|I have traced my Phillips family line back to South
Carolina in the early 1800's. Others
take the family line back further than that but I am not sure about it.
Based on known research it is believed that this Phillips family
originated in Wales, with migrations to Ireland and then on to America.
CALVIN PHILLIPS (born between 1820 and 1830, died after 1880)
My great grandfather was Calvin
Phillips. He was born between 1820 and1830 in South Carolina, a son
of Gabriel and Abbey (Rainmaker) Phillips. From what I can piece
together, Calvin Phillips spent his early childhood years in the
Spartenburg District of South Carolina. When he was around 8 years old,
the family left South Carolina and started heading west. They apparently
lived for a short time in White County, Tennessee and then moved on to
Lauderdale County, Alabama. It appears that they stayed in northwest
Alabama for a few years and then moved on west, settling in Benton
County, Arkansas around 1842. Benton County is in the northwest
corner of Arkansas.
Calvin Phillips married Rachael
Reddick in Benton County, Arkansas December 20, 1849. They had eight
children (6 sons and 2 daughters) between 1850 and 1871, all born in
Benton County, Arkansas. They moved to Cooke County, Texas sometime
before 1880. Census records from June 0f 1880 place them in precinct 2
of Cooke County, Texas. I have no further records on Calvin and Rachael
Phillips after 1880, although it is logical to assume that they moved
again to the Chickasaw Nation in the Indian Territory before 1890. They
probably lived somewhere near the village of Wapanuka in present day
Johnson County, Oklahoma. I do not know where they died or where they
- I believe there is Cherokee blood in our Phillips line. Calvin
Phillips may have been part Cherokee, and I believe Abbey Rainmaker was
a Cherokee. However, that is not yet proven.
- I believe that Calvin Phillips's full name was either John Calvin
Phillips or Calvin John Phillips.
- I believe there were close relatives living in Lauderdale County,
Alabama in the 1830's, probably with the Phillips surname.
- Through his life, Calvin Phillips was a farmer and blacksmith.
- The Calvin Phillips family also lived for a time in Washington
County, Arkansas - which adjoins Benton County.
- Some old family records show that Calvin Phillips served in the
Confederate Army during the Civil War. I can not prove that.
- I have not found the burial place for Calvin or Rachel Phillips,
but I believe it is in Oklahoma, probably somewhere in Johnston
County or not far away.
JOHN WESLEY PHILLIPS (born 1868 , died 1939)
My grandfather was John
Wesley Phillips. He was born in Benton County, Arkansas February 20,
1868. He married Willie
Katherine Callahan in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory around
1889. During the early years of their marriage, they traveled by covered
wagon from the Indian Territory over to northwest Arkansas and down to central
Texas. They started having children in 1891. They had seven children
between January of 1891 and November of 1903, three daughters and four
sons. As far as I can tell, their home base was in the Indian Territory
but John Wesley Phillips liked to travel. I am sure traveling was rough for my grandmother,
especially after the children came
along, and she must have fussed about it. In the early 1900's they finally settled down on a
farm in Comanche County, Texas. They lived the rest of their lives
there. John Wesley Phillips died October 30, 1939. Willie Katherine
(Callahan) Phillips died January 18, 1950. They are both buried in the
White Point Cemetery which is seven miles southeast of Comanche, Texas.
Willie Katherine (Callahan) Phillips with daughter,
Lizzie - about 1894
Lizzie was seriously
retarded. She never married and lived with her parents until she
died in 1946. She is buried alongside her parents in the White
Point Cemetery in Comanche County, Texas.
John Wesley Phillips and the family,
STANDING: Marvin, Annie,
Luther McAnnelly (Annie's husband) , Bertha, Otho, Ellen (wife
of Otho), Lizzie, Hubert, Modette (wife of Hubert)
SEATED: John Wesley holding
Othene, Beatrice, Willie Katherine holding doll (may be baby
Mary Katherine). Children belong to Otho and Ellen.
This picture was obviously
taken at some kind of family gathering. My father, Walter Lee
Phillips, is does not shown. It is believed that he was living a
couple of hundred miles away in Del Rio, Texas during this time.
John Wesley & Willie Katherine
(Callahan) Phillips, about 1935
WALTER LEE PHILLIPS (born 1896, died
father was Walter Lee
Phillips. He was born August 3, 1896 in the
Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. He was married twice - (1) Ethel
Beatty and (2) Mava
Opal Gooch, my mother. He died January 21, 1971 in Abilene,
Taylor County, Texas and is buried in the White Point Cemetery in
Comanche County, Texas.
