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Re: William W. Pharr b. 1815 in AL.
Posted by: D, L, Pharr (ID *****0831) Date: August 19, 2010 at 08:09:20
In Reply to: William W. Pharr b. 1815 in AL. by Harold Gosnell of 841

This family is a puzzel. I tend to think he is a unknown son of Ephrium Alexander 2.3.14 Pharr who settled in Wilcox C. Ala. Ephrium mar. Mary Matthews 12 April 1819 in Greene C. Ga. There children were well documented as he was a rich man who owned a large plantation with a number of slaves. He was and officer in the War of 1812 and later served with Andrew Jackson in the Red Stick War. He was a Sheriff in Wilcox C. Ala. where his plantation was named Pineapple. These are my notes on Ephraim:
- 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.
- Some on this line is from Nancy Pharr
Listed as a Ensign on the Oglethorpe County Militia 1813.
- On the 1820 census for Wilcox County territory of Alabama. E. Pharr white males over 21=2 white males under 21=0, White females over 21 =1, white females under 21=1 total whites=4, Total slaves =21, total whites and slaves=25
-On the 1830 census for Wilcox C. Ala. pg4 line 12, Ephrium Pharr, males 0-5=2, 16-20=4, 20-30=10, 30-40=3, females 0-5=2, 5-10=2, 20-30=2
-1840 United States Federal Census 1840 United States Federal Census
Name: Ephraim Pharr
County: Wilcox , State: Alabama
Number of persons in household:
line 24 pg13
Occupation information : males 5-10=1, 10-15=3, 20-30=2, 50-60=1,
females 30-40=1, 40-50=1
Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Wilcox, Alabama; Roll 16; Page: 312.

I think he had more children. I'm pretty sure they were not from Mary Mathews. There seems to be at least two more sons. Note Mary was 29 when they were marrried so it's possible they were hers. The two men were born before Ephrium and Mary were married. The names I find are John B. Pharr who moved to Texas and a William Walter Pharr. John is shown I'm told on the 1850 and 1860 Anderson C. census and on the 1870 and 1880 Trinity C. census.
These are my notes on William:
question?-1850 United States Federal Census 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Wm W Pharr
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: abt 1818 , Birth Place: Alabama
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Anderson, Texas
Family Number: 336
Household Members: Name Age
Wm W Pharr 32
Mary A Pharr 19 ark
Mary C Pharr 0 Anderson C.
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: , Anderson, Texas; Roll M432_908; Page: 51A; Image: 57.
-question?-1870 United States Federal Census 1870 United States Federal Census
Name: William Pharr
Birth Year: abt 1817
Age in 1870: 53
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1870: Trinity, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Pennington
Household Members: Name Age
William Pharr 53
Source Citation: Year:7 July 1870; Census Place: , Trinity, Texas; Roll M593_1606; Page: 332B; Image: 668; Family History Library Film: 553105.

If he is a Pharr and a son of Ephrium there is a good chance he had a brother named John B. Pharr who lived in Alabama. I also wonder if it posible that Ephrium could have addopted them? Short of a YDNA test on a direct male line would be the only answer.

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