Tarr Family Notes- Charles Tarr-Usgenweb-Gloucester
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Richard Tarr born around 1646 in
the Western part of England, South of the Bristol Channel; died on 13 June
1732 at Rockport, Massachusetts. He died at the age of "86. He is buried
in the Old Burying Grounds on Beach Street, Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts.
The town of Rockport erected a granite monument at his grave in the Old
Cemetery to perpetuate his memory. The marble tablet is hard to read, but
it still stands on the old burying grounds overlooking the bay.Richard
Tarr settled first in Saco, Me. By occupation: (Woodsman). Resided at Blue
Point (Scarborough), Maine prior to Philip's War; Saco, Maine
early 1680s to 1688-9; Marblehead,
Massachusetts around 1680? also in 1688-9??; He later moved to Rockport,
Essex, Massachusetts where he lived 1689 to 1732. He married around 1684
at Saco, Maine to Elizabeth Dicer, daughter of William Dicer and
Richard Tarr lived in Rockport and
the spot that he picked to homestead is very beautiful and I can understand
why he settled there. This is a great place to visit if
you get a chance. John Tarr's
is still standing and is located next to the Old Cemetery. Richard's
home site is just a short walk from the Old Cemetery at 113 Main Street,
however, the house was torn down
and rebuilt at a later date.
Old Burying Grounds: From I-95 follow
route 128 and then 127 east to Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts.
As you enter Rockport on route
127 you will see Tarr's Lane and then Poole's Lane to the
left. At the next five-way intersection
take Broadway Street to Rockport Center. Go straight to the Tee intersection
at Main Street. Turn left onto Main St. and follow Main St. north to Beach
St. Bear to the right onto Beach St. past the John Tarr Store on
the right. The Old Burying ground is
on the left across the road from
the beach just past the store.
ELIZABETH DICER, daughter
of William and Elizabeth (Austin) Dicer of Salem, Massachusetts.
She was born on 2 Jul. 1667 and
died in 17--.
William Dicer, from Salem, was
in Saco in Jun. 1680, then ordered to remove the old man and his
family he brot from Salem or secure
the town; bot farm on west side of river in 1686. Constable 1688.
Lists 33, 249. removed to Boston
and died there 11 Dec. 1707 nigh 80. [Noyes, Libby, Davis
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine
and New Hampshire, p. 196]
Richard b 26
Aug 1695 m Grace Hodgkins of Gloucester, Ma;
Elizabeth b 11
Jan 1690 m 9 Feb 1714-5 Ebenezer Davis;
Joseph b 16
Jan 1698 m 28 July 1719 Sarah Sargent move to Georgetown, Me;
Benjamin b 9 Apr
1700 d ae 83y m4 Feb 1723-4 Rebecca (Wallis) Card widow of Wm Card
Caleb b 4 Jul
1703 d 1753 m 5 Dec 1724 Martha Wallis
Samuel b 25
June 1706 d 1739 m 12 Oct 1726 Elizabeth Williams;
Abigail b 11 June 1709 d.y.;
Sarah b 1716
m 6 Jan 1732 Thomas Dresser [Pool 3-46] [page 536 The Giles Memorial, "information
was from Ebenezer Pool with additions from Babson's History of Gloucester
& other sources"]
Biddleford 1730, Boston 1734; born supposed 1686 at Saco, Maine s/o Richard
Tarr. John Tarr marriage intent 8 Apr. 1714; married 29 Jul. 1714, Elizabeth
Haines, b. 13 Aug. 1698
at Marblehead, daughter of Francis
and Elizabeth (Hooper) Haines of Falmouth 1689/Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts.
Her father deeded them 50 acres at Purpoodock in 1716;
John2 was the master of
sloop -Mary- 1711. They had one daughter
Elizabeth3, b. 9 Jun.
