Slaves in My Parham Family

1. Andrew Parham   {married}   Nancy Revis (or Reavis)
– One can reasonably assume that Andrew Parham resided, and may have been born, on the Asa Parham Plantation, where his daughter Sally Parham was born about 1831.
– Nancy Revis (or Reavis) could have lived on any of a number of the Reavis properties throughout Granville County, some of them adjacent to Parham properties – or – she may have been bought by a Parham and moved to the Asa Parham property.

Their Child: 2. Sally Parham (b. about 1831 – d. Feb. 18, 1937)    {married}     Harry Parham
– Sally Parham was born on the Asa Parham Plantation at Tabbs Creek, in Granville County, North Carolina.
– Harry Parham lived on the Albert Parham Plantation, adjoining the Asa Parham place.

It is unknown at this time whether Sally and Harry had any children. If anyone has any information in regards to this person or her descendants, please contact me.

Source information:
1. Former Slave Narrative of Sally Parham that appeared in States Progress newspaper, about 1933.
2. Death certificate of Sally Parham, dated Feb. 18, 1937. Sally Parham was buried at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Granville County, North Carolina; her grave is unmarked. See Below.

Sallie Parham Death Certificate 02-18-1937

Death certificate of Sallie Parham, who was born a slave on Asa Parham’s plantation in Granville County, North Carolina, and died at the age of about 106 in the County Home in nearby Oxford, NC


3 responses to “Slaves in My Parham Family

  • dcreavis

    Nancy Reavis referenced could possibly have been the slave named “Nancey” deeded in 1838 by Samuel Reavis to Asa Parham, who married Samuel’s daughter, Delia Hawkins Reavis:

    Reavis, Samuel to Asa Parham [his son-in-law]. “…woman Betty and her six children and the said girl Nancey and her further increase…” (DOG-1838, p. 44, book 9).

    The Parhams are mentioned in my Historical Novel, “Upon These Steps,” which is about the Reavis Family.

    • Grace

      This is wonderful. Thank you!! Question: Which courthouse did you find this record? Franklin or Granville? Or elsewhere?

      I will find your book and I look forward to reading it!!

  • dcreavis

    “DOG” is Deeds of Granville County. In Samuel Reavis’s Estate Papers of 1854, he left 34 slaves to his heirs. Five were left to Asa Parham (husband of Delia): Eatan – $1,000; Mary & 2 children – $850; and Sally – $300. The book’s website, which is about the Reavis Family during the Civil War, is http://www.UponTheseSteps.com . One chapter describes the 17 slaves of Lewis Reavis being set free on January 1, 1863 upon the steps of the Reavis homeplace.

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