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Philips Lineage

My Philips Ancestors

An attempt has been made to reflect the correct spelling of Phillips with two “L”s or Philips with one “L” as my line of Philips spell their name with one “L”.

Larry Feldhaus, January 2011

 

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My Ancesterial Lineage to the Philips Family

 

         My mother is Margaret Martha Holthouse, born 22 Feb 1913 in Jonesboro AR and died 27 May 2001 in Houston TX. 

22 years between birth dates

         Her mother is Nelle Frances Williams, born 29 Oct 1891 in Jonesboro AR and died 10 Oct 1973 in Lawrenceburg TN at 82 years of age.

32 years between birth dates

         Her father is Edward Heath Williams, born 20 Apr 1859 near Luxora AR and died 15 Nov 1901 in Jonesboro TN at 42 years of age of pheumonia.

33 years between birth dates

         His father is James Harm Williams, born 15 Jan 1826 in Nashville TN and died 12 Jan 1893 near Luxora AR at 67 years of age.

27 years between birth dates.

         His motheris Margaret (Peggy) Thomas Philips, born 30 Sept 1799 near Nashville and died 14 Apr 1844 near Nashville 45 years of age.

36 years between birth dates.

         Her father is Joseph D. Philips, born 31 Oct 1763 near Tarboro NC and died 22 May 1822 near Nashville TN at 59 years of age.

 

I have absolutely no doubt about the above facts as I have researched them all and verified them without doubt.  However, beyond this point I have to rely on published information that may or may not be factual. 

 

37 years between birth dates

         I believe his father is Capt. Joseph D. Philips, born 6 Nov 1726  in Surry County VA and died 1784 near Tarboro NC at 58 years of age.

28 years between birth dates

         I believe his father is John Philips who was born about 1698 (based on the Boddie Southside Virginia Families book) in Surry County VA and died about 1759 in Surry county VA 61 years of age.  

27 years between birth dates

         I believe his father is William Philips who was born about 1671 (based on his first appearance in the Lawnes Creek Parish Tithing List for Surry County VA) in VA and died about 1721 in Surry County VA at 83 years of age.

 

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Capt. Joseph D. Philips, born 6 Nov 1726  in Surry County VA and died 1784 near Tarboro NC at 58 years of age.

 

The book Southside Virginia Families, Volume 2, By John Bennett Boddie, Published 1956, Pages 350-356  has a section on the Philips, with one “L”, that says Joseph Philips who married Sarah Exum is the son of John Philips and he moved to Edgecombe Co. NC before his death where he owned land on the south side of Swift Creek which I know to be located NW of Tarboro NC.

 

Joseph Philips, son of John Philips (2). Joseph Philips married Sarah Exum, Southampton M.B. dated 1-19-1759. She was the daughter of John Exum of Isle of Wight Co. He moved to Edgecombe County, N.C. before his death. The will of John Exum was probated in Edgecombe in 1775 and mentions daughter Sarah Philips. It is erroneously stated in "17th Century Isle of Wight Co. p.455, that this daughter Sarah m. Etheldred Philips. Joseph Philips appears to have moved to North Carolina in 1750. On 11-20-1750 he purchased 162 acres on the south side of Swift Creek from Thomas Exum, Edgecombe D. B. 4, 204. From 1760-61, he received several grants (Book D, p.461, 463, 466) and in 1763 purchased a tract from Jesse Nichols. (Book C, p.5). The will of Joseph Philips, dated 11-6-1779 and probated 1783, Edgecombe W.B. "B", p. 147, mentions sons Etheldred, Exum, Mathew, Benjamin, and Joseph, daughters Sarah and Martha and his lands and mill on Swift Creek and his lands on Tar River.

       Joseph Philips and Sarah Exum had issue:

  1. Joseph Philips, born 10-31-1763, died 5-22-1822 m.1785  Milberry Horn (1764-1851) of Edgecombe Co. Descendants given in The Battle Book, p.341. They removed to Tennessee and settled a plantation called "Sugar Tree Grove" 6 miles from Nashville.
  2. Benjamin Philips - settled near Nashville, Tenn. - untraced.
  3. Mathew Philips - no record.
  4. Sarah Philips - untraced.
  5. Martha Philips - untraced.
  6. Exum Philips, died November 1802. His will probated Edgecombe W. B. "D", p. 152 mentions daughter Polly, sons Mathew, James, Joseph, and Thomas Philips and directed that his brothers Joseph and Benjamin Philips, then in Tennessee, settle his sons Mathew and James in that state. Joseph Philips, son of Exum Philips, m. Anne Taylor and left a will in Edgecombe in 1822 leaving an only child Mary Philips.
  7. Etheldred Philips, son of Joseph. The will of Etheldred Philips, dated 12-15-1791, and probated May, 1795, bequeathed his water grist mill on Swift Creek to his sons Exum and Eaton Philips and mentioned "Other sons and daughters" but not by name. He married Jane Lewis, the daughter of Col. Exum Lewis of Edgecombe County and his wife Elizabeth Figures.

              They had issue three children who reached maturity:

1.       Charlotte Philips m. (1) Mr. Gray, (2) John L. Jackson and (3) John D. Ward. She left no living issue.

2.       Figures Philips, m. and left descendants who are untraced.

3.       Exum Philips. He m. Sally Nicholson, sister of Timothy M. Nicholson whose will, probated Nash County, May, 1808, mentions sister Sally Philips and brother-in-law Exum Philips. However, Sally is not mentioned in the will of John Nicholson, father of Timothy. Exum Philips and Sally Nicholson had issue four children: John Philips, died Savanna, Ga. , 1854; Timothy Miles Philips, died unmarried, Griffin, Ga.; Penelope Philips m. Robert H. Halstead of Ga.; and Dr. Etheldred Philips, born Nash County, 1801, died Marianna, Florida, June 29, 1870, attended U.N.C. and practiced medicine in Florida where he married Susan Gautier and had issue three sons. His interesting correspondence with his cousin Dr. James J. Philips of Edgecombe is preserved in the Southern Historical Collection at Chapel Hill, N.C.

 

If you are a member of Ancestry.com you will be able to access the source of the following record on the will of Joseph Philips by clicking on the following link.

 

Notes on Joseph Phililps of Edgecomb Co. NC

 

 Participated in the colonial government of North Carolina.

In his will dated November 6, 1779, and probated in Edgecombe County on November 1784, he left his wife Sarah 8 negroes, houshold goods, plantation utensils, stock of all kinds, and the use of 1064 acres in three tracts of land adjoining his plantation until their son Joseph reached the age of 21. To his son Ethelred he left a negro girl, the 270 acres where he was currently living and the lower part of the adjoining School House Tract. To his son Benjamin he left 700 acres on the south side of the Tar River, a lease plantation, mill and appurtenances, stock and cattle, and a negro girl. To his son Exum he left 660 acres on the south side of Swift Creek, a mare, and 2 cows and calves. To his son Matthew he left 300 acres on the south side of Swift Creek, an adjoining tract, a negro boy, a bay horse, a bed and furniture, 2 cows and calves, 3 ewes and lambs, 2 likely sows and pigs, 20 bbl of corn, 350 weight of pork, half a bu of salt, a plow, a weeding how and an axe.

