William Blanks Fariss
M, b. 26 May 1812, d. 5 September 1866
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- William Blanks Fariss was born on 26 May 1812 in Buckingham County, Virginia.
- The following appeared on 18 February 1847 in the Tri-Weekly flag & Advertiser: The undersigned have associated themselves together in the Mercantile business, under the name and style of Phillips & Fariss. Cyrus Phillips, William B. Fariss.
- He married Susan Mary Campbell, daughter of John Wesley Campbell and Ann Williamson Clark, on 2 January 1849 in Montgomery County, Alabama, with G. H. Morrison, Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, officiating..
- William Blanks Fariss and Susan Mary Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Montgomery County, Alabama.
- He was a merchant, according to the 1850 census.
- William Blanks Fariss and Susan Mary Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, enumerated next to William's brother Robert.. Other members of the household included John Clarke Fariss, Annie Juria Fariss, Mary Jane Fariss and Douglas McQueen Campbell. Also in the household were a bookkeeper and a clerk.
- He was a drygoods merchant, according to the 1860 census.
- William Blanks Fariss died on 5 September 1866 at age 54 in Cross Keys, Macon County, Alabama.
- His wife Susan Mary Campbell became a widow at his death.
- His will, signed on 4 September 1866, was probated in Macon County on 17 September.
- Following the deaths of their parents, the four children of William Blanks and Susan Mary Campbell Fariss were raised in the household of theirr uncle Robert Clement Fariss, where they appear in the 1870 and 1880 censuses.
- Last Edited: 20 Feb 2013
Family: Susan Mary Campbell b. 1822, d. circa 1868
- Thomas Campbell Fariss b. 16 June 1850, d. October 1851
- William Fariss b. 27 September 1852, d. between 1852 and 1860
- John Clarke Fariss b. 15 April 1855, d. 29 October 1916
- Annie Juria Fariss+ b. 11 November 1857, d. 25 February 1942
- Mary Jane Fariss b. February 1860, d. 16 March 1936
- William Blanks Fariss Jr. b. circa 1863, d. 27 November 1921