52 Ancestors – Week 385: #598 Joseph Farwell (1670-1740) of Chelmsford and Groton, Massachusetts

 Joseph Farwell (1670-1740)  is #598 on my Ahnentafel Record, my seventh great-grandfather, who married #599 Hannah Colburn (1673-1741) in 1696 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County,  Massachusetts.

I’m descended by:

*  their daughter, #297 Mary Farwell (1709-1804) , who married #296 James Stone (1702-1783) in 1726.
*  their daughter #149 Abigail Stone (1737-1800), who married  #148 Ephraim Sawtell (1735-1800) in 1757.
*  their son #74 Josiah Sawtell (1768-1847) who married #75 Hannah Smith (1768-1827) in 1789.
*  their daughter  #37 Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857)  who married  #36 Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857) in 1810.
*  their son #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) who married #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) in 1852.
*  their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) who married  #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)  in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 

*  Identify:                           Joseph Farwell[1–5]    
*  Intercourse:                              Male    
*  Father:                         Joseph Farwell (1641-1722)    
*  Mom:                       Hannah Realized (1649-1711)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 

*  Start:                          24 July 1670 Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1–3]

*  Loss of life:                         21 August 1740 (age 70) Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1,3,5]
*  Burial:                        after 21 August 1740 (after age 70), Outdated Burying Floor, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[3]   
 
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:                   Hannah Colburn (1673-1741)    
*  Marriage 1:                23 January 1695/6 (age 25), Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1,4]    
*  Little one 1:                     Joseph Farwell (1696-1772)    
*  Little one 2:                     Thomas Farwell (1698-1731)    
*  Little one 3:                     Hannah Farwell (1701-1762)    
*  Little one 4:                     Elizabeth Farwell (1703-1762)    
*  Little one 5:                     Edward Farwell (1706-1775)    
*  Little one 6:                     Mary Farwell (1709-1804)    
*  Little one 7:                     John Farwell (1711-1771)    
*  Little one 8:                     Samuel Farwell (1714-1757)    
*  Little one 9:                     Daniel Farwell (1717-1808)    
*  Little one 10:                   Sarah Farwell (1721-1721)  
 
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  

The Farwell Household e book offers a brief life story of Joseph Farwell[1].
Joseph Farwell was born 24 July 1670 in Chelsmford, Massachusetts, the eldest son and second baby of Joseph and Hannah (Rolfe) Farwell[1-3].
Joseph married Hannah Colburn (1673-1741) of Chelmsford on 23 January 1695/6 in Chelmsford[1,4].  She was the daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Colburn) Rolfe.  That they had ten kids, all born and recorded in Chelmsford[1]:
*  Joseph Farwell (1696-1772), married 1719 Mary Gilson (1703-1774).
*  Thomas Farwell (1698-1731), married 1723 Elizabeth Pierce (1698-????).
*  Hannah Farwell (1701-1762), married (1) 1719 Eleazer Gilson (1695-1754); (2) 1755 Ephraim Sawtell (1685-1768).
*  Elizabeth Farwell (1703-1762), married 1722 John Stone (1699-1784).
*  Edward Farwell (1706-1775), married 1728 Hannah Russell (1708-1775).
*  Mary Farwell (1709-1804), married 1726 James Stone (1702-1783).
*  John Farwell (1711-1771), married (1) 1735 Jane Lakin (1715-1755); (2) 1755 Susanna White (1735-????).
*  Samuel Farwell (1714-1757), married 1737 Elizabeth Moors (1719-1797).
*  Daniel Farwell (1717-1808), married 1739 Mary Moore (1718-1800).
*  Sarah Farwell (1721-1721).
Joseph Farwell had obtained his full share of his father’s property by the point his father wrote his will in 1711, in all probability by reward of land.
Joseph Farwell resided for a number of years after his marriage in Chelmsford, after which eliminated to Groton.  He bought land in Groton on 27 April 1699, when he’s described as of Chelmsford.  Joseph and his father, Ensign Joseph Farwell, bought the land of Captain James Parker of Groton.  He was a farmer.  Joseph and Hannah Farwell had been members of the church in Groton[1].
Joseph Farwell died 20 August 1740 in Groton, Massachusetts[1,3,5].  He’s buried within the Outdated Burying Floor in Groton, Massachusetts.  The inscription on his headstone says:
Right here lies buried
ye physique of Mr.
Joseph Farwell
who departed
this life
August ye twentieth
AD 1740
Age 70 years
Joseph died intestate, and his heirs settled his property by deeds amongst themselves.  His widow conveyed her dower rights in Joseph’s property to her son Joseph Farwell on 10 March 1740/1[1].
 
5)  SOURCES

1. Jane Harter Abbott and Lillian M. Wilson (from the information of John Dennis Farwell), Farwell Household, Quantity I, A Historical past of Henry Farwell and his Spouse Olive (Welby) Farwell of Boston, England and Harmony and Chelmsford, Mass. 1605-1927 (Orange, Tex.: Frederick Henry Farwell and Fanny (Barber) Farwell, 1929), web page 50, #11 Joseph Farwell household sketch.
2. City of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Very important Data of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to the Yr 1850 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1914), Births, web page 60, Joseph Farwell beginning entry, 24 July 1670.
3. Discover A Grave, listed database and digital picture,  (http://www.findagrave.com), Outdated Burying Floor, Groton, Mass., Joseph Farwell memorial #112350568.
4. “New England Marriages to 1700,” on-line database with digital photos, AmericanAncestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008, web page 531, Joseph Farwell and Hannah Colburn marriage entry, 23 January 1695/6.
5. Very important Data of Groton, Massachusetts to the Finish of the Yr 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1926-1927), Two volumes, Deaths, web page 221, Joseph Farwell, 21 August 1740, “age 70 years”.

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NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow steered a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog submit 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth 12 months to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The checklist of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in 
https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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