Roswell Chapin Ferre

5 November 1818–8 December 1885 (Age 67)
Delta, Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Roswell

When Roswell Chapin Ferre was born on 5 November 1818, in Delta, Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, Daniel Ferre, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Chapin, was 32. He married Rachel Catherine Hollister on 3 August 1850, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870. In 1885, at the age of 67, his occupation is listed as farmer & blacksmith in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 8 December 1885, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roswell Chapin Ferre
Rachel Catherine Hollister
Marriage: 3 August 1850
Alva Alonzo Ferre Sr.
Josephine Ferre
Roswell Ferre
John Henry Ferre
Rachel Catharine Ferre
William Ferre
George Albert Ferre
Mary Elizabeth Ferre
Warren Sylvester Ferre

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1850Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 2
    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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 18
    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

    French and Spanish: from Old French eschapin, Spanish chapín ‘type of overshoe made of cork’, applied as a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made them.English: variant of Chopin , more commonly surviving in England as Chopping and Chappin.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Written by Josephine Snow A man by the name of Ferre came from England about 1733 and settled in Massachusetts. He had a son named Solomon. Daniel Ferre was a son of Solomon Ferre and Rho …

    Sources (38)

    • Ropwell Perry, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Roswell in entry for George A. Ferre, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Rosel Ferry, "United States Census, 1860"

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