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1767: “The earlier part of the year was marked by a good deal of missionary work on the part of Richard Utley, English minister of Wachovia. Frequently on Saturday a messenger would arrive from one of the adjacent settlements and would take Utley back to preach for them on the following Sunday. Blackburn’s house on the Town Fork, Christian Frey’s house on the South Fork, Robert Ellroth’s house at the Shallow Ford, Squire Dorchester’s house in the Hollow, Phelpp’s house beyond Muddy Creek, Justice Sporgen’s house on Abbott’s Creek are mentioned more or less often.” Comments:(Quote from Volume One of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. Joseph Phillips’ homestead was located on the east side of the Yadkin River “beyond” or west of Muddy Creek. To me, this quote indicates that Joseph Phillips was an Englishman who was sympathetic to the Moravians and their religion. The Moravians were German/Czechoslovakians from Pennsylvania who spoke German and practiced a religion similar to the Quakers. They were against war and slavery. The Moravians called themselves the United Brethren. They also tended to spell Phillips as Phelps. Several descendants of Joseph Phillips have been DNA tested and their DNA indicates they belong to Phillips Family DNA Group 29.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
16 January 1768: Joseph Phillips was appointed constable for George Sprinkle. Rowan Co Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Bk III, page 15. Comments:(Note that Surry County was not carved out of Rowan County until 1770. This could either be Joseph Phillips Sr born circa 1710 or Joseph Phillips Jr. born 9 May 1738. My guess is that it is Joseph Phillips Jr.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
15 January 1770: “This afternoon there was an unpleasant occurrence in our Tavern. A man, Sam Moore, came in and met Joseph Phelps, who is a Constable. Moore was angry, knowing that Phelps had a Warrant against him and wanted to arrest him, and although Phelps told him that he did not have the Warrant with him, Moore cocked his gun and shot at Phelps, the ball passing through his clothing, though it fortunately did not hit him. Brother Jacob Boon had Moore arrested and having heard the case, he ordered him bound and taken to jail at Salisbury by Constable Phelps and three other men.” Comments:(Quote from Volume One of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. Phelps is an alternative Germanic spelling of Phillips.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
16 February 1770: Jas. Flinn was appointed constable for Joseph Phillips. Rowan County Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Bk III, p 177. Comments:Note: Surry county was created from Rowan County in 1770. For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
16 February 1770: Case of the King vs. Samuel Moore. Evidences: Joseph Phillips and John Douthet. Rowan County Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Bk III, p 168. Comments:Note: Surry county was created from Rowan county in 1770. For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1771: 1771: George Fulp (2 polls), Joseph Philips Jr (2 polls) and Joseph Philips (1 poll) appear on Surry County tax lists. Comments:(This is probably Joseph Phillips of Orange Co VA age approximately 61 born circa 1710 and his son Joseph Jr. age 33 born 9 May 1738. Who is Joseph Jr’s second poll – possibly his brother William? Joseph Sr. was married to Mary (Bennett?) and Joseph Jr. was married to Philadelphia Snell. George Fulps died in Surry County in 1786 leaving a will which names his wife Mary and his children Valentine, Michael, Peter, Mary Taylor and Catharine Fulps. George Fulp/Fulps/Folp,Volp was closely associated with the Moravians, although it does not appear that he was a Moravian.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
April 1771: “Held service in the home of Joseph Philips, who lives near the Yadkin; after the service baptized the child of George Loesch, who farm was not far away. Philips’ neighbors are nearly all Regulators.” Comments:(Quote from the diary of Moravian minister Rev. Soelle contained in Volume Two of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. The Regulators of North Carolina were resisting British rule and oppression in the form of heavy taxation and extortion which culminated in the battle of Alamance Creek in May of 1771, where they were defeated by Gov. Tryon. This battle took place near Hillsborough, the present day capital of Orange County, NC. It is said that 1,500 former Regulators left NC by 1772.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
15 June 1771: 15 June 1771: Deed from Thomas Baker to Joseph Phillips for 30 pds. 200 acres on Joseph’s Creek, water of Yadkin River adjoining Mill Road. Tract George Forbus, Jr, sold to Michael Baker. Witnesses: William Covard, John Tate and Michael Baker. Surry Co Deed Book A, page 7. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1772: 1772: George Fulp, William Phillips (1 poll), Joseph Phillips (1 poll) and Joseph Phillips Jun. (1 poll) appeared on Surry County tax lists. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
15 January 1772: Deed from Joseph Phillips to Laurence Smyth for 70 pds. 150 acres on Joseph’s Creek, branch of the Yadkin River, adjoining Mill Road, part of a tract George Forbis Jr. sold to Michael Baker, now in the possession of Lawrence Smyth. Witnesses: Thomas Adaman and John Reed. Surry County Deed Bk A, pp 15-16. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1774: Surry County Tax List - Armstrong District - Joseph Phillips & son Richard Phillips & John Loe, Jr., 3 polls Comments:(Richard Phillips is not mentioned in the bible that belonged to Joseph Phillips, but this might be because he was illegitimate. Richard Phillips must have been born by 1758 to be at least 16 years old in 1774. Richard was known as Black Dick. Note that John Low served as executor of the will of George Fulps in 1786 and Thomas Low, a German, witnessed that will. Note that there is only one Joseph Phillips on the tax list this year. Is it possible that Joseph Phillips Jr. has gone north to guide his brother Bennett to NC?) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1774: Surry County Tax List - Bynum’s District - William Phillips, 1 poll Comments:(relative of George Fulps or Abner Phelps?) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1774: Surry County Tax List - Armstrong’s District - William Phillips, 1 poll Comments:(son of Joseph and Mary Phillips, b. 12/5/1740, age 34?) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
3 August 1774: Will of James Bohanon. Children: Jeremiah Bohanon now living on Pig River to be bound to Josiah Jones as Ann Boohanon and Isabel Boohanon are now living with said Jones. Wit: John Shaub, Olive Robearts, John Cook. He is indebted to Abraham Creson, Gottlieb Vochel, William Gill, Jo. Philips, John Law, Timothy Williams, Tiri Glin, Old Branon. Rec. Aug Ct 1774. Surry Co Book 1, pg 27a. Comments:(James Bohanon was an English Surry County constable. He ran a splinter in his foot about 15 July and died from the infection.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
10 August 1774: Deed from Joseph Philips, Jr. to Samuel Smith for £15, 50 acres on Joseph’s Branch of Yadkin River above Laurence Smith’s adjoining George Forbis Granville grant, now in possession of Samuel Smith. Wit: Tyre Glenn, Charles Allen. Surry Co Deed Book A, Pg 95. Comments:(The Jr. after Joseph’s name probably indicates that his father was still alive in 1774. Forbush Creek is a tributary of the Yadkin River located in the southern part of Surry County that became Yadkin Co in 1851. I suspect Forbush Creek was named for George Forbis.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
November 1774: Inventory of estate of James Bohanon. £14:14:2 in debts paid to old Mr. Brannon, Timothy Williams, John Hayward, Wm Vennable, Thomas Poindexter, Matthias Bills, Joseph Phillips, Joseph Gentry, David Gordon, Tyree Glen, John Lowes, Larrance with inventory totaling £29:14:10, returned by Tyree Glenn, executor. Surry Co Book 1, pg 31. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
30 January 1775: Samuel Smith mortgaged 50 acres bought from Joseph Phillips to Lanier & Williams for their paying Thos. Galleon £8 proclamation money if Smith unable to pay Lanier & Williams £10 by 1 Nov 1775. Wit: Wm. Shepperd, Thos. Galleon, Robert Willis. Rec Aug Ct 1775. Surry Co Book 1, pg 54. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
25 August 1775: 25 and 26 Aug 1775 Benjamin Cleveland was elected Chairman of the Surry County Committee of Safety on August 25, 1775. The Surry County Committee of Safety adopted the following resolution:
  • Resolved, That we determine by all lawful ways and means to discontinue and suppress such mischievous and baneful papers and all combinations against the common cause of American liberty, and do our utmost endeavors to support the Congress in defending our just rights and liberties.
