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Sylvanius Ferry [Parents] was born on 9 Jan 1788 in Sheffield, Berkshire co., Ma.. He died in 1840 in Naperville, Du Page Co., Illinois. He was buried in 1840 in Near Warrenville, Du Page Co., Illinois. He was sealed to his parents on 10 Jul 1959. He was baptized on 21 Feb 1995 in Seatt. He was endowed on 19 Aug 1995 in the Seattle Washington temple. He married Rhoda Wilson in 1818 in (Whitehall, Washington co., n.y.). They were sealed on 10 Jul 1959.

Found mention of a Sylvanus Ferris (note spelling on last name) living inSalem, Washington co., N.Y. in 1818 per the CD #238, titled "GenealogicalRecords: New York, 1675-1920." It was noted thereon that more info wasavailable on microfilm at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City onpages 161, 163, & 243, of the N.Y. Genealogical & Biographical Report(quarterly - 1902). The same report for 1900 on page 85 mentions aSilvanus Ferris.
NEED TO CHECK THIS OUT AT THE FHC.

Per info received from the internet by E-mail, "there was a Solomon Ferryin Whitehall, N.Y. at the same time as Sylvanius. This Solomon built theFirst Congregational Church in East Whitehall in 1836 for a cost of$2000. This was a replacement for the church that burned. " Could thisSolomon be the father of Sylvanius, or a brother (the 1830 census of thisarea shows Solomon as "between 30 and 40 yrs. old", while Sylvanius was"between 40 and 50 yrs. old")? Were they both members of this church?Was Solomon the minister of this church? Did Sylvanius continue amembership in this church after he moved to IL.? Could lead to some infofrom church records, especially if there was the same church in theWarrenville or Naperville area.
NEED TO CHECK FOR THE ABOVE SOURCES IN CHURCH RECORDS
(Yes, per the History of Du Page County", published in 1858, there was aCongregational Church in Naperville, as of 1844.)

NOTE: There is a grave marker in the Big Woods Cemetery for a Rev. - -Ferry, died Oct. 23, 1861 (age 49 yrs., 8 mos.). Could this be Solomonfrom note above? CHECK 1850 & 1850 Du Page Co. CENSUS.

NOTE: Quoted from an article in The Sun (Naperville), printed out insection 2 on Friday, Sept. 23, 1983: "Ferry road is only three mileslong, running from River Rd. in south Warrenville, across Route 59, andthence west to Eola Road.
The Ferrys had a French spelling of their name originally - Ferre' -but when they came west from New York state in 1837, they had Anglicizedit."

BIOGRAPHY: of Sylvanus Ferry in the book with the interior title of "TheCharles Ferry Family in America" (outside title may have been"Feret-Ferry-Ferre-Fere-Ferree-Ferrey Family History"), that was compiled& edited by Edward M. Ferry, 1978 (see page 107) gave the followinginformation: "Sylvanus Ferry, son of Joseph and Hannah (- - - - -)Ferry, born at Sheffield, Mass. 9 Jan. 1788; d. 1840, Naperville, IL.; m.Rhoda, dau. of James Wilson; b. Washington co. (probably Whitehall),N.Y.; d. age 87 yrs. Sylvanus was a tanner and currier by occupation.He went with his brother, Omar, to Whitehall (about 120 miles fromSheffield), where he was located in 1830 with his wife and threechildren, who were all under the age of fifteen. In 1837, he migrated tothe Wabash Valley but in 1840, went to Naperville, Du Page Co., Illinoisand died shortly thereafter. He is buried in a little cemetery north ofWarrenville, Illinois."

BIOGRAPHY: Wm. E. Rohr has a copy of a 1830 census of Whitehall,Washington county, N.Y. (page 342) that shows the "Silvenus Ferry"family. This census also shows a 'female under 5 yrs. old". Believethis could be Louisa.

BIOGRAPHY: As per the "Whitehall Assessment Rolls, 1833 (part 2)",Sylvanius Ferry had 12 acres, valued at $250, personal value of $50,total value of $300, tax 1.16. (Same source listed a Sol. Ferry , 15acres, value $138, total value $138, tax .61.)

BIOGRAPHY: He was a "tanner" from Massachusetts and moved to N.Y. whenhe was young. There he married Rhoda, a native of N.Y. In the spring of1835, they moved to Terre Haute, IN. and lived in a place belonging tohis brother-in-law. In 1838 they moved to Warrenville, IL. where theyrented his brother-in-law's place (Joseph Wilson's). The next year,Sylvanus bought a claim, and soon after died. (This came from thebiography on his son, Joseph S. Ferry).

