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


Richard CHARLTON [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was born 7, 8 about 1450 in of Apley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 9 in 1522. Richard married 10 Anne (Elizabeth) MANWARING.

Richard Charlton, born at a guess around 1450, died in 1522. About 1507 he was plaintiff in an action against Henry Vernon, Kt., regarding a bond given on behalf of Richard Corbett, Kt., concerning marriage of Corbett s son Robert with Vernon's daughter [Record Office, Lists & Indexes, vol. 29, p. 173, bundle 2914, no. 74, Early Chancery Proceedings]. Sir Richard Corbet of Morton Corbet (died 8 Henry VII), father of Sir Robert Corbet who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Henry Vernon of Haddon, Derbyshire, was a first cousin of Richard Charlton, according to the Visitation pedigree, and this is borne out by his acting as bondsman for his cousins, the Corbets of Morton.

Anne (Elizabeth) MANWARING [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4. Anne married 5 Richard CHARLTON.

They had the following children.

  F i Anne CHARLTON was born about 1480.

John PAINE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born on 3 Apr 1658 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 28 Sep 1718 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3, 4 Elizabeth BELCHER on 3 Feb 1680 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
SMITH, Martha

John3 Paine (Stephen2, Stephen ,Sr.1) was born in Rehoboth, Bristol, Ma April 3, 1658. John died September 28, 1718 in Providence, Providence, Ri, at 60 years of age.

He married twice. He married Martha ??????. He married Elizabeth Belcher in Rehoboth, Ma, February 3, 1679/80. Elizabeth was born in Ma.  July 10, 1663. Elizabeth died 1709 at 45 years of age.

John Paine and Martha ?????? had the following children:
William Paine was born in Providence, Ri November 11, 1711.
Abigail Paine was born in Providence, Ri October 13, 1713.
Ezekial Paine was born in Providence, Ri August 26, 1715.
Samuel Paine was born in Providence, Ri November 22, 1717.

Elizabeth BELCHER [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 10 Jul 1663 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1709 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 3, 4 John PAINE on 3 Feb 1680 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Extracted

They had the following children.

  M i
John PAINE was born in Feb 1682/1683 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii
Elizabeth PAINE was born on 12 Jul 1682 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1727 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iii
Josiah PAINE was born on 17 Mar 1686/1687 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1763 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iv
Stephen PAINE was born on 5 Jun 1686 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.
  M v
Joseph PAINE was born on 3 May 1693 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1718 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.
  F vi
Rebecca PAINE was born on 1 May 1694 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1719.
  M vii
Soloman PAINE was born on 21 Jun 1696 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1752 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.
  M viii
Nathan PAINE was born in 1701 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ix
Gideon PAINE was born in 1703 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.
  F x Urania PAINE was born on 4 Jul 1706. She died on 8 Mar 1772.
  M xi Benjamin PAINE was born in 1699.

John PAINE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born on 3 Apr 1658 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 28 Sep 1718 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. John married Martha SMITH in 1710.

Other marriages:
BELCHER, Elizabeth

John3 Paine (Stephen2, Stephen ,Sr.1) was born in Rehoboth, Bristol, Ma April 3, 1658. John died September 28, 1718 in Providence, Providence, Ri, at 60 years of age.

He married twice. He married Martha ??????. He married Elizabeth Belcher in Rehoboth, Ma, February 3, 1679/80. Elizabeth was born in Ma.  July 10, 1663. Elizabeth died 1709 at 45 years of age.

John Paine and Martha ?????? had the following children:
William Paine was born in Providence, Ri November 11, 1711.
Abigail Paine was born in Providence, Ri October 13, 1713.
Ezekial Paine was born in Providence, Ri August 26, 1715.
Samuel Paine was born in Providence, Ri November 22, 1717.

Martha SMITH. Martha married John PAINE in 1710.

They had the following children.

