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The Spencer - Brainerd - Bailey - MacFarland Families

Prepared by Sean Furniss
Updated 23 December 1996

John Spencer of Edworth, Bedfordshire, England is the earliest known ancestor of this family group. Extensive material on this Spencer family branch was found in Harold Spencer's book A Spencer Genealogy. The Decent from Gerald of Haddam, Connecticut.[1] Hannah Spencer, the first wife Daniel Brainerd, was the earliest ancestor, of the Brainerd-Bailey-MacFarland families, known to be born in the United States. In The genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard family in America. (1649-1908),[2] there is a complete description of the Spencer-Brainerd lineage and evidence of the linkage between William Wallace MacFarland and the Brainerds. A reference to the Brainerd family linkage was also found in the History of the Clan MacFarlane, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacFarlin by C. M. Little.[3] The reference to MacFarland's wife, Sarah Bailey, being a decendant of Hezekiah and Dorothy Brainerd in Little's book was found to be in error, as Brainard's book clearly identifies Sarah Bailey as being a decendant of Elijah Brainerd, who was an older brother of Hezekiah.

The following information is based upon the previously cited references, a variety of public records in Connecticut and New York, and the notes of William Wallace Lord. Information about the Spencer and Brainerd-Brainard families is not presented in it's entirety due to the it's length. Readers wishing additional information on the Spencer family and the Brainerd-Brainard families should review Harold Spencer's book and Brainard's three volume reference.

1. John1 Spencer He was born in the early 1500's and was buried on 9 June 1558 at Edworth, Bedfordshire, England. His wife's name was Anne Merrill(?). She was buried at Edworth on 16 June 1550. Three children are known.[4]

+ 2. i Michael2 was born about 1530-1535, married first to Agnes Limer, married second to Elizabeth [-?-].

3. ii John buried 21 April 1560 at Edworth, Bedfordshire, England

4. iii Gerard was born about 1543. He died about 1577 at Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England. He married Ellen Whyston on 30 July 1568. Four children were listed - Richard, Agnes, Joan and an unknown child who was born 1576-7.

2. Michael2 Spencer (John1) He was born about 1530-1535. His first wife was Agnes Limer. They were married 20 January 1555-6 at Edworth, Bedfordshire and were the parents of three children. She was buried 23 February 1561-2 at Edworth. His second wife was named Elizabeth [-?-]. They were married about 1563 and were the parents of six children. She was buried 18 November 1599 at Stotfold, Bedfordshire. The Spencer family apparently moved from Edworth to Stotfold some time between 1571 and 1576.[5]

5. i John3 baptized 20 April 1557 at Edworth.

6. ii Michael baptized 27 May 1558 at Edworth, buried 15 April 1560.

7. iii Anne baptized 24 July 1560.

8. iv Joan baptized 21 August 1564 at Edworth.

9. v Alice baptized 30 August 1566.

10. vi Catherine married to [-?-] Bland.

11. vii Thomas baptized 12 March 1571.

+ 12. viii Gerard baptized 20 May 1576 at Stotfold.

13. ix Richard baptized 9 July 1580 at Stotfold, died in London May-June 1646.

12. Gerard3 Spencer (Michael2, John1) He was baptized 20 May 1576 at Stotfold. He died before 1646. He was married to Alice Whitbread (or Whitbred) on 10 November 1600 at Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire.[6]

14. i William4 baptized 11 October 1601.

15. ii Elizabeth baptized 31 October 1602, married [-?-] Tomlins.

16. iii John baptized 22 January 1603-4.

17. iv Henry Spencer baptized 11 August 1605, buried 20 October 1607.

18. v Thomas baptized 29 March 1607.

19. vi Richard baptized 11 December 1608, buried 6 May 1614.

20. vii Unknown son buried 24 March 1609-10.

21. viii Michael baptized 5 May 1611.

+ 22. ix Gerrard baptized 25 April 1614, married Hannah [-?-], died in Connecticut in 1685.

22. Gerrard4 Spencer (Gerard3, Michael2, John1) He was born in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England, and baptized 25 April 1614. He died at Haddam, Connecticut, in 1685. He married Hannah [-?-]. She died before 1683. They first lived in Lynn, Massachusetts, when they immigrated to the American colonies. They later settled in Haddam, Connecticut, about 1663 or 1664.[7]

23. i John5 born about 1636, died 3 August 1682.

