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CHAPTER FOURTEEN

THE FAMILIES IN PINE ISLAND PHILLIPS THRU WINFREE





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  • THE PHILLIPS FAMILY
    On August 2, 1860 Joseph William Phillips and Elizabeth Jane Snow, both born in Georgia, were married in the state of Alabama. Joseph was born in 1841 and Elizabeth was born August 1, 1841.
    Joseph's family had emigrated from England. After arriving in South Carolina they migrated to Georgia, Alabama and finally to Grimes County, Texas in 1873 after the Civil War. Eight years latter they moved to The Shiloh area in Waller County. Joseph was a Civil War Veteran and a prisoner of war held by the yankees until 1865. Elizabeth died in 1895 and Joseph married a woman named Fannie, two years later. He died in 1920.
    They had nine children, five born in Alabama, Sarah Dorcas, Narcissus A., Artie Mae, James Marion, Joseph Fleamon and four born in Texas, William Shelly, Thornton Sylvanus, Ella Jane and Effie. They also raised a grandnephew, Thomas Quinn Whigham as a twin to their son Thornton. Most of the family is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery.In the 1900 census Joseph Fleamon was living in Pine Island and listed as the head of a household and living with him were the following brothers and sisters, William Shelly, Thornton Sylvanus, Ella Jane and Effie.
  • JOSEPH FLEAMON PHILLIPS
    Joseph was born January 18, 1872 in Alabama and died on November 21, 1957. He married Georgie Electra Garrett who was born April 10, 1876 and died June 18, 1946. Georgie was the half sister to Silas Austin Garrett and sister of Susan Jane (Garrett) Milam, Benjamin and Franklin Garrett. Joseph and Georgie had four children, Earl, Hattie, Nina and Vada.
    • EARL PHILLIPS
      Earl was born in 1904 and died in 1975. He married a girl named Violet.
    • HATTIE SUE PHILLIPS
      Hattie was born circa 1908. She married Dan Adams and they had two children, Dan and Gene .
    • NINA PHILLIPS
      Nina was born February 11, 1911 and died in 1974. She was married (1st) to a man named Cleveland and they had two children.
    • VADA PHILLIPS
      Vada married a man named Crow
  • THORNTON SYLVANUS PHILLIPS
    Thornton was born November 14, 1876. On November 24, 1901 he married Lucy Ann Milam, born February 29, 1884, and together they had ten children, Silvan Austin, Molly Myrtle, Joseph Milam, Blanche Elza, Fannie Lucille, Benjamin Lee, Alta Oleta, Effie May, Ethel Maude and Beryl Thornton.
    Thornton was an ordained deacon in the Pine Island Baptist church as was his son Sylvan and his two grandsons Freddie and Ray Brumlow. Lucy died May 10, 1959 and is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery.
    • SYLVAN AUSTIN PHILLIPS
      Silvan was born March 12, 1903 and died November 15, 1970. He remained unmarried.
    • MOLLY MYRTLE PHILLIPS
      Molly was born January 1, 1905. She married Jessie Frank Brumlow and they had 4 children, William Thornton, Freddie Francis, Jesse Ray and Donald Neil.
    • JOSEPH MILAM PHILLIPS
      Joseph was born November 29, 1906. He married 1st. Lois Lynch, 2nd. Ollie Prichard and 3rd. Effie Alexander. He had three children, Jeannie, Dolores and Judy Lynn. Joseph died on November 1, 1988.
    • BENJAMIN LEE PHILLIPS
      Benjamin was born December 6, 1908. He married Jewell Chaddick.
    • BLANCHE ELZA PHILLIPS
      Blanch was born March 11, 1911. She married Murphy Lee Urquhart and they had two children Virginia Ann and Betty Jane.
    • FANNIE LUCILLE PHILLIPS
      Fannie was born January 5, 1913. She married Edgar Lee Throgmorton and they had one child, Mary Lucille.
    • ALTA OLETA PHILLIPS
      Alta was born March 24, 1915. She remained unmarried.
    • EFFIE MAY PHILLIPS
      Effie was born July 27, 1918. She married Harvel Doyle Seale.
    • ETHEL MAUDE PHILLIPS
      Ethel was born March 6, 1920. She married 1st. Charles Grebe and 2nd. Mike Mingus. She and Mike had two children, Mitchell Jr. and Marilyn.
    • BERYL THORNTON PHILLIPS
      Beryl was born August 18, 1921. He married Joyce Singh and they had four children, Neil Edward, Lorraine, Ralph and Sheryl Annette. Joyce was a "war bride" from New Zealand. She died July 29, 1988.
