Moses Farnum House

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Moses Farnum House
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Moses Farnum House is located in Massachusetts
Moses Farnum House
Moses Farnum House is located in the US
Moses Farnum House
Location Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°2′27″N 71°37′20″W / 42.04083°N 71.62222°W / 42.04083; -71.62222Coordinates: 42°2′27″N 71°37′20″W / 42.04083°N 71.62222°W / 42.04083; -71.62222
Built 1769
Architectural style Georgian
MPS Uxbridge MRA
NRHP Reference # 83004118[1]
Added to NRHP October 7, 1983

The Moses Farnum House is an historic house located on Route 146A. in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. On October 7, 1983, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.


Moses Farnum was born, son of John C. Farnum, Jr of Chockalog(Nipmuc "for dry fox place or burned place") at Uxbridge (then Mendon), Massachusetts Colony, on September 8, 1701, and died September 8, 1770.[2] He was a farmer in Uxbridge and Douglas.[2] Moses Farnum's descendent, EB Farnum, became Mayor of and was a pioneer at Deadwood, South Dakota. Moses Farnum was a prominent landowner in the pre-Revolutionary War era of Colonial Massachusetts.[2] The site of the Moses Farnum farm and house became the site of a Quaker meeting house circa 1770. Quakers from Smithfield, Rhode Island, abolitionists, with ties to Moses Brown whose family had founded Brown University, and some of whom were among the first in America to free slaves, settled here. Moses Farnum's father, John C. Farnum, Jr., who died in 1749 is also buried in the Quaker Cemetery at this site.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Crane, Ellery Bicknell (1907). Historical Homes and Genealogies of Worcester. Worcester, Massachusetts. p. 52. Retrieved 2007-12-08.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Historical" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).