bullet Elizabeth "Betty" FARRIS was born about 1767. Parents: Joseph FARRIS and Mary.


bullet Elizabeth "Lizzie" FARRIS Parents: Charles Blakely FARRIS and Sarah MCHARQUE.

She was married to John Christopher MCKEE in 1876.


bullet Emanuel Elisha FARRIS was born about 1799 in Knox Co., KY. He died about 1840 in Giles Co., TN. Parents: Nimrod FARRIS and Nancy FARRIS.

He was married to Elizabeth JONES in 1823 in Giles Co., TN.


bullet Emily FARRIS was born on 21 Nov 1828. Parents: John Isham FARRIS and Sarah Louise GATLIFF.


bullet Emily J FARRIS Parents: Charles Blakely FARRIS and Sarah MCHARQUE.

She was married to John Tilford BROWN in 1860. Children were: Lily M BROWN, Julia BROWN, Sarah BROWN, James BROWN, Frederick BROWN.


bullet Esom FARRIS was born about 1772. ESOM FARRIS b. ca 1776 Lunenburg Co. VA
d.

1m. 30 Nov 1815 Lincoln Co. KY

MARIAH COTTRELL b.
d.

2m. 22 Jan 1824 Wayne Co. KY, bondsman John Singleton (couldn't find this
record in Wayne Co. KY marriages by Bork)

ELIZABETH SINGLETON b.
d.









Parents: Isham FARRIS and Elizabeth YANCY.

He was married to Mariah CONTRELL about 1792.


bulletEsom FARRIS was born on 15 Sep 1835 in Laurel Co., KY. Parents: James Isham FARRIS and Mary Polly BLAKELY.

He was married to Jane WISOR in 1856. Children were: Mahala A "Mahaley" FARRIS, Doke FARRIS, Mary Elizabeth FARRIS, Julia FARRIS, Nora FARRIS, Callie Daisy FARRIS.


bullet Esom FARRIS was born on 16 Apr 1816. Parents: John Isham FARRIS and Sarah Louise GATLIFF.


bullet Eunice FARRIS was born in Pittsylvania Co., VA. EUNICE FARRIS b. Pittsylvania Co. VA
d.

m. 1800 Pittsylvania Co. VA, by Rev. John Jenkins **

NATHAN ROWLAND b. Pittsylvania Co. VA
d.

5-149 ELIZABETH FARIS




27 Feb 1815 Pittsylvania Co. VA, Eunice and Elizabeth named in will of Jacob Farris. **


References: Will of Jacob Farris, Pittsylvania Co. Va, 27 Feb. 1815
Marriage Records, Pittsylvania Co. VA

Parents: Jacob FARRIS and Priscilla.


bullet Garvin B FARRIS was born on 25 May 1898 in Horse Cave, KY. Garvin B Farris was a Colonel in the US Army, serving in both WW 1 and 11. per Robert E Farris, a son of Garvin. Parents: Samuel Kelly FARRIS and Anise GARVIN.

Children were: Robert E FARRIS, Garvin B FARRIS Jr..


bulletGarvin B FARRIS Jr.. Parents: Garvin B FARRIS.


bulletGeorge FARRIS. Parents: John Bird FARRIS.


bulletGeorge FARRIS was born on 25 Jul 1776 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Parents: John Esom FARRIS and Martha Lucy CAMPBELL.


bullet George Washington FARRIS was born in 1784 in Lincoln Co., KY. Parents: Isaac FARRIS and Jerusha "Molly" VAUGHAN .


bulletGilbert FARRIS was born in 1789. He died in 1822.

Children were: Mary.


bulletHansford FARRIS was born on 23 Nov 1825 in Laurel Co., KY. He died on 1 Nov 1866 in Laurel Co., KY. Information obtained from a CD on Internet per Peggy Smith. Parents: James Isham FARRIS and Mary Polly BLAKELY.

He was married to Mary Hancock JACKSON on 2 Dec 1847. Children were: Minerva C FARRIS, James Harvey FARRIS, Stephen Jackson FARRIS, Humphrey Tunsil FARRIS , Joe Francis Jackson FARRIS.


bullet Hansford Lee FARRIS was born on 15 Feb 1876 in Laurel Co., KY. Parents: James Harvey FARRIS and Mary Catherine "Kittie" PEARL.

He was married to Edna L BUCKY about 1896.


bullet Henrietta E FARRIS Parents: Isaac Henderson FARRIS and Polly SMITH.


bullet Henry FARRIS was born about 1670 in Glomorozon, Wales. Linda Farris Fox states on Internet that the book "Nation Builders" states the Henry Farris was an imigrant from Glomorozon, Wales to Virginia.
In Reply to: Millie Jerusha Farris posted by Dee Dickerson on December 22, 1997 at 16:46:51:

Hello Dee
I found the following records at the Marietta, Ga. Gen. library:
DB 5 pgs 161-2
29 Jan 1795
DAVID QUARLES and his wife JUDITH QUARLES of Henry County to JOHN QUARLES of the same for the sum of Fifty pounds sells 80 acres of land beginning at the mouth of Ray's Creek, joins GEORGE HARIRSTON and the Big Marrowbone Creek.
WIT. none DAVID(X) QUARLES

ALSO:

from: ms Reba Brady. Cookeville, Tn the followin:
She shows her line proceeding from Ian Esom Farris thru. Henry, Thomas 1 (m.JUDITH QUARLES), Thomas 2,
and Thomas 3.

I don't think Reba is on the www but I can find her snail mail address for you if you think you want to contact her??? Dick Farris in Atlanta

following from Zip file 24 Nov 1998
HENRY FARRIS b.
d.

m.

----------- ------------ b.
d.

*3-1 THOMAS ca 1709
*3-2 WILLIAM ca 1714
*3-3 JUDITH 1715 1m Luke Smith
2m Caleb Edmundson
*3-4 JAMES ESOM 1722 m. Smantha Malcolm
(Susanna Luellen Malcolm)
*3-5 JOSEPH ca 1725
*3-6 CHARLES ca 1728 m. Edy (or Ete) - -
*3-7 JACOB 1729 (1713) m. Priscilla - - -


A document in Lunenburg Co VA states that Henry Farris is the father of Judith
Farris-Smith (3-3). Another document in Lunenburg Co. states that James Esom Farris
(3-4) is a brother of Judith (3-3).

Mrs. McPherson, in her book "Nation Builders", states that Henry was the father of
Judith Farris-Smith. She further states that Henry Farris was from Wales.

Verbal family history states that five Farris brothers came to America from Wales,
possibly from Glomorozon, Wales.

Henry had a tavern on Olds Street in Petersburg, VA
He had a farm in Halifax Co. VA
5 May 1761 Henry and Peter Farris sold land to David Farris, Lunenburg Co. VA
Henry was associated with Judith Smith and James Esom Farris in
Lunenburg, Co. VA

(NOTE: To date, we have found no evidence of Henry's existence in the
records of Halifax and Lunenburg Cos. VA. Nor have we found the above
mentioned documents (skm).

1997 Update Parents: Ian Easom FARRIS and Emily Jane CAMERON.

Children were: Thomas FARRIS , Judith FARRIS, William FARRIS, James Esom FARRIS, Joseph FARRIS, Charles FARRIS, Jacob FARRIS.


bulletHiley Minerva/Esther FARRIS was born on 26 Mar 1812. Parents: John Isham FARRIS and Sarah Louise GATLIFF.


bullet Hiram FARRIS Parents: Charles Blakely FARRIS and Sarah MCHARQUE.

He was married to Lucy WHITE in 1872. Children were: Charlie FARRIS, May FARRIS, Delia FARRIS.


bullet Horace FARRIS Parents: Samuel Kelly FARRIS and Anise GARVIN.


bullet Humphrey Tunsil FARRIS was born on 5 Apr 1864 in Laurel Co., KY. Parents: Hansford FARRIS and Mary Hancock JACKSON.

