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The FARRIS Family - Generation 3

William Vineyard (2  Feb 1823 Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois - 20 Dec 1879)

William Vineyard  married Permelia (possibly Purmelia)  HARRINGTON.  She was born February 17, 1822 also in Staunton.  In the Macoupin County, Illinois Death Index there is a William V. Ferris listed. There is no marriage listed in the Illinois State Archives for them. 

Permelia's parents were Whitmel & Susanna (HALL) Harrington.

William Faris lived in Macoupin County, Illinois his entire life.

7 Children

1 - Sarah Jane (1845 - ?)

2 - Emma (1847 - 1873)

3 - Margaret (1849 - ?)

4 - George Washington (1843 - 1926) I follow this line

    George married Hester Lavina SAWYER

5 - Nusis (1858 - ?)

6 - Charles (1863 - 1866)

7 - William Henry (1861 - 1866)

    William is buried at the Sunnyside Cemetery.

All of these children were born and died in Illinois.


Notes on William -

Vineyard was his Grandmother's maiden name.

William Vineyard was in the 1850 Madison County, Illinois Census, 1860 & 1870 Macoupin Co., Illinois Census.  He was listed as William B. and also with the last name Phace along with other spellings of Faris.

Records at the LDS Library in Mesa, AZ states that William Vinyard Faris was born in Madison Co., IL.  He died Dec 26, 1878 of typhoid pneumonia.  He was 56 years old and he was a farmer.  William's description was that he had red hair and wore a bead.

Other sources state he died December 20, 1870 in Macoupin County, Illinois.  

Notes on Permelia -

It is not known when Permelia died nor where she is buried.


Generation 2 - George Washington and Nancy (Piper) Farris

Generation 4 - George W. and Hester (Sawyer) Farris

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