  • Resolved, That those who now would subject all America and this province to dependency on the Parliament of Great Britain are guilty of a very dangerous innovation, injurious to the Crown and inconsistent with the liberty of the American subjects.
  • Resolved, That by the law of nature and the British constitution no man can be legally taxed or have his property taken from him without his consent, given by himself or his representative.
  • Resolved, That the late acts of the British Parliament for raising a revenue in America by laying taxes on us without our consent and against our protestation, are opposite to our ideas of property, and inconsistent with the spirit of the constitution and does in fact at one stroke deprive the whole continent of all property, and of their most invaluable rights and liberties.
  • Resolved, That this committee highly approve the proceedings of the Continental Congress held in Philadelphia in September last, and that we will endeavor to carry their recommendation into execution.
  • Resolved, That the worthy delegates who represented this province in said Congress deserve our warmest and most grateful thanks for the faithful discharge of their office and that Colonel Armstrong present them in our names and in behalf of this county.
  • Resolved, That the different captains of this country do call their companies together at their usual places to exercise on Saturday the second day of September, in order to choose three in each respective company as committeemen, and those men truly elected shall meet in committee on Wednesday, the 20th day of September next, at the court house in said county.
  • Resolved, That a part of this committee, viz: Charles Lynch, John Armstrong and Matthew Brooks be appointed to wait on the Moravians in order to procure ammunition if any found. Also that Traugott Bagge, Jacob and George Houser, appointed of the Moravian congregation to set as a committee with us at this meeting, to give a more satisfactory answer for their non-attendance and give in the same personally at our next meeting, the 20th of September next.
  • Resolved, that we for ourselves and do recommend it to others, to issue no warrant for debt or execution except such that have been obtained already before this date, and if any debtor is likely to remove himself so that there is just cause to believe the creditor will lose his debt, he shall, or may apply, to the committee of the district the debtor lives in, ad which will take it in hand to secure the debt by taking security or stopping a reasonable part of his affects for the same.
  • Resolved, That Benjamin Cleveland, Jesse Walton and Benjamin Herndon, wait on Mr. Charles Gordon to secure all the ammunition they shall find in his possession.
  • Resolved, Likewise if any person of this committee should find out any ammunition in this country they shall be justified in securing the same for public service by giving security to the possessor thereof. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
24 February 1776: “Capt. Volp visited our English Settlement and took their guns and the little powder they had. Daniel Schmid had to swear that he would do nothing against the liberty of the land; then when he declared himself a Brother and told them that during the recent Commission in Salem Col. Armstrong had received full satisfaction, they returned one of his guns but kept the other, for which the Captain gave him a receipt. George Loesch came back from the troop and went home; probably others will follow him.” Comments:(From Volume III of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. This Capt. Volp might be Capt. Joseph Phillips, but there was also a family of Volp/Fulp living in Surry County at this time and at least two of them served in the Revolution. Furthermore, Joseph Phillips does not appear to have received his commission as captain until April of 1776. Colonel John Armstrong was in the 2nd North Carolina Brigade of the Surry County Militia and he served under Brigadier General Griffith Rutherford in the Battle of Camden, South Caroline, 16 Aug 1780.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
6 March 1776: “Brother George Hartmann came to me with Mr. Tom Philipps and brought the news that tomorrow Capt. Macay would come to our settlement and suggested that it might be well for the men to meet him at a certain place and come to an understanding with him. With this in view, the men of the Society met in the School House this evening and resolved that tomorrow a Declaration of our position should be sent to the Captain.” Comments:(Quote from Volume III of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. I don’t know who this Tom Philipps is. I have found no Tom Phillips recorded in the early Surry County Tax Lists. Perhaps Tom is a misinterpretation of Jos, the abbreviation for Joseph.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
4 April 1776: Capt. Joseph Philips was here with his Cavalry. He required horses from us, and three were furnished. Otherwise they gave us no trouble.” Comments:(Quote from Volume III of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
4 April 1776: “The soldiers and Capt. Joseph Philips left for Salem; they took a horse from here for the service.” Comments:(Quote from Volume III of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
16 April 1776: Joseph Phillips appointed captain from Surry County. (According to "The Heritage of Yadkin Co., NC", p. 539, Joseph was born in May 1738 and was a Captain during the Revolutionary War. He married a girl named Sarah on March 4, 1762 in Yadkin Co. However, according to the family bible, Joseph married a girl named Philadelphia, not Sarah, on March 4, 1762. I believe this story may have gotten Joseph Phillips, the son of Joseph and Mary Phillips born May 9, 1738 confused with Joseph Phillips, the son of Bennett and Elizabeth Phillips born June 26, 1757 or Joseph Phillips, the son of Joseph and Sarah Phillips of Edgecombe County, NC, born 31 Oct 1763. All three Joseph Phillips fought in the Revolution. I am not sure which Joseph Phillips became a Captain in 1776, but I think it is more likely the Joseph Phillips who was 38 years old rather than the Joseph Phillips who was only 19 years old or the Joseph Phillips who was only 13 years old. The average age of captains during the War of 1812 was 37. It is said that a Joseph Phillips fought in the Regulator’s Battle of Alamance in 1771, but in fact there is no existing list of participants in this battle. The only Joseph Phillips old enough to participate in this battle which was fought in Orange County, NC, was the Joseph Phillips born in 1738. A Joseph Phillips was commissioned in April of 1776 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina as a Captain of the Fourth Regiment of the North Carolina Militia. He served under Col. Thomas Polk. He served in the war against the Cherokee Indians in 1776. A Joseph Phillips served as Recruiting officer at the old courthouse at Richmond, Surry Co., NC, in 1777. A Colonel Joseph Phillips fought in battles at Monmouth (1778, New Jersey) and Brandywine (1777, New Jersey). A Capt. Joseph Phillips fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain expedition (1780 near the North and South Carolina border) under Major Joseph Winston, first commanded by Col. Benjamin Cleveland, thence under Col. Campbell of VA. Note that there were at least two different Joseph Phillips from NC who fought in the Revolution.) Comments:Comments in text of record, enclosed in ( ). For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
