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Hartwell Philips

Hartwell Philips
 
Born:          about 1741, Surry County, VA
 
Died:          about 1801, near Tarboro, Edgecomb County, NC
 
Married:     first:       m. Feb. 1762 Jan Hancock, b. 15 Aug 1741
                   second: by 1772 Feraby Jones

Hartwell was a brother of Joseph Phillips who was born in 1726 and moved to the Nashville TN area in 1791.  He was apparently the youngest of the sons of John Philips who was born and died in Surry County VA. 

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Jane Hancock, daughter of John Hancock married in February, 1762 in Sussex County, Hartwell Philips, son of John Phillips and Martha Crafford, and grandson of Mary Swann. Hartwell had inherited land in Southampton County and Surry County from his father. They went to Edgecombe County, North Carolina, where Jane died and Hartwell married Fereby Jones, daughter of James Jones who died in Halifax in 1778.  Jane’s children were Rebecca Philips who married about 1801-05, John Hancock, and Mary Philips who married Benjamin Clary of Sussex.

Hartwell Philips and his wife had the following issue based on his will below:

Children with Jane Hancock:

 

MARY PHILIPS who married BENJAMIN CLARY of Sussex VA

REBEKAH PHILIPS who married JOHN HANCOCK between 1801 and 1805 

 

Children with Fereby Jones:

 

FREDERICK PHILIPS

JANE PHILIPS

OLIVE WEEKS

ELIZABETH PHILIPS

Will of Hartwell Philips
 

FROM: Estate Records of Edgecomb Co., NC 1730-1820 by Joseph W. Watson

PHILIPS, HARTWELL; accounts of sales by Exum Philips, Jr., and Frederick Philips, exrs., Dec 18 and 19, 1801, and jan 15, Feb 20, and Apr 19, 1802. F. Philips was the principle buyer and Olive Philips, Jean Philips, Jane Philips, Elizabeth Philips, Elizabeth Philips, Jr., Exum Philips, Sr., and Exum Philips, Jr. were buyers, May Ct. 1802. Inventory taken by Fred'rk Philips, Exum Philips, Jr., and Exum Philips, Sr., exrs., Oct 15, 1801, Nov Ct. 1802.  Account of sale of part of the property by Fred'rk Philips, exr., June 19, 1802, Feb Ct. 1804.  Account current with Fred'rk Philips, exr., Feb. Ct. 1804. Division of money arising from the estate among the lawful representatives, namely, MARY CLARY, REBEKAH HANCOCK, FREDERICK PHILIPS, JANE PHILIPS, OLIVE WEEKS, AND ELIZABETH PHILIPS, Sept 28, 1805, Nov Ct.

 

Sale of negroes agreeable to the will, to be divided among the four children of HIS last wife, February

Court 1807. Account current with Frederick PHILIPS and Exum Philips, exrs. February Court 1807. Account current of the heirs of his wife with Frederick Philips, exr., August Court 1807.

 

Looking at records left behind by Hartwell and his father we can begin to clarify how they spelled their last name, both in VA and NC.  I have made every attempt to capture the spelling as it appears in the original records and where they are not available, I have reported the names as they were spelled by the person who transcribed the original records.  I have also attempted to make the source of any record I show available in a link or at least back to the source I used.

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Ancestry.com. Washington, past and present : a history [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.

Original data: Washington, past and present : a history. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1930-1932.