To his daughter Sarah he left a negro girl and instructions to his executors to purchase a healthy negro, male or female between 6 and 10 years of age, a good horse, and a saddle and bridle. If she chose to take a bay fillly instead, she could have 2 cows, 2 calves, 3 ewes and lambs, 2 sows and pigs, 10 bbl of corn, and furniture, either on her wedding day or or her 21st birthday. To his dauther Martha, he left a negro girl and other property as described for Sarah, as well as a horse, saddle, bridle, furniture, 2 cows, calves, 3 ewes and lambs, 2 sows and pigs, 10 bbl or corn, also on her wedding day or when she turned 21.

To his son Joseph he left 582 acres adjoining the Philips plantation and 2 additional tracts on his 21st birthday, a negro boy, a 9-year-old bay mare, 2 cows and calves, 3 ewes and lambs, 2 sows and pigs, furniture, saddler's tools, 20 bbl of corn, 350 weight of pork, half bu of salt, a plain hoe, and a weeding hoe. In addition, the executors were to purchase for each of the children (except Ethelred) 2 sizeable iron pots, a frying pan, 2 pewter dishes, 2 basons and 6 plates when they received their legacies. To Ethelred, Exum, Matthew and Joseph, he also left 6 acres and a mill on Swift Creek with all appurtenances, lending use to Joseph until his 21st birthday. He also left brandy to be jointly possessed by all sons, lending Joseph's part to his mother Sarah until he came of age.

It was Joseph's final wish that the executors have a good frame house built, 20 feet long and 12 feet wide, on land given by his son Matthew. He then provided for a saddle and bridle for sons Exum, Matthew and Joseph.

I obtained the following the following information about the will of Joseph Philips, with one “L”, from the internet at the link below. 

 

Will of Joseph Philips in Edgecomb Co. NC

 

JOSEPH PHILIPS, inventory taken by Etheldred Philips and Exum Philips, exrs., December 3 and 4, 1784, November Court 1785. Account current with Etheldred Philips, acting exr. Funeral expenses were paid October 24, 1784. Division of money arising from the estate among Benjamin Philips, Exum Philips, Joseph Philips, Sarah Philips, Joseph Sumner and wife and Etheldred Philips, August Court 1789.

 

NANCY PHILIPS, account current with David Philips, admr. Account received as her proportionate share of her father's estate, with William Philips as her former guardian, November Court 1803. Account received as her proportionate share of her father's estate, with William Philips as her former guardian, November Court 1803. Additional account current with the admr., February Court 1804. Division of money arising from the estate equally among the nine claimants, namely, Ann Durden; Benja. Philips, William Philips; Solomon Philips; David Philips; Andrew Philips; Elizabeth Wiggins, wife of Thomas Wiggins; Peggy Gardner, wife of Jonathan Gardner, Junr.; and Hardy Philips, April 28, 1804, May Court 1804.

 

This Capt. Joseph Philips' son is the Joseph Philips in the following reference.

 

Tennessee Records - Tennessee Records and Marriage

Bonds

By Jeannette Tillotson Acklen

 

Joseph Philips

 

Joseph Philips, great-great-great-grandfather of Margaret Chambers-Bouton (Mrs. George Ralph Bouton), Lebanon, Tenn.

 

 Joseph Philips was an early settler, emigrated in 1791 with his wife, Milbrey Horn, from Edgecomb County, N. C., to Davidson County, and settled six miles north of Nashville.  His ancestry for several generations, both paternal and maternal, were natives of Edgecomb Province under the Colonial Government.

 

"Joseph Philips served as guide for the Continental forces and participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain.  Mathew Philips, brother of Joseph Philips, commanded a regiment of troops and died preceding the Battle of Kings Mountain, from an overdraught of water."

 

Joseph Philips served as Justice for Davidson County in 1796.

 

Joseph Philips was born in Edgecomb County, N. C., Oct. 31, 1763;

died in Davidson County, Tenn., May 22, 1832; married, 1785, Milbrey Horn, born in Edgecomb County, N. C., Dec. 4, 1764, daughter of Henry Horn, Jr., second husband of Sarah Battle, Hiliard, widow, died in Davidson County, Tenn., Dec. 19, 1851.

 

      CHILDREN

 

Mary "Polly" Philips, born Sept. 6, 1788, in North Carolina; died in Davidson County, Tenn., April 11, 1813; married April 29, 1804, as first wife of Jesse Wharton.

 

Sarah "Sallie" Philips, born in North Carolina Aug. 1, 1788; died in Davidson County, Tenn., Jan. 19, 1859; married Feb. 11, 1807, William Williams, born April 15, 1776; died March 6, 1862.

 

Rebecca Philips, born in North Carolina April 16, 1790; died in infancy.

 

Martha Philips, born in Davidson County Dec. 11, 1792; married Thomas Martin.

 

Charlotte Philips, born Nov. 25, 1795; drowned in Cumberland River July 23, 1811.

 

Henry Horn Philips, born Sept. 5, 1797; died Oct. 4, 1816; unmarried

 

Margaret "Peggy" Thomas Philips, born Sept. 20, 1799; died 1844; married, 1815, Josiah Fredrick Williams.

 

Joseph Hooper Philips, born Jan. 2, 1803; died in infancy.

  

William Duncan Philips, born June 10, 1804; died June 5, 1879; married, first, 1825, Susan B. Clark; died without issue; married second 1828,

 

Eliza Dwyer, born Aug. 3, 1801, in Ireland; died Nov. 10, 1871.

  

The homestead of Joseph Philips, six miles north of Nashville, Tenn_was known as "Sugar Tree Grove."  He and his family are buried in private burial ground on his home place.

 

Below is a map showing the area north of Tarboro NC where the Philips and the Horn families lived.  It’s above the Tarboro River and below the highway 96 symbol on the map.

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Related Philips in Edgecombe County NC

around 1808

 

The 1790 Census of Edgecombe County, North Carolina shows:

 

BATTLEBORO area (about 6 miles from Swift Creek):  John Sumner, Joseph Sumner, Hartwell Philips, Joseph Philips, Benjamin Philips, Sara Philips and others...

 

SWIFT CREEK, Tar River area:  Etheldred Philips

 

SPEED area (about 4 miles from Swift Creek):  Henry Philips

 

Hartwell Philips

Probably the youngest brother of Joseph Philips who was born 6 Nov 1726.

 

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.

 

Arthur Philips

Probably a brother of Joseph Philips who was born 6 Nov 1726.

 

Edgecombe County Deeds: 

 

DB C-375 Arthur (A) Philips of Edgecombe Co. to WILLIAM KINCHEN of same, Oct. 26, 1765, for 10 pounds Virginia currency a tract of 150 acres on the south bank of White Oak Swamp adjoining David Smith, Jas. Spear, and Thos. Watkins, which land was granted to Arthur Philips by a deed bearing date Dec. 12, 1760.  Wit: Eth'd Exum, Samuel Drewry.

 

DB D-29  WILLIAM KINCHEN of Edgecombe Co. to Joseph Ing of same, Aug. 6, 1768, for 26 / 13 / 4 Proc. money a tract of 175 acres on the south bank of White Oak Swamp adjoining Arthur Philips and James Speir.  This tract was conveyed by Arthur Philips and James Speir to David Smith, who shold it to said WILLIAM KINCHEN.  Wit: Etheldred Exum, John House.