26 May 1776: “Col. Armstrong, Joseph Williams, Joseph Philips and others were in the tavern for a conference with Williams, who was leaving for the Council of Safety. Scarcely had Mr. Williams started when an Express arrived from Transylvania, bringing letters signed by Mssrs. Cameron and Stuart. The letters had evidently been written to friends and as they revealed what was being planned, they were sent to this Congress. The plan was this: the white people who were loyal to the King were to take their wives and children to Florida, where they should have land; then the men should go into the war. He wrote that he already had 2000 soldiers, nearly 1000 Indians and that four or five hundred whites were in the Cherokee Nation.” Comments:(Quote from Volume III of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
22 June 1776: “There was a most unpleasant occurrence, the like of which probably never happened before in a Congregation Town. In the morning four fellows, apparently deserters, came into our tavern and store and soon showed their godless and murderous intentions… We sent two of the Brethren to Col. Armstrong to tell him what had happened; they found Capt. Schmidt and his Company in Bethania, and he came at once and took charge of the prisoners.” Comments:(Quote from Volume III of Records of the Moravians in NC.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
23 June 1776: “Capt. Heinrich Schmidt and his men left this morning, taking the four prisoners, who were on horseback, bound hand and foot, and were to be put in the Richmond jail. The Brethren Bagge and Bonn made out a statement of the damage the prisoners had done, and gave it to Capt. Schmidt to take to Col. Armstrong, with our request that he take our considerable loss into consideration… Toward evening there arrived Col. Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Williams, Capt. Joseph Philips and Capt. Schmidt, who brought back the four prisoners, under guard.” Comments:(Quote from Volume III of Records of the Moravians in NC.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
October 1776: “From the first until almost the middle of October many of the Militia, who had been against the Cherokees with Gen. Rutherford, passed on their way home. One detachment of Militia from this and other Counties, under Col. Joseph Williams, was sent to assist the Militia who were moving from Virginia, under Col. Christie, against other Cherokees. Before marching they got various things from the Brethren, on public account, six hundred flints among the rest. They did not return until November… The rest of the year was fairly quiet, except that on the 25th and 26th the paymaster came to Salem, and here paid off the troops then in service. This made a great gathering, and caused much fatigue. Capt. Philips and twelve men of his Company marched through Salem on Dec 10th, toward Wilmington, it was said.” Comments:(Quote from Volume III of Records of the Moravians of North Carolina.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
10 November 1776: Will of Bennett Phillips, planter, very sick. Children, all under age, not named except son Joseph. Exrs: son Joseph Phillips, brothers Joseph Phillips, William Phillips. Wit: James Glen, Andrew Philips, William Robinson, Robert Tate. Recorded August Court 1777. Surry Co Book 1, pg 82. Comments:(Note: Loose estate papers at NC archives. Bennett, Joseph and William Phillips were the sons of Joseph and Mary Phillips from Orange Co, VA. Bennett Phillips was only 42 years old when he died. His brother Joseph was 38 and his brother William was 36. Bennett’s son Joseph was born June 26, 1757 so he was 19 in 1776. Andrew Phillips was probably also the son of Bennett, because Joseph Phillips identified him as his brother in his Will which was probated in Williamson County, TN in 1833. Andrew Phillips appears on the Surry County NC tax list in 1784, but disappears after that. He appears to have died in Pickens Co, AL in 1833. Several descendants of Bennett Phillips of Surry Co NC have been DNA tested and their DNA indicates they belong to Phillips Family DNA Group 29.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
17 November 1776: Inventory of estate of Bennet Phillips returned by Joseph and William Phillips. Recorded November Court 1777. Surry County Book 1, pg 88. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
10 December 1776: “Capt. Philipps and about twelve of his Company came to the tavern. They are on their way to Wilmington and it is said that five Battalions are to be raised in the Salisbury District for the English fleet has sailed from New York, perhaps for the south, or perhaps to land below Philadelphia.” Comments:(Quote from Volume III of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. This probably refers to Wilmington, the capital of New Hanover County, North Carolina.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
November 1777: Richard Phillips enlisted as a Regular soldier at Surry Co, NC before Capt. Joseph Phillips. Comments:(A Richard Phillips appears on the 1774 Surry Co tax list as the son of Joseph Phillips. Richard must have been born by 1758 to be at least 16 years old in 1774 and he is not mentioned in the bible of Joseph Phillips, Sr, which indicates he was either illegitimate or perhaps a son by a second marriage.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
18 December 1777: “Many persons were here on journeys. Capt. Joseph Philips returned from the Assembly and had much news to tell, for instance that the Land Office is to be opened. The vacant land of Lord Granville and other Proprietors is to be sold, but each man may hold land which he has been using, provided he pays for it, and provided that he is a friend of the State. Loyalist land, on the other hand, is to be considered as State property.” Comments:(Quote from Volume III of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
February 1778: Robert Lanier, Charles NcAnnally, Samuel Mosby, Jos. Phillips and Charles Gordon are bound to Gov. Richard Caswell for £2000 as Robert Lanier has been appointed surveyor for Surry Co. Wit: Jo. Williams. Surry County Book 1, Pg 96. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
24 February 1778: Joseph Phillips enters for Richard Phillips in the Continental Service, fifty acres in Surry County, the fishing Island, joining the said Richard Phillips improvement that formerly belong to Joseph Gentry. Land entry #32. Comments:(In his will dated 19 March 1807 and proved in 1816, Richard Phillips bequeathed this fifty acres to Foster Phillips, whom he termed “my brother’s son.” A descendant of Foster Phillips has been DNA tested and his DNA matches that of Phillips Family DNA Group 29. Fishing Island is located today in the Yadkin River at Pilot Mountain State Park. The park is on the boundary between Surry and Yadkin Counties and is about 4 miles west of the intersection of Surry, Stokes, and Forsyth Counties.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
28 May 1778: Land entry #114 by John Lynch, 200 acres on branches of Stewarts Creek adjoining his own deeded land and including both the improvements he purchased of William Phillips. Comments:(There were two William Phillips on the Surry County tax list in 1774, but only one in 1784. This may indicate that one of the William Phillips sold out and moved away. Stewart’s Creek is located in the northwestern part of Surry County on the border with VA. A William Phillips died in Surry County in 1825 – see below.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
