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Thanks Bob! Born to him and Catherine were:

(3.1.2.2.5.11.1) WILLIAM ALLEN JORDAN born July 17, 1829 Hudson, Columbia, NY and died October 13, 1897 Joilet, Will, IL; dealer of agricultural implements; married 1853 in Ottawa, LaSalle, IL Annie Eliza Spooner Wing born January 26, 1834 Sandwich MA and died February 7, 1904 Morris, Grund, IL [dau of Clifton Hathaway & Ann Maria Spooner (Freeman) Wing]; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.5.11.1.1) KATE DAYTON JORDAN born April 25, 1858 IL and died August 21, 1929 Morris, Grundy, IL; music teacher; married 1885 in Morris IL, Myron Holly Hewett born June 3, 1848 probably Peoria Co IL and died April 2, 1900 Emporia KS; a dentist; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.5.11.1.1.1) CLIFTON HENRY HEWETT born October 18, 1886 Abilene, Dickinson, KS and died July 13, 1967 Lake Wales, Polk, FL

(3.1.2.2.5.11.1.1.2) EDITH ADELIA HEWETT (1888-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.1.1.3) LUCILE DAYTON HEWETT (1889-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.1.2) CLIFTON WING JORDAN born August 24, 1860 White Willow, Kendall, IL; married 1888 Julie E Ray; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.5.11.1.2.1) CELIA READING JORDAN born July 29, 1892 Joilet, Will, IL

(3.1.2.2.5.11.1.2.2) LYMAN RAY JORDAN born December 10, 1893 Joilet, Will, IL; a law student in 1917

(3.1.2.2.5.11.1.3) WILLIAM ALLEN JORDAN born June 12, 1865 and died July 5, 1870 Minoka IL

(3.1.2.2.5.11.1.4) ANNA MARIE FREEMAN JORDAN “Annie” born March 25, 1867 Grundy IL and died after 1930 FL; married Edward D Chapman (1854-1930)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.1.5) FRANK ROSS JORDAN born July 9, 1869 IL

(3.1.2.2.5.11.2) HARRIET JORDAN born c1834 and died May 15, 1838; buried Hudson Cemetery, Columbia Co NY

Born to Allen and his 2d wife, Jane, were:

(3.1.2.2.5.11.3) HARRIET D JORDAN “Hattie” born 1839 and died April 4, 1889 Odell, Livingston, IL; buried Hudson Cemetery, Columbia Co NY; 1880 living in Bennezette, Butler IA; married 1865 in Kendall Co IL, as his 2d wife, Henry Martin Goodhue born October 28, 1835 Hebron, Grafton, NH; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.5.11.3.1) ALLEN J GOODHUE (1867-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.3.2) WILLIAM M GOODHUE (1869-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.3.3) LUIZA M GOODHUE (1872-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.3.4) JULIAN G GOODHUE (1875-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.3.5) ELISE C GOODHUE (1876-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.4) RICHARD C JORDAN (1840-) married 1874 in Ottawa IL, Susie Manley born c1855 Ottawa, Lasalle, IL [dau of John & Mariah]; 1880-90 living at Ottawa, hardware(retail); and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.5.11.4.1) HELEN M JORDAN (1876-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.4.2) GRACE JORDAN (1879-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.4.3) HATTIE JORDAN (1886-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.4.4) JOHN M JORDAN (1887-) married Ethel S (mnu) (1888-); 1930 living in Ottawa IL; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.5.11.4.4.1) BARBARA JORDAN (1918-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.4.4.2) ROBERT JORDAN (1921-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.4.5) EDITH JORDAN (1892-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.5) EDWARD JORDAN (1842-) married Margaret Ann (mnu); resided Fargo, Canyon, ID

(3.1.2.2.5.11.6) JULIA JORDAN born 1844 Hudson, Columbia, NY and died before 1870

(3.1.2.2.5.11.7) ALLEN JORDAN born 1846 NY and died 1880 Ottawa IL; married Daisy Finley born 1858 WI and died after 1930 WY

