I am posting this info in the hope that it is useful to another Farris researcher. My Farris line is in Henrico and Goochland, but this is not actually my line.
The source is "Valentine Papers, Vol. I, Ferris Family, Henrico County Records."
Richard (X) Ferris of Henrico Co. will of; dated Aug. 22, 1744. Each of testator's children one shilling curr. to be paid by executor. To son William Ferris all estate real and Personal provided that he "shall sucker assist and support me during the time that I shall live and I do hereby constitute and appoint him my said son William Ferris to be the whole and sole executor of this my last will" Witnesses--Charles Woodson, Abraham Truman, Ann Truman. Recorded--Oct. 1750.
William Fearis Snr. to his son Sherwood Fearis, both of Henrico Co. 75 acres in Henrico Co. on the north side of Whit Oak Swamp adjoining the lands of Robt. Pleasants, Robt. Fearis, Wm. Fearis, Jr. son of the sd. Wm. Fearis Senr. and William Bottom, given to Wm. Fearis Senr. by his father Richard Fearis. Sept. 2, 1765. Witness-Ephraim, Saml. Jr. and Wm. Gathright. Recorded--Sept. 2, 1765.
William Faris Jr. to his son William Farris both of Henrico Co. 200 acres in Henrico Co. on the northside of White Oak Swamp adjoining and bounded by the lands of Danl. Warriner, Senr. Benj. Warriner, William Faris, Sr. Wm. Bottom, James Austin and William Faris, son of John Faris. Sept. 2, 1765. Witnesses--Ephraim, Saml. Jr. and Wm. Gathright, Jr. Recorded--Sept. 2, 1765.
William Faris. Richard Truman deeds to his son-in-law William Faris, Jr. for natural love and affection for him and the said Richard's daughter, Martha Farris, wife of the said William, a negro girl named Fanny. Sept. 2, 1765. Witnesses--Ephraim Gathright, Saml. Garthright, Jr. and Wm. Gathright, Jr. Recorded--Sept. 2, 1765.
From the above, William Fearis is the son of Richard Ferris of Henrico who made his will 22 August 1744. William married Martha Truman, daughter of Richard Truman. William and Martha had sons Sherwood Fearis and William Fearis, Jr.
Hope this information is helpful to someone else.
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