He was married to Millie REEDER about 1885.


bullet Ian Easom FARRIS was born about 1640 in Rutherglen, Scotland. Posted by Robert E. Farris on July 12, 1998 at 19:39:13:
Cousin Tom: We have Ian Esom's date of birth 1640ca. He married Emily Jane Cameron in Edinburgh Scotland May 20, 1661. Sailed to Albemarle Colony, NC in 1663. Let us know if you would like any more information.
Dot & Bob Farris
Poster by James Farris 12 Feb 1998, Ian Esom Farris sailed from Scotland to Virginia in 1663. He and his wife had children who lived in Pittsylvania Co., VA (on the NC border) during the 1700's.
Posted by Tom Farris on July 19, 1998 at 14:46:57:
Dear Dot and Bob:
Thank you a lot for your reply any info would be greatly appreciated. I have hit and miss info. Looking forward to any info.
Thank you for you time. I'll buy dinner sometime.
Tom in Phx.
Posted by Linda Farris Fox on July 10, 1998 at 22:32:01:
Does anyone have information regarding Ian's son Henry's marriage or Henry's son Joseph's marriage? I have conflicting info between Joseph Sr.'s wife and Joseph Jr.s wife as well. I am showing Dianna Buckley as Joseph Jr.'s wife and "Dianna" as Joseph Sr.s wife. Help from anywhere is appreciated. : Surnames: Farris Family Genealogy Forum
Per Laurel Farris Goforth: Ian Esom Farris had five sons which are recorded. 31 Aug 1998 lsp
Posted by Robert E. Farris on June 07, 1998 at 16:08:55:
Ian Esom is my line. Here is what I now know: Ian Esom had 5 sons. I am a decendent of Henry's son James Esom. Jame's son was Issac and he was killed in the "Farris Defeat" on Green River Kentucky in 1788. Iassac and his bother Nathan along with John Pointer had settled along the river when they were attacked by Indians. Issac and John Pointer died immediately, but Nathan held off the Indians allowing the women and children to escape back to the fort. Nathan was hailed a hero even though he too died in the attack. The young son, John Thomas continued the line.
John Thomas had a son, John Bird followed by Samuel Kelly, my Grandfather. S.K. had two sons, Garvin B and Horace. Garvin B is my father and he had two sons, myself and my brother Garvin B. Jr.
My Father was born in Horse Cave, KY in 1898.
Samuel Kelly Farris had at least two brothers Charles and George and they both lived in Kentucky near Shepardsville. Samuel Kelly was killed in a train wreck in Georgia in 1912. He was the engineer on a "fast" freight. The wreck occured as a result of a wash out of a small bridge on Kennesaw Mountain. My Father was the "call boy" who called the wreck crew to go to the wreck site, not knowing it was his Father at the time.
My wife and I plan to visit Wales this fall to see if we can get beyond Ian Esom. It is my understanding that the Farris surname has roots in Lebanon and means "fearless warrior on horseback". Any information about where to start in Wales would be most helpful. It is our understanding that Ian Esom and Emily met in Edinburgh Scotland, but left from Wales to North Carolina in 1663.

Robert E. Farris also states that Ian Esom sailed to Albermarle Colony, NC in 1663.

rom: dyancey@miami.edu (Yancey, Dennis J)
To: LParr30983@aol.com ('LParr30983@aol.com')

Farris/Yancey researchers:

Sandy McIntire
Farris Files Family Newsletter
5015 Montclair Dr. NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

Lanell Pappas
PAPPAS5@AIRMAIL.NET

Rose Till
RTILL@INDY.NET

Dalene Doman
ddoman@MAIL.CSWNET.COM

following from Zip file 24 Nov 1998 lsp
1-1 1-1

IAN ESOM FARRIS b.
d.

m. 20 May 1661 Edinburgh, Scotland

EMILY JANE CAMERON b.
d.

*2-1 HENRY
2-2 PETER
2-3 SAMUEL
2-4 ISAAC
2-5 WILLIAM

These names are not in order of birth. William may be the older and Henry the younger
1663 Came to the Albemarle Colony NC
1695 Was with Peter on Harvey Creek in Old Albemarle.
William Farris was "Sheriff of all of North Carolina". He later moved to Wilmington,
NC, where the King gave him orders to supply the "Islands off the coast of America".

The Albemarle Colony was located in what is now the northeast corner of North Carolina.
The exact location of Ian's farm has not yet been determined. Records of this time are
few and the information we seek has eluded us to date.

Information suggests that James Esom Farris (3-4) left a record that contained the
following paraphrased remarks:

"My grandfather was Ian Esom Farris who married Emily Jane Cameron 20 May 1661,
in Edinburg, Scotland and came to the Albemarle Colony in 1663."

One source suggests that the above information was engraved on "a piece of leather"
and framed, and that later, the "leather" was removed and discarded, and the frame
used to make a shadow-box. This was in Whitley Co. in one of the Gatliff families.

Verbal family history states that five Farris brothers (sons of Ian Esom Farris,
(1-1)) came to "America" from Wales. This is strengthened by McPherson in her
book,"Nation Builders", when she states that Henry Farris (2-1), father of Judith
Farris-Smith (3-3), came from Wales.

There could be several reasons why Ian's 5 sons were listed as "coming to America
from Wales" - They may have been sent back to the "old country" for education.
William is thought to have gone to to Wilmington, NC and had a been ordered by the
King to supply "the Islands off the coast of America", and thus had a fleet of ships,
and the brothers were back "east" on business, and their last port of call was in
Wales, and the records show only that their ship came from Wales.

One Farris Coat Of Arms consists of a pear shaped shield upon which is superimposed
a chain of hills or mountains, and at their foothills is planted the Cross of Salem
or the Pontifical Cross. in the rear and to the left facing the cross and above the
upper crossarm are two lions crouching, with their feet extended, one above the
other, and near the intersection of the upper arm of the cross. At the lower part
of the cross is the letter "F" in old English design. The two lions were symbolic
of the two peoples who inhabited Scotland prior to the invasion of that country.
These were the Picts and the Scots.


** I think that the Isaac and William that Randall has listed were the Isaac and
William of North Carolina, in which case the records tend not to support the theory
that they were sons of Ian but not knowing the source of Randall's information I will
not remove them until further proof is found. skm

Source(s): Randall Farris
** Sandra McIntire (updated 5/9/96)

He was married to Emily Jane CAMERON on 20 May 1661 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Children were: Henry FARRIS , Peter FARRIS, Samuel FARRIS , Isaac FARRIS, William FARRIS .


bullet Isaac FARRIS was born about 1754 in Lunnenburg Co., VA. He died in Feb 1788 in Green River, KY.
As told by Robert E. Farris in the Genforum on line on 7 June 1998 ls
Issac was killed in the "Farris Defeat" on Green River, KY. Issac and his brother Nathan, along with John Pointer had settled along the river when they were attacked by Indians, in Feb 1788, according to Col. William Whitley. Issac and John Pointer died immediately, but Nathan held off the Indians allowing the women and children to escape back to the fort. Nathan was hailed a hero even though he too died in the attack. A black woman hid under the bed and lived to tell the story. The young son, John Thomas continued the line. .

In a story by John Watts:
An 1954 article from The Sentinel-Echo, London, KY, refers to Isaac and his brother Nathan being killed by Indians in an attack on their homes in February 1788, according to Col. William Whitley. Their brothers, Isham and John helped bury the dead in the "McNitt" Defeat, in what is now Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park.
Isaac's death is also recorded as Feb 1790 by Laurel Farris Goforth. lsp
In Reply to: Genealogy posted by Walter T.(Tom) Farris on January 18, 1998 at 13:58:56:

Tom!
Since I wrote you earlier to day I've remembered and found your JOHNSON POPE FARRIS in Randall's gen. It has your line thus:
Ian Esom F
Henry F
James Esom F
Johnson F
Isaac F
Johnson Pope F. b6 Apr 1830 Daviss Co., IN "He was killed in western Kansas by Indians during a Indian raid on a train"You proberly already have this?????
I don't have JPF's wife or chilren but have his father's and ancestors's family groups. Let me hear. Dick in Atlanta
Hi Tom!
I have a ISAAC FARRIS b1790? who married Polly Smith May 25, 1812 in Barren Co., KY. Children:
John
Mary A.
Henrietta E.
Joshua
Jesse B.
Jerusha V.

This Isaac Farris was the son of the Isaac who (with his brother Nathan ) was killed by Indians in c1789. If this is a connection it will tie you in all the way back to Ian Esom F. Let me hear. Dick farris in atlanta.

following from Zip file
ISAAC FARRIS b. 1754 Lunenburg Co. VA
d. Feb 1790 Lincoln Co. KY

m. ca 1778 VA

JERUSHA VAUGHN (Molly) b. Pittsylvania Co. VA
d.

