A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England,
Before 1692

Volume #2
Eyton - Farrell

By James Savage

Special thanks to Robert Kraft and his assistant, Benjamin Dunning for scanning this book and to Warren Wetmore for perfecting the text and providing technical help in presenting this work for researchers to enjoy.

EYTON, SAMSON, Cambridge 1650, then a stud. at coll. wh. left bef. grad. to go to Eng,. There he was made a fellow, but we read not the name of the coll nor at wh. Univ. See Hutch. 1.112. Supplement of Corrections and Additions for EARLE on pp. 91 and 2. Under JOHN of Northampton, strike out the sec. sentence. Under the first RALPH, strike out s. "Thomas," and, after William, add ds. Mary, wh. m. William Corey; Martha, wh. m. William Wood ; and Sarah, wh. m. Thomas Cornell. Add at the end, He had been rep. 1650, after strik. out--"and is ment. in Church's Ind. Wars," and the next two sentences. Under the sec. RALPH, strike out "perhaps son" and insert--eldest s. Strike out, also, the sec. sentence, and ins.--His w. was Dorcas, and [[vol. 2, p. 135]] ch. were John, William, Ralph, Joseph, and perhaps that Hannah, wh. m. 27 Aug. 1719, William Brown. He was propr. after mid. life at Dartmouth, and own. among the opposite islands, the interesting Cuttyhunk, for full value of wh. see Belknap's Amer. Biogr. II. 114.

Under sec. ROBERT, in the last line, should be add. but I see reason to believe,that at Newport the earliest kn.of that name was b. 1706, and that Farmer was wrong,. Under THOMAS (on p. 92), strike out "s." and ins.--br. Under WILLIAM, ins. at begin. of line 3, s. of the first Ralph; and after sec. word, strike out all that foll. and ins.--b. a. 1660; Thomas; and John; prob. all at Portsmouth, R. I. and by first w. Mary; was rep. 1693, 1704, and 6, and d. 15 Jan. 1717, leav. wid. Prudence, wh. d. 18 Jan. 1718.

Of course Ralph the first, and William, should have *prefix. All this informat. was rec. bef. the first vol. began to be pr. yet so careful. was it mislaid, that it was not examin. until the matter on the former pp. 91 and 2 had been three wks. pr. My dilig. correspond. Pliny E. of Leicester regrets the want of many dates of b. m. and d.

FABENS, FABIN, or FABINS, JOHN, on a jury in New Hampsh. 1656, m. perhaps, one of the ds. of Edward Gilman. Elizabeth came in the Elizabeth and Ann 1635, aged 16, but we kn. not wh. was her f. Fabyan is a name in that region, and John F., Esq. of the province d. 1757.

FABER, or FEBAR, JOSEPH, Boston 1637, a cooper, came in the Elizabeth and Ann 1635, aged 26; was fined in Mar. 1638 for sell. wine without license. His w. was a principal cause of the excommun. of Capt. John Underhill, as with great particular. set forth in Winthrop I. 326. II. 15, and in ch. rec. of 5 Mar. 1640.

FACE, ROBERT, Charlestown, carpenter, d. 22 Jan. 1657, in his will, o;. next Mar. gave all his prop. to John Fownell, the miller, with wh. he liv.

FAIRBANKS, ELIEZUR, Medfield, s. of George, by w. Martha had Mary, b. 31 Oct. 1678; was of Sherborn, where he had Martha, 22 Jan. 1680; Lydia, 8 Mar. 1682; Martha, 9 Dec. 1684; Mercy, 18 Oct. 1688; and Eliezur, 29 Dec. 1690; and d. 1741. GEORGE, Dedham, s. Jonathan, came, prob. from Yorksh. Eng. with his f. and other ch. by w. Mary, had Mary, b. 10 Nov. 1647; George, 26 May 1650; Samuel, 28 Oct. 1652; Eliezur, 8 June 1665; Jonas, 23 Feb. 1657; was at Medfield, there had Jonathan, 1 May 1662; and Margaret, 27 June, 1664; was after of Sherborn; but at Medfield, says Barry, d. 10 Jan. [[vol. 2, p. 136]] 1683, or 6 Apr. of same yr. 

