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


Edward FORD [Parents] was born on 10 Apr 1715 in Bristol, Gloucester, England. He was christened on 29 Apr 1715 in Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, Gloucester, England. He was buried on 10 Oct 1761 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. Edward married 1 Elizabeth WELLS on 29 May 1745 in London St Vedast Foster Lane with St Michael-le-Querne, London, England.

Elizabeth WELLS was christened on 19 Apr 1718 in Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, England. She was buried on 19 Dec 1763 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. Elizabeth married 1 Edward FORD on 29 May 1745 in London St Vedast Foster Lane with St Michael-le-Querne, London, England.

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth FORD was born in 1745. She died on 24 May 1776 in London, Middlesex, England. She was buried in Byfield, Northampton, England.
  F ii
Sarah FORD was born on 7 Apr 1746 in Duntisbourne Rouse, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 8 Apr 1746 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. She died in 1814.
  M iii
Edward FORD was born on 1 Jan 1747 in Duntisbourne Rouse, Gloucestershire, England. He was christened on 12 Feb 1747 in Duntisbourne Rouse, Gloucestershire, England. He died on 15 Sep 1809 in Sherborne, Dorsetshire, England. He was buried on 23 Sep 1809 in Wells, Somersetshire, England.
  M iv
Gilbert FORD was born on 19 Aug 1749 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. He was christened on 19 Aug 1749 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. He died on 1 Jun 1750. He was buried on 1 Jun 1750 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England.
  M v
James FORD was born on 31 Aug 1750 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. He was christened on 31 Aug 1750 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. He died on 24 Sep 1750. He was buried on 24 Sep 1750 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England.
  M vi
Robert FORD was born on 31 Aug 1750 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. He was christened on 31 Aug 1750 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. He died on 20 Sep 1750. He was buried on 30 Sep 1750 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England.
  M vii
Thomas FORD was born on 7 Nov 1751 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. He was christened on 7 Nov 1751 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. He died in Sep 1783 in Bankipore, Bihār, India.
  F viii Mary FORD was christened on 7 Dec 1753. She was buried on 10 Feb 1827.
  F ix
Anne FORD was born on 1 Mar 1755 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. She was christened on 1 Mar 1755 in Duntisborne Rouse, Gloucester, England. She died after 1809.

Thomas HAMBLIN was born about 1716 in Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 1 on 6 Jul 1777 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married Elizabeth BROOK "Betty".

Elizabeth "Betty" BROOK was christened 1 on 10 Aug 1718 in Wedmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 13 Oct 1775 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. Betty married Thomas HAMBLIN.

I'm not convinced that the Elizabeth that married Thomas was a Brooke. I have eliminated the possibility of Elizabeth Bull/Hull.

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas HAMLIN was christened 1 on 9 Jun 1749 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 23 Jul 1749 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
Thomas HAMLIN was christened 1, 2 on 23 Dec 1750 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Elizabeth "Betty" HAMLIN was christened 1, 2 on 23 Oct 1752 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
James HAMBLIN was christened 1 on 15 Sep 1754 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died on 5 Apr 1832.
  M v William HAMLIN was born in 1754. He was buried on 14 Mar 1828.
  M vi
John HAMBLIN was christened 1, 2 on 17 Jun 1759 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
Adam HAMBLIN was christened 1 on 19 Sep 1762 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 19 Oct 1770 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  F viii
Eve HAMBLIN was christened 1 on 19 Sep 1762 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 17 Jul 1813 in Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  F ix
Nancy HAMLIN was christened 1, 2 on 4 Aug 1765 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

Jonathan FARR 2nd [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 4 Feb 1724/1725 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4, 5 about 25 Feb 1791 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Jonathan married 6, 7, 8 Mary WELLS on 5 Jun 1751 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

He was counted in a census 10 in 1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. His will was probated 11, 12 in 1792 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
WINSLOW, Marey
, Rebecca

Jonathan Farr was styled the second in 1776. There were four adult Jonathan Farr's in the area at the time so they styled them 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th to avoid confusion on the tax records etc. and it had nothing to do with generation.

