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Patsy Ashton Griffith.  My maternal grandmother was Lue Anna Honea and her sister was Georgia Alice Honea (who married Enethels Fountain Pair).  Lue and Georgia's parents were William Harrison Honea (Honey) and Temperance Ann Lemons.  I am trying to find someone who might have information on them.  On the Ancestry Community message boards, Georgia Sue Crockett Crowe has responded to messages concerning Harrison & Temperance Lemons.  I have been unable to contact her and wonder if you know how to contact her or anyone in Georgia Alice (Honea) Pair's family who might have information about Harrison and Temperance.  I would appreciate any information you could give me.  Thanks for your help.   ~Patsy Ashton Griffith.......contact at =[email protected]


Mary [email protected]  I am looking for any information on Leandre Pare/Perry. He states on his marriage intentions that he was born in Canada, he was 21 years old in 1871, when he married Helene Lemire (Moise Lemire x Therese Raymond) in Manchester, New Hampshire. He says his fathers name is Lecladie and mother is Mary no last names. He was married under the name Perry St. Ann's church, but his death certificate and death notice all say Leandre Pare.  His children were all named Perry, but the grandchildren all reverted back to Pare. If anyone would have any further information I would greatly appreciate their help.  Thank you.

Deborah Whittington [email protected]  I am the gggranddaughter of Odelia F. PAIR b. 18 Oct 1860 d. 28 Jan 1933 married to William Alexander DOYLE. I am looking for any information available on Odelia aka Delia. My mother has told me she was full Cherokee. Census reports show something other than that and I would like to verify if possible. If you know anything about her please email me directly. No information is too small.

Doris Brostrom [email protected]  I am interested in finding out more about Nancy Pair or Pare, b.1749 or 1762, Halifax County, N.C.  My gggrandfather, Moses Blackson or Blocksome, put his wife, Nancy Pare and children, William and Elizabeth on a boat for Cincinnati around 1800. The plan was that he would follow from lower Delaware with the cart, oxen and money. Instead he came to southern New Jersey (then known as the land of the thieves and the pirates), married my gggrandmother, Tabitha Peterson, in 1816. They had nine children.  Moses, the father, confided in Moses, the son, and he in turn told his nephew, Rev. Charles Williams.  Rev. Williams wrote every thing down and I have copies given to me by Rev. Williams daughter.  I would like to find out more about the story! All of the Blocksome records end abruptly with Moses' name.   Do you know anything about this?: Concordia Parish, LA Gen Web   Prominent Figures, contact person Sandra S. Tipton. Births: Anna  Elizabeth Blocksom, July 21, 1874 in Catahoula on Tiger Bayou.  Died  Dec 10,1928, buried Jan 11,1928 in Natchez, Mississippi.  Anna Elizabeth Blocksom (Great Grandmother) August 9,1792 in  Leesburgh, Loudoun Cty. VA.   Nancy Pair (Great-Great Grandmother) August 17,----Marrie Moses  Blocksom.   Moses Blocksom (Great-Great Grandfather) June 10,----.  This was  labeled Blocksom Family Bible,p.3.   https://sites.rootsweb.com/~laconor/prom.htm

Johnna Adams
[email protected] I am looking for my cousin, Toni Gayle Pair.  We were very close as small children, I have never forgotten her.  I have even paid for searches to find her.  If you know her please ask her to contact me.  I am Johnna Sue (Armstrong) Adams.  I want to keep searching, there are many in the family that want to find her. 

Gina Chapman McIver  [email protected]  I am a granddaughter of Florence Willie Mae Pair and Johnathon Alfred White.  My great grand parents were William Edmon Pair and Golda Rosa James Miller.  I am brand new to this and would love help from anyone! 

