Theron Ferris

24 February 1819–24 May 1882 (Age 63)
Clifford, Clifford Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Theron

When Theron Ferris was born on 24 February 1819, in Clifford, Clifford Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Ferris Jr., was 36 and his mother, Mary Kelley, was 30. He married Harriet Callender about 1840, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Blakely Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years and Blakely, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 24 May 1882, at the age of 63, and was buried in Peckville, Blakely, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theron Ferris
Harriet Callender
Marriage: about 1840
Samuel Ferris
Archie Ferris
Emma Ferris
Emry J Ferris
Henrietta L Ferris
Herbert Ferris
Mary Maria Ferris
Fremont Ferris
Lillian A Ferris

Spouse and Children

about 1840
Pennsylvania, United States


    Samuel Ferris


    Emry J Ferris


    Henrietta L Ferris


    Archie Ferris


    Herbert Ferris


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Ferris Jr.


    Mary Kelley




    Isaac Ferris


    Fannie Ferris


    Sylvanus Ferris


    Charlotte Ferris



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 17

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Irish Ó Fearghuis or Ó Fearghasa ‘descendant of Fearghus ’, or from the Scottish-Gaelic form of this personal name, Fearghus ( see Fergus ).2 English: variant of Farrar .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Theirin Ferris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Therow Ferris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Theron Ferris, "United States Census, 1860"

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