GEORGE, Dedham, S. of the preced. m. 1671, Rachel Adams, and had Rachel, b. 29 Sept. 1672; Mary, 5 Mar. 1675; his w. d. 12 May 1678, and he by w. Susanna had Susanna, 24 Mar. 1680, d. soon; Susanna, again, 17 May 1682; Dorothy, 6 Nov. 83; Margaret, 5 Jan. 1685; and by third w. Sarah, had Jonas, 15 Feb. 1688, d. at 2 yrs.; Sarah, 16 Nov. 1690; George, 2 Oct. 1694; and John, 9 Oct. 1697; JOHN, Dedham, perhaps br. of Jonathan the first, brot. from Eng. it is said, only d. Mary, wh. m. 2 or 12 Apr. 1644, Michael Metcalf the sec. and no more is heard of him. JOHN, Dedham, eldest s. of Jonathan, came from Eng. no doubt, with his f. by w. Sarah had Joshua, b. 26 May 1642; John, 7 Feb. 1644; Sarah, 9 Dec. 1645; Jonathan, 10 Nov. 1648, d. prob. at 13 yrs.; Martha, and Mary, tw. 25 Dec. 1650; Joseph, 10 May 1656; Hannah, 10 Feb. 1659; and Benjamin, 17 Feb. 1662. Some wrong infer; from rec. may arise, that ano. w. Susan was mo. of the last six ch. His w. Sarah d. 26 Nov. 1683; and he d. 13 Nov. 1684. His will of 10 Nov. 1684, provides for ch. John, call. his eldest s. Joseph, his sec. and Benjamin, the youngest, d. Hannah, and gr.d. Mary Sawyer; so that we may be sure others were d. JOHN, Wrentham, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Hannah had, at Dedham, John, b. 1677; but at W. Joshua, 18 Mar. 1682; Abigail, 17 Aug. 1684; Nathaniel, 9 May 1687; Sarah, 22 Mar. 1690, d.at 6 mos.; and Deborah, 1 Aug. 1692. 

JONAS, Lancaster 1657, s. of the first Jonathan, m. 28 May 1658, Lydia, d. of John Prescott, had Mary, b. 1659; Joshua, 1661; Grace, 1663; Jonathan, 1666; Hazadiah, 1668; Jabez, 1670; and Jonas, 1673. He was k. by the Ind. 10 Feb. 1676, with his s. Joshua. The wid. m. a Barron, and in 1698, sett. est. of F. JONATHAN, Dedham, the progenit. I presume, of all this fam. name now in N. E. came with w. Grace and prob. all his six ch. bef. 1641, d. 5 Dec. 1668. His will of 1 June in that yr. pro. 26 Jan. foll. provides for or ment. w. Grace, eldest s. John; sec. George; Mary, w. of Christopher Smith; third s. Jonas; and Jonathan, the youngest; Sarah, eldest d. of s. John; s.-in-law Ralph Day, and ea. of the four ch. he had by my d. Susan, his late w. and largest portion to s. John. He WAS prob. from the W. riding of Yorksh. as the will of his uncle George calls him of Sowerby in that part of Eng. JONATHAN, Dedham, s. of the preced. m. Deborah, d. of Edward Shepard of Cambridge, had Deborah, b. 3 June 1654; Grace, 17 Dec.1656; Sarah, 12 Dec. 1638; Edward, 10 Jan. 1661; David, 28 Jan. 1663; Samuel, 2 June 1665; Mary, 24 July 1667; and Jeremiah; was freem. 1690. His wid. d. 7 Sept. 1705. 

JONATHAN, Sherborn, s. of the first George, a physician, by w. Sarah, wh. d. 9 July 1713, had George, b. 14 Apr. 1685; Jonathan, 21 Mar. 1689; Comfort, 30 Oct. 1690; Joseph, 25 Apr. 1692; Samuel, 27 Feb. [[vol. 2, p. 137]] 1693; and Jonas, 9 June 1697. By a sec. w. Anne he had Benjamin, b. 1715; and d. 1719. JONATHAN, Lancaster, s. of Jonas, m. 24 Aug. 1688, Mary Howard of Concord, had Hannah, and Mary, wh. were saved, when he was k. with two other ch. by the Ind. 1697. His w. was car. to Canada, but came home soon. The age of Hannah was 9 yrs. of Mary, 3, when the est. was sett. by his br. Jabez in May 1698. JOSEPH, Dedham, s. of first John, freem. 1678, or 1684. 

RICHARD, Boston 1633, prob. with Elizabeth his w. came with Cotton in the Griffin, at least his union with the ch. here was on the same day with Elder Leverett and w. Gov. Brenton and Edward Hutchinson, in the month after the great teacher arr. freem. 14 May 1634 ar. co. 1654, had Constance, bapt. 10 Jan. 1636; and Zaccheus, 8 Dec. 1639, d. young. He was a man of some distinct. disarm. Nov. 1637 for heret. perversity in the cause of Wheelwright, but within two yrs. after made by the same governm. the first receiver of all letters from abroad for the whole Col. Constance m. 30 Mar. 1653, Samuel Mattock.

FAIRCHILD, *THOMAS, Stratford, one of the first sett. 1646, rep. 1659, 60, and oft. after; had by w. whose name I see not, but she was d. of Robert Seabrook of S. Samuel, b. 1640; Sarah, 19 Feb. 1642; John, 1644; Thomas, 1646; Dinah, 1648; Zechariah, 1651; and Emma, 1653; of these the sec. and third are not nam. in his will of 7 Dec. 1670, just bef. his d. and perhaps they were d. He had gone home, got sec. w. Catharine Cragg, a wid. of London (the contract of m. 22 Dec. 1662, in wh. he was bound to secure to her est. at S. for life or pay £200, being here rec.), and had by her three ch. The s. Samuel and Thomas were proprs. two yrs. bef. Emma m. 20 Apr. 1676, Hackaliah Preston and d.Feb.1733.