Walter Lee & Johnnie Ethel (Beatty)
Phillips, 1917. She was his first wife and they had four
daughters - Mary Jewel (Judy), Ethel Juanita, Johnnie Bee &
Birdie Maxine. (The handwritten caption indicating his name as
"Wesley Lee Phillips" is in error.)
Elmer Gore (left) & Walter
Lee Phillips (right), about
Walter Lee Phillips, 1951
Stanley Dean Phillips, Sr. (June
12, 1939 - January 13, 2013
away January 13, 2013 at the Rolling Plains Memorial
Hospital in Sweetwater, Texas. He will be
missed by all of us, Family and Friends, as we get
together for the Holidays. This photograph was taken
shortly before his death.
Peace, Brother. We all love you.
Pictures Page 1
Pictures Page 2
Davis Phillips Family Pictures
Washington Phillips Family Pictures
T. Phillips Picture
PHILLIPS FAMILY REGISTRY
me an e-mail to be added to the registry.
|Per my Grandmother: Nonie Mae Harris Phillips
I believe Ms. Elizabeth ?Francis? Callahan (b 1818 SC, d aft 1850) married Zachariah Phillips (b. 26 Jul 1810 Little River, Baldwin Co. AL. d. 1886) m. 25 Feb 1842 Little River, AL. They would have been my GGG Grandparents. The story is that the Callahans were at least 2 generations of Pioneer Baptist Preachers. (That might go a long way toward explaining that end of things!) Elizabeth's father is supposed to have been the son of a Baptist preacher (who had something like 20-21 children) with 5 or 6 brothers who were also preachers. I have tried to find them on Baptist web sites, etc. but can't quite put it all together. (Can't find a TRUE link).
The Baldwin Co. 1850 Census shows Elizabeth Callahan born in SC. (Elizabeth's mother may also have been Elizabeth). I also show Elizabeth, Lucy J. and Sarah living w/ Phillips children: Ann Elizabeth, John
M.K., Liza E., Robert J., and Sarah J. All children are very young. (I'm not sure which census this is on). The adults in the house are 4 Phillips and 1
Stiggins. I didn't take the time to completely read your site so I apologize if this is "wild" information. I am also new to this geneology business and soaring in many directions, often at the same time. But, this may give you another direction to search, especially for the "missing" girls.
If you think you have any connections which could help either of us, would you please E-mail me and try to explain it to me. Thanks in advance for your time.
|My name is Richard Phillips. My family is from Batesville, Ark.; grandfather Roy , great grandfather Sam.
|Hello from California. I am researching James Phillips and I came across your name on
Ancestry.com. I also saw the name Gooch. Blake Gooch is my mother's first cousin. James Phillips is their great grandfather. Just wondering if we have a connection. I have found many James Phillips in Texas in the 1800's but can't be sure which one belongs to our family. I will be glad to share
any information with you if indeed we are looking for the same people.Thanks for reading my message.
My reply: Thanks for the e-mail. I can't give you much information about the James
Phillips in my line, as I have not yet found any of his descendants. I will
give you some background information.
In the family records prepared by another person, they show a James
Phillips born about 1850 in Washington County or Benton County, Arkansas,
the first child of Calvin and Rachel (Reddick) Phillips. They were my great
grandparents, married in Washington County, Arkansas in 1849. (This makes it
sound like I am an old geezer ... well, I guess I am at that.)
