James Bellah was married to Mary Polly 2.3.10 Pharr. He was born in Rowan C. NC. She was born in Georgia. More than likely Oglethorpe C. I have that he died 1834 and she between 1850 and 1860 both in Newton C. Ga. They had at least 4 children. James Morgan. Mariah, Peggy, and Moses. One thing I find strange is they were married 20 Oct. 1807 but only have the date of one child and that is James who was born 20 March 1816 . Mary was a sister to Ephraim Alexander 2.3.14 Pharr. There mother Jane Smith Pharr is shown on the 1800 Oglethorpe C. Ga. census next door to here brother in-law Edward Pharr. Elizabeth Holden Pharr was married to William Patrick. He was much older than she was and from my take the family did not approve of him. They had no children but he did by another marrage.
notes on William Patrick
-2.3.11a Died from falling from a wagon. Said to have been a Revolutionary Soldier.
Eleanor DeVane's DAR: #231319 - VA
Smith, G.G.: "The Story of Georgia"
Williford: "The Glory of Covington"
Revolutionary War Pension Application R 7999
Served 2 years, 6 mo.
Names and ranks of officers under whom he served: Lt. Micajah Lewis Capt. Joseph Phillips Lt. Col. Thackston Col. Thomas Polk
Gen. Frank Nash 4th Regiment of the North Carolina Line
Battles: Brandywine and Germantown
Marched through Virginia, Maryland, Penn. and part of New Jersey.
Left service in Oct. 1777
Father: Paul PATRICK b: ABT. 1740 in VA
Marriage 1 Lucy HAWKINS b: 1762
Agnes PATRICK b: 10 DEC 1781 in Greene Co. GA
Marriage 2 Elizabeth PHARR
Married: AFT. 1821
Notes on Mary Polly
- 2.3.10 Mentioned in fathers will. Mary Pharr daughter of Ephraim Pharr and Jane Smith. The family lived in Morgan Co. Ga. in 1812. On 2/14/1814 she joined with her sisters, Elizabeth Holton Pharr and of Morgan Co. and Margaret Pharr of Oglethorpe Co. Ga. and in selling to Michael Powers for $200. part of the land formerly granted to Andrew McNabb and coveyed to Ephraim Phair, which was known as the Fork tract. James W. Bellah had died about (1834?) 1934 in Newton Co. where he was probley then living. His two oldest children being over 14 years of age came into the courts as minor orphans and chose Alexander Pharr as their guardian. The courts then made the appointment and Alexander Pharr serving in this capacity until the youngest child was of age.
-On the 3 October 1850 census for Sub Division 35 Newton County, Georgia pg162 line 19, 1140/1140 Mary Bellah 62/f 2,000 Ga, James M. 33/m 1,000 Ga, Elizabeth 31/f Ga, Moses 22/m Ga, Mary 3/f Ga, Claudia 2/f Ga, James 5m/m Ga
notes on James Bellah
2.3.10(a) Some info from Lisa New. Father John Morgan and Jane last name unknown.
-There is a John Bellah on the 1820 Morgan County, Capt. Tolbert Dist. Can John be James? Line 24 pg 110?
Notes on Ephraim Alexander
- 2.3.14 -Info from other sources. He inherited from his father when four years old the homestead in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. His fathers will was dated 7/12/1798. In 1816 he was living in Putnam County, Georgia. He was the second Sheriff in Wilcox County, Alabama and a Col. in the Indian Wars under Gen. Andrew Jackson. He sold for $500. when he was 21 years of age to Michael Powers 9/9/1815 200 acres on Long Creek in Oglethorpe County which he had inherited from his father. He moved to Canton Bend, Wilcox Co. Ala.
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