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When did the Family come from Ireland?
Posted by: D, L, Pharr (ID *****0831) Date: July 13, 2009 at 12:29:55
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The question is? Were George, Ephraim, Edward, Henry and Margaret born in Ireland? In the book Pharrs and Farrs mentions a possible generation in New England before they got to Pennsylvania. Most tend to believe this did not happen. The reason someone the write mentions in the book saying there were few if any Irish in the area at that time. Now to question this. The book also says there mother was a Margaret Ann Thatcher who was the daughter of a minister there. Well something has came up that again points to a possible New England link. We matched in Y DNA with a Farr family who lived in New England. Now it's possible this connection was back in Ireland or even Scotland. I will give a brief explanation on Y DNA. Smiply it follows father to son. A female does not have Y DNA and can't pass it to a son. In other words all the great grandsons of a male with a direct male connection will have the same Y DNA. It's believed that this DNA does not mutate for some 400 years.
I will note something else about this New England connection. They were Tories. Simply pro British during the war. The Pharr's all seem to support the war efforts by the colonies. This might explain why they went there different ways. Also would explain why they never communicated this information to there children.
I will say this is nothing but my thoughts but note the two facts we have.

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