I found the original Estate files of Jonathan Farr 2nd on Ancestry.com dated 1972. His estate was administered by Jonathan Farr 3rd who would be his first cousin once removed. Jonathan Farr 3rd was noted on several pages of the estate files as "Jonathan Farr 3d now 2d". This proves that the numbers had nothing to do with generation. On the eighth page of the papers it mentions "Cash paid the deceaseds widow for the support and maintenance of one child under 7 years old from Feby 25th 1791 to March 20th 1793". This would lead one to believe that Jonathan Farr 2nd died abt Feb. 25, 1791. The child under 7 would be Charlotte Farr daughter of Rebecca/Robena the third wife of Jonathan Farr 2nd.

Jonathan sold his homestead Apr 27th, 1768 to Isaac Thomas. It was bounded on the East by the Ware River South by the land of Thomas Farr and west by the highway.

Marriage from the "Chesterfield, N.H. History" it only mentions of his wives that "there were 3 of them". Married Mary Wells 5 Jun 1751 (from Vital Records of Hardwick  974.43/H3, v2b) and had William and Jonathan in Hardwick.  Jonathan's Great Grandson, Marshall H. Farr, went to Hamilton, Ontario and built railroads. Marshall's son, Herbert Marshall Farr, went from Hamilton to Hespeler, Ontario to start a factory making alpacca. Later he moved the factory to Holyoke, MA., he employed over 1,000 people. He married Annie Hespeler, daughter of Jacob Hespeler of Hespeler, Ontario. (from "The Farr Genealogy" by Rev. Charlese N. Sinnett)

Book Area US/CAN 973 C4 of Supp. 1 "The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America" Jonathan Farr: he signed the association test.

FHL film #0563308 "Stow, Massachusetts, 1683-1933" p.70:
FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

DURING the French and Indian War, from 1755 to 1763, the town furnished soldiers for the army at Fort William Henry, Crown Point, Canada and Nova Scotia. Sometimes when the soldiers were leaving for the seat of war, services were held by the resident minister. Thus, on the 23rd of June 1755, Rev. Mr. Gardner preached at the desire of Capt. William Pierce, being the day he began his march with his company for Albany, in the expedition against Crown Point. Samuel Preston was a captain in the army in 1756. In Capt. Pierce's company, Michael Law was sergeant, John Law was corporal, Jonathan Farr was drummer, Nathan Whitney; Solomon Taylor, Josiah Wetherbee Jonathan Pierce of Stow, were privates. Ephraim Powers was sergeant in Capt. Preston's company, and Ezekiel Davis in another company. May 22, 1758, Ensign Jabez Brown and others of Stow, whose names are not known, started to join the army destined for Canada. In April, 1760; others started for Crown Point.

The following Stow soldiers went to Canada in 1760: Joshua Brown, Jonathan Far, Phineas Fuller, Amos Gates, Simon Gates; Abra Gates, Paul Graves, and Solomon Savcas, a servant of Mary Hapgood. None of the men were killed in the army during the war, but the following died while in service from diseases contracted in camp: January 4, 1756, Capt. Ephraim Brown, a few after his return from the army; July 23, 1758, Ebenezer Gates died at Lake George May 24; 1760, Abel Ray died at Shrewsbury, on his march to the army; November 1760, Isaac Taylor died at Crown Point; November 28, 1761, Stephen Houghton while returning from Crown Point. Robert Lawrence held a garrison a short time; was promoted Captain; was mortally wounded in an attack on the fort in 1690, by the French and Indians. Captain Thomas Lawrence, commander of a company, enlisted in the French War in 1758, from Pepperell and vicinity.

Jonathan Farr was a Revolutionary War Soldier also from New Hampshire. In Vol. XV of New Hampshire Rev. Rolls, reference is made to the service of Private Jonathan Farr who served under Capt. Kimball Carllon and Col. Moses Nichols, enlisted or marched from Chesterfield, N. H. in July 1777.

