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Re: The Furrows of New Brunswick, Canada
Posted by: Jean Mayo-Lakatos (ID *****3704) Date: August 02, 2002 at 16:36:25
In Reply to: The Furrows of New Brunswick, Canada by Ron Furrow of 177

Hi Ron,
Here's what I have:

1. Peter Furrow: ( immigrant ancestor ), was from France and according to family tradition, he was said to have been kidnapped and brought to America against his will. He was born in 1749 and died at the age of 70 on Nov. 29, 1819. He married Hannah Durrah, from Connecticut, on Nov. 21, 1771 at Westfield, MA. He worked for John Bancroft and lived in the Pochassic section of Westfield, MA. We don't know when he came to was sometime before his marriage in 1771. Their children were:
a. Alanson: b. 1772.
b. Hannah ( Anna ): b. 1773; m. Eli Granger on May 27, 1793; d. at age 36 on June 25, 1808.
c. Walter: said to have settled in VT. but no record of him found there. There was a Walter Furrow in Granby, CT. in 1818, but he left shortly thereafter.
d. Peter: b. 1777.
e. Silas: b. 1779; d. Dec. 9, 1804 at age 25.
f. Martin: b. 1782; d. Jan. 10, 1805 at age 23; m. Nov. 5, 1801 to Penelope Chapman. She went on to marry Abraham Parmele on June 16, 1808.
g. Samuel: settled in VT. ( after 1830? ). No record of him there.
h. Charity: b. 1789; d. May 20, 1833 at age 44.
Please note the early deaths of these children of Peter Furrow and Hannah Durrah.

2.Alanson Furrow2 ( Peter1 ): he was born in 1772 and d. Nov. 27, 1828 at age 56. He was the s/o Peter Furrow1 and Hannah Durrah. He m. 1st Abigail Bassett on Aug. 22, 1793. She was born in 1775 and died on July 3, 1801 at age 26 of " dropsy ", probably due to childbirth complications.On Feb. 3, 1795, she had a male child who lived half a day. On Dec. 4, 1795, she had a female child who lived half a day.Her male child died on Sept. 18, 1801 at 3 months of age. Her son, Richard, survived. After her death, Alanson Furrow m. 2nd Anne Fowler ca. 1819, but that date is questionable because on June 17, 1813, a son of his died at the age of 2 days. And on Feb. 22, 1819, another child of his died at 4 weeks of age. His daughters, Aurelia and Mary Ann, by 2nd wife, survived. Alanson Furrow d. Nov. 27, 1828 at age 56. The children of Alanson Furrow were:
a. Richard: by 1st wife.
b. Aurelia: b. Oct. 1820; m. Henry Allen; d. July 12, 1882 at age 63.
c. Mary Ann: m. Henry Tinkham.

3. Peter Furrow2 ( Peter1 ): s/o Peter Furrow1 and Hannah Durrah, born ca. 1777, and m. Sally Newton. Their children were:
a. Harvey: b.c. 1803.
b. Sally Ann: m. John Preston on Nov. 21, 1830 and moved to VT. No record of them there.
c. Silas: died unmarried at middle age.
d. Peter: b. July 8, 1807.
e. William: b. 1808 and d. Feb. 12, 1854 at age 48. He was married twice. One wife was named Mary Ann. They had a son named Henry Furrow, who served in the Civil War ( I have his military records ). William also had another daughter who married and left town.
f. CHARLES Furrow3 ( Peter2, Peter1 ): I believe this man to be my ancestor, who went to Canada. According to the " Dewey Genealogical Notes ", this Charles fought in the Civil War. I only found one Charles Furrow who fought in the Civil War and he was born ca. 1843. So I think this information is incorrect. Also, this Charles' oldest sibling was born in 1803, and there's no way that his mother's years of producing babies would stretch to 1843. I think it is possible that this Charles Furrow could have been born ca. 1818 as my ancestor, Charles Furrow was. Most women produced children for 20 to 25 years. Also, look at all of the names that "our " Charles named his children: Silas, Peter, Charles...all names of this man's siblings.
Also, it is important to note that his brother, Harvey, married a woman from Newington, CT.; and that his brother, Peter, married a woman from Farmington, CT.; all towns close to Hartford, CT. And also, this Charles Furrow's grandmother, Hannah Durrah, was from CT.

4. Richard Furrow3 ( Alanson2, Peter1 ): was born ca. 1800 and lived on Montgomery Street in Westfield, MA., 2 lots north of Notre Dame. He m. Electa Allen in 1832. She was the d/o Gad Allen and Mary Smith, and she was born June 4, 1812. The son of Richard and Electa was:
a. Samuel: b.c. 1825. He had 3 children...Clara ( b. 1863; m. William Flonton ); Rose ( b. 1865; m. Augustus Velton ); and Samuel ( b. 1867; married; lived in Springfield, MA., near Westfield, MA. ).

5. Harvey Furrow3 ( Peter2, Peter1 ) ( Brother of "our" Charles Furrow?? ): was born in 1803 and d. June 28, 1853 at age 50. He m. Mary Ann Fox of Newington, CT. Their children were:
a. Julia: m. Merritt Drake; had dau., Alice.
b. Winslow: m. Ophelia Dinsmore; fought in the Civil War ( I have his military records ).
c. Albert: m. Mary Ryan; fought in the Civil War ( I have his military records ).
d. Fanny: m. Fred Huxley.

