John Philips, Jr. is a son of John Philips who was born about 1698
in Surry Co. VA
About 1719, Surry County VA
Oct 1784, Edgecombe County NC
Buried: Edgecombe County NC
(last name unknown)
I located the below will of John Philips
Jr. in Edgecombe County NC Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 on Ancestry.com. John Philips Jr. named his executors as
Etheldred Philips, the son of his brother Joseph, and Exum Philips, the son of Etheldred
Philips. This pretty well establishes that he is the John Philips listed as the
son of John Philips Sr. in the Southside Virginia Families book.
I located the below probate
record of John Philips Jr. in Edgecombe County NC Wills and Probate Records
1665-1998 on Ancestry.com.
This record states that John Philips' wife Sarah departed this life sometime in the month of August
1811 unmarried and at the time of her death there was no son of the said John Philips then living nor the spouse of any save
only the wife of the plaintiff Nathaniel Pennenter and the other plaintiffs who are the legal heirs and representatives of
Henry Philips, one of the sons of John Philips. It goes on to say that Henry Philips conveyed property without any title
to the lands (during the lifetime of Sarah Philips and before his right to the land could accrue) to Frederick Philips.
Frederick Philips, Benjamin Hart Sr., Britton Jones, and Whitmel Bell all were named as defendants. The sale was exhibited
for probate and was not being disputed. The suit eventually was settled in favor of the heirs of the son Henry Philips.
These documents contain several tidbits
- John Philips died sometime in the month of October
- His will was dated 30 May 1781 and left everything to his wife
- If his wife marries or dies the land is to be sold and the money
divided between his two sons or their heirs.
- John Philips' land was
located on the north side of Swift Creek, contained five hundred and twenty acres, and adjoined the land of William Savage,
Alexander Cotten, Whitmel Bell and others.
- The plaintiffs are the
children and a spouse of Henry Philips, were Bryan Nathaniel and Patsy Parmenter, William Philips, Eaton Philips and John
John Philips Probate