Philips Family

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(4) Exum Philips

Exum Philips is a son of the Joseph Philips, Sr , Sr who was born 6 Nov 1726 and died about 1790. He should not be confused with his nephew of the same name who is the son of his brother Etheldred.  You will see below this Exum refered to as Exum Philips, Sr. and his nephew refered to as Exum Philips, Jr. as was the practice at that time to distinguish between two persons with the same name, even if not related.
 
Born 8 June 1757 in Edgecombe County NC
 
Died November 1802 Edgecombe County NC
 
Married Charlotte Exum 26 Feb 1784
 
Children:
Mathew Philips
Born 15 June 1785 in Edgecombe County NC
Died 1823 in Edgecombe County NC
Married Elizabeth Nicholson, daughter of Colonel John Nicholson and Penelope Mann of North Carolina, on 27 Feb 1812
James Philips
Born abt 1787 Edgecombe County NC
Died abt 1822 Edgecombe County NC
 
Mary "Polly" Philips
Born 9 Aug 1790 Edgecombe County NC
Died 15 April 1828 Davidson County TN
Married Elisha Williams 31 May 1814 Davidson Co. TN
 
Children:
Sarah Josey Ray Williams
Joseph John Williams
Susannah Williams
Elisha Williams, Jr.
Henry J. Williams
Joseph Philips
Born abt 1791
Died abt 1822 Edgecombe County NC
Married Ann Taylor
Only child Mary Philips
JOSEPH PHILIPS – Dec. 23 1819, Feb Ct. 1822 – Wife Nancy, lend whole of my lands, 650 A lying on SS of Swift Creek, boundaries ascertained reference division of my father, Exum Philips and deed of sale from Horatio E. Hall, reversion to chil, 10 negroes, all h. hold and kitchen furn, also sufficient pork and corn to serve her and her family for 1 yr; Dau Mary, 10 negroes. Unborn child to share equally with Mary; John Taylor of Martin Co, father-in-law, Dr. John F. Ward, Gdn for Mary. Exrs father-in-law John Taylor, Bro, Matthew Philips, Elias Bryan, Exum Lewis   WIT: James J. Philips, Ethelred Philips, John F. Ward
 
Thomas Philips
Born abt 1792 Edgecombe County NC

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Source: Biographies of Pulaski County, Georgia

Matthew Philips, son of Exum Philips, Captain of Militia in the Revolutionary War, from North Carolina, was born and died in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

Soon after his death in 1823 his wife, Elizabeth Nicholson Philips, daughter of Colonel John Nicholson and Penelope Mann of North Carolina, moved with her three children to Pulaski County (GA), where other members of the Philips family had already preceded her.

She settled first at Longstreet and later bought and settled on what is now the old Philips plantation, two miles east of Hawkinsville.

Her children were:

Martha Penelope Hooker Philips, who married John C. DeLamar;

Charlotte Exum Philips, who married Dr. Augustus Taylor;

John Alexander James Philips, who married Mary Elizabeth Drake, daughter of Greene W. Drake and Martha Jelks of Nash County, North Carolina.

Mary Drake graduated from LaGrange College in the year 1851, and married James Philips the following year. They lived in the old Philips homestead, where seven children were born to them:

Matthew Green Philips,

Joseph Nicholson Philips,

James Augustus Philips,

William Mann Philips, and

Matthew Leath Philips (all deceased) ;

Louisa Drake Philips, who married James W. Coney, and had one child,

William Drake Coney, who married Daisy Burge, and now lives in Douglasville, Ga.;

Seaborn Manning Philips, who married Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Stephen McCall Jones, first lieutenant in the War Between the States, and Jane Orr, of Chester, South Carolina, who moved first to Calhoun, in Gordon County, and later to Hawkinsville.

The children of Seaborn Manning Philips and Elizabeth Jones, who still live in Hawkinsville, are:

May Elizabeth Philips, who married James Leland Mims, of Cordele;

Edith Orr Philips, Esther Drake Philips, and

Louise Manning Philips.

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According to the following reference, Exum's will indicated he wanted his son Mathew to relocate to TN after his death but I have found no record of his being in TN.

According to the book, Southside Virginia Families, By John Bennett Boddie, Pages 350-356, Exum Philips'  will was 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.

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Exum is not listed in the 1790 Census of Edgecombe County and could be living with his mother Sarah who is listed.  However he continues to appear in the County records until his death around 1799.

