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4. Ruth HADEN23,24,25 was born in 1729.3

The following may or may not be the same as the Jacob Farris that married Ruth, but it is an interesting record:
Henrico Co Deed Book 1750-67
p.192 John Spears and James Spears of Albemarle, brothers, to William Garthright. 200 acres on South side Chickahominy River in fork of branch called Bore Swamp adj. Robert Spears and JACOB FARIS and Garthright, land formerly called William Mayes, Richard Truman & Clopton. Land willed to sons by Robert Spears which was purchased of Wm Owl.
Wit: Julius Allin, Robert Spears, Matthew (X) Johnson
Rec 1st Mon Dec 1752

Proof of Ruth's parentage and marriage:
Henrico Co Deed Book 1750-67
pp.681
Mar 6, 1761. Henrico Co VA Anthony Haden of Hanover, deeded to his son-in-law Jacob Ferris and his daughter Ruth Ferris, a negro woman, Aggey and two children Amey and Sarah. Wit: Geo. Clopton and Thomas Haden. Rec. Jun Court 1761.
[This is one of the few references found for a Thomas Haden. Was he perhaps a brother or nephew of Anthony?]

Although the Ancestral File has a date of death for Ruth as 15 Dec 1775, Jacob's will seems to indicate she was still living in 1812. However, Jacob does not give her name and he could have been referring to a subsequent wife.

Ruth HADEN and Jacob FARRIS were married on 27 January 1753.26 Jacob FARRIS27 was born about 1735 in prob Henrico County, Virginia. He died on 18 May 1813 at the age of 78 in Henry County, Virginia.27

Jacob Farris was a Revolutionary patriot for Civil Service in Bedford Co. VA. In November of 1781, he provided food for the army.

Henry County, January ye 25, 1786
We John Stokes, Jacob Ferris, Ambrose Jones & William Whitssells In Obedience to an Order of Court have aprais.d the Estate of Joseph Anthony Deceased and so Return the following Inventory VIZ. - - -
Note: the Joseph Anthony in question was not Jacob's son-in-law, nor was it the father of his son-in-law.

Both the 1790 and 1800 tax lists for Henry Co VA show Jacob Farris. Other Farrises listed were Charles Senr, Charles Junr, Archibald, and in 1800, John Farris. Sons in law George Penn and William Martin and Joseph Anthony were all listed in 1790, but by 1800, only Joseph Anthony seems to have still been in Henry Co.

His Will dated 11 Jan 1812.
In the Name of God amen, I Jacob Farris of Henry County and state of Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory of which I thank God and Calling to mind the uncertainty of Human life and being anxious to dispose of all such worldly estate, which it have pleased God to bless me with in this life -- I give and bequeath the same in manner and form as foloweth. Viz. First it is my desire & wish that all my Just debts be paid. Secondly after all my Just debts are paid, I give all the remainder of my estate both real and personal to my beloved wife. Thirdly I give to my son JOSIAH FARRIS one negroe man named Bob to him and his heirs forever. Fourthly I give to my son JOHN FARRIS and my two daughters JANE ANTHONY & FRANKY MARTIN each twenty Five Cents. Fifthly I give all the Remainder of my estate to my son Josiah Farris, and my daughter PATSY PENN to be equally divided Between them, and lastly I do hereby Constitute my loving son Josiah Farris and my grand son William Penn Executors to this my last will and testament hereby Revoking all other former wills or Testaments by me heretofore made, In witness whereof I have Hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 11th day of January 1812.
Signed: Jacob Farris
Signed Sealed and declared by the above mentioned Jacob Farris to be his Last will and Testament in the Presence of us. Geo. Penn, Joseph Stovall, John D. Banks
Henry Co VA September Court 1813
The within last will and Testament of Jacob Farris dec'd was exhibited in Court proved by the oaths of the threee witnesses thereto and was ordered by the Court to be Recorded and thereupon Josiah Farris, one of the executors therein named took the oath of an executor and with George Penn, Jos. Stovall and Henry Clark his Securities Entered into Bond and acknowledged the same according to law. Certificate was therefore granted him for obtaining probate thereof in .......
Teste. W. Redd CC
Henry Co VA WB 2, p.96

Ruth HADEN and Jacob FARRIS had the following children:

30

i.

Josiah FARRIS was born about 1755.1

31

ii.

John FARRIS was born about 1757.1

The 1800 Tax List for Henry Co VA shows John Farris.

In 1820, Henry Co VA Census, is found John Ferris: 1 male over age 45 and 1 female age 16-26.

+32

iii.

Jane FARRIS.

+33

iv.

Martha "Patsy" FARRIS.

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v.

Frances "Franky" FARRIS was born on 30 June 1771.

The will of Jacob Farris names his daughter Franky Martin, leaving her twenty-five cents. She must have already received her inheritance. According to a descendant, Frances married William Martin circa 1791.