This is the latest list of Ferris family members that appear to have supported the King during the American Revolution. Most went to Canada with the evacuation of United Empire Loyalists in the early 1780s, and most returned to the United States.
Category: Ferris – Jeffrey
Unusual Ferris first names
As the database climbs, with over 6,300 with the last name Ferris, I thought I should post a few of the more unusual first names in the Jeffrey Ferris lineage.
Causes of death in the Ferris lineage
The current database at Ancestors.com has just over 9,700 entries. About 6,000 have the last name Ferris as their given name and are also directly linked to the Jeffrey Ferris line. The rest are spouses, and other leafs that I have not yet been able to tie to Jeffrey.
All the Ferris families in the USA
To the Ferris family: There are four large groups of related Ferrises in the US and Canada.
One of the first Europeans to see the region we know as Connecticut was Adriaen Block, exploring for the Dutch, who sailed up the Connecticut River in 1614. Block was a fur trader, dealing with the Dutch outposts along the Hudson River. In 1613 he was forced to spend the winter on Manhattan Island after […]
The Cudbeth Leaf
One of the most perplexing problems in tracing the Ferris family tree is known as the “Cudbeth Leaf.” In the mid-1800s, one Henry Dean Ferris (1755-1807) appears in Saratoga County, New York. His wife is listed as Priscilla Cudbeth (1754-1848). The two and their descendents have products quite a lineage of Ferrises. However, Henry’s link […]
Jeffrey Ferris Homestead
Names are the leaves on the family tree
As I slowly compile the lineage of Jeffrey Ferris in America, I am struck by the names of the people I record. Some are biblical, some unusual and some quite ordinary. Ferrises name their children after relatives, famous people and some just seem to pick a name for no reason at all.