Tuesday, July 12, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Marguerite Anderson (Miller), daughter of Hannah Anderson (Anderson), daughter of Mary Margaret Edmiston (Anderson), daughter of Martha Jane Snow (Edmiston), daughter of Gardner Snow, son of Abigail Farr (Snow), daughter of Jonathan Farr, son of Thomas Farr, son of Stephen Farr.]

Excerpt of Stephen husband of Mary Taylor - from New England Families: Genealogical and Memorial...Vol 2(II) Stephen Farr, believed to be a son of Thomas Farr, of Lynn, first appears on the records at Concord, Massachusetts, where he married, May 25, 1674, Mary, daughter of William and Mary Taylor, born March 19, 1649. He served in King Philip's war from Concord in 1675-76, as a member of Captain Davenport's company, and resided in the district now constituting the town of Stow, which lay between the towns of Concord and Lancaster. Two of his children were recorded at Concord but no record can be found of others, of whom there were probably several. Those recorded were: Ebenezer, born November 10, 1676, and Stephen, mentioned below.I

1. Earliest Record of Stephen in the colonies was Marriage Record to Mary Taylor 1674.
2. Marriage Record seems to indicate he was born in colonies but unclear.
3. Stephen Farr served in King Philip's War 1675-76 as a member of Captain Davenport's Company
4. birth records of Ebenezer and Stephen can be found in the Stow records.
5. Stephen was likely a religious individual given the old and new testament names of his children.
6. If Stephen did come over from England (as hypothesized in the DNA study by Tim Farr - see pdf copy of report), then he must have come to the colonies as a very young man (in his teens or very early twenties).
7. No ship records appear to exist with Stephen on the manifest.
8. Land records / wills should have been kept and need to be checked.
9. Not clear where Stephen was buried. Ideally would like to find and record the grave site if it still exists.
found on ancestry.com

Stephen Farr HistoryStephen FARR and Mary TAYLOR were married on 25 May 1674 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.
Original handwritten record of Stephan ffarre married to Mary Tailor in Concord, Massachusetts. FHL film #0964880. Man'TAYLOR8 (daughter of William TAYLOR and Mary MERRIAM) was born on 19 February 1649/50 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. She died in 1699.
Refercd to as daughter ffarr in her father's will. Marriage to Stephen found in Concord Reg. marriages of Middlesex County reference, FHLbook area US/CAN 974.44/C4 v2c, p. 17
Stephen FARR and Mary TAYLOR had the following children:
i. Ebenezer FARR was born on 10 November 1676 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. The following is taken from the Rev. Charles N. Sinnett's, The Farr Genealogy: Many have tried to find his name as that of a Grandfather, or Ancestor. But no such clue has been discovered. The following explanation is given by the scholarly Anson Titus, "The naming of a first child is a point of interest which we think will do away with the idea that Ebenezer is an ancestral name. The father had seen several months of service in the defense of the homes of the colonists from the Indians, King Phillip and his followers. He was in the company of Capt.Nathaniel Davenport when that leader was slain at Sudbury, Massachusetts, April 21, 1676. For a year before that the people were in fear and trembling because of the savages. The devastation of many towns, the murder of some of the best men, the brutal treatment of the women, and the captivity of the children, made the Puritans desperate. In August 1676 King Phillip was driven to a swamp near his home at Mount Hope, near Bristol, Rhode Island, and hunted to death. This gave rejoicing, as it was practically the end of the War. Stephen Fair, and other soldiers returned to Thanksgiving, and there was great rejoicing in New England and Old England. In the midst of this time of great joy November10, 1676, a son was born to Stephen Farr. Believing in Is Samuelf h ihChapter 7, verse 13, he and his Godly wife, named this son Ebenezer, 'Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.' We must always take careful note of the intensity of religion in those days."
ii. Stephen FARR Jr, born on 11 April 1679, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; married Sarah STONE, on 28 September 1708, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
iii. John FARR, born about 1681, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; married Hannah APPLIN, on 11 May 1703, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; died on 14 January 1723/24, Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
iv. Samuel FARR, born about 1684/85, of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; married Hannah WHITNEY, about 1713, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; died on 7 June 1754, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
v. Mary FARR, born on 4 May 1686, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; married Samuel COREY, about 1712, of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; died on 23 June 1748, Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.
vi. Thomas FARR, born about 1688, of Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; married Elizabeth POWERS, on 16 March 1713/14, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; died Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
vii. Jonathan FARR, born about 1690, of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; married Elizabeth, about 1713, Stpw, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; died in 1722, of Hardwick,Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
viii. Joseph FARR was born about 1692 of Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. He signed a will on 11 November 1709 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.
found on ancestry.com

Progenitors and DescendantsMay 25, 1674 he married Mary Taylor at Concord, Massachusetts. They had four sons of record of which the fourth was Samuel. He was a soldier in King William’s War.
found on ancestry.com

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