bullet Hardin Pharris was born on 20 May 1896. He died on 31 Mar 1912 in Butler Co., Kentucky. He was buried in Butler Co., Kentucky. Buried in the Barnett Lick Church Cemetery off Oak Ridge Rd. Parents: Reuben Pharris and Nancy Jane Geary.


bullet Hearl Pharris (Private). Parents: Oda Pharris and Elberta Taylor.


bullet Henry Haden Pharris Parents: "Bob" Robert Reuben Pharris and Sophia Keown.


bullet Hiram Pharris was born between 1790 and 1800. Parents: William Pharris and Catherine.


bullet Imogene Pharris (Private). Parents: Oda Pharris and Elberta Taylor.


bullet Jake Pharris

He was married to Courtney Geary before 1939. Children were: Nova Allean Pharris.


bullet James Henry Pharris was born in 1881. Parents: Cavender Asro "C.A." Pharris and Silva B. Havens .


bullet James Isam or Isham Pharris died in 1857. Parents: William Pharris and Sarah.

Children were: Francis M. Pharris.


bulletJames Penlton Pharris was born on 6 Mar 1852 in Butler Co., Kentucky. He died on 20 Mar 1926 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Parents: Cavender Pharris and Susan Jane Lindsey.

He was married to Adaline Dorcas Romans on 23 Oct 1873. Children were: John William Taventor Pharris.


bullet James W. "Jimmy" Pharris was born on 11 Mar 1868. He died on 28 Jan 1948 in Butler Co., Kentucky. He was buried on 30 Jan 1948. Buried in the Pharris / Lindsey Cemetery off Oak Ridge Road Parents: Tavender Pharris and Frances Swift.

He was married to Laura I. Taylor on 23 Apr 1891. Children were: Stella Pharris, Fannie Pharris, Tremon Pharris, Doomie Pharris.


bullet Janie P. Pharris was born on 18 Dec 1879. Parents: Cavender Asro "C.A." Pharris and Silva B. Havens .


bullet John Pharris was born after 1862 in Ohio Co., Kentucky. Parents: Reuben Pharris and Sicy Mary E. Evans.


bullet John Pharris Parents: Pleasant Wayne Pharris and Sibba D. Swift.

He was married to Pearlie Renfrow.


bullet John William Taventor Pharris was born on 4 Jan 1879 in Butler Co., Kentucky. He died on 23 Jan 1975. Parents: James Penlton Pharris and Adaline Dorcas Romans.

He was married to Bertis Ann Alford on 28 Mar 1907.


bullet Kellus Pharris Parents: Martin Pharris and Muldia Green.

She was married to Hershell Lacefield . Children were: Anita Lacefield.


bullet Lanie Pharris (Private). Parents: Volley Pharris and Orah Taylor.


bullet Lelia Pharris The source has it that Lelia Never Married and died young Parents: Pleasant Wayne Pharris and Sibba D. Swift.


bullet Lilie Pharris (Private). Parents: Volley Pharris and Orah Taylor.


bullet Lillie Pharris Parents: Pleasant Wayne Pharris and Sibba D. Swift.

She was married to Earl Evans. Source has it that Earl & Lillie moved to North Dakota


bullet Loretta Pharris resided Millwood in 1998 in Kentucky. (555) She was described as Was described as having dark black hair and very pretty. Parents: "Bob" Robert Reuben Pharris and Sophia Keown.

She was married to Romie Keown.


bullet Louisa A. Pharris was born in 1849 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Parents: Cavender Pharris and Susan Jane Lindsey.

She was married to James Evans on 25 Sep 1871 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Married at home of Cavender


bullet Lue Pharris Parents: Cavender Asro "C.A." Pharris and Silva B. Havens.


bullet Lula Pharris (Private). Parents: Volley Pharris and Orah Taylor.


bullet Luther Pharris was born on 30 Jun 1892 in Butler Co., Kentucky. He died on 27 Feb 1900. He was buried in Butler Co., Kentucky. Buried near the Wilson Cemetery on the Neafus Rd about 1/2 mi from KY 79 Parents: Valentine Pharris and Elizabeth Wilson.


bullet Mahala Pharris was born on 25 Dec 1828 in Smith County, Tennessee. She died on 13 Sep 1903. She was buried in Texas. Mahala is buried in Kendall Chapel Cemetary, North Southmayd, Texas Parents: Reuben "Ike??" Pharris and Mahala Armstrong.

