Leaves From the Ferris Family Tree

The lineage of Jeffrey Ferris in America

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Parents of Edgar H. Ferris

Edgar H. Ferris Born: 1832 or 1833 in Indiana Died: unknown This is one of a series of weekly posts about individuals that I am unable to place into a family tree. I cannot locate their parents, or enough information about their parents, to tie them to any lineage. Drop me a line if you […]

Parents of Ebenezer H Ferris

Ebenezer H Ferris Born: Mar 09, 1814 in Greenwich, CT Died: May 14, 1874 in Greenwich, CT This is one of a series of weekly posts about individuals that I am unable to place into a family tree. I cannot locate their parents, or enough information about their parents, to tie them to any lineage. […]

Parents of Cyrus Byron Ferris

Cyrus Byron Ferris Born: Jul 28, 1884 in Walton, Eaton, Michigan ***** His WWI draft registration says 1882 but most other references say 1884 Died: Aug 04, 1962 in Stanislaus County, California This is one of a series of weekly posts about individuals that I am unable to place into a family tree. I cannot […]

Grove Farm – Home to Many a Ferris

Ferris Grange or Grove Farm

In 1667, Thomas Hunt was given a patent, a land grant, in Westchester County, New York. Some of that land became known as Grove Farm. The area would eventually become part of the Bronx and then part of New York City. It is quite near, but not on, Throgs Neck. It passed through the Hunt […]

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 […]

Looking for Frelinghuysen Ferris

On his mother’s side, Frelinghuysen Ferris (1846-1907) is a descendent of Jeffrey Ferris through his son, James. His father was a Ferris, as well, but the link to any lineage is a mystery. Frelinghuysen is the son of Ammi Rogers Ferris. The name Frelinghuysen is found as both a last name and a first name, […]

Shoe, shoe, baby

As civilization arrives on any frontier, what sorts of signs show that things are changing for the better? Well, perhaps the arrival of Jehiel Ferris (1744-1833) in the town of Burlington, Bradford County, PA., in 1795 was such a sign. You see, Jehiel was a shoemaker, the first shoemaker in the community.

A Ferris Family’s Sacrifice

Union soldier Charles W. Ferris buried at Arlington National Cemetary

Simeon Ferris and his wife, Hila Ann (June) Ferris had a good life in Mehoopany, Pennsyvania, in the 1850’s. They had 12 children, eight sons. Little did they know that by 1865 they would have suffered the worst loss a parent may have, the death of a child, not once but three times. Henry Ferris […]

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