*5-34 SUSANNAH 1779 m. James Bird
*5-35 JOHN THOMAS 1781 1m.Mary H. Shelton
2m.Jane Bird
3m.Sophia Newell
5-36 ELIZABETH 1783 Lincoln Co. VA (KY) m. Conrad Walters
*5-37 GEORGE WASHINGTON 1784 Lincoln Co. VA (KY) m. Nancy Shelton
5-38 WILUMETH 1786 Lincoln Co. VA (KY) m. James Fitzgerald
*5-39 ISAAC 1788 Lincoln Co. KY m. Polly Smith




Parents: James Esom FARRIS and Samantha/Susanna Luellen MALCOLM.

He was married to Jerusha "Molly" VAUGHAN about 1778 in VA. Children were: Susanna FARRIS, John Thomas FARRIS, Elizabeth FARRIS, George Washington FARRIS, Wilumeth FARRIS, Isaac Henderson FARRIS.


bullet Isaac FARRIS Parents: Ian Easom FARRIS and Emily Jane CAMERON.


bullet Isaac FARRIS Parents: John Esom FARRIS and Martha Lucy CAMPBELL.

Children were: Johnson FARRIS .


bulletIsaac Henderson FARRIS was born in 1788 in Lincoln Co., KY. Parents: Isaac FARRIS and Jerusha "Molly" VAUGHAN .

He was married to Polly SMITH on 25 May 1812 in Barren Co., KY. Children were: John FARRIS, Mary A FARRIS, Henrietta E FARRIS, Joshua FARRIS, Jesse B FARRIS, Jerusha V FARRIS.


bullet Isham FARRIS(15) was born on 2 Jan 1751 in Lunnenbury Co., VA. Isham may have been born in Wales He died on 14 Mar 1848 in Laurel Co., KY. Isham may have been brother to: Nathan, Isaacs (D 6 Aug 1788), and John Farris. All were in Lincoln Co., KY at the same time.
This part of KY was Va until the states changed boundaries in 1780. On the Va. Taxpayer Roll of 1782-1787:
Faris, Isam
Faris, Issac (their spelling)
Faris, John
Faris, Nathan
Laurel Co., 1850 Census:
# 465: Dicy Faris (F) B: 1775 in Va Midwife (Possible wife to a brother of Isham, as he named a daughter Dicie)
Also on 1850 census:
Thomas B 1817 KY, wife: Mary B 1819 KY, with son John B 1844 (Thomas possible son of Isham and Elizabeth.
Per CD # 7 from Internet...
Isham was born 2 Jan 1751 in Lunenburg Co., VA and died 14 Mar 1848 in Laurel Co., KY. He married Elizabeth Yancey 1 Sept 1806 in Knox Co., KY by Rev Stewart.
Per Laurel Farris Goforth on Internet: Isham was born 2 Jan 1751 lsp
Death date also given as 14 Mar 1848.
Yancey, Elizabeth (*1763 - ) - female
spouse: Farris, Isham (1751 - 1848)
- m. 1 SEP 1806 in Knox Co., KY
----------child: Farris, Eden (1772 - )
----------child: Farris, Dicey (1775 - )
----------child: Farris, John (*1785 - )
----------child: Farris, Luce B. (*1785 - )
----------child: Farris, Elizabeth (*1785 - )
----------child: Farris, Joseph (1788 - )
----------child: Farris, Esom (*1788 - )
----------child: Farris, James Isham (1797 - )
Following from Zip file 24 Nov 1998
ISHAM FARRIS b. 2 Jan 1751 Lunenburg Co. VA
d. 14 Mar 1848 Laurel Co. KY

m. 1 Sep 1806 Knox Co. KY, by Rev. Stewart, Bk. A, p. 18

ELIZABETH YANCEY b.
d.

5-20 EDEN 1782 Virginia m. Daniel Shotwell
*5-21 DICEY 1775 Virginia m. Gilbert Farris
*5-22 ESOM m. Monah Contrell
5-23 JOHN ca 1780 m. Franky Halrode
*5-200 JOSEPH L. ca 1800 Lincoln Co. KY m. Sarah McWhorter
*5-25 JAMES ISHAM Apr 1797 Lincoln Co. KY m. Mary Blakeley
5-26 LUCE B. Lincoln Co. KY m. John Briant
*5-27 ELIZABETH Lincoln Co. KY m. Robert Lewis

Laurel County Death Notices shows Eden Shotwell age 73, parents, Isham and Elizabeth Faris; widowed. b. Virginia; d. 4 Dec 1855.

This may indicate that Isham did not marry until 1806, OR this recorded marriage was a RE-marriage, OR his second wife was named Elizabeth, too. Also indicates that Elizabeth may not have accompanied Isham into KY in 1781.

14 Sep 1773 Halifax Co. VA, DB 9, p. 128: wit. deed of William & Sarah East to John Farris, 100 a. on south branches of Brush Cr. Other wit: James Faris. Rec. 16 Sep 1773. **
18 Jun 1777 Halifax Co. VA, DB 10, p. 228: George Addams of Bedford County, to Arthar Kesee (Kezee) of Halifax, for 75 pounds, one certain tract of land of about 300 acres in Halifax on Cow Cr., being part of a patent of greater entity, dated 15 June 1773, granted first to John Addams, and bounded by Shadrack Tribble, Thomas Bechot(?) Jr....survey to a dividing line in the same land conveyed to Isam Farist. Signed: George (A his mark) Addams. Wit: Spellsbe Tribble, Benja (B his mark) Branham, Joseph Collins. Rec. 19 Jun 1777. **
15 Feb 1779 Halifax Co. VA, DB 11, p. 219: Joshua Stone of Pittsylvania County to Isham Farris of Halifax, for 20 pounds, about 40 acres in Pittsylvania Co. and Halifax on the branches of Allen Cr., including the house wherein said Farris now lives, and bounded by Ramey, said Stone, John Magrugger. Signed: Joshua Stone. Wit: none. Rec. 18 Feb. 1779. **
1780 Botetourt Co. VA - Marched under Col. Crockett into NC to reinforce Gen Green. Served 47 days. (Was moving from Halifax to Kentucky and stopped in Botetourt where he was living at the time he enlisted, see pension application). **
1 Nov 1781 Halifax Co. VA, DB 12, p. 176: Isam Faris with John Ramey, to John Glass, for 40 pounds, about 80 acres, part of the same lying in Halifax and some small part therof in Pittsylvania Co. on the east branch of Allen's Cr., including the house "&c" Faris lives [in], and bounded by Joshua Stone, Arthar Keezee, John Farris, said Faris' and Ramey's line to a corner agreed on by the said parties thereof. Signed: Isam Farris, Jn. Ramey. Wit: Robert Montgomery, Isaac Grant, Thos. East, Joseph Collins. Rec. 21 Feb. 1782. **
1781 Fall and winter, removed to Lincoln Co. VA (now KY)
1782-1783-1784-1785-1786 Lincoln Co. VA (KY) served at various times as an Indian Spy.
20 Feb 1783 Land grant 50A. Lincoln Co. VA, Bk. 1, p. 371.
8 Mar 1783 Land Grant 40A. Lincoln Co. VA, Bk. 1, p. 380, withdrawn. **
18 Apr 1783 Land grant 100A. Lincoln Co. VA, Bk. 1, p. 389, withdrawn. **
19 Apr 1783 Land grant 100A. Lincoln Co. VA, Bk. 1, p. 396. **
19 Apr 1783 Land grant 50A. Lincoln Co. VA, Bk. 1, p. 397. **
19 Apr 1783 Land grant 150A. on Spring Branch, Lincoln Co. VA, Bk. 1, p. 397. **
14 Jul 1783 Land grant 50A. on Spring Branch Lincoln Co. VA.
11 Oct 1783 VA land grant 80A. on Dix River, Lincoln Co. VA, Bk. 9, p. 232. **
28 Nov 1783 "Petition of divers inhabitants of Jefferson, Fayette and Lincoln Counties", Petition concerning tobacco paid in fees to surveyors. **
1 Sep 1784 Land grant 200A. Lincoln Co. VA.
3 Oct 1786 Isham helped bury the dead of the McNitt defeat.
17 May 1788 At Crab Orchard witnessed a will of Isaac Campbell, but Isham was connected with this estate. Will probated 21 Feb 1792.
15 Nov 1788, 24 Jun 1789, 21 Apr 1790, 25 Mar 1791, Tax list Lincoln Co. VA 1 wm 21+.**
9 Oct 1792 Tax list Lincoln Co. KY 80A., 1 wm 21+. **
12 Aug 1793 Tax list Lincoln Co. KY 80A., 1 wm 21+. **
26 May 1794 Tax list Lincoln Co. KY 80A., 1 wm 21+. **
6 Jun 1795 Tax list Lincoln Co. KY 1 wm 21+, 5 horses and 6 cows. **
28 Jun 1796 Tax list Lincoln Co. KY 1 wm 21+, 1 wm 16-21, 130A. Dix Riv. Prior assignee: I. Farris. **
24 Apr 1797 Tax list Lincoln Co. KY 1 wm 21+, 1 wm 16-21, 80A. W. Dix Riv. Prior assignee: I. Farris. **
24 Apr 1797 Tax list Lincoln Co. KY "same" 40A. W. Dix Riv. Prior Assignee: N. Farris. **
17 Sep 1798 KY Land grant 12A. on Dix River, Lincoln Co. KY, Bk. 12, p. 57. **
26 Sep 1798 KY Land grant 38 1/2A. on Dix River, Lincoln Co. KY, Bk. 12, p. 60.**
13 May 1799 Tax list Lincoln Co. KY 1 wm 21+, 2 wm 16-21, 80A. W. Dix Riv. Prior Assignee: I. Farris; 12A. W. Dix Riv. Prior Assignee: I. Farris; 38A. W. Dix Riv. Prior assignee; I. Farris; 40A. W. Dix Riv. Prior Asignee; N. Farris; 57A. w. Dix Riv. prior assignee; I. Farris. **
3 Jun 1800 Tax list Lincoln Co. KY 2wm 21+, 1 wm 16-21, 120A. Dix Riv. Prior Asignee; I. Farris. **
23 Aug 1800 Tax list Lincoln Co. KY
25 Jul 1801 Tax list Lincoln Co. KY 1 wm 21+, 1 wm 16-21, 120A. Dix Riv. Prior Asignee: I. Farris; 12A. Dix Riv. prior asignee: I Farris; 38A. Dix Riv. Prior Assignee: I. Farris. **
1802 Lincoln Co. KY, Deed from Nathan Farris' heirs to Isham Faris, 35 1/2A.
1806 Lincoln Co. KY, Deed 38 1/2A to Jesse Leo Bk. E, p. 306. **
6 Jul 1806 Knox Co. KY, Eddy Farris married Daniel Shotwell, Bk. A, p. 16. (Note the children's ages in 1810, there are more and older than could be for a marriage in 1806. Was one or both married before?) **
1810 Census Knox Co. KY, (Isam): 1m -10 1f -10 **
1m 10-16 1f 10-16
1m 16-26 1f 26-45
1m 45+
Sep 1812 Member, Capt. James McNeill's Company, 2nd Regiment, KY Militia.
1820 Census Knox Co. KY, Laurel Crk. 000201 - 00101. **
1826 Bought 1,000A. from brother John Faris. (this was part of the Brooks Tract, one of John's last deeds. This land in the area of the Levi Jackson State Park).
19 Aug 1829 William and Isom Bryant bound to Isham to learn the business of farming. "Poor children of John Bryant", Luce's husband.
1830 Census Laurel Co. KY, (Isom): 2m 8-10 1f 50-60 **
1m 20-30
1m 70-80
Eddy Shotwell and James Farris listed next to him. **
Eddy Shotwell: 1m 10-16 1f -8 **
1m 16-20 2f 15-20
2f 20-30
1f 50-60
9 Oct 1842 Laurel Co. KY, made application for Revolutionary War Pension #3452. Was rejected.
14 Mar 1848 Died, buried in the Old Union Cemetery, Fariston, KY. Crude marking on the stone "ISOM FARIS". Isham was living with his son, James Isham, when Isham died.

