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1870 census Johnson, Scott Co., IN Household 504/502
John Redman, age 16, works on farm, b. IN
John T. Philips, age 51, farmer, b. NC
Emaline Redman, age 45, keeping house, b. IN
John Philips, age 22, works on farm, b. IN
George Philips, age 17, works on farm, b. IN
Mary Philips, age 3, b. IN

1880 census Johnson, Scott Co., IN
John T. PHILLIPPS Self M Male W 61 NC Laborer NC NC
Emeline PHILLIPPS Wife M Female W 55 IN Keeping House VA VA
Mary PHILLIPPS Dau S Female W 13 IN NC IN
Amanda COONEY Other S Female W 21 IN Servant NC IN

1900 census Jennings, Scott Co., IN
Elvin L. Christie, head, Mch 1870, age 30, md 9 yrs, IN/IN/OH, farmer
Mary E., wife, Oct 1867, age 32, md 9 yrs, 4 births, 3 surviving, IN/NC/OH
LeRoy C., son, Feb 1892, age 8, IN/IN/IN
Hazel, daughter, January 1894, age 6, IN/IN/IN
Della N., daughter, Sept 1898, age 1, IN/IN/IN
Ariel R., brother, May 1886, age 14, IN/IN/OH, farm labor

1910 census Jennings, Scott Co., IN
Elvin L. Christie, head, age 41, md 19 yrs, IN/IN/OH, farmer
Mary E., wife, age 43, md 19 yrs, 7 births, 4 surviving, IN/SC/OH
Leroy C., son, age 18, IN/IN/IN, farm laborer
Hazel, daughter, age 16, IN/IN/IN
Avis C., daughter, age 8, IN/IN/IN
Benice, daughter, age 5, IN/IN/IN
Andrew Christie, father, age 72, widowed, IN/Scotland/OH

1920 census Jennings, Scott Co., IN
Elvin Christie, head, age 49, IN/IN/IN, farmer
Mary, wife, age 52, IN/SC/OH
Avis C., daughter, age 18, IN/IN/IN
Bernice, daughter, age 15, IN/IN/IN

1930 census Jennings, Scott Co., IN
Elvin L. Christie, head, age 61, age at first marriage - 22, IN/IN/IN, farmer
Mary, wife, age 63, age at first marriage - 24, IN/SC/OH
Avis, daughter, age 28 single, IN/IN/IN, stenographer, canning factory
Bernice, daughter, age 15, IN/IN/IN

Mary died on Dec. 26, 1940. Elvin died in 1954

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 8:42 PM
Subject: Phillips info

Hi Kari
My name is Cheryl Beach Amador and I am Beverly Setree's sister. I have been doing family research since I was 15 years old. I am 46 now. I am sending you an update on our family starting with our Grandfather Charles Lee Roy Christie. I have a book on the current Phillips family and if you would like to have a copy send me a snail mail address and I will mail you one. I try to keep up with the Phillips familes but some of the older people are dying and the rest are unable to attend the reunions and the younger folks don't seem to be interested in attending them any more.
My sister said you lived in Ohio so if you are able to come to the reunion I would love to meet you. It is interesting that you got the
Phillips family info from Ken Phillips. I only found one Ken Phillips in my database and I don't think he has ever been to our reunions and I know that we have been having them since the early 1900's. Maybe he just never knew that we had them.
Anyway, here is our family from Charles (actually he always went by Lee) and I can send you a book later. (It is not anything big...just
something that I did for the reunions.) After looking at the info that Ken had, it appears to me that he got alot of our family info from a John Phillips who had done a book back in the 70's on the Phillips line and John also had a lot of our info wrong. Looking forward to hearing from you and I would be interested in your family lines back to Thomas H. Phillips.