(3.1.2.2.5.11.8) JOHN C JORDAN born 1848 IL and died 1910; 1880 Bennezette, Butler, IA; married 1871 Will Co IL, Susan Van Olinda born 1853 IL; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.5.11.8.1) HENRY M JORDAN (1872-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.8.2) LUEZA J JORDAN (1874-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.8.3) NORMAN I JORDAN (1875-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.8.4) CLARENCE JORDAN (1877-)

(3.1.2.2.5.11.9) AMBROSE L JORDAN born 1849 Kendall Co IL and died 1883; married 1883 in Grundy Co IL, Marie Louise McFarlane

(3.1.2.2.5.11.10) AMELIA JORDAN born 1852 Kendall Co IL and died before 1870

(3.1.2.2.5.12) JACOB JORDAN (1785-1855) of Claverack, Columbia, NY; a doctor of medicine and married Catharine Meesick - listed in the American Ancestry, Columbia Co NY; and born to them was:

(3.1.2.2.5.12.1) HENRY JORDAN (1822-) of Claverack, Columbia, NY - married Ann Everson; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.5.12.1.1) HENRY JORDAN (1859-) of Coxsackie, Columbia, NY - married Mary Case

(3.1.2.2.5.12.1.2) ROBERT JORDAN (1863-)

(3.1.2.2.5.12.1.3) CHARLES FRASIER JORDAN (1865-) of Claverack

(3.1.2.2.5.12.2) WILLIAM A. JORDAN (1820-) of Claverack; married Caroline Jenkins of Philadelphia; and born to them was:

(3.1.2.2.5.12.2.1) WILLIAM H. JORDAN (1851-) of Claverack

(3.1.2.2.6) LUCY FERRIS born December 26, 1760 - not listed by Chaplain Ferris, but listed by Schofield and Mead; married c1780/81 near Hillsdale NY, Christian Loop [son of Captain Johann Peter & Cousya (Springer) Loop, Sr.] born April 16, 1759 Hillsdale, Columbia, NY and died 1799 Chemung NY; served in the Revolution; Christian and his brother, Peter, Jr., moved to Elmira then called Newtown; the 1860 Gazetteer of New York State says that he and Colonel Hendy made the first settlement there in 1788; the Hillsdale Dutch Reformed Church, Hillsdale has records showing Christian Loop and 'Luica Farres'; and born to them were 2 daughters and 7 sons, one of which was:

(3.1.2.2.6.1) WILLIAM FERRIS LOOP born July 5, 1783 Tioga Co NY and died 1830 Bainbridge, Chenango, NY; married in Bainbridge, Jemima Stowell; and born to them were 3 daughters and 4 sons, two of which were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1) WILLIAM FERRIS LOOP, Jr., (Photo) born September 15, 1822 Bainbridge, Chenango, NY and died June 1, 1911 Savanna, Carroll, IL; William was 8 when his father died and at age 12, his mother sent him to live with his uncle, Dr. Nathan Boynton, who taught him some medicine, but he had to leave at age 15. William went back to Bainbridge where he formed a woolen business with Thomas R. Terry, whose daughter, Violette, he married in 1845. In 1846, he moved to Waukegan IL, where he formed the first school. He lived a while in Galena IL and taught in Hanover. In 1855, he moved to Savanna IL, where he was lumber dealer and Justice of the Peace; Violette born c1828 Brown Co NY; and born to them were 4 daughters and 4 sons, one of which was:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1) EDWIN BOYNTON LOOP born November 1, 1845 Bainbridge, Chenango, NY and died March 1, 1906 Savanna IL; married August 23, 1900 in Chicago, Mary Sophia Scharfenstein [dau of Johann & Caroline (Wodrich) Scharfenstein - both from Germany] born December 29, 1863 Cassville, Grant, WI and died October 17, 1943 Turlock CA; served with Company D., 140th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers (Civil War); later a miner and railroad engineer; and born to them was a single child:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1) NORMA VIOLETTE LOOP born July 13, 1901 Savanna, Carroll, IL and died April 3, 1991 Turlock CA; married May 7, 1921 Paul Frederick Gibson and born to them was:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1) HARALD STURGIS GIBSON born April 10, 1924 [Harald is the provider of this ‘twig’ of information on the Loop-Ferris connection - thanks, Harald!]; married 1st Phyllis Joan Davidson born March 15, 1926 Winterset IA - divorced 1976; married 2d Irene Gilbert born October 6, 1926 Long Beach CA; in WWII Harald went through a Meteorology Cadet Program, at the U. of Washington and UCLA, but it turned out they had trained too many weather officers, so he ended up doing Priorities and Traffic for Air Transport Command and Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, mostly in Italy and France. After the War, he stayed in the Air Force Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel; worked in the Air Force Civil Service as Management Engineer and Manpower and Organization, in Sacramento, France (1955-58), San Bernardino and finally, El Segundo at Space Division; retired to his hometown of Turlock CA; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.1) PAUL FREDERICK GIBSON II born June 16, 1952 Sacramento CA; married February 8, 1992 in Los Angeles CA, Carol Marie Romanoski