FAIRFIELD, DANIEL, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Mary, bur. July 1639; Elizabeth 30 Oct. 1640, wh. m. 22 Oct. 1657, Joseph Sowther; and Mary, again, 7 July 1643, wh. m. 20 Aug. 1660, John Parker; was freem. 1683, unless ano. Daniel of Boston were the man. DANIEL, Salem 1639, called a half Dutchman, the unhappy subject of severe punishm. relat. by Winthrop II. 46. He had liberty in 1656 to go with w. and ch. to Eng. and prob. wish. not to return. DANIEL, Weymouth, by w. Sarah had James, b. 18 Mar. 1666; a ch. 24 Aug. 1667; and Sarah, 25 Aug. 1670. He was, prob. f. of Daniel, b. at Braintree, 18 Sept. 1662, whose diligence in keep. a Diary from 1689 to 1711, presented to the Hist. Soc. by Rev. Dr. Harris, its librarian, was much praised by e local historian. But it is kn. now, that the writer of the Diary was John Marshall, whose mo. Ruth m. the f. of the Diary-keeper. 

JOHN, Charlestown 1638, Salem 1639, freem. 14 May 1640, had John,bapt. 27 June 1641; and d. a. 1647, leav. wid. Elizabeth (wh. m. Peter Palfrey), and [[vol. 2, p. 138]] ch. Benjamin, John, and Walter, both the former and latter, perhaps, b. in Eng. JOHN, Ipswich, s. perhaps of the preced. d. Nov. 1672, leav. wid. Sarah, ch. John, Triphena, and Elizabeth Next yr. the wid. m. Daniel Kilham. JOHN, Newport, freem. there 1655, was of Westerly 1669. Prob. he had no ch. and in 1689 gave all his prop. to Mary Babcock, wid. of John to obt. mainten. of hims. and w. for life. 

*WALTER, Reading, prob. s. of John of Salem, had Samuel, b. 13 Aug. 1638, d. young; Samuel, again, 14 Apr. 1660, d. young; William, 14 Oct. 1662; and perhaps more; was after of Wenham, rep. 1689. *WILLIAM, Wenham, s. of the preced. b. a. 1662 or 3, freem. 1690, was rep. 27 yrs. speaker 1641, d. next yr. aet. 80. His eldest s. William of Boston d. 1770, leav. six s. of Wh. says Folsom, 268, Rev. John of Saco, H. C. 1757, was one.

FAIRMAN, JOHN, Enfield, one of the first sett. had James, b. 1683, perhaps others bef. and d. 1684. He wrote his name Ferman, and may have been s. or gr.s. of John Firmin of Watertown.

FAIRWEATHER, or FAYERWEATHER, *JOHN, Boston, s. of Thomas, m. 15 Nov. 1660, Sarah, d. of Robert Turner, had Thomas, Penelope, and John, all bapt. 12 June 1670; and a ch. 28 Apr. 1672; was a constable and freem. 1673, a capt. rep. 1684, made command. of the Castle at the Revo. Apr. 1689; m. at Swanzey, perhaps sec. w. Elizabeth Dicksey, in 1674; d. 13 Apr. 1712. THOMAS, Boston, came early, perhaps in the fleet with Winthrop for his name stands in the ch. list No. 101, bef. dates are found, freem. 14 May 1634, by w. Mary had John, bapt. 21 Sept. 1634; and Mary, b. Nov. 1636, bapt. 5 Mar. 1637, d. Nov. 1638. His s. Thomas d. Aug. 1638; and he d. late in 1638. His inv. was brot. in by Elder Colbron and John Odlin 8 Jan. foll.

FALCONER, DAVID, Boston, had Thomas, b. 1656. Snow, 61.

FALDOE, BARTHOLOMEW, a youth of 16, emb. in the Planter 1635, to come from London, but no more is seen of him.

FALES, spelled VALES, sometimes in col. rec. JAMES, Medfield, was freem. 1673. JAMES, Dedham, perhaps s. of the preced. was freem. 1684. JOHN, Wrentham, m. 20 June 1684, Abigail Hawes, had John, b. 22 Apr. 1685, d. young; John, again, 19 Apr. 1689; and Joseph, 8 Sept. 1691. Seven of this name had been gr. at H. C. in 1825.

FALL, JOHN, Swanzey, k. prob. by the Ind. was bur. 24 June 1675. FALLAND, *THOMAS, Yarmouth, freem. 7 Sept. 1641, rep. 1644 and 57. Baylies, II. 3, 30.

