Land is the Cry!: Warren Angus Ferris, Pioneer Texas Surveyor and Founder of Dallas County
In Land Is the Cry! Susanne Starling tells the fascinating story of Warren Angus Ferris, Rocky Mountain fur trader, surveyor, farmer, and "Father of Dallas County." Ferris was one of the two founders of Dallas, along with land speculator William P. King.
But Ferris merited fame even before he came to Texas in 1837, for his remarkable story encompasses three arenas: the Niagara frontier of western New York, the fur-trading country of the Rocky Mountains, and frontier northeast Texas during the years of the Republic. Ferris served as the official surveyor for Nacogdoches County, which then included much of northeast Texas. Warren Ferris spent another thirty-five years of his eventful life in Texas.