The following shows all four adult Jonathan Farr's in Chesterfield  at the same time: "On April 12, 1776, the Committee of Safety of the State of NH, required that all males above 21 years of age to sign a DECLARATION, which read as follows: "We, the Subscribers, do hereby Solemnly 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 Selectmen of Chesterfield in 1776, namely Ephraim Baldwin, Michael Cresey and Samuel Hildreth went about obtaining signatures. On June 12, 1776 the selectmen made their return, "In obedience to the within Declaration that we Rec'd from your Honors, we proceeded According to your Directions and the persons Names underwriten are those that Refuse to sign the Declaration on your paper: Capt. Jona. Hildreth. Eseek Earl. Lieut. Ephraim Whitney. Ebenezer Harvey. Ephraim Whitney. Joseph Prentice. Elisha Walton. Sam'l Davis Converse. Eleazer Pomeroy. Silas Bennett. Ebenezer Cooper Sal. Keing [Sam'l King]. Ebenezer Fletcher Jr.----------------------- this was signed by the Selectmen of Chesterfield, Eph. Baldwin, Moses Smith Jr., Michael Cresey, Ephraim Hubbard and Samuel Hildreth. NAMES OF THOSE WHO SIGNED THE DECLARATION: Abraham Wood, John Pratt, Simon Davis, Nathaniel Bingham, Isaac Davis, Abel Ray, John Snow, Samuel Farr, Oliver Cobleigh, Nehemiah Merrill, Jonathan Farwell, Samuel Farr Jr., Oliver Farwell, John Haskell, Silas Thompson, Ezekiel Powers, William Farwell, Silas Wood,Jonathan Davis, Obadiah Merrill, Warren Snow, William Henry, Ebenezer Streeter, Daniel Farr, William Thomas, Amasa Colburn, Daniel Baldwin, Thomas Harris, William Simonds, Douglas Robbins, Amos Smith, Ullainell Merrill, Josh Smith [prob. Jos. Smith], Sherebiah Fay, Zur Evans, Jonathan Farr (4th), William Farr Jr.,Jonathan Farr (3d), Ithamar Chamberlain, Thomas Farr, Caleb Johnson, Benjamin Judson, Amos Streeter, Moses Smith, Abner Johnson, Josiah Streeter, Kimball Carlton, Michael Woodcock, Theodore Bingham, Jonathan Cobleigh, John Pierce, Jonas Stearns, Benjamin Colburn, Samuel Fairbanks, Ephraim Farr, Jonathan Farr (2d), Isaac Farr, Josiah Lamb, Thomas Darby, Samuel Walker, Joseph Metcalf, Archibald Robertson, Martin Warner, Andrew Colburn, David Stooder Jr.[David Stoddard Jr.] Lawrence Walton, Phineas Brown, Samuel Peacock, John Sanderson, John Peacock, William Fisher, Ephraim Baldwin ,Jonathan Hildreth Jr., Michael Cressey, James Wheeler Jr., Samuel Hildreth, Josiah Hastings, Moses Smith Jr., Andrew Hastings, William Aires, Noah Emmons, David Stone, Jonathan Cressey, John Grandy, Ephraim Wheeler, John Grandy Jr., John Cobleigh, Increase Lamb, Joseph Higgins, Abner Albee, James McElroy, Ebenezer Taft, Joseph Wheeler, John Richardson, James Wheeler, David Kinnison, Zenas Fairbanks, Joel Whitney, Nathan Bishop, David Farr, Isaac Hildreth, James Mansfield, Israel Johnson, Amos Hubbard, James Robertson, Jonathan Farr (1st), Elisha Rockwood, Patrick McMichael, Dan Cobleigh, Abijah Kingsbury, Aaron Farr, Ebenezer Gail, Peter Wheeler, Sylvanus Battey, Moses Ellis, Ebenezer Faver, Ephraim Hubbard, Abijah Stearns, Amos Davis, Matthew Gray, John White, William Hildreth, Nathan Metcalf, James Reed, John Bishop, John Ellis, Jonathan Cobleigh, Oliver Hubbard, Nathan Thomas, Michael Metcalf, Abel Emmons, Charles Johnson, William Robertson, Benjamin Smith, Edward Hildreth, Samuel Fletcher, James Davis, Abraham Farr, and Enoch Streeter.(One hundred and thirty-nine persons signed the declaration and thirteen refused to sign). The declaration was known as the"Association Test," and according to the returns that were made, was signed by eight thousand one hundred and ninety-nine persons in the colony of New Hampshire, while only seven hundred and seventy-three persons refused to sign."

