Person:William Ferris (11)

William Ferris, Sr.
m. est. 1735-1745
  1. William Ferris, Sr.1748 - 1829
  2. Margaret Ferrisest 1749-1755 -
m. est. 1770-1780
Facts and Events
Name William Ferris, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? 1748
Marriage est. 1770-1780 to Daughter Phares
Death? 1829 prob. Ohio County, West Virginia
Military? Served as Private, 10th Regiment, Augusta County, Continental Line

William Ferris was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of William Ferris in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 17, 1767. - (467) Margaret and Wm. Farris, orphans of James Farris, to be bound out. (Note: William Farris, son of James Farris would have been born no earlier than 1746 to have been "bound out". Since thie William was born in 1748, he appears to be a likely (but not proven) candidate for the son of James Farris. More research necessary).
  • Page 43.--4th September, 1785. Jno. Faris' will--To wife, Agnes Feris; to son-in-law, Wm. Feris; to son-in-law, Job Rennolds. Executors, wife Agnes and son-in-law Wm. Paris. Teste: Joseph Waddell, Edward Wealden. Proved 16th October, 1787, by Joseph Waddell, and 19th February, 1788, by Wealdon, and 17th June, 1788, executors qualify.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 19, 1787. - Page (334) Following to be bound out: Polly Woland, to Charles Markle; Samuel Blakemore, to Abraham Rust: Peter Reed, to John Moore; William Breasline, 4 years old, to Thomas Mitchell; Henry Hatfield (formerly bound to John Francis, deceased), to Wm. Farris; John Reglan, to Jacob Peck; Sarah Blakemore, to Adam Bickle.

Information on William Ferris

WILLIAM FARRIS, 1748 - 1829. Served as a Private in the 10th Virginia Regiment of Augusta County. Marker location - Mt. Wood Cemetery, Ohio Co., W. Va. (Info from Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution 1775-1783 pg 265) Revolutionary War Soldiers, Ohio County, West Virginia