Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


James HEYWOOD [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Nov 1678 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. James married 2 Bathsheba TAY in 1710 in Massachusetts, United States.

Bathsheba TAY. Bathsheba married 1 James HEYWOOD in 1710 in Massachusetts, United States.


Knud died before 1801 in Asker, Akershus, Norway. Knud married Kirsti ANDERSDAATER about 1767 in Asker, Akershus, Norway.

Kirsti ANDERSDAATER was born 1 about 1729 in Asker, Akershus, Norway. Kirsti married Knud about 1767 in Asker, Akershus, Norway.

They had the following children.

  M i Alexander KNUDSEN was born about 1768.
  M ii
Ole OLEN was born 1 about 1774 in Asker, Akershus, Norway.

Peder. Peder married Christine OLSDAATER.

Christine OLSDAATER was born 1 about 1771 in Asker, Akershus, Norway. Christine married Peder.

Other marriages:
KNUDSEN, Alexander

They had the following children.

  F i
Petronille PEDERSDAATER was born 1 about 1793 in Asker, Akershus, Norway.

Peder OLSEN (STENBERG BITEN) [Parents] was born in 1701 in of Lier, Buskerud, Norway. He died on 15 Oct 1769 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He was buried in DOM 21 AE6 1769 TRIN A in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. Peder married Karj OLSDATTER (BITEN) on 30 Jul 1743 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

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Karj OLSDATTER (BITEN) was born about 1710 in of Royken, Buskerud, Norway. Karj married Peder OLSEN (STENBERG BITEN) on 30 Jul 1743 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

NOT PROVEN

They had the following children.

  M i Jacob PEDERSEN was born in 1748. He died in Bur 06 1808 Nov.
  M ii
Ole OLSEN (STENBERG BITEN) was born in 1743 in of Biten, Royken, Buskerud, Norway.
  M iii
Peder OLSEN (STENBERG BITEN) was born in Nov 1752 in Bitten, Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He was christened on 5 Nov 1752 in Bitten, Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

Ole CHRISTENSEN (HOTVEDT) [Parents] was born on 23 Jan 1707 in Hotvedt, Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He was christened in Festvisit Mariae 1707 in Hotvedt, Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He died on 14 Sep 1766 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He was buried in DOM 16 1766 TRIN A in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. Ole married Kari INGEBRETSEN (FLATER) in FESTO OMNIUM SANCTORUM in Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

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Kari INGEBRETSEN (FLATER) [Parents] was born on 8 Jun 1727 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. She was christened on 8 Jun 1727 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. She died on 17 Nov 1771 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. She was buried in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. Kari married Ole CHRISTENSEN (HOTVEDT) in FESTO OMNIUM SANCTORUM in Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

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They had the following children.

  F i Live OLSDATTER was born on 7 Nov 1756. She died on 3 Feb 1839.

Christen OLSEN (HOTVEDT) was born in 1670 in of Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He died on 4 Dec 1755 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He was buried on 4 Dec 1755. Christen married Berte OLSDATTER on 1 Mar 1705 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

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Berte OLSDATTER was born in 1671 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. She died on 28 Aug 1740 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. She was buried on 28 Aug 1740 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. Berte married Christen OLSEN (HOTVEDT) on 1 Mar 1705 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

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They had the following children.

  M i Ole CHRISTENSEN (HOTVEDT) was born on 23 Jan 1707. He died on 14 Sep 1766.
  M ii
Jens OLSEN HOTVEDT was born on 9 Jun 1709 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He was christened on 9 Jun 1709 in Hotvedt, Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

Ingebret JONSEN (FLATER) was born about 1687 in of Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He died on 11 Mar 1765 in of Royken, Buskerud, Norway. Ingebret married Live THORESDATTER on 7 Jul 1720 in of Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

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Live THORESDATTER was born about 1688 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. She was buried on 2 Oct 1753 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. Live married Ingebret JONSEN (FLATER) on 7 Jul 1720 in of Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

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They had the following children.

  F i
Mari INGEBRETSEN (FLATER) was born on 22 Sep 1721 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. She was christened on 12 Oct 1721 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. She died in DOM P 1771 NATIVIT in Royken, Buskerud, Norway.
  M ii
Joen INGEBRETSEN (FLATER) was born in 1723. He was christened on 18 Apr 1723 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He died on 20 Mar 1808 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway.
  M iii
Thore INGEBRETSEN (FLATER) was born in 1725. He was christened on 22 Apr 1725 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He died on 10 Mar 1754.
  F iv Kari INGEBRETSEN (FLATER) was born on 8 Jun 1727. She died on 17 Nov 1771.
  M v
Evan INGEBRETSEN (FLATER) was born in 1730. He was christened on 16 Apr 1730 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He died on 3 Jun 1731.
  M vi
Hans INGEBRETSEN (FLATER) was born in 1730. He was christened on 16 Apr 1730 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. He died on 3 Jun 1732.
  F vii
Dorthe INGEBRETSEN (FLATER) was born in 1732. She was christened on 20 Jul 1732 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. She died on 25 Nov 1816 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. She was buried on 25 Nov 1816.