24 July 1778: George Philips enters three hundred acres in Surry County lying on the North fork of Hunting Creek, joining the Claim of William Sparks senr. including my improvement. Land entry #310. Comments:(Today N. Hunting Creek is located in the southwest corner of Yadkin County. I don't think this George Phillips is the same person as George Fulps, because George Fulps lived and died in the Belew's Creek area which was located on the extreme eastern side of Surry County. Hunting Creek was located on the extreme western side of Surry County. This George Phillips might have been related to Abner Phillips b 1737 in Hunterdon Co NJ. Abner supposedly had a son name George. However, this George was probably born by 1757 and probably earlier in order to enter and improve land by 1778, so it may not be the same George. Descendants of Abner Phillips have been DNA tested and their DNA matches that of Phillips Family DNA Group 20.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
19 October 1778: Mark Phillips enters five hundred acres of Land in Surry County on both sides of Shallow ford road adjoining Robert Lanier’s deeded land, Philip Colcleazier’s & John Hoist’s claim including Stults old Improvement & the Improvement that John Thomason now lives on for quantity. Comments:(Shallowford Road was located in what is today the southern part of Yadkin and Forsyth Counties.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
22 January 1779: Maj. Philips came through on his way to Halifax; a letter was sent by him to our two Brethren. Comments:(Quote from Volume III of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. If this is Capt. Joseph Phillips, it appears that he has been promoted. Note that from this point forward, the Moravians sometimes refer to Joseph Phillips as a Captain and sometimes as a Major and sometimes as a Colonel.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
10 August 1779: John Hudspeth, William Meredith, Joseph Williams, Joseph Philips, John Blalock, Giles Hudspeth, David and William Hudspeth, John Williams and Robert Lanier are bound to Gov Richard Caswell for £5,000 NC money as John Hudspeth is appointed sheriff of Surry Co. Wit: Cha. McAnally. Surry Co Book 1, Pg 133a. Comments:No Comments For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
February 1780: Joseph Phillips, William Shepperd, William Dobson, John Armstrong are bound to Gov Richd Caswell for £300,000 as Joseph Phillips is appointed Commissioner to Surry Co Court. Wit: Jo. Williams. Surry Co Book 1, Pg 136. Comments:(Is this Joseph Phillips Sr, age about 70, his son Joseph Phillips age 42, or his grandson Joseph Phillips age 23? My guess is Joseph Phillips age 42. I believe Joseph Phillips Sr died between 1774 and 1782.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
3 April 1780: NC grant to George Philips 300 ac N side N Fork Hunting Ck, agreed line with John Allin Comments:(See entry dated 24 July 1778. North Hunting Creek was located in the southwestern corner of Surry County, the part of Surry County that became Yadkin County in 1851.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
6 May 1780: Mr. Doughted and his wife came this afternoon, asking for Certificates for their three unmarried sons who have recently been received into the Society at Hope. They were given written authority to ask the Justice, Capt. Phelps, to permit them to take the Affirmation, and when that has been done they will received the Certificates. Comments:(These Certificates may have something to do with excusing Moravians from fighting in the Revolution.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
19 May 1780: The Brethren Marshall and Bagge received a summons from the Commissioners appointed for this County to confiscate the land of those who are under English rule, and so on. The three Commissioners are Prox {Brooks}, Major Phelps and {blank} and the Brethren must appear before them in Bethania. Comments:(Quote from Volume IV of the Records of the Moravians in North Carolina.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
7 November 1780: Ten men from Major Phelps' light-horse came to the Tavern expecting the rest of their command to come tomorrow. Comments:(Quote from Volume IV of the Records of the Moravians in NC.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
8 November 1780: The other light-horsemen did not appear so the ten men returned to Bethabara. While they were here they had to be entertained at county expense which probably means a loss for the congregation Diaconie. Comments:(Quote from Volume IV of the Records of the Moravians in NC.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1781: Joseph Phillips sold 640 acres located just east of the Yadkin River and the Little Yadkin River to William Shepperd. Comments:(This land was located in the part of Surry County that eventually became Forsyth County. For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
3 February 1781: Today the Minute Men were here from Dan River and remained over night. Comments:(Quote from Volume IV of the Records of the Moravians in NC. The Dan River is located in Stokes County.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
4 February 1781: The company of militia remained here as their Captain did not arrive and they were advised by others not to go to the Shallow Ford. Food had to be furnished them today as yesterday. Johann Samuel returned with our team from Dan River where he had been dismissed by Colonel Joseph Philips according to promise. Comments:(Quote from Volume IV of the Records of the Moravians in NC.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
5 February 1781: Colonel Armstrong was here as were also the militia and some of our neighbors and wagons which have been pressed. It appears that the militia do not know where to go. Comments:(Quote from Volume IV of the Records of the Moravians in NC.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
18 March 1781: Colonel Philips and Major Armstrong and three men came for information about the army. Yesterday the Major sent us a letter containing a friendly warning not to send help to the British hospital but he approved when he heard that we had sent nothing except rags for the use of the wounded. Comments:(Quote from Volume IV of the Records of the Moravians in NC.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
27 November 1781: Our two wagons went to the Atkin for corn which Joseph Philips owes here. Comments:(Quote from Volume IV of the Records of the Moravians in NC.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1782: Wm Phillips, Geo. Phillips, Jos. Philips, Jos. Phillips Jun, Mark Phillips and Richard Phillips appear on Surry County tax lists. Comments:(I think it is likely that Jos. Philips was the Joseph Phillips born in 1738 and Jos. Phillips Jun. was the Joseph Phillips born in 1757. Richard Phillips was the possibly illegitimate son of Joseph Phillips Sr.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
7 August 1782: Inventory of estate of Robert Speer decd returned by Andrew and John Speer, administrators. 2 tracts of land were sold in 1781 by Henry Speer and Joseph Philips, also personalty. Surry County Book 1, pg 169a. Comments:No Comments For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
7 January 1783: Mark Phillips and Robert Lanier appoint Joseph Phillips attorney to execute a lawful deed to John Meryman for all the lands surveyed in the name of Mark Phillips except the lands sold heretofore to cooper Thomas Smith. Wit: John Smith, Isham Young. Recorded Feb Court 1784. Surry County Book 2, pg 24. Comments:(The Joseph Phillips appointed by Mark Phillips and Robert Lanier was the Joseph Phillips married to Philadelphia. This may indicate that Mark was related to Joseph.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
3 July 1783: George Philips to Philip Brittan 50 pds 300 ac N side Hunting Ck, agreed line with John Allen. Signed: George Phillips, Elizabeth Phillips. Wit: Robert Kell, James Mahaffey, Thomas Kell Comments:(North Hunting Creek was located in the southwestern corner of Surry County, the part of Surry County that became Yadkin County in 1851.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
