Re: Dandridge Fariss
From "SOUTHERN ADVOCATE" Dated July 2, 1867
"Dandridge Fariss died on 30.Born in Nottoway Co. VA. 15 May 1800; was an apprentice in printing business in Petersburg, VA. in the intelligence Office in 1816; move to Tenn. in fall of 1817; on 1 Apr. 1818 came to Huntsville where he continuously resided up to time of his lamented death, nearly a half a century.In 1823 he established the "Alabamaian" in this place and in 1825 changed its name to "Southern Advocate" which he conducted until Nov. 1837 when he retired from its publication.Since that time he was engaged in other pursuits, in all manifesting energy, capacity, integrity.He leaves a wife, 7 grown children, many grandchildren and hosts of friends."
Funeral Service at his residence on Lincoln Street, by Rev. Dr. Ross.
1845 - 1855 Dandridge Fariss
Last payment of Pension
>From records of the Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Washington, D.C.
In the case of James Lynn, a pensioner of the Revolutionary War, certificate No. 19902, Alabama Agency, the records show that the last payment of pension, covering the period from September 4, 1847 to March 4, 1848, was made on April 4, 1848, at Huntsville, Alabama to Dandridge Fariss, as attorney for the pensioner. On March 24, 1848, the pensioner
certified that he had resided in Franklin County, Alabama, for the space of five years past, and that previous thereto he had resided in Morgan County, Alabama, North Carolina and Ky.
Note: for copy of pension application see our Alabama Records Vol. 49 p. 19
Dandridge married Hariette Wilson on 22 Nov 1825 in Huntsville, AL
Re John L Fariss:
Born near Chinquipin Church in the County of Amelia and State of Virginia.
SOUTHERN ADVOCATE, February 1, 1884"Died Tuesday, the 22nd inst., of pneumonia, John L. Fariss, and old and valuable citizen of this city, in his 74th year.Born in Amelia County, VA.Early schoolboy days were spend near Courtland, Ala. (Lawrence Co.) and he came to Huntsville in 1826 and worked in the Southern Advocate office with his brother,
Dandridge Fariss.He married Miss Kate Wilson in 1835.For awhile resided in Mobile, Alabama, but afterwards moved back to this city, and became engaged in the drug business with the late George W. Neal. To his aged companion, consolation, and to her child and grand-children."
Huntsville Democrat, January 30, 1884
Mr. John L. Fariss died of pneumonia, at his residence in Huntsville, Ala., on Tuesday, 22, 1884 in his 74th year.
Mr. Fariss was born in Amelia Co., Virginia, in June, 1810.He came to Huntsville about 1826, and associated with his brother, Dandridge Fariss, in the publication of the Southern Advocate, 12 or 14 years.Afterward, he was,
first, a partner of his brother and, then of Geo. W. Neal, in the drug business, and, then, in the exchange business, in which he continued till interrupted by the war between the States.He, then, moved to his farm near
the Bell Factory, whence he returned to Huntsville about a year or so ago.Last Fall, he entered the family grocerty business as senior of the firm of Fariss & ____ ____.
Mr. Fariss was a man of kind, benevolent heart, a social, genial, generous disposition, and of excellent busi….
John L. Fariss married Catherine C. Wilson (sister of Harriett) on 5 Sep 1836