FARRIS William J.

Male 1839 - 1897  (57 years)


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  • Name FARRIS William J. 
    Born 6 Oct 1839  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 1855  Township 6N Range 4W, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Census listing for mother Elizabeth Farris' household. William presumably one of the two males listed age 10 to 20.
    Census: 1855 Illinois- Township 6N Range 4W, McDonough Co., IL, Image 9
    Census: 1855 Illinois- Township 6N Range 4W, McDonough Co., IL, Image 9
    CENSUS 28 Jun 1870  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Occupation: Farmer.
      Josiah Fisher living with William and Leantha's family.
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Roll: M593_256; Page: 458B; Image: 246; Family History Library Film: 545755
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Roll: M593_256; Page: 458B; Image: 246; Family History Library Film: 545755
    CENSUS 02 Jun 1880  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Occupation: Farmer.
      Niece Cora Fisher living with William's family.
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789
    Died 24 Feb 1897  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I231  Main
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2012 

    Father FARRIS Nathan Ward,   b. 1 Apr 1818, Washington Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1855  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother HUNGATE Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1827, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1873, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Y  [5
    Notes 
    • Nathan W. Farris settled on section 16, Hire township, where he owned 40 acres of land. He made his settlement in the year 1844. His native home was in Washington county, Kentucky, and the date of his birth was April 1, 1818. His people were also from the same county. Elizabeth Hungate was his wife and her uncle, Harry Hungate came with Mr. Graham to the county and now lives in Blandinsville. While on a trip to the river Mr. Farris was thrown from his wagon and killed July 7, 1855. His remains were interred in the cemetery at Good Hope, leaving his wife and family to mourn the great loss so suddenly thrust upon them. The widow lived on the farm until her death which occurred June 27, 1873. Eight children blessed this union--William J., Martha J., wife of Richard Bond, living in Hire; Milton R., in Knox county, Missouri, Mary A., wife of Thomas Fisher; John, deceased; Nancy E., deceased, who was the wife of Josiah Fasher; and Nathan, now living in Hire township [5]
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FOSTER Leantha D.,   b. Oct 1844, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Dec 1860  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Certificate No. 1518
    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. [6]
    Children 
    +1. FARRIS Walter J.,   b. 7 Nov 1862, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. FARRIS Albert,   b. 7 Mar 1865, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1865, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     3. FARRIS Oscar,   b. 12 Sep 1869, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. FARRIS Louie,   b. 5 Jun 1872, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 5 Jun 1872, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     5. FARRIS Theodore,   b. 31 Dec 1875, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1962, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
     6. JOHNSON, Esther,   b. Jun 1887, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [Adopted]
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2012 07:49:28 
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1855 - Township 6N Range 4W, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1860 - McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 28 Jun 1870 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Feb 1897 - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 636 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    2. [S271] Census: 1855 Illinois- Township 5N Range 4W, McDonough Co., IL, (Ancestry.com), Image 9 (Reliability: 2), 1855.

    3. [S84] Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, (Ancestry,com), Roll: M593_256; Page: 458B; Image: 246; Family History Library Film: 545755 (Reliability: 3), 28 Jun 1870.

    4. [S86] Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry.com), Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789 (Reliability: 3), 02 Jun 1880.

    5. [s67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 632 (Reliability: 2).

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