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


George GODBOLD-5582. George married (MRIN:2471) Elizabeth WYARD-5579 on 20 Sep 1632.

Elizabeth WYARD [Parents]-5579 was christened on 13 Jan 1610/1611 in of Saxtead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married (MRIN:2471) George GODBOLD-5582 on 20 Sep 1632.


Rowland SCOLEFIELD-5583. Rowland married (MRIN:2472) Ursula WYARD-5581 on 29 Oct 1646.

Ursula WYARD [Parents]-5581 was christened on 30 Jul 1622 in Earl Soham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Ursula married (MRIN:2472) Rowland SCOLEFIELD-5583 on 29 Oct 1646.


Joseph ABLETT-5588. Joseph married (MRIN:2473) Alice NEWSON-5584 on 12 Sep 1749.

Alice NEWSON [Parents]-5584 was christened on 3 Oct 1714 in Swefling, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Alice married (MRIN:2473) Joseph ABLETT-5588 on 12 Sep 1749.


John BOTTRED-5589. John married (MRIN:2474) Ann NEWSON-5585 in 1751.

Ann NEWSON [Parents]-5585 was born about 1717 in of Swefling, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Ann married (MRIN:2474) John BOTTRED-5589 in 1751.


Living-5596.

Parnill HARRIS [Parents] 1-5595. Parnill married (MRIN:2475) Thomas ROBERTS-5596.


Augustine WALKER [Parents] [scrapbook]-5602 was christened on 22 Feb 1564 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 1 on 18 Aug 1614 in Great Amwell, Hertsfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Augustine married 2 (MRIN:2476) Mary STRINGER-5606 on 27 Jun 1597 in Great Amwell, Hertsfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Augustine had a will 3 on 19 Apr 1613 in Great Amwell, Hertsfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
, Unknown

In the name of god amen The xixth daye of Aprill in the yeere of oure lord god 1613. and in the yeeres of the raigne of our sovraigne Lord James by the grace of god of England Fraunce and Ireland the eleventh and of Sco[tla]nd the six and fortieth kinge defender of the faith. I Augustine Walker of much Amwell in the Com of Herts: yeoma[n] now beinge in good health and of p[er]­fect memorie thankes be unto the lorde therefore; doe make and ordayne this my last Will & Tes­tament, in manner and forme followinge (vizt) First I com[m]end my Soule into the hands of the Allmightie god my Creator, not doubtinge to obtayne free remission of my sines by and through the death and demeryts [sic] of my saviour Christ Jesus Alsoe I bequeath my bodie to xpian buriall, to be buried in the Church or Church yearde of much Amwell aforesaide, as to my Executrix shall be best beseemeinge And as touching the disposinge of such temporall goods wherewth the lorde hath endued mee I give and bequeath them in manner and forme as followeth (vizt) First I give & bequeath Unto my daughter Elizabeth Warren wife of Richard Warren Sixteene pounds of lawefull money of England, and unto her three Children Marcy, Ann and Sarey Warren Fower pounds of like Englishe money equally betwixt them three to be devyded and to be payde unto the saide Richard Warren to the use of the saide child[ren] and the survivour or survivours of them Alsoe I give to Thomas, John, and Frauncis Holland children of Thomas Holland & of my daugh­ter Ann his wife, Twentie shillinges apeece, And unto that Childe, whether sone or daughter, wherewth the saide Ann is now conceyved Twenty shillinges Alsoe unto her the said Ann, wife of the saide Thomas Holland, Twenty shillinges wth severall Leagacies I will to be payed unto the saide Thomas Holland the Father to the use of his afore saide Wife & Children and the survyvor of them Alsoe I give to my daughter Mary Johnson Twenty shillinges Alsoe I give to Syrnon Ad­ams sone of Symon Adams Citizen & drap[er] of London Twentie shillinges And to Dorothie his daughter Twentie shilling[s] and a Gymmoll-Ringe of gold wch was her mothers. Which Legacyes I will shalbe payed and delyvered unto the saide Symon Adams the Father, to thuse [i.e., the use] of his saide Children The rest & reasidue of my goods and Chattels, after my debts and Leagacyes payde & my Funerall charges discharged I give and bequeath as followeth (vizt) Thone [i.e., the one] half of my saide goods & chattells unto my afore saide daughter Elizabeth and her Children, to bepayde & delyvered unto them and the survivour or survivors of them or eyther of them after the decease of Marey my wife; And the residue (vizt) the other halfe of my goods & chattells unto the saide Marey my wife Ordayninge and makeing her the the [sic] saide Marey my Wife my full sole & only Executrix of this my last Will & Testamte, Orderinge & further ordayninge, that, half of that half p[ar]t of such my goods & chattells (as after my decease) shall remayne undispoosed in the hand or possession of Mary my now Wif: shall (after her death & decease) of right be due & belonginge Unto Elizab: Warren, Wife of thafore named Rich: Warren, my daughter or to her then lawefull survyvant heire or Assigne whatsoever Alsoe I give unto Thomas Hassall Vicar of much Amwell afore saide Tenn shillinges of lawefull englishe money to preach one Sermond at my funerall in Amwell Church afore saide Alsoe unto the poore of the saide Towne of much Amwell my Will is to have given and distributed at my buriall Five shillinges And I appoynte the afore named Symon Adams thelder Cittizen and drap[er] of London to be my lawefull Overseer of this my last will and Testament, And for his paynes therein to be taken I give him Tenn shillinges In wyttnesse whereof to this my last will & Testamte contayninge Only On[e] sheete