FALLOWAY, or FALLOWELL, GABRIEL, Plymouth, came early, was adm. freem. 1 Sept. 1640, but we only kn. of him that he d. 28 Dec. 1667, aged 83. His will of 14 Oct. preced. names w. Catharine, his gr.s. br. Robert Finney, and no other exc. Sarah, d. of John Wood. JOHN, Plymouth, m. 13 Feb. 1668, Sarah, d. of John Wood, was gr.s. of the preced. but it is less easily kn. wh. was his f. or what became of [[vol. 2, p. 139]] his gr.mo. or whether he had ch. He was drown. as an inq. held 20 Oct. 1675, shows; and admin. was gr. to his wid. Sarah, with Samuel Dunham. WILLIAM, Plymouth, perhaps s. of Gabriel, and possib. f. of the preced. m. 16 May 1640, Martha. Beal, wh. as his wid. m. 29 June 1649, Samuel Dunham. The name is easily confused, from likeness of double f. to cap. H with Holloway or Halloway.

FANE, HENRY, Boston 1648, turner, had w. Elizabeth

FANEUIL, ANDREW, Boston, a Huguenot merch. from Amsterdam, to wh. city he fled from his native Rochelle, rec. as inhab. of the Col. 1 Feb. 1692, as is told in note to Drake's valua. Hist. of Boston, 536, in comp. with his brs. Benjamin and John. But some uncertainty exists, whether either of his brs. were ever resid. in N. E. Of John, certainly, the doubt is strong, for Sargent, in his delightful "Dealings with the Dead," 506, asserts that he held fast to the ancient form of religion, "and liv. and died, a Roman Catholic." In the will of Andrew, giv. him £100, he is call. of Rochelle. xxxiii. 205. Whether he had come over, and went home in disgust at the Puritans of N. E. be more prob. than ano. hypothesis, that his brs. kn. there could be no harm in obtain. license for his adm. and, at least, their desire would be as reputable to them tho. their br. took not benefit of it, is beyond means of solution. Benjamin m. indeed, at Kingstown, 28 July 1699, Ann Bureau, and he signed a certific. at Boston near three yrs. bef. in favor of Gabriel Bernon's attempt. settlem. at Oxford, in Co. Worcester, as in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. II. 60, is print. so that he may well seem to have encourag,. that French planta if not even to have liv. there some time; yet with many other of his countrymen he had made New Rochelle, in the jurisdict. of New York, only 20 ms. from the city, his proper home, and there were b. all his eleven ch. There, too, he d. 1718, as had sev. of his inf. ch. But his eldest s. Peter, b. 20 June 1700), and Benjamin, 29 Dec. 1701, bec. merch. of distinct. at Boston. Andrew brot. w. from Holland, but no issue is ment. and his W. d. 16 July 1724. He had adopt. Benjamin, his neph. and of course the public expecta. was, that his uncle would bestow no small part of his prop. the largest in N. E. upon this favorite relat. yet bef. 12 Sept. 1734, when he made his will, he had driv. that neph. from his house, and in that instru. bequeath. him "five shillings and no more." In that doc. with codic. of 23 Jan. 1738, abundant est. was convey. He d. 13 Feb. foll. Between £7,000 and £9,000 he gave to other relat. and friends, but the greater part of his wealth to his neph. Peter, at whose d. after few yrs. all went to the disinherit. Benjamin to be enjoy. seven times as long as the orig. devisee could. 

BENJAMIN, Boston, merch. s. of Benjamin of the Province of New York, Mary Cutler, had Benjamin, Mary, and Peter, was happily disinherit. by his uncle Andrew, and gained longer life and good est. rem. to Cambridge [[vol. 2, p. 140]] and built beautif. mansion in that part now Brighton, d. Oct. 1785 PETER, Boston, eldest br. of the preced. the richest man in the Prov. in conseq. of the will of his uncle Andrew, was never m. celebr. for his munific. in giv. to the town the market ho. kn. by his name, built Sept. 1742, and he d. 3 Mar. foll. Every thing about the donor, his br. his f. and his uncle is told in the very pleasant essays call. "Dealings with the Dead," 495 to 568.

FANNING, ANDREW, Stonington, perhaps, but only kn. to us as emb. 6 Feb. 1679, in the Diligence, to come to N. E. as serv. of Daniel Stanton. EDMUND, New London 1652, is by tradit.said to have escaped from the Irish Massacre, 1641, but it has not told any thing of the eleven yrs. interval; rem. to Stonington bef. 1670, and sometime after, came back to N. L. liv. on Groton side, d. 1683, leav. s. Edmund, John, Thomas, and William, beside d. Mary, wh. m. 24 Sept. 1683, Benjamin Hewett. Perhaps he was anc. of Edmund, Y. C. 1759, LL. D. wh. d. at London 1818. Descend. have cont. on the ancestral shore, but one has explored unkn. tracts of the immense Pacific, where Fanning's island points out his path. THOMAS, Watertown, m. 17 May 1655, Elizabeth d. of Robert Daniel, had Elizabeth b. 5 Apr. 1656; Mary, 12 Nov. 1657, d. in few weeks; Mary, again, 28 Oct. 1662, m. 10 June 1680, Benoni Larned; and Sarah, 18 July 1665. He d. Aug. 1685, and his wid. liv. to 27 Jan. 1722 in 92d yr. She was b. in Eng. WILLIAM, Newbury, m. 24 Mar. 1668, Elizabeth Allen, had Joseph, b. 1 Jan. 1669; Benjamin, 2 Apr. 1671; William, 10 Nov. 1673; James, 24 July 1676; and Elizabeth 6 Mar. 1681.

