One of the interesting things that I have noted while building these trees is the problem of the first wife. For many of the men in the tree, only the first name of their first wife is recorded. There are perhaps several dozen women known to history by just their first names. No maiden name.
In the mid 1830s, Chauncey W Ferris and John P Cook traveled to the Michigan wilderness just north of the Ohio / Indiana border. Chauncey was the fifth great-grandson of Jeffrey Ferris through Joseph. Born in 1811 in Cato, New York, he was destined to have a role in the establishment of one of America’s […]
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
While building the Jeffrey Ferris lineage, I see a wide variety of other people’s work. Most are excellent but I do see a number of easily avoidable errors.
Ray Riegel, an attorney and traveler, has put together a significant work involving the Ferris name. His site: Henri de Ferrières (1036-1088) Descendants to the Era of Jeffrey Ferris (c.1610-1666)
From the 1630s onward, the newly arrived settlers of New England began a series of conflicts with the tribes of Native Americans living in the region. Those conflicts, large and small, were fought nearly entirely by militiamen and not professional soldiers from the English or Dutch government. Few set piece battles occurred. The wars were […]
Geoffrey Cheney Ferris was awarded a posthumous Distinguished Service Cross in World War II, as chronicled in these leaves. His brother, Charlton Cheney Ferris, was also a hero, and this is his story.
Growing up in Iowa, Mabel Alice Ferris had stars in her eyes. Or, maybe it was the lights of a stage. The daughter of Algenon Norman Ferris and Sallie Leonard had dreams, big dreams, that would take her all the way to Broadway. She was the seventh great-granddaughter of Jeffrey Ferris through his son, Peter.