The markes of Augustine Walker

and twoe lynes of paper I have here unto sett my usuall marke & seale, the daye and yeeres first above written

The marke of Augustine Walker.

Signed & sealed in the p[rese]nce of us whose names are hereunto
subscribed Thomas Holmested Thomas Robarts John Larke

[no date of probate]

Mary STRINGER [Parents] 1-5606 was christened 2 on 19 Jan 1568 in Rugwick, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3 on 26 Dec 1614 in Great Amwell, Hertsfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married 4 (MRIN:2476) Augustine WALKER-5602 on 27 Jun 1597 in Great Amwell, Hertsfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mary's will was probated 5 on 10 Jan 1614/1615 in Great Amwell, Hertsfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She had a will 6 on 23 Dec 1614 in Great Amwell, Hertsfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Ann WALKER-5603 was born about 1576.
  F ii
Mary WALKER 1-5605 was born about 1578 in Great Amwell, Hertsfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

I'm not sure which marriage Mary belongs to.

John WALKER-5661. John married 1 (MRIN:2477) Kathren BICKNILL-5662 on 24 Feb 1554 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom.

Kathren BICKNILL-5662. Kathren married 1 (MRIN:2477) John WALKER-5661 on 24 Feb 1554 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Margaret WALKER-5663 was born on 2 Jun 1555 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 1 on 2 Jun 1555 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
John WALKER-5669 was buried 1 on 6 Feb 1556 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
Michael WALKER-5664 was christened 1 on 7 Sep 1557 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
William WALKER-5665 was christened 1 on 13 Oct 1561 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom.
  M v Augustine WALKER-5602 was christened on 22 Feb 1564. He was buried on 18 Aug 1614.
  M vi
Henrie WALKER-5666 was christened 1 on 18 Sep 1565 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
Miles WALKER-5670 was buried 1 on 2 Sep 1568 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom.
  F viii
Anne WALKER-5667 was christened 1 on 8 Mar 1568 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom.
  M ix
John WALKER-5668 was christened 1 on 4 Jul 1574 in Southam, Warwick, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas HOLLAND 1-5604 was christened on 25 Jul 1577 in Great Amwell, Hertsfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married (MRIN:2478) Ann WALKER-5603 about 1596 in of, Great Amwell, Hertford, England, United Kingdom.

