Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Ferree Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: October 28, 2009 at 04:14:28
In Reply to: JOEL FERREE by Cathy Farrell of 1405

I can't find the source they used. The dates are wrong somewhere. I don't know of this one. I'll keep checking to find the source they used. I can't verify any of this.

I changed the birth date to 1731 instead of 1831, because the birth date is later than the death date. According to the source below it states the birth date is 1731.

FEREE (FERREE), JOEL: He was born 8 Aug 1731 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


From the "Early History of The Peters Creek Valley and The First Settlers"

Compiled by Noah Thompson 1973

Despite the uncertainty as to whether or not Benjamin Kuykendall’s wife’s surname was Heath or Ferree, it is a fact that the Ferree and the Kuy­kendall families were related, for Christiana (or Christina as she was often called), one of Benjamin’s daughters, became the wife of Colonel Joel Ferree, son of Pennsylvania’s famous gunsmith, Joel Ferree (1731-1801), Christi­ana’s husband died in 1813. He stated, among other things in his last will and testament, “There is a legacy due my wife from the estate of her deceas­ed brother, Moses Kurkendall, in the State of Kentucky.” It is known that Moses Kurkendall was the eldest son of Justice Benjamin Kuykendall

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network