Phair Family Genealogy Forum
The focus of my research has been William Wallace who died in Newton County, Georgia in 1837. His first wife was Margery of Wilkes County, Georgia. William Wallace and his wife Margery of Wilkes County, Georgia received 287 1/2 acres for his service in the Revolutionary War in 1785 while living in Wilkes County, Georgia. They sold that land the same year. William is found on the 1820 Morgan County census, but he has no wife. In 1830 he appears on the Newton County, Georgia census with another wife named Penelope who is named in his will of 1837. We assume Margery died. One of William and Margery's first daughters was named Margery.
Now, here is the problem: Many claim that the Ephraim Phair whose will is in Wilkes County, Georgia Will Book 1, page 137, is EDWARD Phair, but it clearly says EPHRAIM. I am quite sure his daughter Margery Wallace was married to William Wallace, not Joseph Wallace.
Edward Phair is said to be the surviving spouse of Rachel Beard who was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Beard of Bedford County, Virginia according to John Beard's will of April 20, 1780, in Will Book A, Page 384. I owe this information to a Beard researcher who shared with PHARR-L.
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