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.2) FLAVIA LARISSA GIBSON born February 15, 1954 Sacramento CA; married April 1, 1982 Frederic Alan Reiss; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.2.1) MATTHEW REISS born July 6, 1983

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.2.2) ALISON REISS born February 19, 1985

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.2.3) EVAN REISS born July 17, 1990

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.3) ALEXANDER WINFIELD STURGIS GIBSON born March 20, 1957 Deols, France; married 1st 1985 Jeannine Brosseau - divorced; married 2d November 23, 1996 in York Harbor ME, Kimberly Lambert; and born to Alex and Jeannine were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.3.1) COLIN GIBSON born February 13, 1988

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.3.2) CHASE GIBSON (twin) born February 7, 1990

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.3.3) COOPER GIBSON (twin) born February 7, 1990

Born to Alexander and his 2d wife, Kimberly, was:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.3.4) JOHN DAVID GIBSON born August 1, 1999 Los Angeles CA

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.4) GREGORY CHRISTOPHER GIBSON born July 17, 1958 Deols, France; and born to Gregory was:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.4.1) GABRIELLA MARIE GIBSON born November 7, 1988 Torrance CA

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.5) CLARK CAMPION GIBSON born June 23, 1961 Fontana CA; married May 29, 1995 Suzanne Patti born November 1959 CT; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.5.1) CONNOR CAMPION GIBSON (twin) born March 12, 2000 Bloomington IN

(3.1.2.2.6.1.1.1.1.1.5.2) FIONA PATRICIA GIBSON (twin) born March 12, 2000 Bloomington IN

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2) ELIZA ANN LOOP (Photos) born November 25, 1813, Coventry, Chenango, NY and died November 12, 1895 Jefferson Co CO; buried Boulder CO; married October 2, 1835 in NY, John Hinckley Vinton [son of Samuel & Florinda] born April 29, 1812 Coventry, Chenango, NY and died November 29, 1870 Afton NY; a farmer and they resided in South Bainbridge, Chenango, NY; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.1) EMILY JOSEPHINE VINTON born March 8, 1837 Bainbridge, NY and died December 12, 1860 Afton NY – never married

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.2) FRANCES MARION VINTON born July 4, 1839 Elmira, Chemung, NY; married Robert Bruce Edwards and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.2.1) BRUCE VINTON EDWARDS married Mamie Bigger

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.2.2) ERNEST GLENN EDWARDS married Retta Wilson

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.2.3) PEARL VINTON EDWARDS married Linsley King

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.2.4) ROBERT ODGEN EDWARDS married Jessie Fry

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.3) ELLEN DELORAINE VINTON born March 13, 1842 Bainbridge NY; married March 2, 1864 Francis Marion Hall and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.3.1) ELLA VIRGINIA HALL born June 22, 1865; married September 3, 1887 Henry Schwendenner

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.3.2) JOHN VINTON HALL born February 9, 1869 and died March 4, 1879

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.3.3) JESSE WILLIAM HALL born July 24, 1872 and died December 16, 1957; married Minnie Wright

