Surry County Phillips Families
From ENC Phillips Group Wiki
Surry County was formed from Rowan in 1771. There are two families that can identified with Surry County, the Abner Phillips Family which is identified as part of the Phillips DNA Family Group 20. Another is the John Phillips who died 1801 in Rowan County which is Phillips DNA Family Group 9.
Phillips DNA Group 9
Phillips DNA Group 20
Phillips DNA Group 29
Some records pertaining to Joseph
“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.
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.