Biography of Lucian N. Farris

Lucian N. Farris - Reynolds Co Pioneer

Photo of L.N. FarrisAccording to his Civil War records (MO state archives) Lucian N. Farris was born on 12 October 1820 in Franklin County, Illinois. He married (1st) Nancy Hyatt, daughter of Seth Hyatt, on 15 February 1840 in Ripley [now Reynolds] County, Missouri. He was widowed by the death of Nancy Hyatt Farris circa 1854. He married (2nd) Anna Carter, daughter of William and Nancy Carter, on 7 September 1856 in Reynolds County, Missouri.

In 1858 he was elected Reynolds County Representative in the Missouri State Legislature and served one term (1858-1860).

During the Civil War he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the 3rd Regiment of Infantry, 1st Division Missouri State Guard from 9 Aug 1861 until he returned home about March 1862 and was captured by Union forces in Reynolds County on 1 February 1863. He was taken to Pilot Knob and sent to Myrtle Street Prison about 12 February 1863, when he was released on oath and bond of $1,000 to remain in Iron and Reynolds Counties. Union records indicate that he participated in Price's Missouri Raid in 1864 and was Captain of Farris's Company, Clardy's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry when that unit was surrendered by General M. Jeff Thompson on 11 May 1865, and that he was paroled at Wittsburg, Arkansas, 25 May 1865. His two eldest sons William and Seth both served as officers in Missouri Confederate units.

After the Drake Amendment which prohibited former Confederates from holding office was repealed in 1871 he was again elected Reynolds County Representative in the Missouri State Legislature for a second term (1872-1874.). He died on 8 August 1876 at Reynolds County, Missouri, at age 55. He is buried in the Buffington Cemetery, Reynolds Co., Ellington, Missouri.



