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From: "Ruth" <>
Subject: Re: [FARRIS] Jane Hannah (Faries) Rooker Henderson born 1809 NC orSC
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 09:44:00 -0500
Daniel, I also have Hendersons who married into my Farris line (descends from Ian
Esom Farris). Would you like an invitation to my MyFamily.com Farris/Henderson
Anyone is welcome to. But please put Farris in the subject line and give me your
first and last name and email address in the body of the email if you send me a
request for an invitation. I have many different web sites. I need to know which
one you are requesting an invitation to. :o))
Send request to
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From: "Daniel B. Troublefield" <>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 9:25 AM
Subject: [FARRIS] Jane Hannah (Faries) Rooker Henderson born 1809 NC or SC
> Have tried & tried to prove the family of my own Mary (Farris)
> Ferguson, but my latest effort shed some light instead on the fate of a
> different Faries female.
> There has been some confusion about the wife of Joseph Dorris Rooker
> who died 1836 in upper York County, South Carolina. Direct descendants knew
> his wife's name was Jane. Some collateral descendants had stated that he
> was married to a Hannah Faris. Census records supported the name Jane.
> Two census records (1840 & 1850) showed her name as Jane H. That, together
> with her estimated birth in 1809 and her naming a son Moses Farris Rooker,
> pointed me to a Jane H. Faries, born in 1809, whose life history after 1820 was
> unknown. She lived next to her brother Moses T. Faries in 1840.
> Jane Hannah Faries was the daughter of Moses Faries (born in what later became
> York Co., SC; died 1812 in Illinois Territory) and his wife Mary (born also in
> Carolina, probably in what became York Co., SC; died between 1840-1848 York
> Co., SC).
> Jane Hannah was born in 1809, possibly in the part of Rutherford Co. that was
> cut off in 1841 to form Cleveland Co., NC, or else near Bethel Presbyterian
> Church in York Co., SC, as her three brothers were.
> Her ages and birthplaces in the census records:
> 1810 Moses Faries' family not found
> 1820 Mary Faries family: female age 10 to 15 [born 1805-1810]
> 1830 [family not found]
> 1840 Jane H. "Ruker" age 20-29 [born 1811-1820]
> 1850 Jane H. Henderson, age 41[birthplace not recorded] [born 1809]
> 1860 Jane Henderson, age 51, born NC 
> 1870 Jane Henderson, age 62, born NC 
> 1880 her son M.F. Rooker listed himself & both parents born SC
> 1880 her son J.L. Henderson listed himself & both parents born SC
> Her paternal grandparents were Robert Faries (born in northern Ireland; died
> 1803 York Co., SC) and Hannah (Faries) Faries (born in New Munster Township,
> Cecil Co., MD; died after 1831 in Hardeman Co., TN), who both moved to the
> Piedmont area of the Carolinas about 1768 from Pencader Hundred, New
> Castle County, Delaware (then part of Pennsylvania).
> Her mother's maiden name and parents are unknown. There is some indication
> that Mrs. Mary Faries might have been a Miller related to Miller families with
> ties to both Rutherford/Cleveland Counties, NC, and York County, SC. But the
> Miller connection may have been just one of friendship between neighbor
> families rather than a marriage kinship. From the names of children and
> grandsons the names Clayton and Templeton are repeated.
> Moses Faries was a miller and worked at "Miller's mill" on Stices Shoals of
> Broad River in Rutherford (now Cleveland) Co., North Carolina. He remained
> close enough to York Co., SC, to sell land there in 1805 and to witness a deed
> there in 1811. Right after that (during or just before the War of 1812) Moses
> moved his young family to land on the Wabash River in Illinois Territory.
> After Moses Faries' death by drowning in the river during a swim contest in
> 1812, his widow Mary moved back to South Carolina. The wife of Moses
> Faries (d. 1812) has been identified in the 1820 census, York Co., South
> Carolina, as Mary Faries with three small boys & one girl. It appears that
> Mary Faries, widow, lived with her son John B. Faries in 1830 and with her
> daughter Jane H. "Ruker" in 1840. It has been suggested that Mary Faries
> was buried at Bethany A.R.P. Church southwest of Clover, SC, but there
> is no stone there for her or at Enon where her sons are buried.
> Jane Hannah Faries married first Joseph Dorris Rooker and had four sons
> by him: Robert (died in infancy before 1839); William; John Clayton; and
> Moses Farris.
> Jane's first husband died in 1836 and she married a second time: Archibald
> Henderson, a South Carolina native, sometime after 1840 when she is
> still listed in the federal census as Jane H. "Ruker". There were children with
> Henderson as well.
> The Moses Faries listed next to her in the 1840 census was Moses Templeton
> Faries. He kept a family record in his Bible. It lists the death of another
> Faries in 1812 and the births of four Faries children:
> Moses Templeton Faries Bible record:
> Moses Faries departed This Life July the 11. 1812.
> [Children of Moses Faries who died 1812]
> John B. Faries was born May the 10 1802 [his gravestone shows 1800]
> Robert M. Faries was Born July the 15 1804
> Moses T. Faries Was Born October the 30= 1806
> Jane H. Faries was Born May the 19 1809
> Jane and her second husband Archibald moved to Gaston Co., NC,
> before the 1850 federal census was taken. From there they moved
> to Arkansas and later to Texas. I've tracked them through the census
> records. She died between 1870 & 1880 and he died after 1880
> probably in Ellis Co., TX. I haven't been able to find where they are
> buried. If anyone discovers their graves, please let me know.
> Thanks, Dan
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