From Vanessa Herring:
Mr. Farr,

I've been doing an analysis of the land records for the 4 Jonathan Farrs of Chesterfield, to see if I can approximate the death year of Jonathan 1st. Here's what I've found:

First, we know that Jonathan Farr first was alive at the 1790 census, as were 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Jonathan 1st moved from Lot 5 11th Range, likely to be close to his sons in his old age. He purchased from Samuel Davis part of Lots 13 and 14 in the 14th Range on 5 Apr 1781. (He sold his Lot 5 11th Range land to Jonas Davis in 1785.)

Jonathan 2nd died about 25 Feb 1791.

Jonathan 3rd moved to Dummerston VT a little after his purchase of land there on 8 Mar 1791.

In administering Jonathan 2nd's estate in 1792, Jonathan 4th calls himself Jonathan 3rd, now 2nd in court papers. (The judge seems to ignore this, and always calls him Jonathan 3rd.)  This would seem to indicate that the original Jonathan 3rd is no longer counted, since he has removed to Dummerston VT.

Likewise, Jonathan 4th does not take into account Jonathan 3rd, who is still living, but located in Dummerston VT by 1792. Selling estate land on 5 Dec 1793, he calls himself "Jonathan Farr 2nd, administrator of Jonathan Farr 2nd".

This would seem to indicate that Jonathan 1st is still living in 1793.

Jonathan 4th last called himself Jonathan 2nd in a deed on 8 Jan 1794. He first calls himself only Jonathan on a deed of 24 Apr 1794. It would appear that Jonathan 1st probably died during this time period.

By 1802, Jonathan 4th calls himself Esqr in his land transactions, and after his death in 1807 is referred to as Major Jonathan Farr by the administrator of his estate, John Kneeland.

Land transactions by John Kneeland reveal that Jonathan 4th's wife's name was Mary.

Mary WELLS [scrapbook] was born 1 on 26 Feb 1734/1735 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died before 1757. Mary married 2, 3, 4 Jonathan FARR 2nd on 5 Jun 1751 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i William FARR was born on 5 Mar 1752. He died on 18 Oct 1814.
  M ii Major Jonathan FARR 4th was christened on 14 Apr 1754. He died in BET 8 SEP 1807 AND 7 OCT 1807.

Jonathan FARR 2nd [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 4 Feb 1724/1725 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4, 5 about 25 Feb 1791 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Jonathan married Rebecca "Robena" about 1778 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

He was counted in a census 7 in 1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. His will was probated 8, 9 in 1792 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
WELLS, Mary
WINSLOW, Marey

Jonathan Farr was styled the second in 1776. There were four adult Jonathan Farr's in the area at the time so they styled them 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th to avoid confusion on the tax records etc. and it had nothing to do with generation.

I found the original Estate files of Jonathan Farr 2nd on Ancestry.com dated 1972. His estate was administered by Jonathan Farr 3rd who would be his first cousin once removed. Jonathan Farr 3rd was noted on several pages of the estate files as "Jonathan Farr 3d now 2d". This proves that the numbers had nothing to do with generation. On the eighth page of the papers it mentions "Cash paid the deceaseds widow for the support and maintenance of one child under 7 years old from Feby 25th 1791 to March 20th 1793". This would lead one to believe that Jonathan Farr 2nd died abt Feb. 25, 1791. The child under 7 would be Charlotte Farr daughter of Rebecca/Robena the third wife of Jonathan Farr 2nd.

Jonathan sold his homestead Apr 27th, 1768 to Isaac Thomas. It was bounded on the East by the Ware River South by the land of Thomas Farr and west by the highway.