21 May 1959 Thursday newspaper THE SENTINEL-ECHO, London, KY

Russell Magee of Lily, "while strolling through Old Union Cemetery" last Thursday ran across an old field-stone marker for Isom (Isham) Faris giving dates of his birth and death as Jan 6 1751 and March 14 1848, respectively.

Isham Faris was the great-great grandfather of Mrs. J.T. Jones, Ralph Faris of London, Mrs. Curtis Bales of Corbin, and has a great many descendants in many parts of this country.

Mr. Magee suggests that since the sandstone marker cannot last long, and that Mr. Faris deserves a permanent marker, his descendants will probably wish to join in erecting a more appropriate one.

Isham Faris and his brother, John Faris came to Crab Orchard from Virginia in 1773. In 1786 Isham and John were among those who came from Crab Orchard to bury the dead of the McNitt Defeat, and later moved to that section, among the most early settlers in what in now Laurel Co.

ISHAM FARIS APPLICATION FOR REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION

STATE OF KENTUCKY
LAUREL COUNTY JP

On this 9th of October 1842 personally appeared in open court before the County Court of Laurel now sitting Isham Faris a resident of Kentucky in the County of Laurel aged ninety one, who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That during the Revolutionary War he resided in Halifax County Virginia, and started to move to the now state of Kentucky that on his way he stoped in Botetourt County Virginia; While there news reached there that Lord Cornwallis was overrunning the southern states, that he was running over the country laying it waste and that Gen. Green wanted reinforcements, who was then said to be retreating before Cornwallis.

Col. Crocket, given name not remembered, who commanded in Botetourt called for volunteers, or that two or three companies should be raised by draft to go to the assistance of Gen. Green. How many men he does not remember, but thinks there were two companies if not three that was raised by draft, & volunteers, to serve as he was told sixty days unless sooner discharged. He volunteered under Capt Williams company shortly after starting was joined by other companies until they amounted he thinks to about three hundred & fifty or four hundred men they all marched in to N. Carolina under the command of Col. Crocket - Shortly after we got in to N.C. they got news that the British light horse and a body of Torres were approaching them, and Col. Crocket retreated about 10 miles in to a mountain part and constructed a kind of fort by fallen timber and remained there ten or 12 days, when they got news that the party had gone to join Cornwallis, When they again marched to try to get to Green and took a circutious rout to avoid the scouting parties of the British and torries, but after marching two days, they again had to halt and fortify in consequence of news brought to Crocket not to advance, and remained there several days but cant recall how long - they again took a circuitous route and after a days march they again fortified & hearing a large body of torries and British light horse would be down upon them after remaining there four or five days and sending out scouts for provisions they again marched slowly & fortified every night, but all this time Green was so constantly changing his position, that we were at a loss what course to march to meet him, and our march was zig-zag. Some time countermarching - sometimes to the right then to the left that they made but slow progress. When they had ap-proached within twenty miles of Green they heard he was defeated at Gillord & was retreating to Va. Col Crocket commenced a retreat, and on the third day they heard that Green was not badly defeated, but was on his way to Virginia. They fortified here & remained several days to get news what way best to do, but Col. Crocket called a council of officers and it was thought best to march back to VA. and wait further orders. Col. Crocket then marched back, (but leaving before they got to Va. for their money) and he was marched back by Capt Williams into Botetourt and discharged by Capt. Williams verbally as the whole had received the order by Col, Crocket, to go home and remain in readiness at the monents moving to assist Green if called for, but was not afterwards called for. On this service he served forty seven days. He got no discharge. The reason why they were not called for, as well as he remembers It was a mistake that Green had retreated to VA. In the fall and winter of 1781 he moved to the now state of Kentucky and settled at Logan Station in Lincoln County. In the month of April 1782 he entered the service of the state of Virginia under Lt. (some called him Capt) Mathew Mcclur, who was afterwards killed by the Indians, as an Indian spy for forty days, at the price of $25, the find himself. McClur was regarded by all as impowered by the Gov. of Virginia, or some authority from Va. to employ Indian Spies. He with one other Indian spy, John Dotson, long since dead now directed by McClure to preform our service in the direction of the Cherokee Nation and the head of the Green River, south of the Station. They served out their term of forty days & all during this time they returned three times to the Station to give the news. In the month of September 1782 he again entered the service of the state of Virginia for forty days at the price of 4/6 per day and find himself, under Col Ben. Logan and again in company of said Dotson also an Indian spy served in the, same section as approved by order of Col. Logan, and during this time they returned to the station from time to time to give the news. In April 1783 he again entered the service of the state of Virginia as an Indian spy for thirty days by contract with Col. Logan for $1.00 per day and find himself, and again with Dotson served out his time in the same section as approved returning to the settlement twice to give news. The 1st of Oct 1783 he again entered the service of the State of Virginia as an lndian spy by contract with Col. William Whitley who was killed at the battle of the tavern in the late war, for forty days at $1 per day and find himself and served out his term of service in the same section as approved returning to the settlement to give news three times. Between the time as approved and afterwards in the years 1784 & 85 and 86 he was repeatedly out in pursuit of Indians who stole horses or done mischief in the settlements. He never got any regular discharge in writing. he never received but $30 for all his services being informed the governmant of Va had not sent out funds. He knows of no person now living by whom he can prove his engagements and services. The reason why he has not applied sooner is that until lately he did not know that any provisions was made for Indian spies for pensions. He truly relinquishes his every claim whatever to a pension or anuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the roll of the agency of any state.

