James Penny1

#5249, (say 1790 - )
Last EditedMar 7, 2006
Birth*say 1790 1 
Marriage*27 May 1807 Washington County, Tennessee, USA; Performed by Adam Gann.; Principal=Polly Gann1 

Citations

  1. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Marriages of Washington County, TN at http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnwashin/marriages/marr1800_09.htm. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.

Mary Elizabeth Permenter1

#2009
Last EditedApr 29, 2002
ChartsDescendants of James McKamie
Descendants of John McAdams and Rebecca Hill
Descendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*Unknown Permenter
Mother*Unknown (?)
Married Name McKamie1 
Marriage* Principal=Joseph Hodge McKamie1 

Family

Joseph Hodge McKamie b. 1877
Children

Citations

  1. [S44] Email Message, from Estel Mckamey (jimrose012earthlink.net) 19 Jan 2002.

Nancy Permenter1

#2008
Last EditedJul 29, 2016
ChartsDescendants of James McKamie
Descendants of John McAdams and Rebecca Hill
Descendants of John and Catherine Galbreath
Father*Unknown Permenter
Mother*Unknown (?)
Married Name McKamie1 
Marriage* Principal=William Henry McKamie1 

Family

William Henry McKamie b. 1879
Children

Citations

  1. [S44] Email Message, from Estel Mckamey (jimrose012earthlink.net) 19 Jan 2002.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?joseph::mckamey::197.html Posted by Dot McKamey (Message #197) 20 june 2001. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S210] Texas Death Certificates, www.ancestry.com, Sarah Marie McKamie. Hereinafter cited as Texas Death Certificates.

Unknown Permenter

#2650
Last EditedApr 29, 2002
Marriage* Principal=Unknown (?) 

Family

Unknown (?)
Children

Oran Perry1

#3234
Last EditedJan 25, 2003
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Franks and Morning Fisher
Descendants of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth Kearse
Marriage* Principal=Frances Elizabeth Williams1 

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Karen Grubaugh at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kgrubaugh&id=I11803. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

D. F. Petty1

#3387
Last EditedFeb 21, 2003
Marriage*25 December 1887 Principal=Sarah J. Franks1 

Citations

  1. [S25] Ancestry.com, Bob Franks Family Web site at http://user.intop.net/~robfra/franks/pafg01.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

John Pfeiffer1

#229
Last EditedDec 19, 1999
Birth* Switzerland1 

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Paul Pfifer1

#232, (14 March 1770 - 20 May 1801)
Last EditedAug 11, 2001
Father*John Phifer1 b. 22 Mar 1747, d. bt Dec 1776 - Jan 1777
Mother*Catherine Barringer1 b. 24 Nov 1750, d. a 1776
Birth*14 March 1770 Red Hill, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA2 
Land*January 1777 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; He also left him two male slaves.3 
Land18 January 1789 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; This land must have had a mill on it as the will stated he was to grind the family's grain for free.4 
Marriage*9 January 1792 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; Principal=Jane Alexander2 
Military* Paul was a General.5 
Death*20 May 1801 2 

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S52] Web site by Mark Arslan, entitled John Blackwelder and Elizabetha Maushardt", http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/blackwelder.html. Hereinafter cited as John Blackwelder.
  3. [S56] Brent Holcombe, compiler, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790 (Columbia, South Carolina: Clearfield Company, Inc, 1980), Library of Congress #F262.M4H635. Original will in Will Book F, pp. 2-5.. Hereinafter cited as Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790.
  4. [S56] Brent Holcombe, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790, Library of Congress #F262.M4H635. Original will in Will Book F, pp. 37-39.
  5. [S53] C. L. Hunter, Sketches of Western North Carolina (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Company, 1877 (original), 1970 (current)), Page 53.. Hereinafter cited as Sketches of Western North Carolina.

Ann Phifer1

#1596
Last EditedJun 3, 2002
Father*Caleb Phifer2 b. 8 Apr 1749, d. 3 Jul 1811
Mother*Barbara Fulenweider3 b. 1754, d. 1815
Name Variation Ann Phifer3 
Marriage*11 June 1822 Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA; The newspaper notice of 18 June 1822 stated: Phifer, Col. John N. to Miss Ann Phifer, both of Cabarrus Co, June 11, 1822 in Cabarrus.; Principal=John N. Phifer1,2 