24. ii Mehitabel born about 1638, died 1691. Married by 1661 to Daniel Cone (born 1627, died 24 October 1706). They had ten children.

+ 25. iii Hannah born about 1640-1 at Lynn, Massachusetts, married Daniel Brainerd, died about 1691.

26. iv Marah born about 1642, died prior to 22 December 1714. She married Thomas Brooks in 1662. He died 18 October 1668 at Haddam, Connecticut. They had four children. In 1669, she married Thomas Shaylor. He died about 1692. They had five children.

27. v Sarah born about 1644. She married Stephen Backus of Norwich, Connecticut, in December 1666. They had eight children.

28. vi Elizabeth born about 1646. She married Joseph Stannard of Saybrook, Connecticut, about 1666.

29. vii Thomas born about 1648, died February 1698-9.

30. viii Samuel born about 1650, died 7 August 1705.

31. ix Timothy born about 1652, died in 1704.

32. x Ruth born about 1654, died on 28 November 1744 at Haddam, Connecticut. She married Joseph Clark.

33. xi William born about 1656, died in 1731.

34. xii Nathaniel born about 1658, died before 1722.

35. xiii Rebecca born about 1660, died before 1706. In 1682 she married John Kennard. He died in 1688. Her second husband was John Tanner, whom she married after February 1869.

25. Hannah5 Spencer (Gerrard4, Gerard3, Michael2, John1) She was born in about 1641 in Lynn, Massachusetts and died some time around 1691 in Haddam, Connecticut. In 1663 or 1664 she married Daniel Brainerd. The eight children of Hannah Spencer and Daniel Brainerd were all baptized in Middletown, Connecticut, since there was no church in Haddam at that time.

On 30 March 1693, Daniel Brainerd married Elizabeth (Wakeman) Arnold. Her parents were Samuel (who died in the Bahamas, West Indies, in 1641) and Elizabeth Wakeman of England. She was the widow of Joseph Arnold.

On 29 November 1698, Daniel Brainerd married Hannah (Spencer) Sexton. She was born 25 April 1653. Her parents were Thomas Spencer and Sarah Bearding. She was the widow of George Sexton.

Daniel Brainerd was probably born in Braintree, Essex Co., England about 1641. He was brought to the American colonies about 1649, when he was eight years old, and sold into indenture to pay for his passage to America. He lived with the Wadsworth family in Hartford, Connecticut, until about 1662 when he moved to Haddam, Connecticut, where he remained the rest of his life. Daniel Brainerd died 1 April 1715 at 74 years of age. He is buried at the old cemetery at Haddam, near the court house.

He served as ".... constable, surveyor, fence viewer, town assessor, collector, and justice of the peace, and with others was one appointed to stake out land and to lay out highways. He was elected Commissioner by the General Court in Hartford, Conn., in 1669. .... He was one of a committee to secure a minister, 1 January 1682, and was elected deacon of the Congregational Church in that place, serving in that capacity through life.

Daniel Brainerd owned a four acre lot in the town of Haddam. This lot (No. 5 1/2) was east of main street, south of John Bailie's lot, west of the Connecticut River and north of Joseph Stannard's lot.

An inventory of the estate of Daniel Brainerd was made on 18-19 April 1715. Included in the inventory was a great deal of land, livestock, furniture, tools, horns, needles, flints, lead, powder, nails, buttons, pad locks with keys, candlesticks, posts, seed, books, barrels, feather beds, curtains, towels, table cloths, blankets and a variety of other items.[8]

36. i Daniel6 born 2 March 1665-66 at Haddam, Connecticut.

37. ii Hannah born 20 November 1667 at Haddam, Connecticut.

38. iii James born 2 June 1669 at Haddam, Connecticut

39. iv Joshua born 20 July 1671-72 at Haddam, Connecticut.

40. v William born 30 March 1673-74 at Haddam, Connecticut.

41. vi Caleb born 20 November 1675-76 at Haddam, Connecticut.

+ 42. vii Elijah born about 1677-78 at Haddam, Connecticut.

43. viii Hezekiah born 24 May 1680-81 at Haddam, Connecticut.

