Lieut. Bethuel Farrand Sr.

4 October 1741–27 May 1794 (Age 52)
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Bethuel

When Lieut. Bethuel Farrand Sr. was born on 4 October 1741, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ebenezer Farrand, was 36 and his mother, Rebecca Ward, was 30. He married Rhoda Smith on 26 December 1762, in Parsippany, Hanover Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 27 May 1794, in Pequannock, Morris, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Vail Memorial Cemetery, Parsippany, Hanover Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lieut. Bethuel Farrand Sr.
1741–1794
Rhoda Smith
1747–1839
Marriage: 26 December 1762
Capt Daniel Farrand
1764–1829
Nathan Farrand
1766–1802
Richard Farrand
1787–1817
Nancy Farrand
1789–1865
Isaac Farrand
1768–1768
Elizabeth Betsey Farrand
1770–1836
Moses Farrand
1773–1848
Hannah Farrand
1775–1855
Rebecca Farrand
1777–1844
Samuel Farrand
1781–1848
Bethuel Farrand II
1783–1852
Eleanor Farrand
1786–1809

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1762
Parsippany, Hanover Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States
children

(12)

    Capt Daniel Farrand

    Male1764–1829Male

    Nathan Farrand

    Male1766–1802Male

    Isaac Farrand

    Male1768–1768Male

    Elizabeth Betsey Farrand

    Female1770–1836Female

    Moses Farrand

    Male1773–1848Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1775

Age 34

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 45

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with gray hair or for someone who used to dress in gray, from Old French ferrant ‘iron-gray’ (a derivative of fer ‘iron’). 2. from the medieval personal name Fer(r)ant, an Old French form of Ferdinand , which came to be associated with the color.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Lieut. Bethuel Farrand (4 October 1741 – 27 May 1794)

Lieutenant in Revolutionary War. He was at Morristown, New Jersey durring the winter of 1777-78 and at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. ________________________________________ He was marri …

Sources (3)

  • Bethuel Farrand in entry for Rhoda Farrand, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Bethuel Farrand, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Bethuel Farrand, "Find A Grave Index"

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