Jan  [email protected]  Do you have any information about these people?   HENRY PEAR  married SARAH "SALLY" BODKIN March 16, 1795 in Shenandoah County, VA(1), daughter of ROBERT BODKIN and MARGARET   (2 & 3).  She was born/christened August 06, 1775(3).
(1) Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850.  Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx,  Bodkin, Sarah married Pear, Henry on 16 Mar 1795 in Shenandoah County.
(2) Colonial census of Maryland residents in 1776; Harford County MD.  BODKIN Robert Broad Creek 100, Hartford Co. MD. 40; Margaret 36; Rachell 16; John 15; William 14; Thomas 12; Robert 10; Charles 9; James 8; Richard 6; Margaret 6; Molly 5; Nancey 4; Janey 2; Sally 1
(3)  Philadelphia Pennsylvania First Presbyterian Church Records (FTM CD #196, Birth Index: Southeastern PA 1680-1800, From John T. Humphrey, @ Broderbund Software, Inc.).  Birth/Baptismal Dates - Children of Robert Bodkin and Mrs. Margt Bodkin: November 11, 1773 - Nancy Bodkin; June 2, 1774 - Jane Bodkin; August 6, 1775 - Sarah Bodkin; February 5, 1777 - Mary Bodkin; October 1, 1778 - James Bodkin

Martha Murphy  [email protected]  I believe I am a descendant of Levi B. Cohn, who is listed in the 1850 Pontotoc County MS census.  Nine year old William Pare was living with the Cohn/Conn family at that time.  I would like to explore that connection with anyone who is descended from that William Pare.

Valarie Albert  [email protected]   In my ancestry I have a Susan Peear born 4 Aug 1785 Canada of Andercoster (probably Ancaster married 4 Dec 1807 James Wedge. Her parents were apparently John Henry Peear and Susan Smoke.  All of this from family documents and questionnaires on file at New England Historic Society.  James and Susan Wedge lived Sheffield, Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada and I have lots of research on neighboring Wedges but very little on the Peears. 

Laurie Lee [email protected] Am searching for Hermine Pare, b. abt 1864 in Canada. Her parents were Napoleon and Margaret Pare, both from Canada. Hermine was my ggrandfather, Noe Demers. 1st wife. They had (3rd child) Maximim Demers, born 1887 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Thanks

Joyce Parr Blevins [email protected] Marion George Parr b abt 1817 in Nelson County, Va. married to Eliza V. Hill b abt. 1824 in July 1844. They moved to Botetourt County, Virginia and had five known children: Mary A. Parr, Martha A. Parr, James W. Parr, Climentine A. Parr, and George W. Parr. Looking for any information on Marion and Eliza parents, death and burial and death and burial of George W. Parr all in Botetourt County, Va. Think Marion died around 1870 Eliza after 1880 and George W. after 1907 and before 1910. Thanks 

Kent Loosemore [email protected] Looking for ancestry of Margaret Paire born abt. 1848 (believe in Canada) she was the daughter of Michael Paire and Margaret O'Rourke but that is where I stop. Margaret married Thomas Loosemore who was born in 1842. That is the extent of my information except that Margaret and Thomas had several children in Ontario, Canada.

Linda Perry [email protected] Searching for any Ga. connections beginning with Marcus W. Parr, born 1812. His line back to William in Va. 1700s.

[email protected] I am looking for information on Joseph PARE and his wife, Marie-Rose POULIN. The only thing I know about them are the names of their children. They are:
1) Jean PARE - married Hermine VACHON
2) Sophie PARE - married Louis VACHON
3) Marie-Rosalie PARE - married Joseph VACHON
4) Helene PARE - married Etienne VACHON
5) Guillaume PARE - married Angelique POMERLEAU
I guess the only other family in town was the VACHON's. Can someone help with information on Joseph PARE and Marie-Rose POULIN? Since their children were all born between 1798 & 1812, in St. Joseph de Beauce, Quebec, I know they lived there during that time, but I don't know where they were born, or died, or anything else.

Bob Colbert [email protected] Mary Catherine Peer was my Great-Great-Great Grandmother, she was born around 1827 in Virginia. She married Robert J. Colbert in 1845 in Virginia or West Virginia. They moved to Pennsylvania in the mid 1850's. If you have any knowledge of Mary or Robert, please let me know. Thank you.

