January 27, 2017

Hezekiah Faris

   Hezekiah Faris (Feris, Farris) was born in Virginia on October 29, 1797 and emigrated to Texas from Tennessee in 1835. He enlisted with the Texas army from March 1, 1836 until May 30, as a private in Captain James Gillaspie's Company, with whom he fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. He was awarded several land grants for his military service and chose one in what is now Walker County to settle on. On September 1, 1859, Faris died at his home and was buried in the Faris family cemetery twelve miles west of Huntsville.

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Farris Cemetery

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