Citations

  1. [S54] Robert M. Topkins, compiler, Marriage and Death Notices From The Western Carolinian (Raleigh, NC, 1975, Page 79.
  2. [S80] Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee 1807-1852 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1988), p. 140 and 141, original from Deed Book, "AA", p. 22. States "...petition for the heirs of Caleb Phifer...John N. Phifer and his wife Mary... Ann who intermarried with John N. Phifer is also a daughter...". Hereinafter cited as Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee.
  3. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Ann Elizabeth Phifer1

#1521, (circa 1775 - before 1789)
Last EditedAug 11, 2001
Father*John Phifer1 b. 22 Mar 1747, d. bt Dec 1776 - Jan 1777
Mother*Catherine Barringer1 b. 24 Nov 1750, d. a 1776
Birth*circa 1775 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA1 
Land*January 1777 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; He also left her a slave boy, named Charles.1 
Death*before 1789 since she was not mentioned in her grandfather, Martin's will, and her brother and sister were.2 

Citations

  1. [S56] Brent Holcombe, compiler, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790 (Columbia, South Carolina: Clearfield Company, Inc, 1980), Library of Congress #F262.M4H635. Original will in Will Book F, pp. 2-5.. Hereinafter cited as Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790.
  2. [S56] Brent Holcombe, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790, Library of Congress #F262.M4H635. Original will in Will Book F, pp. 37-39.

Barbara Phifer1

#228, ( - before 1829)
Last EditedJun 15, 2002
Father*Caleb Phifer1 b. 8 Apr 1749, d. 3 Jul 1811
Mother*Barbara Fulenweider1 b. 1754, d. 1815
Marriage* Principal=A. C. McRee2 
Married Name McRee2 
Death*before 1829 2 

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S80] Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee 1807-1852 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1988), p. 140 and 141, original from Deed Book, "AA", p. 22. States "...petition for the heirs of Caleb Phifer...A. C. McRee in right of his deceased wife, Barbara, Cornelius McRee, Caleb P. McRee by right of Mary Ann McRee and Margaret McRee who was an infant under age of twenty one years....". Hereinafter cited as Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee.

Betsey Phifer1

#1513, (4 April 1724 - before 1794)
Last EditedAug 15, 2001
Married Name Blackwelder 
Birth*4 April 1724 Germany1 
Married Namecirca 1754 Schwarzwalder1 
Marriage*circa 1754 Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA; Principal=Gottlieb Schwarzwalder2 
Death*before 1794 Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA3,1 
Burial* St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S52] Web site by Mark Arslan, entitled John Blackwelder and Elizabetha Maushardt", http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/blackwelder.html. Hereinafter cited as John Blackwelder.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Trail/6891/blackwelder.html This site states the original information came from a book called The Ancestry and Descendants of John Shaver, 1745-1835 by W. Cary Anderson published in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas.. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S26] Genealogy Website, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Trail/6891/blackwelder.html.

