|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1810|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 1873|
1st Person Buried Here.
Warren Angus Ferris (son of Angus Ferriss and Sarah Gray) was born 26 Dec 1810 in Glen Falls, New York1810, and died 03 Feb 1873 in Rinehart, Dallas, Texas; Forest Hills Cem., Dallas, TX. He married (1) Melinda G. Cook on 21 Sep 1841. He married (2) Sarah Frances Moore on 05 Jan 1847.
Some time after the death of Warren's father in 1813, the family moved to Buffalo, NY, where Sarah Gray Ferriss Lovejoy had remarried.
In 1830 Warren entered the employ of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co., a John Jacob Astor enterprise. This group left St. Louis and spent five years covering all the area of the Great Northwest, as fur trappers. Beaver fur was extremely popular in 1830, in the united States, Canada, and Europe. Later he used his very detailed journal of those years to write a book about his experiences. "unfortunately", he reports, he was assigned to the area northeast of the Great Salt Lake. After five and a half years of fur trapping, Ferriss received word from Buffalo that his step-father had died and his mother was having difficulty settling the estate. He immediately returned to New York in 1835, to help her settle the family affairs for one year, and then took off to Texas, where a brother encouraged him to come to "The New Republic."
Warren and came to Texas in January, 1837. He studied a book on surveying, as he recovered from fever upon arriving. He was appointed County Surveyor of Nacogdoches County, which at the time extended up into the present Dallas area. Her surveyed the land from Nacogdoches westward to the Trinity River, and northward tot he Red River. During 1842 he surveyed the land that is now occupied by the main part of Dallas. He ran his lines parallel to the Trinity River, which at that location runs mainly from northeast to southeast.. As a result, many of Dallas' streets run in this direction today.
After the death of his first wife, he remarried Sarah Frances Moore, who lived near Palestine, Texas, and had come form South Carolina. They made their home in Dallas Co., and the home stood on the east bank of White Rock Creek. They were buried in the family cemetery, which is on a small hill in the Forest Hills Addition of Dallas, Texas,near the Alex Sanger School, 840 San Leandro.
1. Warren Angus Ferris and Melinda G. Cook:
Marriage: 21 Sep 1841
2. Warren Angus Ferris and Sarah Frances Moore:
Marriage: 05 Jan 1847
Children of Warren Angus Ferris and Melinda G. Cook are:
Infant Ferris, b. Abt. Oct 1842, d. Abt. Oct 1842.
Warren Ferris, b. 08 Mar 1844, d. 07 Aug 1847, Dallas Home.
Children of Warren Angus Ferris and Sarah Frances Moore are:
Emily Ferris, b. 15 Aug 1848, Dallas, Texas, d. 15 Apr 1853, Dallas, Texas.
William Ferris, b. 13 Dec 1850, Dallas, Texas, d. 12 Jul 1866, Dallas, Texas.
Charles Ferris, b. 07 Mar 1852, Dallas, Texas, d. date unknown.
Mary Catherine Ferris, b. Abt. 14 Oct 1853, Dallas, Texas, d. date unknown.
+Henry Ferris, b. 22 Mar 1855, Dallas, Texas, d. date unknown.
Robert E. Ferris, b. 18 Aug 1856, Dallas, Texas, d. date unknown.
Louisa J. Ferris, b. Abt. 30 Apr 1853, Dallas, Texas, d. Aft. May 1885, Texas.
Edward P. Ferris, b. 05 Feb 1860, Dallas, Texas, d. 04 Sep 1884, Dallas, Texas.
Price Ferris, b. 25 Mar 1862, Dallas, Texas, d. 07 Jul 1867, Dallas, Texas.
Sarah Ellen Ferris, b. 07 Apr 1864, Dallas, Texas, d. 21 May 1953, Rising Star Cem, Eastland Co., Texas.
Frances Laura Ferris, b. 07 Mar 1869, Dallas, Texas, d. 30 Sep 1870, Carmel Hill, texas.
Warren Angus Ferris (1844 - 1847)*
Emily Ferris (1848 - 1853)*
William Ferris (1850 - 1866)*
Sarah Ellen Ferris Cannon (1864 - 1953)*
Warren Angus Ferris Cemetery
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Mervin D. Peters
Added: Jan. 16, 2012
May you rest in peace.|
Added: Apr. 23, 2013
Warren Angus Ferris is my great-great-great grandfather. He was a fur trapper and clerk for the American Fur Company and wrote the book (still for sale) "Life in the Rocky Mountains".You are not forgotten!|
Betty Jean James - Anderson
Added: Feb. 4, 2010
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