6. Peter Furrow3 ( Peter2, Peter1 ): ( Brother of "our" Charles Furrow?? ): was born July 8, 1807. He was a farmer who lived on Montgomery Road in Westfield, MA. He m. Caroline Fox of Farmington, CT. Their children were:
a. Henry H. Furrow: fought in the Civil War ( I have his military records ).
b. Horace P. Furrow: fought in the Civil War ( I have his military records ).
c. George Furrow: fought in Civil War ( I have his military records ).
d. Charles Furrow: Dewey wrote that this man's children fought in the Civil War. That is not possible. I think this man served in the Civil War, and not the man that I believe was "our" Charles Furrow. ( I have the military records for Charles Furrow who fought in the Civil War, and I believe these records are for this man ).
e. Jane: m. 1st Charles Sackett; m. 2nd Adam Swan ( he fought in the Civil War ).
f. Myra Etta: m. Henry Tinkham ( he fought in the Civil War ).

This family had the worst luck. They had high infant mortality, some died as young adults, and the Civil War practically destroyed this family. The Furrow's that went to serve in the war, either were killed, or died shortly after the war due to illnesses contracted during the war; and one lost an arm.

7. "Our" Charles Furrow was born ca. 1818/20 and according to family members, he was from CT. or MA. He lived in Harten Settlement in Canterbury, N.B., Canada. He came to Canada in 1836. He met Ann Morris, who arrived in Canada from Northern Ireland in 1836. She had been born in Northern Ireland in 1816. She married Charles Furrow in Canada sometime before their first child, Silas, was born in 1839. Charles Furrow was born " in a town outside of CT. in ca. 1818/20."
According to the 1851 Census, Charles Furrow, Sr.was 33 and a farmer from the U.S. and Ann was 34 and from Ireland. His date of birth was ca. 1818 and her's was ca. 1817.Ann Morris' religion was listed as Free Baptist. Charles Furrow's religion in the 1861 census was Free Baptist. His religion was Church of England in the 1871 Census. Ann Morris died between 1861 and 1871. She is buried "in the first church yard on the left leaving Woodstock, N.B. for Canterbury." Charles Furrow is buried in Forest City, N.B. Their children were: Silas, Isabell, John, Hugh, Charles, Jane, William ( my ancestor ), Mary, and Ann. I have more information concerning these children if you are interested.

8. William Furrow: s/o Charles Furrow and Ann Morris, and my ancestor. He was b. Mar. 29, 1849. He m. Mary Jane Wright at the bride's father's house in Canterbury, N.B. on July 26, 1886. The bride was 27 and the groom was 37. Mary Jane Wright was b. June 7, 1859, d/o George and Elizabeth Wright. I have information on her family origins if you are interested. William d. 1924 and Mary Jane d. 1929. I have exact death dates in my files but I'll need to hunt the dates down. Both are buried in the cemetery in the center of Canterbury, N.B.
They had a daughter named Gertrude Edna Furrow, who married Stewart Dow and had daughter Florence Dow who married Phillip Mayo. Florence and Phillip had James Mayo, who married Noreen Kirlin and had me, Jean Mayo-Lakatos.

9. When I found out that "our" Charles Furrow was from a town outside of CT. and went to Canada in 1836 and that he had been born ca. 1818/20, I went to town searching CT. I lived there. I started with Hartford, CT. and worked the towns outward and the span got larger and larger until I reached the MA. border from the direction of Hartford, CT. That's when I found the Furrow family in Westfield, MA. And they had a Charles Furrow that could possibly be our's. And at a certain point, all records of him stopped...because maybe he moved to Canada?
What struck me was all of the Ct. women who married into that family. Peter Furrow1 m. Hannah Durrah from CT. They would have been "our" Charles Furrow's grandparents. Harvey Furrow3, brother to "our" Charles, married Mary Ann Fox of Newington, CT. Peter Furrow3, brother to "our" Charles, married Caroline Fox of Farmington, CT. Both Newington and Farminton are towns right outside of Hartford, CT. Hartford is very close to Westfield...going straight up Rte.91.
Peter Furrow1 had a son named Walter Furrow2, who was in Granby, CT. in 1818...Granby is close to Hartford, CT.

10. Sources:
a. Dewey Genealogical Notes: Peter Furrow3 ( Peter2, Peter1 ) and brother to "our" Charles Furrow, gave the family history information to Louis Marinus Dewey, a genealogist in Westfield, MA. in 1895. The information that he gave above was to his best recollection. I do think he confused 2 of the Charles Furrow's above and said one went to the Civil War when the other one actually did. I got this information from the Westfield, MA. Athenaeum.
b. Laurie L. Bennett from Kittery, Maine. She was my youngest son's grade school teacher and she told him to do a genealogy project so he brought in the genealogy I had done. And wildly enough, she had married into the Furrow family and had research on it as well.
c. Census records.
d. Westfield, MA. Town Clerk.
e. Granby, CT. historical society.

I have copies of photos of Charles Furrow and Ann Morris, and a few of their descendants. I think Laurie Bennet said her ex-husband who was the Furrow inherited a gun of some sort that belonged to Charles Furrow, but I'm really vaque in my recollection of that. I have further information concerning my Furrow line of descent and the children of Charles Furrow and Ann Morris, if you are interested in that information. Please forgive the length of this posting...I wanted to put this Furrow research on the board for future genealogists to take a look at as well. Let me know if you need any further information.

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