County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1757 - 1784 Edgecombe County, North Carolina

1795. November Court 1795
Tuesday November ?, 1795
Exum Philips Esq. Jacob Batels and Jesse Johnson are appointed to divide the estate of West Pope decd between his proper representatives and make return thereof to next court.

Edgecombe County, NC - Edgecombe County Deed Book 9

 
1799. Edge. Co. Db 9, page 199, deed date 1 Jul 1797, recorded May Ct 1799, Aaron Maner, Edge. Co to Frederick Trevathan, county aforesaid for 100 pounds, a tract of land on the south side of Mocassin Branch containing 50 acres beginning a black gum in the said branch then along Dorsey
Adams line nearly south to a corner pine then westerly to a pine standing in Maple Branch then north to said Mocassin Branch then up the said branch to the beginning, signed Aaron Maner (X), wit Exum Philips, Jr, Frederick Philips, possibly a Williams also witnessed. Abstracted 10-2-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.
 
 Edge. Co. Db 9, page 403, deed date 2 Oct 1799, recorded Feb Ct 1800, Commissioners divide real estate of Joseph Murray between heirs, William Murray, Joseph Murray, Barnes Murray & Thomas Murray, by order of May Ct 1799, met and divided land on 1 Oct 1799 with assistance of Exum Philips, surveyor, whole of land containing 156 acres in two different tracts, the first containing 50 acres beginning at a pine in the Cabin Branch at "A" then south 206 poles to a stake at "B" then east 24 poles to a pine (Lazarus Florys) corner at "C" then north 15 east 140 poles to said branch at "D" then up said branch to the beginning, the second tract containing100 acres beginning at a black gum on the north side of Town Creek at "E" then north 240 poles to a stake at "F" then west 80 poles to a stake at "G" then south 115 poles to a gum on said creek at "H" then down said creek to the first station, divided into four equal parts in number of acres, lot #1 containing 39 acres beginning at a pine in the Cabbin Branch at "A" then south 127 poles to a pine at "I" then south 86 east 44 poles to a B. oak at "K" then north 15 east 54 poles to the Cabbin Branch at "D" then up said branch to the beginning; lot #2 beginning at a stake at "F" Hardy Flowers' corner then west 80 poles to a stake at "G" then south 78 poles to a maple at "N" then east 80 poles to a hickory at "O" then north 78 poles to the beginning; Lot #3 beginning at a hickory at "O" then west 80 poles to a maple at "N" then south 48 poles to a stake at "M" then east 80 poles to a post oak at "L" then north 48 poles to the beginning containing 24 acres then beginning for 15 acres more in the first part at a pine at "I" then south 79 acres to a stake at "B" then east 24 poles to a pine at "C" then north 15 east 80 poles to a black oak at "K" then to the beginning; lot #4 beginning at "E" then north 108 poles to a post oak at "L" then west 80 poles to a stake at "M" then south 25 poles to a gum on Town Creek then down the various courses of said creek to the first station; the lot #1 containing the part of Cabbin Branch was drawn by William Murray which said lot was inferior to its proportional part four pounds 17/6 which sum he is to receive from Barns Murray; lot #2 the upper part on Town Creek was drawn by Thomas Murray which lot was his proportional part; lot #3 the two small parts on each tract was drawn by Joseph Murray which lot was his proportional part; lot #4 containing the piece on the creek was drawn by Barns Murray which lot was superior to his proportional part four pounds 17/6 which sum he is to pay to William Murray as aforesaid, signed John Williams, John Robbins, Edward Cobb, Hardy Flowers, Exum
Philips, surveyor
, Lewis Todd and Edward Cobb, chain carriers.
Abstracted 10 Jul 07, RD copy, CTC.

Edgecombe County, NC - Edgecombe County Deed Book 9

 
1800. Edge. Co. Db 9, page 343, deed date 7 Feb 1800, recorded Feb Ct 1800, Elias Bryan, Edge. Co to William Everite, county aforesaid for $550, a tract of land beginning at a pine standing on the (Miery) Branch also in Exum Philips line then down the various courses of the said branch to a gum standing in House's line also in said branch then south 213 poles to a stake standing in the center of three pines then west 222 poles to a pine standing in (E    ) Philips line then north along said line to the beginning, containing 275 acres and being part of a grant to Joseph Philips from Lord Granville dated 15 Oct 1761. (Did not have last page with signatures.)  Abstracted 8-05-04, NCA film C.037.40009, CTC.