13 October 1783: Grant to Mark Phillips for 500 acres on both sides of the Shallowford Road adjoining Lanier, John Heist, Culclasier, Lynch and Robertson. This land had been entered by Mark Phillips 19 Oct 1778, land entry #873. Comments:(This Mark Phillips must have been born by 1757 to be 21 years old in 1778. He is not mentioned in the Joseph Phillips bible. Mark appears on the 1782 Surry County tax lists, the 1790 Surry County reconstructed census and then disappears. Note that there was a Mark Phillips born in Prince George County, VA in 1736, the son of Thomas and Isabelle Phillips and a Mark Phillips whose parents were Thomas and Patty Phillips of Northampton County, NC. Shallowford Road was located in what is today the southern part of Yadkin and Forsyth Counties and it was apparently named after a shallow ford across the Yadkin River.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
November 1783: Accounting of Joseph Phillips, Commissioner of Confiscated Property, for 1780-1781. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
14 May 1784: Joseph Phillips enters one hundred acres of Land lying situate & being on the South side of the Town fork, adjoining a tract of Land formerly belonging to James Coffee. Comments:(This entry was later withdrawn.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
26 May 1784: Inventory of moveable estate of Robert Walker decd prepared by Job Martin and Jno Randleman. Notes due from Col. Joseph Phillips among others. Surry Co Book 2, Pg 116. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
16 November 1784: Joseph Phillips and wife Philadelphia to John Merruman for £100, 385 acres on Salem Road adjoining Lanier. Wit - William Lancaster, William Douglass. Surry County Deed Book C, pg 184. Comments:(The town of Winston-Salem today is located in the southeastern part of Surry County that became Forsyth County in 1849.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
7 February 1785: Mark Phillips to Thomas Smith for £50, 200 acres on middle fork of Double Creek adjoining Joseph Williams and John Hix. Wit - John Lankaster, Zebediah Billitor, David Stewart. Surry County Deed Book C, pg 291. Comments:(There was a North and South Double Creek in the part of Surry County that became Stokes County in 1789 and there was an East and West Double Creek in Surry County. Note that a Lewis Hicks served as an executor for the estate of John Phillips of Rowan County in 1801 and John Phillips second wife may have been Dinah Hicks. Descendants of John Phillips of Rowan Co NC have been DNA tested and their DNA matches that of Phillips Family DNA Group 9.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
18 February 1785: William Boner versus Joseph Philips, Wm. Sheppard and James Sheppard. Jury: Moses Woodruff, Ben Burch, Thomas Clark, Michael Bacon, John Lancaster, George Sprinkle, William Forkner, Joshua Cox, Justice Reynolds, John Burch, Josh Krause, James Gains. Comments:(Surry County NC Court Minutes Abstracts, Vol 1, 1768-1785.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
11 May 1785: Solomon Phillips married Mary Logan. Bondsman Andrew Phillips. Comments:(Solomon was supposedly born ca 1759 and may have died July 1834 in Surry County. The putative names of Solomon's children were Sarah, Bennett, William, Elizabeth, Polly and John, which indicates that his parents were probably Bennett and Elizabeth Phillips. Note that Richard Phillips married Nancy Logan in 1804.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
3 June 1785: John Allen and wife Mary sold Thomas Kell 240 acres on the waters of Hunting Creek adjoining Geo. Phillips. Wit - Goldman Kimbrough. Surry County Deed Book K, page 299. Comments:(I don't think this George Phillips is the same person as George Fulps, because George Fulps lived and died in the Belew's Creek area which was located on the extreme eastern side of Surry County. Hunting Creek was located on the extreme western side of Surry County.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
November 1785: £4240 received from Col. Joseph Phillips, Commissioner of Confiscated Property in Surry County, by Col. John Armstrong to be paid to Treasury of Salisbury. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
15 November 1785: John Allen received a State Grant for 240 acres of land on the waters of Hunting Creek adjoining George Phillips. Surry County Deed Book K, page 148. Comments:(North Hunting Creek was located in the southwestern corner of Surry County, the part of Surry County that became Yadkin County in 1851.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
12 May 1786: Matthew Brooks to Joseph Phillips bond of £500 in deed to John Vandeford for 580 ½ acres on Forbishes Creek granted to Thomas Giles. Wit - Wm Thornton, Henry Speer. Rec May Ct 1786. Comments:(Forbush Creek was a tributary of the Yadkin River located in the southern part of Surry County that became Yadkin County in 1851.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
8 September 1786: Philip Britain to George Phillips 100 ac N fork Hunting Ck adj Christian Brown. Signed: Philip Britain, Mary Britain. Wit - William Coxsey, Robert Kell, James Mahaffey. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
8 January 1787: Surry County marriage bond for Sarah Philips and Bartlett Creed. Bondsman: Joseph Phillips. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
21 February 1787: Patience Glen to Thomas Smith, a negro wench named Suck and one child, Harry, for £150. Wit - David Owen, Frankey Phillips. Surry County Book 2, pg 39 a. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
24 February 1787: Thomas Smith to Samuel Harvey, a negro wench named Suck and one child Harry. Wit - John Harvey, Elizabeth Stublefield. Comments:(Note that an Elizabeth Phillips married Stephen Stubblefield 3 Sept 1789 and an Eliza Stubblefield married Merril Phillips 16 Jan 1797 in Surry County.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
2 June 1787: Samuel Harvey to William Hughlett, a negro wench named Suck and one child Harry. Wit - Foster Phillips. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
17 March 1788: William T. Lewis to Abner Philips for £75, 100 acres on north side of Yadkin River, draft of Turkey Creek. Wit - Zachariah Ray, Richard G. Dennis, James Downer, Zenos Balkwin, William Cook and Reuben Shore, Junr. Surry County Deed Book D, page 419. Comments:(Abner Philips first appears on the 1785 Surry County tax list. He was born 15 Sept 1737 in Hunterdon County, NJ. Several descendants have been DNA tested and their DNA matches that of Phillips Family DNA Group 20.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
August 1788: Inventory of estate of John Thompson decd returned by George Kirkman and Mary his wife, admin, with cash paid to Elizabeth Philips among others. Surry Book 2 page 134. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
23 December 1788: Nancy Phillips married John Longino in Surry County. Comments:(Nancy was the daughter of William Phillips and the granddaughter of Joseph and Mary Phillips. She is mentioned in her father's Will in 1825.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1789: Stokes County was carved out of Surry County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
21 January 1789: Joseph Philips Sr to Jesse Lester for £133:6:8, a negro girl Lucy, aged 6, and a negro boy Billy, aged 5. Wit - Edmond Kerby. Surry County Book 2, Page 153a. Comments:(It is possible that this is Col. Joseph Phillips age 51, the son of Joseph and Mary Phillips from Orange Co, because Bennett Phillips had a son named Joseph born June 26, 1757 who would have been 32 in 1789 which would explain the Sr.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
