Treasure Chest Thursday — 1696 Marriage of Joseph Farwell (1670-1740) and Hannah Colburn in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

  It’s Treasure Chest Thursday – a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1696 marriage entry for Joseph Farwell and Hannah Colburn in Torrey’s New England Marriages book:

The marriage  entry is the last entry on the page:

The marriage record transcription is:

"FARWELL, Joseph (1670-_ & Hannah COLBORN/COLBURN; 23 Jan 1695/6; Chelmsford {Farwell (1929) 50; Colburn-Coburn 17; Learned 29; Reg. 35:275, 84.4, 109.151}"

  The source citation for this record is:

"New England Marriages to 1700," online database with digital images, AmericanAncestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008, page 531, Joseph Farwell and Hannah Colburn marriage entry, 23 January 1695/6.


This is an entry in a digitized published book for marriages in Massachusetts, which was collected by Torrey from town record books and other records.  It is a Derivative Source with Secondary Information and Direct evidence of the marriage of Joseph Farwell and Hannah Colburn.

Joseph Farwell (1670-1740) was the son of Joseph and Hannah (Learned) Farwell of Chelmsford.  He married 
Hannah Colburn (1673-1741), daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Rolfe) Colburn, on 23 January 1695/6 in Chelmsford. Joseph and Hannah (Colburn) Farwell had ten children.

Joseph and Hannah (Colburn) Farwell are my 7th great-grandparents, through their daughter Mary Farwell (1709-1804), who married  James Stone (1702-1783), in 1726 in Groton, Massachusetts.

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Posted On: June 10, 2021 at 10:06AM