Leaves From the Ferris Family Tree

The lineage of Jeffrey Ferris in America

Category: Ferris – James

Current Statistics

Here are the approximate numbers for the several family trees being worked on. The numbers represent the people with the last name of Ferris, Ferriss or Farris in that lineage, I have included spouses where I could in the trees but they are not included in these figures. Jeffrey Ferris lineage: 7,095 people

Ferris and never married

Wedding ring

There are a fair number of members of the Jeffrey Ferris lineage who never married, despite living to a ripe old age. It appears that, if you were the child left to care for your aging parents, you were highly likely to never marry. Sons for mothers and daughters for fathers are the usual arrangements. […]

Newton Ferris and the Civil War

While researching a number of the leaves from the Jeffrey Ferris family tree, I realized that Newton Ferris participated in an unusual way in the Civil War. Newton Ferris, from Ira, NY, served in one NY infantry regiment as an enlisted man. He accepted a direct commission as an officer of the Corps d’Afrique. When […]

Augustus Ferris died in a Confederate prison

Salisbury NC National Cemetery plaque for Union POWs

On September 30, 1864, Union forces under General U.S. Grant were pressing the Confederate defenses in Northern Virginia severely. Forces, including Co C, 1st Regiment Michigan Sharpshooters, were advancing against an understrength corps under General A.P. Hill. After initial success in the area of the Peebles’s Farm (or Poplar Springs Church) in the western portion […]

Doc Ferris – the flamboyant orange grower

Sharon Conrad and Lawrence Ferris in Florida

Florida, in the mid-1920s, was the land of opportunity. A fellow could get rich buying and selling land. That’s what drew Lawrence Grant Ferris to western Florida in 1925. He arrived in the nick of time, it seems, before he could invest in land and after the land boom went bust. He saw another opportunity, […]

Mission to India

Maharajah of Kohlapur visiting the British residency in 1894

This is the story of the Rev. George Henry Ferris (1853-1894) and his wife, Lucy Hall Ferris (1854-?). The Rev is the great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Jeffrey Ferris through his son, James. Like his fifth cousin, once removed, Dr. Phoebe Annie Ferris, he was called to minister in India.

A Biography of Frelinghuysen Ferris

Headstone for Frelinghuysen Ferris

This member of the Jeffrey Ferris lineage took some digging. Much of what I had for him until yesterday was wrong, incorrect assumptions on my part. I am still fleshing out the data on his father and mother, but this is as accurate as I can be at this time for the Ferris with the […]

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