She was married to Samuel Evans on 9 Jan 1851 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Children were: Levanie Jane Evans, Sidney Lafette Evans, William Ruben Evans, Martha Ann Evans, Manerva Catherine Evans, John T. Evans, George Washington Evans, Maryisa Evans, Elouise Evans.


bullet Mahala A. Pharris was born in 1857 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Parents: Cavender Pharris and Susan Jane Lindsey.

She was married to George D. Lindsey on 24 Oct 1873 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Married at the home of Cavender Pharris


bullet Martha Pharris was born in 1820 in Tennessee. Parents: Reuben "Ike??" Pharris and Mahala Armstrong .

She was married to Sidney Cromwell Swift. Sidney SWIFT

Posted by Herb Phillips <herbphil@excelonline.com> on Fri, 05 May 2000, in response to Sidney Swift, posted by Stephanie on Thu, 04 May 2000

Surname: SWIFT, PHARRIS

Butler Co., KY. Stephaine, I have Sidney Cromwell SWIFT married to Martha Patricia PGARRIS 22 Feb 1839 in Jackson Co., TN.
They have the following children:
Mack
Augusta
Park
Calvin b. 1838
Minerva b. 1842
Parthenia b. 1844
Sidney Cromwell b. 28 Jan 184
Mahala E. b. 1850
Lavender W. b. 30 Sep 1852
Frances Ellen b. 1854
Martha b. 1858
Mary Catherine b. 1864
Dora Ann b. b. 17 May 1876
My initial source for this information was from notes and research by Cathy BUFFORD of Batesville, AR obtained in Jan 99. Hope it helps fill in a skelton for you. Herb.
Children were: Calvin A. Swift, Minerva J. Swift, Parthena Swift, Sidney Swift, Mahala E. Swift, Fanender Swift, Frances C. Swift, Martha E. Swift.


bullet Martha J. / Jane Pharris was born in 1865 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Parents: Cavender Pharris and Susan Jane Lindsey.

She was married to G.H. Lindsey on 22 May 1881.


bullet Martin Pharris was born on 25 Mar 1884 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Born in Tilford. Tilford is in NE Butler Co., Welchs Creek area. He died on 1 Nov 1965. He was buried in Grayson Co., Kentucky. Buried in the Kelly Cemetery off US 62 at Do-Stop. Parents: Valentine Pharris and Elizabeth Wilson.

He was married to Muldia Green on 12 Apr 1906 in Grayson Co., Kentucky. Children were: Kellus Pharris.


bullet Mary Pharris was born in 1868 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Parents: Cavender Pharris and Susan Jane Lindsey.


bullet Mary Pharris (Private). Parents: Volley Pharris and Orah Taylor.


bullet Munerba / Minirva Jane Pharris was born about 1825 in Knox Co., Tennessee. According to Durward Willoughby: Minerva Pharris born in Jackson Co., Tenn. She died between 1897 and 1898 in Ohio Co., Kentucky. Died at Rosine She was buried between 1897 and 1898 in Butler Co., Kentucky. The funeral and interment was at Banock. She was buried near Banock. Parents: Reuben "Ike??" Pharris and Mahala Armstrong.

She was married to Joseph "Dutch" M. Vandiver on 12 May 1852 in Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky.(556) VANDIVER-PHARRIS
After leaving Muhlenberg Co., the family settled in Ohio Co. and then Butler Co and Ohio Cos. Family lore has it that they were divorced or separated in the latter years.
Children were: Martha Jane Vandiver, George Robert Vandiver, Stanley Singleton Vandiver , William J. "Will" Vandiver, Joseph Levi Vandiver, Mahala Vandiver, James Pendleton "Uncle Pen" Vandiver, Melissa Ann Vandiver.


bullet N.A. Pharris was born on 30 Aug 1890. He (or she) died on 31 Aug 1893 in Butler Co., Kentucky. He (or she) was buried in Butler Co., Kentucky. Buried in the Barnett Lick Church Cemetery off Oak Ridge Rd. Parents: Reuben Pharris and Nancy Jane Geary.


bullet Nancy Pharris was born between 1790 and 1800. Parents: William Pharris and Catherine.


bullet Nathan Pharris(557) was born between 1790 and 1800. Parents: William Pharris and Catherine.


bullet Neuton Pharris (Private). Parents: Cavender Asro "C.A." Pharris and Silva B. Havens.


bullet Nova Allean Pharris (Private). Parents: Jake Pharris and Courtney Geary.

