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Re: Ferree-Feerer-Feerrar Connection
Posted by: Phil Feerrar (ID *****4701) Date: January 21, 2011 at 09:04:34
In Reply to: Re: Ferree-Feerer-Feerrar Connection by Dorothea Leonard of 1404

interesting. I took a dna test and found i was related to a bunch of central pennsylvania Myers' who trace their lineage to a Buffington....interesting possibility. The only hitch is my great grandfather (1880-1974) was emphatic our name did not end in ee eventhough the old timers in the 1880's called our family the Ferries (tried to spell it like he said it). We know Jacob Feerrar was born in 1804 in what is now Union County PA. He does not show up on tax records until 1831 and no census until 1840. His brother died in 1837 and his toombstone read Feerer. When Jacob bought land in the 1840s he spelled it Feerrar. I think there is a strong likelihood I am actually a Ferree...we have suspected for years given how the non family old timers pronounced it. I found an entry one time that said my family was a direct line from Old Joe Fuerhy, pioneer of Lycoming county. That family, I think, actually spelled it Feehrer. So it is all a mystery..have you done dna testing?


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