Anyway, I show them having 8 children between 1850 and about 1871. My
grandfather, John Wesley Phillips, was one of the youngest children, born in
1868. Calvin and Rachel Phillips were living in Stephens County, Texas in
1880. I lose track of them after that. My grandfather and one of his
brothers (Jefferson Davis Phillips, born in 1864) married two Callahan
sisters in the Indian Territory. They both settled in Comanche County, Texas
sometime around 1905, and lived most of their lives there. My grandfather is
buried in the White Point Cemetery in Comanche County, Texas. It is a small
country cemetery and was not kept up very well for many years. In about
1998, after I got into doing this family history research, I went back there
for a visit. The association had done a lot of work in the cemetery and
restored markings on some of the graves that were not marked before that. I
found a grave marked "James S. Phillips, born October 10, 1850, died April
17, 1917". It was located at some distance from the graves of my grandfather
and the other Phillips's in my line, but I made the assumption that it was
the James Phillips (son of Calvin and Rachel) mentioned above. That may be
incorrect, but it seems to fit in with what I know. I know there was another
Phillips brother in Comanche, Texas in the early 1900's. I also know that
there was a Shad Phillips, a cousin of my father, who was probably born
between 1905 and 1915. (My father was born in 1896 and Shad was several
years younger than he was.) Dad said that Shad's father (a brother of his
father) died in Comanche, Texas, when Shad was still a young boy, leaving
his wife and at least one child for her to support. She took in laundry and
did other odd jobs around town to support them after her husband died, and
they were very poor. My grandfather and his brother, Jeff, did what they
could to help her back then, but they were pretty hard pressed themselves,
with a lot of hungry mouths to feed in their own households. Dad talked
about how rough Shad had it as a boy growing up and how his mother had
worked hard and sacrificed to give him an education. I only met Shad
Phillips a few times, back in the late sixties and early seventies. I did
not talk to him about it and I can only go on what I remember my father
saying. When I met Shad Phillips, I would guess he was in his late fifties
or early sixties. He had retired from whatever he did for a living. He was
not wealthy but seemed to live a comfortable lifestyle. He and his wife did
a lot of traveling. I assume that James Phillips was Shad's father, but
again that is just educated guesswork - not fact. I am trying to fit all of
this together and prove some of it. I hope this gives you enough information to see if it is worth pursuing.
|My name is Rick Stanley. I saw where you have done some work on the Phillips
family on Ancestry.com. I am looking for M.C. (Marion Carl) Phillips. He married Paralee Cross in
the late 1890's in Washington County, Arkansas. I am also looking for Annie
Phillips. She married E.D.(Elkanah Dulaney) Cross in the late 1890's, also in
Washington County, Arkansas. I don't know if M.C. Phillips and Annie Phillips were related or not, but
I suspect they were. I do know that E.C. Cross and Paralee Cross were brother and sister.
Anything you can do would be of great help.
|My grand-aunt DOT (DOROTHY) MCKINDER married WILLIAM B. PHILLIPS and they lived their lives in
Pekin, Illinois. Her brother WILLIAM MCKINDER
lived near the PHILLIPS in ILLINOIS and then we lost track of him.
There is a WM. MCKINDER born correct year (1884) that moved to
OKLAHOMA. I am trying to find out whether this McKinder is the same as
the Illinois McKinder. Seeing this website with the name PHILLIPS and
the states of OKLAHOMA also included made me interested to see if any of
your PHILLIPS family has connections to those in Illinois.
|Martha Phillips Coates
| My name is Martha Phillips Coates. I am from Rusk, Texas. I
am new at the genealogy research. I have only been searching for about
three weeks, but my goodness, in that time I have surfed over several
states, etc. My Great-Great-Grandfather was born in S. Carolina in
1806. He married Mary Jane McCreight who was born in S. Carolina in
1816. They were married in Alabama and their first son (William A.)
was born in Alabama. The other 11 children (two whom did not live),
were born in Cherokee County, Texas. I have found information about
all the children except William A. Phillips. Our family always thought
he was killed in the Civil War, but found out later that he was
discharged from the military in 1865 after the Battle at Fort Blakely
(Ector's Brigade, French's Division). Apparently he decided to stay in
Alabama. He was never heard from again. The last account his family
had of him, he was in Clinton, Tn. The Alabama information came from
another source. If he did decide to stay in Alabama, he probably
married and had a family over there that no one ever knew about. I
truly want to know for sure. If you can help me in any way, I will
certainly appreciate it.
|By any chance would you have any information on the
following relatives; Fred Raymond Phillips, dob
Sep. 12, 1907, Sheridan Ar. (my father), Albert Phillips (GF),
Anna or Annie Phillips (GM).Any help would be appreciated.. My son's
name is also Ray.
|Researching the Phillips family from Culpepper County,
Virginia.osuha Phillips, dob 1804; James
Phillips, dob 1867; Moses Phillips dob???
|Michael A. Phillips
|Searching for relatives
related to T.F. Phillips during the 1800's in and around McLean Tx. He
had one son that I know of named Jesse Arvel Phillips. Jesse Arvel had
three sons, Jesse, T.F. (jr) and Wesley.
|Your page comes up every time I put in
my grandmother's name. She is Elizabeth Burleson. I know that my Aunt Helen
was born in Texas but I can't find anything anywhere. Can you help? I was born
late in my father's life and he did not talk about his family. His name was
Arnold Phillips he lived in Douglas, Arizona early in the 1900s. He
went back there to die in the 70s. My aunt Helen lived in San Diego, CA. She
married Fred Baxter. They lived off Boundary Street in San Diego. My aunt Ruth
married a Rock and lived in Blackwell, OK. She died in the late 70s there but
I haven't found anything about her family. Please HELP if you can. I am at my ROPES END.