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Southside Virginia Families, Volume 2

By John Bennett Boddie, Published 1956, Pages 350-356

       Hartwell Philips, youngest son of John Philips (2) of Surry. As Hartwell Philips of Surry County, Va., he m. (1) Jane Hancock, daughter of John Hancock, Sussex County, M. B. dated 2-24-1762. (Col.Surry-p.230). He m.(2) in N.C. Pheraby Jones. The will of James Jones of Halifax County, N.C., probated Nov. 1778, W. B. w, 86, mentions wife Sarah, sons John, Frederick and Albrittain and daughters Feraby Philips and Ann Hancock. Soon after his first marriage Hartwell Philips moved to Edgecomb Co. , N.C. On 10-11-1763 he purchased land on the north side of Swift Creek and Tar River. (Edgecombe D.I3. "C", p.82. ) On 5-19-1764 Hartwell Philips and Jane his wife of Edgecombe County, N.C. sold 230 acres of land in Surry to Anthony Diggs. (Surry D.B. 1760-1769, p.212). On 3-20-1764 Hartwell Philips sold toJohn Warren 265 acres originally granted to Robert Savidge in 1682 and transferred to John Philips 2-16-1719, the father of sd. Hartwell and devised to Hartwell by will. Hartwell Philips acquired large holdings of land in Edgecombe County and died in Oct. 1801. His will was probated in Nov. 1801, Edgecombe W.I3. "D", p.133. The executors were sons Frederick and two kinsmen Exum Philips and Exum Philips, Jr.

     Issue of Hartwell Philips. It is very probable that his daughter Mary was by his first wife.

                    I.            Mary Philips. She m. Benjamin Clary of Sussex County, Va. who was related to the Hancock family. As Mary Clary of Sussex County, Va. , she deeded her share in her father's estate in 1815. (Edgecombe,D.B. 15, p. 200).

                  II.            Rebecca Philips m. John Hancock and d. August 1809. No record of issue.

                III.            Frederick Philips - of whom later.

                IV.            Olive Philips, born 1779, died March 15, 1848. She married a Mr. Weeks of Edgecombe County and died without issue.

                  V.            John Hartwell Philips, died Feb.2, 1804 while a student at the University of N.C.

                VI.            Benjamin Philips, died unmarried March, 1800.

              VII.            Jean Philips, died unmarried March, 1816.

            VIII.            Elizabeth Philips, m. John Evans. Only issue: Frederick Philips Evans, m. February 13, 1834, Arabella, daughter of Gen. Joseph ARRINGTON and moved south.

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The below land in Surry County VA was willed to son HARTWELL by John Phillips about 1758 and then sold by Hartwell who had moved to the Tarboro area of Edgecomb County NC about 1750.  Notice the spelling of Phillips in these records with two "L"s while most records of this family later in Edgecomb NC spell the name with one "L" as shown below.

 

Surry County Virginia Deeds,1684-1733, 1694 - 1709

pg. 264  5 Mar 1702   

Charles Savage, planter, and wife Elizabeth Savage to JOHN PHILLIPS for 6000 pounds tobacco... 220 acres more or less  bounded by Samuel Thompson, Nicholas Sessoms [Sessums]… branch bet sd Savage and  Joseph Richardson

Wit.  William Drew and John Simmons                        Charles Savidge

Rec. 2 Mar 1702                                                        Elizabeth (X) Savidge 

 

Note: This should read 270 acres- not 220. Either transcribed wrong or a typo by transcriber. Per Debra Anderson, the microfilm copy of the original deed reads 270 acres.

 

This also agrees with the 1704 Quit Rents list for Surry Co. which showed John Phillips with 270 acres.   Click on this link to see the reference.

 

 26 Aug. 1766  Surry Co. Deed Book 8  1760-69

HARTWELL PHILLIPS and wife Jane Phillips of Edgecomb Co. in North Carolina to Anthony Digge of Surry County for 30 pounds current money-270 acres bounded by a former corner of Samuel Thompson and Nicholas Sessoms and a branch formerly between Charles Savage and Joseph Richardson.

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As noted above, when Hartwell Philips moved to Edgecomb County NC near Tarboro he spelled his last name with one "L" as shown in this Federal Census record from 1790.

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John Philips' Will

 

John Philips 1758 will states:  “I give to my Son HARTWELL my Plantation in Southampton County containing Three hundred and Twenty Acres

 

The land grant below was issued in 1746 to John Philips in the Isle of Wight.  Note that his last name was spelled with one “L” in the original hand written record.

