Leaves From the Ferris Family Tree

The lineage of Jeffrey Ferris in America

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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 […]

Hugh Crockett Ferris – MIA 1945

Hugh Crockett Ferris, Army Air Force, missing in action, World War II

Hugh Crockett Ferris was the co-pilot and first officer of an Army Air Force C-54 that left its base at Barrackpore, India, on July 4, 1945, bound for the airfield at Kunming, China. It never arrived. Ferris and the four other members of the crew are listed as missing in action. The aircraft was assigned […]

Geoffrey C. Ferris – an American Hero

Geoffrey C. Ferris (1918-1943) 9th great grandson of Jeffrey Ferris. Youngest of four children of Alice Josephine Cheney and Walter Lewis Ferris. Naive of New Haven, Connecticut. Ferris is buried in the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. His awards include the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. The […]

Colonel Benjamin Clinton Ferris

I don’t have a great deal of information about this notable descendent of Jeffrey Ferris. As the great-great-great grandson of Jeffrey, he was born to Benjamin and Anna Maria Ferris in 1817 and, apparently, died in the Crimean War about 1854. He was intimately involved with the Irish rebels that congregated in New York City […]

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