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Vicissimus Knox Phar
Posted by: D, L, Pharr (ID *****0831) Date: February 19, 2009 at 15:50:08
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V. K Phar was the son of Ephraim Phair and Jane last name unknown. He dropped the second r in last name. He was born 1798 in Mecklengurg C. NC but gave on census he was born in Tennessee. he d. Feb. 1860 Salem, Iowa. His first wife was Mahala McAlister b. bet 1790 and 1800 place unknown. She must have d. bet 1840 and 1845 Warrick C. Indiana. Looks like here with V. K on 1840 census.He married Zelda Jane Armstrong 1845 in Boonville, Indiana. She was b. 1815 Ohio and d. bet 1870 and 1880
notes: 4.3.11 says dropped the second r in name. Was the youngest of 10 or 11 children of Ephraim Pharr, Jr. He moved from Sumner C., Tenn. between 1814 and 1818 to Posey C., Indiana. After 1845 he moved to Salem, Iowas where he died.He is shown on the 1820 Vanderburg C. Census pg. 182. He opposed slavery and wrote about it to his brother Samuel who owned slaves.
Some dates and info on this line from Biography of John Wells Millspaugh. Page 24.
Issued 1 Aug 1839 he bought 63.5 acres paying cash in Vincennes, Indiana. Says he was from Warrick C.
1840 census for Warrick County, Indiana V. K. Phar, males 10-15=1, 20-30=1, 40-50=1, 50-60=1, females 10-15=1, 15-20=1, 40-50=1
-1850 United States Federal Census 1850 United States Federal Census
Name:        V K Phar
Age:        53, Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1797
Birth Place:        Tennessee,farmer, Gender:        Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State):        Boonville, Warrick, Indiana
Household Members:        , Name        Age
Anna Phar        3/f, D A T Phar        1/f
V K Phar        53, Zelia Phar        37
Source Citation: Year: 13 Aug 1850; Census Place: Boonville, Warrick, Indiana; Roll: M432_179; Page: 97; Image: 4.
-On the 1856 Henry C. Iowa State census V. K. Farr 55/m Tenn, Zelia 42/f Ohio, Anna M. 9/f Ind, Ella F. 8/f Ind, William W. 2/m Ind
-On the 28 Aug 1860 morality census for Scott township Henry C. Iowa pg8 line 18, V. K. Phar Feb merchant died of consumption number of days ill 73?
There could be another son in this family. there is a Finis E. Phar with the Millspaugh family on 1850 census.


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