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Lineage: Lucy5, Joseph4, Ralph3, Ralph2, Ralph1

  FARNUM, c.1603-1766 Related Families:  Holt | Sterling | Howard | Washburn

Migration: England>Ipswich, MA>Andover, MA>Plainfield, CT

 

        (1)  Ralph Farnum, born about 1603 in England and died probably in Ipswich, Massachusetts, between 1641, the conception of his last child, and 1645 when his wife was referred to as a widow in land records.  He is listed as age 32 on 13 July 1635 when he was among those authorized to sail to Massachusetts on the James.  He was a barber, according to his immigration documents and children's baptismal records.  He was in Ipswich by 1639, but his whereabouts are unknown between 1635 and 1639.  He may have been in Ipswich, but many records for that period are missing.  By 1628 he married Alice, born about 1607 in England, died probably in Andover, Massachusetts, after 1662.

Children:

  1. Mary, baptized at St. Nicholas, Rochester, Kent Co., England on 13 July 1628, died at Andover, Massachusetts, on 2 February 1713/1714; married at Boston, Massachusetts, 20 October 1650 Daniel Poor, born about 1624
  2. Thomas, baptized at St. Nicholas, Kent Co., England on 10 April 1631, died in Andover, Massachustts, 11 January 1685; married 8 July 1660 at Andover, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Sibborns, born 1642 at Boston, Massachusetts, died at Andover, Massachusetts 1683
  3. Ralph, mentioned below
  4. Sarah, born about 1639 in Massachusetts, died at Andover, Massachusetts, 12 May 1728 "in 90th y"; married 26 April 1658 at Andover George Abbott, died at ANdover 1688/1689; she married second at Andover on 1 August 1689 Henry Ingalls, born about 1629
  5. John, born probably in Ipswich, Massachusetts, about 1641, died 17 June 1723 "in 83d y" at Andover, Massachusetts; married at Andover on 12 November 1667 Rebecca Kent, born 1650 probably at Newbury, Massachusetts, died at Andover 1728/1729

 
 

        (2)  Ralph Farnum, born probably in England in 1633 (age listed as 2 on 13 July 1635), baptized at St. Nicholas, Rochester, Kent Co., England, died 8 January 1691/1692 at Andover, Massachusetts; married Elizabeth Holt, born 30 March 1636 at Newbury, Massachusetts, died 14 October 1710 at Andover, Massachusetts, daughter of Nicholas Holt.

Children (all born at Andover, Massachusetts):

  1. Sarah, born 14 June 1661; married Benjamin Abbot
  2. Ralph, mentioned below
  3. John, born 1 April 1664, died 10 January 1728/1729; married 10 April 1684 Elizabeth Parker
  4. Samuel, born 1665, died 1734; married 1698 Hannah Holt
  5. Henry, born 7 December 1666, died 7 May 1683
  6. Hannah, born 7 December 1668, died 30 January 1758; married 28 March 1693 Samuel Holt, died 1747
  7. Thomas, born 14 July 1670, died 1744; married first 1693 Hannah Hutchinson, died 1716; married second 1720 Dorothy Lacy
  8. Elizabeth, born about 1672, died 1714; married 10 May 1698 George Holt, born 1767
  9. Ephraim, born 1 October 1676, died 1744; married 20 March 1699/1700 Priscilla Holt

 
 

        (3)  Ralph Farnum, born 1 June 1662 at Andover, Massachusetts, died 8 January 1691/1692 at Andover; married 9 October 1685 at Andover, Sarah Sterling, born 4 May 1669, died 12/13 April 1732, daughter of William Sterling and his wife Elizabeth.

Children (all born at Andover, Massachusetts):

  1. Sarah, born 5 May 1686; married 14 February 1711/1712 Henry Lovejoy
  2. Henry, born 15 September 1687, died 1732; married 1712 Phoebe Russell; removed to Windham Co., Connecticut about 1725
  3. Ralph, born 25 May 1689, died about 1758; married 1712 Elizabeth Austin; removed to York, Maine, by 1712
  4. Daniel, born 21 January 1691, died 1746; married first Hannah Bragdon; married second Patience Hubbard Card; removed to York, Maine, then to Casco Bay
  5. Abigail, born 3 May 1692; married 1714 James Abbot; removed to Concord, New Hampshire, about 1737
  6. William, born 5 August 1693, died 1745; married 1715 Annie Flint; removed to Windham Co., Connecticut
  7. Nathaniel, born 25 July 1695, died 1760; married Hannah Preston; removed to Windham Co., Connecticut
  8. Barachias, born 16 March 1697; married Hepsibah Hernden; removed to Concord, New Hampshire, in 1736
  9. Benjamin, born 14 March 1698/1699, died 1765; married Mrs. Thankful Foote Frisbee, daughter of Samuel Foote and Abigail Barker, and widow of Jonathan Frisbee
  10. Joseph/Josiah, mentioned below
  11. Zebediah, born about 1705, died 5 February 1706/1707

 
 

        (4)  Joseph Farnum, also called Josiah, was born 4 February 1701 in Andover, Massachusetts.  He married first in 31 August 1720 at Rochester, New Hampshire, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Hussey and his wife Jane;  he married second on 28 December 1727 Lydia Howard.

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (all born at Andover, Massachusetts):

  1. Elizabeth, baptized 4 September 1726
  2. Mary, baptized 4 September 1726, died young
  3. Dorothy, baptized 18 September 1726
Children of Joseph and Lydia (all born at Andover, Massachusetts):
  1. Lydia, born 3 October 1728; married Isaac Parks
  2. Mary, born 28 January 1730; married James Longbottom, Jr.
  3. Joseph, born 10 December 1732; married Lydia Wheeler
  4. Sarah, born 28 November 1734; married Eleaer Jewett
  5. Benjamin, Dr., born 3 January 1736, died 12 November 1809; married 1777 Abigail Robey
  6. Abigail, born 5 November 1738
  7. Hannah, born 10 March 1740; married Eleazer Hibbard
  8. Stephen, born 16 October 1741; married Olive Wheeler
  9. Lucy, born 1 February 1744/1745, died in Plainfield, New London Co., Connecticut, 7 April 1766; married Robert Washburn
  10. William, born 6 May 1747; married Jerusha Starkweather
  11. Eunice, born 4 August 1748

 
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