John Phillips - Household 22 - Contributed by Gail M. Walczyk
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John Phillips was born
in Accomack Co., VA on 24 June 1762 (Mihalyka, Graven, p. 216). John died
on 8 October 1848 (216). He married Nancy Edmunds on 19 August 1786 in Accomack Co.,
VA (Turman, Marriages, p. 225). Nancy was born in Accomack Co., VA on 29 December
1766 (Mihalyka, Graven, p. 217). Nancy died on 17 June 1791 (217).
John Phillips PartSince William Phillips had an heir
John and his brother John had an heir William, it sometimes is difficult to identify
them properly in the records. 1790 William Phillips gave the 140 acres to his son
John.On in 1792 in Accomack Co., VA, the boundaries of the lands of
John Phillips were processioned (Walczyk, Processions 1723-1792, p. 163).
The text in part reads:
Line between Ben: Floyd and Thomas Mayson,
Present Ben: Floyd & Wm Phillips. Line between Ben: Floyd and William Phillips, both
Present. Line between John Phillips and Will: Phillips Senr, Present Wm Phillips
Senr & Wm Phillips Junr. On 12 January 1796 in Accomack Co., VA, the
boundaries of the lands of John Phillips were processioned (Walczyk, Processions
1796-1816, p. 6). The text reads in part:
Lines between William
Phillips & John Phillips. Lines between William Phillips & Thomas Mason. Lines between
Brown Bradford's heirs & Thomas Mason. John served in Captain George Scarborough's Company of the Second Regiment Virginia
Militia as a Private in the War of 1812. He was paid for 8 days of service.
George S. Parks of Benjamin's will, John was named by George to handle his estate
on 3 November 1824 in Accomack Co., VA. The will was probated (Miles & Miles Wills,
p. 415). An abstract of his will reads:
Parks, George S. 3 November
1824 - 28 January 1828 To cousin Sally Evan my Negro Girls Margaret and Mary. To
cousin Mary Gillespie Negro boys Daniel & Mary. To cousin Clarissa Savage negro Woman
Mary. To cousin Sally Evans the remainder. To cousin Sally Evans the remainder. To
Samuel Turlington ... John Phillips Sr. Extr. Witt: John S. Walker & Smith Phillips.
Prob: William Phillips, Smith Phillips & Levin S. Joynes securities.
John made a will on 15 March 1843 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated 30 October
1848 (Miles & Miles, Wills, p. 424). An abstract of his will reads:
JOHN 15 March 1843 - 30 October 1848 - To my nephew John Phillips son of William
the plantation whereon he now lives containing & the plantation whereon I now live
on Andua Creek containing 179 acres & all my wood land lying on the N. W. side of
the neck road of the lands known as the & purchased by Hutchinson Kellam & ... but
if he leaves no lawful heirs, then to my nephew Levin Phillips of William. To Levin
Phillips son of William, my plantation whereon he now lives containing 90 acres my
land purchased of David Bowman ... near Hickory Hill ... to the land of my brother
William Phillips containing 20 acres & ... To my brother William Phillips the residue
of the land I bought of David Bowman & Shields containing 130 acres. to nephews John
and Levin Phillips 12 acres of my swamp land called Piney Swamp on the side adjoining
the land of Edmund Nock. to my nephew James Cobb the residue of my Piney Swamp land
containing 68 acres. My slaves George, Scipio, Robert, William, James, Margaret,
Winey, Rachel Lousia, Pheby & Betty & the future increase of all the females shall
be free immediately after by death & each one is to receive $25 & them to jointly
all my lands Land lying to the eastward of the neck road for their home forever,
which is to be used by them in common. To Richard Phillips, son of Levin $100. To
John Edwards, son of Laban $50. To Jacob Jester $50. Since I have given my nephew
John Phillips such a large part of my real estate, I hereby bind him & the lands
given to him with the maintenance of any of my slaves should they become disabled
... The residue to my brother William Phillips & the children of my dec'd sisters
Tabitha East, Elizabeth Bradford, Susan Edwards & Mary Cobb, 1/5 part each. My estate
shall furnish grave stones for me. My friend William P. Moore Sr. Extr. Witt: William
P. Moore Jr., John T. R. Joynes, Edward O. Finney & O. Logan. Codicil: 19 November
1846 - the lands given to my brother William Phillips I only loan him during his
life & at his death to his present wife Molly Phillips & at her death to my nephew
Levin Phillips. The residue to my nephew Levin Phillips of William & to my two nieces
Hetty Bradford & Susan Phillips daughter of William, Witt: Thomas Hall kellam, John
M. Parker & Benjamin D. Wise. Probate: John Arlington & Nathaniel Topping securities.
John Phillips mentioned no children in his will.
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