Sworn to and subscribed

Isham (his mark) Faris

Questions propounded to I. Faris in open court.
1st. where and in what year were you born?
Ans. in Halifax County, Virginia. This may be known by his age appearance.
2. Have you any friend your age?
Ans. None
3. He lived In Botetourt county Va when he entered the service
first and Lincoln county Ky where he entered the,service as
an-Indian spy.
4. He was a volunteer when he entered the service in Virginia
and Since lived in Kentucky and now in Laurel County in this
state.
5. He knows of no regular officer on his trip from Va; but he well remembers Col.
Crocket and Capt. Williams and to the circumstances of his route in the army
he refers to his appended declaration,
6. He received no discharge and no compensation.
7. He refers to his neighbor John Wise for his character, and
this honorable court.
Isham (his mark) Faris

I, William H. Randall clerk of the circuit court for Laurel county do hereby certify that it is in the opinion of said court that the declaration of Isham Faris as it being the common report for many years is true and he served as he states, and it is known to the court personally that he is a man of good character & to be believed on oath. Also that John Wise is a credible witness and that there is no ordained preacher of the Gospel living near said Faris. Given under my hand as Clerk of the

Laurel County Court
By to which I have affixed the seal of my office this 10th of Oct 1842
William H. Randall

STATE OF KENTUCKY
Laurel County

On the 10th of Oct 1842 John Wise made oath in open court before the county court of Laurel that he is a U. States Revolutionary pensioner and eighty seven years of age, that he has known Isam Faris of said county thirty odd years who he supposes to be about ninety years of age and who has this day filed in said court his petition for a pension, that upwards of thirty years ago I've heard him often speak of his services in the old war under Col. Crocket from Botetourt County Va. in N. Carolina, and of his services as an Indian spy in Kentucky, he recollects to have heard him say he had served three or four terms for forty days each in Linclon County Ky. The greatest reliance may be placed in what he states upon oath. Signed this 10th of Oct 1842.
John (his mark) Wise

Source(s): Randall Farris (original sheet)
** Sandra McIntire (updated 5/9/96)
References: Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds - Jillson
Published deed abstracts from Halifax Co. VA
Marriage Index, Knox Co. KY
Kentucky Land Grants - Jillson

Following from the Internet 2-15-99:
Subj: Elizabeth Yancey and Isham Farris
Date: 2/15/99 12:48:21 PM CST
From: kelleyaug@juno.com
To: Lparr30983@aol.com

Elizabeth Yancey Born abt 1784 at Rutherford, TN
Father Austin Yancey, Mother Sarah Garrison

Isham Farris born 2 Jan 1751 at Lunemburg,VA
Father James E. Farris, Mother Samantha (Susanna) Malcolm
Death 14 Mar 1848 Laurel, KY

Isham and Elizabeth married 9 Jan 1806 at Knox, KY

Only child of record James Isham Farris born abt 1807 in KY

Isham and Elizabeth were divorced ? (date unknown)

NOTES:
This couple were married when Isham was about 55 and Elizabeth about 21.
After the birth of the only son Elizabeth left him (in those days that
often constituted the only divorce as formal legal proceedures were too
expensive, unavailable or just ignored). Elizabeth left KY and returned
to NC. About 1813 she met and married a younger man by the name of John
B. Wood. They had a daughter by the name of Susan in 1814.

________________________________________________ Parents: James Esom FARRIS and Samantha/Susanna Luellen MALCOLM .

He was married to Elizabeth YANCY on 1 Sep 1806 in Knox Co., KY. Children were: Esom FARRIS, Luce B FARRIS, Dicie FARRIS, Eden FARRIS, Joseph L FARRIS, James Isham FARRIS, John Isham FARRIS, Elizabeth FARRIS, Thomas FARRIS.


bullet J M FARRIS Parents: William H FARRIS and Agnes.


bullet Rev. J. Randall FARRIS was born on 19 Jan 1880 in Laurel Co., KY. Parents: James Harvey FARRIS and Mary Catherine "Kittie" PEARL.

He was married to Estelle LACKEY about 1900. Children were: Virginia Pearl FARRIS.


bullet Jacob FARRIS was born in 1729 in Henry Co., VA. He died in 1815 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. JACOB FARRIS b. 1713 Henry Co. VA
d. 1815 Pittsylvania Co. VA

m.

PRISCILLA - - - - b.
d. After 1815

*4-41 JURIAH Pittsylvania Co. VA d. 1837
*4-42 NATHANIEL Pittsylvania Co. VA m. Frances Roach
*4-43 EUNICE Pittsylvania Co. VA m. Nathan Rowland
*4-44 STEPHEN Pittsylvania Co. VA m. Mary Whitehead
*4-45 NANCY Pittsylvania Co. VA m. William Patterson
4-46 SOLUDA Pittsylvania Co. VA d. 1850
*4-47 STACY Pittsylvania Co. VA m. William Roach

Parents: Henry FARRIS.

Children were: Juriah FARRIS, Nathaniel FARRIS, Eunice FARRIS, Stephen FARRIS, Nancy FARRIS, Stacy FARRIS.


bulletJames FARRIS was born about 1744 in Lunnenburg Co., VA. JAMES FARRIS b. 1744 VA
d. 1814 Lincoln Co. KY

m. bef 1773 Lunenburg/Halifax Co. VA

ANN b.
d. aft 1817 Lincoln Co. KY

*5-86 JAMES late 1770 Halifax Co. VA m.
*5-19 NATHAN ca 1790 m. Anny Gist
5-87 WILLIAM
Parents: James Esom FARRIS and Samantha/Susanna Luellen MALCOLM.

He was married to Ann BURKE about 1773.


bullet James FARRIS Parents: John Esom FARRIS and Martha Lucy CAMPBELL.


bullet James FARRIS Parents: Nimrod FARRIS and Nancy FARRIS.


bullet James Britton FARRIS was born on 11 Mar 1814. Parents: John Isham FARRIS and Sarah Louise GATLIFF.


bullet James Esom FARRIS was born in 1722 in NC. He died in Jun 1814 in Lincoln Co., KY. Posted by LaNell Farris Pappas on June 04, 1998 at 13:43:00:
pappas@airmail.net
In Reply to: Early Farris (1710/20) & Farris in South Carolina posted by Rebecca Moss on March 21, 1998 at 18:56:22:

The info I've been able to gather from various sources is that Judith's father was Henry Farris b abt 1670 Eng. Mrs. McPherson's book "Nation Builders" supposedly states that Henry was the father of Judith Farris-Smith. Also stated is that Henry was from Wales. Verbal history states that 5 Farris brothers came to America from Wales,possibly from Glomorozon,Wales. Henry had a tavern on Olds St in Petersburg,VA. He had a farm in Halifax Co. VA 5 May 1761 Henry and Peter Farris sold land to David Farris,Lunnenburg Co. VA. Other children of Henry Farris are: Thomas b abt 1709 m Judith Quarles
James Esom Farris b 1722 m Susanna Luellen Malcolm (I descend from James Esom)
Joseph Farris b abt 1725
Charles Farris b abt 1729 NC died aft 1820 henry County,VA m Edith(?)
Jacob Farris b 1729
William Farris b (?)
Henry descended from Ian Esom Farris b 1640 in Scotland m Emily Jane Cameron May 20,1661 in Edinburgh and came to Abemarle Colony NC in 1663. This and other info is found on Patrick Anderson's homepage. Also wft 7 & 9 on Family Tree Maker has more info. I am working on several names right now and have not worked on this one in a while so everything is not fresh on my mind. Will be glad to exchange info. Hope this helps! LaNell

following from Zip file 24 Nov 1998
3-4 3-4

JAMES ESOM FARRIS b. 1722 NC
d. 1807-1810 Lincoln Co. KY **

m. ca 1743

SUSANNA LUELLEN MALCOM b.
d.

