Thomas Harrison Pherigo was my great grandfather. He was the son of Martin and Maryann Carpenter Pherigo and lived in Putnam County MO.
He was married and had 3-5 children and got divorced and married Alice Lewis. Together Thomas Harrison and Alice had 5 children. Alma, Freddie, Dolly, Willie, Velma and Veve. Alice had one son, Ira Richmond, from a previous marriage.
My grandmother was Velma Pherigo Kellum.She was the last of her siblings and she past away in November 1995.
All of the information I have, I have from spending hours with my grandma and asking questions. I often asked what origin Pherigo was, but she did not know. She said her dad used to claim to be part Indian but she was never sure.
I would like to share information I have and to learn what each of you have discovered. Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org .