  M i
William PAINE was born on 11 Nov 1711 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
  F ii
Abigail PAINE was born on 13 Oct 1713 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
  M iii
Ezekial PAINE was born on 26 Aug 1715 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
  M iv
Samuel PAINE was born on 22 Nov 1717 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Josiah BELCHER [Parents] 1 was born about 1631 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 3 Apr 1682/1683 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Josiah married 2, 3, 4 Urania RAINSFORD on 3 Mar 1654/1655 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

From The First Curch Of Boston:
Josia Belcher and Raignis his wif Admitted members on the 26th day of the 1st moneth 1664.

Urania RAINSFORD [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 4 Jun 1638 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 2 Oct 1691 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Urania married 3, 4, 5 Josiah BELCHER on 3 Mar 1654/1655 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Urania was baptized 6 on 10 Jun 1638 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Married by Capt. Humphery Atharton.

They had the following children.

  M i
Josiah BELCHER was born 1 on 23 Dec 1655 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 3 Feb 1664 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 in 1682 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Served in Capt. James Oliver's Co. in King Phillip's Warand took part in the Great Swamp Fight, Dec. 19, 1675.

DEATH: Drowned at Weymouth.
  M ii
John BELCHER was born 1 on 9 Oct 1657 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Died young.
  M iii John BELCHER was born on 23 Dec 1659.
  M iv
Jonathan BELCHER was born 1 on 1 Sep 1661 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 3 Feb 1664 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died about 1693 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Was a goldsmith in Boston.
  F v Elizabeth BELCHER was born on 10 Jul 1663. She died in 1709.
  M vi
Joseph BELCHER was born 1 on 14 Oct 1665 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 15 Oct 1665 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died in BET 1700 AND 1708.

Was a shipwright.
  F vii Rebecca BELCHER was born on 31 Dec 1667.
  M viii
Edward BELCHER was born 1 on 19 Jan 1669/1670 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 before 14 May 1700 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ix Anna BELCHER was born on 13 Feb 1671/1672.
  F x Dorothy BELCHER was born on 28 Oct 1673.
  F xi
Abigail BELCHER was born 1 on 10 Mar 1674/1675 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
  F xii Ruth BELCHER was born on 21 Dec 1678.
  M xiii Benjamin BELCHER was born on 20 Mar 1680/1681.

Uriah MOWRY [Parents] 1 was born on 15 Aug 1705 in Civil, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died on 6 Feb 1792 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Uriah married Urania PAINE in 1724 in of Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Uriah's will was probated 2 on 20 Feb 1792 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
ARNOLD WHIPPLE, Hannah

Extracted
URIAH MOWRY, son of Henry, born Aug. 15, 1705, married 1st  about 1724, Urania, daughter of John Paine of Providance. She was  born July 4, 1706. Married 2d in 1773, Hannah, widow of William Arnold of Providence. She was daughter of Job Whipple. Urania died Mar. 8, 1772. Uriah died in Smithfield March 6, 1792. Hannah  survived him.

Uriah Mowry was born, lived, and died in Smithfield, Rhode Island. He made a will on feb. 7, 1792, which was duly probated in Smithfield.

Uriah Mowry served as a private  in the. Revolutionary war in the 2nd regiment, Providence County, Rhode. Island, militia under captain Daniel Mowry and colonel Chad Brown. Capt. Daniel Mowry was Uriah's first cousin, their fathers being brothers (joseph and henry,). there are at least three women who have joined the. D.A.R. on Uriah's service record. These three. Are numbers 134460, 140065, and 143914. These three follow the line of uriah's son, gideon, to Gideon's daughter, Diana, who married into the Ballou family, which also had a revolutionary war service record. Urania Paine. Was the eleventh and youngest child of John Paine (Payn) 3rd (1658-1718) and Elizabeth Belcher,who was a daughter of Josiah Belcher and Urania Rainsford.

Urania Paine's brother, Benjamin, married Amey Mowry, a daughter of John Mowry, 2nd, in the John Mowry line, this Benjamin, by his four wives had 28 children, all in Smithfield, Rhode. Island.

