John L. Fariss


Born:June 1810, Amelia County, Virginia
Died:January 22, 1884, Huntsville, Alabama
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama
Brother of:Dandridge Fariss


•  Married Catherine C. Wilson on Sept 5, 1836, in Madison County, Alabama. She was born in PA and was the sister of Harriett. -

•  "Mr. John L. Fariss died of pneumonia, at his residence in Huntsville, Ala., on Tuesday, January 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 grocery 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 business." - Obituary

•  "Died Tuesday, January 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." -

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• - Obituary from the Southern Advocate, February 1, 1884.

•  Obituary - Madison County AL Archives Obituaries from the Huntsville Democrat, January 30, 1884. (Originally found at

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