Caleb Phifer1,2

#201, (8 April 1749 - 3 July 1811)
Last EditedNov 11, 2015
Father*Martin Phifer1 b. 18 Oct 1720, d. 18 Jan 1791
Mother*Anna Margaretha Schwarzwalder1 b. 29 Oct 1725, d. 18 Jan 1803
Birth*8 April 1749 USA; I suspect Caleb may have been born in Lunenburg County, Virginia since his father was on the tax lists there from 1848-52.3 
Marriage*3 May 1773 Rowan County, North Carolina, USA; Principal=Barbara Fulenweider1,4 
Military* Caleb was a Colonel in the American Revolution and later served in the North Carolina House and Senate. 
Land29 January 1778 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA5 
Land18 January 1789 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA6 
Cen-Head*1790 District 9, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; "Colonel" with 1male over 16 and 1 under; 6 females and 10 slaves. District 9 was on the North side of Rocky Rivr and extended to the line of Rowan County.; Principal=NC Mecklenburg Co Census 17907 
Land* Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; In a later land sale, it is mentioned that Caleb at one time was granted a 5000 acre tract on the south fork of Falling Creek.8 
Death*3 July 1811 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA9 
Land11 February 1829 Bedford county, Tennessee, USA; "Petition for the heirs of Caleb Phifer for a division of land. Petition of William Houston and his wife Sarah, Elizabeth Moore, Robert McKenzie and Mary his wife, John N. Phifer and ann his wife, A.C. McRee in right of his deceased wife Barbara, Cornelius McRee, Caleb P. McRee by right of Mary Ann McRee and Margaret McRee who was an infant under age of twenty one years by their father and next friend A. C. McRee, Robert W. Smith and Margaret his wife, Caleb P. Alexander, Samuel S. Harris and Jane his wife, Eliza Mears, Francis Lock and his wife Sarah, Elam Harris and Mary his wife, Nancy Alexander an infant under the age of twenty one by her guardian and next friend Samuel S. Harris, Esther Alexander who is under twenty one years by her guardian and next friend Elam Harris, Charles and John Alexander who are also under twenty one years by their guardian and next friend Caleb P. Alexander, all of North Carolina, represented that Caleb Phifer of Cabarrus Co., NC, departed this life sometime in the year 1811. He died seized of a tract of land in Bedford Co., TN, containing about 5000 acres. Caleb Phifer made and published his Last Will and Testament and proven in County Court of Cabarrus Co., NC. He divided among six daughters, to wit, Esther Alexander, Elizabeth Moore, Sarah Houston, Barbara McRee, Mary and Ann Phifer. Esther Alexander has departed this life since the death of her father and leaving your petitioners, Margaret who has intermarried with Robert W. Smith, Jane who intermarried with Samuel S. Harris, Sarah who intermarried with Francis Lock, Mary who has intermarried with Elam Harris, Eliza Mears relict of J. A. Mears, deceased, Caleb P. Alexander, Nancy Alexander, Esther Alexander, Charles and John Alexander her heirs at law surviving her, Barbara one of the daughters has departed this life sinice the death of her father leaving A. C. McRee who claims to be a tenant by the courtesy and your petitions, Cornelius McRee, C. P. McRee, Mary Ann and Margaret McRee her heirs at law surviving her. Sarah who intermarried with William Houston, also a daughter, and Elizabeth Moore also one of the daughters and Mary who intermarried with Robert McKenzie also one of the daughters. Ann who intermarried with John N. Phifer is also a daughter. Sometime in the year 1817 a Power of Annorney signed by the devises, their husbands was delivered unto Joseph Steele, J. N. Alexander and Wison Steele empowereing them to divide land equally, to wit, Elam W. Harris, Mary Harris, Caleb P. Alexander, Eliza Mears, Sarah Lock, Francis Lock. Reg: 11 Feb 1829.10 

Family

Barbara Fulenweider b. 1754, d. 1815
Marriage*3 May 1773 Rowan County, North Carolina, USA; Principal=Barbara Fulenweider1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Trail/6891/blackwelder.html This site states the original information came from a book called Lineage Records - First Families of America Vol. III, 1928 by Frederick Adam Virkus.. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S26] Genealogy Website, http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/desc6.txt States original source is US Federal Census: 1790 NC, Mecklenburg Co., p. 365.
  4. [S26] Genealogy Website, http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/desc6.txt This site states the original source of information is: Vital Records: NC, Rowan Co., Marriages.
  5. [S57] Laura Willis, compiler, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deeds Vol. 1 (July 1778 - March 1779) (Melber, Kentucky: Simmons Historical Publications, 1999), Library of Congress Call #F262.M4.W55 , Page 84. Original Deed Book 10, p. 462.. Hereinafter cited as Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deeds.
  6. [S56] Brent Holcombe, compiler, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790 (Columbia, South Carolina: Clearfield Company, Inc, 1980), Library of Congress #F262.M4H635. Original will in Will Book F, pp. 37-39.. Hereinafter cited as Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790.
  7. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors (Baltimore: Baltimore Genealogical Company, 1966, (first published 1946)), P. 361,373.. Hereinafter cited as The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors.
  8. [S51] Helen C. Marsh and Timothy R. Marsh, compiler, Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee 1807-1852 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1988), Book Page #384, from Deed Book "PP", page 355. Hereinafter cited as Land Deeds Bedford County, Tennessee.
  9. [S26] Genealogy Website, http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/desc6.txt This site states the original source of information is: Deeds & Land Records: TN, Bedford Co., Deed Book FF, p. 523 Deeds & Land Records: TN, Bedford Co., Deed Book AA, p. 22.
  10. [S80] Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee 1807-1852 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1988), p. 140 and 141, original from Deed Book, "AA", p. 22. . Hereinafter cited as Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee.
  11. [S80] Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee, p. 140 and 141, original from Deed Book, "AA", p. 22. States "...petition for the heirs of Caleb Phifer...John N. Phifer and his wife Mary... Ann who intermarried with John N. Phifer is also a daughter..."
  12. [S51] Helen C. Marsh and Timothy R. Marsh, Land Deeds Bedford County, Tennessee, The following land record states that Esther is daughter of Caleb Phifer. On 19 October 1836, Amos McAdams bought land from John B. Moss and his wife Nancy H. Moss, Hetty L. Alexander and Margaret Smith of Cabarrus Co., NC. The land, in Bedford Co., was on the waters of the South Fork of Fall Creek, about four miles north of Shelbyville, adjoining the lands of Demariucus Tune, Peyton H. Comb, Robert P. Harrison, McAdams, Martin Phifer's tract, Dr. Robert McKenzie, Farrar's lands, John Tune and others. 833+ acres. Our interest being three shares of the tract each share being one tenth part of the whole tract or about 83 acres a share, being our interest and share in the land described to us in right of our mother Esther Alexander who was of the children of Caleb Phifer, deceased, being our interest. Wit: W. Phifer and Jno. F. Phifer. Certified 18 Oct. 1836.