FAREWELL, GEORGE, Salem, had practised law sev. yrs. was made clk. of that Court instit. by Sir Edmund Andros 1687, at Ipswich, for; trial of friends of freedom. Felt. Of course, he was imprison. at the Revo. in Apr. 1689.

FARGO, MOSES, New London 1680, a smith, by w. Sarah had Moses, b. 1691, and eight others, whose names are not seen.

FARLEY, CALEB, Billerica, s. prob. of George, freem. 1690, had Ebenezer, b. 3 Apr. 1674; George, 30 July 1677; both at Woburn; Caleb, and sev. other ch. rem. perhaps with part of his fam. to Roxbury, there d. 16 Mar. 1712; and Lydia, his wid. d. 19 Nov. 1715. Perhaps this caused Farmer to say that George, his f. was at R. bef. going to Woburn; but I find no ment. of this name at R. bef. the eighteenth cent. Caleb, a descend. of George, b. at Billerica, d. 5 Apr. 1833, aged 102, at Hollis, and the fam. is much diffused in that and neighb. parts of N. H. 

GEORGE, Woburn, m. 9 Apr. 1641, Christian Births; wh. prob. d. soon after; petnr. with many others in 1655 for relig. liberty, as in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 45, spelt Farlo; rem. to Billerica bef. 1655, had m. 9 Feb. 1643, and by w. Beatrice had James, b. 23 Nov. 1643, d. next Feb.; Caleb, 1 [[vol. 2, p. 141]] Apr. 1645; Mary, 27 Feb. 1647; Timothy; and perhaps more ch. at W.; at Billerica, by w. Christian, had Samuel, b. last week of Mar. 1655; and Mehitable, last week of May 1656; d. at B. 27 Dec. 1693. Farmer says he was early mem. of the Bapt. ch. at Boston, where the spelling is Farlow. Timothy was k. with seven others by the Ind. at Brookfield 2 Aug. 1675. MESHACK, or MESHECH, Ipswich, s. of Michael, m. 6 Aug. 1684, Sarah, d. of Thomas Barnham, wid. of .....Clark, had Meshack, b. 10 June 1685; Michael, 2 Aug. 1686; and Jane, d. young; d. bef. his f. leav. wid. Sarah, and s. Meshack, and Michael. Admin. was gr. 23 Dec. 1696, and the two s. acknowledged rec. 14 Mar. 1712, from their uncle Michael, of their portions of f.'s est. and the elder of these two s. d. 6 Mar. 1716. MICHAEL, Ipswich, sent over, says Farmer, 1675, from Eng. by Richard Saltonstall to have care of his fulling mill, had Meshack, bef. ment. and Michael. 

MICHAEL, Ipswich, s. perhaps, of Meshack, but more prob. of the preced. m. 1708, Mary, wid. of Benjamin Woodbury of Beverly, had issue, it is thought; and perhaps Gen. Michael, wh. d. 20 June 1789, Shf. of Essex, was a descend. Seven of this name had been gr. at Harv. 1834, and three at other N. E. coll.

FARMAN, RALPH, came from London, a barber-surgeon 1635, aged 32, in the James, with w. Alice, 28; ch. Mary, 7; Thomas, 4; and Ralph, 2; but I find nothing of his resid. or d. and think it not improb. that he was one of the first sett. of Andover, and his name was Farnum or Farnham. But THOMAS Farman was of Milford 1658, and may not have been s. of the preced.

FARMER, EDWARD, Billerica, s. of John of Ansley, or Anceley, near Atherstone in Warwicksh. came in 1671 or 2 with his mo. Isabella, a wid. wh. m. Elder Thomas Wiswall of Newton, outliv. him, and d. 21 May 1686 at the ho. of her s. He brot. perhaps, sis. Isabella and br. Thomas, certainly w. Mary, d. Sarah, b. a. 1669; and prob. John, 19 Aug. 1671; had here Edward, 24 Mar. 1674; Mary, 3 Nov. 1675; Barbara, at Woburn, 26 Jan. 1678, d. at 4 yrs. in B.; Elizabeth 17 May 1680; Thomas, 8 June 1683; and Oliver, 2 Feb. 1686; was a useful townsman. His w. d. 26 Mar. 1719, aged a. 76, and he d. 27 May 1727, a. 87. His paternal acres through desc. of his youngest s. to wh. f. gave them is still the inherit. of 6th generat. Sarah m. Nov. 1692, Thomas Pollard; Mary m. John Dean; and Elizabeth m. 29 May 1707, William Green. 

