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The Battle of Bunker Hill Seen As A Family Affair, And Other Odd Observations

My cousin, Elisha Lee, raised an interesting point last fall. He said (I’m paraphrasing) that if you could go back in time and visit certain key events as they happened, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill, you could more or less pick out numerous ancestors fighting, if not side by side, then at least on the same field. 297 more words


The Farrar Homestead, Lincoln, MA

There are only a few extant photographs of the house in which generations of Farrars were born, raised, lived, and died– and from which, lest we forget, Mercy Hoar Farrar fled the British. 751 more words

Places: Paintings And Photographs

Fear Among the Citizens of Lincoln Following the Battles of Lexington and Concord

There’s a short but interesting primary account that touches on the profound fear among the citizens of Boston’s surrounding towns, following the Battle of Lexington and Concord. 249 more words


Captain Samuel Farrar, 'The Son'

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Briefly, as I mentioned in my last post, Deacon, and also Lieut., Samuel Farrar, Sr. (1708-1783) had a son, Lieut., and later Capt., and subsequently Deacon, Samuel Farrar, Jr. 179 more words


Deacon Samuel Farrar, 'The Father'

Deacon Samuel Farrar was a senior and respected member of the Lincoln community, and I suppose you could say, he was one of the local organizers of the first stages of the colonial resistance.  609 more words


A Tornado Tale of Two Towns

***Today’s blog post was written by Fred Eggers, one of the valuable members of our museum’s research crew.  Fred is our local expert on the Farrar area, and he shares some of that knowledge in this post.  1,284 more words

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – In the evening: Mr. and Mrs. Burton went to a party at Mrs. Lynders, Lon (Charles Alonzo Sperry), Mrs. Farrar (an old lady from Beaver) and I stayed home. 21 more words

Jeanette Sperry