Charles Henry Phifer1

#1494
Last EditedAug 7, 2001
Military* According to this source, Charles H. Phifer, was a distinguished officer in the battle of Shiloh in the Civil War.1 

Citations

  1. [S53] C. L. Hunter, Sketches of Western North Carolina (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Company, 1877 (original), 1970 (current)), Page 53.. Hereinafter cited as Sketches of Western North Carolina.

Elizabeth Phifer1,2

#223
Last EditedJun 3, 2002
Father*Caleb Phifer1 b. 8 Apr 1749, d. 3 Jul 1811
Mother*Barbara Fulenweider1 b. 1754, d. 1815
Married Name Moore3 
Marriage* Principal=(?) Moore3 

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/desc6.txt . Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S80] Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee 1807-1852 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1988), p. 140 and 141, original from Deed Book, "AA", p. 22. States "...petition ofor the heirs of Caleb Phifer...Elizabeth Moore...". Hereinafter cited as Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee.

Elizabeth Phifer1

#1600
Last EditedNov 20, 2001
Married Name Gibson1 
Marriage* Principal=Dr. Edmund R. Gibson1 

Citations

  1. [S54] Robert M. Topkins, compiler, Marriage and Death Notices From The Western Carolinian (Raleigh, NC, 1975, Page 34.

Esther Phifer1

#200, ( - before 1829)
Last EditedMay 5, 2014
Father*Caleb Phifer1,2 b. 8 Apr 1749, d. 3 Jul 1811
Mother*Barbara Fulenweider1 b. 1754, d. 1815
Birth* USA1 
Marriage*10 April 1793 Principal=Nathaniel Alexander3 
Married Name Alexander1 
Death*before 1829 4 
Land*19 October 1836 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA; from John B. Moss and his wife Nancy H. Moss, Hetty L. Alexander and Margaret Smith of Cabarrus Co., NC. The land, in Bedford Co., was on the waters of the South Fork of Fall Creek, about four miles north of Shelbyville, adjoining the lands of Demariucus Tune, Peyton H. Comb, Robert P. Harrison, McAdams, Martin Phifer's tract, Dr. Robert McKenzie, Farrar's lands, John Tune and others. 833+ acres. Our interest being three shares of the tract each share being one tenth part of the whole tract or about 83 acres a share, being our interest and share in the land described to us in right of our mother Esther Alexander who was of the children of Caleb Phifer, deceased, being our interest. Wit: W. Phifer and Jno. F. Phifer. Certified 18 Oct. 1836.5 