ANOTHER BIOGRAPHY: Sylvanius & Rhoda Ferry migrated from Whitehall, N.Y.to southern Indiana and settled in the Wabash Valley in 1837 (About 30miles northwest of Indianapolis, In. is the town of Wabash on the WabashRiver. This river is part of the Wabash and Erie Canal). They had withthem their two sons, Melancthon & Joseph Sanford, and their daughter,Louisa. While the family came by emigrant wagon, Melancthon rode a horseand drove 3 cows. They moved from Indiana in 1840, settling inNaperville township, Du Page county, ILL. (Naperville was the oldesttown in Du Page county. It's first inhabitants arrived there in thewinter of 1831 and the first framed building was erected in the fall of1833. It was still a small settlement when Sylvanius got there. At avery early date it is said the size of the town exceeded that of Chicago!The latter city having but one log house, while Naperville had two.)Sylvanius died very soon after their arrival and was buried in a littlecemetery north of Warrenville, leaving the care of his wife & daughter tothe two sons. (The above notes came from hand written notes that werehanded out at the Ferry re-union on the Ferry farm on June 18, 1927.More info, taken from these notes, is detailed with data on his sons.)

YET ANOTHER BIOGRAPHY: The following was taken out of the book titled"Naperville Area Farm Families History", under the heading "FerryFamily": "Great-great- grandfather, Sylvanius Ferry, migrated fromWhitehall, New York to Wabash Valley, Southern Indiana in 1837. Then in1840 great-grandfather, Melancthon Ferry, under 21 years of age, road ahorse, driving three cows, following an immigrant wagon with his family,to settle on what was the Ferry Farm, on the northwest corner of FerryRd. and Rte. 59. At the time he paid $1.25 per acre to the government.In 1854 he bought another part of the Ferry Farm for $12.50 per acre.This was the site for the homestead.
It was farmed by Melancthon, his son, James Ira, George W. and hissons, Lorin, and up until June 1971, by Elmer G. Ferry. It was also thechildhood home of Lillis (Ferry) Hoover and Viola (Ferry) Avery.
The Ferry family members were always active in community activitiesand have been lifelong members of Big Woods Congregational Church, alsoholding various offices in church.
In early 1962, the Northern Illinois gas Co. bought the land south ofFerry Road, which they widened and black topped and erected their officesand laboratories.
In 1971, the remaining portion of the farm, including the home site,was resold to Continental Can Co. for their commercial usage but wasnever occupied until now. Early in 1982 it was again resold to IllinoisBell and it is to be used for research by them. To date no building ordevelopment has been made (date of this publication is unknown at thistime by Wm. E. Rohr)."

NEED TO CHECK FOR A CEMETERY RECORD FOR ABOVE AREA. (See note with SarahBriggs, wife of James Ira Ferry, grandson of Sylvanius).

BIOGRAPHY: Sylvanius is not listed in the 1840 census of Du Page county,Illinois, which verifies that he had died before it was taken. NEED TOCHECK THE DATES FOR THIS 1840 CENSUS.

Some info came from the 1880 census for Aurora, Kane county, ILL. on theMelancthon Ferry household.

BIRTH NOTE: At one time, had his birth place as MASS. (this may becorrect, if you look at the biography on his son, Joseph).

Sylvanius & Rhoda Wilson may have been sealed on 10 July 1959 as of asubmission we made on 29 Nov. 1995.

BURIAL: He was buried in a cemetery north of Warrenville, Du Page co., IL.

BURIAL: Have had the records of the Wheaton Cemetery (1209 WarrenvilleRd.; Mary at 630-668-8223) and the St. Michaels Cemetery (Catholic)(1109Warrenville Rd., same phone number), as well as the Milton TownshipCemetery, checked for Sylvanius Ferry. He is not buried in either ofthese cemeteries, in which the earliest burial is 1855. These cemeteriesare "just north of Warrenville."

HISTORY OF AN OLD CEMETERY: : Wm. E. Rohr found the following on FHCfilm #848,585, page 7 of item #6 or 7: "OLD WARRENVILLE CEMETERY by MissRuth Patrick, 1938. Cemetery north of Warrenville (Winfield Township, DuPage County, Illinois) now included in Chauncey McCormick farm. Mrs.Parrett, daughter of Mrs. Hoy, daughter of Wm. Manning, Warrenvillepioneer, gave the information.
This cemetery was abandoned after a new one was established atWarrenville. The graves were moved to different places, Warrenville,Naperville, Big Woods, etc. There are now (1938) three stones standing,now illegible. The present owner has had the stones re-cemented, andshrubbery has been planted to take the place of original shrubs and treesthat have died.
Mrs. Will Yager (Winfield - - Warrenville Road) is a daughter of - - -- Brunson, former owner of this land. She is connected with the Garyfamily. The old cemetery is near the Gary farm, so it is possible thatit was a part of the original farm secured from the government.
(An attempt to locate this cemetery was made in 1951, but nothingcould be found. The area has been divided into lots, and possible thesubdividers cleared any remains of the cemetery away.)"
This sounds like it describes the same cemetery as the one "across theroad from the Player residence", as listed below.

