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flag  Mary  FARR

  (b. abt. 1637, Massachusetts Bay Colony   d. 7 January 1717Groton, Province of Massachusetts Bay )  
Summary: Mary FARR was born abt. 1637 in , Massachusetts Bay Colony. Mary FARR was the child of George FARR and Elizabeth STOWERS

She married  Matthias (Mathias) FARNSWORTH (FARNWORTH) bef. 1657 in Massachusetts Bay Colony .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Matthias (Mathias) FARNSWORTH (FARNWORTH)  was born 20 July 1612 in , England (United Kingdom) .  He died 21 January 1689 in Groton, Massachusetts, USA . 

Mary FARR died 7 January 1717 in Groton, Province of Massachusetts Bay.
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Did You Know?The name 'Massachusetts' originates with native Americans in the Massachusetts Bay area (from the language of the Algonquian nation). The name translates roughly as 'at or about the great hill.' (

1620 - 1627 - Plymouth Colony, New England
1628 - 1686 - Massachusetts Bay Colony
1686 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1689 - 1692 - Massachusetts Bay Colony
1692 - 1775 - Province of Massachusetts Bay
1776 - 1788 - Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay
February 6, 1788 - Massachusetts becomes 6th U.S. state

Did You Know? America - Did you know? In 1811, Chief Tecumseh met with Creek Indian leaders in Tuckabatchee, Alabama, and tried to persuade them to join him in his fight against the Americans. Unsuccessful, he shouted, "When I get back to Detroit I will stamp my foot upon the ground and shake down every house in Tuckabatchee." A month later, the great earthquakes of 1811 shook and enormous region. The Indians at Tuckabatchee hurried to their lodges, exclaiming, "Tecumseh has reached Detroit. Feel the earth move with his foot!"

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
Groton, Massachusetts, USA - Groton Inn, Built 1770, Groton, Massachusetts
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Groton, Massachusetts, USA - Groton HIgh School, Groton, Mass.
Groton, Massachusetts, USA
Groton HIgh School, Groton, Mass.
Groton, Massachusetts, USA - Main Street (1910)
Groton, Massachusetts, USA
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Mary FARR married immigrant flag Matthias (Mathias) FARNSWORTH (FARNWORTH)-- Date: bef. 1657 Place: , Massachusetts Bay Colony
Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. CD-ROM. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. 

"Matthias1 (1612-1689) & Mary [FARR] (-1717 by 1647?, by 1657 Lynn/Groton {Thom Anc. Chart 6 Reg. 5:96, 78:286 LBDF&P 4:125 Farnsworth 27, 28, 45 Guilford 31 Gilson 253 Chute xliii Fallass 127 Stone (,7) 60 White Fam. Quar. 3:125 Gen. Bulletin 7:100}"

Source:Title The Guilford family in America: pedigrees and genealogical notes of the Guilford and allied families
Author Nathan Guilford
Publisher Privately printed, 1898
Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Digitized Nov 7, 2007
Length 69 pages
Pages 36-37

"The Farnsworth family arrived in America about 1628. In 1655, we find Mathias Farnsworth, the ancestor who concerns us, living at Lynn, near Boston. Protestant by religion and a weaver by trade, he married for a second time, to Mary Farr, who gave him eight children. Later on they moved to Groton in Maine, where he was one of the pioneer settlers."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume II, Page 194

flag Benjamin FARNSWORTH (b.16 November 1657, Lynn, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. 15 August 1733, Groton, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

flag Joseph FARNSWORTH (b.16 November 1657, Lynn, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. 31 October 1674, Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony)

flag Mary FARNSWORTH (b.11 October 1660, Lynn, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. 16 August 1725, Watertown, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

flag Sarah FARNSWORTH (b.29 May 1663, Groton, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. 16 September 1731, Groton, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

flag Samuel FARNSWORTH (b.8 October 1669, Groton, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. 1727, Lunenburg, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

flag Abigail FARNSWORTH (b.17 January 1671, Groton, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. 1705, Groton, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

flag Jonathan FARNSWORTH (b.10 June 1675, Groton, Massachusetts Bay Colony  d. 16 June 1748, Harvard, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

flag Joseph FARNSWORTH (b.20 February 1687, Groton, Massachusetts, Dominion of New England  d. 20 February 1687, Groton, Massachusetts, Dominion of New England)

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News 1638 - Massachusetts set up the first library in the colonies.

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News 1641 - The Body of Liberties, the first code of laws of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was established.

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News 1647 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered that elementary schools be established in all towns where there were more than 50 families.

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News 1652 - Massachusetts declared itself an independent commonwealth. The General Court recognized that the Indians have a just right to land possession and a true right to be there based on Genesis 1 and 28, Chapter 9, 1, and Psalms 115:16.

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News 1655 - Groton founded -

1657 Birth of Child
Benjamin FARNSWORTH was born 16 November 1657, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
1657 Birth of Child
Joseph FARNSWORTH was born 16 November 1657, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
1660 Birth of Child
Mary FARNSWORTH was born 11 October 1660, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
1663 Birth of Child
Sarah FARNSWORTH was born 29 May 1663, Groton, Massachusetts, USA
1669 Birth of Child
Samuel FARNSWORTH was born 8 October 1669, Groton, Massachusetts, USA
1671 Birth of Child
Abigail FARNSWORTH was born 17 January 1671, Groton, Massachusetts, USA
1674 Death of Child
Joseph FARNSWORTH died 31 October 1674, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
1675 Birth of Child
Jonathan FARNSWORTH was born 10 June 1675, Groton, Massachusetts, USA
USA 1675 - King Philip's War takes place between Native Americans and New England colonists
In colonial New England, King Philip's War begins when a band of Wampanoag warriors raid the border ...Read MORE...

News 1684 - King Charles II cancelled the colonial charter of Massachusetts.

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News 1686 - King James established a government in Massachusetts. He made Sir Edmond Andros the governor of the colony.

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1687 Birth of Child
Joseph FARNSWORTH was born 20 February 1687, Groton, Massachusetts, USA
World History 1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

1689 Death of Spouse/Partner
Matthias (Mathias) FARNSWORTH (FARNWORTH) died 21 January 1689, Groton, Massachusetts, USA
News 1690 - The battle of Quebec was fought between the colonies of New France (ruled by France) and Massachusetts Bay (ruled by England). It lasted from October 16 through October 24 and resulted in a French victory.

USA 1692 - March 1 - Salem Witch Trials
In Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, many people believed in and feared witchcraft. Consequently, when two young girls fell into trances and had seizures that doctors could not explain, many people in...Read MORE...

News 1704 - Groton attacked
In August 1704, the Abernaki, with strong support from the French, attacked Groton, another village ...Read MORE...

7 January 1717
Groton, Massachusetts, USA


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