Marriage from the "Chesterfield, N.H. History" it only mentions of his wives that "there were 3 of them". Married Mary Wells 5 Jun 1751 (from Vital Records of Hardwick  974.43/H3, v2b) and had William and Jonathan in Hardwick.  Jonathan's Great Grandson, Marshall H. Farr, went to Hamilton, Ontario and built railroads. Marshall's son, Herbert Marshall Farr, went from Hamilton to Hespeler, Ontario to start a factory making alpacca. Later he moved the factory to Holyoke, MA., he employed over 1,000 people. He married Annie Hespeler, daughter of Jacob Hespeler of Hespeler, Ontario. (from "The Farr Genealogy" by Rev. Charlese N. Sinnett)

Book Area US/CAN 973 C4 of Supp. 1 "The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America" Jonathan Farr: he signed the association test.

FHL film #0563308 "Stow, Massachusetts, 1683-1933" p.70:
FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

DURING the French and Indian War, from 1755 to 1763, the town furnished soldiers for the army at Fort William Henry, Crown Point, Canada and Nova Scotia. Sometimes when the soldiers were leaving for the seat of war, services were held by the resident minister. Thus, on the 23rd of June 1755, Rev. Mr. Gardner preached at the desire of Capt. William Pierce, being the day he began his march with his company for Albany, in the expedition against Crown Point. Samuel Preston was a captain in the army in 1756. In Capt. Pierce's company, Michael Law was sergeant, John Law was corporal, Jonathan Farr was drummer, Nathan Whitney; Solomon Taylor, Josiah Wetherbee Jonathan Pierce of Stow, were privates. Ephraim Powers was sergeant in Capt. Preston's company, and Ezekiel Davis in another company. May 22, 1758, Ensign Jabez Brown and others of Stow, whose names are not known, started to join the army destined for Canada. In April, 1760; others started for Crown Point.

The following Stow soldiers went to Canada in 1760: Joshua Brown, Jonathan Far, Phineas Fuller, Amos Gates, Simon Gates; Abra Gates, Paul Graves, and Solomon Savcas, a servant of Mary Hapgood. None of the men were killed in the army during the war, but the following died while in service from diseases contracted in camp: January 4, 1756, Capt. Ephraim Brown, a few after his return from the army; July 23, 1758, Ebenezer Gates died at Lake George May 24; 1760, Abel Ray died at Shrewsbury, on his march to the army; November 1760, Isaac Taylor died at Crown Point; November 28, 1761, Stephen Houghton while returning from Crown Point. Robert Lawrence held a garrison a short time; was promoted Captain; was mortally wounded in an attack on the fort in 1690, by the French and Indians. Captain Thomas Lawrence, commander of a company, enlisted in the French War in 1758, from Pepperell and vicinity.

Jonathan Farr was a Revolutionary War Soldier also from New Hampshire. In Vol. XV of New Hampshire Rev. Rolls, reference is made to the service of Private Jonathan Farr who served under Capt. Kimball Carllon and Col. Moses Nichols, enlisted or marched from Chesterfield, N. H. in July 1777.