Sherry Gritzbaugh [email protected] Pear is one of my lines. My ancestor was Margaret Pear. I have also found the name spelled Pehr. My line was of German descent. My ancestor Margaret married George Feazel and came to Louisiana about 1811. Before that they were in Hawkins County, TN and Shenandoah Co., Va. & Bedford Co. Va. Margaret and George Feazel settled in Union Parish, La. on the Lincoln Parish line. Margaret was the daughter of Phillip Pehr/Pear/Pair, who was born in the state of Rhode Island. He migrated first to Albany, New York. Thanks

J. T. Smith [email protected] Please change the email address shown in my inquiry re: JESSE PARR from [email protected] to [email protected].  Thanks 

Mary [email protected] My ancestor is Mary PEAR. The name has apparently sometimes been spelled Pier and Peer. Mary PEAR, b. 1797, d. April 19, 1888 in Nassagaweya Twp. Halton County, Ontario, Canada. (Some sources say she was born 1801 in Pennsylvania.) She married Simon DEFOREST II on 16 June 1819 in Halton County, Ontario, Canada. Simon DEFOREST II was b. 5 Mar 1789 (according to calculations from his tombstone. Calculations from his will give a slightly different date.) He is buried in Halton Cemetery #16, Deforest Cemetery, Nelson Twp., Halton County, Ontario, Canada. Simon was the son of Abraham DEFOREST U.E.L. and Elizabeth BOWMAN (Baumann), (dau. of Jacob BOWMAN U.E.L.). I am trying to find my Mary PEAR's birth family. Happy to share.

[email protected] I am seeking info on John Parr and Lydia Litton. They were married 23 Dec 1806 in Lincoln Co., Ky. They eventually moved to Morgan Co., Il and can found on the 1850 Census. John gives his age as 70 and his birthplace as Va. Lydia gives her age as 66 and her birthplace as Va. Any help with these people would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Sherry Nyberg [email protected] Looking for ancestors and info relative to my grandfather, Rene Pare, born July 23, 1907 in St. Martin Beauce, Quebec Canada. Father was Joseph Pare and mother was Marie LaBreque.  Rene lived in the US for some time with my grandmother, Mary Octavia Thibodeau. At some point they separated and Rene moved back to Quebec. In 1959 Rene lived at Lake Megantic, Quebec and worked for Megantic Mgf. Co. in Megantic. Rene died on March 9, 1973 in the Sherbrooke Quebec area. Rene at some point married Gertrude ?, who is still alive somewhere in Quebec. My grandfather was Rene PARE, born in St. Martin Beauce, Quebec, Canada. His father was Joseph Pare, and his mother was Maria LaBre(o)que. Rene was born on July 23, 1907. Rene was a log scaler, and lived in the Winnipeg Manitoba area (1920's)and the Port Arthur Ontario area (early 1930's to 1935 - now known as Thunder Bay, Ontario). Rene lived and worked down in the USA, and then moved back into Quebec, where he lived in the Lake Megantic, Quebec area, working for Megantic Mfg. Co. in 1959. Rene married Gertrude?, and prior to their union, Rene lived with my grandmother, Mary Octavia Thibodeau. Rene and Mary had at least two children, and son and daughter, both of whom were put up for adoption in the 1920's (my father and my aunt).  ANY info would be appreciated.

Joyce Parr Blevins [email protected] Cannot find any information on my gggrandfather and grandmother or my ggrandfather. Marion G. Parr, Nelson County, Va. married on 7-27-1844 Eliza V. Hill, one child only child?? George Parr b Botetourt or Rockbridge Co, Va. 1857 married Nannie (Nancy) Holt b 1866, on 8-13-1883 in Botetourt at the home of Chas Britt. 

Don Ingram [email protected] My grandfather's, Alexander Paree was born in either France or Belgium in 1867 and, for some reason, changed his name to Perry at the time of his marriage. Do you have any additional information? 

