Surname: Farnsworth

Richard Dexter Genealogy, 1642-1904

Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.

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Wakefield Genealogy of Narraguagus Valley Maine

Samuel Wakefield and his wife Mary Burbank, came from Kennebunk in 1756 or 57, and settled at the head of the bay on the lot now comprising a considerable part of Steuben village. Their children were Samuel, Lydia, Ruth, Benjamin, Phebe, Hannah and Sally. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Wakefield m. a widow Small, and their children were James, Myriam and Daniel.

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Muster Roll of Captain Henry Bailey’s Company

Muster Roll of Captain Henry Bailey’s Company of Infantry in the Detachment of drafted Militia of Maine, called into actual service by the State, for the protection of its Northeastern Frontier from the fifth day of March, 1839, the time of its rendezvous at Calais Maine, to the sixth day of April, 1839, when discharged or mustered. Captain Henry Bailey. Lieutenant John A. Brown. Ensign William Worster. Sergeants Pickering Patten. Zenas Wheeler. Curtis Merritt. John Church. Corporals Moses Worster, Jr. Joshua W. Norton. Nathan G. Peasley. Amos Whitten. Musicians. Archibald Smith. James P. Lawrence. Privates Allen, Joseph S. Bagley,...

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1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. The following is an example of what you will find within the images of the directory: Sheedy John, laborer, bds. J. G. Norris’, 35 West Sheehan John B., grocery and variety store, 38 West, h. do. Sheehan Lizzie O., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main Sheehan Lucy G. B., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East...

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Seneca County New York Biographies

In the 1980’s a series of newsletters were published four times a year by Seneca County NY featuring historical information concerning Seneca county and her past residents. The current historian for Seneca County placed these online using PDF files. One of the main features of each edition were biographical sketches of early settlers of Seneca County. Unfortunately, while they provided an index inside of a spreadsheet for the 189 biographies, it is difficult for the average user to quickly get around. I’ve taken their spreadsheet and linked each edition to the PDF file. Once you’ve found the biography you...

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1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George...

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Narrative of the Captivity of Nehemiah How

A Narrative of the captivity of Nehemiah How, who was taken by the Indians at the Great Meadow Fort above Fort Dummer, where he was an inhabitant, October 11th, 1745. Giving an account of what he met with in his traveling to Canada, and while he was in prison there. Together with an account of Mr. How’s death at Canada. Exceedingly valuable for the many items of exact intelligence therein recorded, relative to so many of the present inhabitants of New England, through those friends who endured the hardships of captivity in the mountain deserts and the damps of loathsome prisons. Had the author lived to have returned, and published his narrative himself, he doubtless would have made it far more valuable, but he was cut off while a prisoner, by the prison fever, in the fifty-fifth year of his age, after a captivity of one year, seven months, and fifteen days. He died May 25th, 1747, in the hospital at Quebec, after a sickness of about ten days. He was a husband and father, and greatly beloved by all who knew him.

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Biographical Sketch of Aaron A. Farnsworth

Farnsworth, Aaron A., New Haven, was born in New Haven, Addison county, Vt., on March 15, 1818; is a farmer, and the farm which he now occupies was settled on in 1785 by his paternal grandfather, Aaron Haskins, and which Mr. Aaron Farnsworth has occupied since 1828. He is an extensive breeder of the Atwood Merino sheep, having a registered flock of 170 sheep. He was married in 1851 to Harriet Sprague, who was a daughter of Horace and Zursiah (Eldridge) Sprague, of New Haven, and by whom he had seven children — Zursiah, Frank A., Helen A. (deceased), Harriet (now Mrs. Benjamin F. Ostrander), Mary, Addie (now Mrs. Frank Taylor), Jennie (now Mrs. William H. Sheldon), and Grace. Mrs. Farnsworth’s paternal grandfather was a native of Lanesborough, Mass., and her maternal grandfather, Lemuel Eldridge, was a native of Mansfield, Conn., and both were early pioneers of New Haven, Vt. Aaron Farnsworth was a son of Silas and Amelia (Haskins) Farnsworth. His father was a native of New Hampshire and a carpenter by trade, who settled in New Haven, Vt., about 1800. He was twice married: the first time in 1805, to Amelia Haskins, a daughter of Aaron Haskins, of New Haven, Vt., and by whom he had five children — Almon H., Electa, Sophia, Betsey A., and Aaron A. His second wife was Sophia Parmelee (Eldridge), to whom...

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Biography of John Monroe Farnsworth

John Monroe Farnsworth, of Humboldt, is one of the prominent oil well contractors and oil producers in this section of Kansas and had operated on a very extensive scale both for others and for himself. He grew up in the atmosphere of the oil industry in the East, and had been a resident of Kansas for the past fifteen years. He is of English ancestry and the family came out of England and were Colonial settlers in New York. His grandfather, John Farnsworth, was born in New York State, was a carpenter by trade, and early settled in what is now West Virginia. He died at Parkersburg in that state before John M. Famsworth was born. John M. Farnsworth was born in Wood County, West Virginia, near Parkersburg, January 4, 1876. His father, Daniel Farnsworth, was born in the same locality in 1844, grew up and married there, and had spent practically all his life in some phase of the oil industry. He is an oil well driller, and for many years had operated in the volcano fields of West Virginia. His home is now at Eaton Station, West Virginia, Daniel Farnsworth saw some active service during the Civil war, enlisting in 1863 in the West Virginia Cavalry and serving until the close of the struggle. He is a Democrat and a member of the Baptist Church. The maiden...