BIOGRAPHY AND BURIAL: Within an excerpt Wm. E. Rohr received from ElaineFerry, wife of Elmer Ferry (great great grandson of Sylvanius), it statedthe following: "Came in 1837. Sylvanius Ferry, father of MelancthonFerry, died very soon after arrival in this area. He was buried in alittle cemetery across from the John Player residence, east side ofWinfield Road (Note that this Player residence was in the mid 1900's).The cemetery was later destroyed with the subdivision of the property."Also, in a letter from Elaine Ferry to Wm. E. Rohr, she stated concerningthe burial of Sylvanius, " - - always was a problem for me to wonder whyno one discovered it was a cemetery while they were digging for houses(meaning clearing for home construction). It was interesting as I workedfor Sears in Naperville for almost 30 years, and at one point the manager(a new one) did invite Elmer and I over to his home, in Warrenville.WHOW! That's when dear Elmer said this manager's home was close to, orthe sight of Sylvanius' grave. You can bet I never forgot that one."

Note: It was suggested that we check with the Warrenville Chamber ofCommerce for the Ferry family, as they were very prominent in that area.

Once had his birth as 1893 in Whitehall, Washington co., N.Y.

Rhoda Wilson [Parents] was born on 19 Dec 1790 in (Whitehall), Washington co., n.y.. She died on 19 Apr 1878 in Du Page co., Il.. She was buried in 1878 in Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, Du Page co., Il.. She was endowed in the SUBMIT temple. She married Sylvanius Ferry in 1818 in (Whitehall, Washington co., n.y.). They were sealed on 10 Jul 1959.

BIOGRAPHY: Rhoda is listed in the 1850 census (dated Aug. 29, 1850) ofthe Town of Naperville (FHC film 007,678, page 25) as the head of thehousehold. Rhoda is listed as 64 years old, with real estate worth$$1200. Living with her is her daughter, 22 yr old "deaf & dumb" Louisa,and her son, 21 yr old "farmer" Joseph. There also is a 3 month old IL.born Joel Smith living with them. Don't know how he fits into the familypicture.

BIOGRAPHY: Per the 1860 census of Naperville, Du Page co., IL. (FHC film#803,175, page 3 and 4), Rhoda was living with her son, Joseph S. Ferry,his wife & one child, and Joseph's deaf & dumb sister, Louisa.

BIOGRAPHY: Rhoda Ferry shows up in the 1870 census of the 8th Ward ofAurora, Kane county, IL. (see FHC film #545,735 page 108), dated July 14,1870, living with her son, J.S. Ferry (Joseph Sanford) and his family.Rhoda is listed herein as 78 yrs old and born in N.Y., which indicatesshe was born about 1792.

CEMETERY RECORD: In the record of Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, IL. itshows her as being 87 years and 4 months old when she died.

Once had her DOB as 1797.

Info from Ancestral File: submitted by Rhoda Mae Woodward
1274 BriarAve.; Provo, UT. 846 01
Microfilm#1394269
Submission#AF83-061483

Special note of interest: The first settlers in Hebron, N.Y., whichlater became part of Washington county, was 4 brothers - - James, John,Robert & David Wilson. May have a connection.

Wm. E. Rohr also has a copy of a marriage record from Pike county, ILL.This record is of a Rhoda B. Ferry (Ferre or Ferree) marrying a Samuel H.Reed (or Reid) on Nov. 22, 1840. Don't know if this could be anyconnection to our Rhoda Wilson, in view of her husband's death beingabout 1840 also.

They had the following children:

  M i Melancthon Ferry
  M ii Franklin U. Ferry was born in Aug 1822 in Washington Co., New York. He died on 19 Apr 1823 in Whitehall, Washington Co., n.y.. He was buried in Apr 1823 in Whitehall, Washington Co., n.y.. He was endowed in the INFANT temple.

Info came from page 3 of "Whitehall Cemeteries" per the internet.
  M iii Franklin Ferry was born on 1 Jan 1825 in Whitehall, Washington Co., New York. He died on 19 Jun 1825 in Whitehall, Washington Co., New York. He was buried in Jun 1825 in Whitehall, Washington co., n.y..

