I have a Ransom John Barris in my family. He was born December 1846 in Michigan (probably Bloomfield Twsp, Oakland Co., MI.). He died 14 Jan 1924 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California. He married Mary Alice Beamer 31 December 1876 in Dorr, Allegan Co., MI. She was b. June 1856 in Michigan. Her father was Unknown Beamer and her mother was Harriett ? They had five children and appears to have adopted a sixth. They were Edward B. Barris b. Aug 1878 in Dorr, Allegan Co., MI., Bessie M. Barris b. May 1882 in Dorr, Allegan Co., MI., Mary Leah Barris b. 22 May 1886 in Dorr, Allegan Co., MI., William J. Barris b. July 1888 in Dorr, Allegan Co., MI., Carl J. Barris b. 10 July 1892 in Dorr, Allegan Co., MI. and the adopted Clara Barris b. abt 1902 in Dorr, Allegan Co., MI.
His 2nd wife was Marguerita Harmer m. 24 Jan 1920.
I have his parents and siblings as well as his mother’s side going back to 1534. He is also my GR GR Uncle.