William2 Tarr, born around 1688
at Saco, Maine; s/o Richard Tarr. He married 21 December 1708 Elizabeth
Felt daughter of Moses Felt and Lydia Mains, called of 'Lynn alias
Boston' in the Gloucester
records. They had several children:
Mary3, b. 13 Sep. 1710
m int. 22 Sept 1730 Joshua Kendol (maybe);
William3, 22 Apr. 1713
m Anna Harris;
Richard3, b. 3 Feb. 1714/15
m maybe Mary Flynn;
Jonothan3, b. 31 Mar
Eunice3, b. 26 Mar 1720
m 18 Dec 1740 Jonathan Wallis;
Abigail3, b. 13 Sep.
1722 m? 8 Nov 1744 James Parsons Jr.;
Lydia3, b. 7 May 1725.
Moses Felt, lived at 'Casco Bay' meaning
either Falmouth or North Yarmouth, Maine from about
1658 until Philip's War, and 7
years between the wars. He was of Rumney Marsh as late as 1733, later
in the adjacent Lynn or Boston.
His wife was a daughter of John Mains. [
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine
and New Hampshire, p. 229]
Tarr, born 10 January 1691, died before her father in 1732, her children
in his will; married 9 Feb. 1714/15,
Davis. They had children:
Honor2 Tarr, born 10 May 1693; married (1st) 2 Nov. 1712, John Wise;
1720, John Wonson, They
had a child:
Samuel3 Wonson I; m.
They had a child:
John3 Prince of
New Gloucester, Maine.
Note: Honor2 is also listed
as Onnor and Oner. Richard2 Tarr, Jr., born
26 Aug. 1695; marriage intent 1721-2, Grace Hodgkins daughter of Chritopher and Tabitha(Hayword)
Hodgkins. They had a daughter. Grace married 2nd 10 Nov. 1726 Joshua
Cromwell after Richard2 Tarr's murder by Indians at Fox Harbor 22
Hazelelponi3 b. 21 Dec.
William3, b. 15 May 1724,
9 Jun 1760, m. c.11 Jul 1748 Sarah
Henery or married Sarah Williams in 9 Jul 1754?of Maine. [ Joshua Crumwell of Arundel,
Falmouth, and Harpswell, Maine married (1st) Elizabeth Larrabee, (2nd) Grace (Hodgkins) Tarr.
Joshua was listed as an early settler of Harpswell, Great Island (Sebascodegan) in 1737 and vacated
in 1742. Joshua was again listed as a Kennebec settler that petitioned for a separate county
in 1752. ]
Joseph2 Tarr, born
16 Jan 1697/98; married 28 Jul. 1719, Sarah Sargentb 3 Mar 1699-70d/o
Nathaniel & Sarah (Harvey) Sargent. Joseph2 Tarr and family
moved to Parker's Island, Georgetown, Maine around 1726. His descendants are still found
in Georgetown and in Pittston on the Kennebec River. Joseph2's father deeded him 1729-30 100
acres at Saco, granted by Bonython to Arthur Churchwell (Churchill)]. . Children:
Abigail3, b. 3 Dec. 1719;
Joseph3, b. 11 Sep. 1721,
settled in Georgetown, ME;
Benjamin3, b. 2 Dec. 1723,
m. Sarah Jordon;
Nathaniel3, b. 9 Mar 1725/26,
m. Mercy Capp m? Elizabeth Fears on 7 June 1752?;
Seth3, b. 1727, m. Agnes
Sarah3, b. abt. 1729, m.
Andrew3, b. abt. 1731.
. Benjamin2 Tarr, Gloucester;
born 9 Apr. 1700; married 4 Feb. 1724, Rebecca (Wallis) Card,wid/o William Card
of Gloucester. They had children:
Rebecca3, b. 18
Nov. 1724, m. Thomas Rowe;
Benjamin3, b. 25 Dec. 1726,
m. Molly (Barber) Plummer;
John3, b. 1727, m.Elizabeth
James3, b. 13 Mar 1729,
m. Lucy Poo1
Lucy pb 29 Aug 1731 prob m Robert Stevens
or John Carne
Anna3, b. 15 Feb.