Info came from "Whitehall Cemeteries" across the internet: stated that hewas "age 4 months 20 days".
  F iv Louisa Ferry was born in 1827 in Washington Co., New York. She died on 1 Jul 1884 in DuPage co., Il.. She was buried in 1884 in Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, DuPage co., Il.. She was baptized on 2 Jul 1958. She was endowed on 18 Dec 1958 in the Manti Utah temple.

Per the 1860 census of Naperville, DuPage co., IL. (FHC film #803,175,page 3 and 4), she was living with her brother, Joseph, and his wife &child, along with their mother, Rhoda. Louisa was listed as "deaf &dumb" here-in.

Louisa shows up living with her brother, Joseph, in the 1870 census ofthe 8th Ward of Aurora, Kane county, IL. (see FHC film #545,735 page108), dated July 14, 1870. She is listed therein as 44 yr old N.Y. bornLouisa.

Believe she was living with her older brother, Joseph Ferry, in Lisle orYork, DuPage co., IL. in 1880 (see FHC film #1254204, page 313D).
Census Place: Lisle Or York, Du Page, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254204 National Archives Film T9-0204 Page 313D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Louisa FERRY Other F W 53 IL
Fa: IL Mo: IL

In the record for Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, IL. there is listed aLouisa Ferry who died on July 1, 1884 at 57 years old. Not sure if thisis this Louisa but it figures out with her age in the above census.Looks like she never married.
  M v Joseph Sanford Ferry

Charles M. Ferry [Parents] was born in Mar 1879 in (Aurora, Kane co.), Il.. He died on 1 Apr 1929 in Aurora, Kane co., Il.. He was sealed to his parents in the SUBMIT temple. He was endowed in the SUBMIT temple. He married Bertha Margaret Sutcliffe on 11 May 1899 in DuPage co., Il..

BIRTH: He may have been born in Aurora, Kane co., IL. like his sister,Minnie.

BIOGRAPHY: He was a signing witnesses to his sister's marriage to AllenT. Russell Sr. on April 19, 1893 in Wheaton, DuPage county, IL.

BIOGRAPHY: He show up in the census of Milton Township, DuPage county,IL., dated June 1, 1900 (see FHC film #1,240,298, page 231A) as a"salesman." He may have been working for his father-in-law, who was a"dealer in grain", and whom he and Bertha were living with then.Charles' mother was living five houses away, at the time.

BIOGRAPHY: He and Bertha are still living in Wheaton, IL. at the takingof the next census there, dated May 4, 1910 (FHC film #1,374,298 page289B). Charles is employed as a "merchant" in the "feed and grain"business and is listed herein as 32 years old & married 11 years. He isrenting the home they are residing in, which was located at 408 Gary Ave.in Wheaton.

DEATH: Per the Internet source of "Illinois Statewide Death Index,1916-1950", Charles' death certificate number is #2450163, recorded onApril 4, 1929.

Bertha Margaret Sutcliffe [Parents] was born in Oct 1875 in Il.. She married Charles M. Ferry on 11 May 1899 in DuPage co., Il..

Found the below Sutcliffe family in Wheaton, IL. in the 1880 census. Itis believed that the below Bertha is the future wife of Charles M.Ferry. Note that the middle initial of our Bertha is "M"; it could befor Martha, which is the name of the wife (mother) in the below record.

Census Place: Wheaton, Du Page, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254204 National Archives Film T9-0204 Page263A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
John SUTCLIFFE Self M M W 48 ENG
Occ: Grain Dealer Fa: ENG Mo: ENG
Martha W. SUTCLIFFE Wife F M W 46 PA
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NH Mo: NY
N. E. SUTCLIFFE Son M S W 22 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: ENG Mo: PA
Elmer E. SUTCLIFFE Son M S W 18 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: ENG Mo: PA
Lizzie L. SUTCLIFFE Dau F S W 15 IL
Occ: At Home Fa: ENG Mo: PA
Harry SUTCLIFFE Son M S W 12 IL
Fa: ENG Mo: PA
Bertha SUTCLIFFE Dau F S W 4 IL
Fa: ENG Mo: PA

The above family is Bertha's parents. This is verified by the census ofMilton Township, DuPage county, IL., dated June 1, 1900 (see FHC film#1,240,298, page 2231A), when she and her husband are living with herparents there. That info was as follows:
John Sutcliff: head, b. Apr 1830, 70 yrs, m. 44 yrs, b. Eng. (parentstoo), immigrated 1850, Dealer in Grain
Martha: wife, b. Apr 1833, 67 yrs, m. 44 yrs., 7 child., 4 living, b.PA., father in N.H., mother in VT.
Ella: daug-in-law, b. Jan 1864, 36 yrs, widowed, b. in OH., parents inN.Y., dress maker
Elmer: gran son, b. Oct 1886, 13 yrs, b. in IL., father b. in IL., motherb. in OH., at school

Found the following probably on the 18 year old Elmer E. Sutcliffe in theabove 1880 census. On FHC film #1,036,525 Item #4, "Index of Wills in DuPage County (IL.)" it shows his will being in box #286 and being filedon May 4, 1893.

