Comments on Hannah (Barron) Farnsworth

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On NaN undefined NaN Laurence Mohr wrote on Barron-4377:

There seems to be some confusion regarding the date of death for Hannah (Barron) Farnsworth. This profile reports her death on 22 Dec 1766 without a supporting source. 

She is proven to have died before 1745 because only the children of [[Farnsworth-183|Aaron Farnsworth]] that were born before 1740, and were living during the 1771 probate of [[Barron-3249|Samuel Barron]], were recognized as heirs of their grandfather Samuel. Aaron Jr. was the youngest of the Farnsworth children that can be proven not to be an heir of Samuel Barron. Since we know [[Farnsworth-2072|Aaron Jr.]] (born 5 Jan 1745) was alive after 1771, he would have recorded receipt for a share of Samuel Barron's estate if he was a son of Hannah (Barron) Farnsworth. However, he clearly was not. See a list of Samuel Barron's heirs: 

The Boston Evening Transcript, 14 Oct 1908, p. 24 of 28, *9829. [ Available on] 

See Samuel Barron's probate records: Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. [ New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014]. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by 

Furthermore, we know from the birth record of Aaron Jr. that by 1744, Aaron Sr. had a wife named Sarah. See: 

''Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001'', [ database with images, FamilySearch : 2 March 2020], Aaron Farnsworth, 5 Jan 1745; citing Birth, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 007011182. 

We can therefore conclude that Hanna (Barron) Farnsworth had to have died sometime between the birth of her last child Esther and before the birth of Aaron Jr., as reported by Cutter. 

See: Cutter, William Richard (editor). ''Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts''. Lewis historical Publishing Company, 1908. [ Volume 1, p. 468. Available on]. 

I'm not sure where the 22 Dec 1766 date of death could come from. Aaron Sr. did have a wife who died in Groton that year, but it was his third wife Elizabeth Parker. She died on 12 Dec 1766. 

See: ''Vital Records of Groton Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849''. The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass., 1927. Volume II, marriages and deaths, [ Groton Deaths, p. 219. Available on].

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