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Phillips Family in Frederick Co.
Posted by: John Phillips (ID *****2780) Date: December 06, 2005 at 18:49:02
  of 1831

Reuben Phillips Sr. born ca. 1715/1720 in Cecil Co. MD. Son of Thomas Phillips of Cecil County whose wife was Eleanor
died after 1800 probably in Oglethorpe Co. Georgia.

1740 - In Cecil County Militia with his brother William
1747 Owned part of Indian quarter in Cecil County
1751 Son Levi born (birth recorded in Episcopal Church Cecil Co. MD) September 25.
1754 - Patented Rackoon Range in Frederick Co. MD
1755 - Patented Hunting Lott in Frederick Co. MD
1757 - Son Reuben born December 27(Birth Recorded Episcopal Church Cecil County MD)
1759 - Patented Pleasant Valley in Frederick Co. MD
1762 - Son Adam born December 27, 1762 in Frederick Co. MD
1767 - Reuben was paid a bounty in Frederick Co. MD for military services
1768 - Daughter Elizabeth born (Birth recorded St. Peter's Lutheran Church Frederick Co. MD)
1769 John Phillips (?Reuben's brother) died in Frederick Co. MD
wife Elizabeth. Children Sarah, Catherine, Rachel, Grace, Ruth.
1769 - All land owned by Reuben Phillips and wife Catherine in Frederick Co. MD was sold.

Here are some more records from Frederick County Maryland:

The petition to create Frederick County through Division of Prince George's County dated October 16, 1742 included the signature of John Philips.

The estate of John Jones of Frederick County, Maryland, was proven early in 1750(Feb 27, 1749 on the records). Appraisers were Zebulon Hollingsworth and David Houston. Nearest kin were Elore Catherine Philips, and Catron Jones. Executor was Robert Jones.

On March 14, 1753 Reuben Phillips received a tract of Land in Frederick County Maryland called Rackoon Range at Cancyachuga Manor. The same year John Phillips received a tract of land called Resurvey on Walnut Bottom.

About 1756 Reuben Phillips owed a debt to Edward Beatty In Frederick County, Maryland.

On January 13, 1757 the following notice appeared: "Reuben Phillips living near John Digges Mill on Little Pipe Creek in Frederick County has a stray gelding in his possession." If no one claimed the stray, it became his property. (Digges Mill was evidently near Digges Works - a copper mine)

Reuben Philips name appears on a Frederick County Muster Roll under Captain John Middaugh about 1757.

On December 27, 1757 Reuben Phillips was born to Reuben and Catherine Phillips and the birth was recorded on the records of St. Mary Anne Parish in Cecil County Maryland.

On August 18, 1759 Reuben Phillips was granted a parcel of land known as Pleasant Valley in Frederick County Maryland.

On February 18, 1760 John Phillips received a tract of land in Frederick County Maryland called Laugh and be Fatt.

June Court Frederick County Maryland 1761:
Sundry Inhabitants, unnamed, present a petition to the court "... your petitioners are in very great want of a road from Conococheague to cross the mountain to Baltimore Town to transport their wheat to market"...(Rice, Millard Milburn This Was the Life, Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore 1984.) Proposed road goes by John Digges Mill.

March 1762 Thomas Phillips of Frederick Co. Md. owed a debt to Lawrence Owen.

On October 17, 1765 Reuben Phillips assigned a tract of land called Hunting Lott to Samuel Chase all of Frederick Co. Maryland.

In late 1765 Captain Evan Shelby (Born 1720 Wales) of Frederick Co. Testified under oath that between three and four hundred westerners with guns and tomahawks had gathered at Fredericktown to march on Annapolis.

The muster roll of Frederick County Maryland shows that Rubin Philips order was paid to Thomas Beatty Jr. on April 1, 1767 for service in the recent wars. A good soaking rain had fallen on the 3rd and 4th of April, and just after the first of May, the rains returned and continued through the middle of the month.

On July 4, 1768 Elizabeth Phillips was born to Reuben and Catherine Phillips and the birth was recorded on the records of St. Peter's Lutheran Church Woodsboro, Frederick County Maryland.

On August 16, 1768 Reuben Phillips of Frederick County Maryland sold a tract of land known as Hunting Lott to John Smouce.

In 1769, the will of John Phillips of Frederick County was proven, listing wife Elizabeth and children Sarah, Catherine, Rachel, Grace, and Ruth.

On December 11, 1769 Reuben Philips and wife Catherine sold a tract of land in Frederick County Maryland called Pleasant Valley to Henry Lantiss.

Reuben and Catherine moved to Frederick Co. MD and then to Rowan Co. NC about 1770. Their children included Thomas, William, Levi, Jesse, Jonas, Reuben, Adam, Catherine, and possibly John and Elizabeth

Phillip Phillips of Frederick County died in 1773. His wife was Lucretia, and children may have included Jesse and Amos.

John Phillips of Frederick County died in 1806. His wife was Sabrette and children were Jason, Eli, Noah, Sarah, Elizabeth, Ann, Susannah, Milly, and Prudence.

Samuel Phillips of Frederick Co. Md. died there leaving wife Nancy (nee Sargent) and children Levi, James, Samuel, Wesley, John, Eleanor, Nancy, Amelia, Eunice, Anna, and Sophia. (no date in my notes) Many of these children married there.

William Phillips of Frederick County Maryland was born about 1725. His children were William Jr., Sylvia, Jesse, Nancy, Thomas, Emily, Davis, Godfrey, Harriett, John, and Basil. This family remained for some time in Frederick County, and many of them married there.

Caleb Phillips married Sarah Darby 1780.
Jesse Phillips married Mary Hardy 1784.
William Phillips married Lucretia Sans 1787
Nicholas Phillips married Mary Wilson 1789
Eli Phillips married Catherine Harris 1796
Jason Phillips married Ann Margers 1797
Prudence Phillips married George Overman 1805
Thomas Phillips married Rachel Taylor 1806
Eli Phillips married Catherine Stallings 1806
Noah Phillips married Ann Campbell 1806
Samuel Phillips married Rebecca Lyles 1807
Wesley Phillips married Harriet LeMaster 1807
Thomas Phillips married Mary Echelberger 1811
Jonas (?James) Phillips married Charlotte Ouriges 1812
John Phillips married Jane Waters 1819


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