The following shows all four adult Jonathan Farr's in Chesterfield  at the same time: "On April 12, 1776, the Committee of Safety of the State of NH, required that all males above 21 years of age to sign a DECLARATION, which read as follows: "We, the Subscribers, do hereby Solemnly 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 Selectmen of Chesterfield in 1776, namely Ephraim Baldwin, Michael Cresey and Samuel Hildreth went about obtaining signatures. On June 12, 1776 the selectmen made their return, "In obedience to the within Declaration that we Rec'd from your Honors, we proceeded According to your Directions and the persons Names underwriten are those that Refuse to sign the Declaration on your paper: Capt. Jona. Hildreth. Eseek Earl. Lieut. Ephraim Whitney. Ebenezer Harvey. Ephraim Whitney. Joseph Prentice. Elisha Walton. Sam'l Davis Converse. Eleazer Pomeroy. Silas Bennett. Ebenezer Cooper Sal. Keing [Sam'l King]. Ebenezer Fletcher Jr.----------------------- this was signed by the Selectmen of Chesterfield, Eph. Baldwin, Moses Smith Jr., Michael Cresey, Ephraim Hubbard and Samuel Hildreth. NAMES OF THOSE WHO SIGNED THE DECLARATION: Abraham Wood, John Pratt, Simon Davis, Nathaniel Bingham, Isaac Davis, Abel Ray, John Snow, Samuel Farr, Oliver Cobleigh, Nehemiah Merrill, Jonathan Farwell, Samuel Farr Jr., Oliver Farwell, John Haskell, Silas Thompson, Ezekiel Powers, William Farwell, Silas Wood,Jonathan Davis, Obadiah Merrill, Warren Snow, William Henry, Ebenezer Streeter, Daniel Farr, William Thomas, Amasa Colburn, Daniel Baldwin, Thomas Harris, William Simonds, Douglas Robbins, Amos Smith, Ullainell Merrill, Josh Smith [prob. Jos. Smith], Sherebiah Fay, Zur Evans, Jonathan Farr (4th), William Farr Jr.,Jonathan Farr (3d), Ithamar Chamberlain, Thomas Farr, Caleb Johnson, Benjamin Judson, Amos Streeter, Moses Smith, Abner Johnson, Josiah Streeter, Kimball Carlton, Michael Woodcock, Theodore Bingham, Jonathan Cobleigh, John Pierce, Jonas Stearns, Benjamin Colburn, Samuel Fairbanks, Ephraim Farr, Jonathan Farr (2d), Isaac Farr, Josiah Lamb, Thomas Darby, Samuel Walker, Joseph Metcalf, Archibald Robertson, Martin Warner, Andrew Colburn, David Stooder Jr.[David Stoddard Jr.] Lawrence Walton, Phineas Brown, Samuel Peacock, John Sanderson, John Peacock, William Fisher, Ephraim Baldwin ,Jonathan Hildreth Jr., Michael Cressey, James Wheeler Jr., Samuel Hildreth, Josiah Hastings, Moses Smith Jr., Andrew Hastings, William Aires, Noah Emmons, David Stone, Jonathan Cressey, John Grandy, Ephraim Wheeler, John Grandy Jr., John Cobleigh, Increase Lamb, Joseph Higgins, Abner Albee, James McElroy, Ebenezer Taft, Joseph Wheeler, John Richardson, James Wheeler, David Kinnison, Zenas Fairbanks, Joel Whitney, Nathan Bishop, David Farr, Isaac Hildreth, James Mansfield, Israel Johnson, Amos Hubbard, James Robertson, Jonathan Farr (1st), Elisha Rockwood, Patrick McMichael, Dan Cobleigh, Abijah Kingsbury, Aaron Farr, Ebenezer Gail, Peter Wheeler, Sylvanus Battey, Moses Ellis, Ebenezer Faver, Ephraim Hubbard, Abijah Stearns, Amos Davis, Matthew Gray, John White, William Hildreth, Nathan Metcalf, James Reed, John Bishop, John Ellis, Jonathan Cobleigh, Oliver Hubbard, Nathan Thomas, Michael Metcalf, Abel Emmons, Charles Johnson, William Robertson, Benjamin Smith, Edward Hildreth, Samuel Fletcher, James Davis, Abraham Farr, and Enoch Streeter.(One hundred and thirty-nine persons signed the declaration and thirteen refused to sign). The declaration was known as the"Association Test," and according to the returns that were made, was signed by eight thousand one hundred and ninety-nine persons in the colony of New Hampshire, while only seven hundred and seventy-three persons refused to sign."

From Vanessa Herring:
Mr. Farr,

I've been doing an analysis of the land records for the 4 Jonathan Farrs of Chesterfield, to see if I can approximate the death year of Jonathan 1st. Here's what I've found:

First, we know that Jonathan Farr first was alive at the 1790 census, as were 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Jonathan 1st moved from Lot 5 11th Range, likely to be close to his sons in his old age. He purchased from Samuel Davis part of Lots 13 and 14 in the 14th Range on 5 Apr 1781. (He sold his Lot 5 11th Range land to Jonas Davis in 1785.)

