James Harrison Farris

Genealogy Worksheet
Jane Mason, September 5, 2004

James Harrison Farris(1)
B 30Oct1846 IN (10)
D 7Feb1930 Woodland, Yolo county CA(2)
Parents: Young and Mary "Polly" Dunbar Farris(11)

Death Calls 83-Year-Old Woodland Man
Following an illness of a week, James H. Farris, 83, a resident here for the last 26 years, died Friday evening.  
He was a native of Indiana.
When a boy Farris moved from the state of birthplace with his parents and went to southern Oregon.  Three 
years after settling in Oregon the family turned south and moved to California, where Farris has resided ever 
For a number of years Farris engaged in ranching in Yolo, but ten years ago he retired from active pursuits.  
When stricken Farris was making his home in Woodland with Mrs. Frank Mumma, a cousin.
Farris leaves a brother, J. L. Farris of Los Angeles, a sister, Mrs. Emily Clayton of Oakland, a niece, Mrs. 
Edna Clayton Oree(sic-Orr) of Oakland, and two nephews, Fred Farris of SanJose and Charles Farris of 
Arrangements for the funeral are being completed by the Krellenberg company. (2)

1863 arrived in CA(10)
1867 CA Yolo county …obtained land patent(3)
1870 CA Placer county  registered to vote(4)
1880 (5)
1886 CA Lake county, Lower Lake…registered to vote (1)
1900 CA Trinity county Trinity Center…listed as single working as a quartz miner(6)
1902 CA Trinity county…land patent under the Mineral Patent-Lode authority of 1866 with five other men 
including his brother, John (9)
1910 CA Yolo county, Woodland township living with brother John and farming(7)
1920  CA Yolo county Woodland…living with brother John working as a miner(8)

(1)	1890 CA Voter Registration collected by the CA State Genealogical Alliance, published by Heritage 
Quest 2001
James Harrison Farris  Lower Lake precinct  Lake county bpIN age 39 Oct 1886
(2)	obituary in Woodland Democrat (CA) 8Feb1930 P6
(3)	BLM #CACAAA031936
(4)	State Library of California voters registers for California counties
"Farris, James Harrison, 21, Indiana, laborer, Rocklin"
(5)  Not located.  
(6)	1900 CA R115 Trinity county Trinity Center ED192S4L12
J. H. Farris  single Oct1846  53y    IN KY IN  miner 
(7)	1910  CA R110 Yolo county Woodland township ED185 P21A L10
John T. Farris Head  66  single  IN KY IN farmer
James H. Farris brother  63  single  IN KY IN  farm
(8)	1920 R128 CA Yolo county Woodland  ED231S6AL15
John T. Farris  head  75  single farmer   IN KY IN
James H. Farris  brother  73  single  IN KY IN
With brother John 
(9)	BLM serial #CACAAA015896
(10)	Death Certificate  County of Yolo  District 5750  Local Register No. 31
Woodland at Woodland Clinic Hospital
Name: James H. Farris
Sex: male  Race: white  Marital: single
Birth: October 30, 1846  Indiana  Age 83y 3m 17d
Occupation: retired farmer
Father: Young Farris  Born Kentucky  Mother:  Mary Dunbar  Born Indiana
Residence 10 years  26 years in Yolo county 67 years in California
Death: February 7 1930 at 5 P.M.
Cause: pulmonary tuberculosis old with cavitation right upper lobe Contributory Senility, age 83
Autopsy conducted
Informant: Mrs. S. Emily Clayton 7520 Nay Ave Oakland 
Removal: East Lawn Crematorium, Undertaker Krellenburg, Woodland
(11) (11) Lake County CA Superior Court, #277 filed 25Feb1889, Probate for the estate of Young 
Farris – J. H. Farris, aged 42 years

Who is the  "cousin", Mrs. Frank Mumma , that James was living with?
 Checking World Connect on rootsweb I found the Mumma family. 
Zachary Mumma and wife jumped from MD directly to CA. 
Son Frank married:

Name: Myra Estelle HOWARD  Birth: 25 FEB 1887 Death: 28 AUG 1970
Marriage 1 Franklin Rohrbach MUMMA b: 9 OCT 1884 in Madison,CA 
Married: 12 DEC 1909

Myra is the daughter of Mary Scarlett Howard  
Mary Scarlett is the daughter of William Scarlett, half brother of Polly Dunbar Farris(Mrs. Young Farris)

In other words – 
Mother Jamima Charles's  first marriage to _____Dunbar >Polly Dunbar (Farris)>James
Mother Jamima Charles's  second marriage to Samuel Scarlett>William Scarlett>Mary (Howard)>Myra 
 James and Myra are first cousins once removed.  

CA death index:
MUMMA FRANK R 10/09/1884 ROHRBACK M CALIFORNIA YOLO 10/16/1966  82 yrs 
MUMMA MYRA H 02/25/1887 F (no parents names listed) CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO 08/28/1970  
83 yrs