Re: Ferrell Family N.C.
Zapheus Ferrell died from a Cerebral Vasculor Hemorrhage, (that's bleeding on the brain).Mattie his wife died from gangrene on the foot due to Arterio-Sclerotic. She had Arterio-Sclerosis, which she passed on to her children. So far I know that James Ferrell and Thaddus Ferrell had the same problem.James also had Diabities which more than likely came from Mattie. George died from Lympatic Leukemia. Willie died from Coronary Disease, he died suddenly with phlebitis (a blood clot).I got all this information from their death certificates which are on file at the Vital Records of Durham Heath Dept. in Durham.I do not know what William Wesley and Catherine Ferrell died from because they died before 1913. That is when each county started keeping exact records of birth and deaths.If you are interested in family data (births, deaths, the family tree) I will be happy to share with you.You can e-mail me at My husband's family comes down from William's second wife which adds a whole other health problems.