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iv. Mary, born Jany. 5, 1678; married Benjamin Russell.
v. Jacob, born Feby. 24, 1681; married Sarah Wilson.
vi. Elizabeth, born Feby. 14, 1682; married John Holt, 1706.
vii. John, born May 1, 1685; married Mary Haines and
moved to Windham, Conn, viii. Joseph, born Jany. 26, 1687; married Rebecca Preston.
ix. Ruth, born Feb. 7, 1689; married Hugh Taylor.
x. Lydia, born Oct. 8, 1690; married Daniel Holton.
xi. Priscilla, born March 19, 1696; married George Holt.
Samuel8 Preston, (Samuel,2 Roger1), born March 16, 1673, in Andover, Mass.; died May 29, 1717, in Andover; married April 2, 1694, in Andover, Sarah Bridges, daughter of John and Sarah (Hood) Bridges, of Andover. He was a carpenter and had thirteen children, all born at Andover. Issue:
4 i. Capt. Samuel,4 born 1708, Andover; married, first,
April 8, 1728, Hannah Bridges; second, Sept. 2, 1756, Mary (Ivory) Symmes, widow. Twelve other children.
Capt. Samuel4 Preston, (Samuel,3 Samuel,1 Roger1), born 1708, in Andover; died Oct. 11, 1781, in Littleton, Mass.; married April 8, 1728, in Andover, Hannah, daughter of James Bridges. He married second Sept. 2, 1756, Mary (Ivory) Symmes', widow of Thomas Symmes. He was a captain in the Crown Point Expedition in 1755. His son, Dr. John Preston, was in his company. Issue:
i. James," born Jany. 10, 1729-30.
ii. Hannah, born July 18, 1733; married Capt. Jonathan Davis; moved to New Ipswich, N. H. 5 iii. John, born Sept. 22, 1738; married Nov. 29, 1764,
Dr. John8 Preston, (Samuel/ Samuel,3 Samuel," Roger1), born Sept. 22, 1738, in Littleton, Mass.; died Feby. 17, 1803, in New Ipswich, N. H.; married Nov. 29, 1764, in New Ipswich, N. H., Rebecca Farrar, daughter of Deacon Samuel and Lydia (Barrett) Farrar, of Concord, Mass., born Aug. 13, 1743, in Concord, Mass.; died April 1, 1829. We have already given above a sketch of the life of Dr. John Preston. For the Farrar family see Appendix, "Farrar-King" post. Issue:
i. Rebecca,6 born July 16, 1768; married Aug. 10, 1791,
John Hubbard, ii. John, born Feby. 15, 1770; married Elizabeth, daughter Ebenezer and Abigail (Parker) Champney. iii. Samuel Farrar, born Dec. 26, 1770; died March 6,
1771. iv. Lucy, born Dec. 3, 1771; married Thomas Bancroft,
of Pepperell, Mass. v. Samuel Farrar (again), born Aug. 10, 1773; died
April 3, 1774. vi. Lydia, born Oct. 26, 1774; married Josiah Bellows, vii. Hannah, born Jany. 8, 1776; died Dec. 14, 1843;
unmarried, viii. Mary (Polly), born Jany. 5, 1777; died Nov. 5, 1853, unmarried, ix. Samuel, born June 24, 1778; died March 3, 1852. x. Timothy Farrar (twin), born June 2, 1780; died
18531 physician ; unmarried. xi. Stephen Farrar (twin), born June 2, 1780; died April
27, 1863; married Hannah Kimball, xii. Peter, born June 20, 1782; died unmarried at Cape Breton. 6 xiii. Anna, born Aug. 10, 1784; died Sept. 6, 1863; married Maj. Seth King.
Anna6 Preston, (Dr. John,' Samuel, Samuel,3 Samuel,3 Roger1), born Aug. 10, 1784; died Sept. 6, 1863; born, married, lived and died in the same house in New Ipswich, N. H. Married Oct. 15, 1808, Maj. Seth5 King. (Lieut. Eliphalet,* Capt. Joseph, James,2 William1). From this point forward see King Genealogy, Maj. Seth King, pages 160-161, ante.