*4-15 JAMES, Jr. ca 1744 Lunenburg Co. VA m. Ann
*4-16 ELISHA 1745 Lunenburg Co. VA m. Mary Vaughn *
*4-17 NATHAN 1746 Lunenburg Co. VA m. Mary Robertson *
*4-18 ISHAM 2 Jan 1751 Lunenburg Co. VA m. Elizabeth Yancey
*4-19 JOHN ESOM 1752 Lunenburg Co. VA m. Martha Campbell
*4-20 ISAAC 1754 Lunenburg Co. VA m. Jerusha Vaughn
*4-21 ELIZABETH ca 1756 Lunenburg Co. VA m. James Penix/Penick
*4-22 ELIJAH 1762 Halifax Co. VA m. Martha Coulter
*4-23 MOSES 3 Feb 1759 Halifax Co. VA m. Louisa Coulter
*4-24 JOHNSON 1768 Halifax Co. VA 1m. Jean Langford
2m. Rebecca Leffler
*4-25 MAJOR WASHINGTON 1770 Halifax Co. VA 1m. Nancy Hungate
2m. Sarah Graham
*4-26 WILLIAM 1778 Halifax Co. VA m. Susanna Owsley
*4-27 MICAJAH ca 1772 Halifax Co. VA m. Nancy Churchwell
4-28 BEDE ca 1773 Halifax Co. VA m. James Vaughn
4-29 SUSANNA ca 1775 Halifax Co. VA m. John McKey


Susanna's father was George Malcom

1748 One Tithe in Lunenburg Co. VA
1749 One Tithe in Lunenburg Co. VA
10 Jul 1749 Lunenburg Co. VA, DB 1, p. 456: Richard Kennon of Charles City Co. & William Kennon, Jr. of Chesterfield Co. to James Ferriss of Lunenburg, for 7 pounds, 12 shillings, 4 pence, 254 acres near Cubb Cr. now in Lunenburg, it being part of Richard & William Kennon's Order of Council patented to them and bounded by Andrew Cunningham. Signed: Richard Kennon, William Kennon Jr. Wit: J. Scott, Ben Harris, Walter Campbell, L. Claiborne Jr. Rec. 3 Oct 1749. *
24 Mar 1750 Lunenburg Co. VA, DB 2, p. 76: James Ferris of Lunenburg to John Hersey, for 30 pounds, about 127 acres on the north side of Stanton River and bounded by Thomas Baughn's (Baughon) land which he bought from James Ferris, Andrew Cunningham, Thomas Cunningham, Mathew Maze, James Franklin. Signed: James (I his mark) Fearis. Wit: John East, William (W his mark) Farris, Joseph Farris. Rec. 3 Jul 1750. Susanah, wife of James, relinquishes dower. (Could this be Thomas Vaughn instead of Baughn?) *
24 Mar 1750 Lunenburg Co. VA, DB 2, p. 81: James Ferris of Lunenburg to Thomas Baughon of Lunenburg, for 30 pounds, about 127 acres, on north side of Stanton River, bounded by Matthew Maze, James Franklin, Andrew Cunningham. Signed: James (I his mark) Ferris. Wit: John East, William (W his mark) Farris, Joseph Farris. Rec. 3 Jul 1750; Susannah, wife of James, relinquished dower. *
1750 One tithe in Lunenburg Co. VA on the Little Roanoke, up the fork.
4 Jul 1752 Lunenburg Co. VA, DB 3, p. 26: James Ferriss boundary in deed of James Franklin to William Fuqua, 567 acres near Cubb Cr...rec. 7 Jul 1752. *
29 Aug 1752 Lunenburg Co. VA, DB 3, p. 63: James Ferriss boundary in deed of James Franklin to William Fuqua, 567 acres near Cubb Cr. Rec. 1 Sep 1752. *
1754 With his brother, Joseph, to build a road in Halifax Co. VA.
19 Feb 1754 Halifax Co. VA, DB 1, p. 72: Charles Farris to James Farris, both of Halifax Co. VA, for L10, 200 acres being part of a patent of 400 acres, 5 Aug 1750. Signed: Charles Farris. No wit. Rec. 19 Feb 1754. *
17 Oct 1758 Halifax Co. VA, DB 1, p. 528: Luke Smith of Provence of North Carolina to James Farris of Halifax Co., Antrim Parish, for L4, 100 acres bordering Anderson, branch of Allens Creek, end of Rocky Hill, Luke Smith. Signed: Luke Smith, Judah X Smith. Wit: B. Lankford, John Hearness, Joseph X Farris. Rec. 17 Oct. 1758. *
18 Oct 1758 Halifax Co. VA, DB 2, p. 34: Luke Smith of Provence of North Carolina to Joseph Farris of Halifax Co., VA, Antrim Parish, for L50, 632 acres, bordering east branch of Allens Creek to foot of Mountain. Signed: Luke Smith, Judah X Smith. Wit: Benjamin Lankford, John Hearness, James X Farris. Rec. 17 May 1759. *
21 May 1761 Halifax Co. VA, DB 3, p. 109: boundary in a deed from Jacob Farris to Peter
Bowman...100 acres on the south side of Allens Creek... Rec. 21 May 1761. *
1767 Tithed Pittsylvania Co. VA, John Donelson's list, with James Jr., 200 acres.
1768 Lunenburg Co. VA: Lewis Shelton ordered to read at James Faris' and George Parsons.
15 Apr 1771 Pittsylvania Co. VA, DB 2, p. 367: Hugh Innes to James Farris Sr., for L25, 400 acres n. fork of Panther Cr. Rec. 28 Nov 1771. *
21 Aug 1771 Pittsylvania Co. VA, DB 2, p. 421: James Farris Sr. to Joshua Stone, for L160, 200 acres both sides Allens Creek, bounded by Joseph Farris, William Vaughan Jun, James DeJarnette. Wife Susannah Farris relinquished dower. *
15 Jul 1772 Halifax Co. VA, DB 8,p. 410: wit. deed of John East of Pittsylvania Co. to John Farris of Halifax Co., 100 acres on branches of Brush Cr. Other witnesses included Thomas (x his mark) Farris, James Faris. *
30 Mar 1775 Debt of 4 pounds, 9 shillings at the British Mercantile Pittsylvania Store no date Deed of trust to British Mercantile, Halifax Store, for 34 pounds, 11 shillings, 5 1/2 pence. "since making the former repost I have been informed by Joseph Fariss that James Fariss Senr. had not obtained a patent for the land conveyed in trust, that he has transferred the entry and survey either to old Mr. Yuille, the acting partner of the Company, who is now dead, or to Thomas Yuille, his son, who has obtained a patent and sold the land." *
27 Mar 1777 Halifax Co. VA, DB 10, p. 197: James (I his mark) Farris Sr. wit. deed of Michael Pruitt of Bedford Co. to Willm Wyatt, about 200 acres in Halifax on Brush Cr. Rec. 15 May 1777. *
19 Feb 1778 Halifax Co. VA, DB 10, p. 390: Michael Pruitt of Bedford Co. to James Faris (Farris) of Halifax, for 100 pounds, about 200 acres in Halifax on both sides of Brush Cr., being part of a patent of greater quantity granted first to said Michael Pruitt on 5 Jul 1774, and bounded by [trees]. Signed: Michael Pruitt. Wit: Joseph Collins, Elisha Pruit, Elijah (+ his mark) Faris. Rec. 19 Feb. 1778. *
20 Feb 1778 Pittsylvania Co. VA, DB 4, p. 507: James Farris of Halifax County and Susanna, his wife, to Jacob Nichols of Pittsylvania Co. for L100, all that tract of land which the said Farris bought of Hugh Innes, the patent [ee], which land is in Pittsylvania Co. on the north fork of Panther Cr., containing about 400 acres, and bounded by cattail fork, a large meadow called Ark. The land was patented to Hugh Innes on 11 Jul. 1761. Signed: James (I his mark) Faris, Susana (R her mark) Faris. Wit: Joseph Collins, Michael Pruit, Elisha Pruit, Jeremiah Collins. At a Court held for Pittsylvania May 28, 1778 [nothing follows]. (Rec. 28 May 1778?) *
14 Aug 1779 Halifax Co. VA, DB 11, p. 331: James Farris Sr. of Halifax, to William Wyatt of Prince Wm. Co., for 1000 pounds, about 200 acres on both sides of Brush Cr. in Halifax, including the plantation whereon the said Farris now lives, being part of a tract of land granted to Michael Pruit on 5 Jul 1774, and conveyed to said Farris "by deed &c", and bounded by said Wyatt, Moses Hall. Signed: James (I his mark) Farris. Wit: Jno. Ramey, Benja. Walrond, Jno. Stone, Anderson (x his mark) Fambro. Rec. 19 Aug 1779. *
19 Aug 1779 Halifax Co. VA, DB 11, p. 322: James Farris boundary in deed of William Wyatt of Prince Wm. Co. to Benjamin Swinney of Halifax, about 100 acres in Halifax on the branches of Brush Cr. Rec. 19 Aug 1799. * 2 Sep 1779 Halifax Co. VA, DB 11, p. 383: To James Bates, Elijah Hunt and Edmund King of Halifax, Gent, Greetings. James Farris Sr., by his deed dated 14 Aug 1779, has conveyed to William Wyatt 200 acres in Halifax, Susanna Farris, the wife of the said James Farris Sr., cannot conveniently travel to our County Court to acknowledge the conveyance. You are therefore given the power to receive her acknowledgement by personally going to her. Signed: 29 Sep 1779, George Carrington. The said Susanna Farris fully and voluntarily acknowledges before us. Signed: 2 Sep 1779, James Bates, Eli Hunt. Rec. 18 Nov 1779. *
1780 - 1781 Fall and Winter, removed to Lincoln Co. VA (Now KY).
1782 North Carolina Land Grant in Davidson Co. TN, 640 acres on the fork of Big Harpeth. Thomas, Nathan, Elijah and Moses also received grants. (This grant may have been to James Jr. and not James Sr.). *
27 Mar 1783 VA land grant, 300A. on Whitley Creek, Lincoln Co. VA (now KY).
9 Jun 1784 NC Land Grant, Davidson Co. TN, entered by William Montgomery, assignee of James Farris. *
1787 Tax List Lincoln Co. VA (KY) 1wm 21+, 3 horses, 8 cattle. Listed among John, Nathan, Isaac, James Jr. & Isam. *
15 Nov 1788 Tax List Lincoln Co. VA (KY) 1wm 21+, 1 wm 16-21, 1 black, 1 horse. Listed amongst John, Isum and Isaac. *
27 Jan 1789 Lincoln Co. VA (KY): Bede Farris married James Vaughan.
24 Jun 1789 Tax List Lincoln Co. VA (KY) 1wm 21+, 1 horse. Listed amongst Johnson, Isaac & Isum. *
Mar 1790 Appointed guardian for Nathan Farris' 3 daughters. Posted $500 bond.
1790 Signed deed for Nathan.
27 Oct 1792 Tax List Lincoln Co. KY 1wm 21+, 2 blacks, 7 horses, 50 acres. *
19 Jun 1793 Lincoln Co. KY Susannah Farris married John McKay (McKey). *
12 Aug 1793 Tax List Lincoln Co. KY 1wm 21+, 2 horses, 5 cattle, 50 acres. Listed amongst Johnston, Edward, James Jr., and Isam. *
27 May 1794 Tax List Lincoln Co. KY 1wm 21+, 2 horses, 5 cattle, 50 acres. Listed amongst Gilbert, Mary, Elisha, Johnston, Jerusha, Edward, James, Nimrod, John & John. * 29 May 1795 Tax List Lincoln Co. KY 1wm 21+, 2 horses and 5 cattle, 50 acres. *
28 Jun 1796 Tax List Lincoln Co. KY 1wm 21+, 1wm 16-21, 2 horses, 4 cattle, 50 acres Logan's Creek, entered Thos. H.? Listed amongst Isham, Gilbert, John son, James, John & James. *
24 Apr 1797 Tax List Lincoln Co. KY 1wm 21+, 2 horses, 50 acres Dicks River, entered James Farris. Listed amongst William, Isham, Edward, James, William, Elisha & Gilbert. *
14 Aug 1798 Lincoln Co. KY, James Sr., John and William were fined for assualt on William Chapman, the fine was later returned when the Farris men were proven right. (This reference to James MAY actually have been James Jr. (4-15), son of James Esom, who was being called "Senior" in the tax lists by this time, because of the appearance of a younger James.) *
1800 Census Lincoln Co. KY
25 Jun 1800 Tax List Lincoln Co. KY Exempt from County Levy, 1 horse. Listed amongst William, Gilbert, Edward & Johnston. *
3 Jun 1801 Tax List Lincoln Co. KY Exempt from County Levy. Listed amongst Gilbert, Johnston, William & Jerusha. *
15 Jun 1802 Tax List Lincoln Co. KY 1wm 21+, 1 horse. Listed amongst Elisha, James, James Jr. & Hezekiah. *
24 Jun 1807 Tax List Lincoln Co. KY Exempt from County Levy. Listed amongst James, Nathan & Hezekiah. This is the last time he appears on the tax lists. *

