Tag: Peter Ferris

Vermont History and the Ferris Family

THREE CENTURIES IN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY 1776 The three Commissioners, Benj. Franklin, Samuel Chase and Charles Carroll of Carrollton, sent by Congress to Canada, accompanied by John Carroll, a Jesuit priest and afterwards the first Roman Catholic Archbishop in the United States, in their passage through the lake, stopped at Ticonderoga ; at Crown Point to […]

The Captivity of Peter and Squire Ferris

From the recollections of Squire Ferris, here is the tale of the captivity of Peter Ferris and his son, Squire, by the British during the American Revolution. Squire Ferris sought a government pension for his part in these events for many years. There are a few other tales from their fellow captives but Squire has […]