11 August 1789: Deed transfer from George Phillips to George Messick on the oath of Josiah Roten. Surry Co Court Minutes. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
9 September 1789: Elizabeth Phillips married Stephen Stubblefield in Surry County. Comments:(I wonder if Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph and Philadelphia Phillips?) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
7 March 1790: Richard Phillips married Judah Stroop in Stokes County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
14 January 1792: William Petty Senr. to Christian Fender for £32 NC currency, 300 acres on Deep Creek adj Henry Hambrick, William Blalock, Richard Blalock, it being land entered by George Philips and surveyed 26 May 1786. Wit - William Elliott, Nimrod Fender. Surry County Deed Book E, pg 228. Comments:(Deep Creek was located in the southwestern part of Surry County that became Yadkin County in 1851.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
22 February 1792: Surry County marriage bond for Nancy Phillips and Thomas Cummins. Bondsman Edmund Adams. Comments:(Nancy or Ann Phillips was the daughter of John Phillips of Rowan County. She is mentioned by her married name in her father's will dated 3 Nov 1800.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1794: In a Surry Co. Deed Abstracts book there was reference to the Phillips land being 1000 acres on Mitchel's River and Yadkin River Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
4 May 1794: The approaching marriage of Sam Philipps and Salome Seiz was announced. Comments:(From Volume VI of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. John Samuel Phillips (1775-1875) was the putative son of Ann Haisley and John Phillips, who moved to Stokes County, NC from Quakertown, PA in about 1789. Salome Sarah Sides/Seiz (1775-1857) was the daughter of Johann Michael Seitz and Philippina Elisabeth Rominger.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
7 January 1795: The single Foster Philipps, who has been in Bethania for some years working for George Hauser, Jr, has told Brother Peter that he would like to be baptized. Comments:(Quote from Volume VI of the Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. Note that Foster Phillips son John married Mary Hauser January 31, 1822.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
16 May 1795: Foster Phillips married Ragel Hunter in Stokes County, NC. Fredric Hauser, bondsman. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
16 January 1797: Surry County marriage bond for Merrel Philips and Eliza Stubelfield of Stokes County. Bondsman John Purdom of Stokes County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
15 December 1798: Wade Phillips married Polley Carter in Surry County, NC. Comments:(I suspect that Wade was the son of Abner and Elizabeth Phillips. He appears on the 1830 census in Wayne County KY and on the 1840 census in Clay County IN with a Riley Philips on one side and a Micajah Phillips on the other. The name Micajah runs in the Abner Phillips family, and Cornelius Phillips, the known son of Abner Phillips, was a pioneer of Wayne County, KY) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
21 January 1799: Hezekiah Phillips married Mary Kline in Stokes County. Comments:(I suspect that Hezekiah Phillips was the son of Joseph and Philadelphia Phillips.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
28 January 1799: John Phillips married Agness Jintry in Surry County. Matthew Phillips was bondsman. Comments:(John Sherman Phillips was the putative son of William and Mary (Creed?) Phillips.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
18 February 1799: Surry County marriage bond for Abraham Phillips and Sarah Rideans (Ridings). Bondsman John Phillips. Comments:(I believe Abraham Phillips was the son of William and Mary (Creed?) Phillips.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1800: Mordecai Phillips married Chaty Binkly (Circa 1800) Comments:(Catharina Holder Binkley, widow) probably in Stokes County. (I believe that Mordecai Phillips was the son of Bennett and Elizabeth Phillips.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
29 March 1802: Will of John Persons. Wife, Joisey. Son John. Exrs: wife Joysey, John Spenser. Wit - Astradge Cook, Abner Philips. Surry Co Book 3, page 49a. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
8 July 1803: Brother and Sister Pfohl, accompanied by Brother and Sister Isaac Pfaff, visited the old, blind, widowed communicant Sister Ann Margaretha Volck, who lives with her son-in-law Jacob Sponhauer nine and a half miles from Bethania. Comments:(Quote from Volume VI of Records of Moravians in North Carolina. Note below in 1807 the will of Richard Phillips was witnessed by Michael Spanehour Jr and Sr.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
9 November 1803: Elizabeth Phillips married Robert Hurt in Surry County. Comments:(Elizabeth was the putative daughter of Abner Phillips of Surry County. I wonder if Robert Hurt's name wasn't actually Hunt.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
18 May 1804: Mr. Duncan Cameron from Hillsborough brought a nine-year-old girl, Mary Philips, to the Boarding School. Comments:(Quote from Volume VI of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. Hillsborough is the present capital of Orange County, NC.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
15 September 1804: Will of Susannah Shores. William Shores, John Shores, Elizabeth Westmoreland, Sarah Sparks, Rhoda Philips, Abiram Shores, and Levi Shores to have one shilling each. Surry Co Book 3, page 74a. Comments:(Rhoda Shores Philips was the putative wife of Cornelius Phillips, the son of Abner Phillips. Rhoda and Cornelius reportedly married about 1791 in NC, although I have found no marriage record for them.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
2 October 1804: Richard Phillips married Ann Logan/Loagin in Surry County. Comments:(Richard Phillips may have been the son of Joseph and Philadelphia Phillips, because he named a daughter Delphy.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
28 October 1806: Sarah Phillips married Jacob Miller in Surry County. Comments:(Sarah was the daughter of William Phillips and the granddaughter of Joseph and Mary Phillips. She is mentioned by her married name in her father�s will proved in 1825.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1 December 1806: Edmon Phillips married Mary Chin in Surry County. Comments:(Edmond Phillips was the putative son of William Phillips of Surry County, son of Joseph and Mary Phillips. Edmond was born 12 Dec 1781.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
