John W. Farris

March 1850–
Ohio, United States

The Life of John W.

When John W. Farris was born in March 1850, in Ohio, United States, his father, John Farris, was 40 and his mother, Mary Law, was 31. He lived in Sharon Township, Noble, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Bristol, Morgan, Ohio, United States for about 10 years.

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John Farris
Mary Law
David Beatty Farus
Sarah Jane Farris
Mary E. Farris
Phebe A. Farris
William Alfred Farris
John W. Farris
Martin L Farus
Angeline Farris

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Sharon Township was erected on 1 May 1851. [from territory previously in Morgan County].

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • John Farris in household of John Farris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John H Farris in household of John Farris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Faris in household of John Faris, "United States Census, 1880"

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