Tag: cause of death

Black Cholera Claims Entire Family

It is hard to imagine. In the span of three weeks, a mother and three of her four children will die of “dysentery”. More probably, they died of cholera. The 1850 Mortality Schedule tells the sad tale of Elizabeth Bouton Ferris and her three children, Amanda who was about 11, Cyrus who was about six, […]

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.