Mrs. hannah arnold was a daughter of job whipple,  and was the widow of william arnold. She was william arnold's fourth wife and he was her third husband.

Urania PAINE [Parents] was born on 4 Jul 1706 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 8 Mar 1772 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. She was buried in Mar 1772. Urania married Uriah MOWRY in 1724 in of Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Martha MOWRY was born on 1 Apr 1726. She died after 1774.
  M ii
Nathan MOWRY was born on 10 Jun 1729 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died on 24 Dec 1749. He was buried in Dec 1749.
  M iii Stephen MOWRY was born on 13 Dec 1731.
  M iv Philip MOWRY was born on 17 Feb 1733. He died on 12 Jun 1813.
  M v Gideon MOWRY was born on 18 Jul 1736.
  M vi Wanton MOWRY was born on 7 Aug 1739. He died on 20 May 1776.
  M vii Jonathan MOWRY was born on 10 Mar 1741. He died on 25 Mar 1814.
  F viii
Mary MOWRY was born on 30 Oct 1745 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
  F ix
Elizabeth MOWRY was born on 30 Oct 1748 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Francis CHICKERING [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1597 in of Ringsfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 10 Oct 1658 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Francis married 3 Anne FISKE in BY 1630 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
HOWE, Sarah

THE CHICKERING-ALLEYNE FAMILY
OF DEDHAM

     IN our New England towns it often happens, as years go on, that some family which has been prominent, perhaps from the beginning, dies out. The lands which they owned so long, the houses which they built, still remain; but their family name is no longer in the tax list or in the roll of those who vote at town-meeting. You can probably call to mind several families of this kind. Mr. Stimson, in his story called “King Noanett” (the scene of which is laid in this vicinity), mentions by name, as well-known among the earliest settlers here, Edward Alleyne and Francis Chickering. He says they seemed to be at the head of affairs in Dedham, and took the lead in the persecution of a poor Quaker woman who had been whipped out of Boston, and whom the hero of the story rescues from like treatment here. He takes her hastily away, up the river, in his own boat. The family about which I desire to speak combines these two old Dedhain names. Francis Chickering and Edward Alleyne are worthy of having their better qualities made more prominent. They were among the first to come here from England, Edward Alleyne in 1635 and Francis Chickering and his brother Henry a little later. The Chickerings came from the neighbourhood of Wrentham in Suffolk, just across the border of Norfolk, and near the North Sea. Several of our early settlers were baptized or married in the 'Wrentham Church, which still stands, its lofty tower overlooking a wide prospect of land and ocean. The rector of this church was John Phillips, who came with Francis Chickering to Dedham in 1638, but in 1641 wcnt back and became one of the Assembly of Divines at Westrninster.

HENRY CHICKERING, born in 156o, and his five suns held land in Ringsfield, Bramfield, Westleton, and Henstead, as well as Wrentham. Francis was the executor of his father's will in 1627. The Chickerings are constantly mentioned in the early records of Dedham. They were the first delegates from this town to the General Court in Boston, along with Edward Alleyne. Henry Chickering acted as first deacon of the church. The town records say: “The Church at Dedham was without a deacon for. eleven years. This had been delayed on account of brother Chickcring's relation and affection to >Ir. Phillips in England. In 1650, June 23d, Brother Henry Chickering and Nathan Aldis were called to that office and ordained the next Sabbath.” Chickering remained deacon as long as he lived. He was always the devoted friend and helper of Rev. John Allin, the first minister, who had come from the same town. Henry Chickering's only son married the step­daughter of Mr. Allin, Elizabeth Hackburn, whose widowed mother had been the wife of Governor Thomas Dudley, and bore him a son when he was seventy years old. After the Governor's death, the widow took for her third husband Rev. Mr. Allin him­self, November 8, 1653, and her son Joseph Dudley was brought up here in Dedham, and became the second Governor Dudley. Thus John Chickering's wife was the step-daughter both of Gov­ernor Dudley and Rev. Mr. Allin. They moved to Charlestown, where the records say: “John Chickering and his wife Elizabeth were received into the Church here in 1664.”