  • ELY RANDALL
    The Randalls were one of the four black families living in Pine Island in 1910. Ely was born circa 1880. His wife Lietha was born circa 1881. They were both born in Texas. Ely was listed as a farmer and Lietha was listed as doing laundry for private families.
  • JOHN C. ROAN
    John was born in September of 1847 in Louisiana and his wife Sallie was born in April of 1847 in Tennessee. In 1900 only one son John was living at home. John was born in August of 1878 in Louisiana. Another son James lived next door.
  • JAMES ROAN
    James was born in March of 1872 in Louisiana. His wife Ella was born in January 1879 in Texas. They had one child with them in 1900, Ethel who was born in December 1899. Ella stated in the census that she had had three children but only two were still living. In the 1910 census James had married Mattie (census stated they had been married 10 years) and they had three children, Louis, Ollie and Lula
  • DUNCAN D. ROBERTSON
    Duncan was born September 23, 1874 and died October 18, 1903. His wife Mary J. was born in 1891 and died in 1928. He built the first house, store building and post office at the old Houston highway and Cochran Rd. and was the first Prairie View postmaster. He lived there with his wife and daughter. The "A History Of Waller County" states that he left the county after the sale and was never heard from again, however he and his wife are both buried in the Shiloh Cemetery, he in 1903 and her in 1928.
  • JOHN SCOTT
    John and his wife Clara, along with one baby son, moved into the old Lay place (east of the postoffice) sometime after the 1910 census. John worked for Prairie View college.
  • WILLIAM SLEDGE
    William was born in September of 1827. His wife Cordelia was born in November of 1830. Living with them in 1910, was their grandson Edward E. Sledge.
      • EDWARD E. SLEDGE
        Edward was born in June of 1887. His wife Atna was born circa 1991. In 1910 they had one son, Eugene who was one year old.
  • ROBERT SMITH
    Robert was born in July 1854 and Epsy, his wife was born in December 1864. In 1910 they had four children, Allie M.,Levi, Zana and Hettie. They also had two children, James and Robert Anthony, by her first husband.
    • ALLIE M. SMITH
      Allie was born in June 1888.
    • LEVI SMITH
      Levi was born in November 1891.
    • ZANA SMITH
      Zana was born in October 1895.
    • HETTIE SMITH
      Hettie was born in April 1898.
    • JAMES ANTHONY
      James was a stepson born in November 1884.
    • ROBERT ANTHONY
      Robert was a stepson born in April 1881.
  • WILLIAM SMITH
    William was born in September 1855 and his wife Sallie E. was born in February 1853. They had seven children, Edgar, Bessie, Marcie, Mary, Robert A., Cora and Charles.
    • EDGAR SMITH
      Edgar was born in 1879. He married Jessie/Tillie Garrett, born circa 1887, and they had two children, Claude Harris and Marie. Edgar was a school trustee for Pine Island. He was killed in a car wreck near Waller in 1934 and was buried in the Hempstead cemetery.
    • BESSIE SMITH
      Bessie was born in January of 1882.
    • MARCIE SMITH
      Marcie was born in April of 1884.
    • MARY SMITH
      Mary was born in September of 1886. She married ---- Cole.
    • ROBERT A. "BUD" SMITH
      Robert was born in August of 1889. He married Adice Cameron
    • CORA SMITH
      Cora was born December 10, 1892 and died February 21, 1920. She married Silas William "Will" Garrett and they had two girls, Ester and Effie Ruth and Billy Bob.
    • CHARLES SMITH
      Charles was born in May of 1895.
      • J. D. STANLEY
        J. D. was born circa 1883. He married Ian who was born circa 1887 and they had two children in 1910, Clara and Clide.
        • CLARA STANLEY
          Clara was born circa 1908.
        • CLIDE STANLEY
          Clide was born circa 1910.

      • JAMES TAPSCOTT
        James and his family was one of the black families who moved into old Pine Island in the 1930s. He was born -----. He married Gertrude -----. James and Gertrude moved into the old Lay place after the Scotts moved to Fairbanks, Texas. Gertrude was the closest neighbor to, and a very good friend of Mamie Milam and her children. Mamie depended on the Tapscotts in many ways after Mamie's husband died leaving her with four small children. Mamie's children, Lucille and "Buster", still speak fondly of Gertrude and how good a friend and neighbor she was to their family.