Note that, as of the taking of the 1900 census, Bertha and Charles hadhad no children, yet.


Joseph Ferry [Parents].Joseph married Hannah.

The below may be for a brother of his:

Broderbund Family Archive #238 Ed. 1, Genealogical Records: New York,Date of Import: Dec 5, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.238.1.9616.16]

Individual: Ebenezer Ferry
Event: Lived
Date: 1790
Location: Granville
County: Washington
Province: New York

Source Title: 1790 Federal Census of New York State
Source Publisher: Government Printing Office
Source Publisher Information: Washington, DC, 1908.
Page: 188

Hannah. married Joseph Ferry.

The below may be for a spouse of a Ferry in the area. Maybe EbenezerFerry.

[Broderbund Family Archive #238 Ed. 1, Genealogical Records: New York,Date of Import: Dec 5, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.238.1.9617.20]

Individual: Mary Ferry
Event: Lived
Date: 1790
Location: Granville
County: Washington
Province: New York

Source Title: 1790 Federal Census of New York State
Source Publisher: Government Printing Office
Source Publisher Information: Washington, DC, 1908.
Page: 188

They had the following children:

  M i Omar Ferry
  M ii Sylvanius Ferry

James Wilson.

He had the following children:

  F i Rhoda Wilson

Joseph Sanford Ferry [Parents] was born on 18 Oct 1829 in Whitehall, Washington Co., New York. He died on 12 Jan 1899 in Aurora, Kane co., Il.. He was buried in 1899 in Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, DuPage co., Il.. He was baptized on 2 Jul 1958. He was endowed on 19 Dec 1958 in the Manti Utah temple. He married Sophronia Kenyon on 25 Nov 1855 in DuPage Co., Illinois. They were sealed in the SUBMIT temple.

Joseph Sanford, or Sanford Ferry, bought land, at the age of 16 years,just a few rods east of the original Melancthon Ferry home, from RussellManvill at $6.00 per acre. He then hired Mr. Manvill to plow the 40acres with 2 yoke of oxen. They built a house and made a home for hismother & sister. Later he sold it to Jerome Pollard and bought the farmnow owned by William Ashling. He married Saphronia Kenyon about 1857.Their two daughters and one son were born on that farm. Later he sold itand bought farms near Aurora, ILL. Their daughter, Adelaide FerryStrong, leaves two daughters and one son in Calif. Jenny Ferry Tenny hasone daughter and one son living with her in Aurora. William Ferry leaveshis wife, Mary, and four daughters and three sons.

The above comments came from written notes handed out at the Ferryreunion held on the Ferry farm on June 18, 1927.

The following paragraph came from a biography on him in the book titled"History of Du Page County, IL." on page 12 of Naperville Township:"Joseph S. Ferry, farmer, P.O. Aurora, IL., is a native of WashingtonCounty, N.Y.; he was born in the year 1829, and is the youngest of threechildren born to Sylvanus and Rhoda (Wilson) Ferry; they were natives ofMassachusetts and New York. He was a tanner, and moved to New York whena young man, and married there. In the spring of 1835, they moved toTerra Haute, IN., and occupied a place belonging to his brother-in-law,and worked at his trade in town. In 1838, they moved to Warrenville, inDu Page County, IL., and rented his brother-in-law's (Joseph Wilson's)place. The next year he bought a claim, and soon afterward Mr. Ferrydied. The family continued on the place until about 1845, and Mrs. Ferrylived with her son thereafter until her death in 1879. Our subject wasraised on the farm, and received but a limited course of study in thedistrict schools. When he was sixteen years of age, he bought, with thehelp of his uncles, fifty-three acres of land, and, with his mother andsister, occupied the place, which he farmed with a yoke of oxen. About1850, he sold the place and bought 120 acres close by, and farmed ituntil 1868, when he moved to Aurora to obtain school facilities for hisfamily, and lived there six years, during which time he built and soldproperty. He then came to his present place, and lived here since. Heowns 600 acres, which is divided into three adjoining farms, located twoand a half to three miles east of Aurora. In 1855, he married MissSophronia B. Kenyon, a native of Washington County, N.Y. She came to DuPage County, IL., with her parents about 1853. They have three children-- Adelaide, Jennie and William. Mr. F. attributes his success toindustry and economy. He is a Republican in politics."

