Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameAbigail FARNSWORTH 46,616
Birth Date17 Oct 1687
Birth PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Death Date4 Dec 1753
Burial PlaceGroton, Massachusetts647
FatherJohn FARNSWORTH (~1651-)
Birth Dateabt 1685
Birth PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Death Date8 Oct 1768
Burial PlaceGroton, Massachusetts645
FatherObadiah SAWTELL (~1649-1741)
MotherHannah LAWRENCE (1662->1726)
Misc. Notes
According to Kellogg and Threlfall646, “9. EPHRAIM3 SAWTELL (Obadiah2, Richard1) was born about 1685; died 8 Oct 1768 in his 83rd year, per gravestone at Groton (V.R.). By deed of 8 Jan. 1711/12, Obadiah Satle gave land to ‘my dear and well beloved son Ephraim Satle, weaver,’ thus providing proof of Ephraim’s parentage. Wife Hanna concurred in the conveyance (Middlesex County Deeds, 17: 214). On 10 April 1713 at Concord (V.R.), Ephraim married ABIGAIL FARNSWORTH, daughter of John. She was born 17 Oct. 1687 at Groton, and died there 4 Dec. 1753 (V.R.). He married, secondly, 15 March 1755 at Groton (V.R.), HANNAH (FARWELL) GILSON, widow of Eleazer and daughter of Joseph. She died testate on 15 March 1762, ae. 60-10-9, per gravestone (ibid.). He married, thirdly, 30 Sept. 1762, MRS. HANNAH PARKER (Middlesex County Probate, Nos. 19957, 19959). In his will, Ephraim mentions daughters Eunis Farnsworth, Sarah Farwell (deceased), Hannah Lawrence, sons Uriah, Amos and John. Ephraim was called captain and was an early settler at Townsend, Mass., organized in 1732. He was moderator at several meetings of the proprietors. His house and land were on the north side of Harbor Pond, and he is described as ‘strictly puritanical in his views and acts.’ (Ithamar B. Sawtelle, History of the Town of Townsend, 1878, p. 61).”

Skeate gives Ephraim’s place of death as Townsend; Kellogg and Threlfall do not specify place of death, but give place of burial as Groton.

Full data on Ephraim’s children still to be entered from Kellogg & Threlfall part II.
Marr Date10 Apr 1713
Marr PlaceConcord, Massachusetts
ChildrenAbigail (1714-)
 Uriah (1716-)
 Amos (1718-1799)
 Eunice (1720-)
 Sarah (1722-)
 Hannah (1726-)
 John (1729-)
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