The earliest record of Jeffrey Ferris, that I am aware of, is an action by the Massachusetts General Court in 1635, making him a “freeman”. He was listed on a list that included 7 other men from Watertown, Massachusetts. Jeffrey, with children Joseph and Peter, are listed in 1634 as arriving in Watertown, Massachusetts. This […]
It is hard to imagine. In the span of three weeks, a mother and three of her four children will die of “dysentery”. More probably, they died of cholera. The 1850 Mortality Schedule tells the sad tale of Elizabeth Bouton Ferris and her three children, Amanda who was about 11, Cyrus who was about six, […]
Lee was one of the many, many Westchester County, New York, Ferrises. Born in 1915, he would be killed in action in the Hurtgen Forest of far-western Germany in December 1944. This was before the Battle of the Bulge but the fighting was no less intense.
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 [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 […]
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 […]