Isaac Henderson FARRIS
(1809/1812-After 1880)


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Isaac Henderson FARRIS 1 2

  • Born: 1809-1812, Kentucky 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage: Ann J. KING about 1830
  • Died: After 1880, probably Barren County, Kentucky 2

bullet  General Notes:

The family records of Margaret Lester Hill contain additional information on the descendants of Isaac Henderson Farris and Ann J. King.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 1850, Barren County, Kentucky. 1

Dwelling 10, Family 10, District 1
Isaac H. Farris, age 41, male, farmer, $500 real property, born in Ky
Ann Farris, age 38, female, born in Ky
William S. Farris, age 17, male, born in Ky
Mary A. Farris, age 15, female, born in Ky
Sophia Hall, age 52, female, born in Ky

2. Slave Schedule: 1850, Barren County, Kentucky. 6

Owner: Isaac H. Farris
Slaves: female black, age 60; male black, age 21; female black, age 20.

3. Census: 1860, Barren County, Kentucky. 3

Dwelling 798, Family 802, District 2
I. H. Farris, age 50, male, farmer, $2,000 real property, $3,500 personal property, born in Ky, cannot read or write
Ann Farris, age 46, female, born in Ky

4. Slave Schedule: 1860, Barren County, Kentucky. 7

Owner: I. H. Farris
Slaves: female black, age 30; female black, age 18; female black, age 18; male black, age 4; female black, age 2; female black, age 1

5. Census: 1870, Barren County, Kentucky. 4

Dwelling 64, Family 62, Cave City
Farris, Isaac H., age 60, male, white, farmer, $600 personal property, born in Kentucky
Farris, Annie J., age 57, female, white, born in Virginia
Davidson, Louisa, age 17, female, white, born in Kentucky
Payne, Clay, age 18, male, white, farm hand, born in Kentucky, attended school

6. Census: 1880, Barren County, Kentucky. 2

Dwelling 127, Family 133, Cave City Dist. 2
Farris, I. Henderson, white, male, age 68, married, cannot read or write, born in Ky, father born in Va, mother born in Ky
Farris, Anne, white, female, age 67, wife, married, cannot read or write, born in Ky, father and mother born in Va


Isaac married Ann J. KING, daughter of John KING and 1st Mrs. John King, about 1830. (Ann J. KING was born in 1812-1814 in Kentucky 1 2 3 4 and died after 1880 in probably Barren County, Kentucky 2.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

No marriage record for Isaac and Ann has been found. Since their eldest son was born 28 Apr 1831, it is presumed they married about 1830. No tax lists exist for 1830-1832, which would establish when Isaac set up his own household, but he does appear in the 1833 tax list.



1 1850 Census, Barren County, Kentucky, Roll M432_191, Page 306 ( Image 2 of 179).

2 1880 Census, Barren County, Kentucky, Roll T9_402, E. D. 10, Page 16 ( Image 16 of 46).

3 1860 Census, Barren County, Kentucky, Roll M653_354, Page 110 ( Image 111 of 163).

4 1870 Census, Barren County, Kentucky, Roll M593_445, Page 520 ( Image 10 of 50).

5 Family Records of Margaret Lester Hill. Margaret "Peggy" Lester Hill is a great great granddaughter of John King and his second wife, Elizabeth Priest, through their daughter, Elizabeth Carrington King Sanderson. Her mother was born in Barren County, Kentucky, so she is not far removed from her Barren County roots. She is an exceptional researcher who has lovingly preserved the history of our King family. She and her mother registered the John King Cemetery with the South Central Kentucky Historical Society. Peggy's e-mail address is and her postal address is 489 Middle Gate, Irvington, VA 22480.

6 1850 Slave Schedule, Barren County, Kentucky, Image 1 of 30.

7 1860 Slave Schedule, Barren County, Kentucky, Image 22 of 29.

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