EDWARD, Billerica, s. of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Thomas Richardson, had Mary; Andrew, b. 27 Mar. 1709; and Elizabeth His w. d. 15 May 1746; and he d. 17 Dec. 1752. JOHN, Boston, a soldier in Moseley's comp. k. in the gr. fight of Philip's war; 19 Dec. 1675. JOHN, Concord, of wh. I read only, that his d. Isabel was w. of [[vol. 2, p. 142]] David Wyman, m. 27 Apr. 1675; and after his d. m. 19 Nov. 1679, James Blood; and was of Charlestown 1677. JOHN, Billerica, s. of first Edward, b. prob. in Eng. d. 9 Dec. 1736, aged 65, by w. Abigail, wh. d. 20 Mar. 1754, had Dorothy, Barbara, John, Daniel, Richard, Edward, Jacob, and William; but the order of b. is uncert. OLIVER, Billerica, youngest br. of the preced. m. Abigail, d. of Ebenezer Johnson, gr.d. of Hon. William, and gr. gr.d. of Capt. Edward, auth. of Wonderwork. Provid. of Zion's Saviour in N. E. had Abigail, b. 22 Dec. 1717 d. in 3 wks.; Abigail, again, 14 Jan. 1719; Mary, 26 Aug. 1721; Sarah, 14 Dec. 1723; Betty, and Rebecca, tw. 31 May 1726; Oliver, 31 July 1728 (wh. liv. at the ancestral farm, had ch. by two ws. of wh. the first, Rachel, d. of John Shed of Pepperell, m. 5 Apr. 1757, was mo. of John, b. 1 Dec. 1762, wh. was f. by Lydia, d. of Josiah Richardson of Chelmsford, wh. he m. 24 Jan. 1788, of John, the disting. antiquary, b. 12 June 1789, so that the Memoir of him, with wh. the Geneal. Reg. 1. begins, ominously lost one generat. in its first paragr.); Isabella, 2 Mar. 1731; Edward, 21 Feb. 1734; and John, 7 Dec. 1737. He d. 23 Feb. 1761; and his wid. m. Capt. James Lane of Bedford. THOMAS, Billerica 1675, prob. br. of first Edward, perhaps came with him, is not heard of after 1684, and may have gone home. THOMAS, Billerica, s. of Edward the first, m. Elizabeth Hunt as in his Fam. Register, Concord, 1813, wrote the gr. antiq. (but a modern authority, not of higher reput. for accur. in a "Genealog. Memoir," p. 27, gives the name Sarah), had Thomas; Joseph, d. soon; Joseph, again; Susanna; Josiah, or Jonas; Elizabeth; Joshua; Samuel; and Benjamin. He and his w. d. at Hollis, a. 1767, and were bur. in one gr. A large genealog. mem. of many branches of first Edward's descend. is giv. in Geneal. Reg. but it has nothing beyond the names of the ch. of the eldest s. and of those of Thomas. In the royal chart. for Virg. 1609 are found John and George Farmer, gent. Haz. I. 61-3.

FARNHAM, FARNAM, or FARNUM, EPHRAIM, Andover, s. of Ralph, m. 20 Mar. 1700, Priscilla Holt, had Ephraim, Joseph, Zebediah, Josiah, James, and perhaps others. || HENRY, Roxbury, joiner, ar. co. 1644, freem. 1645; the name in ch. rec. being Farnham, but in col. rec. made Firnam, was not long at R. perhaps went to L. I. thence to Conn. certainly was of Killingworth 1666, a deac. d. 13 Jan. 1700; left only s. Peter. JOHN, Dorchester, freem. 13 May 1640, perhaps br. of the preced. prob. one of the founders of 2d ch. at Boston June 1650; and in 1666 was imprison. for heresy, and turned into a bapt. by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth wh. m. 6 Aug. 1657, Joshua Carwithee; Jonathan, b.at D. 16 Jan. 1639; Hannah, 9 Nov. 1642; Joanna, 3 Mar. 1645; John, wh. d. 26 Aug. 1652; and Rachel, wh. m. Thomas Martyn. 

JOHN, Andover, m. 12 Nov. 1667, [[vol. 2, p. 143]] Rebecca Kent, d. of Stephen of Newbury, had John, b. 1670, d. next yr.; and David, d. 30 Nov. 1687. Perhaps he had sec. w. Mary Tyler, and by her Ann, wh. d. 20 Apr. 1696. JOHN, Boston, m. 7 Apr. 1654, prob. as sec. w. Susanna, d. of Thomas Arnold of Watertown, had John, b. 20 May 1655; and Jonathan, 13 Nov. 1659, freem. 1671, then of first ch. His d. Joanna m. 7 Jan. 1658, James English. JOHN, Andover, s. of Ralph, perhaps, but not prob. is he wh. m. 30 June 1693, Mary Tyler. JONATHAN, Boston, s. of first John, was a capt. 