Another biography of Joseph is written below, as stated on page 153 of aninterior title of "The Charles Ferry Family in America" (outside titlemay have been "Feret-Ferry-Ferre-Fere-Ferree-Ferrey Family History"),that was compiled & edited by Edward M. Ferry, 1978. It reads asfollows: "Joseph Sanford Ferry migrated with his parents to Indiana andthen to Naperville, IL. in 1840. At the age of 16 he bought 40 acres ofland from Russell Manville, paying $6.00 an acre, near the home of hisbrother Melancthon. Later he sold to Jerome Polard and bought anotherfarm of 130 acres near Naperville. Several years later, he sold the farmand moved to Aurora, where he purchased residential property and erectedseveral dwelling houses. He traded some of the city property for 200acres of land in Du Page county and in Kane county, where he lived from1873 to 1890, purchasing additional land until he owned about 600 acres.In 1890 he returned to Aurora, engaging in real estate and buildingenterprises. Being a natural mechanic, he assisted in the constructionof all of his buildings and was numbered among the well-to-do men ofAurora; he also owned stock in the local bank. In politics Mr. Ferry wasa Republican but never held public office, except that of a schooldirector because of his interest in good public schools. He and his wifewere communicants of the Congregational Church, and both were highlyrespected with many friends in the area."

Per the 1860 census of Naperville, Du Page co., IL. (FHC film #803,175,page 3 and 4), he had $6000 in real estate and $1600 in property at thetime. Joseph was listed as a farmer. Living with him and his wife, wastheir 2 year old daughter, Adelaide, his 66 yr old mother, Rhoda, his 28yr old deaf & dumb sister, Louisa, and a 38 yr old N.Y. born laborer,John Woodworth.

Per the probate records of Du Page county, he owned acreage in sections3, 4, & 6 of Naperville Township in 1862.

Joseph Ferry shows up in the 1870 census of the 8th Ward of Aurora, Kanecounty, IL. (see FHC film #545,735 page 108), dated July 14, 1870, withhis family. He is listed therein as a 40 yr old N.Y. born "builder",with $28,000 of real estate and $4000 worth of personal property.Besides his wife, he has four children (14 yr old Frank, 11 yr old Ada, 9yr old Wm., and 7 yr old Jenny), his sister, Louisa, and his mother,Rhoda, living with him at the time.

Per the "1874 Du Page County, IL. Atlas and Land Ownership Maps" that Wm.E. Rohr acquired via the Internet, it appears that Joseph owned 244 acresof farmland, in 1874, in section 30 on, or near, what is now the VaughanRd. where it intersects with the Liberty Rd., just south of Eola, IL.(this Eola was marked on the 1874 map as "Eola P.O.", which at that timewas located on Lund St., across from a cheese factory). This was a fewblocks south of his brother's farm, Melancthon Ferry, which was insection 6.

Wm. E. Rohr has a photocopy of a drawing of the J. S. Ferry farm of theabove property, as it was shown in the "Combination Atlas Map of Du PageCounty, 1874".

In 1880, he shows up being a "farmer" in the Lisle or York area of DuPage co., IL. (see FHC film #1254204, page 313D). Below is the listingof his household in this census:
Joseph S. Ferry - Farmer, age 50, N.Y. born, both parents born in N.Y.
Sophronia Ferry - wife, age 50, N.Y. born, father born VT., mother bornN.Y.
William Ferry - son, age 19, IL. born, both parents N.Y. born
William Samels - laborer, other, age 18, IL. born, both parents bornGermany
Louisa Ferry - other, age 53, IL. born as were her parents. (It isbelieved this was Joseph's sister; if so, the birth place listed on thiscensus of her parents is wrong, as well as her birth place).

Living next door to them in 1880 was their daughter, now Jennie Tenny,and her husband. See notes with them.

DEATH: Another source for his death date, and place, came from thebiography on Joseph in the book with the interior title of "The CharlesFerry Family in America" (outside title may have been"Feret-Ferry-Ferre-Fere-Ferree-Ferrey Family History"), that was compiled& edited by Edward M. Ferry, 1978. See page 153.

Sophronia Kenyon [Parents] was born on 12 Jan 1830 in , Washington co., n. y.. She died in 1900 in DuPage co., Il.. She was buried in 1900 in Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, DuPage co., Il.. She married Joseph Sanford Ferry on 25 Nov 1855 in DuPage Co., Illinois. They were sealed in the SUBMIT temple.

Marriage index has her first name spelled Sophronia.

