I am a descendant of the chaires from leon county. From what I know the Chaires Family is not African-American. I also do not know any of the Chaires family that lives in New York. I am from Green H. Chaires and most of that family in still in Florida. If you know more about the Chaires family please share I love to here about them. My great-grandmother is the oldest Chaires I know that is still living. She is 96.