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
SWIFT CREEK, Tar River area: Etheldred Philips
SPEED area (about
4 miles from Swift Creek): Henry Philips
John Philips children moved from Surry County VA to the Swift Creek area near Tarboro in Edgecomb
County NC around the time he died in 1758. On this page you can see where they lived, how they spelled their last name
in official records, and where they owned propery.
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Below is a partial map of 1776 North Carolina showing the counties at that time.
Below is a partial map of 1795 North Carolina showing the counties at that time.