Samuel Farnsworth, b. 2 April 1683 at Mansfield, White Hill, NJ, d. bef. 2 December 1747

Father: 1. Thomas Farnsworth, b. at England
Mother: Susanna(h), d. bef. 23 January 1714
Spouse: Damaris Howard, b. ca. 1688 at Chesterfield, NJ, d. bef. 1751
Will probated 8/24 1751
Married 19 November 1709 at Chesterfield, NJ.

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Mary Farnsworth (2), b. bef. 16 November 1713, m. William Corlies (2), m. Joseph Stockton, 1730; 8 grandchildren
  2. Nathaniel Farnsworth (2), b. 16 November 1713, m. Anne ?, d. bef. November 1749; 2 grandchildren
  3. Samuel Farnsworth, Jr., b. aft. 1714, m. Edith ?, d. bef. 5 July 1786
  4. Sarah Farnsworth, b. 2 January 1718, m. John Updyke, 7 October 1744 at Burlington, NJ, d. 5 June 1789
  5. Susannah Farnsworth, b. 2 January 1718, m. John Warren, Jr., d. 5 June 1789; 7 grandchildren
  6. Ann Farnsworth, b. 1720, m. ? Griggs, d. aft. 2 April 1773
  7. Hannah Farnsworth, b. ca. 1724, m. Robert Ashton, 15 February 1748
He m. 19 Nov 1709 Damaris Howard of Mansfield. Witnesses to their wedding were: Susannah, John, Daniel and Henry Farnsworth Anne Howard and others.
In his will, probated 2 Dec 1747, he is called yeoman; his ch. were named. The executors of his will were his wife, Damaris and his son, Samuel.
The will of Darmaris was probated 24 Aug 1751. It has been indicated but not proved that a grandson, Ameriah Farnsworth was the last male descendant of the Samuel line.
Samuel filled a number of township offices, the last in 1735.
Farnsworth Memorial II, 2d Edition of the Farnsworth Memorial publ. 1897 by Moses Franklin Farnsworth. Revised 1974 by R. Glen Nye.


1745-6, 1st day, 11th mo. (Feb) Farnsworth, Samuel, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Children -- Nathaniel, Samuel, Mary Corliss, Susanna Warren, Ann, Sara Updike and Hannah. Land in Nottingham bought of Preserved Brown, and tract on Croswick Creek lying bewteen my brother Daniel and Joseph Bording; also proprietary rights. Executors -- wife Damaris and son Samuel. Witnesses -- John Thorn, Thomas Folkes, Jos. Wright. Proved December 2, 1747

1747 Dec. 2. Inventory, 251.2.6; made by John Thorn and Thos. Folkes. Includes bonds of Samuel Farnsworth. John Imlay, Benjamin Field, Samuel Radford, John Thorn, William Black, Nathaniel Farnsworth and "one great Bible".
Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey First Series, Vol. 30, Calendar of Wills, Vol. II, 1730-1750, p. 172. ed. A. Van Doren Honeyman, 1918.


1751, July 20 Farnsworth, Damaris, widow of Samuel, of Chesterfield Township, Burlington, Col; will of. Children -- Mary Corlis, Hannah Ashton, Susannah Warrin, Samuel Farnsworth, Ann Griggs. Gransons -- Samuel Updike and Amariah Farnsworth. Personal Estate. Executors -- daughters Susanah and her husband John Warin, and Ann with husband Thomas Griggs. Witnesses -- George Douglass, Elizabeth Cooke, Thomas Folkes. Provded August 24, 1751. 1751, Aug. 23. Inventory 124.5.3, incl. debts due by Samuel Farnsworth, John Thorn, Anthony Bunting, Owen Edwards' estate and John Clayton. 45.6.10; made by Jonathan Collings and Samuel Farnsworth. Burl. Wills. 4819 C.
Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey First Series, Vol. 30, Calendar of Wills, Vol. III, 1751-1760, p. 111. ed. A. Van Doren Honeyman, Committee on Colonial Documents.


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