 

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

PHILIPS, ARTHUR, inventory taken, no date, Nov Ct. 1790. Account of sale by Jno. Nicholson, exr., Nov 17, 1790. Sarah Philips, Martha Philips, Pleasant Philips, and Eliza Philips were buyers and Martha Philips bought the 300 acres of land, Aug. Ct. 1791. Additional inventory taken by the exrs., Aug Ct. 1791. Account current with Jno. Nicholson and Randolph Handcock, exrs.,

Aug Ct. 1791.

 

David Philips

Not sure who this is?

 

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

 

PHILIPS, DAVID, inventory taken by Henry Philips admr., Dec 1, 1801, Feb Ct. 1803. Account of sale of the admr., Dec 15, 1801. Henry Philips and Sarah

Philips were buyers, Feb Ct. 1803. Account current with the admr., Feb Ct.

1803.

 

Col. Etheldred Philips

Probably a son of Joseph Philips who was born 6 Nov 1726.

 

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

PHILIPS, Col. ETHELDRED, inventory taken by Figures Lewis, Benja. Philips, and Exum Lewis, May 9, 1795, Aug Ct. 1795. Account of sale by the exrs., June 13, 1795, Aug Ct. 1795. Additional account of sale by Exum Lewis, Junr., exr., Dec 21, 1795, Feb Ct. 1796. Said Etheldred Philips, decd., was Sheriff in 1793 and public accounts for that year had to be adjusted, May Ct. 1798. Division of negroes agreeable to the will among Jane Philips,  widow of the decd.; Charlotte Jackson, daughter; Exum Philips, son; Elizabeth Philips, daughter; Sally Philips, daughter; Nancy Philips,  daughter; Eaton Philips, son; and Figers (Figures) Philips, son, Feb 20,  1799. Feb Ct. 1799. Jane Philips principal buyer.

 

Other buyers: Exum Philips Jr., Exam Philips Sr.Eliza. Phillips, Hartwell Philips, Salley Philips, and Frederick Philips, Aug. Ct. 1799.  Division of estate agreeable to the will among the same persons listed in the above distribution, Oct. 25, 1799, Nov. Ct. 1799.

 

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1783*Edgecombe Co., NC, Court Minutes, Book III, pg. (225) (1775-1785)

August 1783... Edgecombe County At a County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions held for said County at the Courthouse in Tarborough on the first Monday in August and fourth day in Seventh year of Independence and in the year of our Lord 1783, Present Amos Johnston, Theophilus Thomas, Joseph Pender, Esquires. Etheldred Philips Esquire was recommended from last Court to the Governor as a proper person for Sheriff he now produce's a Commission in powering him to act as Sheriff for this county. He at the same time qualified and entered in Bond agreeable to law with Henry Hart, Matthew Kinchen and James Williams, Securities. The following Grants were issued to, William Brand, Stancil Barbree (2), Robert Lancaster, Benjamin Lancaster, Benjamin Weaver, George Bruce, Mary Coney, John Morris, Thomas Clark, Arthur Harris.

 

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EDGECOMBE NC  COURT MINUTES -(partial) 1757-1784

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Selected Extracts transcribed by Francie Lane - flane@otn.net:

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NC

Court Minutes of the Pleas & Quarter Sessions – 1757 – 1784

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AUGUST, 1779:

Deed of Sale:

William TAYLOR to Henry HORN – proved Daniel ROSS

John STALLINGS, Sr. to James STALLINGS – proved by Etheldred PHILIPS

James STALLINGS to John STALLINGS - proved by Etheldred PHILIPS

 

NOVEMBER, 1779:

Deed of Sale:  Etheldred PHILIPS to John STALLINGS – Ack’d

 

MAY, 1780:

Captain PHILIPS District:

Elisha BATTLE, Sr. – Esquire

Etheldred PHILIPS – Assessor

Jacob BATTLE – Collector

West POPE, Jr. – Constable

 

MAY, 1781:

Deed of Sale: John STALLINGS & James TEAT to Reuben JONES – proved by Etheldred PHILIPS>

 

MAY, 1783:

Deed of Sale: Aaron MAINER to Willis STALLINGS – proved by Etheldred PHILIPS.

 

Exum Philips

Probably was a son of Joseph Philips who was born 6 Nov 1726.

 

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

PHILIPS, EXUM. inventory taken by Jacob Battle, exr., Jan 1803, Feb. Ct. 1803. Accounts of sales by the exr., Dec 7, 30 and 31, 1802 and Jan 22, 1803. Matthew Philips, Exum Philips and Fred. Philips were buyers, Nov Ct. 1804. Penelope Nicholson was ______ for boarding James and Thomas Philips; a trunk was bought for Polly Philips; legacies were paid to Matthew and James Philips; and board was paid for Joseph Philips, Nov Ct. 1804. Division of the negroes agreeable to the will among Mathew Philips, James Philips, Joseph Philips, Thomas Philips, and Polley Philips, Jan 10, 1805, Feb. Ct. 1805.

Sale of negroes agreeable to the will, to be divided among the four

children of his last wife, Feb. Ct., 1807.

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Descendants of Col. William Horn

He was the father of Milbrey Horn who married Joseph Philips, with one “L”, in 1785 in Edgecomb County NC near Tarboro NC

 

The following information about the Horn family was copied from an internet genealogy site and can be accessed by control clicking on the title below.

 

Descendants of William Horn

 

Milberry5 Horn (William4, Henry3, William2, Hypothetical1) was born December 4, 1764 in Edgecombe, NC, and died December 19, 1851 in Davidson County, TN125. She married Joseph Philips 1785 in Edgecomb County, N. Carolina126, son of Joseph Philips and Sarah Exum. He was born October 31, 1763 in Edgecombe County, NC127, and died May 22, 1822 in Davidson County, TN.

 

Notes for Milberry Horn:

See Notes to Henry Horn, Jr. Milberry was probably raised by Henry Horn, Jr and his wife, Sarah Battle, after the death of Milberry's mother, Mary Thomas. This is a speculation based on the indication that Milberry is erroneously listed in the Battle Book as the first child of Henry Horn, Jr and Sarah Battle.

 

The following document, received June 2001, from Larry Horn of Fayetteville, Arkansas, reviews his evidence that Milberry Horn was not the daughter of Henry Horn and Sarah Battle.

 

Parentage of Milberry  Horn, husband of Joseph Philips

 

By Larry Horn

 

      The consensus, and correct, view is that Milberry Horn, who married Joseph Philips, was the daughter of Col. William Horn and Mary Thomas. I still, however, occasionally encounter the attribution of her parentage to Henry Horn, Jr. and Sarah Battle. (Henry Horn, Jr. was a brother to Col. William Horn.) Dr. Bob Horn has suggested credibly that the source of this confusion is possibly that, following the death of her mother, Milberry may have lived with her Uncle Henry Horn and his wife Sarah. That this may well have been the case is reflected in Milberry's naming one of her children Henry Horn Philips, possibly as a gesture toward the kindness of her Uncle Henry.

 

As I have not seen a systematic refuting of the Henry-Sarah parentage theory, I have undertaken such a project. The evidence assembled into this project is legal and civil documents pertaining to early Edgecombe County, NC.

 

1.      This item comes from "Kinfolks of Edgecombe County, NC l788-1855" by Joseph W. Watson:

"DB-5-519. "Joseph Philips was son-in-law of William Horn of Bertie Co. NC, Jan. 29, l791."

