I have recently discovered a different Farnham Line. My great grandfather John Marshall Willoughby Farnham wrote Genealogy of Farnham Family. Now, I found a Farnham Moutain in British Columbia and traced the Farnham after whom it was named expecting it to eventually join the Ralph Farnham line. But no this line starts with John Farnham who first lived in Dorchester,MA. I then say an article written in 2012 about this line having a problem with this new line and Jonathan Farnham. I think I could help
with this line and at same time I could learn something. Thus, I would like to share with you.
Yours truly Nathaniel (Nat) Emens.
I'm descended from this John and Elizabeth (Holcrofte) Farnham who had several children's birth recorded in Dorchester, Mass. They appear to have had one (or possibly two) sons born in England born before their immigration. I found six children born in Dorchester. A son Jonathan Sr. married Martha Coe (daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth (Wakeley) Coe of Dorchester. and they appear to have resided in Boston as their six children are recorded there. My line continues via Jonathan Jr. > Joseph, who married Eleanor Sampson at Plymouth, Mass. Joseph and Eleanor removed to Boothbay, Maine between 1765 and 1768/9. Their eldest son Jonathan (b. 7 Dec 1753, Plymouth, Mass) was supposedly at Valley Forge and also settled at Boothbay a number of years after his parents had arrived at that settlement.
Glad to receive your message. I have only recently started researching the John Farnham Family. In fact, I have
learned a great deal about John and his relations with the church. Recently I have found in the "History of Boothbay,
Southport,and Boothbay Harbor Maine" from 1623 - 1905 a great deal of genealogy on this family. The only problem
seems to be that the author thinks that the first Farnham was Jonathan when it should be Joseph Farnham. I also hope to go to the library in Carver, MA and read the book,"Henry Samson of the Mayflower & His Descendants for
Four Generations" has info on Joseph's wife, Helena or Eleanor Sampson or Samson who is descended from Henry
Samson. When I get all this info, I would be glad to share it with you. Sincerely, Nat Emens
I have been trying to bridge a gap to the Maine Farnham family from the Connecticut Farnham's. The problem is, I can't find a record of one "Ramona Farnham" who married into the family sometime in the late 19th century. The rub? She was a Native American, so her name may have been something different entirely!
This seems like a group of folks that know the Farnhams, so, here goes!
Hi Ian, I checked all my Farnhams locaated in Boothbay, Maine and I did not find
Ramona Farnham or even just a Ramona. If she married into the family, would you
know her maiden name? I will keep looking. Nat Emens (email@example.com)
I am researching a Farnham line that comes from Boothbay/ East Boothbay, maine:
William Alonzo Farnham
b. 1811 Boothbay Maine
Married there to Mary Love, daughter of John Love also of Boothbay
They all moved to LaSalle counrty, ILL around 1860
If you can help me find the Family for the Father, it would help me so much.
Hi Darla: I have spent a lot of time and I think I can give you an answer after checking all
of my work. It seems that William Alonzo Farnham is related to the Ralph Farnham line and
not John Farnham. After checking what I find, I will reply with all the data. Your genealogy
friend, Nat Emens
I would appreciate that so much. I have been stuck in this line for so many years.
Ah, very interesting! I will have to keep looking then.
Did some investigating after I wrote. There definitely was a Henry Farnum who enlisted in the artillery at Roxbury in 1644, meaning he must have been born at by 1623. Therefore he couldn't have been a son of John and Elizabeth although if appears he immigrated with them. So, its not clear just who he was. But he did move to Connecticut with his wife Joanna Rucke(r).
Meanwhile, I feel that the immigrant John Farnum who was married to Elizabeth Holcrofte and the John Farnum who was married to Susanna Arnold are not the same John Farnums. However, I've read (but not seen actual proof of) that John and Elizabeth's son Jonathan, upon joining, the artillery stated that he was a nephew of Henry. Not sure what "nephew" truly meant at that time though.
Hi Thomas: The I.G.I. states that Henry Farnham, born about 1638 in Roxbury, MA. to
John and Elizabeth Farnham. John married 1st Elizabeth on 09 Aug 1624 in London,
England; and married 2nd Susanna Arnold on 07 April 1654. Jonathan was a product
of John Farnham and Susanna Arnold on 13 Nov 1657 according to James Savage and
came to be known as a Captain.
I hope this helps.
Your friend, Nat Emens