The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies



Reeves Name
Ewing Name
Sturgeon Family
James Herrod Basham
John J. Basham
Isaac D. Boucher
Peter Boucher, Jr.
John Conn
John A. Conyers
Trammell Conn
J. Alexander Ewing
John Henry Ewing
Lacy Leroy Ewing
John Godley
John Scott Godley
Jesse S. Godley
George Hume
John Hume
William Hume
George W. Miller
Samuel Pharis, Jr.
John V. Price
Robert V. Price
Doile Dennis Reeves
Geo. Webster Reeves
Geo. William Reeves
James H. Reeves
Peter M. Reeves
William Reeves, Jr.
Benjamin Reeves
Adam Runner
John Moore Smith
C. Thompson Spears
Edw. Franklin Spears
Ephriam Spears
William Spears
Edward Walton, Jr.
Edward Walton, III
Thompson Walton
Henry Warder
Joseph Warder, Sr.



Samuel Pharis, Jr.

(November 15, 1811 December 2, 1885)


Sarah (Sally) Norris

(April 18, 1812 August 11, 1894)




 Samuel Pharis



 Eliza Caroline Pharis



Burkesville, Kentucky was incorporated in 1810.  It was—and still is—the only city in Cumberland County[1].  In 1810, there were only 1,101 people living there.  (By the 2000 census, the population had grown, but only to just above 7,000.)  The following year, Samuel Pharis was born, the sixth or seventh child in his family.  His wife, Sarah (Sally) Norris, was born there the next year.


They married in about 1833[2].  We do not know where.  By 1941, however, they had moved to Hickman County in the far western part of Kentucky, on the Mississippi River.  There, they had four children (as shown in the box below) and lived out the rest of their lives.




Birth date

Death date

Eliza Caroline Pharis

January 1, 1842

July 15, 1891

Sarah Perlina Pharis

July 27, 1834

May 18, 1860

Nathan Pharis

October 11, 1837

October 14, 1904

William B. Pharis

March 4, 1839

December 8, 1914



Samuel Pharis (center) and Sarah (Sallie) Norris with their granddaughter Perelinda (?).  Circa 1866, Hickman County, Ky.[3]  

The 1860 United States Census for Hickman County, Kentucky showed him as a 49-year old farmer owning real estate valued at $1,800 and personal property valued at $400.  He was not able to read and write.  He was the head of a household consisting of himself, his wife Sarah Farris (age 47 and born in Virginia ) and three children, all born in Kentucky: Nathan Farris ( a farmhand, age 22), Eliza C. Farris (age 19; she was shown as having attended school within the past year) and Polina (sic) Farris (age 13).[4]


Samuel and Sarah's eldest son, William was shown two families above them.  He was then a 24-year old farmer having $200 of personal property.  He was born in Kentucky and as being unable to read and write.  He was married to Maria E., age 17, and born in Kentucky.[5]


Both Samuel and Sarah died in Hickman County, Kentucky, where they are buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.  Samuel died on December 2, 1885 at 74 years old and Sarah on August 11, 1894 at 82.


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Copyright Brian Reeves, 2005 2007.