Ann WALKER [Parents] 1-5603 was born about 1576 in of, Great Amwell, Hertford, England, United Kingdom. Ann married (MRIN:2478) Thomas HOLLAND-5604 about 1596 in of, Great Amwell, Hertford, England, United Kingdom.

I'm not sure which marriage Ann belongs to.


John STRINGER-5657 was born about 1545.

He had the following children.

  F i
Mary STRINGER-5660 was christened 1 on 16 Feb 1566 in Rugwick, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii Mary STRINGER-5606 was christened on 19 Jan 1568. She was buried on 26 Dec 1614.
  M iii
John STRINGER-5658 was christened 1 on 13 Nov 1569 in Rugwick, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
Richard STRINGER-5659 was christened 1 on 3 Dec 1571 in Rugwick, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Rufus PATRICK [scrapbook]-10984 was born 1 on 4 Sep 1808 in Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 4 Mar 1892 in Utah, United States. He was buried in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States. Rufus married 3 (MRIN:2480) Achsach Sans Earl COLE "Axie"-5608 on 4 Jul 1839 in Leverett, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

Achsach Sans Earl "Axie" COLE [scrapbook]-5608 was born 1 on 20 Dec 1818 in North Leverett, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 26 Jan 1883 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Axie married 3 (MRIN:2480) Rufus PATRICK-10984 on 4 Jul 1839 in Leverett, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

Axie was counted in a census 4, 5 in 1880 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Winslow Sr

ACHSAH SARNS EARL COLE

From a large old family bible, owned by Jedidiah Grant and Chastina Heninger, we have some of the record of Achsah Sarns Earl Cole who was the mother of Chastina. A great great grandchild of Achsah’s (Ruth Heninger Goodwin) has the bible now, 1962[1].

There is also another, smaller bible that was given to Achsah when she was married. In this bible it is written – “Rufus Patrick, the son of William Patrick, and Achsah S. E. Cole were married on the 4th day of July in the year of our Lord 1839 – by Daniel F. Remington, who presented this bible at the time of marriage”. A great grandchild of Achsah’s (Marguerite Heninger Anderson) has this bible now, 1962[2].

This small bible also has the names of the children of Achsah, and the marriage date and children of Achsah’s daughter Chastina.

Children of Rufus and Achsah Cole Patrick: NAME BORN
Jaroam Patrick 25 May 1844
Elestina Patrick 1Mar 1846
Osker Patrick 2 Nov 1846
Chastina Patrick 18 Nov 1852

The marriage of Chastina, in this smaller bible, it is written that “J. G. Heninger, the son of Phillip Heninger was married to Chastina Almina Farr on the 18th of October 1867 by George Q. Cannon.” The writing in the bible also states that Chastina’s mother’s name was Achsah Farr, and her father’s name was Winslow Farr.

Children of Jedediah and Chastina Heninger – (Achsah’s grandchildren)

Name Born Where Died
Winslow Phillip Heninger 22 Aug 1868 S.L.C., Salt Lake, Utah 22 Aug 1868
Lorin Grant Heninger 11 Mar 1870 S.L.C., Salt Lake, Utah 26 Sep 1930
Achsah Elizabeth Heninger 12 Sep 1872 S.L.C., Salt Lake, Utah 16 Oct 1888
Ida May Heninger 25 Oct 1875 Ogden, Weber, Utah 8 Oct 1915
Oscar Heninger 9 Jan 1878 Ogden, Weber, Utah 17 Jan 1878
Thomas Harold Heninger 16 Jun 1879 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Rufus Patrick Heninger 24 Mar 1885 Ogden, Weber, Utah 24 Mar 1885
Hortensia Heninger 3 Feb 1887 Ogden, Weber, Utah 27 Mar 1887

Only the record of birth of the first four children of Chastina are in the small bible and not the death dates except for Winslow Philip who died the same day. The large bible contains the names and dates for all the children.