When I brought this to the attention of Dr. Bob Horn, he clarified it thus, drawing from his data base of early NC deeds naming Horns:

 

"642-(19) William Horn of Bertie County to his son-in-law Joseph Philips of Edgecombe county

29 Jan. 1791. Deed of gift. Negro girl Jinny already in sd Philips' possession. Wit. Etheldred Philips. Exum Lewis, Jr. Feb. Ct. l791. Edw. Hall CC."

 

(Dr. Bob suggests that this transaction refers to a servant given as a wedding gift to Philip's wife,

William Horn's daughter Milberry.)

 

As we know that Milberry Horn did marry Joseph Philips, this item might seem sufficient in itself

to prove that Milberry Horn Philips was NOT the daughter of Henry Horn, Jr. and Sarah Battle.

But I choose to let that family add its own voices, so to speak, to the evidence proclaiming that

Henry and Sarah were not her parents.

 

2.      From "Estate Records of Edgecombe County NC, l730-1820" by Joseph W. Watson. Information

pertaining to the settling of the estate of Henry Horn, Jr. in 1785. The estate admrs. are said to be Jeremiah Hilliard (Henry Horn's step-son, I am sure; Sarah Battle's son by her first husband Jacob Hilliard) and Jacob Battle. The estate is said to have been divided between "the widow, Sarah Horn, and the orphans of the decd., namely Piety Horn, Charity Horn, Sealy Horn, and Henry Horn." And, as late as l792, "money arising from the estate" was divided "among the widow, Sarah Horn; and Piety Fort, daughter; Charity Bunn, daughter; Selah Horn, daughter; and Henry Horn, son of the decd."

 

No mention of any daughter Milberry, and she was very much alive in l785, living in fact until 1851.

 

(It may seem of interest that Henry Horn did not leave anything to his step-children Jeremiah Hilliard and Elizabeth Hilliard Fort. I doubt that they needed anything. I believe they were left well fixed by

their own father and that their inheritance was well looked after, till they came of age, by their grandfather Elisha Battle. I have seen the abstract of the will of Jacob Hilliard (in "Abstracts of Wills,

 

Edgecombe County NC, l733-1856" by Ruth Smith Williams and Margarette Glenn Griffin) in which among other things he leaves his plantation to his widow "all this during widowhood" and to his son Jeremiah "reversion in all lands and 3 Negroes." Then after Sarah did leave widowhood and married Henry Horn, I have seen the agreement whereby the guardian of the orphan Jeremiah, Elisha Battle (his grandfather), okayed "that Henry Horn and wife, Sarah, should retain possession of the plantation until the orphan became of lawful age." ("Abstracts of Early Deeds of Edgecombe County NC, 1759-1772" by Joseph W. Watson)

 

Then in "Records of Estates, Edgecombe County NC, l761-1825" by David B. Gammon there is a record of the petition for dower on the part of Priscilla Hilliard, widow of Jeremiah Hilliard in Nov. l810 in which Jeremiah is said to have "died in l810 possessed of 6000 acres in Edgecombe and Nash counties." A tidy amount of land. And while Jeremiah no doubt added to his land holdings, I bet that a sizeable chunk of that 6000 acres came to him from his father, Jacob Hilliard [the son, incidentally of Mourning Pope, who was via her second husband Joseph Thomas the grandmother of Milberry Horn-how these families intertwine!!] )

 

3. From "Abstracts of Wills, Edgecombe County NC, 1733-1856" by Ruth Smith Williams and

Margarette Glenn Griffin. The will of Sarah Horn, widow of Henry Horn, Jr., probated Feb. Ct. l799.

In her will Sarah names the following as her heirs: "Son & Exr: Jeremiah Hilliard"; "Dau: Charity Bunn"; "son: Henry"; "daus: Elizabeth [Hilliard] Fort, Piety Fort, and Seely Sugg." And having specified what she was leaving to each of these, Sarah concludes: "Residue to 6 children."

 

So in her will Sarah enumerates her two children from her first marriage to Jacob Hilliard and her

four children by Henry Horn, Jr. What stands out dramatically is that there is nary a mention

of any child named Milberry.

 

4. From "Estate Records of Edgecombe County NC, l730-1820" by Joseph W. Watson. A summary of

inventory and estate matters in l810 pertaining to the property of Jeremiah Hilliard (son of Jacob Hilliard and Sarah Battle). Jeremiah's heirs, among whom his Negroes were to be divided, are listed as "his sister, Elizabeth Fort"; "the representatives of his sister of the half-blood, Charity Vick, decd"

(and four Bunns and one Vick are enumerated); "his sister of the half-blood, Piety Fort"; "his sister of

the half-blood, Seeley Sugg"; and "his brother of the half-blood, Henry Horn." And division of the

money arising from the estate was to be divided among the following: "Priscilla Hilliard, widow of said decd."; "Elizabeth Fort"; "Piety Fort, wife of Josiah Fort"; "Selia Sugg, wife of Lemuel Sugg";

"Henry Horn"; and "the heirs of Charity Vick."

 

Again, no reference to a sibling sister (of the half-blood) Milberry.

 

It is interesting that Jeremiah Hilliard names no children or grandchilden among his heirs. He was married twice: first to a second cousin, Anne Hilliard; and then to Priscilla Dickinson, who had been married to his second cousin, John Hilliard III. But, apparently, Jeremiah had no children by either wife; or if he did have, they did not survive into adulthood to marry and produce children of their own.

 

5. Finally, the will of Elisha Battle, father of Sarah Battle Hilliard Horn (from "Abstracts of Wills, Edge-

combe County NC, 1733-1856" by Williams and Griffin). This occurs among various other bequests:

"All remaining part of my estate to be equally divided amongst my 5 children: Elizabeth Crudup,

Elisha Battle, Jacob Battle, Jethro Battle, and Demsey Battle, provided that my daughter Sarah Horn's 6 children (to wit) Jeremiah Hilliard, Elizabeth Fort, Purity [sic] Fort, Charity Bunn, Seely Sugg, and Henry Horn come in for 1 equal share with my 5 children to be equally divided among them . . ."

 

This will is dated Feb. 6, l799 and was probated May Ct. l799. Significantly absent from this will's listing of the children of Sarah Horn is any Milberry. And , again, she was very much alive in l799, would indeed live for half a century more.

 

*** END OF LARRY HORN DOCUMENT***

 

November 12, 2001: I located the large family cemetery , located at the top of a knoll, easily visible, behind a house at 3913 Oxbow Lane, about 1/2 mile from the intersection of Dickerson Pike and Old Hickory Blvd, in Davidson County, TN.

 

Milbrey Horn PHilips is burned in this family cemetery at Sylvan Hall, Davidson County, TN on Oxbow Drive. Front inscription: JOS. PHILIPS/ BORN/ OCT. 31, 1763/ DIED/ MAY 22, 1822./ MILBIRY PHILIPS/ WIFE OF J. PHILIPS/ BORN/ DEC. 4, 1764/ DIED DEC. 19, 1851/ BORN IN N. C./ & SETTLED ON THIS PLACE 1791. Website listing of above is "http://www.geocities.com/davidson_co_cemeteries/WC/sylvanhall.htm"

 

Notes for Joseph Philips:

According to the BATTLE Book, JP removed in 1791 from Edgecombe NC to Davidson county TN.

