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FEREE (FERREE), JOEL: He was born 8 Aug 1831 and died 19 Jun 1801. A brother of Jacob Feree, Joel assisted the American cause by serving as a member of the Safety Committee of Lancaster County, PA. His wives were (1) Mary Copeland, (2) Jane Johnson, (3) Susan Green, and (4) Mrs. Sally Davis. On 6 Sept 1785, Joel Feree acquired an original land patent of 323 acres which was bordered by the land of John Barclay, Zadock Wright, William Wright, William McMullen, William Carrell, and John Large. He called the land "Ferree's Purchase." In 1901 feree was murdered by Indians near Coraopolis and is buried at the Feree Family Cemetery in Coraopolis, Allegheny County, PA.