Betty Vawters [email protected] I am Betty Pair Vawters daughter of Anice Jewel James and James Hyram Pair. My sisters and I are on a quest for ancestors and we have some information to share. We will be going to Oklahoma next week to find some of the Parr's part of the Pair family. Our gr gr grandfather was Roland Pair gr grandfather Franklin Pair and grandfather Arvin Pair - all lived and died around Limestone county, TX. 

Carmen Boyd [email protected] Does anyone have a transcription of the will of either John Pair/Pare who died in Wake Co, NC and married 1st unknown and then 2nd Martha House or his father John Pare who married Susannah or William Pare? If so, could you please post them to the list or send them to me? I had tried unsuccessfully to obtain a copy of John Pare in Wake County several years ago and just now realized I didn't have it. If wills are available for John who married Susannah or William, did they come from Sussex Co? I am putting together a booklet for my cousins at Christmas and wanted to include John's will. Any help is appreciated. Thanks! Carmen

Chuck Chambers [email protected] Looking for the parents of Elizabeth Pair who married William T Amason on 27 Dec 1860 in Montgomery Co., Alabama. Known children are Ella, Laura, Susie, and Wm C. Amason. They moved to Texas by 1879 where Elizabeth is thought to have died.

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Elizabeth PARR, born 1830, Richland County, SC, m. Elihu BATES(b. 1820) there Dec. 1847. They moved to Autauga County Alabama in 1853.  She d. 1891, he in 1895. Who were Elizabeth Parr's parents? I have the Richland County estates and wills of a John and Mary Parr, and they do not mention her.

Charles Hughes [email protected] I'm looking for more information on Francis Marion R. Parr the son of James L. Pair and Seriah Elizabeth Pair of Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. Francis was born about 1831 possibly in South Carolina. He married Mary A. Rebecca Beard on September 16, 1856 in Carroll County, Georgia. He died in a hospital during the Civil War. He and Mary had three known children. William R. Parr b.about1858, James M. Parr b. about April of 1860 and Elizabeth Nancy Ann Melinda Parr born February18, 1863. I found burial of some brothers of Francis at Milford Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia. I can't find any info on his sons. Any help is appreciated. Will gladly share any other info I have.

Helen Robertson Hopkins [email protected] My great-grandfather was Richard Pair, who could be the Rich O., son of Rowland Pair, listed on the 1860 census for Limestone County, Texas. Richard Pair married my great-grandmother Duane Hines. They lived in Limestone County, Navarro County, and maybe Hill County also. He died fairly young and I believe he is buried in the Delia Cemetery (according to my Father), I have not found an official record of that. I really know nothing else about him. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. 

Don Ingram [email protected] For some time I have been trying to find information about my grandfather's family. All that I know for sure is that his name was Alexander Paree [which may have been Pare]. He was born in France in l867 and came to US in l870's. Old folks have told me that he had a sister [name unknown] who eventually migrated to Calif. This, of course, may not have happened. As for the rest of his family, I remain ignorant. My hope is that I might find someone who has a missing Alexander in their family tree.

Elizabeth Leinhaas [email protected] Do you have info on Pare family of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia? Specifically, William Pare, d.1751; John Pare, b.c1735; and Marcus Pair, b.1767,d.1839. m. Celia Booth 29 Nov 1791. Appreciate any help you can give. 

Ray Hemby [email protected] I don't have a lot on Anna M. Pair. We think she was born about 1822 and maybe in Indiana. But no one knows for sure. (that brick wall again) She was married to a Jonathan Hemby, born about 1822 in Missouri, died 8/15/1862 in Lamar Co. TX. We think he and his brother were hung for being union sympathizers. Their children were: Amanda b 1854 d 1909 in Texas, Miraim b 1856 d 1882 in Texas, William Ed. b 1856 d 1931 in Texas, Jack H. (Houston) b 1822 d 1929, in Texas and John Z. (Zachary) no dates. Hope you can tie some of this together, I have been at the wall too as far as finding anything on Jack H. or Anna M. Let me know if you can make anything of this.