Jonathan 2nd died about 25 Feb 1791.

Jonathan 3rd moved to Dummerston VT a little after his purchase of land there on 8 Mar 1791.

In administering Jonathan 2nd's estate in 1792, Jonathan 4th calls himself Jonathan 3rd, now 2nd in court papers. (The judge seems to ignore this, and always calls him Jonathan 3rd.)  This would seem to indicate that the original Jonathan 3rd is no longer counted, since he has removed to Dummerston VT.

Likewise, Jonathan 4th does not take into account Jonathan 3rd, who is still living, but located in Dummerston VT by 1792. Selling estate land on 5 Dec 1793, he calls himself "Jonathan Farr 2nd, administrator of Jonathan Farr 2nd".

This would seem to indicate that Jonathan 1st is still living in 1793.

Jonathan 4th last called himself Jonathan 2nd in a deed on 8 Jan 1794. He first calls himself only Jonathan on a deed of 24 Apr 1794. It would appear that Jonathan 1st probably died during this time period.

By 1802, Jonathan 4th calls himself Esqr in his land transactions, and after his death in 1807 is referred to as Major Jonathan Farr by the administrator of his estate, John Kneeland.

Land transactions by John Kneeland reveal that Jonathan 4th's wife's name was Mary.

Rebecca "Robena" 1 was born about 1750 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Robena married Jonathan FARR 2nd about 1778 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Mention of Jonathan's third wife is found in "The Farr Genealogy" by the Rev. Charles N. Sinnett. Sinnett says that the name of the wife could not be found, however the names of the children were found. The Vital Statistics at the State House in Concord N.H. state that the parents of Sabra, Susy and Charlotte are Jonathan Farr 2nd & Robena.

They had the following children.

  F i
Susy FARR was born 1, 2 on 21 Jul 1779 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  F ii Sabrina "Sabra" FARR was born on 1 Feb 1782. She died on 18 Jan 1868.
  F iii Charlotte FARR was born on 7 Feb 1789.

Amos DAVIS Jr. was born 1 on 20 Nov 1758 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Amos married 2 Mary FARR "Molly" on 2 May 1784 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Mary "Molly" FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 18 Oct 1760 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Molly married 3 Amos DAVIS Jr. on 2 May 1784 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.


William ALDOUS [Parents] was born about 1522 in of Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 4 Dec 1583 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. William married Margaret NOYES on 10 Jul 1567 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

From records in the posession of Tim Farr.

William Aldous and Margaret Noyes were married 10 July 1567 at the parish church in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England.  They subsequently resided in Fressing-field, where they had various properties, some or all of which had been left to William by his father, Robert Aldous, who had died in 1560.  Included in William's inheritance was the family dwelling, with adjoining lands, called Bourneys; a por-tion of the home was reserved for his mother to use during her life.  After the father died, and before William was wed, he and his two other unmarried brothers had shared a section of the house designated by their father.  William also re-ceived a close, or enclosed field, called Bardenes; and the major portion of a farm, which had had buildings upon it, called Cotwyns.  Specific items he inherit-ed were his father's horse mill, with the stones and other appurtenances to it, four milk cows, and a bay mare.
William's mother lived until 1576, and during that time William undoubtedly kept the faith his father had in him in providing her with various items.  After she died William and Yorgaret were able to add to their use the part of the house that had been hers.  By that time they had become parents to four daughters. Three years later they were blessed with a son, which they named Stephen. When the lad was not yet five years old his father passed away.  William left no will, but evidently his property passed to his son, for Stephen later transmitted it by will to his own son.  William died in December of 1583.
In 1596 William's brother John prepared his will, and in it named William's son-in-law William Brame. It seems certain that Margaret is the "Margarett Aldous widow" who was buried at Fressingfield 5 June 1605.