 

I believe the location of the land in this grant is adjoining the John Branch grant below and thus located on the south side of Lightwood Swamp.

Link to original hand written land grant

 

 Philips, John.

28 August 1746.

Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.

Location: Isle of Wight County.

Description: 320 acres on the South side of the main Blackwater. Beg.g &c. in Etheldred Taylor’s line and adjoining John Branch.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 25, 1745-1747, p. 210 (Reel 23).

Link to original hand written land grant

 

 Branch, John.

5 September 1723.

Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.

Location: Isle of Wight County.

Description: 100 acres on the south side of the Lightwood Swamp.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 11, 1719-1724, p. 259 (Reel 10).

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 John Philips 1758 will further states:  "I give to my son Hartwell the Plantation where I now dwell."
 
I believe John Philips was living on the 265 acres he purchased from Lovelace Savidge (Savage) in 1719 as follows and he lived on the main swamp of Lawnes Creek.
 

The John Bennett Boddie book, Southside Virginia Families, states:  “On 2-19-1719 he (John Philips, with one “L”) purchased 265 acres on the main Swamp of Lawnes Creek from Lovelace Savidge.  (Surry B. 1715-255).”

 

The Boddie reference agrees with the following deed in 1719 in which Lovelace Savidge, the son of Robert Savage, sold 265 acres to John Philips, spelled with two "L"s .

 

Surry County Virginia Deeds,1684-1733 and other court papers,   1715 - 1730

 pg. 255  16 Feb 1719   Loveless Savidge Planter of Surry CO  [Indenture also signed by wife, Sarah Savidge], to JOHN PHILLIPSs... 265 acres near a parcel surveyed for Charles Savidge and bounded by Mr. Samuel Thompson , This Land being formerly granted to Robert Savidge on 20 Apr 1682 and being given by will of sd Robert Savage to sd Loveless Savidge.

Wit.  Robert Ruffin and William Drew                               Loveless Savidge

Rec. 17 Feb 1719                                                             Sarah Savidge

 

The original hand written version of this land Land Patent can be seen by clicking on this link.  A Tif viewer add-on for your browser is required.

 

Savage, Robert.

Publication 20 April 1682.

Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.

Location: County location not given.

 Description: 265 acres near a parcel of Land Surveyed for Charles Savage.

 Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 137 (Reel 7).

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John Philips 1758 will further states:  “I give to my Son HARTWELL the land on Bold Robin Branch in the county of Surry.

This land appears to be adjacent the above home of John Philips on the main swamp of Lawnes Creek.

In 1702 Charles Savage sold 270 acres to John Philips.  While the information below states is was for 220 acres, Debra Anderson viewed the microfilm of the original hand written deed and it states 270 acres.  This agrees with the Quit Rents of Virginia, 1704 by Annie Laurie Wright Smith which shows 270 acres for a John Phillips, with two "LL"s, in Surry County. 
 

Surry County Virginia Deeds,1684-1733, 1694 - 1709

pg. 264 5 Mar 1702 Charles Savage, planter, and wife Elizabeth Savage to JOHN PHILLIPS for 6000 pounds tobacco... 220 acres(270 acres on the original document) more or less bounded by Samuel Thompson, Nicholas Sessoms [Sessums]… branch bet sd Savage and Joseph Richardson

Wit. William Drew and John Simmons Charles Savidge

Rec. 2 Mar 1702 Elizabeth (X) Savidge

 

It's likely this land was part of a 570 acre Grant that Charles Savage obtained in 1682 a part of which is copied below.

 

The original hand written version of this land Land Patent can be seen by clicking on this link.  A Tif viewer add-on for your browser is required.

 

Savage, Charles.

20 April 1682.

 Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.

 Location: Surry County.

  Description: 570 acres on the Blackwater branches, in the lower parish. Beginning and extending a corner tree betwuxt Major Marriotts land now in the possession of Samuel Thompson and Nicholas Sessums.

  Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 136 (Reel 7).

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