William Champion Farris

Brief Life History of William Champion

When William Champion Farris was born on 7 February 1824, in McNairy, Tennessee, United States, his father, Davidson Farris, was 30 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
Martha Anderson Hamm
Marriage: 1847
James Marion Farris
Rene Farris
Tom Jeff Farris
Alexander J Farris
Preston Monroe Farris
Martha Ellen Farris
Andrew Farris
Martha S. Farris
Mary Lucretia Farris
Robert LeRoy Farris
Sarah Catherine Farris
William Champion "Willie" Farris Jr.
Charles Horace Farris

Sources (9)

  • Champ Farris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Champion Farris, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Champion Faris in entry for James Marrian Faris and Manerva Overcash, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


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

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Fergus , in which the Gaelic gh sound has been dropped rather than being altered to g. Compare Farrish , Ferris .

Probably also English: variant of Farrar . The name is quite common in southeastern England.

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

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