|I saw you listed as Phillips
Researcher on Rootsweb. I am looking for John Wray
PHILLIPS married Sennie
PIPKINS. Children: Wade Hampton PHILLIPS b. May 8, 1894 in
Montana, Johnson CO, AR, Red Spearman PHILLIPS, Fred
PHILLIPS, Zennis PHILLIPS, Heber PHILLIPS.
|I came across your site because a friend sent a
URL to me to check
out. My father -in law always told my children that his grandfather died with
Gen.Custer. We found a site with the list of men with him and found there were 2 Phillips men that
died. His mother was a Martha Jane Phillips,so we are assuming that it was her dad. [as we found no
Creeches]. She married his dad Jan.1889 in Ala. I do not know her fathers' or mothers'
name. One of the men that died was Pvt. John J. Phillips the other was not named.
I wonder if you have anything that you can add to this. I am new at this and hardly know how to go about it
|I am searching a Phillips family line. Do you have a
Felix Phillips in your records, b 2-24-1894 place ?- d 8-27-1956
Dallas, TX. He was married 4 times. Some names are, 1st wife Rosa
Lee b 1903 married about 1920. Had 4 children. 2nd wife, unknown
.Had 2 kids. 3rd wife, Mannie Dawson? or Trotter? Married
about 1928. Had 3 boys. Third boy born 1944 and died at birth. Mannie
died 10 days later. 4th wife, Verda Mae married about 1945. Does any of this ring a bell?
Any help will be greatly apprciated.
| Looking for the family of A S (Alonzo
Smithingan) Phillips born in 1883 Miss. Brothers, J B,
J F. R L, A W Phillips -- there were others but these were ones in the funeral notice in 1955. J B
died in 1955 a few days before Alonzo in Fort Worth. There should have bee a Newt. The father
of this bunch of big guys was J W Phillips who died in 1905 after 50
years marriage to ? Callie. J W's father was W S and if my information is correct that one should be maybe a Rueben? One of the
brothers was in south Texas and one in central Texas. I know one lived in Wichita Falls but I do
not remember which one. I was born late in my dad's life and so many of them were old enough
they did not travel much by then.
have just started my family search.
I am at a stand still. Nobody
seems to know anything about my grandfather.
I know he was born in Tennessee in 1876.
He lived in Dekalb Co., Alabama in the early 1900's.
He married Lucinda Holland and my dad was born in 1898 in Alabama.
He later moved back to Tennessee .around Lenior City somewhere
. His first wife died
when he lived in Alabama. He
remarried in Tennessee. His second wife first wife was Bell?.
Had several children there.
Can't find anything about his ancestry.
Is this anyone you know? Thank
you for any help or suggestions about others ways I might search.
Jean Phillips Osborne,
|My name is
Debbie Alberts and I am researching the family of Mary Jane Phillips.
She was born 9/25/1853 in Effingham Co., GA and died 9/14/1934 in
Tatnal Co.,GA. She married Augustus Hansel Beecher on 3/11/1873. I
have no further info on her or her family. However I am also related
to the Gooch/Googe families that others are researching on this link
page. In my research I have found a lot of my surnames, such as Gooch/Googe,Hester,Beecher,Horton,Phillips,Rogers,as
well as many others who seem to follow similar trails.
VA>NC>SC>GA>Westward. I would love to hear from anyone
with Philips/Phillips connections in GA or with corresponding
surnames, in hopes to find the missing link.
|I'm looking for any information on Guy Willliam Phillips.
He is my grandfather's father. I would like to have any information
that you might have, so I can finish my research of the family tree.
Guy's father was Jefferson Davis Phillips.
|Earline White firstname.lastname@example.org
|My name is Earline Burks
White, My gr.gr. grandmother was Nancy Phillips born 1800, and married
to Alford Hinesley in 1821 in Jasper county, Ga. I do not know where
she was born or who her parents were or if she had any brothers and
sisters, but they ended up in Carroll county, Ga.
you think that my Son Mitchell Anthony Phillips (the Youngest) looks a
lot Like Your Stanley Dean Phillips???? We are Phillips originally from South Carolina. I just thought the two
look a lot alike. When you look at my son running around it really is
a good match.
|I do not have any information on Phillips excapt
that I have a great- grand father who is A.L. Phillips that
married Sallie Todd in 1884,Johnson Co.,Tx. They had a child named
Joseph Claude Phillips . He married my great grandma Carrie
Loveless.They devorced and Joseph became a mystery in my family. If
you know some thing to help me I would grateful to you.
