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 Francis M. Pharis

 From: Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Vol. III; Sketches from Butler, McLean, Muhlenburgh and Ohio Counties; reprinted from Kentucky: A History of the State by Battle, Perrin & Kniffin; 1885; p. 178

Francis M. Pharis, Ohio County, was born December 8, 1842, in Jackson County, Tenn., where he grew to manhood, and in the war of 1865 removed to Ohio County, Ky., where he has since resided.  His father, Isham Pharis, a native also of Jackson County, Tenn., died in 1856, aged fifty-one years.  He was the son of James Pharis of Virginia, a soldier in the war of 1812, who died in 1840, aged about seventy years.  Isham married Adeline Sanderford; she died in 1854, and their children are Shelby, Jackson, Warren, Francis M., Sampson, Elizabeth (Burgis), Martha (Keeth) and Janie (Cale).  Francis M. was married October 3, 1863, to Leetha, daughter of George W. and Lucinda (Willoughby) Wade, of Jackson County, Tennessee; she was born July 4, 1843; to them have been born Taswell (deceased), Oreann L (Mason), Luella, Cineler A. Isham, James S., Martha J., and Lucinda A.  Mr. Pharis owns his farm of 111 acres of fair land.  He is a carpenter and cabinet-maker of unusual skill, and his residence is furnished with fittings of his own ornate handiwork, that are matters of pleasure and surprise to the beholder.   Mr. Pharis is a licentiate in the United Baptist Church.

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