Doctor Chickering was a useful and honoured physician in Charlestown for many years and there is a much-worn altar tomb to his memory in the oldest cemetery there, near the monument erected later to John Harvard. I suppose the main reason why John Chickering went to Charlestown was that his uncle Francis owned land and a house in Charlestown, perhaps before he came to Dedhnm, and Dr. John acquired this property of his uncle's, which lay in the part of Charlcstown near to Cambridge and had on it a wharf on the river opposite Boston. Francis Chickering was an Ensign in the English army and became in 1642 one of the earli­est zncnibers of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company. His wife was a sister of Rev. John Fiske, minister at Wenhatn. Both the Chickerings were much interested in the founding of thc first school in Dedhan in 1642. Francis was one of the first “feoffee's,” or trustees, and Henry left a legacy for it. Francis died suddenly in 1658 when he had been here twenty-one years. He left no will, but the inventory of his estate, which fills ten pages in the large folio record book in the Suffolk Registry of Probate, Boston, shows that he was a very prosperous man. He had a house and land in Dcdham, near the river, and, besidcs his property in Charlestown, he still owned an English estate at Henstead. He had no son who lived to grow up, but he left five daughters who married and have many descendants. Henry Chickering, who had no son except Dr. John, also bas many descendants in the fcmale line now living. He remained a resident of Dedham for thirty-four years, dying in 1671. His Will, which can be seen in Boston, is worth reading. He also left property in England.

The Chickerings were large landholders here. Rev. Dr. Lamson, an accurate historian, says: “Rev. John Allin owned more land in Dedhamn than any other man except. Henry Chickering. The holdings of the Chickering family amounted to as much as a thousand acres.” Part of this Chickering land lay in what is now called Dover. In his will Henry C. left a legacy to his nephew, whom he calls “my kinsman Nathaniel Chickering, now living with me,” and this Nathaniel, the son of Simon, became the ancestor of all the Chickerings afterwards living in Dedham and Dover.

A good deal more might be said about the early Chickerings, but this is enough to show that the ancestors of the Jabez Chicker­ing who married Dorothy Deborah Alleyne are worthy of esteem. He himself was the son of Rev. Jabez Chickering, the second min­ister of “the South parish,” now called Norwood. This Jabez was born in Dover, November 7, 1753. His parents were Joseph Chickering and Rebecca Newell. He was gsaduated at Harvard College in 1774 and became assistant to Rev. Thomas Balch, the first minister of Norwood. Not long afterwards he married Han­nah Balch, the daughter of Rev. Thomas, whom he succeeded in the parish, living there as minister for thirty years, until his death in 1812.

Anne FISKE [Parents] was born on 1 Apr 1610 in St James, South Elmham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 1 Apr 1610 in St James, South Elmham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died on 5 Dec 1649 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Anne married 1 Francis CHICKERING in BY 1630 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

ANNE FFISKE - Baptised at St James, South Elmham on April 1, 1610. Married Francis Chickering and went to America in 1637, settled at Dedham, MA where her husband was ensign, selectman and deputy. They had issue.

They had the following children.

  F i Anna CHICKERING was born in 1634. She died on 1 Jan 1688.

Thomas METCALF was born in 1629. He died in 1702 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 1 Anna CHICKERING in 1679 in Dedham, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
, Abigail

Mentioned in his father's will "Joseph Metcalf.
Probate Records of Essex Vol. II:18-19

Anna CHICKERING [Parents] 1 was born in 1634 in N. Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died on 1 Jan 1688 in Massachusetts, United States. Anna married 2 Thomas METCALF in 1679 in Dedham, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
PAINE, Stephen


Henry CHICKERING [Parents] was born in 1560 in of Wicklewood, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died in of Wrentham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Henry married Mary CHICKERING.

Mary CHICKERING was born in 1568 in England, United Kingdom. She died on 27 Jan 1668 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married Henry CHICKERING.

They had the following children.