Wm. E. Rohr found a 56 yr old VT. born farmer, Daniel Kenyon, in the 1860census of Naperville, Du Page co., IL. (FHC film #803,175, page 2),married to a 56 yr old N.Y. born Esther. These could be the parents ofSophronia, when you compare to the information in the below 1880 census.Also living with Daniel & Esther was a 19 yr old Wm. Jephtha (laborer)and a 98 yr old Israel Warner (as it turns out, he is the father ofEaster, or Ester), both born in Vermont. Could they be part of thisKenyon family? Yes it is per information from the biography on Joseph S.Ferry, in the book with the interior title of "The Charles Ferry Familyin America" (outside title may have been"Feret-Ferry-Ferre-Fere-Ferree-Ferrey Family History"), that was compiled& edited by Edward M. Ferry, 1978. See page 153. Sophronia's parentswere both "natives of Vermont", per this biography.

In the 1870 census of the 8th Ward of Aurora, Kane county, IL. (see FHCfilm #545,735 page 108), dated July 14, 1870, her middle initial is a "B".

Her father was born in VT. and her mother in N.Y. per the 1880 census ofLisle or York, Du Page co., IL.

Her DOB and place came from the biography on Joseph S. Ferry, in the bookwith the interior title of "The Charles Ferry Family in America" (outsidetitle may have been "Feret-Ferry-Ferre-Fere-Ferree-Ferrey FamilyHistory"), that was compiled & edited by Edward M. Ferry, 1978. See page153.

They had the following children:

  M i Frank Ferry was born in 1856 in Kane co., Il..

He shows up in the 1870 census of the 8th Ward of Aurora, Kane county,IL. (see FHC film #545,735 page 108), dated July 14, 1870, with hisparents and family. His DOB and place came from this census.

Frank shows up again in the below 1880 census of Aurora, IL., with hiswife and child.
Census Place: Aurora, Kane, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254217 National Archives Film T9-0217 Page93D
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Frank FERRY Self M M W 24 NY
Occ: Laborer Fa: NY Mo: NY
Adelia FERRY Wife F M W 20 NY
Occ: Keeping House Fa: CAN Mo: IRE
Ella FERRY Dau F S W 6M IL
Fa: NY Mo: NY
  F ii Adelaide E. Ferry
  M iii William Warner Ferry
  F iv Emma Jane Ferry

Daniel Kenyon was born in 1804 in Vt.. He died on 25 Apr 1878 in DuPage co., Il.. He was buried in 1878 in Big Woods Cemetery, Naperville, Du Page co., Il.. He married Easter Warner.

On FHC film #1,036,525 Item #4, "Index of Wills in Du Page County (IL.)"it shows his will being in box #251 and being filed on Jan. 16, 1879.

Easter Warner [Parents] was born in 1804 in N.y.. She died on 7 Mar 1861 in DuPage co., Il.. She was buried in 1861 in Big Woods Cemetery, Naperville, Du Page co., Il.. She married Daniel Kenyon.

Per the records of Big Woods Cemetery, Naperville, Du Page co., IL., itstated that she was "In the 60th year of her age.", which would mean shewas born in 1801.

They had the following children:

  F i Sophronia Kenyon
  M ii William Jephtah Kenyon was born on 31 Jul 1840. He died on 20 Apr 1863 in DuPage co., Il.. He was buried in 1863 in Big Woods Cemetery, Naperville, Du Page co., Il..

Edward C. Strong [Parents] was born on 20 Oct 1856 in Aurora, Kane co., Il.. He died on 2 Jan 1924. He married Adelaide E. Ferry on 31 Dec 1878 in DuPage Co., Illinois.

He was farming in the Naperville area of DuPage co., IL. at the taking ofthe 1880 census there (see FHC film #1254204, page 304A). Per thisrecord, Edward was 23 yrs old and born in IL., and both his parents wereborn in N.Y. Edward was married to 21 yr old Adelaide (Ferry) with a 6month old IL. born Bertha Maud. There was also a 14 yr old IL. bornGeorge Fish (Farmer) living with them in 1880.

Just a few homes away was living a 53 yr old N.Y. born Giles E. Strong(Farmer), his wife (42 yr old IL. born Frances, although her parents wereborn in N.Y.), a daughter (17 yr old IL. born Nettie), a son (3 yr oldIL. born Mervin W.), and a 17 yr old IL. born "Farm Hand" Frank Winton(labeled as "other"; both his parents born in N.Y.). This may be theparents to Edward Strong (middle initial of Giles may be for Edward).

Adelaide E. Ferry [Parents] was born on 12 Aug 1858 in Du Page Co., Illinois. She married Edward C. Strong on 31 Dec 1878 in DuPage Co., Illinois.

The names of her last four children came from the Pedigree Resource FileCD #4.

