I will try to unravel the family of Ephraim Phair. I will need some help and will post what I find. Something you may know personally like graves and dates I can't back up please send them. Notes from Pharrs and Farrs:4.1.1
Farr Family Wills and Records
Union District, SC and Mecklenburg County, NC
Submitted by Audrey Pool
Source: Union County Miscellaneous Record Book 1 & 2
“Pp. 152-253: March the 6th 1794, Union County: Betsy BROWN
sold to JAMES FARR, eight Negroes (named). Betsy BROWN (Seal).
Wit: John SALE, Lewis DUTTINS. Proved by John SALE who signed
with Lewis REDLIN (?) 11 March 1794, before Charles SIMS, J. P.
Recorded 11 March 1794.”
JAMES FARR is a witness to the will of Thomas C. TAYLOR of Union
Source: Union County Will Book B (Transcript):
“Pp. 369-371: Will of William B. R. FARR of Union District…
all property to remain with my wife and children and for the
education of my children; Negroes should remain on the land until
the youngest child arrives to the age of 21; the names of my wife
and children are my wife Priscilla FARR, my children Richard FARR,
Ellendor FARR, Nancy FARR, Joseph FARR, Sarah FARR, Harriet FARR,
James R. FARR, Cordelia FARR, Poulaski FARR and Daniel FARR; my wife
Priscilla FARR and my brother JAMES FARR, and my son Richard FARR,
Exrs. 28 July 1845. W. B. R. FARR (LS). Wit: Joseph SAUNDERS,
Sam’l A. GOODMAN, Josiah FOSTER. Proved by Josiah FOSTER. 1 Dec 1845.”
Source: Mecklenburg Co, NC Will Book C:
“247, p 82. Samuel FARR, Sr. 23 Oct 1806, prb in Apr 1807 Ct by the
undersigned witnesses. I will $1 to each of the following : my son
Samuel FARR, my dau Elizabeth FARR, and son JAMES B. FARR. I will to
my daus Margaret REID and Hanna A. FARR all the remainder of my estate
including goods, chattels, bonds, and notes of every description.
Exrs: Trusty friends, William Bean ALEXANDER and Joseph McKnitt ALEXANDER.
Wit: Wm. B. and J. McK. ALEXANDER, Isaac ALEXANDER. CMC.”
Source: Mecklenburg Co, NC Abstracts of Early Wills, 1763-1790 (1749-1790)
“Will of Ephraim FARR of Mecklenburg County, State of NC, being weak
in body…22d September 1784…to wife Margaret, her bed & furniture, her
dresser, with four cows & four calves, Negro girl Tina, her chest & table,
etc, L 70 in money; to my son, David, L25; to my daughter Margaret, L 25;
to my sons Ephraim, half of the plantation I purchased of Martin PHIFER;
to my son JAMES FARR, half of said plantation purchased from PHIFER and
tools, etc; to my son Samuel the plantation I purchased from David
WILSON & one half of a piece of land adj. Obtained by a state grant &
the benefit of a warrant adj. Samuel MORTON; to my son David , the
plantation where I now live, the remaining half of land obtained by a
state grant, provided the said David pay to my daughter Margret, L 50;
to my daughter Margret, one Negro girl Suse; to my daughter Hannah,
Negro Phillis; Negroes Dick & Charlotte, to my son David and daughter
to be kept on the plantation to raise grain; to my grandson Ephraim FARR,
L 10, and to my grandson William FARR, L 10; to my grandson John FARR,
L 20; six children Hannah, Ephraim, JAMES, Samuel, David & Margaret;
friends Archibald HOUSTON, my son in law James WILSON,
Exrs. Ephraim FARR (Seal).
Wit: Archibald HOUSTON, Agness MC LEAN (X), David WILSON, Jurat.
Will Book C, pp. 66-68; C. R. 965.801.15.”
Two wives Hanna Lewis and Margaret Dickerson Hamilton:
Children by Hannah:
a. Hannah 1759 b. York C. Pa.
b. Ephraim 1765 b. York C. Pa mar. Jane lived in Tennessee don't get this one mixed with the ones in Georgia and Alabama.
c. James 1767 b. York C. Pa lived in Tennessee
d. Samuel 1769 b. York C. Pa wife Margaret died in Tennessee and a son Samuel who moved to Missouri.
children by Margaret
e. David Dickerson 1773 b. NC no info
f. Margaret 1775 b. NC
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