  M i Francis CHICKERING was born in 1597. He died on 10 Oct 1658.

Francis CHICKERING [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1597 in of Ringsfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 10 Oct 1658 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Francis married 3 Sarah HOWE on 11 Jun 1650 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FISKE, Anne

THE CHICKERING-ALLEYNE FAMILY
OF DEDHAM

     IN our New England towns it often happens, as years go on, that some family which has been prominent, perhaps from the beginning, dies out. The lands which they owned so long, the houses which they built, still remain; but their family name is no longer in the tax list or in the roll of those who vote at town-meeting. You can probably call to mind several families of this kind. Mr. Stimson, in his story called “King Noanett” (the scene of which is laid in this vicinity), mentions by name, as well-known among the earliest settlers here, Edward Alleyne and Francis Chickering. He says they seemed to be at the head of affairs in Dedham, and took the lead in the persecution of a poor Quaker woman who had been whipped out of Boston, and whom the hero of the story rescues from like treatment here. He takes her hastily away, up the river, in his own boat. The family about which I desire to speak combines these two old Dedhain names. Francis Chickering and Edward Alleyne are worthy of having their better qualities made more prominent. They were among the first to come here from England, Edward Alleyne in 1635 and Francis Chickering and his brother Henry a little later. The Chickerings came from the neighbourhood of Wrentham in Suffolk, just across the border of Norfolk, and near the North Sea. Several of our early settlers were baptized or married in the 'Wrentham Church, which still stands, its lofty tower overlooking a wide prospect of land and ocean. The rector of this church was John Phillips, who came with Francis Chickering to Dedham in 1638, but in 1641 wcnt back and became one of the Assembly of Divines at Westrninster.

HENRY CHICKERING, born in 156o, and his five suns held land in Ringsfield, Bramfield, Westleton, and Henstead, as well as Wrentham. Francis was the executor of his father's will in 1627. The Chickerings are constantly mentioned in the early records of Dedham. They were the first delegates from this town to the General Court in Boston, along with Edward Alleyne. Henry Chickering acted as first deacon of the church. The town records say: “The Church at Dedham was without a deacon for. eleven years. This had been delayed on account of brother Chickcring's relation and affection to >Ir. Phillips in England. In 1650, June 23d, Brother Henry Chickering and Nathan Aldis were called to that office and ordained the next Sabbath.” Chickering remained deacon as long as he lived. He was always the devoted friend and helper of Rev. John Allin, the first minister, who had come from the same town. Henry Chickering's only son married the step­daughter of Mr. Allin, Elizabeth Hackburn, whose widowed mother had been the wife of Governor Thomas Dudley, and bore him a son when he was seventy years old. After the Governor's death, the widow took for her third husband Rev. Mr. Allin him­self, November 8, 1653, and her son Joseph Dudley was brought up here in Dedham, and became the second Governor Dudley. Thus John Chickering's wife was the step-daughter both of Gov­ernor Dudley and Rev. Mr. Allin. They moved to Charlestown, where the records say: “John Chickering and his wife Elizabeth were received into the Church here in 1664.”

Doctor Chickering was a useful and honoured physician in Charlestown for many years and there is a much-worn altar tomb to his memory in the oldest cemetery there, near the monument erected later to John Harvard. I suppose the main reason why John Chickering went to Charlestown was that his uncle Francis owned land and a house in Charlestown, perhaps before he came to Dedhnm, and Dr. John acquired this property of his uncle's, which lay in the part of Charlcstown near to Cambridge and had on it a wharf on the river opposite Boston. Francis Chickering was an Ensign in the English army and became in 1642 one of the earli­est zncnibers of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company. His wife was a sister of Rev. John Fiske, minister at Wenhatn. Both the Chickerings were much interested in the founding of thc first school in Dedhan in 1642. Francis was one of the first “feoffee's,” or trustees, and Henry left a legacy for it. Francis died suddenly in 1658 when he had been here twenty-one years. He left no will, but the inventory of his estate, which fills ten pages in the large folio record book in the Suffolk Registry of Probate, Boston, shows that he was a very prosperous man. He had a house and land in Dcdham, near the river, and, besidcs his property in Charlestown, he still owned an English estate at Henstead. He had no son who lived to grow up, but he left five daughters who married and have many descendants. Henry Chickering, who had no son except Dr. John, also bas many descendants in the fcmale line now living. He remained a resident of Dedham for thirty-four years, dying in 1671. His Will, which can be seen in Boston, is worth reading. He also left property in England.