 

See Deed to 640 acres on Whites Creek. Indenture made 21 Dec 1792, registered 30 July 1793. This is the presumed site of "Sugartree Grove Plantation" (or Sylvan Hall), cited as the name of the "ancestral home of Joseph and Milberry (Horn) Philips", said to be 6 miles N of Nashville by Gwen B. Horn. Reference for this is not recalled.

 

November 12, 2001: I located the large family cemetery , located at the top of a knoll behind a house at 3913 Oxbow Lane, about 1/2 mile from the intersection of Dickerson Pike and Old Hickory Blvd.

 

Jan 1998/RGH: the parents of Joseph Philips and numerous relations are listed in Bible Records of Early Edgecomb and in Abstracts of Wills of Early Edgecomb, both books by Williams and Griffin. See Notes to this Joseph's father, Joseph Philips.

 

For discussion of probable relationships among this Joseph, husband of Milberry Horn, Sarah Philips Horn, widow of Joel Horn, and Benjamin Philips, all in Davidson County TN, see the Chronological notes to Col William Horn, father of Milberry.

 

The below information was taken from the book William Horn of Nansemond which is available in Google Books and by clicking on the link below.

 

Colonel William Philips Horn

b abt 30 Mar 1738 Nansemond County VA, d aft 1801 Bertie County NC

William Horn of Nansemond - Google Books

Descendants of William Horn - Family Tree Maker

 

1780, Dec 26: Nash Co NC Deed Book 1-241: William Horn of Bertie Co NC to George Wimberley of Edgecombe Co, for 33 pds, a tract of 100 acres on Pig Basket Creek. Witnesses: Joel Horn, Josiah Horn, Milberry Horn (from data sent by Jim Doyle).  According to Gwen Horn, this 100 acres was a part of Mary Thomas inheritance, and this sale rather well establishes that Josiah and Milberry had an interest in the property, presumably because she was their mother. This is almost incontrovertible indication that Josiah was a son of Col WM and Mary Thomas.

 

1796, Deed transferring 360 acres in Davidson County, TN from Lemuel Lawrence to Wm and Sarah Horn, signed 29 August 1796, presumably in Nash Co NC, witnessed by Cordall Norfleet, John Cryer, and E???? Thompson. Execution of this deed in Davidson County, TN court on 18 March, 1797, "by the oath of John Cryer".  Lemuel Lawrence was Sarah Norfleet's stepfather and a dear friend of William Horn Cordall Nofleet, witness to the deed above, the brother of Sarah Norfleet Hilliard Horn, according to Phil Norfleet, (http://members.xoom.com/norfleet1666/norfleet5.htm], relocated from NC to Tn in 1799, joining his brother Capt. James Norfleet in Montgomery and Robertson Counties, where both were prominent citizens. Cordall was affiliated with the Port Royal Baptist church. Cordall was probably well known to Josiah Horn of Blooming Grove, probably providing a name for Josiah's son Cordell and his grandson Cordial. John Cryer, another witness to the NC deed above and an affiant to the execution of that deed in 1797 in Davidson County court, was a apparently a citizen of Sumner county, TN, since an individual of that named in frequently cited in Sumner County record of the early 1800's.

 

1800, 10 January: Deed signed transferring 230 Acres in Montgomery county TN to Josiah Horn, son of Colonel William. Proven in Court, April 1801, registered 8 July 1801. Although this property of Josiah, where he lived for the remaining 45 years of his life, is only about 20 miles from the Cumberland River property deeded to his father in 1796 (see above), I have no indication that the transactions are at all related, and there is, in fact, no indication that the Colonel ever saw his Cumberland River property or had any interaction with his son, Josiah, after the son's migration to Tennessee.

 

This land was later resold by David Lawrence Horn on 01 February 1820 (see Davidson County Deed Book "O," page 45). At the time his father and brother (William Norfleet Horn) were both apparently dead. Previously, on 5 April 1819, David's mother, Sarah, signed a quit-claim (see Davidson County Deed Book "N," page 428) in his favor so that he could sell the land. At the time of the sale, David Lawrence Horn was a resident of Green County GA. Today, the actual location of the land is in Cheatham County (established 1856) TN.

 

William Thomas Horn (son of William Philips Horn)

b abt 1770 VA, d unk

 

Edge. Co. Db 11, page 529, deed date 22 Oct 1799, recorded Feb Ct 1806, William Faulk, Edge. Co to Elisha Battle, county aforesaid for $651.50, a tract on Tyan Cokey Swamp containing 129 acres beginning on the south side of Tyan Cokey Swamp on the upper side of Pittmans Branch at a white oak in said swamp then 140 poles to a stake in the place where there stood a pine which was formerly a corner then south to Armstrong's corner a pine then west to Hargrove's corner a pine then south to a persimmon tree in the Little Branch then down the various courses of the said branch to a persimmon tree then south to a pine an agreed corner then along a line of marked trees to another agreed corner in Pitmans Branch a pine then down the various courses of the branch to the mouth then up the said swamp to the first station, signed William Faulk, wit (Jn Hilliard)(proved), Wm Horn. Abstracted 12-7-06,

NCA film C.037.400010, CTC.

Josiah Horn (son of William Philips Horn)

b 06 Aug 1766 NC, d 1845 Montgomery County TN

 

He was  in TN by 1800. Migrated to Montgomery Co.n TN near Davidson. This line extends to Larry Horn. See Genforum postings to confirm.

 

1800, 10 January: Deed signed transferring 230 Acres in Montgomery county TN to Josiah Horn, son of Colonel William. Proven in Court, April 1801, registered 8 July 1801. Although this property of Josiah, where he lived for the remaining 45 years of his life, is only about 20 miles from the Cumberland River property deeded to his father in 1796 (see above), I have no indication that the transactions are at all related, and there is, in fact, no indication that the Colonel ever saw his Cumberland River property or had any interaction with his son, Josiah, after the son's migration to Tennessee.

 

Josiah was a noted Baptist minister and the founder (in about 1805) of the Blooming Grove Baptist Church in Montgomery County TN. He is reputed to have been the son of William Horn by his second wife, Mary Thomas (1743-1786). However, I have no hard evidence that proves this assertion. This data by Phil Norfleet.

 

Edge. Co. Db 11, page 484, deed date 6 Jul 1805, recorded Nov Ct 1805, Jesse Cark, Edge. Co to Joseph Price, county aforesaid for $50 & 6 pence, a tract on the south side of Tar River containing 25 acres 3

roods & 17 1/4 poles, beginning at a hickory Moses Price's corner then east 21 poles along Joseph Price's line to a hickory his corner then south 177 poles to a pine then west 25 3/4 poles to a white oak then north to the beginning, signed Jesse Clark, wit Josiah Horn, Moses Price (proved). Abstracted 11-18-06, NCA film C.037.400010, CTC.

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John Philips who was born about 1698 (based on the Boddie Southside Virginia Families book) in Surry County VA and died about 1759 in Surry county VA 61 years of age. 

 

I’ll start with the information that appears in the Boddie Southside Virginia Families book which claims John was born about 1698.  He was alive in 1702 when his grandfather Mathew Swann made his will and mentioned him.  His identity is fairly certain based on the listing of his children who mostly later moved to the Tarboro NC area and have been widely chronicled in historical writings. If this book is correct, John was 21 when he purchased 265 acres on the main swamp of Lawnes Creek from Lovelace Savidge.  Notice that this reference always refers to this family of Philips with one “L”.

