John and Mary Jane Farris Anniversary Announcement

John Farris married Mary Jane Whitson about 17 July 1848


Two miles south of this city, in the same residence in which they went to housekeeping within a few days after their marriage, live John Farris and his wife, Mary Jane Farris, two of the oldest and most highly respected people of this county. John Farris is in his 86th year, while his wife is in her 84th year. They were married sixty-five years ago, near their present home and both belong to prominent pioneer families of this county. When they were married the farm on which they live was in White County, as Putnam county had not then been organized. John Farris served gallantly throughout the civil war in the Confederacy army, and is a Confederate pensioner. Both he and his wife are wonderfully preserved. They live by themselves, and his wife does her own housework and he attends to his work just as he did twenty years ago. They are a devoted old couple. One of their sons, J. F. Farris is a merchant of this city. Hon. Jere Whitson and Judge H. D. Whitson of this city are nephews of Mrs. Farris.

If there is another couple in Tennessee who have been married sixty five years it would be interesting to know of it, otherwise this old couple will claim the championship.

Putnam County Herald
Vol. XI, No. 29, Page 1
Date: July 17, 1913