1800.  Edge. Co. Db 9, page 505, deed date 25 Mar 1800, recorded Nov Ct 1800, David Taylor, Edge. Co to James Stallings, county aforesaid for $70 silver, a tract on the north side of Browns Branch & north side of Beech Run containing 73 & acres, beginning at a red oak then south 40 west 11 poles to a small gum then south (85) west 76 poles to a pine then south 21 west 56 poles then south 24 west 46 & poles along a line of marked trees to a pine in the north edge of Browns Branch then down the various courses of said branch to a water oak standing in said branch then north 88 east 90 poles to a pine then along a line of marked trees to the first station, signed David Taylor (X), wit Fredk Philips, Exum Philips, Sr (proved). Abstracted 24 Aug 07, NCA film .037.40009, CTC.

 
 
1800.  Edge. Co. Db 9, page 457, deed date 28 Mar 1800, recorded May Ct 1800, commissioners divide the lands of John Stallings dec'd between the lawful claimants, viz, Matthew Stallings and William Stallings, pursuant to an order from Feb Ct 1800, commissioners divided a tract containing 159 & 1/4 acres as per the above figure ABCDEFGHL into equal lots, 1 & 2 containing 79 acres, three roods and twenty poles, #1 containing the lower part was drawn by Matthew Stallings and is to pay unto his brother, William Stallings $50 silver, beginning at a stake in Adam I. Haywood's line marked with A" then north 6 east 187 poles to a dead pine Abram Jones corner at "B" then along the black line which divides the plate south 80 west to three white oaks and a dogwood then south 119 poles along Abner Pitman's line to a small pine Haywood's corner at "L" then along Haywood's line to the beginning, lot #2 containing the upper half and the house an equal number of acres but inferior in value, beginning at a dead pine standing in the cleared grounds at the letter "B" then north 88 east 32 poles to a red oak in Abram Jones line then along said line south 84 east 50 poles to a white oak said Jones & Frederick Phillips' corner tree then along a crooked line of marked trees, viz, north 14 west 18 poles then north 44 west 8 poles then north 68 west 24 poles then north 49 west 29 poles then north 23 west 18 poles to a branch near the old foot way then up the said branch north 85 west 26 poles to an oak then along Frederick Phillips other line north 27 poles to a pine standing near Linches Path then along Lynches line south 44 west 24 poles then south 48 west 36 poles to a pine and gum Linches corner marked in the above plan with the letter "G" then along Linches other line south 28 west 48 poles to a maple standing in the old line at "H" then along the old line south 55 poles to the center of three white oaks and a dogwood marked as "I" then along the Black Line which divides the whole tract by a course north 80 east to the beginning, signed Hartwell Philips, Exum Philips, Sr, John Fountain (X), Exum Philips, Jr, Duke Wm. Sumner, Fredk. Philips, County surveyor. NOTE: DEED HAS PLAT.  Abstracted 14 Sep 07, RD copy CTC.

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Edgecombe Co. Deed Book 13; Nov. Ct., 1808 - Feb Ct. 1811
 
1803.
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 Natthew 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.

Edge. Co. Db 11, page 468, deed date 24 Aug 1805, recorded Aug Ct 1805.

 

Commissioners divided land of Exum Philips, dec'd agreeable to last will and testament of said dec'd, the manor tract containing 816 acres two rods and the other tract lying in the piney woods containing 455 acres making 1271 & acres on the south side of Swift Creek and north side of Tar River laid off in three dividends as equal value.

 

Lot #1 being the lower part of the home land containing 305 acres including the dwelling house, kitchen & smoke house, shop, crib & stables & part of the lower orchard beginning at a maple standing on the bank of Swift Creek then north (29) west 140 poles to an apple tree then south 16 west 98 poles to a mulberry tree standing in the yard then south 15 east 128 poles to a gum which (line) are represented by the letters ABC & D the letter representing a gum on a branch then down the various courses of the branch to a cypress on Swift Creek then up the various courses of the creek to a maple which said lot was drawn by James Philips.

 

Lot #2 containing the rest of the improvements & middle part of the land including 350 acres beginning at Richard Pitt's corner on Swift Creek at the letter P then along Pitt's line south 42 west 70 poles to a lightwood stump then along his other line south 6 west 148 poles to an old oak Pitt's other corner then continuing same course 146 poles to a water oak at F standing in Falling Run then up Falling Run with the water course of the same being the line of land belonging to the heirs of Co. Ethd Philips, dec'd to a branch then along the branch to a gum at D then the black lines as described in (No 1) to a maple on the creek then up the various courses of the creek to the beginning which lot was drawn by Joseph Philips.