MESSAGE: I was wondering
about the Phillips line you have. First, is that Alcy a girl or boy?.
I have a Phillips line too. It starts and ends at Johnson County,
Texas . My g-g- grandfather was an A.L. Phillips, who married a Sallie
Todd in 1884. He left her after the last child sometime ,1903, and
nobody know anymore on him. I really hate his name. I don't know if it
is abreviated or what. If you know any thing please help me out.
|My name is
Kirk Gruenewald and I am having trouble with this part of my family
line. I hope you can help me. On
one side (Gadberry's) I have a Nancy Sophia Hastings marrying a Calvin C. Phillips.
relatives have told me that her Husband is Pleasant M. Phillips. I am
confused. Do you have any information on this Phillips line? I
deeply thank you in advance for your help.
|Brenda Tiner Hirrlinger
| My name is Brenda Tiner and Sarah Amanda
(Giner) Tiner is my great great aunt. She was born about 1848 in MO.,
came with her family to the Choctaw nation for awhile before coming to
Cook Co. TX where she married George W. Phillips on Nov 2, 1876. The
Cooke Co 1880 Census shows: George self m m w 25 AR Farmer Fa: N.C.
Mo: IL. Amanda wife f m w 30 MO housekeeping shows nothing for her
parents Burrel son m s w 2 TX ( born abt 1878) Fannie dtr f s w 1m TX
(born 1880 - twin) Susie dtr f s w 1m TX (born 1880 - twin) Melissa
Tiner sister f w 16 TX this is Amanda's baby sister, she was born in
1864 on the Choctaw nation. Do you have any other info on George and
Amanda and their kids? I would really like to share this and other
info with Amanda's descendants. Would love to share info with you.
Please contact me. Look forward to hearing from you.
Charles Glenn Brown) Fish21790@aol.com
|My records from Shiloh
Baptist Church shows Daisy Brown married Morris Phillips
in Taylor County Marriage Record No 5358 14 day of April 1935.
Morris Phillips came from Noodle Texas and was a farmer. I was
abandoned as a baby as Charles Glenn Brown in
Abilene Texas. Daisy was committed to Big Springs
Mental Hospital because of grieving for the giving up of the baby.(Me).
He remarried. Do you know any Phillips in Abilene or Merkel Texas.
family seems to parallel mine. I can only trace mine back to Jack Phillips who died in 1868 in
Lauderdale Co AL. He was born in NC in 1794, moved
to TN when very young. Lived in Giles, Maury, Lawrence counties. Was married in Lawrence co. TN then
moved to Lauderdale co AL. His son, Milton, moved with several other
Phillipses to Washington Co AR. Milton is buried at
Elm Springs, AR. There are descendants in Washington and Benton Counties.
| Maybe you
can help me? My paternal grandfather was Fred Phillips. He was married
to a Florence Maxwell and had six children. (My father was the
youngest) I can't think of any other information at this time, but if
you have any questions, please let me know.
|Descendant of Alice Jane, daughter of Calvin
Phillips and Rachel Reddick
|John M. "Mike" Phillips
|Do you know
where in SC your grandfather was born? My gg-grandfather was William
Travis Phillips. (Website http://www.geocities.com/gardenia354/WTPhillips.html).John
M."Mike" Phillips - USAF Retired
I saw your name one the MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC web page and was
wondering if have have any leads on
a Nathan Phillips that was to have been
born in Mecklenburg Co Nc.in 1810.He married Vilet from TN. Thats all I have on him, I
been able to prove it, but thats what been pasted on down. Not sure
but John could of been his dad. Thanks
for any help you can give me or if you know of some other place I need to look then point me there.
It's a small world...I live in Washingtion CO and Work in Benton Co
Ar. We have a big Gen. Library in Fayetteville and if you ever need
something looked up in either in
Benton or Washingtion CO just let me know
and I would be happy to do so for you. There is lots of info for these Co at the Library.
Thanks again for your time.
|Descendant of Jefferson Davis Phillips.