      • THE TAYLOR FAMILY
        William Taylor, the first known ancestor was born in Virginia, but by 1786 he was living in North Carolina. It is believed that he was an uncle of president Zachary Taylor. William had five children including Jonathan who moved to Mississippi where he operated a very large cotton plantation with 100 slaves. After the end of the Civil War two of Jonathan's sons, Baldy Washington Taylor and Ruben Sanders Taylor migrated to Creek Texas near Crockett. With them came Ruben's son Francis Marion. Francis had married Martha Jane Starnes in Mississippi. Francis was 30 years old and Martha was 16. Francis fought with the Mississippi Regiment during the Civil War, but after the war was over they moved to Creek, Houston County, Texas in 1870. Francis died in the epidemic of "1896" and is buried in Creek. After he died, Martha left seven of the children, Lillie, Ida, Effie, Francis Marion, Aggie Mae, Emmitt, and Mattie in Houston County and with daughters Dolly Pauline and Aquilla, moved to Pine Island where sons Luther Calvin, Homer Sanders, Frank Vernon lived.
      • FRANK VERNON TAYLOR
        Frank was born in 1885 and died in 1966. He married Mantie Mae Milam on April 9, 1916 and they had seven children, Frankie "Tookie" Mae, Charles Gordon, Mary Louise, Alene Verna, Mattie Lee, Frank Frederick and Melba Jane.
      • HOMER SANDERS TAYLOR
        Homer was born circa 1875 and his wife Pearl (Jenkins) was born circa 1878. Both were born in Texas. Homer came to Pine Island from Houston County and Pearl from Huntsville. In 1910 they had three children, Herman Lee, Minnie Inez and Mattie Sue. Living with them was Homer's brother Frank born circa 1887 and his sister Cora born circa 1892.
      • HERMAN LEE TAYLOR
        Herman was born in 1906 and died in 1957. He married Viola Fulmer and they had 4 children, Valentina, Jeanette, Kathleen, and Dolores Ann.
        • VALENTINA TAYLOR
          No info.
        • JEANETTE TAYLOR
          No info.
        • KATHLEEN TAYLOR
          No info.
        • DOLORES ANN TAYLOR
          No info.
      • MINNIE INEZ TAYLOR
        Inez was born in 1907 and died in 1988. She married Ernest Buren Samford who was born in 1887 and died in 1971. They had 4 children, Buren Elvin, Ruth Erlene, Mattie Faye, and Dolly Sue.
        • BUREN ELVIN TAYLOR
          Buren was born in 1929.
        • RUTH EARLENE TAYLOR
          Ruth was born in 1930.
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        • LI>MATTIE FAYE TAYLOR
          Mattie was born in 1932.
        • DOLLY SUE TAYLOR
          Dolly was born in 1934.
      • MATTIE SUE TAYLOR
        Mattie was born circa 1908 and died in 1933. She married Mike Spampinato. They had one child, Narvell.
    • LUTHER CALVIN TAYLOR
      Luther was born in 1882 and died in 1929. He married (1st) Lillie Pearl Garrett and (2nd) Annie (Perry) Taylor. He and Lillie had one daughter, Lucille. He and Annie had two boys, Frank and Jack
      • LUCILLE TAYLOR
        Daughter of Luther and Lillie. Lucille was raised by Margaret Etta (Garrett) Thomas, an aunt, in Waller after her mother died. She became a nurse in Houston
      • FRANK "SON" TAYLOR
        No info
      • JACK HOMER TAYLOR
        Jack was born in 1919, the son of Luther and Annie, was a lawyer, was elected County Judge of Waller county in 1966 and served through 1980. Jack died of a heart attack on July 20, 1983 at the age of 64.
    • AQUILLA (QUILLA) TAYLOR
      Aquilla married Albert Lee Garrett and they had five children, Douglas, Rachel, Wessie, Christine and Ray. "Quilla" died December 31, 1979 and Lee died April 16, 1943.
    • RUDOLF URBANEK
      Rudolf was born in 1871 and died in 1961. He married Oris who was born circa 1872. Oris stated in the 1910 census that they had been married fourteen years and had seven children but only four were still living, Oris, John, Julia and Walter.
      • ORIS URBANEK
        Oris was born circa 1897.
      • JOHN URBANEK
        John was born circa 1899.
      • JULIA URBANEK
        Julia was born circa 1901.
      • WALTER URBANEK
        Walter was born circa 1909.
    • NORMAN A. URQUHART
      Norman was born circa 1856 in Alabama. He and his wife Francis, who was born circa 1854 in Alabama, had been married thirty five years and had twelve children and ten were still living in 1910. Of these, Henry Homer, and L. Ward are listed as separate families the other children are Venice, Robert, Mattie, Melton, Laura, Mamie, Lucy, Ethel, Avery and Eva.