42. Elijah6 Brainerd (Hannah5, Gerrard4, Gerard3, Michael2, John1) He was born about 1677-78 at Haddam, Connecticut. He died at Haddam, Connecticut on 20 April 1740 at about 62 years of age. He earned his living as a farmer in the Candlewood Hill district of Haddam, Connecticut. He married his first wife, Mary Bushnell (believed to have been the daughter of Joseph Bushnell and Mary Leffingwell of Norwich, Connecticut), on 28 September 1699. She was born on 10 March 1675 and died on 11 September 1735. He married a second time on 6 September 1738 to Margaret [-?-]. Elijah Brainerd and Mary Bushnell had nine children.[9]

44. i Mary7 born 20 June 1700 at Haddam, Connecticut.

45. ii Abigail born 20 June 1702 at Haddam, Connecticut.

46. iii Joseph born 21 June 1704 at Haddam, Connecticut.

+ 47. iv Elijah born 22 September 1706 at Haddam, Connecticut.

48. v Thankful born 22 July 1709 at Haddam, Connecticut.

49. vi Rachel born 13 May 1712 at Haddam, Connecticut.

50. vii Jabez born 19 February 1714-15 at Haddam, Connecticut.

51. viii Ester born 16 August 1717 at Haddam, Connecticut.

52. ix Phineas born 17 October 1720 at Haddam, Connecticut.

47. Elijah7 Brainerd (Elijah6, Hannah5, Gerrard4, Gerard3, Michael2, John1) He was born 22 September 1706 at Haddam, Connecticut. He died 9 May 1764 at age 58 at Haddam, Connecticut. He farmed in the Candlewood Hill district of Haddam, Connecticut. He was appointed as an Ensign of the 11th Company in the 7th Regiment in October 1747 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1754. On 24 April 1732, he married Phebe Bailey/Davis. She died about 1791 as her estate was settled on 4 April 1791. They had ten children.[10]

+ 53. i Elisha8 born 7 March 1733 at Haddam, Connecticut.

54. ii Elijah born 5 September 1734 at Haddam, Connecticut.

55. iii Prosper born 6 January 1736-37 at Haddam, Connecticut.

56. iv Mary born 3 February 1737-38 at Haddam, Connecticut.

57. v Zachariah born 6 February 1741-42 at Haddam, Connecticut.

58. vi Susannah born 6 February 1744 at Haddam, Connecticut.

59. vii Timothy born 23 May 1746 at Haddam, Connecticut. Died in 1753.

60. viii Mindwell born 7 October 1748 at Haddam, Connecticut.

61. ix Martha born 21 January 1751 at Haddam, Connecticut.

62. x Timothy born 2 April 1754 at Haddam, Connecticut.

53. Elisha8 Brainerd (Elijah7, Elijah6, Hannah5, Gerrard4, Gerard3, Michael2, John1) He was born 7 March 1733 at Haddam, Connecticut. He died 12 May 1790 at age 58. He was a farmer in the Haddam Road district of Middletown, Connecticut. He is believed to have served in the Revolutionary War. On 9 March 1757, he married Martha Hubbard (daughter of John Hubbard and Elizabeth Stow of Middletown, Connecticut). She was born 18 April 1737 and died 11 December 1813 at age 77. They had ten children.[11]

63. i Martha9 born 23 March 1758 at Haddam, Connecticut.

64. ii Phebe born 18 October 1759 at Haddam, Connecticut.

65. iii Elizabeth Hubbard born 4 August 1761 at Haddam, Connecticut.

66. iv Elisha born 30 December 1763 at Haddam, Connecticut.

67. v Anna born 6 February 1766 at Haddam, Connecticut.

68. vi Abigail born 6 February 1768 at Haddam, Connecticut.

69. vii Jemima Hubbard born 13 July 1769 at Haddam, Connecticut.

70. viii Amos born 13 July 1769 at Haddam, Connecticut.

71. ix John born 28 July 1771 at Haddam, Connecticut.

+ 72. x Jabez born 23 April 1773 at Haddam, Connecticut.

72. Jabez9 Brainerd (Elisha8, Elijah7, Elijah6, Hannah5, Gerrard4, Gerard3, Michael2, John1) He was born 23 April 1773 at Haddam, Connecticut. He died 19 May 1848 at age 75. He was married on 9 January 1793 to Catherine Powell/Powers. She was born 28 April 1773 and died 15 March 1860 at age 88.[12]

73. i Jabez10 born 10 October 1794 at Simsbury, Connecticut.

74. ii Elizabeth C. born 2 October 1796 at Simsbury, Connecticut.

+ 75. iii Ann born 9 July 1796.