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.3.4) WALTER CLARENCE HALL born January 17, 1876 and died August 28, 1965; married 1st March 29, 1906 Mary Elizabath Gammill; and 2d December 25, 1927 Nell Brown

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.3.5) FRANK VINTON HALL born June 12, 1882 and died January 30, 1951; married August 28, 1912 Alice Fern Vinton Reeves (cousin)

(3.1.1.2.6.1.2.3.6) RAYMOND EARL HALL born May 29, 1885; married November 1908 Cecil Hack

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4) ALICE ELIZA VINTON born March 27, 1845 Bainbridge NY and died December 8, 1915 Hoyt CO; married November 26, 1874 at Golden CO, George Washington Reeves; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.1) GEORGE VINTON REEVES born September 29, 1875 Golden CO and died March 29, 1947 San Gabriel CA; married November 29, 1917 Nellie Gullerman

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.2) LULIE VINTON REEVES born January 24, 1877 Golden CO and died February 4, 1959 Ft. Morgan CO; married November 14, 1897 Harry Leon Sankey

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.3) ALICE FERN VINTON REEVES born January 21, 1879 Golden CO and died August 24, 1973 Ft. Morgan CO; married August 28, 1912 Frank Vinton Hall (cousin)

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.4) VELMA VINTON REEVES born February 23, 1881 and died June 25, 1949 Morgan County CO; married March 25, 1906 Lloyd L. Tanner

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5) MAY VINTON REEVES born May 17, 1885 Golden CO and died February 6, 1977 Multnomah Co OR; married July 27, 1923 at San Francisco CA, Roy Francis Warner; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.1) RICHARD ROY WARNER born June 10, 1924 Multnomah Co OR and died March 5, 1982 Long Beach CA; married August 4, 1951 in New Castle PA, Ruth Ann Lamphier; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.1.1) JANE KATHLEEN WARNER born October 4, 1953 Brooklyn NY

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.1.2) JULIE MARIE WARNER born December 15, 1954 Los Angeles CA; married August 1989 John Fisher

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.1.3) EDWARD ROY WARNER born October 5, 1956 Los Angeles CA; married May 16, 1992 Brenda Lee Herndon

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.1.4) CARRIE ELLEN WARNER born July 11, 1959 Los Angeles CA; married November 9, 1996 Dale Michael Bryant

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.2) LORA JOSEPHINE WARNER born August 15, 1925 Multnomah Co OR; married August 16, 1946 in Multnomah Co, Kenneth W. Carter - resided Portland OR; Lora is the provider of this updated information – thanks Lora!; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.2.1) DANA LEE CARTER born March 13, 1948 Multnomah Co OR; married January 23, 1971 in Salem OR, Susan K. Mather

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.2.2) PAUL THOMAS CARTER born January 26, 1950 Multnomah Co OR; married September 25, 1976 in Thurston Co WA, Judith Ann Jeremiah

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.2.3) SEAN SCOTT CARTER born December 7, 1951 Clark Co WA; married March 8, 1980 Kathleen Ann Yunk

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.2.4) JOSEPH WILLIAM CARTER born July 15, 1954 Clark Co WA; married September 4, 1981 Debra Thompson

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.3) ROBERT FRANK WARNER born December 7, 1927 Multnomah Co OR; married September 21, 1957 in Clackamas Co OR, Helen Lavon McMillan; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.3.1) BRUCE ROY WARNER born September 15, 1958 Clackamas Co OR; married September 21, 1985 in Multnomah Co OR, Katherine Renee Fullen

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.3.2) GLENN FRANK WARNER born October 12, 1960 Clackamas Co OR; married Mary Pimblett

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.3.3) KEVIN KEITH WARNER born October 26, 1962 Clackamas Co OR; married April 26, 1992 in Multnomah Co OR, Marina Rose Brown

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.4.5.3.4) DEAN JOHN WARNER born May 20, 1966 Clackamas Co OR; married November 5, 1994 in WA, Melissa Hickman

