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NameHester BASS 213
Birthca 1657, Henrico Co, VA312
Misc. Notes
Source 312 lists a first marriage for her to a William BASS, with child Elizabeth born 1675. This would imply that Hester’s maiden name may not have been BASS.
Spouses
Birth1657, Henrico Co, VA
Death1733, Henrico Co, VA
FatherRobert FARMER (1619-)
Misc. Notes
Henry Farmer died sometime between 1714 and 1734 in Henrico Co.,VA. Last mention of him alive is found in a deed of 1714 (K-47). There is no record of a will or inventory (K-240), but it might have been lost in the disappearance of the Will Book for the years 1718-1725(K-253), apparently destroyed during the Revolutionary War. Our only positive information is found in a deed, dated 2 Sep 1734 (K-64), in which he is referred to as deceased. It is also likely that Henry Farmer had given away all his possessions by the time of his death so that he did not make a will and an inventory was not necessary. To this effect notice the gifts of land to his sons (K-39, 40, 45, 47). Four children, all sons, are mentioned in deeds:
1. Henry Farmer II (K-38, 40)
2. John Farmer I (K-39)
3. Thomas Farmer I (K-45)
4. William Farmer I (K-47)
Henry Farmer I was very active in Henrico Co. during the years1689-1714 as numerous documents testify. He bought land in 1689, 1707, 1709, and 1714 (K-29, 36, 38, 41, 46). It is recorded that he paid taxes on 100 acres in 1705 (L-52) and partitioned certain lands with a neighbor in 1709 (K-42). He served on juries in 1707 and 1711 (K-35, 43), and won a lawsuit for money due him in 1707 (K-37). He helped repel an Indian uprising in 1694 (K-31). (from Danville, VA Genealogy Library)312

Henry Farmer was the father of Henry Farmer II. This relationship was determined by the deed records of Henrico Co. when Henry Farmer deeded real estate on Proctors Creek to his sons: Henry II, John, William and Thomas for "natural love and affection". (Henrico Co. recouds 1706-1709, p. 187 for Henry II and John. Henrico Co. records 1710-1714 for William and Thomas.312

The first wife of Henry Farmer is unknown. His second wife was Hester Bass, whom he married in 1696, the widow of his neighbor, William Bass. Henry Farmer deeded property to his sons in 1707-1709 and 1714. It is presumed that they were of age (21) when he did this, in which case it would have been impossible for the second wife to be the mother of his sons.312
Marriageca 1684, Henrico Co, VA312
ChildrenHenry (ca1686-1753)
 John (ca1688-1759)
 Thomas (ca1690-1779)
 William (ca1692-1750)
 Benjamin (ca1693-)
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