In 1863 Ferris was leasing out cottages and land in Bangor. In 1864 he was leasing Six Roads End to one of his labourers, Charles Beatty, and his illiterate son Hugh Beatty. Charles committed suicide by drowning in 1883, aged 59, the shock of which caused his son's pregnant wife, Agnes, to go in to labour.
In 1867 Ferris won third place in a competition for "best heifer calved in 1865". In 1873 his bull won first place.
Ferris was a beneficiary in the will of farmer David Gamble of Cottown whom died 1863. Like Ferris, David was also leasing land from Mary Blakiston Houston. Could this be a relation of his mother, Nelly, suggesting that her maiden name was Gamble? Or is Gamble a pronunciation variation of Campbell, and Ferris and David were cousins?
Erected by Ferris Campbell in memory of his father, James Campbell, who died 1st March 1819 aged 52 years. Also his mother Nelly, who died 4th July 1862 aged 75 years. Also the above named Ferris Campbell, who died 15th August 1889 aged 81 years. Also his wife Sarah DODDS, who died 22nd July 1891 aged 79 years. Also his son John D. Campbell, who died 8 April 1910 aged 67 years. Also his son William Campbell who died 31st March 1930 aged 85 yrs. Also Agnes SHANKS, wife of the above named William Campbell, who died 2nd August 1936 aged 80 years.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Ferris by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Ferris: