Sarah Farrar1

b. 20 February 1750/51
Sarah Farrar|b. 20 Feb 1750/51|p518.htm|Joseph Farrar|b. 10 Oct 1716\nd. 20 Apr 1797|p513.htm|Deborah Richardson|b. 1 Jun 1727\nd. 31 June 1808|p514.htm|Joseph Farrar|b. 28 Feb 1692/93\nd. b 1733|p1292.htm|Mary (—?—) (Farrar)||p1293.htm|Zachariah Richardson|b. Feb 1695/96\nd. 22 Mar 1776|p585.htm|Sarah Butterfield|b. 23 Sep 1701\nd. 11 Aug 1788|p586.htm|

2nd great-grandaunt of Louise Underwood.
4th great-grandaunt of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Underwood and Allied Families
     Sarah Farrar was born on 20 February 1750/51 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Farrar and Deborah Richardson.1 She married William Sanderson on 21 August 1777 in Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.2,3
     "William Sarnderson [sic] and Sarah his wife and their children William Sally and Timothy from Harvard in the County of Worshestor" were warmed out of Chelmsford on 20 January 1794. "Warning Out," which had its origins in England, was used to rid towns of undesirables. Selectmen determined who could live within a town, and who had to move on. Indigent or unemployed individuals were warned out, as were those who didn't conform to Puritan principles.4 Their five children were baptized at First Congregational Church, Westford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in 1796, presumably all on the same day.5 She was living on 20 September 1810 when at Chelmsford the administrator of Deborah Farrar's estate was instructed to "pay to William Sanderson & Sarah his wife in her right she being a daughter ..."3 Click to view image

Children of Sarah Farrar and William Saunderson


  1. [S111] Essex Institute, Vital Records of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem: Newcomb & Gauss, Printers, 1914), 60.
  2. [S163] Franklin P. Rice, Vital Records of Templeton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Boston: Stanhope Press, 1907).
  3. [S201] Deborah Farrar, Probate file no. 7284, Middlesex Probate Court, East Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  4. [S164] Winifred Lovering Holman, "Warnings-Out in Chelmsford, Mass., 1790, 1794", New England Historic and Genealogical Register (NEHGR) 83 (April 1929): 166.
  5. [S162] Essex Institute, Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem: Newcomb & Gauss, Printers, 1915), 103, citing church record, First Congregational Church.
  6. [S162] Westford VR (published), 103.