This story sounds awfully familiar. My great-grandmother was Cecile Ghaleb (Khouri) who died after her 5th child was born. She was married to Elias Elhindi, a maronite priest from Wadi Kannoubine, Lebanon. Their children were Anthony, Joseph, Asma, Ernest & Flora. They all made their way to VT. Not exactly sure where the Farris (Spelled Ferris here) came into play but I know she was related to the Ferris family in some way. She was also the sister of Roger Corey, Mamie Maroon, and possibly Dominic Corey and others. It can be confusing to see siblings with different last names. I think often they went by their father's name or profession but why the inconsistency, is anyone's guess.