Family

Nathaniel Alexander b. 15 Dec 1767, d. 16 Nov 1823
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S51] Helen C. Marsh and Timothy R. Marsh, compiler, Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee 1807-1852 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1988), The following land record states that Esther is daughter of Caleb Phifer. On 19 October 1836, Amos McAdams bought land from John B. Moss and his wife Nancy H. Moss, Hetty L. Alexander and Margaret Smith of Cabarrus Co., NC. The land, in Bedford Co., was on the waters of the South Fork of Fall Creek, about four miles north of Shelbyville, adjoining the lands of Demariucus Tune, Peyton H. Comb, Robert P. Harrison, McAdams, Martin Phifer's tract, Dr. Robert McKenzie, Farrar's lands, John Tune and others. 833+ acres. Our interest being three shares of the tract each share being one tenth part of the whole tract or about 83 acres a share, being our interest and share in the land described to us in right of our mother Esther Alexander who was of the children of Caleb Phifer, deceased, being our interest. Wit: W. Phifer and Jno. F. Phifer. Certified 18 Oct. 1836.. Hereinafter cited as Land Deeds Bedford County, Tennessee.
  3. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, Jeanette Cuthriell at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/u/t/Jeanette-W-Cuthriell/. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  4. [S80] Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee 1807-1852 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1988), p. 140 and 141, original from Deed Book, "AA", p. 22. States "...petition for the heirs of Caleb Phifer...Esther Alexander has departed this life since the death of her father and leaving your petitioners, Margaret who has intermarried with Robert W. Smith, Jane who intermarried with Samuel S. Harris, Sarah who intermarried with Francis Lock, Mary who has intermarried with Elam Harris, Eliza Mears relict of J. A. Mears, deceased, Caleb P. Alexander, Nancy Alexander, Esther Alexander, Charles and John Alexander her heirs at law surviving her...". Hereinafter cited as Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee.
  5. [S51] Helen C. Marsh and Timothy R. Marsh, Land Deeds Bedford County, Tennessee, Book Page #227, from Deed Book "FF", page 523.
  6. [S80] Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee, p. 140 and 141, original from Deed Book, "AA", p. 22. States "...petition for the heirs of Caleb Phifer...Esther Alexander has departed this life since the death of her father and leaving your petitioners, Margaret who has intermarried with Robert W. Smith..."
  7. [S80] Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee, p. 140 and 141, original from Deed Book, "AA", p. 22. States "...Nancy Alexander an infant under the age of twenty one by her guardian and next friend Samuel S. Harris, Esther Alexander who is under twenty one years by her guardian and next friend Elam Harris, Charles and John Anderson who are also under twenty one years by their guardian and next friend Caleb P. Alexander, all of North Carolina, ..."

George Phifer1

#237, (between 1774 and 1790 - )
Last EditedDec 27, 2001
Father*Martin Phifer1 b. 25 Mar 1756, d. 12 Nov 1837
Mother*Elizabeth Locke1 b. 1758, d. 1791
Birth*between 1774 and 1790 2 

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors (Baltimore: Baltimore Genealogical Company, 1966, (first published 1946)), P. 361.. Hereinafter cited as The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors.

George Phifer1

#1671, (before 1770 - )
Last EditedDec 16, 2001
Birth*before 1770 1 
Cen-Head*1790 Census District 10, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; having 1 male over 16, one under 16, and two females.; Principal=NC Mecklenburg Co Census 17902 

Citations

  1. [S60] Census, U.S. of 1790, Mecklenburg County, District 10, Page 362.
  2. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors (Baltimore: Baltimore Genealogical Company, 1966, (first published 1946)), P. 352.. Hereinafter cited as The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors.

Henry Phifer1

#1691, (between 1774 and 1790 - )
Last EditedDec 27, 2001
Birth*between 1774 and 1790 1 
Cen-Head*1790 District 9, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; one male under 16 and 2 females.; Principal=NC Mecklenburg Co Census 17901 

Citations

  1. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors (Baltimore: Baltimore Genealogical Company, 1966, (first published 1946)), P. 361.. Hereinafter cited as The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors.

Jacob Phifer1

#1670, (before 1770 - )
Last EditedDec 16, 2001
Birth*before 1770 1 
Cen-Head*1790 Census District 10, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; having 2 males over 16, one male under 16, and 1 female in the household.; Principal=NC Mecklenburg Co Census 17902 

Citations

  1. [S60] Census, U.S. of 1790, Mecklenburg County, District 10, Page 362.
  2. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors (Baltimore: Baltimore Genealogical Company, 1966, (first published 1946)), P. 352.. Hereinafter cited as The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors.