Descendants of Lucian N. Farris

Lucian N.1 Farris, b. 1820, d. 1876
+Nancy1 Hyatt, b. 1820, d. circa 1854
|-- William A.2 Farris, b. circa 1841, d. between 1890 and 1900
|   +Matilda2 (--?--)Farris, b. 1839, d. circa 1931 (Widow of JJS Farris)
|   \-- Mary C.3 Farris, b. circa 1873 (adopted)
|-- Seth C.2 Farris, b. circa 1843 d circa 1876
|-- Laura M.2 Farris, b. 1844, d. 1926
|   +Francis 'Frank'2 Boal, b. 1843, d. 1907
|   |-- Maggie3 Boal, b. circa 1870?
|   |   +???3 Duncan
|   \-- Lou Ann3 Boal, b. 1871, d. 1958
|       +Daniel Robert3 Blackwell, d. 1949
|-- Nancy A.2 Farris, b. 1847,d. 1931
|   +John Carter2 Rayfield Jr, b. 1848,d. 1915
|   |-- Lillie Olivia3 Rayfield, b. 1873,d. 1918
|   |   +John Wesley3 Sanders, b. 1859, d. 1946
|   |   |-- Etta Iola4 Sanders, b. 1895,d. 1896
|   |   |-- Ralph Lucien4 Sanders, b. 1896,d. 1928
|   |   |-- Sadie Rae4 Sanders, b. 1898,d. 1976
|   |   |-- Rolan4 Sanders, b. 1899,d. 1976
|   |   |-- Ruth Irene4 Sanders, b. 1901
|   |   |-- Edith Lucille4 Sanders, b. 1903
|   |   |   +Anthony4 Brawley, d. circa 1940
|   |   |-- Mavis Marie4 Sanders, b. 1906
|   |   |-- John Grey4 Sanders, b. 1908,d. 1970
|   |   \-- Herbert Rayfield4 Sanders, b. 1912,d. 1980
|   |-- Andrew Carter3 Rayfield, b. 1878,d. 1968
|   |   +Alice3 Gowers, b. 1877, d. 1962
|   |   |--Luther4 Rayfield
|   |   |--Carl4 Rayfield
|   |   |--Gladys4 Rayfield
|   |   |--George4 Rayfield
|   |   |  |-- Roger5 Rayfield
|   |   |  \-- Karen5 Rayfield
|   |   \--Clyde4 Rayfield
|   |      |-- Sandra5 Rayfield
|   |      |-- Lee5 Rayfield
|   |      \-- Carole Ann5 Rayfield
|   |-- Samuel Lee3 Rayfield,b. 1880, d. 1958
|   |-- John Richard3 Rayfield,b. 1882
|   |-- Franklin Peter3 Rayfield, b. 1884
|   |-- Sarah Fern3 Rayfield, b. 1887, d. 1918
|   |   +Jacob Henry3 Buffington, b. 1885,d. 1956
|   |   \-- lvy Daniel4 Buffington, b. 1915
|   |       +Wilma LaNell4 Skaggs, b. 1917
|   |       \-- Richard Lee5 Buffington, b. 1936
|   \-- William3 Rayfield, b. circa 1889
|-- Myra Lousia2 Farris, b. 1849, d. 1925
|   +Thomas Newton2 Dinkins, b. 1844, d. 1892
|   |-- William3 Dinkins, b. 1868, d. 1873
|   |-- John Thomas3 Dinkins, b. 1870, d. 1949
|   |   +Effie3 Larkin, d. 1909
|   |   |-- Thomas W.4 Dinkins, b. 1893, d. 1957
|   |   |-- Odessa M.4 Dinkins, b. 1895
|   |   |-- Otto4 Dinkins, d. circa1958
|   |   |-- William Theodore4 Dinkins
|   |   \-- Ross4 Dinkins, b. 1897
|   |   +Ella M.3 Holmes, b. 1883, d. 1972
|   |   \-- Lavada4 Dinkins, b. 1913
|   |-- Mary Bell3 Dinkins, b. 1872, d. 1944
|   |   +Charles S.3 Diesel, b. 1867, d. 1961
|   |   |-- Jessia Ann4 Diesel, b. 1894, d. 1939
|   |   |-- Elva M.4 Diesel, b. 1897, d. 1900
|   |   \-- Paul A.4 Diesel, b. 1903, d. 1979
|   |-- Ida Lee3 Dinkins, b. 1874
|   |   +Arthur Everett3 Adams, b. 1867
|   |   |-- Clara Grace4 Adams, b. 1894
|   |   \-- Everett D.4 Adams, b. 1900
|   |-- Anna Elizabeth3 Dinkins, b. 1876, d. 1915
|   |   +Isaac Sanford3 Mann, b. 1872, d. 1915
|   |   |-- Emery Zimri4 Mann, b. 1895, d. 1915
|   |   |-- Thelma4 Mann, b. 1897, d. 1979
|   |   |-- Alpha4 Mann, b. 1899, d. 1972
|   |   |-- Delpha M.4 Mann, b. 1899, d. 1969
|   |   |-- Thomas E.4 Mann, b. 1901, d. 1978
|   |   \-- Claire M.4 Mann, b. 1906
|   |-- Albert P.3 Dinkins, b. 1878, d. 1917
|   |   +Nettie Irene3 Beard, b. 1888, d. 1975
