Note: ALTERNATE SPELLING: Fordeas - Fordeus - Fordes - Fordias NAME: Father of Harriet - given by Linda Besendorfer as related in letters her family has saved - dating back to 1907. NAME:BIRTH:PLACE: Corbin Collection: Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts - Fordeus son of Josiah & Elenor Farnum b. 17 Feb 1775 . BIRTH: Full date is given in 1928 DAR file of Veda Farnham Orvis #244729 - Fordeas is listed in this DAR file as a child of Josiah Farnum (Rev War) . MARR: Westminster, Windham, Vermont Town Records: Book H, page 319 - Groom Card: Fordes Farnum, res: Northampton, Mass married Eunice Jenison on 6 Sept 1801 in Westminster by Eli...k..n Spooner, JP. (last name could be Jensson, Jeneson, Jenison) Bride Card: Eunice Jeneson/Jenison, res: Worcester, Mass - married Fords Farnum Sept 6, 1801 in Westminster, Vermont by Eliakim Spooner, JP . 1810 Census: Did not find family 1820 Census: Lewiston, Niagra, New York (Fordeas Farnam) 1m:45> - this census does not show any family with him 1820 Census: Leicester Twp, Genessee Co, New York (Fordias Farnam) family of 6, 1m:10-16, 1m:16-26, 1m:45> 1f:<10, 1f:10-16, 1f:26-45 (now Livingston County) 1830 Census: Not listed with Eunice and children - did not find Fordeas .. INFORMATION: From a partial letter written by an unknown person about 1900. Copy provided by Linda [Cleaver] Besendorfer. "My grandfather was named Fordeas Farnum, or so he persisted in spelling it. He was a plasterer by trade and a hard working man, much respected though poor. He came to Rochester, NY and died there when in his 60th year. His wife was a MacDonald and their children that I know of, were Bela, Thomas, Wealthy, Maria, Ann and Harriet. The latter, I visited at Rising Sun, Iowa in 1866. She had 3 children with her then grown." (Who wrote this letter?) . VERMONT-Warnings Out vol.1:Northern Vermont by Alden M. Rollins - (if father's family was from here why was Fordeas told to leave?) Salisbury, Addison, Vermont - pg.71 7 May 1810 - Fordius Farnam Leicester, Addison, Vermont - pg. 138 15 Apr 1815 - Fordica Farnum and family Salisbury, Addison, Vermont - pg. 192 14 Jan 1817 - Fordyer Farnam This is a book of extractions - do the original records have more information? - check...
Check this book - "Farnham/Farnum Families in America Vo. 1 - Antoinette Stepanek, Heritage books FHL 929.273 F234s . Leicester is now in Livingston County.
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