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Marriage: Children:
  1. PETER FARNHAM: Birth: 29 AUG 1689 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Death: 3 APR 1777 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut

  2. Hannah Farnham: Birth: 23 AUG 1691 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

  3. Nathaniel Farnham: Birth: 27 FEB 1695 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Death: in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut

  4. Josiah Farnham: Birth: 6 JUL 1698 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Death: BEF 9 APR 1753 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut

  5. Phebe Farnham: Birth: 29 OCT 1700 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

  6. John Farnham: Birth: 30 NOV 1702 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Death: 22 JUL 1768 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut


Sources
1. Title:   Stephanek, Antoinette Farnham, A Farnham Family in America 1624 to the Present (Boulder, CO, 1987)
2. Title:   Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England Historical and Genealoglicali Register. Vol. I (A-GA) (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1983)
3. Title:   The American Genealogist (TAG)
4. Title:   Curtis, Ellwood Count, The Descendants of William Wilcoxson (c. 1601-1652) and his wife Margaret (1611-1664) (Cedar Falls, IA, Galactic Press, 2004)
5. Title:   Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Vol. II D-J (Orig. printed Boston 1860-1862, reprinted 1969)
6. Title:   Probate
7. Title:   Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records
8. Title:   Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1985)

Notes
a. Continued:   From: A Farnham Family in America 1624 to the Present, Antoinette Farnham Stephanek, Boulder, CO, 1987. Page 47--"Peter Farnam was born in Killingworth on January 9th, 1665, as we have already noted. When he was twenty-one years old he married Hannah Wilcoxson who was exactly ten days younger; having been born on January 19th the same year. The question of her name being Wilcox or Wilcoxson will be resolved when we see her mother's signature, 'Anna Wilcoxson', on a legal document some years later. By another generation that family name will definitely be shortened to Wilcox." Page 51--"When, in 1699, the General Assembly at Hartford called for a listing of all the freemen in the towns of Connecticut, Killingworth names only nineteen. Both Peter and Henry would have appeared in this list." Page 54--"It was a full and demanding life these people led, perhaps too demanding for on the 14th of February, 1703/04, Peter suddenly died. He was only thirty-eight years old." Hannah, Peters widow, is 45 and married Nathaniel Royce from Wallingford on August 2, 1707. On April 3, 1708 (8 months after the marriage). A week before Hannah died, he petitioned the court in Wallingford to have hisband Nathaniel act as her guardian. She soon died, leaving 7 orphaned children with the step-father. Page 59--There are no Farnam relatives left in Killingworth to turn to in this tragic situation but now Hannah's widowed mother, Anna Shailor Wilcoxson, appears. She petitions the court of New London to basically ask for help in the situation. Son Peter, now 19, petitioned the court to have Sgt. John Crane act as his guardian. Sisters Phoebe & Hannah also have John Crane. Sister Joanna, the oldest is about 20 and probably didn't need a guardian. John Willcokson became guardian for Nathaniel, Josiah, and John (this in a petition by Anna Willcoxson, the mother of Hannah, deceased). There is documentation that Hannah's 2nd husband, Nathaniel Royce declined any assistance or guardianship in this matter.


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