Holden Farnsworth1,2,3

ID# 9796, (1779 - 1829)
FatherReuben Farnsworth4,5 (4 Jun 1751 - 18 Aug 1813)
MotherAnna Kellogg6,5 (2 Dec 1755 - 7 Dec 1838)

Key Events:

Birth: 11 Jul 1779, Rupert, Bennington Co., Vermont7,8,9
Marriage: Susanna Cobb, 31 Dec 1807, Shelburne, Vermont10,11,12
Death: 20 Apr 182913,14

Spouse:Susanna Cobb (29 Apr 1782 - 10 Nov 1858)
     Children:

  • Calista Farnsworth19 (4 Feb 1811 - 5 Jun 1888)
  • Adelia Farnsworth19 (16 Mar 1813 - 29 Sep 1883)
  • Amanda Farnsworth19 (9 Nov 1815 - 9 Dec 1846)
  • Calvin Farnsworth19 (8 Dec 1817 - )
  • Elizabeth Farnsworth19 (29 Feb 1820 - )
  • Henry Holden Farnsworth19 (10 Aug 1823 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     His given name seems to have been Phineas Holden, but he seems to have gone by Holden exclusively as an adult.4,3,1 He was born on 11 Jul 1779 in Rupert, Bennington Co., Vermont.7,8,9 He was probably one of the four males under age 16 listed in the household of his father, Reuben Farnsworth, in the 1790 Federal Census of Landgrove, Bennington Co., Vermont.15 He was probably one of the two males age 16 to 25 listed in the household of his father in the 1800 Federal Census of Dorset, Bennington Co., Vermont.16 He married Susanna Cobb, daughter of Ebenezer Cobb and Elizabeth Lathrop, and sister of the man his sister Rhodah would marry a year later, on 31 Dec 1807 in Shelburne, Vermont, with Timothy Hollabird Esq., officiating.10,11,12
     He appeared on the 1810 Federal Census of Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont, with a household consisting of two males age 10 to 15, five age 26 to 44 (himself and four others), and two females age 26 to 45 (wife, Susanna Cobb and another.)1
     Holden and Susanna moved across Lake Champlain to Essex, New York before 1820. Holden appeared on the 1820 Federal Census of Essex, Essex Co., New York, with a household consisting of one white male under age 10 (son Calvin), one age 26 to 45 (himself), four females under age 10 (daughters Calista, Adelia, Amanda and Elizabeth), and one age 26 to 45 (wife Susanna.)17 (See map.)
     Holden served as surety for his brother-in-law, Ebenezer Cobb, in his bond for $2,000 posted 6 Jul 1826 to serve as administrator of his fathers estate.18
     Holden died on 20 Apr 1829 at age 49.13,14

Citations

  1. [S2546] Holden Fransworth household, 1810 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  2. [S2560] Ebenezer Cobb, Chittenden District, Vermont, probate records, widow's petition, 3 Jul 1826, and adminstrator's bond, 6 Jul 1826, show his name as Holden Farnsworth.
  3. [S2533] Rodgers, "Affidavit", shows name as Holden Farnsworth.
  4. [S2713] Phinehas Holden Farnsworth, birth record card.
  5. [S2553] Nye, Farnsworth Memorial II, pg 425.
  6. [S2545] Hopkins, Kelloggs in the Old World and the New, vol 1 pg 250.
  7. [S2713] Phinehas Holden Farnsworth, birth record card, shows date, as 11th, and mother's residence as Rupert, with no indication of having been born at a prior residence. Mary Mettler states in "Re: Dorset, VT Farnsworths," email 27 May 2010 to author, that respected Farnsworth researcher Lynn Farnsworth reported that Reuben Farnsworth received a lot in Rupert in the third division of lots in 1773, and moved there that year.
  8. [S2545] Hopkins, Kelloggs in the Old World and the New, vol 1 pg 250, shows month, year, and place as Dorset, Vermont.
  9. [S2553] Nye, Farnsworth Memorial II, pg 425, shows date, as 11th, and place as Harvard, MA, noting that his father had nine of his children baptized in Dorset 29 Jun 1794.
  10. [S2533] Rodgers, "Affidavit", shows date, as 31st, town, and state.
  11. [S2553] Nye, Farnsworth Memorial II, pg 425, shows date, as 3rd.
  12. [S2545] Hopkins, Kelloggs in the Old World and the New, vol 1 pg 250, shows married.
  13. [S2545] Hopkins, Kelloggs in the Old World and the New, vol 1 pg 250, shows month and year, as Apr 1829.
  14. [S2553] Nye, Farnsworth Memorial II, pg 425, shows date, as 20 Apr 1857.
  15. [S4063] Reubin Farnsworth household, 1790 U.S. Census, Bennington Co., Vermont.
  16. [S4062] Reuben Farnsworth household, 1800 U.S. Census, Bennington Co., Vermont.
  17. [S2547] Holden Fransworth household, 1820 U.S. Census, Essex Co., New York.
  18. [S2560] Ebenezer Cobb, Chittenden District, Vermont, probate records, administrator's bond, 6 Jul 1826.
  19. [S2553] Nye, Farnsworth Memorial II, pg 443.