19 March 1807: Will of Richard F. Phillips proved in Stokes County at Dec Term 1816. To Foster Phillips, my brother's son, 50 acres on Fishing Island. I give to the sd Fouster Philips all my money due and to become due out of which the sd Fauster Philips is to kepe and mentain me as long as I shall lif and if there be any of my estate left at my disere (demise) over and above the expence of his helping me he is to put it to the use of schooling his own, Hisekiah Philips, John Philips, Jeremiah Cornelius & John Corneliuss children. I likewise constitute make and ordain Fauster Philips and Hisekiah Philips the sole executors of this my last will and testament. He signs with an X. Wit - Michael Spanehour, Senr and Michael Spanehour, Junr. Stokes County Will Book 2, page 183. Comments:(I think this will indicates that Foster, John and Hezekiah Phillips were brothers. The references to a Jeremiah and John Cornelius in this will are confusing and I can't figure out how they were related to Richard Phillips. Perhaps Mary Ann Phillips, Richard's half sister, married West Cornelius and Jeremiah and John were her sons? John and Elizabeth Spainhour Phillips named their oldest daughter Mary Ann. On the 1790 census, there was a West Cornelus in Stokes County, an Andrew Cornelius in Surry County, and a George Cornelius in Rockingham County. Jeremiah Cornelius married Elizabeth Billeter in Stokes Co in 1796 and John Cornelius married Elizabeth Spainhour the same year. Michael Spainhour Sr and Jr were the father and brother of Elizabeth Spainhour. There are two women named Elizabeth Cornelius on the 1850 Forsyth County census. A Hezekiah Phelps served in the War of 1812 from Washington Co, NC, but I doubt that this is the same man because Washington County is on the coast in North Carolina. Hezekiah Phillips married Mary Kline in Stokes County 21 Jan 1799. Note that Fishing Island is located today in the Yadkin River at Pilot Mountain State Park. The park is on the boundary between Surry and Yadkin Counties and is about four miles west of the intersection of Surry, Stokes, and Forsyth Counties.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
25 July 1807: Surry County marriage bond for William Hudson and Polley Phillips. Bondsman John Chapman. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
12 January 1808: Brother Lehmann moved here today (Bethabara) with his wife Elizabeth, maiden name Schor, widow Hauser, and the little girl Maria Magdalena Philipps. Comments:(Quote from Volume VI of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. According to Kerk Phillips web site @ www.ourphillipsfamily.net Maria Magdalena Phillips was born 28 May 1800, the daughter of Richard and Juliana Straub/Judah Stroop Phillips. Maria Magdalena�s putative twin brother William may have gone to live with William Phillips, the son of Joseph and Mary Phillips, as the birth of a William Phillips on 28 May 1800 is recorded in the old Joseph Phillips bible. However, Kerk says Richard and Juliana had five children and according to Juliana�s memoir, she only had four children with Richard Phillips, 1 son and 3 daughters. After Richard died, Juliana married 2nd Johannes Mucke and 3rd Gottlieb Spach. Elizabeth Schor was born 36 Aug 1773 in Bethania, Stokes County. She married 1st Frederick Hauser circa 1795 and 2nd John/Johann Christian Lehman 10 Jan 1808 in Bethania, Stokes County. She died in Bethania 11 Aug 1867. Note above that Foster Phillips worked for George Hauser Jr in Bethania.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
20 December 1808: Surry County marriage bond for Ezekiel Phillips and Betsey Brown. Bondsman William Hudson. Comments:(Ezekiel may have been the son of Bennett Phillips, because he is mentioned in the estate settlement of Joseph Phillips, son of Bennett, who died in Williamson Co TN in 1833.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
2 February 1809: Philip Philips married Sussanah Spencer. Abner Philips, bondsman. Comments:(Philip Philips was the son Abner Philips. He served in the War of 1812 from Iredell County, which borders Surry County on the south. Abner Philips belongs to Phillips Family DNA Group 20.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
8 June 1809: Will of Samuel Carter. Wife Susanna. Daughters Susanna Carter, Sarah Poe, Mary Philips, Nancy Poe, Ruth Woode. Two youngest sons Benjamin and Abraham Carter. Rec Aug Court 1815. Surry Co Book 3, pg 115a. Comments:(The 1815 Surry Co tax list shows Benjamin Carter with 150 acres on the Yadkin River adj Philip Phillips. Note that Polly Carter married Wade Phillips in 1798.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
18 October 1809: Thomas Phillips married Ellender Wiles in Surry County. Comments:(Thomas may have been the son of John Phillips of Rowan County who died in 1801. He appears on the Surry County census in 1810 with a wife and daughter under 10.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
15 May 1811: Lewis Phillips married Elizabeth Dowling in Surry County. Comments:(Lewis was probably the son of William Phillips and the grandson of Joseph and Mary Phillips.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
27 May 1811: Mary Phillips married John Adams in Surry County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
10 October 1811: Sarah Phillips married William Doss in Surry County. Comments:(Sarah was the putative daughter of Solomon and Mary Logan Phillips. They named a son Bennett R. Doss.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
30 May 1812: William Phillips married Susanna Doss in Stokes County. Comments:(William was the putative son of William Phillips, the son of Joseph and Mary Phillips.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
10 November 1812: Will of Abner Philips. Wife Elizabeth. Son Philip. All my children to have $30 in trade except my son Cornelius. Exrs: wife and son Philip. Wit: Wm Hunt, John Bailey. Rec Feb Ct 1813. Surry Book 3, page 103a. Comments:(Note: The 1785 Surry Co tax list of Capt. Lewis shows Abner Phillips with 400 acres, 1 white poll. The 1786 tax list of the same district show Abner Philips with 400 acres, 1 white poll, Elias Philips with 100 acres, 1 white poll, and Ephraim Philips with 1 white poll. The 1789 tax list of Capt. Philips shows only Abner Phillips with 400 acres, 2 white polls. The 1790 Surry Co census shows Abner Phillips with 2 WM 16+, 3 WM 16-, 3 WF. The 1800 Surry Co census shows Abner Philips with 2 WM 10-16, 1 WM 45+, 1 WF 16-26 and 1 WF 45+. There are loose estate papers at the NC archives. According to Rebecca Moon's rootsweb file, Abner Phillips was born 15 Sept 1737 in Hunterdon Co, NJ. His children included Ephraim, Cornelius, Prudence, Micajah, Abigail, Phillip, Sarah, George, Elizabeth and Rebecca. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery at Elkin, which is on the Yadkin River on the boundary between Surry Co and Yadkin Co. The Y-DNA of descendants of Abner match the Y-DNA of Phillips Family DNA Group 20.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
26 December 1812: William Phillips married Sally Flynt in Stokes County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
27 November 1813: Stephen Philips married Nancy Kelly in Stokes County. Marriage bond Jeremiah L. Kelly. Comments:(Stephen Philips was possibly the son of John Phillips of Rowan County who died in 1801. According to White County, IL History, Stephen had 11 children.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
30 August 1814: Mary Elizabeth Phillips married James Kenyon in Stokes County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
29 August 1815: Burrell Philips married Mary Portes/Portis in Stokes County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
1 February 1816: Sally Phillips married Joshua Rights in Stokes County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
18 May 1816: Nancy Phillips married Clark Campbell in Stokes County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
28 May 1816: Will of Bennett Creed, Sr. Wife Mary. Grandson Abraham Creed, son of my decd son Colby Creed. Son Robert Creed. Decd son Abraham. Exrs: sons John and Robert. Wit: Tho A. Wood, Jonathan Roberts. Rec Feb Ct 1817. Surry Co Book 3, pg 125a. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
5 October 1816: Aaron Phillips married Mary Pegg in Stokes County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
23 November 1816: Surry County marriage bond for Ozwell Philips and Elizabeth Bolling. Bondsman James Flynn. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
