Mary Faris

Femaleabout 1798–before 1850

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Faris was born about 1798, in South Carolina, United States, her father, John Farris, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Morgan, was 26. She married Vardeman Shelby on 2 March 1820, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. She died before 1850, in Maury, Tennessee, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Mary? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Vardeman Shelby
Mary Faris
Marriage: 2 March 1820

Sources (9)

  • Mary Faris, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927; for father John Farris
  • Mary Faris, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1820Maury, Tennessee, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 5

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 14

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Scottish: variant of Ferris .

    English: variant of Faires .

    Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic fāris ‘horseman, knight’. Compare Fares .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.