 

Southside Virginia Families, Volume 2

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

 

  1. John Philips, born circa 1698, mentioned in the will of his grandfather Mathew Swann in 1702. On 2-19-1719 he purchased 265 acres on the Main Swamp of Lawnes Creek from Lovelace Savidge. (Surry B.1715-255). His will was dated 8-11-1758 and probated the following year. He devised his land in Southampton and on the "Bold Bobbin" Branch in the county of Surry to son Hartwell who appears to have been the youngest. Son Hartwell and kinsman Carter Crafford were appointed executors. Only daughter Mary Warren was married when the will was made but the final division of his estate 1-19-1762 among the heirs suggests the names of his other sons-jn-law. The estate was divided among the heirs. Arthur Philips; Joseph Philips, Hartwell Philips, Allen Warren, Moses Bennett, Joshua Wood, Joshua Proctor and Micajah Exum. The wife of John Philips is uncertain. Hannah, daughter of John Fort of Surry was married to a John Philips in 1721. (S.V.F. -196). Martha, the youngest daughter of Robert Crafford of Surry married a Philips and a similarity of names suggests that it might have been this particular John Philips. (V. H. G. -296).  John Philips, of course, may have married twice.

Issue:

                                I.            John Philips - untraced.

                              II.            Joseph Philips, m. Sarah Exum. See later.

                            III.            Arthur Philips - He moved to Edgecombe County, N.C. , where he purchased land on Fishing Creek in 1751. (Halifax D. B. 4-131)

                            IV.            Hartwell Philips m. (1) Jane Hancock; (2) Feraby Jones.

 

http://geesnmore.wordpress.com/charles-gee-iii/hancock/.

 

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.

 

                              V.            Elizabeth Philips - untraced.

 

http://geesnmore.wordpress.com/charles-gee-iii/hancock/

 

William Hancock was the oldest child of John Hancock and his wife Jane Holt.  In 1694 his grandmother, Elizabeth (Spencer) Hancock gave William and his father a gift deed of livestock and household items.  Clearly William was born shortly after the marriage of his parents in 1686.

 

William married Elizabeth Philips sometime after 1720 and before 1725.  She was the daughter of William Philips and Mary Swann and was born about 1696 to 1700.  Elizabeth Philips was probably the mother of Sarah, Mary, Damarias, and Elizabeth, Benjamin. William’s youngest children.

 

 

                            VI.            Lucy Philips - untraced.

                          VII.            Ann Philips - untraced.

                        VIII.            Sarah Philips - untraced.

                            IX.            Mary Philips m. Allen Warren III of Surry County, Va. In Volume 2, p.3, Surry County Deeds, Allen Warren conveyed to his step-father John Little, his lands in "Philips Pocoson".  Allen Warren III was the son of Allen Warren Jr., and his' wife Anne Hart. 

 

Issue of Mary Philips and Allen Warren III. (See V.H.G. - 251)

1.       William Warren, died 1804.

2.       Arthur Warren

3.       John Warren

4.       Jesse Warren

5.       Martha Warren m. Mr. White

6.       Mary m. Mr. Murphee

Paragraph 3a

Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants Electronic Collection of the Library of Virginia

 

We are fortunate to have this collection of original land patents that are organized so that they can be searched and a summary can be viewed on the internet at the web site Library of Virginia On-Line Catalog.

 

A snippet of the web page is shown below.  Select “Images & Indexes” and “Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants” and enter the search item, such as “Philips” or “Joseph Philips” without the quotation marks, and click on submit.  All the records will pop up in a list. Select an item off the list and you will see a summary of the information contained in the record.  At the top of the record is an internet link to the original record which you can view in a browser if you have a “tiff” viewer add-on installed.

 I was able to find the following Land Grants that were issued in Surry and Isle of Wight Counties of VA, all to Philips spelled with one “L” or adjoining Philips spelled with one “L”.

 

John Philips

URL (Click on link)

 Click on this link to open the original hand written grant.

Title

Savige, Henry.

Publication

10 January 1735.

Other Format

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

Note

Location: Surry County.

Description: 135 acres on the North side of the Cypress branch adjoins land of Edward Long and John Philips.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 16, 1735, p. 489 (Reel 14).

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Subject - Personal

Savige, Henry. grantee.

Long, Edward.

Philips, John.

Subject - Topical

Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Surry County.

Subject -Geographic

Surry County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

Genre/Form

Land grants -- Virginia -- Surry County.

Added Entry

Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number

000817914

John Philips

URL (Click on link)

Click on this link to open the original hand written grant.

Title

Philips, John.

Publication

10 July 1745.

Other Format

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

Related

See also the following surname(s): Phillips.

Note

Location: Isle of Wight County.

Description: 350 acres on the South side of Seacock swamp. Beg.g &c. by the side of Tarraroe branch, adjoining his own land and Henry Cooker, Samual Cornwall, Richard Blow, and Blows branch and Wolf Creek Branch.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 22, 1743-1745 (v.1 & 2 p.1-631), p. 305 (Reel 20).

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Subject - Personal

Philips, John. grantee.

Subject - Topical

Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Subject -Geographic

Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

Genre/Form

Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Added Entry

Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number

000807561

 

The above land grant in 1745 to John Philips, with one “L”, is located on the south side of Seacock Swamp by the side of Tarraroe branch adjoining his own land and the land grant below to Joseph Philips, with one “L”, in 1755 appears to be in the same area as it’s on Tararar branch and joins a corner of his father John Philips.

 

John Philips

John Philips

URL (Click on link)

Click on this link to open the original hand written grant.

Title

Philips, John.

Publication

25 July 1746.

Other Format

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

Related

See also the following surname(s): Phillips.

Note

Location: Isle of Wight County.

Description: 330 acres on the north side of Round hill swamp and the south side of Reedy Branch adjoining Benjamin Edwards.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 25, 1745-1747, p. 150 (Reel 23).

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Subject - Personal

Philips, John. grantee.

Subject - Topical

Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Subject -Geographic

Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

Genre/Form

Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Added Entry

Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number

000807562

John Philips

John Philips

URL (Click on link)

Click on this link to open the original hand written grant.

Title

Philips, John.

Publication

28 August 1746.

Other Format

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

Related

See also the following surname(s): Phillips.

Note

Location: Isle of Wight County.

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

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

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Subject - Personal

Philips, John. grantee.

Taylor, Etheldred.

Subject - Topical

Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Subject -Geographic

Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

Genre/Form

Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Added Entry

Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.

 

John Philips

URL (Click on link)

 Click on this link to open the original hand written grant.

Title

Philips, John.

Publication

29 August 1757.

Other Format

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

Related

See also the following surname(s): Phillips.

Note

Location: Isle of Wight County.

Description: 120 acres on the South side of Seacock swamp. Beg.g &c. by the side of said swamp, adjoining the land of Bartholemew Andrews, John Portis &c.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 382 (Reel 31-32).

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Subject - Personal

Philips, John. grantee.

Andrews, Bartholemew.

Portis, John.

Subject - Topical

Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Subject -Geographic

Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

Genre/Form

Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Added Entry

Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number

000807564

 

Joseph Philips

 

URL (Click on link)     Click here to open link to original hand written file.

 

Title                             Philips, Joseph.

Publication                 13 October 1727.

Gen. note                   Name is spelled correctly in the original; transcribed wrongly in the abstract (county) book.

