Jonathan Ferris

M, b. 15 December 1765, d. 1 October 1829
FatherJohn Ferris b. 9 Jun 1733, d. 3 Jan 1814
MotherMarianna Hunt b. c 1738, d. 9 Jul 1809
Monument of John & Ursula Ferris at The Church Street Cemetery, Swanton, Vermont Courtesy of Find a Grave, Barb Destromp
     Jonathan was born on Sunday, 15 December 1765 in Throgs Neck, Westchester County, New York, at "Grove Farm". Jonathan married Ursula Catlin on 4 June 1803. Jonathan & Ursula had children: Helen Amelia [5/04/1804-9/27/1887][m. 3/23/1831 Dr. Horatio Hickok Brayton], John Alexander [2/17/1806-9/20/1878 unmarried], Lynde Catlin [5/06/1808-5/03/1874][5/19/1840 Mary Ann Drake], Valentine Seaman [12/07/1809-12/21/1879][m. 6/14/1837 Cornelia Brayton], Edward Moses [1/18/1812-1856-1859][m. 5/14/1844 Catherine Everest], Maria Ann [11/20/1813-1/08/1868][m. 5/13/1832 Richard Frederick Fletcher], Almira Elizabeth [4/05/1816-5/01/1846][m. 8/05/1839 Peter Thatcher Washburn], Mortimer [3/26/1818-4/06/1889][m. 6/22/1852 Mary Elizabeth Raymond] & Charles [1/27/1824-6/08/1851]. Jonathan & his brother, Elijah, purchased 6,000 acres of land in Swanton, Vermont. There was a marble quarrey there and they became very vealthy. Only Jonathan & his family resided there. Jonathan had a daughter Helen who often visited her Aunt Anna Seaman, Jonathan's sister. The 1820 U.S. Federal Census enumerates at Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont, the family of Johnathan Ferris [23011-21110].1 Jonathan departed this life on Thursday, 1 October 1829 in Swanton at age 63 years, 9 months and 16 days. He had been suffering from paralysis.2 He was buried there in Swanton in the Church Street Cemetery. The inscription on his memorial read: "Here repose the remains of Jonathan Ferris who was born West Chester, NY Dec. 15, 1765, during 22 years a resident of this town, a large contributor to it's prosperity and died Oct 1, 1829."


Ursula Catlin b. 27 May 1780, d. 31 Mar 1858


  1. [S671] 1820 United States Federal Census: Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont - page 229 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  2. [S93] Elizabeth Seaman Leggett, Journal of Elizabeth Seaman Leggett, According to a rememberance of his neice, Eliza Seaman - "Uncle Johnathan Ferris had paralysis, died at Swwnton, Vermont. Excellent, I used to see him in my childhood twice a year in New York. He left a very large estate, marble quarries."