Mary Faris

about 1798–before 1850 (Age 52)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Faris was born about 1798, in South Carolina, United States, her father, John Farris, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Morgan, was 24. She married Vardeman Shelby on 2 March 1820, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. She died before 1850, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 51.

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Vardeman Shelby
Mary Faris
Marriage: 2 March 1820

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    Vardeman Shelby



2 March 1820
Maury, Tennessee, United States

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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

1 Variant of Irish and Scottish Ferris .2 Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic fāris ‘horseman’, ‘knight’. Compare Fares .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Faris, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Mary Faris, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Mary Faris, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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