Margaret NOYES. Margaret married William ALDOUS on 10 Jul 1567 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Frances ALDOUS was christened on 19 Jun 1568 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii Anne ALDOUS was christened on 4 Feb 1569/1570.
  F iii Johane ALDOUS was christened on 28 Feb 1571/1572.
  F iv
Elizabeth ALDOUS was christened on 14 Mar 1573/1574 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M v Stephen ALDOUS was christened on 8 Mar 1578/1579. He was buried on 2 Jan 1627/1628.

Moses FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 18 May 1762 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 on 14 Jul 1829 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Moses married 5 Sabrina HASTINGS "Sabria" on 22 Mar 1785 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Moses was counted in a census 6 in 1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was counted in a census 7 in 1800 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Moses and his father Jonathan signed the 'Amos Colburn Petition' for a land grant in Vermont for having served in the war. The pettion was filed June 21, 1781. There is no record of legislative action thereon.

Sabrina "Sabria" HASTINGS [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 30 Jan 1767 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 3 on 7 Jul 1857 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Sabria married 4 Moses FARR on 22 Mar 1785 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Achsah FARR was born on 2 Jul 1785. She died on 21 Nov 1834.
  M ii Ora FARR was born on 25 Jul 1786. He died on 30 Jun 1828.
  F iii Mary FARR was born on 20 Feb 1788.
  F iv Roxanna FARR was born on 21 Aug 1789. She died on 4 Jul 1825.
  M v Dr. Jason FARR was born in 1794. He died on 11 Oct 1825.
  F vi Sally FARR was born in 1796. She died on 13 May 1828.
  F vii Polly FARR was born in 1799. She died on 8 May 1840.
  F viii
Sabrina FARR 1 was born 2 in 1809 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 3 on 10 Dec 1829.

Jotham BRIGHAM was born on 17 Nov 1760 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 4 Oct 1848. Jotham married 1 Mercy FARR on 15 Nov 1787 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Mercy FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 23 Oct 1764 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened 1, 2 on 1 Jan 1764/1765 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 on 16 Dec 1839 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Mercy married 4 Jotham BRIGHAM on 15 Nov 1787 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Baptism date found in "The Farr Genealogy" and in Chesterfield N.H. History. Also listed in marriage record as "Marcy".


Prince FREEMAN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 13 May 1713 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. He died on 25 Jun 1781 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Prince married 2 Ruth HALL on 6 Dec 1739 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, British Colonial America.

Prince's will was probated 3 on 24 Sep 1783 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
STETSON, Elizabeth
JOHNSON, Rebackah

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"
3rd wife Rebackah Johnson daugter of William Johnson of Mansfield.

Source for marriages and children: Original Vital records of Mansfield, Tolland, CT. page 221
Sources: Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut- Biographies - 1903; Freeman Genealogy in Three Parts by Frederick Freeman; Sandwich MA Vital Records; Mansfield CT vital records

Ruth HALL was born 1, 2 on 28 Jul 1722 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, British Colonial America. She died on 19 May 1740 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, British Colonial America. Ruth married 3 Prince FREEMAN on 6 Dec 1739 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, British Colonial America.

Daughter of Thootluius Hall. Source: Original vital records of Mansfield CT.


Prince FREEMAN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 13 May 1713 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. He died on 25 Jun 1781 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Prince married 2 Elizabeth STETSON on 19 Sep 1742 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, British Colonial America.

Prince's will was probated 3 on 24 Sep 1783 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
HALL, Ruth
JOHNSON, Rebackah

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"
3rd wife Rebackah Johnson daugter of William Johnson of Mansfield.

Source for marriages and children: Original Vital records of Mansfield, Tolland, CT. page 221
Sources: Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut- Biographies - 1903; Freeman Genealogy in Three Parts by Frederick Freeman; Sandwich MA Vital Records; Mansfield CT vital records

Elizabeth STETSON was born 1 on 18 Jan 1721 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, British Colonial America. She died on 10 Mar 1744/1745 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, British Colonial America. Elizabeth married 2 Prince FREEMAN on 19 Sep 1742 in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, British Colonial America.

daughter of deacon Samuel Stetson of Mansfield CT. Source: Original vital records of Mansfield CT.

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