Susan Merry Farrand
- Born: 31 Mar 1857, New Portland, Somerset, Maine
- Marriage: Arthur Cobb Phipps
- Died: 1 Aug 1939, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts at age 82
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
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
Benjamin F Farrand died 5 Nov 1920 Portland, Cumberland, Maine. Born in New Portland 23 Mar 1821. Retired farmer. Born in Martha's Vineyard, MA - 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.
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.
David Mary age 44 (Merry, corrected version)
Betsey Mary 38
Jane Daggett 55.
David Merry was born 15 Dec 1805 New Vineyard, Franklin, Maine. Town of Industry birth record. Dec 1804 on gravestone. Died Oct 15, 1886. His mother was Sally Bartlet. His father was Asa Merry, born in New Vineyard. He married Betsey Remick who was born 1813 and died Mar 3, 1865.
He is buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Rollag, Clay County, Minnesota.
They were in the Minnesota territorial census in 1875. Becker County, locality Cormorant. David, age 69, born in Maine about 1806. Abre M Merry 40, Leonard D Merry 29, Effie L Merry 20. All born Maine and all with both parents born Maine.
1880 David Merry in Clay, Minnesota, living alone as widower.
1860 census in Industry, Franklin, Maine.
David Merry 54 farmer
Betsy Merry 48
Abigail M 25 dress maker
Frances R 19
Mary M 17
Betsey C 13
Daniel L 15
Jane Daggett 64
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.
Maine was actually once part of Massachusetts, rather than having shared a border. Evidently in 1815 they began campaigning to be a separate state. Massachusetts wasn't treating them very neighborly. Maine was made a separate state in 1820 as part of the Missouri Compromise. Missouri, a pro-slave region, wanted to join the Union, but abolitionists feared this would give slave states the upper hand, so Missouri was admitted to the union as a slave state, and Maine as a free state. They seem to have always just barely shared a border. This means that any life events reported after 1820 that happened before 1820, such as a birth on a death certificate, or the census, might be confused about whether it was in Massachusetts or Maine.
Susan married Arthur Cobb Phipps, son of David Nelson Phipps and Abigail A. Wales. (Arthur Cobb Phipps was born on 13 Feb 1858 in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts and died on 29 May 1933 in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts.)