      • VENICE URQUHART
        Venice was born in November 1876.
      • ROBERT "BOB" URQUHART
        Robert was born in April 1880.
      • MATTIE URQUHART
        Mattie was born in July 1882. She married Sheely Phillips and they had five children, Travis, Gladys, Lorene, Jack and Floy.
      • MILTON URQUHART
        Milton was born in July 1886. He married Gina Jorden and they had a six month old son named Murphy in 1910
      • MAMIE URQUHART
        Mamie was born in June 1890.
      • LUCY URQUHART
        Lucy was born January 26, 1894 and died August 18, 1913 or 18.
      • ETHEL URQUHART
        Ethel was born in September 1894.
      • AVERY URQUHART
        Avery was born in September 1896.
      • EVA URQUHART
        Eva was born circa 1900.
    • HENRY HOMER URQUHART
      Henry, the son of N. A. Urquhart, was born in 1878 and died in 1977. He married a woman named Ella, who born in 1879 and died in 1967. They had three children named, Zelma, Ruth and Robbie.
      • ZELMA URQUHART
        Zelma married Roy Feagin.
      • RUTH URQUHART
        Ruth was born December 27,1903 died October 30, 1967. She married a man named Farmer.
      • ROBBIE URQUHART
        No information.L.
    • WARD URQUHART
    • Ward, the son of N. A. Urquhart, was born January 27,1884 and died September 20, 1955. He married Elizabeth E. "Lizze" Garrett, who was born June 12, 1888 and they had two children, Eleanor and Evelyn Minnie.
      • ELEANOR URQUHART
        Eleanor was born circa 1908
      • EVELYN/MINNIE URQUHART
        Evelyn was born circa 1909 Married Sam Richard Hamner
    • HUGH VINCENT
      Hugh was born in April of 1857 in Bohemia. His wife Rosalie was born in September of 1857 also in Bohemia. They had nine children Frank, Annie, Albian, Henry, Vinson, Joseph, William, John and Jaryolin
    • EDWARD WALLGAST
      Edward was born circa 1878 in Texas, but his parents were both born in Germany. His wife Etta was born circa 1884, also in Texas. Her father was born in Germany, but her mother was born in Alabama. They married in 1905. In 1920 they had 3 children Edna, Hugo and Roland.
      • EDNA WALLGAST
        Edna was born circa 1906.
      • HUGO WALLGAST
        Hugo was born circa 1908.
      • ROLAND WALLGAST
        No Information.
    • GEORGE WALLACE
      George born circa 1854, his wife Minnie F. born circa 1868 and a cousin Elmer Denden were living in Pine Island in 1910. Minnie joined the Pine Island Baptist church during a revival held by Brother Sellers from Weimar and was baptized in 1912. They were neighbors of J.F. Phillips and William H. Milam. William Wallace Milam (William H.'s son) was named for the Wallace Family. George was from Scotland and his wife and her parents were from Texas. George died in 1925 and he and Minnie are buried in the Hempstead cemetery.
    • LOUIS H. WIGGINS
      Louis was born circa 1850 in Tennessee and his wife Texanna was born circa 1859 in Alabama. In 1910 they had a ten year old girl, Wella Halsum from Illinois, living with them as a lodger. Both Wiggins are buried in the Hempstead cemetery but no dates.
    • CHARLES WILLIAMS
      Charles was born in September of 1857. His wife Mattie was born in Oct of 1867. Charles was born in Alabama and Mattie in North Carolina. In 1900 they had seven children, Horace, Lenora, Christine, Jacob, Lila, Verna and Charles.
    • HORACE WILLIAMS
      Horace was born in December of 1879.
    • LENORA WILLIAMS
      Lenora was born in July of 1881.
    • CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
      Christine was born in February of 1884.
    • JACOB WILLIAMS
      Jacob was born in September of 1891.
    • LILA WILLIAMS
      Lila was born in September of 1892.
    • VERNA WILLIAMS
      Verna was born in October of 1894.
    • CHARLES WILLIAMS
      Charles was born in September of 1896.
  • LEONARD HART WINFREE
    Leonard was born in June 1865 and his wife Bonnie C. was born in July 1865. He died in 1938 and she died in 1953. They had three children in 1900, Leonard W., Evelyn and "Baby". Living with them was Hart's father John B. Winfree, born in October 1837.
    • LEONARD W. WINFREE
      Leonard was born in January of 1893.
    • EVELYN WINFREE
      Evelyn was born in September of 1895.
    • "BABY" WINFREE
      The "baby" was born in October of 1900.