After receiving my genealogical DNA results and being identified as belonging to haplogroup R1b, I placed an inquiry on a genealogical forum board and was promptly advised that I needed to make corrections to my lineage because Ian Esom Farris was I1a rather than R1b. The person stated that Ian Esom Farris was his ancestor because he had a paper trail of documentation leading back to James Esom Farris, Jr. who claimed that Ian Esom Farris was his grandfather although there is no genetic proof or certifiable documented link connecting James Esom Farris, Jr. to Ian Esom Farris.
There are stories that this information was engraved on a piece of leather by James Jr which was later discarded when the frame was used for a shadowbox. No proof, how convenient. Another story says the information could have been written in a family Bible which was lost in a fire. Again, no proof. There are dozens of explainations how and why James Jr could be part of a family and unknowingly not a genetic decendant. I've taken measures to separate my family from the I1a "Vikings", but I'm sure that somewhere, that Farris branch is still assimilated into my family through marriage... perhaps even through the Shelton clan.
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George Washington Farris
Born 25 Feb. 1862 Gainesville, Cooke Co., Texas, CSA d.14 Feb. 1937 Beeville, Bee Co., Texas, USA m.16 Nov. 1894 Hannah Melinda "Linnie" Lowe b. 23 Feb. 1876 d. 28 Oct. 1960.
Children: Horace "Archie" Archibald b 28 Feb 1894; Hazel Lynn; Aaron George; Frankie Wanda; James Everette; Wilford Gladstone; Ruthie Claire; Naomi Alice; & Lorene Lavona.
Parents: James Farris b. 1834 Cole Co., Missouri & Margaret J. Hale b. 07 May 1836 Cole Co., Missouri. m. 15 May 1856 Moniteau Co.,
I'm presently trying to assemble a paper trail looking for census, Birth certificates, wills, Newspaper articles, obituaries, letters or any other family document which could provide clues and leads for familial contiguousness.
My link so far is Daniel Frederick Farris (b 02 Dec 1952 El Campo, Wharton Co. Texas, USA); George Landon Farris (b 30 Aug 1917 Eagle Pass, Maverick Co., Texas, USA); Horace Archibald Farris (b Oklahoma City, Oklahoma I.T., USA); George Washington Farris (b. 25 Feb 1862 Gainesville, Cooke Co., Texas, CSA); James Farris (b 1834 Missouri, USA); John Farris (b 1808 Kentucky, USA);James Farris (died 07 Dec 1822)