Category: Not Our Lineage

Stephen James Ferris and Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

Two painters and artists of note that are not in the Jeffrey Ferris lineage are: Stephen James Ferris 1835-1915 Stephen James Ferris was a Philadelphia portrait painter and etcher who collected over two thousand American and European prints. Smithsonian Institution Stephen James Ferris (1835-1915), a Philadelphia portrait painter and etcher, collected over two thousand European […]

Those Other Colonial Ferrises

One of the issues that has bedeviled genealogists researching the Ferris family tree in the United States has been the existence of two lineages, that of Jeffrey Ferris and that of Samuel and Zachariah Ferris. The timing of the arrival of the Samuel / Zachariah lineage is a bit uncertain but it is believed that […]