A Ferris Family Tree
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am not making any money from this, so you shouldnt either.
1988, my father passed away and I inherited some Civil War letters that had been
passed down from my great-grandfather
my grandfather to my father. I did not know they existed until I got them.
Those letters got me started on this journey.
to that, I was not particularly interested in family history.
Oh, I knew I was somehow related to the inventor of the Ferris Wheel,
other than that, my interest was minimal. I found out that others had plowed the
Ferris Family ground and there were several sources of documentation
available. I saw right away that I was a direct descendant of Jeffrey.
And I also saw right away,
need of compiling all of the sources into one document thank heavens for the
computer and updating the information
in the sources. Unlike most
sensible folks, I decided that I would not only seek to update my direct line,
but also make the compilation include ALL of the
just Ferris, but ALL descendants
little did I know what I was getting into.
But, the journey has been wonderful.
have met cousins from all corners of this country and Canada, even some
living overseas. The updating of
this compilation would
have been possible without the willingness of our cousins to share their
family information and to each and everyone, I say Thank
communication is two-way. I do not make this journey for monetary gain. But I do
ask that if you use this information for your family, please provide
with your familys information, so I can update the Tree seems fair to me!
K Everyone involved in the Jeffrey Ferris genealogy,
owes James Swan Ferris, USN-Retired, Chaplain (1914-1995) a debt of
gratitude for his
of work compiling
the information on the Ferris Family. Chaplain
Ferris work formed
the basis for my compilation.
Chaplain Ferris is of the Jeffrey > (1) John line.
Robert Lee & Marcele (Holloway) Ferris my parents instilled in me a
love of family I grew up with 3 sisters and a brother
tons of 1st, 2d and 3d cousins and had no idea how extended the
family would grow to be.
Last, but not least, I owe an unpayable debt to Carol, for her understanding of
this addiction I have
A Ferris Family Tree. Thanks,
Carol, for your patience!