(SKM note:) I believe that the following entries actually refer to James Jr. (4-15) and not to James Esom, but further work needs to be done. The older James disappears from the tax lists after 1807. Prior to that year he was only taxed on 50 acres so he didn't have 100 a. to sell to Hezekiah. Furthermore, I believe that the James that died in 1814 was James Jr. (4-15) and not James Esom. See sheet 4-15 for further details.
Feb 1807 Sold 100A. to Hezekiah Farris for $300. This land of Nathan Farris, Lincoln Co. KY.
1807 Sold farm to Josiah Farris and wife Polly for $1,000, Lincoln Co. KY.

(SKM note:) James Jr. (4-15) had wife Ann. William was probably a son as there appears to be a very close relationship between William, Nathan and Ann in the tax lists. Ann first appears in the tax lists of Lincoln Co. in 1814.

NOTE: When it says "listed amongst" in the tax list entries it means that the listed people were listed following one another on the orginal list. (skm)

Source(s): Randall Farris (orignal sheet)
* changed or added (last updated 1/24/97)

References:
NORTH CAROLINA LAND GRANTS IN TENNESSEE -- Creekmore
Photocopy of North Carolina survey and grant records
British Mercantile Claims
Published abstracts of Deed records from Halifax, Lunenburg and Pittsylvania Cos. VA.
From T.L.C. Genealogy.
Tax Lists of Lincoln Co. KY
Census Records.
Parents: Henry FARRIS.

He was married to Samantha/Susanna Luellen MALCOLM about 1743. Children were: James FARRIS, Elisha FARRIS, Nathan FARRIS, Isham FARRIS, John Esom FARRIS, Isaac FARRIS, Elizabeth FARRIS, Moses FARRIS, Elijah FARRIS, Johnson FARRIS, Major Washington FARRIS, Micajah FARRIS, Bede FARRIS, Susanna FARRIS, William FARRIS.


bullet James Harvey FARRIS was born on 21 Oct 1851 in Laurel Co., KY. He died on 7 Oct 1912 in Richmond, KY. James Harvey Faris used the single r in his name, but his sons added the second r, and his headstone has the double r.
James went by the name "Jimmy". He was shot and cut to death in Richmond by Brack Maupin over a grievance of ten years' standing which Maupin had against Jimmy. Parents: Hansford FARRIS and Mary Hancock JACKSON.

He was married to Mary Catherine "Kittie" PEARL in 1875 in Laurel Co., KY. Children were: Hansford Lee FARRIS, Rev. J. Randall FARRIS, Alex Pearl FARRIS.


bullet James Henry FARRIS was born on 26 Aug 1842 in Laurel Co., KY. Parents: James Isham FARRIS and Mary Polly BLAKELY.