76. iv Henry Powers born 1 June 1800.

77. v Chauncey W. born 12 September 1802.

78. vi Catherine Louisa born 10 September 1804 at Haddam, Connecticut.

79. vii John H. born 24 December 1806 at Haddam, Connecticut.

80. viii Almina born 24 December 1808.

81. ix Catherine Elvira

82. x Ira born 24 December 1811.

83. xi Lyman born 26 January 1814.

75. Ann10 Brainerd (Jabez9, Elisha8, Elijah7, Elijah6, Hannah5, Gerrard4, Gerard3, Michael2, John1) She was born 9 July 1799. She was listed in the 1840 and 1850 census records but not in the 1860 census, so it is assumed that she probably died between 1850 and 1860. Married on 25 October 1818 at Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, to Edward Bailey. Edward Bailey was listed in the 1820 and 1830 census records. The inscriptions for the Middletown Cemetery show that an Edward Bailey died on 2 September 1833. Death notices for Edward Bailey, age 36 (born about 1797), of Middletown were published in several Connecticut newspapers between 4-11 September 1833[13]

84. i Loudon11 born in Middletown, Connecticut.

+ 85. ii Sarah born 3 January 1832-38 at Middletown, Connecticut.

86. iii Unknown Child

87. iv Unknown Child

85. Sarah11 Bailey (Ann10, Jabez9, Elisha8, Elijah7, Elijah6, Hannah5, Gerrard4, Gerard3, Michael2, John1) She was born 3 January 1832-38 at Middletown, Connecticut. The exact year of birth for Sarah Bailey is difficult to discern since no record of her birth can be found. In the 1900 census her month and year of birth was listed as January 1836. From the 1880 census her year of birth, based on her reported age, would be 1838. On her death certificate she was listed as being 72 years and 14 days old, which means she would have been born in 1833. The interment record indicates she was 72 years, 7 months and 14 days old which means she would have been born in 1832. She died on 17 January 1908 at a boarding house at 93 Madison Ave, New York City. She was buried in the Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island on 21 January 1908 in lot 90-D. The cause of her death was listed as gangrene of the right foot and leg, and septicaemia (blood poisoning) with a contributory cause of arterial sclerosis.[14]

She was the founder and first president of the Staten Island Diet Kitchen, an institution that furnished food to the sick upon a physician's request. She was married on 20 September 1855 at Middletown, Connecticut, by Rev. J.L. Dudley to William Wallace MacFarland.[15]

William Wallace MacFarland was born on 22 July 1832-36 at Bainbridge, Chenango Co., New York. The exact year of birth for William Wallace MacFarland is difficult to discern since no record of his birth can be found. In the C. M. Little's book his date of birth is given as 22 July 1834. In the 1900 census it is listed as July 1836. From the 1880 census his year of birth based on his reported age would be 1834 or 35. On his death certificate he was listed as being 72 years old, which means he would have been born in 1833. He died of Bright's disease on 30 October 1905 at his home Arrochar Park, Staten Island, New York. He was buried in the Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island, on 1 November 1905 in lot 90-D.[16]

William Wallace MacFarland's parents were reported to be Andrew MacFarland and Edea Symonds (or Simons). William Wallace MacFarland's death certificate indicates that both of his parents were born in the United States. His grandfather (Hugh Norman) was reported to have come to the United States in 1784 and lived in Chenango Co., New York. No records of his parents or other family members were found.[17]

The assertion made in the book by C.M. Little that William Wallace MacFarland changed his name from MacFarlane in middle life does not appear to be correct. The records from the time of his marriage in 1855 (19 to 22 years old) until his death in 1905 show only the name MacFarland never MacFarlane.

Little's book indicates that he left home and went to Hartford, Connecticut where he worked as a salesman in a dry goods store. His biographical sketch and newspaper articles provide additional information on his life. He studied law and worked as a clerk to Judge William D. Shipman of the U.S. District Court. He was admitted to the bar in 1857. He became District Attorney of Hartford, Connecticut. In 1859 he entered into a law partnership with a former Governor of Connecticut, Mr. Hubbard. He joined the law firm of Bowdoin, Larocque & Barlow in New York City in 1869. He also worked with MacFarland, Boardman & Platt; Tracy, MacFarland, Boardman & Platt; and Tracy, MacFarland, Boardman, Ivins & Platt. In 1899, he was appointed a Special Commissioner by Governor Theodore Roosevelt in inquire into canal contracts. Among his more notable cases were: the suit against Jay Gould in behalf of the Erie Railway stockholders to recover $13,000,000; the suit in behalf of August Belmont growing out of the treasureship of the Fenian Fund; and the prosecution of Dan Noble by the Royal Insurance Company. He was a founder of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, an honorary member of the Cobden Club in London, England, a member of the Richmond County Country Club, an original member of the Metropolitan Club and a life member of both the Manhattan and Knickerbocker Clubs.[18]

