Cheryl, my Dad is Joseph F. Phifer; his father was Joseph Phifer, his mother, Emma Speaker (Spieker). His father was Joseph Phifer (Fifer), his mother, Rachel Lovett. His father was John Phifer (Fifer), his mother Elizabeth. I am unable to tie them into the North Carolina and Virginia Phifers. New Jersey is the only state in which they show up in the census. I wish I could help you. I wish even more that you could help me, as I am totally stuck.