He was married to Louise MCHARQUE in 1864. Children were: Lucy E FARRIS, William A FARRIS, Nettie B FARRIS, Mary Y FARRIS, Charles Joseph FARRIS, John Matthew FARRIS, Talitha A FARRIS, Ben H FARRIS.


bulletJames Isham FARRIS was born in Apr 1794 in Lincoln Co., KY. He died in Laurel Co., KY.
Birthdate also given as Apr 1797

Information obtained from:
Richard "Dick" Farris, Garnett, Ks, grandson of William, child # 5
On Laurel Co., KY 1850 census Possible brother to Mary "Polly" Blakely:
Blakely, Charles B 1800 VA
wife: Martha B 1807
Children:
William B 1835
Abraham B 1837
David B 1839
Humphrey B 1841

From GenGlobal Search on the Internet:
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B, Laurel County
Charles B. Faris was born in Laurel County, KY, June 25, 1821. His ancestors came to America from Wales at an early date and settled in Virginia. His grandfather, Isham Faris, came to Kentucky in the latter part of the eighteenth century, and first settled in Lincoln County, but subsequently moved to what is now Laurel County, where he was a farmer until his death. He was the father of nine children, of whom James I., the father of our subject was the fifth child. The latter was born in Lincoln County, KY, in 1793, and was a farmer by occupation all his life. His wife, Mary (Blakely) Faris, a native of Virginia, of Irish descent was a daughter of Charles and Sarah Blakely. To James I. and Mary Faris were born ten children, seven sons and three daughters, viz: Mahala, Charles, Elizabeth, Hansford, Joseph, Sarah, John, William, Esom and James. Charles B. Faris was brought up on the farm and received his education in the common schools. He followed farming until 1855, when he was elected circuit court and county clerk of Laurel County, holding both positions until 1865. In the latter year he re-signed, and was elected to represent Laurel and Rockcastle Counties in the Legislature. He subsequently turned his attention to the study of the law, however, having previously been admitted to the bar in 1866. He practiced his profession in connection with mercantile pursuits until 1882, when he gave up the law practice and devoted his entire attention to merchandising, at the present time enjoying as large a patronage as any merchant in eastern Kentucky. March 15, 1842, he married Sarah, a daughter of William and Barbara (Storm) McHargue, of Laurel County. They are the parents of eight children, viz: Emily J., John H., William, Hiram, Mary, Barbara, Lizzie and Lucinda. Mr. Faris is a member of the Christian Church, and politically is a Republican.

following from Zip file 24 Nov 1998
JAMES ISHAM FARIS b. 1797 Lincoln Co. KY
d. Laurel Co. KY

m.

MARY BLAKELY (Polly) b. 13 Feb 1799 VA
d. Laurel Co. KY

*6-6 MAHAILA 12 Jan 1819 Laurel Co. KY m. John Reems
*6-7 CHARLES BLAKELY 25 Jun 1821 Laurel Co. KY m. Sarah McHargue
*6-8 ELIZABETH 11 Apr 1823 Laurel Co. KY m. Simeon C. Smith
*6-9 HANSFORD 23 Nov 1825 Laurel Co. KY m. Mary Jackson
*6-10 JOSEPH L. 15 Jun 1828 Laurel Co. KY m. Mary McHargue
*6-11 SARAH 21 Jun 1830 Laurel Co. KY m. Henderson McHargue
*6-12 WILLIAM H. 7 Mar 1832 Laurel Co. KY m. Agnes Green
6-13 JOHN ROYCE 28 Oct 1834 Laurel Co. KY d. 20 Jul 1846
*6-14 ESOM 15 Sep 1835 Laurel Co. KY m. Jane Wisor
*6-15 JAMES HENRY 26 Aug 1842 Laurel Co. KY 1m. Louisa McHargue
2m. Louisa Wolf


Mary Blakely was of Irish descent, a daughter of Charles and Sarah Blakley
1830 Census Laurel Co. KY: 2m -8, 1m 8-10, 1m 30-40, 1f -8, 1f 8-10, 1f 10-15,
1f 20-30.
1833 Bought a Bible in which the above information was written (Present Owner
of this Bible is Nettie Sue Cox (9-116)
1840 Census Laurel Co. KY (James O.): 1m -5, 2m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 15-20,
1m 40-50, 1m 80-90, 1f 5-10, 1f 15-20, 1f 20-30, 1f 40-50.
5 Mar 1841 Land grant, 50A. Laurel Co. Court Order. (In Mary's name)
1848 Isham Faris (James Isham's father) was living with James Isham when Isham
died. It is believed the headstone markers for James Isham and Mary
Blakely had been moved or destroyed in the Cemetary of the Old Union
Church at Fariston, KY, where we believe James Isham and Mary are buried.
The headstone for Isham and Elizabeth were located, and there are unmarked
graves nearby.
1850 Census Laurel Co. KY (annotated)
Parents: Isham FARRIS and Elizabeth YANCY.

He was married to Mary Polly BLAKELY about 1819. Children were: Mahala Ann FARRIS, Charles Blakely FARRIS, Elizabeth FARRIS, Hansford FARRIS, Joseph L FARRIS, Sarah FARRIS, William H FARRIS, John Royal FARRIS, Esom FARRIS, James Henry FARRIS.


bullet Jane FARRIS was born on 6 Mar 1810. Parents: John Isham FARRIS and Sarah Louise GATLIFF.


bullet Jerusha V FARRIS Parents: Isaac Henderson FARRIS and Polly SMITH.


bullet Jesse B FARRIS Parents: Isaac Henderson FARRIS and Polly SMITH.


bullet Joe Francis Jackson FARRIS was born on 23 Nov 1859. Joe Francis died young.
Parents: Hansford FARRIS and Mary Hancock JACKSON.


bullet John FARRIS was born in 1844 in KY. Parents: Thomas FARRIS and Mary.


bullet John FARRIS Parents: Isaac Henderson FARRIS and Polly SMITH.


bullet John FARRIS Parents: Nimrod FARRIS and Nancy FARRIS.


bullet John B FARRIS died on 8 Oct 1958 in Anderson Co., KS. He was born in 1974 in Reamsville, Smith Co., KS. John B was an undertaker in Garnett for nearly 50 years. His home was on West Third Avenue in Garnett.
John had lived in Anderson County, KS since 1892, coming first to Garnett and working for his brother on a farm. He then learned the blacksmithing trade and worked at that in Harris and Waverly. He went to Colony in 1902 and in 1907 he became associated with his brother, O G Farris, in the undertaking business there.
John and O G established the Farris Funeral Home at its present location on Oak Street in 1930. Richard "Dick" Farris, became a partner when his father retired. Parents: William H FARRIS and Agnes.

He was married to Maude ARCHER in 1904. Children were: Richard W "Dick" FARRIS .


bullet John Bird FARRIS was born on 27 Mar 1833. He . Parents: John Thomas FARRIS.

Children were: Samuel Kelly FARRIS, Charles FARRIS, George FARRIS.


bulletJohn Esom FARRIS was born in 1752 in Lunnenburg Co., VA. He died about 1826 in Knox Co., KY. The name also maybe Johnson, per Dick Farris on Internet.

following from Zip file 24 Nov 1998
JOHN ESOM FARIS b. ca 1746 Lunenburg Co. VA
d. ca 1826 Knox Co. KY

m. Probably Lunenburg Co. VA

MARTHA LUCY CAMPBELL b.
d.

*5-28 GEORGE 25 Jul 1776 Pittsylvania Co. VA m. Martha McNeill
*5-29 JAMES m. Sarah McFarland
*5-30 WILLIAM m. Mary Wilkerson
*5-31 JOHN ISHAM 16 Mar 1779 VA m. Sarah Gatliffe
*5-32 NIMROD m. Nancy Farris (5-24)
*5-108 LEWIS m. Rebekah Robertson
*5-109 PAUL ca 1785 Lincoln Co. KY m. Patsy Howard
*5-33 MARY (Polly) m. John Holman

1782 Pvt in Capt. John Boyle's Co. of Militia, IL Regulars, at Falls of Ohio
9 Jan 1783 VA land grant, 300A. on Logan's Creek, Lincoln Co. VA (Bk. 6, p. 194, Jilson)
11 Feb 1783 French & Indian War land grant 500A. Lincoln Co. VA
May 1783 Fined for "retailing spiritous liquor without a license" at Humble's Race
Paths, Lincoln Co. KY
22 Jul 1783 Bought 50A. from John Francis' estate, Lincoln Co. VA
22 Jul 1783 VA land grant 100A. Dix River, Lincoln Co. VA (Bk. 10, p. 66, Jilson)
Sep 1783 Court Case, William Stone against John Farris, Lincoln Co. VA
Sep 1783 Commonwealth against John Pharis, retailing spiritous liquor and maintaining
tippling houses without a license Lincoln Co. VA
Jun 1784 John Faris against Hugh Ross upon an attachment Lincoln Co. VA
Jun 1784 John Faris appeals fine of Sep 1783 Lincoln Co. VA
Nov 1784 John Faris assessee of Samuel Farris against Bryant Savage Lincoln Co. VA
Nov 1784 John Faris against Henry Davis, Lincoln Co. VA
Nov 1784 John Faris received 100 shillings from Court for payment for a wolf scalp


Parents: James Esom FARRIS and Samantha/Susanna Luellen MALCOLM.

He was married to Martha Lucy CAMPBELL. Children were: Isaac FARRIS , George FARRIS, James FARRIS , William FARRIS, John Isham FARRIS, Nimrod FARRIS, Lewis FARRIS, Paul FARRIS, Mary FARRIS.

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