422. Elmira married (MRIN:1447) Solomon HARRIS-2561.


Seth HARRIS-2423. Seth married 1 (MRIN:1448) Sophia HARRIS-2814 on 25 May 1806 in Ontario, New York, United States.

Sophia HARRIS [Parents]-2814 was born about 1792 in Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States. She died 1 on 18 Oct 1827 in Marion, Wayne, New York, United States. Sophia married 2 (MRIN:1448) Seth HARRIS-2423 on 25 May 1806 in Ontario, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
PUTNAM, Cornelius

Sophia's son Daniel is the one who obtained the deed to the temple plot in Jackson Co. by deceipt from his uncle Martin Harris.


Elisha BROWN-3814. Elisha married 1 (MRIN:1449) Rebecca LAPHAM-2475 on 25 Mar 1784 in Glocester, Providence, Massachusetts, United States.

Rebecca LAPHAM [Parents] 1-2475 was born in 1757 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 2 (MRIN:1449) Elisha BROWN-3814 on 25 Mar 1784 in Glocester, Providence, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
SMITH, Benjamin

i. Rebeccah, b. 1757; m. (1) Glocester, 1 Jan. 1775, Benjamin Smith, Jr who d. 27 Dec. 1781, son of Benjamin and Mary (Winsor) Smith; m. (2) Glocester, 25 Mar. 1784, Elisha Brown, son of David Brown of Pomfret, Conn. Child by first husband (Smith):
       1. Artemus. The will of Benjamin Smith, Jr., probated 28 Jan. 1782, leaves his estate to his wife Rebecca and son Artemus.


Benjamin SMITH-2843 died 1 on 27 Dec 1781 in Glocester, Providence, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married 2 (MRIN:1450) Rebecca LAPHAM-2475 on 1 Jan 1775 in Glocester, Providence, Massachusetts, United States.

Rebecca LAPHAM [Parents] 1-2475 was born in 1757 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 2 (MRIN:1450) Benjamin SMITH-2843 on 1 Jan 1775 in Glocester, Providence, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BROWN, Elisha

i. Rebeccah, b. 1757; m. (1) Glocester, 1 Jan. 1775, Benjamin Smith, Jr who d. 27 Dec. 1781, son of Benjamin and Mary (Winsor) Smith; m. (2) Glocester, 25 Mar. 1784, Elisha Brown, son of David Brown of Pomfret, Conn. Child by first husband (Smith):
       1. Artemus. The will of Benjamin Smith, Jr., probated 28 Jan. 1782, leaves his estate to his wife Rebecca and son Artemus.

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