John Farwell1

b. 25 October 1635, d. 1686
John Farwell|b. 25 Oct 1635\nd. 1686|p987.htm|Deacon Henry Farwell|b. c 1605\nd. 1 Aug 1670|p979.htm|Olive Welby|b. 17 Jun 1604\nd. 1 Mar 1691/92|p980.htm|William Farwell||p982.htm||||Richard Welby|b. 7 Feb 1564|p983.htm|Frances Bulkeley|b. c 1568|p984.htm|

6th great-granduncle of Louise Underwood.
8th great-granduncle of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Underwood and Allied Families
     John Farwell was baptized on 25 October 1635 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.1 He was the son of Deacon Henry Farwell and Olive Welby.1 He married Sarah Wheeler, daughter of Timothy Wheeler and Jane (—?—), on 4 November 1658 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2,3 Sarah died in 1662, and he married second, Sarah Fiske, daughter of Reverend John Fiske of Chelmsford.2 He died in 1686 in Concord.2
     John migrated with his parents Olive and Deacon Henry Farwell and sister Elizabeth to New England circa 1636.4 In 1666 John Farwell was taxed in Concord for 18 lots, 280 acres. This was probably land his father received in the division of lands in Concord of which John had possession in 1670, the date of his father's will, who bequeathed to him, "All my accommodations at Concord which he hath in present possession."5 He was made freeman on 11 October 1682.5 He was granted 12 1/2 acres of land in Chelmsford in 1682, and owned land in Concord in 1696.5

Child of John Farwell and Sarah Wheeler


  1. [S184] Jane Harter Abbott and Lillian M. Wilson, compilers, A History of Henry Farwell and His Wife Olive (Welby) Farwell of Boston, England, and Concord and Chelmsford, Mass. 1605-1927, 2 volumes (Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Company, 1929), 26.
  2. [S190] Nora Emma Snow and Myrtle Mae Jillson, The Snow-Estes Ancestry, 2 volumes (Hillburn, New York: Snow, 1939), 1: 305.
  3. [S161] Town of Concord, Concord Registers, Concord, Massachusetts, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1635 - 1850 (Concord: Printed by the Town, 1891), 8.
  4. [S189] Harold Clarke Durrell, "John Whittemore Farwell, B.L.", New England Historic and Genealogical Register (NEHGR) 84 (January 1930): 3.
  5. [S206] David Parsons Holton and Frances K. Holton, Farwell ancestral memorial : Henry Farwell of Concord and Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and all his descendants to the fifth generation: to which are added three branches, the families of Daniel, of Groton and Fitchburg, Mass., 1740-1815, Bethiah, of Mansfield, Conn., and Westminster, Vt., 1747-1813, Elizabeth, of North Charlestown, N.H., 1751-1840, and their descendants to 1879 (New York: D.P. Holton, 1879), 7.