While William Wallace MacFarland and Sarah Bailey lived in Hartford, Connecticut, they lived at 75 Edwards St., 1862-1867; 77 Buckingham, 1868; and 13 Charter Oak Place, 1869-1872. William W. MacFarland had an office at 345 Main Street, in Hartford, from 1862-1868.He bought an estate at Clifton, Staten Island in the year 1871. During the 1880 census, the family lived at 10 West 57th St., in New York City. On 30 October 1890, the New York Times reported that Wm. W. MacFarland sold 137 acres of land at Arrochar Park on the south beach of Staten Island for $400,000. During the 1900 census, the family lived at their home on Staten Island.[19]

88. i Harold (Harry) B.12 born 30 June 1856, died 29 January 1864.[20]

89. ii Sarah Edea born about 1856, baptized at Christ Church, Hartford, Connecticut, on 13 June 1866 with her brother Richard and sister Hetty. The only references to her are found in the 1880 census record for W. W. MacFarland where she is listed as his daughter, and the church records for Connecticut. A Sarah MacFarland was listed in the New York City Directories as having residences at: 119 E. 46th, 1900; 130 E. 43rd, 1905-1908.[21]

+ 90. iii Clara Louise born 15 August 1858, baptized 10 February 1864 at Hartford, Connecticut; married Frank Josiah Lord, at Arrochar, Staten Island, on 21 June 1882.[22]

91. iv Richard H. born 8 July 1860, baptized 13 June 1866 at Hartford, Connecticut.[23]

+ 92. v Hetty Hart born 16 December 1862, baptized 13 June 1866 at Hartford, Connecticut, married on 25 January 1883 at St. John's Church, Staten Island, to William Ponsonby Furniss, died 12 April 1904 at New York Hospital, New York City.[24]

93. vi Effie born 16 March 1872. She was introduced to society at a party given at the MacFarland mansion on Staten Island. Six hundred invitations were sent out for the party. She left part of her estate to her niece Ruth MacFarland Furniss and Clinton Chollet Furniss. She never married.[25]

94. vii William Wallace born 19 January 1876, probably at New York city. He died of accidental drowning on Saturday, 25 January 1890 while ice skating at Brady's Pond at Grasmere, Staten Island. His St. Bernard dog "Bob" died trying to save him. They were buried together. He was buried on 27 January 1890 at the MacFarland family lot (90-D) at the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island.[26]

90. Clara Louise12 MacFarland (Sarah11, Ann10, Jabez9, Elisha8, Elijah7, Elijah6, Hannah5, Gerrard4, Gerard3, Michael2, John1) She was born 15 August 1858 probably in Hartford, Connecticut. She was baptized at Christ Church, Hartford, Connecticut, on 10 February 1864. She was married to Frank Josiah Lord, at Arrochar, Staten Island, by Rev. Dr. John C. Eccleston, on 21 June 1882.[27]

Frank Josiah Lord was born about 15 September 1858. He died on 1 April 1897 at 38 years, 7 months and 16 days of age, at New York city, due to typhoid fever. He was buried on 4 April 1897 in the Lord family lot (56-A) at the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island.[28] His parents were Reuben Lord (born 24 September 1817 at Lyme, Connecticut, died 24 July 1891, buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island) and Arietta Everson (born 6 Februay 1831, died 14 February 1906, buried at Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island).[29]

95. i Gerturde Edea13 born 3 April 1883. Died of pneumonia in November 1930. Her urn of ashes was buried on 25 February 1931 at the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island.[30]

96. ii William Wallace MacFarland born 10 June 1886. Died of pulmunary tuberculosis on 24 May 1914 at Saranae Lake, New York. He was buried on 27 May 1914 at the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, New York.[31]

97. iii William D. M. born 13 December 1887, died 2 June 1901, buried at the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, New York.[32]