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.5) ELIZABETH JEMIMA VINTON born October 13, 1847 Bainbridge NY and died July 27, 1926 Sugar Loaf CO; married November 10, 1879 at Bainbridge NY, William Whitesides and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.5.1) WILLIAM CLYDE WHITESIDES born September 3, 1881 Colorado and died September 3, 1923; married Rose Tack

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.5.2) JOHN MILTON WHITESIDES born September 8, 1884 and died February 1946

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.6) SAMUEL FERRIS VINTON born June 26, 1850 Bainbridge (Norwich) NY and died April 19, 1875 Afton NY; married Vellie Vanderburg; and born to them were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.6.1) NORMA VINTON died young

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.6.2) MARION VINTON born October 5, 1874 and died Tacoma WA; married Bert Baker

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.7) JOHN WILLIAM VINTON born November 3, 1852 Bainbridge NY; married 1st Estelle Barker; 2d Lillian Treadwell; and born to John and Estelle were:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.7.1) MINER JOHN VINTON born December 5, 1874 Afton NY and died September 22, 1947 Ft. Morgan CO; married Fannie McFerrin and born to them was:
(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.7.1.1) ROLLAND VINTON who lived in Greeley CO

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.7.2) ESTELLE VINTON born June 1879 Afton NY and died Roseburg OR; married 1st Harry Duncan; 2d Clyde McBee

Born to John and his second wife, Lillian, was:

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.7.3) HARRY JOHN VINTON born February 12, 1888 and died 1946; married Anna Day

(3.1.2.2.6.1.2.8) ELKANAH GAGE VINTON born July 18, 1855 Bainbridge NY and died there October 22, 1864

(3.1.2.2.7) ABRAHAM FERRIS baptized October 13, 1765 and died unmarried at Schenectady

(3.1.2.2.8) ENOCH FERRIS - Chaplain Ferris lists Enoch as ‘possibly’ as he was mentioned in the Boston Transcript of September 27, 1926, but neither Mead nor Scofield list him - doubtful

(3.1.2.2.9) REBECCA FERRIS - not listed by Chaplain Ferris, but listed by Mead - doubtful

(3.1.2.2.10) JOSIAH FERRIS - not listed by Chaplain Ferris, but listed by Mead - doubtful

(3.1.2.2.11) HANNAH FERRIS - not listed by Chaplain Ferris, but listed by Mead - doubtful