Only three of Chastina’s children lived to adulthood and married. They were Lorin Grant, Ida May, and Thomas Harold.

Through Lorin Grant Heninger’s family we were given the information that when Achsah heard the gospel of the L.D.S. Church in Massachusetts, that she joined the church and wanted to come to Utah, as all converts to the church were advised to do in those days. She tried to get her husband Rufus to join the church too, but he wouldn’t. So Achsah left her husband Rufus Patrick and came to Utah for the love of her church. She was an early pioneer.

We were given the information that Achsah’s daughter Chastina was born in Massachusetts, but in the Weber Co. Utah census of 1880 it states that Chastina was born in Utah and her parents were born in Massachusetts.

After Achsah came to Utah she married again. She married Winslow Farr and was sealed to him, and her daughter Chastina was sealed (see note by Tim Farr below) to Winslow Farr as his daughter and given the middle name of Almina. Almina was a loved name of the Farr family. This explains the two marriages of Achsah Sarns Earl Cole Patrick Farr, and explains why it is written in the bible that Chastina was the daughter of Winslow Farr when she was actually the daughter of Rufus Patrick.

In the records of Marguerite Heninger Anderson (the great granddaughter of Achsah) is the patriarchal blessing given to Achsah in Salt Lake City, Utah, 9 Feb 1868. The blessing was given by John Young, Patriarch, to Achsah Sarns Earl Farr, daughter of Burdin and Sarah Cole; born in the town of Leveritt, Franklin County, Mass. 20 Dec 1818.

Achsah died 26 Jan 1883 in Ogden, Utah.

The foregoing was written my Maguerite Chestina Heninger Anderson in 1962
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What follows was written in 2012 Dean R. Anderson (Marguerite’s son and Achsah’s great great grandson)

ACHSAH, RUFUS AND WINSLOW

I should have listened closer to my mother, but here in a sentence or two is what was passed on to me (family tradition – misinterpretations and misunderstanding are entirely my own). Achsah S. E. Cole and Rufus Patrick were both born and raised in Massachusetts. Achsah met Rufus. They fell in love, were married and had four children the youngest being Chastina. There was an encounter with Mormon missionaries. Achsah was converted, joined the church and migrated west with the Mormons carrying Rufus’s yet to be born youngest daughter, and leaving the unconverted Rufus behind. Rufus, wanting to reconcile with Achsah, subsequently followed her west, only to find that she had married a polygamist by the name of Winslow Farr. Rufus, heartbroken, moved on to California and was never heard from again. So the story goes…

Here is what I have learned since (not surprisingly there is some conflict between the facts and family lore)

Achsah Sarns Earl Cole was born to Burdin and Sarah Cole in Leveritt, Franklin MA on 20 Dec 1818.

Rufus Patrick was born to William and Polly Phipps Patrick in Holliston, MA on 4 Sep 1808 according to the Holliston town vital records. Subsequent records show his date of birth as 4 Sep 1818. I believe 1808 to be the correct year, especially since his sister Delana was listed as the second child of the couple and she was born in 1816.

How Rufus and Achsah met and anything else they might have done between 1818 and 1839 is lost to history. They were married on 4 July 1839. The following is recorded in Achsah’s bible (which is now, 2012, in my possession). “Rufus Patrick the son of William Patrick and Achsah S. E. Cole were married the 4th day of July in the year of our Lord 1839 by Daniel F Remington who presented this Bible at the time of marriage.”.

Recorded in the bible are the births of four children.

Jaroam Patrick 25 May 1844
Elestina Patrick 21 Mar 1846
Osker Patrick 2 Nov 1849
Chastina Patrick 18 Nov 1852

Apparently both Rufus an Achsah were converted to the Mormon faith and joined the saints in Nauvoo, Il. The Nauvoo endowment records show that on 22 Jan 1846 Rufus Patrick and Achsah S. E. Cole received their endowments. Coincidentally on that same date, 22 Jan 1846, and at the same place, Winslow Farr Sr. was sealed to two of his wives, Almena Randall and Adelia Maria Clemens.