+ 98. iii Frank Reuben Stanley born 27 June 1888, married Euphemia Gibson Robertson on 2 October 1911, died in 1930.[33]

92. Hetty Hart12 MacFarland (Sarah11, Ann10, Jabez9, Elisha8, Elijah7, Elijah6, Hannah5, Gerrard4, Gerard3, Michael2, John1) She was born 16 December 1862 at Hartford, Connecticut. She died of broncho-pneumonia and peritonitis on 12 April 1904 at New York Hospital, New York city, and was buried in the MacFarland family plot at the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, New York city.[34]

She was married 25 January 1883 at St. John's Church, Staten Island, New York city, by Rev. Dr. J.C. Ecclleston to William Ponsonby Furniss, son of William Furniss and Louise Chollet.[35] A newspaper article in the New York Times on 26 January 1883 about the wedding of Hetty Hart MacFarland read as follows: "A WEDDING AT CLIFTON. Miss Hetty Hart MacFarland, daughter of W.W. MacFarland, the prominent lawyer of this City, was married at 12 o'clock yesterday, to Mr. William Ponsonby Furniss, grandson of the late Mr. William Furniss, at St. John's Church, Clifton, Staten Island. The presents were of great number and very valuable. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Ecclesine. The ushers were Mr. David Marsh, Mr. Henry Emerson and Mr. Charles Phinnez. Mr. R. H. MacFarland, brother of the bride, was best man. The bride entered the church on the arm of her father, who gave her away. At the altar they were met by the groom and his best man. There were no brides-maids. The bride wore a simple brown dress. No reception was held but a wedding breakfast was given before the marriage at Arrochar, the residence of the bride's parents. After the service the newly married pair started on their way to Lakewood, N.J., whence they will depart soon for the south. Among those present at the church were Mr. and Mrs. Ripley, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lord, Mrs. and Miss Marsh, Mrs. Cyrus Clark, Miss Clark, Mrs. Fitzhugh Mayo, Miss Cuthbertson, Mrs. Harry Butler, Miss Butler, Mr. Bayard Halsted, Mr. David Halsted, Mrs Greenfield and Mrs. Dr. Feeny."[36] The reference to Hetty Hart MacFarland's marriage on 16 December 1882 made by C. M. Little is in error.[37]

In 1894 Hetty Hart MacFarland obtained injunctions against her husband who had begun divorce actions in New Jersey.[38] After the divorce, Hetty Hart and her children lived with her parents at Arrochar, Staten Island. Their presence their was confirmed in the 1900 census. In the 1900 census Hetty Hart was listed as a "widow" probably to hide the fact of her divorced status. The 1900 census also listed her occupation as an antique dealer.[39]

William P. Furniss was baptized 2 October 1858 at St. Thomas Church, which was then located at Broadway and Houston Street, New York city,[40] He was "buried on 13 July 1929 in the Furniss family plot in the Kensisco Cemetery, Westchester County, New York."[41] William P. Furniss later married a Salvation Army worker and was divorced in May 1912.[42]

For additional information on the descendants of Hetty Hart MacFarland, see The Furniss and Furness Families of Portsmouth and Durham, New Hampshire compiled by Sean Furniss.

99. i Clinton Chollet5 was born 18 December 1883.in Bayonne, New Jersey,[43] married Ruth Nina Watts on 20 December 1910,[44] buried in 1957 in the Oakland Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas.[45]

100. ii Ruth MacFarland was born 17 April 1885 at Vineland, New Jersey,[46] she was never married, she died 10 February 1971 at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and is buried in the Stockbridge cemetery.[47]

98. Frank Reuben Stanley 13 Lord (Clara Louise12, Sarah11, Ann10, Jabez9, Elisha8, Elijah7, Elijah6, Hannah5, Gerrard4, Gerard3, Michael2, John1) He was born 27 June 1888 and died in 1930. He married Euphemia Gibson Robertson on 2 October 1911.[48]

101. i Euphemia Louise14 married Joseph Aaron Speyer on 4 May 1945. They had no children.

+ 102. ii William Wallace MacFarland married Emilie Louise Schwager on 14 February 1948.

