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Jim Ferris (#46557174)
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Bio Photo Born Knox County IL directly descended from Jeffrey Ferris who came to America 1634 from England through his son James; G.G.G.grandfather Silvanus Ferris; G.G. Uncle George Washington Gale Ferris Jr, inventor of Ferris Wheel. Son of Robert and Marcele (Holloway) Ferris.

Abingdon (IL) High School, Class of 1960;
Bachelors from U of Bombs and Bullets 1965; Masters from U of Southeast Asia 1971; PhD from U of Life; Retired US Army (1961-83)

I am trying to downsize the number of memorials I manage, so ask for a transfer.

NOTE; Pleaze use the Edit function on the memorial to ask questions, which identifies the person in question. I have tens of thousands of names in my records and your courtesy is much appreciated.
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Gary Snowberger
Parker Knepper
Hi Jim,
The links have been made to his parents.
Thank you ever so much,
Added by Gary Snowberger on May 27, 2017 10:23 AM
Rita Guzzo
RE: Ferris Family
I am still looking for the parents of my second great-grandfather, John Ferris. He was born 5 Aug 1834 in either NY or Ireland. He married Mariah Clark about 1853 in NY. He died 11 Aug 1895 in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan, USA.
Children: 1. Arlina Permila b. 1 Jul 1854 in NY
2. Henry William b. 1 Jan 1856 in St. Mary's Village, Perth, Ontario, Can.
3. Thomas Franklin, b. 6 Sep 1857 in Canada.
4. George Andrew, b. 6 Sep 1859 in Canada
5. James Leonard, b. 23 May 1861 in Canada
6. Sarah Ann, b. 1 Feb 1863 in Canada
7. Elbert Chauncey, b. 9 Mar 1865 in Mich.
8. Eva Diana, b. 28 Nov 1866 in Mich.
9. Mary Ellen b. 25 Apr 1869 in Mich.
10. Owen J., b. 13 Jan 1872, d. 14 Jan 1872 in North Shade, Gratiot, Michigan.

Maria (Clark) Ferris was b. 20 Oct 1835 in New York, d. 21 Jan 1872 in North Shade, Gratiot, Mich. Her parents are Execel Clark and Adelaide.
Death info for Maria and Owen found in the Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995 found at Rest of info mostly from census records.
Added by Rita Guzzo on May 15, 2017 8:58 AM
Rick Ferris

Thank you for the transfer of Eleanor May Smith Ferriss.

Happy hunting!

Rick Ferris
Added by Rick Ferris on May 10, 2017 12:58 PM
Judy Miller
Hi Jim
You and I have spoken before about the McIntosh family. Helen Pearl was my Grandfather Carl Fauver's sister.
We now have a newbie from the McIntosh side. He is 14 years old and a sweet kid. His grandmother is Phyllis Kaiser (daughter of Helen May McIntosh).
Tommy Pickle is his name. We met with his grandmother, mother and Tommy for lunch and they came back to the house to look at photos.

He's very new at this so I thought I'd tell you about him. If you get in touch with him and have problems explaining things, I'll be glad to help. He's a really smart kid and loves genealogy.
Judy Fauver Miller
Added by Judy Miller on Jan 26, 2017 9:56 AM
Judy Parmer Morgan
Allie Fritts
Please check your edit tab from me. Thanx - Judy
Added by Judy Parmer Morgan on Dec 18, 2016 3:05 PM
The Shoop family
Thanks you Jim, for transferring the Shoop family. It means so much to are family. We can't thank you enough. Eileene Bingenheimger-Huff my great grandfather Julian Ray Shoop(he lived till 92), who taught us kids how to play cards games thanks you so much
Added by E.A.B.H. on Oct 30, 2016 12:05 AM
Shoop Family
If you would like to tranfer any of the Shoop family I would love to mange them. My grandmother was Alta Shoop b. 1906
Added by E.A.B.H. on Oct 26, 2016 12:14 PM
George W. Shoop #8026462
I have left a copy of James Campbell will, as a photo, which names all of George and Mary Campbell-Shoop children. If you would like to take it down, that's is fine, or I will. I just thought it would be nice for everyone to see all of the children they had together before she pass away.
Added by E.A.B.H. on Oct 26, 2016 12:10 PM
Jeffrey Ferris' Parents and Ancestors
Hoping that others are serious about finding the ancestors of Jeffrey Ferris, I wanted to share the results of my research into the descendants of Henry de Feriers who was identified by Reverend E. B. Huntngton as the patriarch of the Ferris family. Perhaps a clue in that research will lead someone to the parents and additional ancestors of Jeffrey Ferris.

Briefly, that research revealed that the "de Feriers" surname did indeed evolve over the centuries to "de Ferrers," "Ferrers" and Ferris as evidenced by contemporary documentation, including records of the Privy Council. In addition, the "de Feriers" actually began their history in England in Derbyshire and Staffordshire, not Leicestershire, and many "de Feriers" descendants migrated to various other shires throughout England.

The evidence also indicates that no "Mary Anne Howard" ever existed. Thomas Howard and Alathea Talbot had six sons, but no daughters. And, while there were several Richard Ferrises in England around 1610, there is no evidence yet that one of them was Jeffrey Ferris' father.

But the evidence does support Reverend Huntington's conclusion that Henry de Feriers was likely the family patriarch.

The PDF memo linked below discusses and analyzes my discoveries in more depth. And, it relates some significant and interesting stories about the "de Feriers" (Ferris) family.

The GEDCOM file for Henry de Feriers' descendants is also linked below. Because the "de Feriers" were members of the nobility, you will see they married into other noble families, including descendants of English Kings.

The Origins of Jeffrey Ferris (about 1610-1666) and Some Ferrers Family Stories:

See the GEDCOM file:

I would appreciate hearing about any additional supporting or contradictory evidence.
Added by Riegel on Sep 17, 2016 9:02 AM
Tom and Nancy Gawthrop
Thomas W Holloway's parents
Tom's Find a Grave memorial is #14979580. It says his parents were not listed on his death cert., but I found Tom listed on an 1850 and 1860 census as the child of Benjamin and Levisa Holloway. I have submitted a link to Tom with these parents.
Added by Tom and Nancy Gawthrop on Aug 05, 2016 9:35 AM
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