I have worked on my Pharr family ancestry for over 10 years. I want claim to be and expert. I do know a good deal about the family. I have tried to limit my self to the line of Edward Neddy Phiar. That becomes harder when so many with the same names keep showing up. Where Henry Phair and Margaret Thatcher are Edward's parents is unproven. It's said Margaret parents were living in New England and Edward is said to be born in Ireland. What has came up with DNA does point to the family having lived in New England before going to York County, Pennsylvania. A Mark Farr now living in Canada matches Y DNA with the Pharr's living in the USA. He can traces his family back to New England. The Phair's Pharrs were Presbyterian. Edward gave Thatcher as a middle name to his last son. Edward was born about 1720. Margaret Thatcher is said to have been born about 1687 also in Ireland. There is evedence the Phair's did live in York C. Pa as Edwards brother Ephraim held elected office there we are told. Ephraim also is said to have mar. Hannah Lewis and Margaret Dickerson there. Margaret was a widow of a Mr. Hamilton. I don't have a first name for him. Edward's fist wife Rachel Beard died Aug. 1778 in Virginia. He later remaried a Mary Orr (Jan 1790) in Guilford C. NC. I have some thoughts that Edward may have mar. a Thatcher between the death of his first wife and she must have died some time before his mar. to Mary Orr. I might add Ephraim also had the name Thatcher given in his line. The name Margaret shows up a lot but I think it was just a popular name at the time. Not to say it was not given because of a past ancestor's. Edward's brother Ephraim seems to have been born about 1720. The book Pharrs and Farrs list Edward as being older. Both Edward and Ephraim moved to Mecklenburg County, NC. Edward did live in Virginia for a while but Ephraim seems to have left York County later and moved direct to Mecklenburg. Edward and Ephraim brother George is said to have died in York County. His wife was Hannah Thompson. His son Samuel moved to Mecklenburg and he married a cousin Ester Thompson. I will add some notes on Samuel Farr Phair. Some from the book Pharrs and Farrs and some census notes.
Samuel Farr visited his Uncle Edward Phair and his Aunt Margaret Thomson in Virginia. He fell in love with his cousin Ester Thomson and married her. They later moved to Lancaster County, South Carolina , In the Waxhaw District near the southern boundry line of North Carolina. After his wife death he lived with his son Samuel Jr., in the northern part of Mecklinburg (then Cabaruss) County were he died and left a will in 1806.
1790 There are 2 Samuel Farrs, One in Lancaster SC and to hard to read and another in Chester SC
question?-1790 United States Federal Census 1790 United States Federal Census
Name: Saml Farr
County: Chester , State: South Carolina
Number of Free White Males Under 16: 2 , 16 and Over: 1
Number of Free White Females: 1 , Number of Household Members: 4
Source Citation: Year: 1790; Census Place: , Chester, South Carolina; Roll: M637_11; Page: 203; Image: 131; Family History Library Film: 0568151.
question? -1800 United States Federal Census 1800 United States Federal Census
Name: Samuel Farr
Township: Salisbury , County: Mecklenburg , State: North Carolina
Free White Males 16 to 25: 1 , 45 and Over : 1
Free White Females Under 10 : 1 , 45 and Over : 1
Number of Slaves: 8
Number of Household Members Under 16 : 1 , Over 25 : 2
Number of Household Members: 4
Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Salisbury, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Roll: 33; Page: 567; Image: 115; Family History Library Film: 337909. line 11
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