I descend from Zeruiah Barris, sister to Daniel, which I noticed you don't have anything on. Zeriuah is my grandmother's mother, my g grandmother, who we used to call "GiGi". I don't have any info pertaining to Daniel Barris. What I have gotten from the Barris side is from my grandmother's handwritten history of our family. Like you, the Barris side has been a tough nut to crack, as well as the Beamer side.
The children of Ransom John Barris and Mary Alice Beamer are:
Edward Beamer Barris b. 1878
Zeruiah Barris b 1880
Bessie M. Barris b. 1882
Mary Leah Barris b 1886
Carl Joseph Barris b. 1892
Clara Alice Barris b 1902
I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which isn't far from Dorr, in Allegan County, Michigan. I remember one summer, my grandmother and my mom and I went to Dorr, and found the cemetary where some of the Bariss' are buried.
When I was a child, we used to have Dorr family reunions at my grandparents house, and I have pictures of some of those reunions.
My husband and I live in Nebraska now, near North Platte.
On a side note,
Since Ransom J. Barris and Mary Alice moved to California, I wonder if Chuck Barris, the former host of the Gong Show, is related to our Barris'. I've never been able to find out, but it sure would be interesting if he was.