1871 Nell Phares Pharis Tintype CDV Photo, Geddes, Onondaga County NY
On reverse: "Nell Pharis, May 15, 1870, Geddes, N.Y." is handwritten in old period pencil. Photo type: Tintype in CDV Carte de Visite paper sleeve embossed with "Potter's Patent, March 7, 1863" which would have been the year the US Patent was issued for this widely used paper photo sleeve. This date is during the American Civil War.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
In the 19th century, Nell can be one of the nicknames for the forename Ellen. In much research, we believe strongly that this photo is of Ellen Phares of Geddes, born in 1843 or 1844, and the daughter of John Young Phares & Elvira Phares.
Here is her genealogy:
Ellen E. Phares born 1843 or 1844 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY
Death 1929 at aged 85–86 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY
Buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Westvale, Onondaga County, New York.
Note: Westvale is about 4 miles from Geddes, and in the town boundaries of Geddes. It is east of Fairmount and southwest of Solvay, and a suburb of Syracuse NY to the east.
Father: John Youngs Phares 1810–1894 (early Geddes family)
(son of early Geddes settler Simeon Phares and brother to Isaac & Andrew)
Mother: Elvira Shepard Phares 1808–1884 (born in Massachusetts according to Ellen in 1910 census)
Charles Andrew Phares, unknown date of birth, died 1854
Frances C. Phares 1836–1903
Simon S. Phares 1838–1918
James Henry Phares 1840–1925
Orlando J. Phares 1848–1928
Alson Dwight Pharesm1849–1919
Joseph Myron Phares 1851–1910
Etta A. Phares 1855–1944
History of the town of Geddes from New York: Onondaga's Centennial Onondaga's centennial: Gleanings of a Century by Dwight H. Bruce (editor) published by the Boston History Co. 1896, Vol. II: "Simeon Phares was a soldier of the Revolution and located at Geddes in 1803. He was a brother of Andrew Phares, who settled in Salina NY. Simeon built a log house on the site of the Lake Shore House, and lived there until his death about the year 1820. His wife was Anna, daughter of James Lamb, the pioneer tavernkeeper. Simeon Phares engaged in salt-making with Thomas Orman, another Salina pioneer. Orman used to go back and forth, as others doubtless did, between Geddes and Salina in a canoe, and the place where he habitually moored his craft near the site of the present pump house, was then called "Orman's Landing." John Y. Phares, who is still living at Geddes, son of Simeon, was born August 22, 1810, and was the second child born at Geddes, and has always lived there, doing business as a shoemaker. He learned his trade with John Sanborn, who was the first resident shoemaker in the place. Andrew Phares, a brother of John Y., also learned the shoemaker's trade and died at South Onondaga. But long before he began shoemaking he taught either the first or the second school at Geddes, in a log house that stood near the site of the present school house. John Y. Phares was geddes town trustee in 1855.
Also from the book above: Isaac Pharis came to Geddes in 1811 while young and afterwards married Lavina Root. He subsequently bought a lot on Emerson avenue (formerly Orchard street), and spent his life there. He died July 14, 1845, aged forty-nine years. His sons were Charles E. Pharis, Isaac R. Pharis, Mills P. Pharis, and Sheldon P. Pharis.
Isaac Phares 1796–1845 died in Geddes, Onondaga, New York.
His siblings were:
John Young Phares 1810–1894
Andrew Phares 1812–1900
Martha E Phares born 1819
This is a beautiful old original Victorian era Phares or Pharis family signed genealogy CDV photo. It is a side profile of nell, who wears a black silk Victorian era choker, and has curled thick hair. She would be age 28 years old in this shot.
The spelling as Phares / Pharis seems to be used interchangeably in census records and also in final cemetery records on gravestones, which we find so interesting, even within one family known to be related. Nell's photo was found in Madison County, New York. This is an important DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons of the American Revolutionary War family.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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