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

Related                       See also the following surname(s): Phillips.

Note Location:           Isle of Wight County.

 

Description:                100 acres on the South side of the main Blackwater swamp. Beg.g &c. on the South side of Seacock swamp a line tree of John Washington’s land. .

 

Source:                       Land Office Patents No. 13, 1725-1730 (v.1 & 2 p.1-540), p. 247 (Reel 12).

 

System Number         000807569

 

 

 

Joseph Philips

URL (Click on link)

Click on this link to open the original hand written file

Title

Philips, Joseph.

Publication

10 July 1745.

Other Format

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

Related

See also the following surname(s): Phillips.

Note

Location: Isle of Wight County.

Description: 540 acres on the South side of Seacock swamp, adjoining the land of John Gregory.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 22, 1743-1745 (v.1 & 2 p.1-631), p. 307 (Reel 20).

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Subject - Personal

Philips, Joseph. grantee.

Gregory, John

Subject - Topical

Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Subject -Geographic

Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

Genre/Form

Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Added Entry

Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number

000807570

 

Joseph Philips

URL (Click on link)Click on this link to open the original hand written file

Title

Philips, Joseph.

Publication

10 July 1755.

Other Format

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

Related

See also the following surname(s): Phillips.

Note

Location: Surry County.

Description: 92 acres on the South side of Blackwater swamp. Beginning at a gum in Tarararar branch.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 31, 1751-1756 (v.1 & 2 p.1-751), p. 522 (Reel 29).

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Subject - Personal

Philips, Joseph. grantee.

Subject - Topical

Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Surry County.

Subject -Geographic

Surry County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

Genre/Form

Land grants -- Virginia -- Surry County.

Added Entry

Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number

000807576

 

Thomas Philips

URL (Click on link)

Click on this link to open the original hand written grant.          

Title

Philips, Thomas.

Publication

28 August 1746.

Other Format

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

Related

See also the following surname(s): Phillips.

Note

Location: Isle of Wight County.

Description: 300 acres on the South side of Nottaway River. Beg.g &c. by the side of the Raccoon swamp on the South side, a corner of John Kequotan’s land.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 25, 1745-1747, p. 211 (Reel 23).

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Subject - Personal

Philips, Thomas. grantee.

Kequotan, John.

Subject - Topical

Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Subject -Geographic

Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

Genre/Form

Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Added Entry

Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number

000807591

URL (Click on link)

Click on this link to open the original hand written grant.          

Title

Philips, Thomas.

Publication

3 November 1750.

Other Format

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

Related

See also the following surname(s): Phillips.

Note

Location: Isle of Wight County.

Description: 30 acres on the north side of the three creeks. Adjoining his own and Thomas Moss’s land.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 29, 1749-1751 (v.1 & 2 p.1-532), p. 303 (Reel 27).

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Subject - Personal

Philips, Thomas. grantee.

Moss, Thomas.

Subject - Topical

Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Subject -Geographic

Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

Genre/Form

Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County.

Added Entry

Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number

000807592

 

Nathaniel Philips

URL (Click on link)

Click on this link to open the original hand written grant.

Title

Philips, Nathaniel.

Publication

24 March 1725.

Other Format

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

Related

See also the following surname(s): Phillips.

Note

Location: Surry County.

Description: 95 acres on the South side of Nottaway River. Beginning and extending a corner tree of Colonel Henry Harrison land.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 12, 1724-1726, p. 425 (Reel 11).

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

Subject - Personal

Philips, Nathaniel. grantee.

Harrison, Henry, Col.

Subject - Topical

Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Surry County.

Subject -Geographic

Surry County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.

Genre/Form

Land grants -- Virginia -- Surry County.

Added Entry

Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number

000807577

Paragraph 4

William Philips who was born about 1671 (based on his first appearance in the Lawnes Creek Parish Tithing List for Surry County VA) in VA and died about 1721 in Surry County VA at 83 years of age.

 

Southside Virginia Families, Volume 2

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

 

1.       William Philips, first known ancestor, married Mary Swann, daughter of Mathew Swann, a prominent early citizen of Surry.  (Col.Surry-107).

 

2.       The will of William Philips, dated 2-14-1721, probated 4-19-1721 mentioned wife Mary, sons John, William, Swann, and Mathew Philips, the last three being under the age of 16 years, and daughters: Anne; Mary; and Elizabeth Philips.

 

3.       The inventory of William Philips, signed by Mary Philips in April, 1721, listed personal property onthe Blackwater plantation, the Round Hill plantation and the "Home" plantation.

 

4.       As Mary Philips, widow of William Phillips, she made her will in Surry 3-28-1727.  The will mentions daughter Mary, wife of John Edwards, daughter Ann, niece Mary Crafford, daughter of Carter Crafford, daughter Elizabeth, wife of William Hancock, sons William and Swan Philips and grandaughters Ann Hancock and Mary Edwards. Carter Crafford was appointed executor. (Surry Wills 1715-1730, 697).

 

     Issue of William Philips and Mary Swann.

I.   John Philips - of whom later - mentioned in will of Mathew

     Swann.

II.  Mary Philips m. John Edwards - untraced.

III. Elizabeth Philips m. William Hancock - untraced.

IV. Ann Philips - no record.

V.  William Philips, untraced.  On 9-19-1738 he sold to Wm.  George land that his father Wm. had bought 11-5-1694. Hence he is not the William Philips whose will was probated in Surry in 1734, as stated in V.H.G. - p.308.

VI. Swann Philips - no record.

VII. Mathew Philips - no record.

 

From John Anderson Brayton's Book (Notice the two "L" spelling of Phillips)
Matthew Phillips, the son of Willam and Mary Swann Phillips was born ca 1710, Surry Co.,VA Under the terms of his father’s 1721 will, Matthew would receive upon the death of his brothers William (Jr.) & Swann Phillips, a tract of 300 acres on Sunken marsh purchased of James Briggs. He also received the land purchased by his father from Carter Crafford on the North side of his Spring Branch bordering Col. Philip Ludwell. This was the “North half” of the Carter Patent (Inherited by Elizabeth Carter Swann from her father) and in turn willed to Sarah Swann Crafford by her father. This tract of 100 acres was sold to William Phillips, (Sr.) in 1707 by Carter and Sarah Swann Crafford. In case Matthew died without heirs the land would devolve first to brother Swann, then to brother William, then to sister Mary Phillips Edwards.

 

(Also notice the two "L" spelling of Phillips in the following)

The following copy of William Phillips will was obtained from Rex Phillips who obtained it from Debrah Anderson who transcribed it from microfilm.  Rex commented:  “As will be shown at the end of this posting, one property was willed to Matthew and then in turn to Swann and then William and finally daughter Mary (who married John Edwards). That property was sold in 1745 by John Edwards indicating that all three sons were dead and without issue.  (Matthew was not mentioned in his mother's will and was presumably dead by then (1727).  The last known record of William, Jr. was in 1738 when he sold the "Hooker" property he inherited from his father. That deed was signed by him and his wife SARAH.”


"I William Phillips of Lawnes Creek parish in the County of Surry being of a reasonable Sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner following Viz
First and Principally my Soul to God Almighty the father of Spirits trusting and firmly believing through the Merrits ------- ------ -------
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I Give and bequeath and dispose of as followeth)
Item- I Give and bequeath to my son John Phillips the Plantation whereon I now live which was given to my wife by her Father Mathew Swann.