The Death of Samford Halcom
My grandparents Sam and Carrie Phillips are
buried at Zion Hill just
off the DeLeon highway, probably about half way between Comanche
DeLeon. Jefferson Davis Phillips is also buried there. I don't
if you heard the story about how my grandfather died. They lived
outside DeLeon, probably about five miles. December 5, 1935, he
walking to Comanche to try to find work. He had been unemployed
awhile and it was nearing Christmas time. They were finding it
and harder to feed their kids. Daddy was married, for a year at
time. I guess the rest were at home. Anyway, he got as far as
Dyke, and just as he was about to cross the Rush Creek (I
that was the name of the creek) bridge, he was hit by a cattle
The truck did not stop. His body was found in the creek bed, by
kids walking home from school that afternoon. They first saw his
on the bridge. One of the kids knew him and remarked that that
like his hat. They looked down into the creek bed and saw his
The truck driver stopped in San Saba to have his headlight
That's when he was caught by the law. He said he dozed off, and
he hit something, he thought it was probably some kind of animal
did not stop. The only good thing that came out of it, was the
that his insurance helped Granny to feed and clothe her children
a while longer. Mother and Daddy moved in with her to help her
the other kids. I'm not sure how long they stayed. After grandpa
killed, some of the other kids got tired of taking care of
Jeff,(Jefferson Davis Phillips), and brought him to granny's
and dumped him out for her to take care of, as though she needed
in addition to all of her kids. Anyway she took care of him
death, which I believe was in 1938. He is buried beside Granny
Grandpa at Zion Hill. I guess no one could afford to take him to
buried with his wife in Arkansas.
WAGON WHEELS KEEP
By Jewell Dukes Huddleston
The Last Wagon Train
(As published in The Comanche
Chief in the late 1990's)
call from Lena Phillips Patton frought about a family
revived memories of a twenty one day wagon train trip
to Comanche County, back in 1924, and that is going on
of the wagon train? They were headed for the home of
who resided in the Harmony community. Members of the
came to Texas back in the mid 1800's. However some of
homesick and went back to their home state, Arkansas.
live near Rogers, Arkansas.
Making the trip
during the heat of summer gave additional memories.
Jefferson) Phillips, learned to swim when taking a
cooling dip in
the Brazos River near Weatherford, (Texas) when they
stopped for a
rest break. Another memory surfaced when they recalled
one of the
couples flagging a train and going to Fort Worth to visit
They later took a train to Comanche and rejoined the
group. Some one
else volunteered to drive their wagon.
Sam Phillips (Samuel Halcom) grew up in the old
community south of Comanche when it boasted a school,
general store. He attended school there around the turn
of the century.
You need to be familiar with the area to be able to
foundation stones of those early day buildings today.
This is Lena's
train left Viney Grove, Arkansas , near Fayeteville, on
July 29, 1924,
with five wagons, one buggy, a hack, and a saddlehorse
entourage, with Comanche, Texas as their destination.
There were 21
members in the group, including Uncle John and Aunt
and their children, Lizzie, Hubert, Annie, and her
McAlily and their son, Phillip. Modet and her father,
daughter and her husband, Bertha (Phillips) Beaty and their
Mozelle and Ernestine.
From Jeff and
Rudy Phillips (Jefferson Davis Phillips and Mary Rue
family, were Sam and Carrie Phillips and their children,
Lena, Melvin, Viola and Katie.
We would travel
six days and stop on Sunday to let the teams rest,
and for the
women, these were laundry days. The wash tubs and the rub
brought out and all the dirty clothes were washed and
hung on bushes
to dry. Then we could have clean clothes for another
One of the
wagons had the grub box attached. This was where the food
was prepared to
be cooked on camp fires. Those were good biscuits
cooked in an
old dutch oven. All of the food tasted good to a bunch
The wagon train
really attracted attention. People would stand by the
side of the
road until all the vehicles had gone by.
There were few
cars traveling on these roads at this time, but when
we would meet a
car the drivers of the teams would pull off to the
side of the
road because the horses were scared of cars.
We traveled on
dirt roads most of the time, but when we came through
(Oklahoma), there was some kind of topping other than dirt.
The horses had
trouble keeping their footing. We would travel 20
miles each day.
person in the group was Uncle John*, who was 52. The
Katie (Sam and Carries daughter), who was 18 months old.
We camped one
weekend on the Brazos River near Weatherford. It took
us three more
days to reach our destination: 8 miles south of
Comanche to the
home of Otho Phillips,(son of John and Kate) When we
camped under a large shade tree until we could find a
place to live.
The tree is still living and much larger now."
Bill Phillips, Lillian Phillips Kirkland, and Lena
Patton, the three oldest children of Sam and Carrie Phillips.
