FARRIS Nathan Ward

Male 1818 - 1855  (37 years)


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  • Name FARRIS Nathan Ward 
    Born 1 Apr 1818  Washington Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jul 1855  [2
    • Cause: Thrown from wagon
    Buried Good Hope Cemetery, Good Hope, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I71  Main
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2012 

    Father FARRIS, Major Washington,   b. 1770, Halifax Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, DeWitt Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother GRAHAM, Sarah Elizabeth,   b. 1795, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, DeWitt Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Family ID F490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [2
    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 [2]
    Children 
    +1. FARRIS William J.,   b. 6 Oct 1839, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1897, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +2. FARRIS, Martha J.,   b. Abt 1842, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1928  (Age ~ 87 years)
    +3. FARRIS Milton R.,   b. 28 Nov 1844, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     4. FARRIS John,   b. 4 Mar 1847, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1885  (Age < 37 years)  [Birth]
    +5. FARRIS Mary Ann,   b. 9 Mar 1850, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1928, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
     6. FARRIS, George T.,   b. Abt 1852, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. FARRIS Nancy E.,   b. Abt 1854, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1878, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)  [Birth]
    +8. FARRIS Nathan Ward,   b. 25 Aug 1855, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1923  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2010 10:29:47 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Apr 1818 - Washington Co., KY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Good Hope Cemetery, Good Hope, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [SR37] Death Certificate: Fisher, Mary Ann - 1928, (State of Illinois, Dept. of Public Health, Division of Vital Statistics) (Reliability: 2), 6 Oct 1928.
      (10) NAME OF FATHER Nathan Farris
      (11) BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER (State or country) Kentucky

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