Ole OLSEN was born in 1669 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. Ole married Mrs-Ole about 1700 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

NOT PROVEN

Mrs-Ole was born in 1673 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway. Mrs-Ole married Ole OLSEN about 1700 in Royken, Buskerud, Norway.

NOT PROVEN

They had the following children.

  M i Peder OLSEN (STENBERG BITEN) was born in 1701. He died on 15 Oct 1769.

Richard ARNOLD [Parents] 1 died in 1745. Richard married 2 Mary WOODWARD in BY 1701 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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

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HISTORY. CHAPTER III.

Although I shall step out of the present limits of Woonsocket in so doing, still I deem it necessary to give the subdivisions of the estate of Richard Arnold II.  But I will make my narrative brief as possible.

This man married Mary Woodward, who presented him with six boys, namely - Richard, Woodward, Joseph, Thomas, Edmund and Josias.  Before his death he gave to each of these boys a farm.  He died intestate, June, 1745.

The farm which he gave to his son Richard still remains in the possession of the family.  It was given May 11, 1731, and comprised sixty acres, bounded on one side by the homestead farm, and on another by the 'thousand acre' purchase of Edward Inman, et als.  The young landholder is spoken of as a very ingenious man; and, June 6, 1733, during the minority of his children, he left his wife and family and went to Philadelphia, in pursuit of occupation more congenial to his taste.  He was never afterwards heard from.  The farm eventually became the property of his son, Stephen Arnold, a highly respectable citizens of these parts in the last century.  It is now owned and occupied by Abraham Arnold, the grandson of Stephen and brother to our townsman, Hon. Cyrus Arnold.

September 17, 1731, Richard gave to his son, Woodward Arnold, a farm lying within the 'thousand acre purchase', on the north-west part of Woonsocket Hill.  Six years afterward Woodward sold his inheritance to Nathan Staples, of Mendon, and removed to Massachusetts.  The farm has been known as the 'Nathan Staples's Place' for upward of a century.

Thomas Arnold inherited the homestead farm.  It passed to his son, Peleg Arnold.  During the latter part of the last century, the house was one of the taverns for which Woonsocket has been so famous.

Edmund Arnold was presented, December 29, 1735, with the farm which is now the property of Arnold Wakefield, Esq.

Josiah Arnold was given, February 22, 1736, and again October 15, 1737, an estate near Woonsocket Hill.  The area of the two estates was one hundred and forty-four acres.  Josiah was the father of Dr. Jonathan Arnold, of Revolutionary fame, and the grandfather of Lemuel Hastings Arnold, one of the Governors of our State.

Joseph Arnold was given an estate, October 20, 1731, but he resided upon it but a short season, if he did at all.*  His residence was where Mrs. Eliza Osborne now lives.  This he purchased of William, the son of Hezediah Comstock, in the year 1744, and became an innkeeper. Of Joseph Arnold I shall have more to say in another chapter.

*The farm which Joseph received from his father was afterwards occupied by his sons, Jacob and Dr. William Arnold.  I derive this from Joseph's will.  A portion of the estate is now owned by Arnold Wakefield.

I have said that Richard Arnold was the first settler of Woonsocket, and in this I am supported by documentary evidence, which I have given to the reader.  But the voice of tradition is against me, and, as paradoxical as the statement may be, the records are also against me. I will endeavor to explain myself.  That he was the first proprietor of the lands and the improvements thereon, is beyond dispute.  That he ever permanently resided here, may be doubted.  Dr. Seth Arnold is firm in the conviction that he did live here, and locates his residence near where now stands the slaughter-house of William H. Andrews, on the Globe side of the river.  His evidence is that of Rachel Arnold, the widow of Stephen Arnold, who at the beginning of the present century - she then being a very aged lady - pointed out the spot to him.  Mr. Thomas A. Paine is as decided in an opposite opinion, and says that it has been, for upwards of a century, a tradition in his family that JOHN ARNOLD, the son of Richard, was the first settler of Woonsocket.  I think that these two apparently opposite opinions may be satisfactorily reconciled.

p. 44 - 46.

In his younger days Richard Arnold probably lived in the valley of the Moshassuck.  While living there, he erected his saw-mill amid the solitudes of these parts.  It was not an unusual thing in those days for men to cultivate farms even which were many miles away from their places of residence.  I recall at this moment a tradition of Lime Rock, which speaks of a Pray family, who owned and cultivated lands in that vicinity and lived at Providence.  Indeed, in those times of Indian troubles, it would have been almost criminal for one to bring his wife and children away from a place of comparative safety.  But although not living there, it was imperatively necessary that a temporary shelter should be built.  And probably the temporary shelter of Richard Arnold was constructed at the place pointed out by Dr. Arnold.  That Richard Arnold lived at the Providence settlement when his will was written, is quite evident to the most careless reader.  I shall, therefore, yield to the opinion of Mr. Paine, and give to his great, great, grandfather, JOHN ARNOLD, the honor of having been the first settler of Woonsocket.

Mary WOODWARD. Mary married 1 Richard ARNOLD 2 in BY 1701 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.


Thomas STEERE.

Mary ARNOLD [Parents] 1. Mary married 2 Thomas STEERE in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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