At the time
this article was written there were six who made the trip
that were still
living. They were Lena Phillips Patton, Bill
Phillips Cottrell, who lived in Comanche, Lillian
Weatherford, Texas, Melvin Marshall Phillips, living in
Ernestine Beatty, living at Lake Brownwood. Katie Passed
away in 1979.
The memories of
this last wagon train will live on and be retold to
Since that time
four more have passed away, Melvin passed away in
Lena and Bill in 2002, and Viola in 2003. Lillian
Kirkland now lives in Bowie Texas with her daughter and
to Comanche County, Sam and Carrie had two more
Clifton Samuel, who now lives in Abilene, Texas, and Retha
Faye who lives
in Comanche Texas.
*Uncle John was
John Wesley Phillips, seventh child of Calvin
Rachael Reddick Phillips, brother of Jefferson Davis
|Tyslon Jo Phillips Lawrence/Wesley Ed
We are Tyslon Jo Phillips Lawrence and Wesley Ed Phillips, daughter
and son of Wesley Tyson Phillips, and grandchildren of Otho Benjamin
and Rachel Ellen Phillips; great-grandchildren of John Wesley and
Willie Kathrine Phillips. I am in the process of gathering
pictures to e-mail you as well as information on our families.
Please let me know what you are looking for. Thanks, Ty
|Evelyn Pehl Reininger
|In your genealogy, did you come across
Mozan Mary Phillips that married David Alterman
Kirkland.December 4, 1855 in Tyler County. I believe Mozan's father
to be John Phillips b. 1801 in Georgia, son of Daniel E. Phillips b.
about 1760 in Ireland. I am researching (as a friend, not a
professional researcher) for Sarah Kirkland, a friend who
wants to be in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Cutoff date
for membership is 19 Feb 1846 and we are nine years short.
|Thurman Paul Phillips
Jefferson Davis Phillips was my grandpa. My dad's name was Earnest Jefferson
Phillips. He passed away on Dec. 8th, 1969 in Delta Colorado.
trying to locate the family of Delia Phillips. She was born
March 15, 1870 and died June 6, 1917. On every genealogy site
I've tried she keeps coming up as being born in Blount County,
Alabama but I haven't been able to find her nor her family in any of
the Federal Census for 1870 to 1910 in the state of Alabama.
Because everyone who actually knew her is now dead I only have family
folk lore to go on. According to family legend Delia's mother
ran off and married an Indian. Her father & brothers tracked
them down and her father paid to have the marriage annulled.
After getting her back home they discovered she was pregnant.
When she gave birth to Delia they gave her the family name
"Phillips" rather than her birth fathers name. Delia
Phillips married Dr. Thomas Riley McCay (my GreatGrandfather) in
Jefferson County, Alabama on March 31, 1889 at her mothers
house. They traveled back to Blount County, Ala. where
they lived and she had 10 children by him. She died on June 6,
1917 and is buried by my GGrandfather in the family cemetery (Pine
Bluff Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery) in Locust Fork, Blount
County, Alabama. One of their sons, William Riley
McCay is my Grandfather on my Dad's side of the family. There
are only 2 surviving children and they have both said they think her
family was from somewhere in Georgia. I've been trying,
without success, to obtain her mothers full name in order to
locate Delia's birth father so we can establish our Native American
heritage with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington. I have
a copy of their marriage certificate and an 8 x 10 picture of Thomas
Riley & Delia Phillips McCay that I'd be willing to share with
members of Delia Phillips family. There is a really great web site where you can check out a lot of
information from the different counties in Alabama. It's at www.trackingyourroots.com
I am trying to find some info on my fathers (Fred
Raymond Phillips) family. All I know is that his fathers name
could be Albert A Phillips or just AA Phillips. His mothers name
was Rhoda Ann Pritchett or Annie Pritchett.
|Elaine Bearden Wooddell
Great Great Grandfather was Charley Earnest or Ernest Phillips.
He was Robert (Bob) and Sarah Mitchell Phillips son.
Charley was born 1874 in ????? and died 1936 in McCurtain County OK.
Please put me on a mailing list for any information on this family.
am also looking for any
|Tammy (Phillips) White
paternal grandfather is James F. Phillips from Stroud, Oklahoma.
Just wondering if there is any relation here?
I am researching Joseph S. Phillips in North TX area, 1870 census has
him in Collin Co TX living with his parents, James W.&Nancy
Phillips and siblings. He was listed in 1860 Pike Co AR living
with wife, Francina. Do you have info regarding Francina(lst
wife). He married (2) Cynthia Kelly, had three children. My
interest is lst wife, Francina. Did they have children?