102. William (Bill) Wallace MacFarland14 Lord (Frank Ruben Stanley13, Clara Louise12, Sarah11, Ann10, Jabez9, Elisha8, Elijah7, Elijah6, Hannah5, Gerrard4, Gerard3, Michael2, John1) He married Emilie Louise Schwager on 14 February 1948. He retired in 1987 from his work as a computer analyst in the insurance field. His wife Emilie worked as a paralegal.[49]

103. i Kenneth John15 works as an instructor at Queens College. In 1991, he was working on a doctorate degree and was the assistant department chairman of the Computer Science Department.

104. ii Victoria Louise married Lawrence Kikuchi. They have two child.

105. iii Christina Elaine married Francis Barry. They have two children.


References and Notes

[1] Harold Spencer, A Spencer Genealogy. The Decent from Gerald of Haddam, Connecticut (place: publisher, 1977), reference seen at the library of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC.

[2] Lucy Abigail Brainard, The genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard family in America (place: publisher, 1908), reference seen at the library of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC.

[3] C. M. Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacFarlin (Tottenville, NY: n. pub., 1893), p. 75; the copy annotated by Clinton C. Furniss is in the Library, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, partial photocopy in possession of writer.

[4] Spencer, Spencer Genealogy, p. 3

[5] Spencer, Spencer Genealogy, p. 5

[6] Spencer, Spencer Genealogy, p. 9

[7] Spencer, Spencer Genealogy, p. 18; Brainard, The genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard family, first generation, p. 32.

[8] Brainard, The genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard family, first generation, p. 33-39.

[9] Brainard, The genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard family, second generation, p. 41.

[10] Brainard, The genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard family, third generation, p. 43.

[11] Brainard, The genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard family, fourth generation, p. 48.

[12] Brainard, The genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard family, fifth generation, p. 64.

[13] Brainard, The genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard family, sixth generation, p. 105; Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 73; Hartford Currant (Hartford, Connecticut), 27 Oct. 1818, marriage notice, microfilm Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Connecticut Mirror (Condord, Connecticut), 26 Oct. 1818, marriage notice, microfilm Library of Congress; slip index files Connecticut State Library Hartford reference cemetery inscriptions and death notices for Edward Bailey.

[14] 1880 U.S. Census, New York, Vol. 63, ED 582, Sheet 15, Line 10; 1900 U.S. Census, New York, Richmond Co., Vol. 223, ED 609, Sheet 5, Line 39; Certificate and Record of Death for Sarah Bailey MacFarland, Certificate of death #2053, Department of Records and Information Services, Municipal Archives, 31 Chambers St., New York, NY 10007. Little lists the birth dates for all the children of William Wallace MacFarland and Sarah Bailey. While this is the only record of Hetty Hart MacFarland's birth that has been located, it should be noted that many of the other dates in Little's book are not correct. The reporting of Hartford, CT, as the place of birth is inferred since this was the area where the MacFarland family lived in 1862.

[15] Marriage of William McFarland and Sarah Bailey on 20 Sept. 1855 reported in the American Sentinel 21 Oct 1855, New Haven Palladium 4 Oct 1855 and Oasis and the Rainbow 6 Oct 1855; Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 72-73, date of marriage, place and person officiating is reported as 24 Sept. 1855.

[16] 1880 U.S. Census, New York, Vol. 63, ED 582, Sheet 15, Line 10; 1900 U.S. Census, New York, Richmond Co., Vol. 223, ED 609, Sheet 5, Line 39; Certificate and Record of Death for William Wallace MacFarland, Certificate of death #1197, Department of Records and Information Services, Municipal Archives, 31 Chambers St., New York, NY 10007; ____ Vosburch, chairman, Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences, Moravian Cemetery Records (place, publisher, year), vol. 1, p. 246.

[17] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 70-71; Death Certificate #1197 for William Wallace MacFarland.

[18] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 72; New York Times (New York, NY) 31 Oct. 1905; Biographical Directory of the State of New York (n.p.: n. pub., 1900), entry for William Wallace MacFarland.

[19] Hartford, CT, City Directories for June 1862 - July 1872; Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 73; 1880 U.S. Census, New York, Vol. 63, ED 582, Sheet 15, Line 10; 1900 U.S. Census, New York, Richmond Co., Vol. 223, ED 609, Sheet 5, Line 39; the Hartford, CT, city directories were seen in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[20] Death notices for Harry B. MacFarland, died 29 Jan 1864, age 7 years, 7 months, published in the Hartford Courant 30 Jan 1864, Harford Evening Press 30 Jan 1864, Constitution 3 Feb 1864, Christian Secretary 5 Feb 1864, and Connecticut Press 6 Feb 1864; Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 75, records dates of birth and death, reports date of death as 29 Jan 1863.