Item- I give and bequeath

 

to my Son William Phillips the Plantation whereon Simon Murphy lately lived which I purchased of James Briggs containing by estimation 300 Acres to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten for Ever and for want of such heirs I give my said Plantation aforesaid

 

to my Son Swan Phillips and the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever and for want of such heirs I give my Plantation aforesaid

 

to my Son Mathew Phillips and to the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever and if it should so happen that my Sons William, Swann and Mathew should die without such heirs that then I give my said Plantation aforesaid

 

 to my Daughter Anne and to the heirs of her body Lawfully begotten for Ever.
Item- I Give and bequeath

 

to my Son William Phillips my Plantation upon the Cypress Swamp which I purchased of William Hooker Containing by estimation two hundred Acres and a Negro woman named Hannah to him and his heirs for Ever.
Item- I Give and bequeath

 

to my son Swan Phillips my Plantation in the Isle of Wight County upon the Suchahanna branch and by me purchased by Mr. William Edwards and to him and his heirs forever and my Negro boy called Abram to him and his heirs for ever.


Item- I Give and bequeath 
to my Son Matthew Phillips my Plantation the Parcell of Land I purchased of Carter Crafford lying on the North Side my spring branch Northerly on Coll. Phillip Ludwells Land and from the head of my spring branch by a line of mark’d Trees to the Path which goes from rich neck to Chipoakes it being the Land which Mathew Swan gave to his Daughter Sarah and now wife to Carter Crafford

 

to the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten forever and for want of such heirs I give and bequeath my said tract of land to my son Swan Phillips and to the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever and for want of such heirs

 

to my Son William Phillips and the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten forever and if it should happen that my Sons Mathew, Swann and William should dye without such heirs I Give my said parcel of Land aforesaid to my Daughter Mary and to the heirs of her body Lawfully begotten for Ever.


-------- Several bequests of money, furniture, slaves etc . follow the above—

Item- It is my will and desire that my son William enjoy the benefit of his own Labour and have his Estate deliverd to him at the age of Sixteen years and that he shall take into his hands his Sister Annies Estate and that

 

 my Sons Mathew and Swann receive and enjoy and have the benefit of their Labour at Sixteen years of age and have their Estates delivered to them at the age of Eighteen years.


Item- I Give and bequeath all the rest of my Estate of what nature kind or property soever in Virginia or elsewhere to be Equally divided between my Loving Wife Mary and my four Sons and three Daughters

 

and too hereby nominate, appoint and ordain my Loving Wife Mary and my two Sons William and Swann Executors of this my Last Will and testament In Testimony of all I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 14th day of February 1720/21


Signed, Sealed published and Delivered
Declared to be the Last Will & Testm’t of the Subscribers
                                                        William (W) Phillips (Mark)"

 

The following information provides details about William not seen elsewhere, including information about a John Philips who could be his father.  I have no way of knowing how valid this information is.

 

http://geesnmore.wordpress.com/charles-gee-iii/hancock/

Written 2009 by Kathryn Gearhart and Revised 10/24/10

John Philips was known as Long John Philips.  In 1675 the grand jury of Surry sighted twenty-nine violators of the law which required attendance on Sundays at the Anglican Church.  On this list were Long John Philips, Henry Briggs, Edmund Howell, William Short, Adam Heath and John Hunnicutt.  Most certainly some of the twenty-nine noted were Quakers, whose attendance at their Sunday Meeting House did no fulfill the law.

 

John Philips was married to Elizabeth, but she evidently died between 1672 and 1685.  John then took an interest in Ruth Hoskins.  Ruth was the widow of Thomas Amory, and remarrying to Nicholas Hoskins, was then abandoned by him. The Sherriff was ordered to seize the entire estate of the Amory orphans to protect their rights.  Five years later in 1685 the records of Surry note:

 

John Phillipps of Lawnes Creeke Pish (Parish) for being Guilty of Fornication is fined according to Law, Ordered that he pay the same with Costs.

 

Ruth Hoskins for being Guilty of Adultry is fined according to Act, & Ordered that shee pay the same & Costs.

 

Mar 3 1687  It is Ordered that Jno Phillipps and Ruth Hoskins doe Never more accompany together and that the Church Wardens of Lawnes Creeke Pis take care to put the said Hoskins into Service in some good Civill place, unless she take sufficient Care of her selfe and that the said Phillipps give bond with good Security for his future good behaviour & pay Costs.

In the end it is clear that Ruth and John were allowed to wed.

 

The estate of John Philips was settled in 1699.  Ruth Philips, his second wife, was the executrix and William Holt, John Clark, and William Newitt were the witnesses.  It would seem William Philips was their son.

 

Mathew Swann married in 1675 the widow Mary Spiltimber, daughter of Robert Harris.  Their daughter Mary Swann married William Philips.  Their other daughers were Elizabeth, wife of John Drew, and Sarah, wife of Carter Crafford.

 

The 1720 will of William Philips was filed in Surry in 1721.  He left to his son John Philips the plantation given to his wife Mary, by her father Mathew Swann, as well as the plantation where Simon Murphy was living which had been purchased from James Briggs.  To his son Mathew Philips he left the plantation purchased from William Hooker, as well as the land Mathew Swann had given to his daughter Sarah, wife of Carter Crafford.  To his son Swann Philips he left the plantation in Isle of Wight County, purchased from William Edwards.  He also mentions his daughters Anne and Elizabeth.  The witnesses to his will were Joseph Wattel, William Newsom, and Carter Crafford.

Will of Mary Philips

Filed 1727

 

…To daughter, Mary Edwards, wife of John Edwards, my Plantation where I live for her life, then to my daughter Ann Philips….

 

… To daughter Ann, …girl called Lucy… and at her death said negro to my granddaughter, Ann Edwards.

 

…To Ann Philips, 25 ₤ current money, 8 new pewter dishes, 8 pewter plates, 2 pewter basons, 8 pewter porringers, falling table, 6 Russia chairs, tankard, two iron potts, riding horse, bridle and saddle, two feather beds and furniture.. If no issue to be equally divided between granddaughters Mary Hancocke and Ann Edwards.  Bequest to niece Mary Crafford, daughter of Carter Crafford, of 40 shillings.

 

To sons William and Swann Philips, daughters Elizabeth Handcock and Mary Edwards each six pounds current money.

 

To John Edwards, my son-in-law four barrels Indian corn.  To son, William Philips, and son in Law William Hancock, the same.  Rest of Estate to be equally divided among my five children, William and Swann Philps, Elizabeth Hancocke, Mary Edwards, and Ann Philips.  Friend Carter Crafford, Executor and the witnesses were William Newsom, Samuel Taylor and John Ruffin.

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In June, 1749 William Handcock patented for 1 pound 5shillings 250 acres in Surry County on the southside of the Blackwater Swamp up the run of the Indian Branch on the edge of the Low Grounds of Ford’s Branch.  This land was adjacent Joseph Handcock, Robert Nicholson, William Bradley and Samuel Cornwell.  In the Sussex County Deed book B. p. 376 dated July 19, 1763, is a deed from Robert Hart of Surry County to William Hancock of Sussex County 40 acres which said Hancock recovered of the said Hart by suit in Surry county Chancery Court, May 19, 1762, land on the north side of Seacock Swamp.  Witnesses John Blow and John Birdsong.