1735/36, m. Daniel Thurston;
Deborah3, b. 1739, m.
Henry3, b. ?, m. Mercy
Sayward of Eastern Point, Gloucester.
In 1743 Benjamin2 Tarr
and John and Ebenezer Pool secured a grant at what was called
the "Whirlpool" in today's old
harbor for a wharf. Said to have been 72 by 20 feet and built of timber
and stone, it was the first Sandy
Bay pier. Each of the owners was allotted space for storage purposes.
Caleb2 Tarr, born 4 July
1703, died around 1752; married Martha Wallis,d/o James & Martha
( ) Wallis. They had twelve children.
Joshua3, b. 8 Nov. 1725,(twin)
d 10 Nov 1725
Caleb b 8 Nov. 1725 (twin) d. 10 Nov
Martha3, b. 16 Oct. 1726,
m. 30 Oct. 1746,Ebenezer Pool II;
Caleb3, b. 10 Sep. 1728
m 27 Oct 1748 Hannah Davis;
Mary b 1 Apr 1731 m Thomas Goss
Joshua3, b 18
Mar 1733, m. 1752 Eunice Collins
David3, b. 5 Oct. 1735, m. 5 Dec. 1758,
Lucy Pool; Hannah3, b. 29 Nov. 1737 m ?? James Cooper
Samuel3 , b. abt. 1739
Jonathan3, b. 4 May 1742;
Susannah3, b. 9 Mar 1743/44;
Samuel2 Tarr, born 25 June 1706, died 1739, when he was drowned in Sheepscut
in Maine, at the same time with Capt. Joshua Pool of Gloucester; married
12 October 1726,
Their children were:
Samuel3, b. Mar 1728/29, m. 9 Sep. 1760, Ruth Gamage;
Jacob3, b. 30 Jan 1730/31, m. 25 Dec. 1753, Lois Elwell;
Abraham3, b. 1734, m. Mehetable Clough;
Elizabeth3, b. 12 Dec. 1738, m. 15 Feb. 1757, Isaac Jacobs.
Sarah2 Tarr, born 11 September 1716; married Thomas Dresser.
Moses3, b. 27 Dec 1733;
John3, b. 26 Oct 1735, m. Margaret Grover;
Nathanael3, b. 5 Mar 1737/8;
Thomas3, b. 7 May 1738;
Job3, b. 12 Mar 1739/40;
Sarah3, b. 17 Mar 1740/41;
Richard3, b. 1741-1748;
Henery3, b. 26 Apr 1743;
Elizabeth3, b. Aug 1744; Abigail3, b. 24 Aug 1746;
Samuel3, b. 9 Oct 1748;
Aaron3, b. 12 Apr 1758, m. (1st)17 Jul 1781,
Alice Rowe, m. (2nd) Sarah;
Jonathan3, b. 18 Sep 1763.
[ Moved to New Gloucester, Maine about 1794/5.]
Source: Ebeneezer Pool, The Pool Papers, Vol. 3. Noyes, Libby,
Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, pp. 94,
142, 173, 196, 229, 673. Marshall Swan, Town on Sandy Bay, pp. 20-22. John Adams Vinton, The Giles Memorial, 1864, APPENDIX B.,
p. 76. Pringle, History of Glouctester Massachusetts 1623-1892,
pp. 38, 51. Essex Institue Historical Collection, Vol. IV, 1862, p. 163. James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the first Settlers of
New England, Vol. 4, p. 257. Vital Records of GLOUCESTER MASSACHUSETTS to the end of 1849,
Vo. I, Births Vital Records of GLOUCESTER MASSACHUSETTS to the end of 1849,
Vo. II, Marriages Vital Records of GLOUCESTER MASSACHUSETTS to the end of 1849,
Vo. III, Deaths