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Biographical Sketch of J. H. Farnsworth

J.H. Farnsworth, farmer, was born in Ohio. in 1834; moved to Council Bluffs, Ia., in 1854; thence to Harrison County the same year and engaged in farming, near Woodbine. In 1864 he established the Woodbine nursery, which he recently sold to Pugsley Bros. He was married in 1855 to Olive A. Howorth. They have seven...

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Biographical Sketch of Harry M. Farnsworth

Farnsworth, Harry M.; lawyer; born, Nashua, N. H., Sept. 4, 1861; son of Marshall H. and Mary C. Danforth Fansworth; educated in Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, March 25, 1886, Bettie C. Brainard; two sons, Frank M., Dec. 21, 1886, Brainard H., June 6, 1899; admitted to bar, 1882; organized Brooklyn Savings & Trust Co., 1888; actively engaged with that institution twenty-two years; in 1910, formed law firm of Farnsworth & Farnsworth; vice pres. The Brooklyn Savings & Trust Co.; pres. the Farnsworth Realty Co.; member Brooklyn Memorial M. E. Church, Chamber of Commerce, Tippecanoe Club; Mason; clerk of Brooklyn...

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Farnsworth, Ellen Idolette Gates – Obituary

McMinnvile–July 5 (Special)–Mrs. Ellen Idolette Farnsworth, 78, died June 28 [1945] in McMinnville. Services were held at Macy’s Chapel Tuesday and interment was at Multnomah Cemetery in Portland. Mrs. Farnsworth was born in Portland, May 6, 1867. She is survived by two brothers, Alonzo B. Gates and Frank H. Gates of Portland. The Oregonian, July 6, 1945 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Jay Palmer Farnsworth

Jay Palmer Farnsworth dates his residence in Muskogee from 1902, and has engaged in the practice of law in this city since 1904, having made steady advance in his profession, in which progress is made only through merit and ability. He came to Oklahoma from Texas, his birth having occurred in San Antonio, February 287 1880, his parents being J. P. and Helen (Bowker) Farnsworth. The father was a chemist, who during the youthful days of his son and namesake removed with the family to Topeka, Kansas, and there Jay P. Farnsworth of this review pursued a public school education. He afterward became a student in the Columbia National University at Washington, D. C., from which he was graduated on the completion of a literary course in 1900, while in 1902 he completed a course in the law department of the same institution. Immediately after his graduation Mr. Farnsworth was appointed a law clerk in the government offices in Muskogee and thus served until 1904. He then opened an office and has since devoted his attention to general law practice. He brought to the starting point of his career a keen, rapid, logical mind, plus the business sense and a ready capacity for hard work. He also brought certain rare gifts; eloquence of language and a strong personality which combined with a thorough grasp of the law and ability...

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Farnsworth, Levi Albert – Obituary

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Levi A. Farnsworth, 91, who lived in Riverside since 1930 with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie E. Farnsworth. Ill several weeks, he died Sunday [December 14] evening in Doctors Hospital, Oregon City, where he had been taken Dec. 2. The Rev. Dayton Loomis, pastor of Canby Methodist Church of which “Grandpa” Farnsworth was a member, officiated the services in the Canby Chapel of Everhart & Kent and at the graveside in Multnomah Cemetery, Portland. Menno Seethoff was soloist, with Mrs. R. F. Morrow at the organ. Pallbearers were Henry Kuehl of Gleneden, A. B. Landon, C. B. Henslee, Conrad Herman, J. A. Lighthill and Gordon Ellis. Mr. Farnsworth had been a carpenter and farmer, both in southeast Portland and in Riverside, most of his active years. He was a native of the “Hardscrabble” District out of Molalla, spent part of his early childhood at Silver Lake, Wash., and attended school at East Portland. He was married in Portland to Annie Gates, and lived chiefly in the Lents-Gilbert District until he came to Canby 28 years ago. Mrs. Farnsworth died in 1918 and he had lived with Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Farnsworth since their marriage in 1920. Surviving Levi Albert Farnsworth are the one son; a sister, Mrs. Eva Haines, 83, of Omak, Wash.; two grandsons, Ray and Bert...

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Farnsworth, Jesse Elmer – Obituary

Jesse E. Farnsworth, a former resident of 620 S.E. 2nd Ave. in Canby, died at a Canby nursing home early Thursday [April 10] morning at the age of 84. He was born to Levi and Annie Farnsworth at Dayton, Ore. June 11, 1895. As a child, he moved to Multnomah County and attended Gilbert School for eight years and then spent two years at Washington High School. He worked in a furniture store in Portland for 10 years, and later owned and operated a grocery store at Lents. He was a World War I veteran. He married Hazel M. Mason at Portland on August 21, 1920 and she died March 29, 1976. Mr. Farnsworth was a charter member of the American Legion Post #122 at Canby and a member of the World War I Veterans Champoeg Barracks #205 at Molalla. Surviving are two sons, Ray Farnsworth of Canby and Bert Farnsworth of Jennings Lodge; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Canby Chapel of Everhart and Kent. Interment followed at Zion Memorial Park. The Canby Herald, April 16, 1980 Contributed by: Shelli...

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