[21] Church Records Index, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut, records date of baptism and middle name; 1880 U.S. Census, New York, Vol. 63, ED 582, Sheet 15, Line 10.

[22] Church Records Index, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut, records date of baptism; Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 75-76, records date of birth, marriage information.

[23] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 75, records date of birth; Church Records Index, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut, records date of baptism.

[24] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 75-76, records information about birth and marriage; Hartford Vital Records, LDS Microfilm 1313829, records birth of unnamed female child to William W. and Sarah B. McFarland, both age 29; Church Records Index, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut, records date of baptism; New York Times, 26 Jan. 1883, p. 5, col. 4; Death Certificate for Hetty Hart Furniss, Certificate and Record of Death 14007, New York City.

[25] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 76; New York Times, 11 Dec. 1894, p. 3, col. 7.

[26] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 76; New York Times, 27 Jan. 1890, p. 8, col. 1; ____ Vosburch, chairman, Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences, Moravian Cemetery Records (place, publisher, year), vol. 1, p. 77.

[27] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 76.

[28] ____ Vosburch, chairman, Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences, Moravian Cemetery Records (place, publisher, year), vol. 1, p. 135.

[29] Information noted from photograph taken by Bill Lord in June 1991.

[30] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 76; ____ Vosburch, chairman, Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences, Moravian Cemetery Records (place, publisher, year), vol. 2, p. 429.

[31] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 76; ____ Vosburch, chairman, Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences, Moravian Cemetery Records (place, publisher, year), vol. 1, p. 404.

[32] Information noted from photograph taken by Bill Lord in June 1991.

[33] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 76; Bill and Emilie Lord to author, letter dated 11 Nov. 1991.

[34] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 75; Death Certificate for Hetty Hart Furniss, Certificate and Record of Death 14007, New York city.

[35] Marriage certificate of William Ponsonby Furniss of Bergen Point, NJ, and Hetty Hart MacFarland of Staten Island, NY, seen in Furniss Family folder in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Library, NY, copy in possession of writer.

[36] New York Times 26 Jan. 1883, p. 5, col. 4.

[37] Little, History of the Clan MacFarlane, p. 76.

[38] New York Times, 19 Dec. 1894, p. 14, col.1.

[39] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, Richmond Co., Vol. 223, ED 609, Sheet 5, Line 39.

[40] "Helen A. James, Secretary to the Rector, Staint Thomas Church, to Lewis D. Cook," 12 June 1962; seen in Furniss Family folder in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Library, NY.

[41] Lewis D. Cook, "The Furniss Family of New York;" "Eugene V. Gedney, Vice President, The Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, NY to Lewis D. Cook," 17 April 1962.

[42] New York Times, 22 May 1912, p. 10, col. 3;

[43] Birth Certification for unnamed child [Clinton Chollet Furniss], 18 Dec. 1883, F26, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, CN 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360; certified copy in possession of writer.

[44] "Ruth Watts Furniss to State Board of Nurse Examiners," 21 August 1936, handwritten, certified original in possession of Malcolm Furniss; copy in possession of writer; Ruth Watts Furniss wrote that she was married to Clinton C. Furniss in requesting a name change for her nurse's registration.

[45] Lewis D. Cook, "The Furniss Family of New York."

[46] Birth Certification for unnamed child [Ruth MacFarland Furniss], 17 Apr.. 1885, F14, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, CN 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360; certified copy in possession of writer.

[47] Bill and Emilie Lord to author, letter dated 11 Nov. 1991; Record of the probate of the estate of Ruth MacFarland Furniss, Berkshire Co., MA, 19 Feb. 1971; copy in possession of writer.

[48] Bill and Emilie Lord to author, letter dated 11 Nov. 1991; Malcolm Furniss to author, letter dated 9 Nov. 1994, provides name of Aaron Speyer, Lawrence Kikuchi, and Francis Barry, notes two children of Lawrence Kikuchi.

[49] Bill and Emilie Lord to author, letter dated 11 Nov. 1991; Malcolm Furniss to author, letter dated 9 Nov. 1994, provides name of Aaron Speyer, Lawrence Kikuchi, and Francis Barry, notes two children of Lawrence Kikuchi.


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