Evelyn Manning [email protected] I am looking for a connection from my James family into the Pear&McAlister families of Erath Co TX before 1878 does this ring any bells? My Mother's Aunt Mary James Boarders said there were Pears and McCalisters buried in Upper Greens Creek where my Grt Grandparents (all four of them) and a child (James) that were related to our James. Off and on over the years I have looked for them! One grt Aunt wrote a letter stating Jesse James (yes him) was staying with them when he was accused a robbery and I have been looking for that connection also. Just before my Step Dad died I had found two cousins (Christmans) that had the same stories that I have in my family from my Grandpa. Now different branch, same blood line James family were and some still are Tom Greene Co, TX Mills Co, TX anyhow I traced both lines from TN to Van Zandt Co, TX arriving just years apart!

Ginger Leftwich [email protected] My grandfather's name was George I Pair and my Grandmother's name was Sarah Elizabeth Badgood. My dad was living in Charleston SC in 1942. The only other information I have is that Daddy had a sister name Ruth and one named Ann and a brother named George. Since my folks are both dead, and they divorced when I was very young, I do not know much else. I did get my grandparents names from the SS# application daddy filled out in 1942 when he was 15.

Joanne Haley [email protected] Elizabeth was born around 1765 we believe in Va. Her Middle initial was F. and it could of been Parr or Pair. She died on 7-10-1850 in Franklin Co.Ga. She married James R. Haley (Hailey) in Orange Co. Va. This is what we were told. Some say it was written up Jack Haley but we have never been able to find it. Some say her Father was either Robert or William and the Mother's last name was Christian.  Or it could of been her first. I have never been able to find a Robert Parr. Would you have anything on a Robert or a William or Elizabeth who married a Haley? I found where a Henry Parr was in Franklin Co.Ga. 1790-1830 also a Marcus Parr. There were also a William and Arthur and Mathew and John in Franklin Co.Ga. but we can't fit them with Elizabeth. Would love to read the book on the Pair in Va. People back then spelled them two ways just like Haleys. 

Jean Pair [email protected] Living in Jarratt, Va. Looking for Robert Pair, 1805. Married Susie Browning, lived in NC.

Roberta Henderson [email protected] Do you have any information on Bridges Pair? Bridges was born in either NC or SC, about 1780. In 1800 he was in SC. In Lancaster County. 1800 SC census Lancaster County, page 3. Bridges is my gr gr gr gr grandfather and I have not found any information on his parents. I believe it is either John Pair or Thomas Pair. His son Bridges, Jr. was born in 1805, in either SC or GA. Thanks.

Sandy Nigh [email protected] Looking for Lucian and the other children of Littleton Pair/Pare/Pear of Montgomery Co., ALA.

J. T. Smith [email protected] Jesse Parr was the son of William Parr, Currituck Co NC, mid 1700's. Jesse's four brothers are proven NC Rev. Soldiers. Does anyone have any info about Jesse and the revolution? Seems impossible to come from such a patriotic family and not have provided a dried fish or a sack of corn. Or to have served in the militia. Jesse died about 1810; his wife was Thaney. Thanks, JT

Elayne Pair Gibbons [email protected] Would like to find the names of the ten children of Mial Pair/Parr/Pear b. 1780 NC d. 1821 York Co., SC, and his wife, Sarah Hubbard. One child was Robert W. Pair, I think one was Henry Parr, and another might have been Joshua S. Pair. Can anyone help.

