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ST. LUKE 22:39-48
And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down and prayed. Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, stengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

Valentine Seman Ferris B: 1809 D: 12-21-1879 Burial: Church Street Cemetery Swanton, Vermont
Married: Cornelia Brayton Ferris
Emma E. Franklin Ferris
Children: William J., Valentine P., Alexander M., Cornelia A. Ferris

Born in Swanton, Vt and educated in public schools in his native town. In his early life, he engaged in business and took measures to develop the water power at Swanton. With his brothers, they were owners of nearly all the water-power of the town on the easterly side of the Missisquoi River. They erected the large brick grist mill in 1833, and a large marble and lumber mill. For a time they focused extensively on the marble business. After selling his marble and lumber businesses, he invested extensively in real estate in the town.

For many years, he was a member of the Episcopal Church. He also served as an assistant Judge for Franklin County.

He died on December 21, 1879 and is buried in the Church Street Cemetery in Swanton, VT.