John Phifer1

#230, (22 March 1747 - between December 1776 and January 1777)
Last EditedDec 27, 2001
Father*Martin Phifer1 b. 18 Oct 1720, d. 18 Jan 1791
Mother*Anna Margaretha Schwarzwalder1 b. 29 Oct 1725, d. 18 Jan 1803
Birth*22 March 1747 Bladen County, North Carolina, USA; In C. L. Hunter's book his date of birth is given as 1745. Cabarrus County at this time was part of Bladen. However, Martin, his father was on the tax lists for Lunenburg County until 1852, so I suspect John was really born there.1,2 
Marriage*1768 Principal=Catherine Barringer1,3 
Land26 July 1774 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; There were two tracts of land lying on Great Coldwater Creek (a branch of Rocky of Johnston River) bought for a "valuable sum". One tract contained 164 acres and the other 50 acres which was on the ridge of the Great and Little Coldwater Creek joining the other tract. The deed was witnessed by Thomas Pok and John Barringer and proven in open court at the October term of 1774.4 
Military1775 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; Major5 
Will*17 August 1775 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; The body of the will stated the following: ...to my son Paul, the tract of land with the mill on which I now live; my honoured father Martin Pfifer to grant and convey to my said son Paul Pfifer; my daughter Margaret Pfifer, a tract on both sides English Buffaloe creek adj. Alexander Penny being conveyed to me by John Penny and lying in Rowan County; to my daughter Ann Eliz. Pfifer, land on big Coldwater Creek two tracts nearly adj. each other, known as Christopher Walbert old place and the meeting house land; to my wife Catharine Pfifer, tract on the three mile branch bought of Michael Goodnight; to my son Paul a negro David and negro Jude; to my daughter Margaret Pfifer, negro Charles and negro woman Nanny; to my daughter Ann Elizabeth, negro boy Charles; to my wife negro Wall and negro girl Dine...Paul Pfifer to be schooled; father Martin Pfifer and father in law Paul Barringer, exrs...17 August 1775
Wit: Benjamin Patton
W. Wallace
Samuel Patton Proved January 17776 
Military*December 1775 Johnston Court House, North Carolina, USA; John was appointed a Lieutenant Colonel (under Colonel Adam Alexander) of the first battalion of "minute men" in the Salisbury District.7 
Burial*between December 1776 and January 1777 Red Hill Cemetery, Concord, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; Hunter states that "filled an early grave and lies buried at the "Red Hill" on the Salisbury road, where a decaying headstone, scarcely legible, marks the last resting-place of this true patriot". (This would have been written in 1877).8 
Death*between December 1776 and January 1777 Witness=Catherine Barringer6 
ProbateJanuary 1777 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA6 
Land*12 August 1777 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; The land was sold to Robert Morton for 100 pounds and the deed was witnessed by Caleb Phifer, Archibald Houston and Jason Frizell. It was signed by Martin Phifer and Catherine Phifer and by William Alexander, Clerk. It is stated that the clerk's record of the probate of this deed is lost. (Phifer is spelled as Phipher througout the document).9 
Death1778 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; Some sources state that John died in 1778 and in the Meclenburg Signers book, he is listed as a tavern keeper and Colonel in 1778. Also in Herman Ferguson's book, there is a listing of estate papers for John Phifer in 1778.5,10 

Family

Catherine Barringer b. 24 Nov 1750, d. a 1776
Marriage*1768 Principal=Catherine Barringer1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/desc6.txt. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S26] Genealogy Website, http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/desc6.txt States original source is Court Records: NC, Mecklenburg Co., Will Book F, pp. 2-5, John Pfifer.
  4. [S57] Laura Willis, compiler, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deeds Vol. 1 (July 1778 - March 1779) (Melber, Kentucky: Simmons Historical Publications, 1999), Library of Congress Call #F262.M4.W55 , Page 26. Original Deed Book 10, p. 144.. Hereinafter cited as Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deeds.
  5. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors (Baltimore: Baltimore Genealogical Company, 1966, (first published 1946)), P. 355.. Hereinafter cited as The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors.
  6. [S56] Brent Holcombe, compiler, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790 (Columbia, South Carolina: Clearfield Company, Inc, 1980), Library of Congress #F262.M4H635. Original will in Will Book F, pp. 2-5.. Hereinafter cited as Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790.
  7. [S26] Genealogy Website, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Trail/6891/blackwelder.html This site states the original information came from a book called Lineage Records - First Families of America Vol. III, 1928 by Frederick Adam Virkus.
  8. [S53] C. L. Hunter, Sketches of Western North Carolina (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Company, 1877 (original), 1970 (current)), Page 53.. Hereinafter cited as Sketches of Western North Carolina.
  9. [S57] Laura Willis, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deeds, Library of Congress Call #F262.M4.W55 , Page 14. Original Deed Book 10, p.69.
  10. [S61] Herman W. Ferguson, Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties, North Carolina: Decedents for Whom Loose Estates Papers are Extant (Rocky Mount, NC, 1998), Page 39, (Reel 84, Box 203) in the NC Archives.. Hereinafter cited as Mecklenburg Estate Papers.

John Phifer1,2

#236, (1 September 1779 - 18 October 1845)
Last EditedAug 8, 2001
Father*Martin Phifer1 b. 25 Mar 1756, d. 12 Nov 1837
Mother*Elizabeth Locke1 b. 1758, d. 1791
Birth*1 September 1779 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA3 
Marriage*27 August 1805 Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA; Principal=Esther Fulenwider3 
Death*18 October 1845 3 

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Trail/6891/blackwelder.html This site states the original information came from a book called Lineage Records - First Families of America Vol. III, 1928 by Frederick Adam Virkus.. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S52] Web site by Mark Arslan, entitled John Blackwelder and Elizabetha Maushardt", http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/blackwelder.html. Hereinafter cited as John Blackwelder.