Bsspare [email protected] I am looking for info on my gg grandmother, Panthea H. Parr. She was born in Tennessee abt 1826, married Joseph M. Stafford on March 14, 1849 and had 10 children. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Judy Spaulding [email protected] Am hoping to find name of mother to my grandmother Tinsie Pair b. 1876 prob AL area. Tinsie (supposedly half Cherokee) married Walter E. Watts (my grandfather) in 1894 Winston Co AL. Tinsie's father is George Pair (1847-1907), buried in Moreland Cem. in Curry, AL. George later remarried 1894 to Nancy Scott in Winston Co AL. Her full name was Mary Ida Tinsie Pair, sometimes spelled "Tinsey". Very much appreciate any assistance.

Elaine [email protected] I have a grandma named Annie Pear, but when I started digging, I learned that my grandmother was really Anna Hruska, a Bohemian immigrant in abt. 1868. 
Elayne: I suggested Elaine find out what Hruska means in Bohemian, and her answer is one we can all learn from.
Elaine: A visiting Czech student wrote me that Hruska translates directly into Pear and that Peary may refer to the feminine of Pear as does Hruskova to Hruska as used by Czech women. My family is from Chicago, having migrated there from Bohemia. I found the wedding of my grandparents in August 1879 at St. John Nepomucene Roman Catholic Church in Chicago. Anna Hruska married Michael Slepicka. The Slepicka name loosely translated to hen in Czech and my grandfather's family was also known as Chicken. My father actually legally changed his name to Chicken. I am digging through information trying to connect with the Hruska and Slepicka families in Chicago. If you have any information, I would be forever grateful. 

Anita Schultz [email protected] Need any and all information re: Jacob Pare, born 1790(?), Northampton County, VA. Jacob Pare, born 1806(?), married to Mary. Was 54 in 1860, she was 49. Ella Pare, born Oct. 9, 1859. My great grandmother. John Pare, born 1848(?) married Letitia Smith, Atchison, KS. Any help appreciated. 

Coralee [email protected] Do you know of any PEARS, coming through Canada about 1895 to 1900. I don't know much. He was my grandfather. I think his name was Edward. He came from either London or Scotland. Mother was born in Detroit in 1902 but her sister was born in London about 1895. They came 1st to Toronto and then to Detroit. He died in Toronto about 1923. Mother died last year. She wrote down some notes but we haven't found them yet. 

Doris Newton [email protected] Arabelle Parr born about 1860 Father William Parr Mother Margaret Bea. Is there anyone that have these Parrs in their list? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Larry Parr [email protected] Does anyone have proof of the parents of Benjamin Parr born Sept.1, 1761 in Morris Co. NJ. His brothers were probably John and Matthias. Family tradition has it that a Mathias Parr was his father. Along with his brother they moved to Wilkes Co NC and Benjamin and his wife moved on to Ga. Would like to correspond with anyone of this line.

Beverly Mobley [email protected] Oscar Parr died 1-11-1943. He married Mary Susan Waters, 11/23/1878 - 10/8/1942. They are buried in Danville, KY at Shawnee Run Baptist Cemetery. Thank you.

Tracey [email protected] My 10th G Granddad was a William Birch, he married my 10th g Grandma Mary PARR in Skipton Yorkshire in the very early 1600's. Mary was born in Skipton. 

Jeannie [email protected] My great-grandmother, Louella (Anna) Parr, 1856 - 1943, is buried in Alvord, Wise Co., TX. She married William Lafayette Magers. They lived in Wise Co., TX. William Lafayette was from Lincoln Co., TN, but I don't know where he and Louella were married.  One of their sons, Oda Roy, was born in Woodbine, TX, an extinct town, but I believe it was in Cooke Co. William Lafayette and Louella's other children were Mary E. (Annie), Asa Israel, Mary B. (died as a child), Isabell, Myrtle, Lura, and Clyde Vernon. I don't know Louella's parents or siblings. Any information greatly appreciated.

Phyllis [email protected] My gr gr gr gr grandfather was John E. Parr of Virginia. His father was John E. Sr. John , Jr. was in the 3rd and 7th Reg. of Va. during the Rev. War. I have only his wife's first name of Miriam, and do not know her maiden name. They lived in Patricks Co. Va.  Would like additional info on this family. Thank you.

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