 

Lot #3 containing 455 acres of pine woods being a separate tract to itself we refer to the deed for its boundary and 158 acres of the home land being the upper part of the creek land beginning at a water oak standing in Falling Run at the letter F then along the dividing line north 6 east 146 poles to Pitt's corner then along Pitt's line north 80 west 107 poles to his other corner then along his other line north 10 east 140 poles to a sweet gum standing in Ross' Pocoson then the middle of the pocoson till it intersects Falling Run then up the run to the beginning which lot contains 613 acres.

 

Drawn by Thos W. Philips, signed Ethld Exum, Aaron Maner, Exum Lewis. Abstracted 11-30-06, NCA film C.037.400010, CTC.

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Following is the will of Joseph Phlips, son of Exum Philips.

 

ABSTRACTS OF THE WILLS OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA 1733-1856 By Ruth Smith Williams and Margarette Glenn Griffin

Published by DIXIE LETTER SERVICE, Rocky Mount, North Carolin

1956, page 255

 
Dec. 23, 1819.  Feb Ct., 1822. 
 
PHILIPS, JOSEPH
 
Wife:  NANCY, lend whole of my lands, 650 A lying S side Swift Creek, boundaries ascertained referrence division land of my father EXUM PHILIPS and deed of sale from HORATIO E. HALL, reversion to chil, 10 negroes, all h. hold and kitchen furn, also sufficient port and corn to serve her and her family for 1 yr.
 
Dau: MARY, 10 negroes, Unborn child to share equally with MARY, JOHN TAYLOR, of Martin Co., father-in-law. Dr. John F. Ward, Gdn for MARY. 
 
Exrs: Father-in-law, John Taylor; bro, MATTHEW PHILIPS; ELIAS BRYAN, EXUM LEWIS, Wit: JAMES J. PHILIPS, ETHELDRED PHILIPS, JOHN F. WARD,
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Descendants of Exum PHILIPS

Generation 1

1. EXUM1 PHILIPS was born on 08 Jun 1757 in Edgecombe, North Carolina, USA. He died in 1802 in
Edgecombe Co NC. He married CHARLOTTE EXUM on 26 Feb 1784. She was born about 1760.

Exum PHILIPS and Charlotte Exum had the following children:

I      JOSEPH2 PHILIPS was born about 1791. He died in 1822 in Edgecombe, North
Carolina, USA. He married ANNE TAYLOR. She was born about 1782.

ii.            THOMAS PHILIPS was born about 1792.

iii.   MATHEW PHILIPS was born on 15 Jun 1785 in Edgecombe Co NC. He died on 23 Oct 1823. He married ELIZABETH NICHOLSON on 27 Feb 1812. She was born on 26 Feb 1790. She died in 23 sep 1873.

iv.  JAMES PHILIPS was born about 1787. He died on 17 Feb 1887.

v.    MARY "POLLY" PHILIPS was born on 09 Aug 1790. She died on 15 Apr 1828 in Old
City Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN. She married ELISHA WILLIAMS on 31 May 1814 in Davidson Co TN, son of Elisha WILLIAMS and Sarah JOSEY. He was born on 21 Sep 1782. He died on 15 Mar 1865.

 

Generation 2

2. JOSEPH2 PHILIPS (Exum1) was born about 1776. He died in 1822 in Edgecombe, North Carolina, USA. He married ANNE TAYLOR. She was born about 1782.

Joseph PHILIPS and Anne Taylor had the following child:

i.              MARY PHILIPS was born about 1805 in Edgecombe Co NC.

3. MATHEW2 PHILIPS (Exum1) was born on 15 Jun 1785 in Edgecombe Co NC. He died on 23 Oct 1823. He married ELIZABETH NICHOLSON on 27 Feb 1812. She was born on 26 Feb 1790. She died in 23 sep 1873.

Mathew PHILIPS and Elizabeth Nicholson had the following children:

i.     CHARLOTTE EXUM3 PHILIPS was born on 07 Aug 1815. She died in 1878. She
married ROBERT NEWSOM. TAYLOR on 25 Oct 1843. He was born about 1815. He died in Oct 1839.

ii.    JOHN ALEXANDER JAMES PHILIPS was born on 13 Mar 1818. He married MARY ELIZABETH DRAKE on 19 May 1852. She was born on 19 May 1852.

iii.   MARTHA PENELOPE HOOKER PHILIPS was born on 29 Jan 1821. She died on 15 Oct 1855. She married (1) JOHN C. DELAMAR. She married on 13 Dec 1859.

