Family: FARRIS William J. / FOSTER Leantha D. (F95)

m. 20 Dec 1860


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  • Father | Male
    FARRIS William J.

    Born  6 Oct 1839  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Feb 1897  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  20 Dec 1860  [1]  McDonough Co., IL  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  FARRIS Nathan Ward | F28 Group Sheet 
    Mother  HUNGATE Elizabeth | F28 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    FOSTER Leantha D.

    Born  Oct 1844  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Father  FOSTER George | F34 Group Sheet 
    Mother  SHEPARD Mary | F34 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + FARRIS Walter J.

    Born  7 Nov 1862  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Flora A | F360 
    Married  Abt 1886   

    Child 2 | Male
    FARRIS Albert

    Born  7 Mar 1865  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Aug 1865  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    FARRIS Oscar

    Born  12 Sep 1869  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Male
    FARRIS Louie

    Born  5 Jun 1872  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Abt 5 Jun 1872  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 5 | Male
    FARRIS Theodore

    Born  31 Dec 1875  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Sep 1962  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  ASHBY, Mary Lou | F29 
    Married  26 Oct 1892  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    JOHNSON, Esther

    Born  Jun 1887  Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

  • Notes 
    • William J. Farris made his egress into this world October 6, 1839, and is the oldest son of Nathan Farris, whose sketch appears elsewhere. Coming to McDonough county from Hancock, where he was born, he remained at home until his father's death. At this juncture the responsibility was thrown upon William, and he had the family to care for. Although young, he assumed these new duties with the seeming experience of older men, and conducted the financial matters well. Upon his marriage with Leantha D. Foster, December 20, 1860, he left the care of the family to others. She is a native of Michigan, and daughter of George Foster, a native of Virginia; he settled in Hire township, coming from Michigan here, and died at his home January 26, 1868, having lost his wife in 1855, and both lie in Good Hope cemetery. In 1862 Mr. Farris came to his present residence on section 3, owning a nice farm here, with good improvements, which he made by his own and wife's exertions. His home is about two miles east from Blandinsville, on the main road to Macomb, and is sheltered by fine timber. Five children have been born to them, three of whom are living--Walter J., born November 7, 1862; Oscar, born September 12, 1869, and Theodore, born December 31, 1875. Albert and Louie are deceased, the former born March 7, 1865, and died August 6, 1865, and the latter was born June 5, 1872, living only a short time. They are members of the Baptist church. Mr. Farris is engaged in farming, also in raising English draft horses, owning two fine brood mares, and also some half-blood Normans, which he sells for roadsters and farm use. [2]

    Married:
    • Certificate No. 1518

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 636 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    2. [s67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 636 (Reliability: 2).