She was married to James Estel Embry about 1962. Children were: Jeffery D. Embry, Johnny M. Embry.


bullet Oda Pharris was born on 4 Jan 1896. He died on 9 Sep 1965. Parents: Volley Pharris and Orah Taylor.

He was married to Elberta Taylor. Children were: Carl Pharris, Carmon Pharris, Wilmert Pharris, Imogene Pharris, Virginia Pharris, Rutha Pharris, Hearl Pharris, Uda Pharris.


bullet Oscar Pharris was born on 26 Jun 1888 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Born in Tilford. Tilford is in NE Butler Co., Welchs Creek area. He died on 30 Jul 1888. He was buried in Butler Co., Kentucky. Buried near the Wilson Cemetery on the Neafus Rd about 1/2 mi from KY 79 Parents: Valentine Pharris and Elizabeth Wilson.


bullet Owen Pharris (Private). Parents: Volley Pharris and Orah Taylor.


bullet Pally Pharris was born on 12 Sep 1885. She died on 12 Apr 1979 in Butler Co., Kentucky. She was buried in Butler Co., Kentucky. Buried in Embry Cemetery off KY 79 at Welches Creek Parents: Reuben Pharris and Nancy Jane Geary.

She was married to Melvin J. "Bugger" Embry about 1905. Children were: Costalo Embry, Phamie G. Embry, Robert V. Embry, Imogene Embry, Ethel Geneva Embry.


bullet Paradine Pharris was born on 20 May 1865. She died on 13 Jul 1941 in Ohio Co., Kentucky. She was buried on 15 Jul 1941 in Ohio Co., Kentucky. Buried in Rosine Cemetery Parents: Tavender Pharris and Frances Swift.

She was married to Rev. Warden C. "Ward" Taylor est 1890. Children were: Vennia Taylor, Millard T. Taylor, Circie C. Taylor.


bullet Pearlie Pharris was born on 29 May 1889 in Butler Co., Kentucky. She died on 29 May 1891. She was buried in Butler Co., Kentucky. Buried near the Wilson Cemetery on the Neafus Rd about 1/2 mi from KY 79 Parents: Valentine Pharris and Elizabeth Wilson.


bullet Pirtle Pharris was born on 11 Dec 1899. He died on 20 Jun 1974. He was buried in Butler Co., Kentucky. Buried in the Farris Family Cemetery on "Pharris" Homeplace off the Neafus Rd. Parents: Valentine Pharris and Elizabeth Wilson.

He was married to Sudie Taylor.


bullet Pleasant Wayne Pharris was born after 1860 in Ohio Co., Kentucky. Parents: Reuben Pharris and Sicy Mary E. Evans.

He was married to Sibba D. Swift. Children were: Sina Pharris, "Bob" Robert Reuben Pharris , John Pharris, Ellis Pharris , Lillie Pharris, Esker Pharris , Lelia Pharris, Della Pharris , Dolly Pharris.


bullet R.B. Pharris was born on 21 Dec 1883. She died on 25 Nov 1884 in Butler Co., Kentucky. She was buried in Butler Co., Kentucky. Buried in the Barnett Lick Church Cemetery off Oak Ridge Rd. Parents: Reuben Pharris and Nancy Jane Geary.


bullet Reuben Pharris(558) was born in 1831 in Knox Co., Tennessee. Parents: Reuben "Ike??" Pharris and Mahala Armstrong.

He was married to Nancy Nation on 7 Jan 1856. (559) married by William Embry, Minister, at residence of Miss Evans in Butler Co.. Van Romans & Sidney Swift Witness

He was married to Sicy Mary E. Evans on 15 Dec 1859 in Ohio Co., Kentucky. Children were: Pleasant Wayne Pharris, John Pharris.


bullet Reuben Pharris was born on 21 Nov 1848 in Butler Co., Kentucky. He died on 17 Mar 1927 in Butler Co., Kentucky. He was buried in Butler Co., Kentucky. Buried in the Pharris / Lindsey Cemetery off Oak Ridge Rd. Parents: Tavender Pharris and Frances Swift.