(3.1.2.3) PETER FERRIS born April 21, 1725 Greenwich CT and died April (7?)17, 1816 (age 92) (1815, age 93) Panton VT; buried there at the Adams Cemetery; removed to Crum El­bow, Dutchess, NY by 1757 {on the tax roll from February 1755 through 1763} and later 1765/1766 moved to Vermont. Peter made the trip to Vermont with his (2d?) wife and carrying an infant in his arms, to the shore of Lake Champlain. After leaving the occupied country in New York, they plunged at once into forest, and during the whole route, camping in woods five nights, they saw only two cabins of the pioneers, one in Shaftsbury and the other in Danby. In this long and arduous journey, they drove before them two cows, the first probably introduced into that part of the country. [Jim - this may be the Peter Ferris, from Stanwich, who served in the King George’s War, 1744-1748.] Peter was the Representative of Panton, 1786-87; married 1st February 26, 1748 Hannah Benedict [dau of Peter and Mary (Parish) Benedict]; 2d a Miss Benedict {died in Panton before the Rev. War and was the first adult white person buried in the town}; 3d a Miss Squires [dau of Jonathan Squire of Nine Partners] who died by 1776 Panton VT; and 4th February 1784 widow Hester (Dudley) Everest born July 3, 1723 Saybrook CT and died April/May 1805 Panton VT. [Jim - there is conflicting information on the sequence of the above wives and even the names of wives 2 and 3.] From History of the Town of Middlebury in Addison County, Vermont (1859) - - In October 1776, upon the retreat of General Arnold up the lake with the American fleet, after the battles fought near Valcour Island, he ran the remaining vessels, four gun-boats and the galley, ‘Congress’, which Arnold himself commanded, into a small bay which still bears the name of Arnold’s Bay, and the shores of which were upon Mr. Ferris’ farm. Some of the remains of those vessels are yet visible, though they were all partly blown to pieces and sunk when Arnold abandoned them. An incident of their destruction, not known to history, is related by Squire Ferris, a son of Mr. Ferris, then in his fourteenth year. Lieutenant Goldsmith of Arnold’s galley had been severely wounded in the thigh by a grape shot in the battle near Valcour Island, and lay wholly helplessly on the deck when the order was given to blow up the vessels. Arnold ordered him removed to the shore, but by some oversight he was neglected and was on the deck of the galley when the gunner set fire to the match. He then begged to be thrown overboard, and the gunner, on returning from the galley, told him he would be dead before she blew up. He remained on deck at the explosion and his body was seen blown into the air. His remains were taken up and buried on the shore. To the credit of Arnold, he showed the greatest feeling upon the subject, and threatened to run the gunner through on the spot. The British fleet arrived at the mouth of the bay before the explosion of Arnold's vessels and fired upon his men on the shore, and upon the house of Mr. Ferris, which stood near the shore. Some grape shot and several cannon shot struck Mr. Ferris’ house. Mr. Ferris and his family returned with Arnold to Ticonderoga, from whence they afterward went, for a short time for safety, to Schaghticooke in the State of New York. All Mr. Ferris’ moveable property at Panton VT was either taken or destroyed by the British. His cattle, horses, and hogs were shot and his other property was carried off. His orchard trees were cut down, his fences burnt, and nothing left undestroyed but his house and barn. After some weeks had elapsed, Mr. Ferris returned to the remains of his property and endeavored to repair his injuries, as far as possible. He has restored his fences to preserve a crop of winter grain sowed the previous autumn, and had got in his spring crops, when in the month of June following, the army of General Buygoyne came up the lake. A considerable portion of the army, commanded by General Fraser, landed at Mr. Ferris’ farm, encamped there for the night. Two hundred horses were turned into his meadows and grain fields, and they were wholly ruined. General Fraser had the civility to promise indemnity, but that promised yet waits for its fulfillment. In the autumn of 1776, Mr. Ferris and his son, Squire Ferris, assisted in the escape of Joseph Everest and Phineas Spaulding from the British schooner, Maria, of sixteen guns, they lying at anchor off Arnold’s Bay. These two men were Americans who had been seized at Panton and Addison and made prisoners for favoring the American cause. Both were taken from the schooner on a dark night and conveyed to the shore in a small canoe. Squire Ferris, the son, was also of a small party in the winter of 1776-77, who seized upon two Englishmen, supposed to be spies, near the mouth of Otter Creek, and delivered them into the hands of General St. Clair at Ticonderoga. In the year 1778, the British made a general capture of all the Americans they could reach on the shores of Lake Champlain who were known to be friendly to the Revolutionary cause. In November of that year, Mr. Ferris and his son started a deer hunt on the west side of the lake. When near the mouth of Putnam's Creek, about six miles south of Crown Point, they were seized by a body of British soldiers and Tories, commanded by Colonel Carleton, and carried on board the schooner, Maria then lying at Crown Point, near the mouth of Bulwaggy Bay. They were the first prisoners taken in the great attempt of the British to sweep the shores of the lake of those inhabitants who were friendly to the republican cause. On the same night, detachments of this vessel burnt nearly all the houses along the lake from Bridgeport to Ferrisburgh, making prisoners of the male inhabitants, and leaving the women and children