1Memoir of the Farrar Family, NEHGR Vol. 6, p. 321 (Oct. 1852).
"JACOB2 FARRAR was born in England probably about 1642 or 3, came to Lancaster, where he resided, with his mother and younger brothers and sister, about 1658, married Hannah, daughter of Geo. Hayward, of Concord, 1668, and was killed by Indians in King Philip's war, Aug. 22, 1675. Hannah Farrar, his widow took administration on his estate, Oct. 3, 1676, and at the same time returned an inventory, dated 27th 7th mo. 1675. Their children were: 1. Jacob,3 b. Apr. 29, 1669, m. Susanna Rediate; 2. George,3 b. Aug. 16, 1670, m. Mary Howe; 3. John,3 m. Elizabeth Merriam; 4. Henry, born 1674, was living Oct. 6, 1697. He is credited on the "Colony Book," (see Mss. in the Library of the Hist. Gen. Society,] under date of Sept. 23, 1676, for military service under Capt. Hunting, £2 18 0, and charged £0 13 0, leaving a balance uncancelled of £2 5 0. Soon after his death, certainly as early as the abandonment of the town in Feb. following, the widow with her children went to Concord, where her relations lived, and where the children were brought up and settled. March 5, 1681, she married Adam Holaway, of Marlborough, and subsequently, Jan. 2, 1705-6, Jonathan Furbish. Oct. 6, 1697, after the four sons had all come of age, the united in a deed of all the real estate in Lancaster, inherited from their grandfather Jacob,1 to their uncle, John Houghton.".