Rufus appears on the list of those serving on the quorum of Seventies while in Nauvoo.

On January 31, 1847 Rufus and Achash were attendees at the St Louis LDS conference.

Not all Nauvoo families were able to make the 1846 pilgrimage across Iowa. Many families “went south” to St. Louis, where they found employment to pay their passage to Zion. This was just one way in which St. Louis played a vital role during the early “gathering” years of the Church. There were an estimated fifteen hundred Latter-day Saints in St. Louis during the winter of 1846–47. According to the federal census, in 1840, St. Louis had a population of 16,469 (History of the Church, 4:xxiv). During this important period of Church history, Latter-day Saints comprised nearly 10 per- cent of the population of St. Louis.

St. Louis Branch Members at the 31 January 1847 St. Louis Conference included PATRICK, Rufus; at Conference in St. Louis on 31 Jan 1847; member 2nd Quorum of Seventies; with wife Achvah[3]

At this conference, the clerks calculated the LDS membership population at 1,478. The list of members present at this conference is a good indication of which members went from Nauvoo to St. Louis in the 1846 exodus. An actual count of the names written by the clerk at the conference is about 599 (includ- ing unnamed children), so obviously many names were not recorded or many are members who did not attend the conference.

St. Louis Branch Death Records 1849–62 This record contains approximately 350 deaths. The years “1849–1862” on the book heading are deceiving, as there are only two deaths listed for the year 1849 when the huge cholera epidemic began. From 1 January to 30 July 1849, 4,547 people in the city died of the dreaded disease.8 Certainly hundreds of Latter-day Saints must have died during the year 1849, and those deaths were not recorded. Likewise, only a few deaths were recorded in the years 1850 and 1851, as deaths from cholera continued to plague the city. It appears that the record was kept more consistently starting in the summer of 1852. However, even during that period, not all members’ deaths were recorded.[4]

Jaroam, Elestina and Osker apparently did not survive -- indications are that they passed away sometime early in 1852.

The 1852 Iowa special census shows the Rufus Patrick household consisting of 4 members (3 males and 1 female).

The tragedy of their children’s deaths and the accompanying trauma no doubt led to the splitting up of Rufus and Achsah.

Achsah departed Kanesville, Iowa with the Wimmer Party in July of 1852 and arrived in Salt Lake on 15 Sep 1852. None of her first three children were on that wagon train, but she was pregnant with her fourth child Chastina Patrick who was born in Salt Lake City on 18 Nov 1852.

Rufus went back to Massachusetts and nine years later answered the call to serve the Union in the Civil War. Note that in 1861, Rufus would have been 53 years old (born in 1808). 45 was the upper age limit in the Union Army. This probably explains why all of the later records show Rufus’s birth year as 1818.

On 3 Feb 1856, four years after her arrival in Salt Lake, Achsah S. E. Cole Patrick was sealed to Winslow Farr, Sr. as his 6th wife. Chastina (now age 4) was at the same time sealed as a child to Winslow (I have no evidence of Chastina’s sealing, only family tradition, but according to my mother this was when Chastina recieved her middle name of “Almina” which name Winslow loved and was the name of his second wife Almina Randall).

During her lifetime, Chastina never used the surname Patrick but was known as Chastina Almina Farr and after her marriage as Chastina Almina Heninger.

In Achsah’s bible, referenced above, is recorded the following “J. G. Heninger the son of Phillip Heninger was married to Chastina Almina Farr on the 18th of October 1867 by George Q. Cannon. Chastina Farr’s mother’s name was Achsah Farr. Her father’s name was Winslow Farr”.