He was married to Nancy Jane Geary in 1873. Children were: Corneleous Pharris, Frances Pharris, F. G. Pharris, R.B. Pharris, Pally Pharris, N.A. Pharris, Hardin Pharris.


bullet Reuben "Ike??" Pharris(560) (561) was born on 28 Feb 1797 in Jackson Co., Tennessee.(562) (563) He died between 1830 and 1840 in Knox Co., Tennessee. Ike was killed by his Indian brethern. He was American Indian. (564) Lola J. Anderson, Family Chart "Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1771-1823" by Dorothy Williams Potter, Gateway Press, Baltimore MD 1982. It was on page 229, under Georgia Passports which reads:

"
Executive Department
Friday 18th November 1808

On Recommendation
ORDERED
That a passport through the creek nation be prepared for William and Reuben Pharis
Which was presented and signed 345


345 Cherokee Indian Agency, M208, roll 13
Dudley and Bradshaw, August 1803. See reference 191 this chapter.

191 Cherokee Indian Agency
Records of the Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee, 1801-1835
Record Group 75
National Archives Microfilm Publication M-208, Roll 13, Part 4 "Cherokee Agency Pass Book"
"

The book is available at the U of K Young Library, Call #: F208 P65 1990

NOTE: If this is our Reuben, he would have been 11 yrs - 9 mos old. This passport was issued in Georgia. Reuben's birthplace in Jackson Co., is in N. Central Tennessee about 25 mi S of Tompkinsville, KY. And about 100 mi N. of Chattanooga, TN (which is on the Georgia State Line). Parents: William Pharris and Catherine.

He was married to Mahala Armstrong. "Reuben Pharris was a full blooded Cherokee Indian living in Knox Co., Tennessee. In that day it was not popular to be part Indian, like being part black now. Reuben's own people didn't like for one of theirs to have a white wife and family. It was told to Reuben (probably by close relatives) that the Indian brotherhood planned to kill him and his family this night. In fact they were to kill him and his family the next day. So Reuben Pharris fixed a cart in a dry river bed at the back of their house and had a big party that night -- making as much noise as they could. The noise was a lot of music with lots of extra noise to cover up the traveling ox-cart down the river bed to safety for his family. They knew the Indians were watching the house that night. His family slipped away that night and they never saw their father again. They were already far on their way to Kentucky the next day when the Indians came to kill the Pharris family. They only found the merry maker, Reubin, and killed him.
This ancestor Reuben Pharris and his wife, Mahala Armstrong Pharris surely were brave parents. He gave his life for those he loved dearly. It would take a very brave lady to travel all the distance from Knox Co., Tenn to Butler Co., Ky with her family -- not knowing that at any time they might be followed and all killed."

NOTE: This story was given to me by Lola Anderson. It had been passed on to her from Layana Price of Gainesville, Texas. It was a story told by her great great grandmother Mahala Pharris- Evans to her grandchildren many times. Question- how can you be full blooded Cherokee with a name like Reuben Pharris? -- L.A.Warren

Dean Lacefield, Feb 1997 - "The first record I have of Reuben Farris is in Smith Co Tenn in 1830. 1 male under 5, 2 males 5-10 (Cavender & Tavender), 3 females under 5 - 2 females 5 to 10. Both parents age 30 to 40.
In 1840 Mahala had moved to Jackson Co with seven children. Living next door was a family named Swift Martha Farris married Sidney Swift in 1837. Tavender md. Francis Swift 1831.
Mrs Anderson & Mr. Lindeman have accounted for 7 of these children. One daughter is not accounted for. apparently the youngest born between 1835 & 1840.
In 1830 they had eight children under age 10. By 1840 Mahala had only 7 children."

Cavender & Tavender were twin brothers.

1850 Kentucky Census, Butler Co, p272, Morgantown, Enum by Thomas Shields, 17 Sep 1850, for Mahala Pharis lists:
Mahala Pharis 45 F b. Tenn. cn r/w
Minirva 25 F b. Tenn. cn r/w
Mahala 22 F b. Tenn. cn r/w
Catherine 21 F b. Tenn
Reuben 19 M b. Tenn

1840 Jackson Co., Tenn lists: Mahala Pharris

1830 Smith Co., Tenn lists: Reuben Pharris Children were: Martha Pharris, Cavender Pharris, Tavender Pharris, Munerba / Minirva Jane Pharris , Mahala Pharris, Catherine Pharris, Reuben Pharris.


bullet Rosaline Pharris was born in 1856 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Parents: Tavender Pharris and Frances Swift.

She was married to Issac Raymer on 27 Jun 1872 in Butler Co., Kentucky. Was married by Allen Coy at home of Tavender Pharris Children were: Levi Raymer.

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