Leaves From the Ferris Family Tree

The lineage of Jeffrey Ferris in America

Ferris and the Choctaw Nation

Until today, the only demonstrated connection between the Jeffrey Ferris lineage and Native Americans has been the Humboldt County, California, Hoopa Valley Tribe. The Kurok and Yurok of the area have a fair mix of folks with the last name of Ferris now. Alvis, a fifth great grandson of Jeffrey Ferris, and his offspring brought […]

Edward Leo Ferris KIA

Edward Leo Ferris died of wounds sustained while rescuing a wounded American soldier, 1918

Edward Leo Ferris [1891-1918] was born in Spencerport, New York. He is in the Jeffrey Ferris lineage through his son Joseph. He joined the New York National Guard in 1917, and when it was Federalized, continued in the machine gun company of the 108th Regiment. A local American Legion post is named after him. I […]

Ferris and Knapp and Mead and Gregory

symbol of the fight to treat and cure Huntington's disease

I have changed the Jeffrey Ferris family tree at Ancestry to allow for some investigation of the presence of Huntington’s disease in the various parts of the lineage. I have added all the Mead, Knapp, and Gregory connections to the Ferris family. Some research needs to be done and I would welcome additions, corrections, and […]

In Flanders Fields, Ferris Goes to War

On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, I would like to list those members of the Jeffrey Ferris lineage who served in that war. The list is a work in progress. William Mead Ferris 1892-1918 KIA Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France died in hospital from injuries due to gas attack buried in […]

Opening the Ohio Country

The Ohio country, in the 1790s, was wilderness. A French presence had been removed by a British win in the French and Indian War that ended in 1763. By decree, no white settlements were allowed in the region. At the end of the American Revolution, the area fell into American control and there was no […]

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