John F. Phifer1

#1603, (1785 - 27 December 1828)
Last EditedNov 20, 2001
Birth*1785 1 
Death*27 December 1828 Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA; The obituary of the 6th of January 1828 stated: "Pfifer, John F. aged 43, 27 Dec 1828, at his residence in Cabarrus Co."1 

Citations

  1. [S54] Robert M. Topkins, compiler, Marriage and Death Notices From The Western Carolinian (Raleigh, NC, 1975, Page 230.

John Fulenwider Phifer1,2,3

#225, (between 1774 and 1790 - )
Last EditedJun 3, 2002
Birth*between 1774 and 1790 4 
Marriage*8 March 1823 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; Principal=Louisa Morrison5 

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/desc6.txt . Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S51] Helen C. Marsh and Timothy R. Marsh, compiler, Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee 1807-1852 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1988), Book Page #227, from Deed Book "FF", page 523. Hereinafter cited as Land Deeds Bedford County, Tennessee.
  4. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors (Baltimore: Baltimore Genealogical Company, 1966, (first published 1946)), P. 361.. Hereinafter cited as The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors.
  5. [S54] Robert M. Topkins, compiler, Marriage and Death Notices From The Western Carolinian (Raleigh, NC, 1975, page 79 (Western Carolinian, 25 Mar 1823).

John N. Phifer

#1493, (19 March 1795 - )
Last EditedFeb 21, 2003
Father*Paul Pfifer b. 14 Mar 1770, d. 20 May 1801
Birth*19 March 1795  
Marriage*11 June 1822 Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA; The newspaper notice of 18 June 1822 stated: Phifer, Col. John N. to Miss Ann Phifer, both of Cabarrus Co, June 11, 1822 in Cabarrus.; Principal=Ann Phifer1,2 
Military* According to this source, John N. was the grandson of John Phifer and he was a General in Mississippi.3 

Citations

  1. [S54] Robert M. Topkins, compiler, Marriage and Death Notices From The Western Carolinian (Raleigh, NC, 1975, Page 79.
  2. [S80] Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee 1807-1852 (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1988), p. 140 and 141, original from Deed Book, "AA", p. 22. States "...petition for the heirs of Caleb Phifer...John N. Phifer and his wife Mary... Ann who intermarried with John N. Phifer is also a daughter...". Hereinafter cited as Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford County, Tennessee.
  3. [S53] C. L. Hunter, Sketches of Western North Carolina (Baltimore: Regional Publishing Company, 1877 (original), 1970 (current)), Page 53.. Hereinafter cited as Sketches of Western North Carolina.

Margaret Phifer1

#233, (circa 1773 - )
Last EditedAug 11, 2001
Father*John Phifer1 b. 22 Mar 1747, d. bt Dec 1776 - Jan 1777
Mother*Catherine Barringer1 b. 24 Nov 1750, d. a 1776
Birth*circa 1773 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA2 
Land*January 1777 Rowan County, North Carolina, USA; He also left her two slaves.2 

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S56] Brent Holcombe, compiler, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790 (Columbia, South Carolina: Clearfield Company, Inc, 1980), Library of Congress #F262.M4H635. Original will in Will Book F, pp. 2-5.. Hereinafter cited as Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790.

Margeret Phifer

#222, (14 November 1777 - 14 August 1799)
Last EditedJun 3, 2002
Birth*14 November 1777 North Carolina, USA1 
Married Name10 December 1794 Locke1 
Marriage*10 December 1794 Principal=Matthew Locke1 
Death*14 August 1799 1 

Citations

  1. [S52] Web site by Mark Arslan, entitled John Blackwelder and Elizabetha Maushardt", http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/blackwelder.html. Hereinafter cited as John Blackwelder.