|   |   |-- Albert P.4 Dinkins, b. 1908, d. 1985
|   |   \-- Emma Marie4 Dinkins, b. 1912
|   |-- Luvenia3 Dinkins, b. 1879, d. 1963
|   |   +Lee A.3 Layne, b. circa 1879?, d. 1961
|   |    \-- Kathryn Lee4 Layne, b. circa 1908?
|   |-- Byron Lee3 Dinkins, b. 1881, d. 1962
|   |   +Martha3 Simpson, b. 1887, d. 1979
|   |   |-- Charles Simpson4 Dinkins, b. 1905
|   |   |-- Chester4 Dinkins, b. 1907
|   |   |-- George Lee4 Dinkins, b. 1909 d. 1999
|   |   |-- Thomas Newton4 Dinkins, b. 1910
|   |   |-- Dorothy4 Dinkins, b. 1912
|   |   |-- Byron Lee4 Dinkins, b. 1915
|   |   |-- Ruth4 Dinkins, b. 1917
|   |   |-- Albert Harry4 Dinkins, b. 1919, d. 1959
|   |   |-- Roy Elwood4 Dinkins, b. 1920
|   |   |-- Elsie4 Dinkins, b. 1922
|   |   |-- William Harold4 Dinkins, b. 1925
|   |   |-- James Donald4 Dinkins, b. 1926
|   |   |-- Marjorie4 Dinkins, b. 1928
|   |   \-- John Paul4 Dinkins, b. 1930
|   |-- Weldon Wade3 Dinkins, b. 1883, d. 1912
|   |   +Bertha S.3 Vinson, b. 1895
|   |   \-- Stella Myra4 Dinkins, b. 1909
|   \-- Laura3 Dinkins, b. 1887, d. 1935
|       +Clarence3 Sutton, b. 1888, d. 1966
|       |-- Paul Clarence4 Sutton, b. 1908, d. 1995
|       |   +Mapel4 Russell, b. 1909
|       |-- Theda Mae4 Sutton, b. 1918
|       \-- Howard Dinkins4 Sutton, b. 1918, d. 1981
|-- Amanda(Eliza)2 Farris, b. 1851, d. 1928
|   +Samuel G.2 Shy, b. 1830, d.1906
|   |-- Lucy3 Shy, b. 1870
|   |   +John B.3 Hodges
|   |-- Laura Belle3 Shy, b. circa 1875
|   |-- Samuel S.3 Shy, b. 1878
|   |-- James T.3 Shy, b. 1881
|   \-- Omer H.3 Shy, b. 1887
\-- Sarah2 Farris, b. circa 1854 (on 1860 census - no further record discovered)
+Anna1 Carter, b. 1837, d. 1911
|-- John Carter2 Farris, b. 1858, d. 1923
|   +Jennie2 Dennies, b. 1866, d. 1891
|   |-- Lucian D.3 Farris, b. 1890, d. 1982
|   |+Peachie3 ???, b. 1895, d. 1989
|   \--Emory V.3 Farris, b. 1891, d. 1985
|       +Blanche3 ???, b. 1903, d. 1984
|   +Osa2 Botkin
|   |-- Lena3 Farris
|   |   +Charles3 Wells
|   |-- Alpha3 Farris, b. 1896, d. 1974
|   |   +Vernon Frank3 Rhinehart, b. 1894, d. 1954
|   \-- Amy3 Farris, b. 1897, d. 1899
|-- Minerva Lucinda2 Farris, b. 1860, d. 1924
|   +John Sanders2 Jordan, d. 1917
|   |-- Anna Adelia3 Jordan, b. circa 1879?
|   |   +Sterling Price3 Lindsey, b. 1878, d. 1956
|   |   |-- Sterling Paul4 Lindsey, b. 1903, d. 1951
|   |   |   +Bernice4 (--?--)
|   |   |   \-- Sterling Price5 Lindsey III, d. before 1950
|   |   |   |-- Susanna5Lindsey
|   |   |   |-- Priscilla5 Lindsey
|   |   |   |-- Prudence5 Lindsey
|   |   |   |-- Paula5 Lindsey, b. circa 1937
|   |   |   \-- Phillis5Lindsey, b. circa 1942
|   |   |-- Loraine Farris4 Lindsey
|   |   |-- Jordan4 Lindsey
|   |   |   +Gracia4 (--?--)
|   |   |   |-- Anna Louise5 Lindsey
|   |   |   |-- Jordan Day5 Lindsey
|   |   |   \-- Dayle Price5 Lindsey
|   |   |-- Mary Elizabeth4 Lindsey
|   |   |   +Walter E.4 Hasewell
|   |   \-- Bob4 Lindsey
|   |       +Daisy4 (--?--)
|   |       |-- Roger Scott5 Lindsey
|   |       |-- Marry Ellen5 Lindsey
|   |       \-- Rebecca Ann5 Lindsey
|   |-- William3 Jordan, b. circa 1879?
|   |-- L.3 Jordan, b. circa 1880?
|   \-- Jessie E.3 Jordan, b. 1883, d. 1914
|       +William Earle3 Davis
|-- Francis Jane2 Farris, b. 1861, d. 1945
|   +James Mc Elwane2 Pickens, b. 1861, d. circa 1890?
|   |-- L. Alton3 Pickens, b. circa 1880