4. MARY "POLLY"2 PHILIPS (Exum1) was born on 09 Aug 1790. She died on 15 Apr 1828 in Old City Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN. She married ELISHA WILLIAMS on 31 May 1814 in Davidson Co TN, son of Elisha WILLIAMS and Sarah JOSEY. He was born on 21 Sep 1782. He died on 15 Mar 1865.

Elisha WILLIAMS and Mary "Polly" PHILIPS had the following children:

SARAH JOSEY RAY3 WILLIAMS was born on 31 Jul 1815. She died on 14 Mar 1850 in

i.       Murfreesboro TN. She married JOHN WHITSETT CHILDRESS. He was born in 1807. He died in 1884.

ii.      JOSEPH JOHN WILLIAMS was born on 10 Dec 1817. He died on 31 May 1852 in Murfreesboro, TN.

iii.     SUSANNAH WILLIAMS was born between 1818-1821. She died on Unknown date.

iv.     ELISHA WILLIAMS was born on 20 Oct 1822 in Poss. Murfreesboro, TN. He died on 31 Oct 1848 in Murfreesboro TN.

v.      HENRY J. WILLIAMS was born on 20 Jun 1825. He died on 18 Apr 1855 in
Murfreesboro, TN. He married SUSAN SUMNER.

 

 

Generation 3

5. CHARLOTTE EXUM3 PHILIPS (Mathew2, Exum1) was born on 07 Aug 1815. She died in 1878. She married ROBERT NEWSOM. TAYLOR on 25 Oct 1843. He was born about 1815. He died in Oct 1839.

Robert Newsom. Taylor and Charlotte Exum PHILIPS had the following children:

i.         LOUISE MARIA4 TAYLOR was born on 09 Oct 1843. She died on 18 Nov 1844.

ii.        EVA NICHOLSON TAYLOR was born on 03 Feb 1846. She died on 26 Feb 1846.

iii.      LOUISA NICHOLSON TAYLOR was born on 20 Feb 1848.

iv.       ROBERTA NEWSOM TAYLOR was born on 26 Oct 1851.

6. JOHN ALEXANDER JAMES3 PHILIPS (Mathew2, Exum1) was born on 13 Mar 1818. He married MARY ELIZABETH DRAKE on 19 May 1852. She was born on 19 May 1852.

John Alexander James PHILIPS and Mary Elizabeth Drake had the following children:

i.       MATHEW GREEN4 PHILIPS was born on 28 May 1853.

ii.      LOUISA DRAKE PHILIPS was born on 23 Sep 1854. She died on 10 Feb 1897. She married JAMES W. CONEY on 12 Dec 1876.

iii.     WILLIAM MANN PHILIPS was born on 30 Dec 1858.

iv.     SEABORN MANNING PHILIPS was born on 17 Mar 1863.

v.      JOSEPH NICHOLSON PHILIPS was born on 11 Oct 1865.

vi.     MATTHEW LEATH PHILIPS was born on 18 Aug 1860. He died on 28 Sep 1885. He married ELIZABETH NICHOLSON on 27 Feb 1812. She was born about 1860.

7. MARTHA PENELOPE HOOKER3 PHILIPS (Mathew2, Exum1) was born on 29 Jan 1821. She died on 15 Oct 1855. She married (1) JOHN C. DELAMAR. She married on 13 Dec 1859.

John C. DeLamar and Martha Penelope Hooker PHILIPS had the following children:

i.       MATHEW PHILIPS4 DELAMAR was born on 09 Aug 1843.

ii.      MARTHA CRATCH DELAMAR was born on 06 Dec 1844. She married JOHN T. SPARROW. He was born about 1821.

iii.     JOHN NICHOLSON DELAMAR was born on 23 Feb 1851.

iv.     JAMES DAVIS JASPER DELAMAR was born on 23 Feb 1851.

8. SARAH JOSEY RAY3 WILLIAMS (Mary "Polly"2 PHILIPS, Exum1 PHILIPS) was born on 31 Jul 1815. She died on 14 Mar 1850 in Murfreesboro TN. She married JOHN WHITSETT CHILDRESS. He was born in 1807. He died in 1884.

John Whitsett Childress and Sarah Josey Ray WILLIAMS had the following child:

i. .            ANDERSON4 CHILDRESS.

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Below is a copy of bible records showing the descendants of Exum Philips and their wives.

Exum Philips Bible

Below is a copy of bible records showing the descendants of Exum Philips and their wives that came from the historical collections of the Georgia chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution.

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