JOSEPH, Boston, freem. 1674. PETER, Killingworth, m. Hannah Wilcoxson, had seven ch. d. 14 Feb. 1704, and his wid. m. Nathaniel Royce of Wallingford. RALPH, Andover, m. 26 Oct. 1658, Elizabeth d. of Nicholas Holt, had Sarah, b. 1661, wh. m. 22 Apr. 1685, Benjamin Abbot; Ralph, 1662; John, 1664; Henry, 1666, d. 7 May 1683; Hannah, 1668; beside Thomas, Ephraim, and perhaps others earlier or later; and d. 8 Jan. 1692. Tradit. makes him come from Wales, but I can hardly receive it. Who was his f. I have not learned, but imagine his name to have been Ralph, and that he was f. of Mary, wh. m. at Andover, 20 Oct. 1650, Daniel Poor; and of Sarah, wh. m. 26 Apr. 1658, George Abbot. See Farman. SAMUEL, Andover, perhaps br. of Ephraim, and s. of Thomas the first, m. 4 Jan. 1698, Hannah Holt. THOMAS, Andover, prob. br. of Ralph, and brot. with him in ch.hood by their f. m. 8 July 1660, Elizabeth Sibborns, wh. d. 26 Aug. 1683; freem. 1669, and he d. 11 Jan. 1686, aged a. 53. Thomas, their s. d. 6 Oct. 1672. THOMAS, Andover, s. of Ralph, perhaps, or of the preced. m. 14 May 1693, Hannah Hutchinson. Descend. of these Andover stocks are many, usually writing the name, as did, also, John of Dorchester, Farnham. But at the various N. E. coll. it is not easy to adjust them.

FARNSWORTH, JOSEPH, Dorchester, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, by w. Elizabeth had Mary, b. 30 Mar. 1637; Hannah, 14 Dec. 1638; Rebecca, 2 Jan. 1640; and Ruth, 3 June 1642; beside Joseph, Samuel, and perhaps others, by sec. w. wid. Mary Long; was selectman 1647, and d. 12 Jan. 1660. In his will of 2 Jan. preced. Geneal. Reg. IX. 140, provis. is made for his w. Mary and her two ch. by former h. Joseph, and Thomas Long, for his d. Elizabeth w. of John Mansfield, d. Esther, d. Mary, w. of Abraham Ripley, gr.ch. Joseph, s. of Simon Peck, by Hannah, d. of testat. dec. his eldest s. Joseph, s. Samuel, and d. Rebecca. JOSEPH, Dorchester, perhaps eldest s. of the preced. b. in Eng. freem. 1649. MATTHIAS, Lynn, Groton, an early propr. freem. 1670, selectman, by w. Mary, had Joseph, b. 17 Nov. 1657, d. at 17 yrs.; Mary, 11 Oct. 1660; at L. and at G. had Samuel, 8 Oct. 1669, and prob. others, after, or more likely bef. as Benjamin, John, Matthew, and Samuel, had fams. there in 1691; d. 1689, aged 77. His will is of Jan. in that yr. See Butler's Hist. 395, 6. Mary m. 11 Apr. 1676, Samuel Thatcher of [[vol. 2, p. 144]] Watertown. 

SAMUEL, Windsor, s. of Joseph, m. 3 June 1677, Mary, d. of Thomas Stoughton, the sec. had Mary, b. 17 May 1678, d. in few days; and his w. d. 28 Aug. 1684. Next yr. in Nov. he m. Mary, d. of John Moses, had Joseph, b. 1694. Early this name was writ. without s. Two of this fam. had been gr. at Harv. 1828, and five at other N. E. coll. Calamy, Eject. Min. II. 840, ment. Mr. F. wh. came from N. E. and d. very poor.

FARR, BARNABAS, Boston, perhaps not perman. inhab. d. 13 Dec. 1654. BENJAMIN, Lynn, s. of George, freem. 1691, m. 28 July 1680, Elizabeth d. of Francis Burrill, had Elizabeth b. 3 July 1682; Mary, 28 July 1684; and perhaps others. GEORGE, Salem, shipwright, came in the fleet with Higginson, 1629, soon bec. farmer at Lynn, freem. 6 May 1635, d. 24 Oct. 1662, leav. w. Elizabeth wh. d. Mar. 1687, and ch. John, wh. d. 29 Oct. 1672; Lazarus, d. 9 Dec. 1669; Benjamin, bef. ment.; Joseph; Mary; Martha; Elizabeth; and Sarah. Martha m. 18 Sept. 1661, William Clark of Boston; and Elizabeth m. 4 Apr. 1666, Nicholas Hutchins of Lynn. One Mary F. was m. 10 Jan. 1658, to James Mycall of Braintree, by Maj. Atherton. JAMES, Newport 1638. JOHN, Stow, perhaps gr.s. of George, m. 11 May 1703, Hannah, d. of John Applin of Watertown. JOSEPH, Lynn, s. of George, freem. 1682, m. 22 Sept. 1680, Hannah Walden, had Elizabeth b. 15 Aug. 1681; Mary, 28 Feb. 1684; and perhaps others. It has been supposed by some, that this name is the same as Farrar.

