674. Thomas12 Farrar was born in England ? 1617. Thomas died February 23, 1694/1695 at age 76.
He married Elizabeth Hood circa 1645. Elizabeth died January 8, 1681/1682 in Roxbury/Lynn, MA, at age unknown.
Thomas immigrated to 1640. According to the New England Historic Genealogical Register, Thomas Farrar Senior had a problem or two. In 1692, the town "voted that Thomas Farrar Senior (and seven others) should set in the pulpit", possible due to their age and difficulty of hearing. Later that year, pursuant to an accusation by Miss Putnam, he and six others in town were imprisoned on account of witchcraft. He was brought before the Salem court on May 18th, and sent to prison at Boston where he was detained until December the 27th. From Lewis's History of Lynn, page 183, comes this: "The deposition of Ann Putnam, who testifieth and saith, that on the 8th day of May, 1692, there appeared to me the apparition of an old gray-head man, with a great nose, which tormented me, and urged me to write in his book; and I asked him what was his name, and from whence he came, for I would complain of him; and people used to call him old father Pharaoh; and he said he was my grandfather, for my father used to call him father. I told him I would not call him grandfather, for he was a wizzard, and I would complain of him. And ever since he hath afflicted me by times, and beating me, and pinching me, and almost choking me, and urging me continually to write in his book." Such was the testimony against Farrar.
Thomas Farrar and Elizabeth Hood had the following child:
+ 471 i. Sarrah11 Farrar was born 1648.
Send email to author:
Return to Table of Contents or Index
Go to Next Page
Go to Previous Page