|   |-- Helen3 Pickens, b. circa 1882
|   |-- Horace Lee3 Pickens, b. 1883, d. 1931
|   |   +Jessie G.3 Hickox
|   |   |-- Roy A.4 Pickens, b. circa 1911
|   |   \--William G.4 Pickens, b. circa 1921
|   \-- Roy Harris3 Pickens, b. 1885
|   +L. F.2 Cook
|-- Ida Lee2 Farris, b. 1864, d. 1953
|   +Thomas Henry2 Boston, b. 1854, d. 1944
|   |-- Eula3 Boston, b. 1883, d. 1908
|   |   +J. Reginald3 Chilton,b. 1878, d. 1908
|   |   |-- Louise4 Boston, b. 1903, d. 1978
|   |   |   +(--?--)4 Thurmond
|   |   |   +Robert Edward4 Newberry, b. 1899, d. 1961
|   |   |-- Helen4 Boston, b. circa 1904
|   |   |   +Dr. Linus R.4 White
|   |   |-- Sanford4 Boston, b. 1905, d. 1915
|   |   \-- Thomas H.4 Boston, b. 1907, d. 1951
|   |       +Francis I.4 Jones, b. 1908, d. 1977
|   |-- Mamie3 Boston, b. 1885, d. 1911
|   |   +???3 Gallagher
|   |   \-- Daretta4 Gallagher, b. 1906, d. 1911
|   |-- Avis3 Boston, b. 1887, d. 1949
|   |   +Thomas3 Barrett
|   |   |-- Marguerite4 Barrett
|   |   |-- Marilyn4 Barrett
|   |   |-- Anna Mae4 Barrett
|   |   |   +(?)4 Simms
|   |   |-- Boston4 Barrett
|   |   |-- Virginia Lee4 Barrett
|   |   |   +W. L.4 Sellers
|   |   |-- Genevieve4 Barrett
|   |   |   +Glen O.4 Jones
|   |   |-- Helen Louise4 Barrett
|   |   |   +Blaine E.4 Deremiah
|   |   |-- Alcus Earl4 Barrett
|   |   |-- Gene William4 Barrett
|   |   |-- Carol Frances4 Barrett
|   |   |-- Peggy Rhea4 Barrett
|   |   \-- Nedra Mary4 Barrett, b. 1929, d. 1932
|   |-- Lena3 Boston, b. 1889, d. 1923
|   |-- Robert L.3 Boston, b. 1891, d.1969
|   |   +Ethel3 Guest
|   |   \-- Thomas H.4 Boston, b. circa 1908
|   |-- Bonnie3 Boston, b. 1894, d. 1981
|   |   +Maurice E.3 Drury, b. 1893, d. 1973
|   |   |-- Geraldine4 Drury
|   |   \-- Robert E.4 Drury
|   \-- Blanche3 Boston, b. 1896
|       +(?)3 Potter
|-- Mollie Thompson2 Farris, b. 1866, d. 1941
|   +James Franklin2 O'Dell, b. 1856,d. 1939
|   |-- Eunice3 O'Dell, b. 1886, d. 1960
|   |   +Charles Stuart3 Smarr, b. 1882, d. 1966
|   |-- Joseph Lucian3 O'Dell, b. 1889, d. 1918
|   |-- Ethel3 O'Dell, b. 1891, d. 1975
|   \-- Estelle3 O'Dell, b. 1894, d. 1986
|-- Anna Bell2 Farris, b. 1868, d. 1938
|   +Zimri Carter2 Smith, b. 1866, d. 1939
|   \-- Hazel Ann3 Smith, b. circa 1906
|       +Frank W.3 Duncan, d. circa 1954
|-- Lucian Franklin2 Farris, b. 1870, d. 1963
|   +Myrtle2 Stevenson, d. 1951
|   |-- Thelma3 Farris, b. circa 1904
|   |-- Lucille3 Farris, b. 1906, d. 1983
|   |   +Richard H.3 Manire
|   |-- Nestor Evans3 Farris
|   \-- Lucian Lavern3 Farris, b. 1912
|   +Anna Dodson2 Smith, b. circa 1879, d. 1958
|-- Anderson P.2 Farris, b. 1873, d. 1956
|   +Stella Martha2 McNail
|   |-- Leland3 Farris, b. 1903, d. 1912
|   |-- Leonard3 Farris, b. 1905
|   |-- Lorene3 Farris, b. 1907
|   |   +Russell3 Brandau
|   |   \-- Gale4 Brandau
|   |-- Lawrence3 Farris, b. 1909, d. 1998
|   |-- Louise3 Farris
|   |   +???3 Everett
|   \-- Lendell3 Farris
\-- Cynthia Ella2 Farris, b. 1876, d. 1960
    +Mark Anthony2 Taylor, b. 1869, d. 1954
    \-- Anthony Farris3 Taylor, b. 1904, d. 1980
        +Geneva V.3 McGlohn, b. 1907, d. 1989
        \-- Hugh Anthony4 Taylor, b. 1927, d. 1983
            +Shirley Jean4 Olsen, b. 1930
            |-- Lawrence Anthony5 Taylor, b. 1948
            



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