Cheryl Beach Amador


1. Charles Lee Roy CHRISTIE was born on 13 Feb 1892 in SCOTT CO., IN. He died on 27 Feb 1946 in TIPPECANOE CO., IN. He was married to Hazel Dorotha STITES on 2 Oct 1920 in IN. Hazel Dorotha STITES was born on 22 May 1899 in CLARK CO., IN. She died on 18 Apr 1968 in MARION CO., IN. Children of Charles Lee Roy CHRISTIE and Hazel Dorotha STITES were:

+2 i. Maxine Marie CHRISTIE.
+3 ii. Dorothy Mae CHRISTIE.
+4 iii. Charles Lee CHRISTIE.


2. Maxine Marie CHRISTIE was born on 12 Jul 1921 in MARION CO., IN. She died on 14 May 1965 in MARION CO., IN. She was married to Lawrence L. PAVEY on 9 Feb 1941 in IN. Lawrence L. PAVEY was born on 3 Jan 1913 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN. He died in Jun 1993 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN. Children of Maxine Marie CHRISTIE and Lawrence L. PAVEY were:

+5 i. Sharon Lee PAVEY.
+6 ii. Patricia Gayle PAVEY.
+7 iii. Frederick Theodore PAVEY.

3. Dorothy Mae CHRISTIE was born in 1922 in MADISON CO., IN. She was married to Alvin Clark BEACH on 15 Mar 1946 in TIPPECANOE CO., IN. Alvin Clark BEACH was born on 18 May 1928 in PIKE CO. IN. He died on 11 Oct 1986 in VANDERBURGH CO., IN. He was buried in I.O.O.F. CEM, GIBSON CO., IN. Children of Dorothy Mae CHRISTIE and Alvin Clark BEACH were:

+8 i. James Leroy BEACH.
+9 ii. Beverly Lynn BEACH.
10 iii. Vickie Rae BEACH
+11 iv. Cheryl Ann BEACH.
+12 v. Rex Alan BEACH.
+13 vi. Jody Dwayne BEACH.

4. Charles Lee CHRISTIE was born in 1930 in IN.

Children of Charles Lee CHRISTIE and Mary CLIFFORD were:

14 i. Ann Marie CHRISTIE
15 ii. Lee Clifford CHRISTIE
16 iii. Nancy Kay CHRISTIE
17 iv. Steven Ray CHRISTIE
18 v. Keith Brian CHRISTIE
19 vi. Dennis Charles CHRISTIE
20 vii. Denise Charlene CHRISTIE

"The Phillips Family Tree" by John Phillips, 1986 & Ken & Lucille Phillips, 1994
MARY EASTER PHILLIPS was born October 23, 1866, a great surprise to her parents as it had been 14 years since Addison was born. Mary was named for her aunt Easter (Phillips) Feaster of Lawrence County, Missouri, according to Mary's daughter Bernice. Mary's middle name is said to have been pronounced "Ester."
Mary was orphaned in 1881 when she was 15. Although she often said she'd wished she'd died with her parents, she is remembered for her wit and good humor. Mary lived with her brothers, alternately, after her parents died. She was called "Little Mary" because she was small, much smaller than Mary (Spear) Phillips, who was called "Tall Mary."
Mary married Elvin Leroy Christie March 15, 1891 in Scottsburg, Indiana. Elvin was born in 1869. He was a son of Andrew Christie Jr. and grandson of Andrew Sr. Mary and Elvin had Charles Leroy in 1892, Hazel in 1894, Avis Evelyn in 1900 and Bernice in 1904. Between 1894 and 1901 Mary lost three other daughteres: Blanche at nine months, Delia Mae at 22 months and Grace at two months. Mary died December 26, 1940. Daughter Hazel Wright recalls: "While she was on her deathbed, she would ask me to go get her mother's Bible and show it to whoever other friends were there." Hazel remembers that Mary always kept a large photograph of John T. and Emeline on her wall and that "a short time before she went into a coma she asked me to bring their picture in her bedroom and hang it on the wall at the foot of the bed so she could look at it all day long ... I suppose that picture was burned up in the fire." Elvin died in 1954. (John T., Tom)