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An American Family History

Elizabeth Powers Farr

King Philip’s War was a bloody and costly series of raids and skirmishes in 1675 and 1676 between the Native American people and the colonials. King Philip was the Native American leader Metacom.

Elizabeth Powers Farr was born about 1696 in Littleton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Powers.

She married Thomas Farr on March 16, 1713/14 in Littleton. Thomas was born in 1688/89. His parents were Stephen Farr and Mary Taylor.

Thomas and Elizabeth's children included:
Elizabeth Farr Wood (June 24, 1715, married Jeremiah Wood),
Abigail Farr (December 26, 1716, did not marry James Snow),
Thomas Farr (November 1, 1719, married Hannah Powers),
Joanna Farr (May 22, 1722),
Jonathan Farr (February 4, 1724, married Mercy Winslow),
Mary Farr (March 12, 1727/28), and
Keziah Farr Wells (June 12, 1730, married John Wells).

They relocated to Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts about 1719. Thomas owned land there and Elizabeth was admitted to the church in 1719.

Elizabeth died 1766 and Thomas died on January 11, 1772 in Hardwick.

Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.

Littleton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was first settled in 1686 by English settlers and was the the location of the Native American village called Nashoba Plantation

Children of Thomas Powers
and Elizabeth
  • Joseph Powers
  • Elizabeth Powers Farr
  • and Mary Harwood
  • Phineas Powers
  • Ephraim Powers
  • Jane Powers Davis
  • James Powers
  • Jeremiah Powers
  • It was common for bequests to include wearing apparel.
    Women played an essential role in American society as mothers and homemakers.
     

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    Middlesex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643. The county originally included Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Sudbury, Concord, Woburn, Medford, Wayland, and Reading.

    from Genealogical and Personal Memoirs edited by William Richard Cutter and William Frederick Adams

    Thomas Farr, of Hardwick, Massachusetts, with whom our narrative begins, is supposed to have removed there from Stow or Littleton sometime previous to 1742, for his name appears as the owner of land there in 1719. In the year first mentioned his wife Elizabeth was admitted member of the church in Hardwick, but no further mention of the family is found in the records there, and it is presumed that he sold his lands and removed to some other town. The Hardwick records mention two sons of Thomas, Thomas, Jr., and Jonathan.

    (from Volume 4)
    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

    MaryRolandson
    Mary White Rowlandson,Talcot
    was captured by Native Americans
    during King Philip's War (1675-1676).
    Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was settled early by the English as a frontier outpost of  the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
     
     
     

    from Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 1 by Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs

    James [Snow], eldest son of Zerubbabel (2) and Mary (Trowbridge) Snow, married, 1787, Abigail, daughter of Jonathan Farr, by whom he had Eli A., Kimball, Alpheus, Gardner, Elijah J., Polly, Jerusha, Selina, Sally, Mary and Thirza C.

     
     
     
     

    History of Littleton, New Hampshire compiled by George C. Furber

    Stephen Farr, son of Thomas, was a soldier in King Philip's War, and was present when his commander, Capt. Nathaniel Davenport, was slain, April 21, 1676. He m. at Concord, Mass., May 25, 1674, Mary Taylor, b. Feb. 19, 1649, dau. of William and Mary (Merriam) Taylor of Concord. His sons, Ebenezer and Stephen, were b. in Concord. His other children, John, Samuel, Mary, and Thomas, were probably b. in Stow, Mass. The children and grandchildren were distributed in Stow, Littleton, and Acton.

     

     

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