FARRABAS, DANIEL, Cambridge, Concord, and Marlborough, m. 27 Jan. 1660, Rebecca Perriman, wh. d. 1 May 1677; and he m. 22 May 1679, Dorothy Rediat. By first w. he had Daniel, b. 20 Mar. 1664; Thomas, 7 Mar. 1667; Elizabeth 16 Mar. 1669; Rebecca, at Concord, 15 Feb. 1672; and by the sec. w. had John, b. at Marlborough, 1681; Isaac, 30 Oct.1682; and Jonathan, 23 Mar.1684; and d. Oct. 1687. The name was writ. there Forbush, and his youngest s. was call. Forbes, as is shown by a careful inquirer in Geneal. Reg. VII. 135. His wid. m. 22 May 1688, Alexander Stewart.

FARRAND, NATHANIEL, Milford 1645, was prob. f. of Elizabeth wh. m. 26 Sept. 1676, Walter Smith of the same; certain. of Hannah, wh. m. 1674, Thomas Thornton of Hartford. Of this name, five, perhaps all descend. have been gr. at Yale.

FARRAR, EPHRAIM, soldier of Capt. Lothrop's Comp. call. "the flower of Essex," k. 18 Sept. 1675, by the Ind. at Bloody brook. GEORGE, Lancaster, s. of Jacob, m. 7 Sept. 1692, Mary How of Concord, whither, I suppose, he rem. and prob. sat down in that part now Lincoln, had Joseph; Daniel; George, b. 16 Feb. 1705, f. of Rev. George, H. C. 1751, wh. d. early, and of Rev. Joseph, H. C. 1767, min. of Dublin, N. H. and a chaplain in the war of the Revo.; and Samuel, [[vol. 2, p. 145]] 28 Sept. 1708, f. of Rev. Stephen, H. C. 1755, min. of New Ipswich; and of Hon. Timothy, H. C. 1767, the oldest gr. that Inst. has produc. wh. d. 21 Feb. 1849, aged 101 yrs. 7 mos. 12 days, having been b. 28 June 1747, O. S. JACOB, Lancaster, at the incorpo. 1653, k. by the Ind. 22 Aug. 1675, had, it is said, s. Jacob. JACOB, Lancaster, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. a. 1643, by w. Hannah had Jacob, b. 29 Mar. 1669; George, 16 Aug. 1670; Joseph, 16 Aug. 1672; and John. 

JOHN, Lancaster 1653, br. of the preced. perhaps was also of Woburn, had there Mary, b. 10 Apr. 1656; Jacob, 22 Oct. 1657, d. of smallpox, June 1679; Isaac, 16 Dec. 1659, d. in few days; Joanna, 9 Apr. 1661; Mercy, 1 Apr. 1663 ; Hannah, 22 Jan. 1668; and Isaac, 1 July 1671. He d. 11 July 1690, made his win 29 June 1687; and his wid. liv. long. Joanna m. 30 Nov. 1680, Robert Doyle. THOMAS, Lynn 1639, whose w. Elizabeth d. 8 Jan. 1681, had Thomas; Sarah; Hannah; Susanna, b. 26 Mar. 1659; Peleg, and Mehitable, tw. 6 Oct. 1660, d. soon; and Elizabeth wh. d. young; was freem. 1690, and d. 23 Feb. 1694. He was less than two yrs. bef. accus. of witchcraft, and some of the evid. (of wh. the most significant was, that "people used to call him old f. Pharaoh") may be read in Geneal. Reg. VI. 317. Sarah m. 20 May 1667, Meletiah Lothrop. THOMAS, Lynn, s. of the preced. m. 3 Mar. 1682, Abigail Collins, freem. 1691; was selectman 1692, d. a. 1733. His win of 5 June 1730, pro. 11 Jan. 1734, names w. Elizabeth Rebecca Bassett, and her h. William; Richard Hood, and Samuel Newhall, call. kinsmen; and kinswo. Hannah, w. of Edmund Needham; but how the relationship grew is not seen. Seven of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and nine at other N. E. coll. In old rec. it often appears Farrow.

FARRELL, BENJAMIN, a soldier of Lothrop's comp. call. "the flower of Essex," k. at Bloody brook, 18 Sept. 1675. Perhaps the name may have been Farwell.

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