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Benjamin Franklin Farrand

  • Born: 23 Mar 1821, New Portland or New Vineyard, Maine
  • Marriage: Betsey A. Merry
  • Died: 5 Nov 1920, New Portland or New Vineyard, Maine at age 99

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1860 census New Portland, Somerset, Maine.

B F Farrand 34
B A Farrand 41
Benjamin F Farrand 8
Hiram A Farrand 5
Susan M Farrand 4
Henry N Farrand 1

1880 census
New Portland, Somerset, Maine
father Benjamin F. Ferrand laborer born in Maine abt 1829
mother Betsey A. Ferrand age 60 sick with cancer b abt 1820
Adelbert H Ferrand 25
Susan M Ferrand 24

According to his death certificate Benjamin F Farrand died 5 Nov 1920 Portland, Cumberland, Maine. Could be 1926. Hand written. Born in New Portland 23 Mar 1821. Retired farmer. Born in Martha's Vineyard, MA, actually what it says - according to the actual certificate. Ancestry transcription error. Retired farmer. Father William Farrand, mother unknown. Father born in Martha's Vineyard. He died of cancer of the face.

New Vineyard is in central Maine, no where near Martha's Vineyard, so I'm curious who reported his place of birth and what they were thinking. New Portland and New Vineyard are very small, very rural places five miles apart, that don't show on Google Earth unless one searches for them. Industry is a bigger place five and a half miles southwest of the southern of the pair. Waterville to the southeast is the only nearby sizeable town, and I was a child visiting my aunt there in the 1960s when Waterville had a growth spurt from its probably former status as a cow town, or maybe a lumber town, or whatever was up there. The temperature rarely gets above the 70s during the summer and it was often in the 50s.

B T F Farrand married Betsey Meny, and had child Adeheit Farrand. Man. This from Adeheit's marriage record. (Adebert, but it's hard to read) Adebert was a teamster, born in New Vineyard, as was the bride, whose name is not readable. Says the groom, age 46 was widowed and the bride was 37. .

Benjamin F Farrand Sr and Betsey A both have Findagrave records. East New Portland Cemetery.

Benjamin b 1827 died 1920
Betsey born 1820 died 1880.

Five children are listed; John S. died 1863, Henry H. died 1863, Benjamin F 1853-1915, Henry N 1859-1861, John A 1861-1861. Nice family grave stone.

1850 census - Betsey was Betsey Mary or Merry.
Industry, Franklin, Maine.

Benjamin F. Farrand Jr. death record. Died in New Portalnd 1915, Sep 21. age 62. Born in New Portland. Farmer. Father Benjamin F Faranad, mother Betsey Merry, both born in New Vineyard.


Benjamin married Betsey A. Merry, daughter of David Merry and Betsey Remick. (Betsey A. Merry was born in 1820 and died on 27 Sep 1880 in New Portland, Somerset, Maine.)

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