The wife of Maj. Seth0 King (Lieut. Eliphalet* Capt. Joseph, James,2 William1) was Anna Preston, daughter of Dr. John and Rebecca (Farrar) Preston. The maiden name of the mother of Anna (Preston) King was Rebecca Farrar and she was the daughter of Deacon Samuel4 Farrar (George* Jacob,1 Jacob1), a man very prominent in his day. The Farrar family was one of the most distinguished in New Hampshire. One brother of Rebecca (Farrar) Preston, Rev. Stephen Farrar, born Sept. 8, 1738, in that part near Concord, now called Lincoln, and a graduate of Harvard in 1755, was ordained as the first minister of New Ipswich, N. H., Oct. 22, 1760, and continued pastor of the Congregational church there for nearly fifty years and until his death, June 23, 1809. A sermon preached at his funeral by Rev. S. Payson, D. D., of Rindge, from Acts viii, 2; "Devout men carried Stephen to his burial and made great lamentation over him," contained a well merited tribute to his memory. (See also New Hampshire Hist. Coll. I., 151; V. 165-167; New Hampshire Repositary I., 182, 197-8; Shattuck's Concord, p. 314.) Another brother of Rebecca (Farrar) Preston, Hon. Timothy Farrar, was born at Concord, N. H., June 28, 1747. He graduated at Harvard, 1767. He was for forty years (1775-1816) a judge of the courts of New Hampshire and was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court of that State Feby. 22, 1802. He married Ann Bancroft Oct. 14, 1779, and lived at New Ipswich. On the memorable April 19, 1775, he seized his musket and marched with a band of his fellow townsmen for Concord to oppose the British. He died at Hollis, N. H., Feby. 21, 1849, at the remarkable age of 101 years, 7 months and 12 days. An excellent steel plate engraving of him appeared in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 6, p. 312 (October, 1852). His memory was excellent even to the last and he still frequently rode on horseback when over 101 years of age.
Timothy Farrar, Jr., LL. D., a son of the preceding Timothy and Ann (Bancroft) Farrar, born at New Ipswich March 17, 1788, graduated at Harvard, 1807. He studied law under Daniel Webster at Portsmouth, N. H., and was admitted to practice in 1810. He started to practice at New Ipswich, but almost immediately thereafter became the law partner of Daniel Webster at Portsmouth, N. H., and remained such until Mr. Webster's removal to Boston in 1816, when he still continued the practice at Portsmouth. Dartmouth conferred upon him the degree of LL. D. He married Sarah Adams, daughter of William Adams of Portsmouth. He died at Mt. Bowdoin, Boston, Oct. 27, 1874. A good likeness of him is printed in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 29, pp. 224-233.
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 6, pp. 312-320, publishes the genealogy of the Farrar family, and from that volume I quote the following extracts:
"The name of Farrar is said to have been derived from the Latin and French word signifying iron, and doubtless was first used to designate a locality where that metal was found.
As a family name it was known in England from "Gualkeline" or "Walkeline" de Ferrariis, a Norman of distinction attached to William, Duke of Normandy, before the invasion of England in 1066. From him all of the name in England and America have descended.
Henry de Ferrars, his son, is on the roll of Battel Abbey (a list of the principal commanders and companions in arms of William the Conqueror) and was first of the family who settled in England, which he did immediately after the conquest (1066).
When the general survey of the realm, recorded in Domesday Book, was made by order of King William I., in the fourteenth year of his reign, this Henry de Ferrars was one of the commissioners appointed for that great service. "That he was a person of much eminency, both for knowledge and integrity there is no doubt; otherwise it is not likely he would have been entrusted in so high and weighty an employment." He bore for his arms "Argent—Six (three, two, one) horse shoes, pierced sable (See 1 Sir Wm. Dugdale's Baronage; 6 Collins' Peerage). The family afterward became quite numerous in England and different branches of it were settled in many different counties." (See Peckard's Life of Ferrar.)
The foregoing extract, which we have taken at length from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register is sufficient here as to the English ancestry. As to the American ancestry of our Farrar family we will copy also extracts from the same volume.
Jacob1 Farrar, and his elder brother, John Farrar, were among the original proprietors of Lancaster, which was incorporated May 18, 1653. All who became inhabitants signed what they called a "covenant" for the better preserving "of the purity of religion and ourselves from the infection of error, not to distribute allotments or receive into the plantation as inhabitants any excommunicant or otherwise profane and scandalous (known so to be) or anyone notoriously erring against the doctrine and discipline of the churches and the State and government of this commonwealth." This was signed by John and Jacob Farrar ("ffarrar") Sept. 24, 1653, and subsequently by those who were afterward permitted to settle there. (See Willard's History of Lancaster.)
Those who founded Lancaster were mostly from Lancashire, England, from which place also came Jacob and John Farrar. Members of the de Ferrar family were early in Lancashire, England, and the family still continue there.
John Farrar, the elder brother, died Nov. 3, 1669, leaving a widow, who was appointed administratrix Nov. 7, 1670, and children whose names or number are not mentioned on the record.
Jacob Farrar, the younger brother, was born about 1615. He married about 1640. When he came to America he left his wife and four children, and about one-half of their property, in England till their new residence was prepared at Lancaster, when they were sent for and arrived at Lancaster in 1658. The town records state that "young Jacob Farrar was appointed to assist in marking the bounds of the town" in 1659. A valuation of estates was made in 1654, for the purpose of regulating the proportion of the inhabitants in subsequent divisions of the common land. To this the following note succeeds: "The estate of several entered since 1655" and among these is "Jacob Farrar added when his wife came, £168-7-0."
During King Philip's War, in the year 1675, Jacob had two sons killed. The town was taken Feby. 10, 1675-6 and most of the property destroyed by the Indians, and Jacob with his wife, his remaining son Joseph, and his daughter, with her husband, John Haughton, went to Woburn, where he died Aug. 14, 1677.