The Chickerings were large landholders here. Rev. Dr. Lamson, an accurate historian, says: “Rev. John Allin owned more land in Dedhamn than any other man except. Henry Chickering. The holdings of the Chickering family amounted to as much as a thousand acres.” Part of this Chickering land lay in what is now called Dover. In his will Henry C. left a legacy to his nephew, whom he calls “my kinsman Nathaniel Chickering, now living with me,” and this Nathaniel, the son of Simon, became the ancestor of all the Chickerings afterwards living in Dedham and Dover.

A good deal more might be said about the early Chickerings, but this is enough to show that the ancestors of the Jabez Chicker­ing who married Dorothy Deborah Alleyne are worthy of esteem. He himself was the son of Rev. Jabez Chickering, the second min­ister of “the South parish,” now called Norwood. This Jabez was born in Dover, November 7, 1753. His parents were Joseph Chickering and Rebecca Newell. He was gsaduated at Harvard College in 1774 and became assistant to Rev. Thomas Balch, the first minister of Norwood. Not long afterwards he married Han­nah Balch, the daughter of Rev. Thomas, whom he succeeded in the parish, living there as minister for thirty years, until his death in 1812.

Sarah HOWE died in 1686. Sarah married 1 Francis CHICKERING on 11 Jun 1650 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Martin Henderson HARRIS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 29 Sep 1820 in Windham, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. He died 4, 5, 6 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 7, 8 Georgiana Maria ALDOUS on 18 Jan 1855 in Binghams Fort, Weber, Utah, United States.

Martin was counted in a census 9 on 17 Jul 1860 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
SARGENT, Louisa

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.

Georgiana Maria ALDOUS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 5 Aug 1838 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 30 Oct 1858 in Binghams Fort, Weber, Utah, United States. Georgiana married 3, 4 Martin Henderson HARRIS on 18 Jan 1855 in Binghams Fort, Weber, Utah, United States.

Records of Ruby Harris Oram

Provo City June 24, 1855

A blessing by Emer Harris, Patriarch upon the head of Georgianna Maria Harris, daughter of Robert and Mary Ann Aldews, born August 5, 1838, Fenstanton, Hantingdowshire, England.

My daugher Georgianna Maria I lay my hands upon your head in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, and confer upon you a fathers blessing, thou art of the blood and lineage of Ephraim, and are entitled to the Holy Priesthood in connection with thy companion, which hath come down through the lineage of thy fathers even with thee, thou art also entitled to the blessings conferred upon Sarah of old which is a numerous posterity, and the fruits of the earth shall be given unto thee, and thou shall rejoice in the generations yet to come; thou shalt have some trials and difficulties to encounter but fear not my daughter, but be strong in the Lord, and thou shalt be able to overcome them all, and be made to rejoice in the God of your salvation; thou art young now, therefore do not understand all principles, but thou shall understand them hereafter inasmuch as thou shalt seek it with all thy heart; thou shalt have the ministration of angels and thou shall have power to lay thy hands upon the sick of thine own family and they shall be arrested from the power of the destroyer in the absence of the other authority.  Great blessings are in store for thee, more than can now be enumerated; and all these blessings shall be made rare unto you ; and by the authority of the Holy Priesthood I seal this a fathers blessing upon you,  and in the name of Jesus Christ I seal you up unto eternal lives,

Even so Amen.

They had the following children.

  M i Emer Martin HARRIS was born on 6 Aug 1856. He died on 28 Sep 1934.

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