to suffering and starvation. Mr. Ferris’ house and all his other buildings were burnt. Forty persons were bought on board the next day, and within a few days, the number reckoned two hundred and forty-four, part of which were put on board the schooner Carleton of sixteen guns, which then lay at the mouth of Great Otter Creek. The forces, which came out of the Maria and Carleton, were originally destined for an attack on Rutland, but their object having become known by the escape of the American prisoner, Lieutenant Benjamin Everest, that project abandoned, and they were employed in desolating the country and stripping it of its inhabitants. The vessels proceeded with their prisoners to St. Johns; from thence they were marched to Sorel, and it was the intention of the captors to have continued their march down the St. Lawrence to Quebec. At Sorel they crossed the St. Lawrence, and soon after a heavy snowstorm came on, making it impossible to continue the march. Trains were seized in all directions and on these they were driven to Quebec. Here they were confined in prison. Soon after some of them contriving to escape, they were divided, and about one hundred of them were sent down the river one hundred miles and employed in getting out timber for building barracks. Mr. Ferris and his son were sent among this number in the month of January 1779. In the spring following, nine of the prisoners, among whom were Mr. Ferris and his son, seized a batteau in the night, in which they crossed to the east side of the river where it was fifteen miles wide. On landing they set the batteau adrift, separated into two parties and made the best of their way up the river. They had brought provisions with them, and avoiding the settlements, and traveling only at night, the party with which the two Ferrises remained, arrived opposite the Tree Rivers on the fourth day. They crossed in the night but were discovered and retaken. The remainder of the party did not get so far, having been retaken by a body of Indians in the neighborhood of Quebec. The party of the Ferrises was put into jail at Three Rivers where they remained for eighteen months. During this time they made one attempt to escape but were discovered and were then placed in a dungeon for seventy-two days. At this time, father and son were separated. Squire Ferris, the son, describes the dungeon where he was confined as an apartment eight feet by ten and so low he could not stand up in it, and that the one occupied by his father enjoined it, and was of the same character. The only light was admitted by a small hole about eight inches by ten inches in size, which was crossed by iron grates. The hole, which admitted this light was level with the ground, and the water from the eaves of the jail poured through it into the dungeon whenever it rained. The straw given them to sleep on was frequently wet in this way, and the confined air, dampness and filth, not be avoided, made their sufferings of the severest kind. While they were confined here, another place was prepared for them, to which they were transferred after the dungeon suffering of seventy-two days. This place was opposite the guardroom, and upon being removed to it, they were told, “You damn rebels, you can’t get out of this”. Here the father and son were again put together in the same room. The place was not however so impregnable as was supposed, for in about six weeks the prisoners made an excavation under the wall, in the night, and made their escape. There were six prisoners in the room at this time. Upon escaping the prisoners separated, Mr. Ferris and his son remained together. They went up the river, nearly opposite Sorel, where, two days afterward they crossed the St. Lawrence in a canoe and took to the woods. Their design was to reach New Hampshire, but having lost their in the woods they struck the Missisque River, down which they went a few miles, and were again retaken by a British guard, who were with a party getting out timber, and by them were again carried prisoners to St. Johns. They were taken twenty-one days after their escape, and had been nineteen days in the woods, during all which time they had only a four pound loaf of wheat bread, one pound of salt beef and some tea for food. They made their tea in a tin quart cup, and produced fire by a flint and the blade of a jack knife. For four days before they were retaken, they had nothing for food but tea and were so weak they could hardly walk. The forces at St. Johns were then commanded by Colonel St. Leger, a brutal drunkard, who ordered the prisoners to be ironed together, and put them in a dungeon for fourteen days. At the end of which time, and ironed hand in hand to each other, they were sent to Chamblee, and from there by the rivers Sorel and St. Lawrence, to Quebec. At Quebec they were returned to their old prison, in which they remained until June 1782, when they were brought from thence to Whitehall and there exchanged for British prisoners. From their capture to their exchange was three years and eight months. Of the 240 prisoners taken in the neighborhood of Lake Champlain in November 1778, and carried to Canada in the schooners Maria and Charleton, only 48 were known to have returned - many dying from ‘camp fever’. The elder Ferris died in 1811 at the age of 92; and of the other 47, Squire Ferris, of Vergennes, his son and fellow prisoner, is supposed to be the only survivor. Squire died at Vergennes March 17, 1849, age 87 years. Several of these prisoners received pensions from the general government, but Squire Ferris, their companion in sufferings, though poor and needy, and though an applicant for many years, never received the bounty of his country. Born to Peter and his wives (?) were:

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