On 9 Feb 1868, Achsah S. E. Cole Patrick Farr, her daughter Chastina and son-in-law Jedediah Grant Heninger all received their patriarchal blessings on the same day under the hands of John Young, Patriarch.[5]

Rufus Patrick, whose intent was to go on to California after he found out that Achsah had remarried, apparently got no further than Tooele. Rufus appears in the 1870 Tooele, UT census with his wife Mary Smith Patrick and Mary’s daughter Jane age 13.

On 26 Jan 1883 Achsah died at age 65 in Ogden, Ut. She is buried in the Winslow Farr, Sr. family plot in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

On 14 Nov 1888 Chastina Almina Patrick Farr Heninger died at age 36 and is buried in the Ogden Cemetery.

On 4 Mar1892 Rufus Patrick died at the age of 73 years 6 months and is buried in the Tooele Cemetery.

Finding Rufus in the Tooele Cemetery records was a huge occasion for me. Until I found that record, I assumed that, in fact, he had gone on to California and that he had indeed disappeared and no one would ever know what happened to him. His grave was unmarked, and I have since obtained a headstone honoring him and his service to the Union. His son-in-law, Jedediah, who he never met, fought for the South.

Note: Chastina honored her adoptive family, the Farrs, by naming her first child Winslow and her second child Lorin. (see note by Tim Farr below)

Note also that in the published histories of Winslow Farr Sr. and Lorin Farr that there is no mention of adopted daughter/sister Chastina. Nor will the Winslow Farr Sr. Family Organization recognize her existence. I was told by the president of that organization that none of Winslow’s wives, except Olive, had children. (see note by Tim Farr below)

Written by Dean R. Anderson in 2012
Achsah’s great great grandson

[1] Now in the possession of Richard Heninger (2012)
[2] Now in the possession of Dean Anderson (2012)
[3] St Louis Branch records, members listed at conference 31 Jan 1847 (FHL film 0001945 item 2) name spellings kept as in record
[4] Sheri E. Slaughter: Index of Early LDS in St. Louis, Missouri
[5] Now in the possession of Dean R Anderson (2012)

Note by Tim Farr:
I spent some time at the FHL in Salt Lake last Thursday in Special Collections and found the answer to the question of Chastina the daughter of Achsach and Rufus Patrick being sealed/adopted by Winslow Farr Sr. when he was sealed to Achsach. Winslow’s sealing to Achsach is found on Special Collections Film #183374 and Chastina is not there. The location is the President’s Office. I then looked through all the sealing records for the dates that she could have been sealed after the marriage of her mother and found nothing. I then realized that if Chastina was married and sealed to Jedidiah Grant Heininger, she would had to of used her legal name in the record. I found Chastina’s sealing and marriage on Special Collections Film #1149515, Pg. 70, “Jedadiah Grant Heninger b. 3 Mar 1843, Chastina Patrick b. 18 Nov 1852 Cottonwood, Sealed 19 Oct 1867 by George Q. Cannon”. Chastina’s legal name was “Patrick” not “Farr” and was never sealed or adopted by Winslow Farr Sr. She used the name of Farr because her mother was a Farr but when she had to use her legal name, it was “Patrick”. Further proof of this is found on the death record of her sons Lorin Grant Henniger and Thomas Harold Heninger were they have to list the maiden name of the mother which was listed as "Patrick".

Winslow was simply the stepfather of Chastina. She was obviously known as a Farr but legally a Patrick.

CENSUS: Listed as "Axie Farr" widow and as a mother in law in the household of Grant Heninger.

They had the following children.

  M i
Jarom PATRICK-10985 was born on 25 May 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.
  F ii
Elestina PATRICK-10986 was born on 1 Mar 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.
  M iii
Osker PATRICK-10987 was born on 2 Nov 1846.
  F iv Chastina Almina PATRICK-10982 was born on 18 Nov 1852. She died on 14 Nov 1888.

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