15 June 1817: Will of Hugh Logan. Wife Mary to have negro Nancy and home plantation on Logan's Creek adj John Coe. Mother: Mary Logan. He mentions an old graveyard on the place. Son Major to have a negro boy Jim. Sons John & George. John and Hugh Joyner, sons of Jonathan Joyner. Daus: Elizabeth Dooling ( wife of Thornton Dooling ), Libby Logan ( a nergo girl Sally), Polly Thompson ( wife of Tobias Thompson ) , Nancy Philips ( wife of Richard Phillips), Honor Carter ( wife of Clement Carter ). Lucy Logan, dau of Elizabeth Dooling, wife of Thornton Dooling. Nancy Groce, Heir of John Groce decd. Exrs: John Logan, Sr. & Samuel Speer. Wit: Edward Sweatt, John Rush, S Speer. Prvd by Edward Sweatt. Rec. Aug Ct. 1817. Surry Co Book 3, pg 127a. There are loose estates papers at the NC Archives. Comments:( Note: He is the son of Patrick Logan. The 1816 Surry Co. Tax list: Hugh Logan with 800 Acres on Logans Creek, 1 white poll, 3 black polls. Surry County Marriage Bonds: Major Logan to Elizabeth Clayton 22 Aug. 1789, with Britain Clayton bondsman; Clemin Carter to Hanner Logan 2 June 1807, Nimrod Elliott bondsman; Richard Phillips to Ann Logan, 2 Oct 1804; Giles Joyner to Sally Philips, 17 Dec 1837.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
17 February 1819: John Phillips married Aley Marrion in Surry County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
23 October 1819: Fanny Philips married Jonathan William Shores in Surry County. Comments:(Fanny Philips was the putative daughter of Abraham and Sarah Ridings Phillips, born circa 1801.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
20 December 1819: William L. Phillips married Jenny Doolins/Dooling in Surry County. Comments:(According to Lynn Blackwell�s rootsweb file and Beth Stewart�s manuscript, William L. Phillips was the son of Solomon and Mary Logan Phillips.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
20 March 1820: Polly Phillips married Josiah Owen in Surry County. Comments:(According to several rootsweb files, Josiah Owen was born circa 1795 and was the son of John Thomas Owen and Margaret Hunter. Josiah and Polly�s children included Augustus Foster Owen, Wilson Mordecai Owen, John Owen, William D. Owen and Margaret Owen. This indicates to me that Polly might have been the daughter of Foster or Mordecai Phillips. Note that the Foster Phillips bible indicates Foster and Rachel had a daughter named Mary Ann born 17 Feb 1796. Margaret Hunter and Rachel Hunter were sisters.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
23 March 1821: Will of West Mosely. Wife Rebecca. Daughter Sally Freeman, wife of Alexander Freeman. Son Henry. Wit: Col. Cressman, Ephraim Philips, Rebecca Philips. Surry Co Book 3, pg 149. Comments:(Ephraim Phillips was the son of Abner Phillips and Rebecca was his wife.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
12 May 1821: Joseph Phillips married Agnes Rhoads in Surry County. Comments:(According to Riley Lampkin�s rootsweb file, this Joseph Phillips was born 30 Jan 1800 in Surry County and died 18 Aug 1865 in St. Francis County, AR. He married second Sarah Caroline Price 20 May 1829. However, he shows William Phillips and Mary Creed as the parents of this Joseph, which I think is wrong. I believe the son of William and Mary (Creed?) Phillips was born July 6, 1790, married Catherine Stultz 23 April 1815 and remained in Surry County his entire life. I believe the Joseph Phillips who married Agnes Rhoads was probably Joseph Ridings Phillips, the eldest son of Abraham and Sarah Ridings Phillips.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
9 August 1821: Marey Phillips married Thomas Moore in Surry County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
31 October 1821: Joseph Philips married Rebecca Wright in Stokes County. Comments:(According to Kendrah Justesen�s rootsweb file, this Joseph Phillips was the son of David Phillips and the grandson of John and Ann Haisley Phillips who migrated to NC from PA. Joseph was born 6 June 1801 and died 8 Oct 1853 in Stokes or Forsyth County, NC.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
26 January 1822: John Phillips married Mary Hauser in Stokes County. Comments:(According to Eddie S. Phillips, John T. Phillips was the son of Foster and Rachel Phillips. He was born 7 Dec 1798 and died 30 Sept 1871 in Cass County, MO. John married second Jane Reed in about 1844.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
30 March 1822: Mordecai Phillips married Jane Gordan/Gordian in Stokes County. Bondsman Joseph Phillips. Witness Reuben D. Goldin. Comments:(According to LDS records, this Mordecai Phillips was born 17 Sep 1793 at Pilots Mountain in Surry County. Mordecai was probably the son of John and Elizabeth Phillips and the grandson of Bennett and Elizabeth Phillips. Jane was the daughter of John Gordon and Barzilla Martin. Mordecai and Jane appear to have moved to Cass County, MO, by 1839, along with his cousin John T. Phillips.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
13 January 1823: Betsey Phillips married John Eddlemon in Surry County. Comments:(Betsey or Elizabeth was the putative daughter of Solomon and Mary Logan Phillips.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
2 November 1824: William Phillips married Sarah Glen in Surry County. Comments:(According to Carol Vanderwalker's rootsweb file, this William Phillips was the son of Abraham and Sarah Caroline Phillips born 4 Feb 1804. He was the twin brother of John Phillips. William married second Millie Spillman and third Elizabeth Jane Hunter. He is buried in the Baltimore Methodist Church Cemetery. According to Carol Lay�s rootsweb file, Sarah Glenn was born 16 May 1799 in Surry County and died 16 April 1855 in Surry County. Dates are from her headstone in Spillman Cemetery, Yadkin County. Her father was Jeremiah Glenn and her grandfather was Tyree Glenn of Hanover County, VA.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
7 December 1824: John Phillips married Colley Tate in Surry County. Comments:(This John Phillips died in Surry County in 1827, naming his wife Colley and daughters Agnes and Peggy who were under the age of ten. The witnesses to his will were John Hunter, Sr, John Hunter Jr, and John Cornelius. Colley Tate born ca. 1803 was the putative daughter of Owen Dunn Tate and Elizabeth Hunter. John may have been the son of Abraham Phillips and Sarah Caroline Ridings and the twin brother of William Phillips, b. 4 Feb 1804. Agnes Phillips, age 24, appears in the household of Owen D. Tate on the 1850 census in Forsyth County.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
8 November 1825: Will of William Philips. Bennett Creed. Polly Creed. Heirs of my son Abraham Philips. Wife Mary. Children: Mathew, Nancy Longino, William, John, Edmond, Elizabeth Philips (wife of John Phillips), Lewis, Sarah Miller (wife of Jacob Miller), Joseph. Exrs: sons Edmond and Joseph and son-in-law Jacob Miller. Wit: Philip Roleson, Stephen Shelton, Isaac ____? Surry Co Book 3, pg 170. There are loose estate papers at the NC Archives. Comments:(Bennett Creed Sr died in 1817, mentioning his wife Mary. Did his widow marry William Phillips, which might explain why Bennett and Polly Creed are mentioned in William�s will?) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
12 December 1826: Charles Philips married Elisabeth Cornelius in Stokes County. Comments:(Charles Phillips age 47 appears on the 1850 census in Forsyth County with wife Martha age 34 and several children. Anna Cornelius age 53 is also living with them.) For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.
12 December 1828: Mary Phillips married Christian Conrad in Stokes County. Comments: For additional information including transcription credit, please Click Here to view the complete record.