Hoping to know more on these Phillips and understand the life then in Ripley.
Bevis Phillips and his wife Charlotte are buried in the Quincy Rural Cemetery (from GenWeb)
Bevus or Bevis died 12/30/1863 age 74-8-9
Wife Charlotte 7/1/1884
I have followed this couple through the US Census (1840-1880).
- in 1840, they had young children (4 under 20) in the family
- in 1850, only the couple, with an older lady (Harington - I am assuming that she is Charlotte`s mother). Their property is valued at $1000, comparatively large as compared to the other residents.
- in 1860, both about 65 yrs old, they have 4 young persons helping out on the farm. The value of their personal and real estate has almost quadruple.
- in 1870, Bevis having died, Charlotte, being alone, has a family living in (the Joseph Bergeron family - see my other message) who are "farm-laborer". I know about the family, they had moved from the Rigaud area, Quebec. Charlotte Philips is 75, value the real estate is now just 2000
- in 1880, Charlotte, ~85, is "lodger", and Joseph Bergeron (Bergin in census) is now "farmer". They seem to have the same neighbors as in 1870, if I trust that the enumerater has gone from one door to the other.
- In 1890, Charlotte is not (d. 1884), Joseph is not (d. 1888), and thus only Joseph`s son, Timothy is left in Ripley with his own family.
On some old maps (1867 and 1881) viewed on the Historic MapWorks website, there is a lot identified as the "Phillips Estate" just east of the center of Ripley, north if Main and east of Barnes Rd (1.2 miles from Main and S. State st intersection).
My questions :
Anyone knows about this Phillips Estate and the history of Bevis and Charlotte ? Hoping to understand why the Bergeron family ended up in Ripley. Was there an advertisement for farm helpers in those days ? The Bergeron family would have moved around 1865-66.
What happened to Charlotte`s property between 1870 and 80 that she would be a "lodger" ? Did Joseph Bergeron buy it ?
After Joseph`s death, his son Timothy Bergeon (real name Antoine Bergeron) stayed in Ripley. On the 1892 state census, he is listed as a "grape grower", somewhat more located closer to the Penn-NY state border (a couple of lots it seems from it), thus a bit far from the above location. Timothy died in 1892 and his wife and kids moved back to Montreal, ~1895.
Thank you, I am looking forward to gain some insights to this puzzle,
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