She resided in Long Beach, CA. and left 2 daughters and a son inCalifornia.

They had the following children:

  F i Bertha Maud Strong
  F ii May Strong was born on 20 Apr 1883 in Aurora, Kane co., Il.. She died on 3 May 1883 in Aurora, Kane co., Il..
  F iii Ethel M. Strong
  F iv Alice M. Strong
  M v Charles E. Strong was born on 5 Nov 1889 in Long Beach, Orange co., Ca..

Jesse Cass Tenny [Parents] was born in 1856 in Little Rock, Kendall Co., Il.. He died on 12 Jun 1925. He married Emma Jane Ferry on 5 Feb 1880 in Kane Co., Il..

He and his wife, Jennie (Ferry), were living next door to her parents in1880 in Lisle or York, Du Page co., IL. (see FHC film #1254204, page313D). Jessie was a 24 yr old, IL. born "farmer" (his father born inN.H., his mother born in N.Y.) and Jennie was 17 yr old IL. born wife,"keeping house", then.

Wm. E. Rohr found a 53 yr old N.H. born "Map dealer" Ralph A. Tenny,married to a 44 yr old N.Y. born Harriet Tenny, with a 23 yr old N.Y.born daughter (Hannah), all living in Chicago, Cook co., IL. in 1880 (seeFHC film #1254186, page 232C). These could be the parents to Jesse.

Emma Jane Ferry [Parents] was born on 15 Jun 1863 in Naperville, Du Page Co., Il.. She died on 16 Sep 1947. She married Jesse Cass Tenny on 5 Feb 1880 in Kane Co., Il..

She went by Jennie.

She left 1 daughter and a son (may have been born in Aurora, Kane co.,IL.).


William Warner Ferry [Parents] was born on 23 Oct 1860 in Naperville, Du Page Co., Illinois. He died on 4 Feb 1922 in (Naperville, Du Page Co.), Illinois. He married Mary Elizabeth Pagel on 8 Nov 1885 in Du Page co., Il..

Wm. E. Rohr changed Wm. Ferry's DOB because of the 1870 census of the 8thWard of Aurora, Kane county, IL.

Either his DOB is wrong from the 1880 census, or the census record iswrong on his age, or he was born of a previous marriage of his father.

Per his biography, listed below, his children were:
Clara Louise: b. 6 Sept 1886 Naperville, IL.; mar. William W.Reichenbacher, 5 July 1908
Emma Jane: b. 6 Feb 1888, Aurora, IL., d. 10 Sept 1967, Pacific Grove,CA.; mar. 31 July 1907, Aurora, IL., Albert ArthurLudwig, b. 16 Jan. 1887, Erie, WISC., d. 4 Feb. 1947, Lodi, CA.; 4children
William Sanford: b. 18 June 1890
Ada Lila: b. 6 July 1896, Aurora, IL.; mar. (1) 14 Dec. 1916, EdwinEverett Bryan, b. Elgin, IL., d. 3 Feb. 1960, Decatur,IL.; mar. (2) (- - - ) Schmidt, 24 Apr. 1963, Decatur, IL.; d. 15 Nov.1973, Westchester, IL.; 3 children.
Joseph Burton: b. 29 Apr. 1899, Aurora, IL.; unmarried; resided Aurora,IL.
Seth Warner: b. 16 mar. 1905, Aurora, IL.; unmarried & resided in Aurora,IL.; d. Dec. 19, 1981
Helen Louise: b. 8 Dec. 1906

Per the 1902-1903 Aurora (IL.) City Directory (FHC film #1,321,496 item#3), William was a retired farmer living at 13 N. Root, with his wife,Mary.

In the record of the Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, IL. there is a WilliamW. Ferry listed therein. This William died at the age of 61 years onFeb. 4, 1922. There also is a 103 year old Mary Ferry buried there whodied on June 10, 1970. The lots for both of these burials was owned byJoseph S. Ferry, which leads us to believe these are our William & MaryFerry. Yes they are per biography of William Warner Ferry in the bookwith the interior title of "The Charles Ferry Family in America" (outsidetitle may have been "Feret-Ferry-Ferre-Fere-Ferree-Ferrey FamilyHistory"), that was compiled & edited by Edward M. Ferry, 1978 (see page201).

Mary Elizabeth Pagel [Parents] was born on 5 Aug 1866 in Dauber, Germany. She died on 10 Jun 1970 in Naperville, Du Page co., Il.. She married William Warner Ferry on 8 Nov 1885 in Du Page co., Il..

They had 4 daughters and a three sons.


Ira Woodman.Ira married Mary Locke.

Mary Locke.Mary married Ira Woodman.

They had the following children:

  F i Maryette C. Woodman

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