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John Ward Philips

Southside Virginia Families, Volume 2

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

John Ward Philips, son of Dr. James J. Philips, born 1850, died October 30, 1902, Rocky Mount, N.C. , m. Feb.28, 1877, Katherine Hart Wimberly, born 1859, daughter of George L. Wimberly (1836-1924) and his wife Frances Jane Whitfield.


    John Ward Philips and Katherine Wimberly had issue.

                    I.            John Ward Philips, born 1878, died unmarried.

                  II.            Frances Philips, born 1880, m.(1) Augustus M. Shaw, (2) Frank Parker Spruill, see above, grandson of Sally Tart Philips.


       Issue of 1st marriage:

1.       William Shaw, President Peoples Bank, Rocky Mount, N.C. m. Burt Perry, daughter of Elijah Boddie Perry.


 Issue of 2nd marriage:

1.       Frank Parker Spruill, born 1910, attorney in Rocky Mount, N.C., m. Polly Irby Easley and has issue: Anna Easley Spruill, born 1940; Harriet Burt Spruill, born 1943: and Frank Parker Spruill, born 1952.

2.       Edward Muse Spruill, born 1912, an Episcopal Clergyman and rector of Grace Church, Plymouth, N.C.M m. Florence Estelle Eagles and has issue: Florence Estelle Spruill.

3.       Katherine Wimberly Spruill, born 1916, m. William B. Harrison of Rocky Mount and has issue: Frances Wimberly Harrison, born 1942; William B. Harrison, born 1943;  Frank Spruill Harrison, born 1946, and Katherine Curtis Harrison, born 1950.


                III.            Maude Philips, born 1882.

                IV.            Harriet Philips, born 1884.

                  V.            George Wimberly Philips, born 1886, m. Mattie Grimes.

                VI.            Robert Diggs Philips, born 1889, m. Mrs. Lillian Atkinson.

              VII.            Walter Everett Philips, born 1891.

            VIII.            Katherine Wimberly Philips, of whom later.