William Champion Farris

7 February 1824–11 April 1900 (Age 76)
McNairy, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Champion

When William Champion Farris was born on 7 February 1824, in McNairy, Tennessee, United States, his father, Davidson Farris, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Nunley, was 32. He married Martha Anderson Hamm in 1847, in Franklin, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Locust Grove Township, Stone, Arkansas, United States in 1880. He died on 11 April 1900, in Stone, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Farris Cemetery, Onia, Stone, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Champion Farris
1824–1900
Martha Anderson Hamm
1834–1907
Marriage: 1847
James Marion Farris
1847–1888
Rene Farris
Tom Jeff Farris
Alexander J Farris
1851–1910
Preston Monroe Farris
1854–1898
Martha Ellen Farris
1857–1932
Andrew Farris
1859–1859
Martha S. Farris
1859–1859
Mary Lucretia "Molly" Farris
1860–1939
Robert LeRoy Farris
1862–1934
Sarah Catherine Farris
1868–1931
William Champion "Willie" Farris Jr.
1870–1958
Charles Horace Farris
1874–1894

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1847
Franklin, Alabama, United States
children

(13)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Elizabeth Farris

    Female1816–1852Female

    Catherine Farris

    Female1817–1905Female

    John Farris

    Male1819–1880Male

    Matilda Farris

    Female1820–1913Female

    Male1824–1900Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 2

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
1861

Age 37

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant of Fergus , in which the Gaelic gh sound has been dropped rather than being altered to g. Compare Farrish , Ferris .2 Probably also a variant of English Farrar ; the name is quite common in southeast England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Champ Farris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Champion Farris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Champion Farris, "United States Census, 1870"

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