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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Lieut. Bethuel Farrand Sr.
Rhoda Smith
Marriage: 26 December 1762
Capt Daniel Farrand
Nathan Farrand
Richard Farrand
Nancy Farrand
Isaac Farrand
Elizabeth Betsey Farrand
Moses Farrand
Hannah Farrand
Rebecca Farrand
Samuel Farrand
Bethuel Farrand II
Eleanor Farrand

Spouse and Children

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


    Capt Daniel Farrand


    Nathan Farrand


    Isaac Farrand


    Elizabeth Betsey Farrand


    Moses Farrand


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Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (4)


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."

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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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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