Any info so appreciated.
|Mary Nell Irons Stokes
|I am researching Henry H. Phillips who
was my great-grandfather and lived in Hopkins County, Texas.
Is there any connection?
H. Phillips email@example.com
|My name is William H. Phillips, Sarah
Eliza [Lida] Phillips was my GR.GR.GR.aunt.
|I am decendant of James Monroe
Phillips and Melinda Vitty Hagewood . Mary Jane Wilson married a Tiner
also she is a long time back grandmother do you have info on these?
I live in
Midland, Texas. My family tree shows Phillips decsendants from
Commanche Co. Deleon Texas. Do you have any from there? The
next connection comes from the Johnson line to the Phillips.
James Aaron Phillips, George Martin Phillips. There are more
but I thought to spare you of the long list.
|Richard Carlisle Phillips
am Richard Carlisle Phillips, Son of Fred Dewey Phillips, son of John
Wray Phillips, Son of John Thomas Phillips of Johnson County Arkansas.
|Rodric M. Phillips, Sr.
|I would be
interested in sharing information concerning the following Phillips'
Generation 1 Raymond Lewis
Phillips (1899-1957) & Myrtle Pauline Carroll
Generation 2 Asberry Phillips (1855-1918)
& Araminta Lucretia Lewis (1861-1830) AL, GA
Generation 3 Lewis Phillips (1819-1884) & Emeline Hogan
(1822-1885) PA, AL, GA
Generation 4 Joseph Phillips (1790-1859) & Elizabeth
Pressley (1797-1829) PA, AL
Generation 5 Peter Phillips (1762-1820) & Sarah Cooper
(1767-1842) IRELND, PA
Generation 6 Gabriel Phillips (1705-1829) & Johannah Cook
(1725-1808) IRELAND, WALES
Hi, I am a descendant of Zachariah Phillips of Little River,
|Kelly Michele Phillips Jackson
|I was doing some research in my family tree and i am trying to
find out information about my family ,,, where we came from ...
where we started ... who started the Phillips name, etc. My father's name is Alvie Dale Phillips from , Baird Texas, his
father's name is Ottis Lee Phillips "Shorty". He is from
Clarkvillie, There a cemetery there with nothing but the Phillips
Dalton ... I
was checking Find a Grave to find Walter Phillips and found your
contribution. Am so pleased that you put the info on the
site. I am researching the Beaty family and Johnnie Ethel
Beaty is one of mine. Do
you know anything about her children and perhaps who she married
after she and Walter Phillips were divorced? You give a
death date on Rootsweb for Ethel but not her name at the time of
help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
you for your time and consideration.
to my notes: Ethel married George S. Allen, a career Army
Officer, around 1928, in San Antonio – I believe. The
children from the marriage to Walter Lee Phillips were: Mary
Jewel (Judy) b. Jan. 23, 1919, Juanita b. Aug. 1921, Johnnie
Bee b. Apr. 1923, Maxine b. Jan. 1925. Judy married Benjamin
Benn; Juanita married a soldier named Tommy (I don’t have a
last name) who was killed during WWII – she then married
Samuel Campobello; Johnnie Bee married John Lawrence; Maxine
married Samuel Putnam. I visited Judy back in the 1990’s and
most of my information is based on what she told me then. Judy
was suffering from an Alzheimer's like mental illness but her
husband (Benjamin) also participated in the interview.
It was my understanding that Juanita and Maxine were
dead at the time of the interview. I was not given any contact
information for Johnnie Bee but I believe she was still alive
in the mid 1990’s. At least one of the girls lived in
Arizona, Phoenix area I believe.
Both Judy and Benjamin Benn spoke highly of George S.
Scott. I believe he retired from the Army as a Colonel after
WWII. They spent
a lot of time stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio
when the girls were growing up. I was told that Ethel was the
daughter of a Methodist Minister in Zephyr, Texas.
consider DNA analysis since you are a Phillips surname male. I
note that you think Cherokee blood may be in your line and DNA
will ascertain it. According to your posted research you will be
a member of Group 9 at http://www.phillipsdnaproject.com/ylineage-main.
Since you are of the Gabriel Phillips line you may know that he
married Hannah Brower in 1758, Bucks County, PA. Much is known
about the Brower's but I have yet to verify their Bucks County
residency. If we can find the Brower's locale then we might be
able to find something about the history of our Phillips family
lines in Bucks County. I am researching Phillips and related
families in Pennsylvania
prior to 1758 and Virginia 1760-1790.