John Tilton Farris

Genealogy Worksheet
Jane Mason, September 5, 2004

John Tilton Farris (1)
B 2Mar1844 IN (2)
D 23July1926 Woodland, Yolo county CA (2)
Parents: Young and Mary "Polly" Dunbar Farris(9)

1870  CA Placer county registered to vote(3)
1880 (4)
1886 CA Lake county, Lower Lake…registered to vote in October(1)
1900  CA Trinity county, Trinity Center twp…census states single, boarder, quartz miner(5)
1902 CA Trinity county…land patent under the Mineral Patent-Lode authority of 1866 with five other men 
including his brother, James.(6)
1906 CA Yolo county…according to obituary lived in Yolo twenty years prior to his death.(2)
1910  CA Yolo county, Woodland township, living with brother James and farming(7)
1920  CA Yolo county, Woodland twp…living with his brother James, lists farmer s occupation(8).

"Farris Funeral Sunday Morning
"The funeral of John T. Farris, who died late yesterday at his ranch home, northeast of Woodland, will take 
place tomorrow, Sunday morning, at 10 o'clock, from the funeral chapel of the Krellenberg company.  The 
body will be shipped to Sacramento for cremation.  The funeral will be private.
"Mrs. Farris was born in Indiana on March 2, 1844.  He traveled across the plains to Oregon with him family 
in 1860.  Two years later he moved to California.  He lived in Yolo county for the last twenty years and 
fifteen years ago he settled on the ranch where he died.
"He and his brother, James H. Farris, who survives him, had been partners in many enterprises since early 
manhood." (2)

(1) 1890 CA Voter Registration collected by the CA State Genealogical Alliance published by Heritage 
Quest 2001
John Tilton Farris Lake county Lower Lake Oct1886
(2)	 obituary  in Woodland Democrat (CA) 24July1920
(3)	 State Library of California voters registers for counties in California
"Farris, John Tipton, 23, Indiana, Miner, Redstone Mill
(4)	Not located.  
(5)	1900 CA R115 Trinity, Trinity Center twp ED192S8BL71
J. T. Farris  boarder  Mar1844  56y  single  IN KY IN  quartz miner
(6)	BLM serial #CACAAA015896
(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 CA R128 Yolo county, Woodland twp ED231S6AL15
John T. Farris  head  75  single  farmer  IN KY IN 
James H. Farris  brother  73  single  IN KY IN
(9)	Lake County CA Superior Court, #277 filed 25Feb1889, Probate for the estate of Young Farris –
J. T. Farris, aged 44 years