Martin Phifer1,2

#203, (18 October 1720 - 18 January 1791)
Last EditedDec 27, 2001
Name Variation Pfifer2 
Birth*18 October 1720 Switzerland3 
Immigrationcirca 1738 Pennsylvania, USA2 
Land*16 June 1744 Brunswick County, Virginia, USA; The land was "adjoining Blackwelders". Lunenburg county was formed from Brunswick County in 1746. This is where he must have met Margaret, his wife-to-be.2 
Marriage*1 October 1745 Brunswick County, Virginia, USA; Principal=Anna Margaretha Schwarzwalder3,4 
Land1758 Cold Water Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; where he established "Cold Water" settlement on the Cold Water Creek. During his lifetime, he was a large landowner, planter, justice, soldier and statesman.2 
Land Grant*29 October 1760 Cold Water Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA5 
Land7 January 1774 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; This land was bought from Samuel and Ann Patton for twenty pounds.6 
Occupation*between 1775 and 1785 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; a JP and a constable. I am assuming that this reference is to this Martin and not his son.7 
Land25 September 1779 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA8 
Will*26 March 1789 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; The will of Martin Phifer Senr. of the County of Mecklenburg, 26 March 1789...being weak in body...to my wife Margaret Pfifer, Dick, Mary, and her two children, and Jacob, and all my household furniture, 1/3 part of my money, and the privilege of living off the lands on which I now live on big Coldwater Creek or with either of her sons Caleb and Martin Phifer; negroes shall be divided between my two sons and my two grandchildren Paul and Margaret Phifer in three parts, child of my son John Phifer decd; to my grandson Paul Phifer, son of John , my old plantation with the tract of land on the main waggon road as leads from Salisbury to Charlotte Town, being part of a tract bought from john McCoy on east side of the old tract; Paul Phifer should grind all my son Caleb Phifer's grain toll free and his sister's grain toll free; to my grandson Paul Phifer, negroes David and Charles, a son of old Charles; to Margaret Phifer, daughter of my son John, old Charles and Nancy his wife; Paul to let the title stand that I made to Adam Boweres for land on Coldwater; to my son Caleb Phifer, plantation whereon he now lives, also one third of all that tract on Macklins fork of Lisles Creek in Burk County, to include the improvement and mill adj. lines of Cowan and Robison and Griffeth Edwards and remainder of land I purchased of John McCay, after Paul gets 50 acres, and four negroes James and Dina his wife and Baird and Fanny his wife, and also my silver watch; to my son Martin Phifer, plantation whereon I now live, on big Coldwater; tract adj. Dunnies and Ploids: to Martin, the following negroes Old Bob and Poll his wife; young Bob and Nanny and Peter; two sons Caleb and Martin, exrs...
Wit: Joseph Shinn
Jean Shinn
Robert Patterson9 
Cen-Head*1790 Census District 10, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; as "Martin Phifer, Sr." with 2 males over 16, 1 female, and 14 slaves.; Principal=NC Mecklenburg Co Census 179010 
Death*18 January 1791 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA3 
Burial*1791 Red Hill Cemetery, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA2 

Family

Anna Margaretha Schwarzwalder b. 29 Oct 1725, d. 18 Jan 1803
Marriage*1 October 1745 Brunswick County, Virginia, USA; Principal=Anna Margaretha Schwarzwalder3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Www.ancestry.com, Submitted by e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S26] Compiled Records from Genealogy Mail List or Website, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Trail/6891/blackwelder.html This site states the original information came from a book called Lineage Records - First Families of America Vol. III, 1928 by Frederick Adam Virkus.. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Website.
  3. [S52] Web site by Mark Arslan, entitled John Blackwelder and Elizabetha Maushardt", http://www.geocities.com/~arslanm/blackwelder/blackwelder.html. Hereinafter cited as John Blackwelder.
  4. [S55] Deward C. Williams, The Blackwelder and Allied Families of North Carolina and Illinois (Mt. Carmel, Illinois 1963), Library of Congress # CS71. B6412, Page 36. Hereinafter cited as Blackwelder and Allied Families of North Carolina and Illinois.
  5. [S26] Genealogy Website, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Trail/6891/blackwelder.html.
  6. [S57] Laura Willis, compiler, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deeds Vol. 1 (July 1778 - March 1779) (Melber, Kentucky: Simmons Historical Publications, 1999), Library of Congress Call #F262.M4.W55 , Page 25. Original Deed Book 10, p. 139.. Hereinafter cited as Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deeds.
  7. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors (Baltimore: Baltimore Genealogical Company, 1966, (first published 1946)), P. 355.. Hereinafter cited as The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors.
  8. [S57] Laura Willis, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deeds, Library of Congress Call #F262.M4.W55 , Page 84. Original Deed Book 10, p. 465.
  9. [S56] Brent Holcombe, compiler, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790 (Columbia, South Carolina: Clearfield Company, Inc, 1980), Library of Congress #F262.M4H635. Original will in Will Book F, pp. 37-39.. Hereinafter cited as Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Early Wills 1749-1790.
  10. [S58] Worth S. Ray, The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors, P. 352.