A brief history of my Phillips Line


William H Phillips was born about 1803 in TN. He married Elizabeth Maxwell who was born abt 1804 in TN. She was the daughter of Jesse Maxwell. He was a pioneer of Davidson County. He was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. With his brother David, they guarded settlers as they journeyed into the Cumberland Settlements. It was on the fourth expediton that David was killed by Indians. They were married 8/19/1824. Their children were Henry b before 1828 Jesse b before 1828. Benjamin Carroll b 9/23/1828 in TN. He was my gg-gf. Rebecca b abt 1831 in TN. George b abt 1833, died in the Civil War. William b abt 1837, died in the Civil War. Andrew Jackson b abt 1839, d. abt 1860. Emma b abt 1847. Benjamin married Christena. No record of her last name. Their children were William C Phillips, my g-gf, b abt 1853. Nancy J b abt 1856. Adneyann b abt 1858. Gilbert b. abt 1859. Charles b abt 1861. Missouri b abt 1863. James b abt 1865. Benjamin moved to Oregon Co, MO with his family about 1858. Christena died before 1868. He married Margarett Risenhoover on 8/25/1868 in Oakgrove, Oregon, MO. Thier children were George b abt 1868. Joseph b abt 1869. Joseph b aby 1869. Martha b abt 1870. Margaret b abt 1875. Sarah b 8/22/1878. Rebecca b abt 1880. There was another child in the family Henry that was born abt 1866. He was either the son of BCP and Christena or the son of Margarett from a former marriage that was adopted to the Phillips name. Margarett died before 1897. Benjamin married his third and last wife Sallie Bryan 9/12/1879. They had no children. William C Phillips, the eldest son of BCP married Mary Mills b 1853 in Oakgrove 8/2/1874. Thier children were John William b 1876. Benjamin Charles(my gf) b 10/15/1877. Mary b 3/27/1879. Thomas b 11/20/1881. Finias b 11/22/1884. Jesse b 1886. About the time of Jesse's birth the family left MO. Mary died on the trail in Arkansas shortly after Jesse's birth. William C stayed in AR where he married Martha Wallace in Jackson AR 12/16/1894. The rest of the Phillips Family that left MO (the children of William C, and his father Benjamin and his wife Sally) along with George Mills the brother of Mary eventually settled in Caddo OK. There are many Phillips and Mills buried in the cemetery at Caddo. There is a picture of George Mills and his wife Martha Risenhoover in the Indian Territory Museum at Caddo. Martha was the sister of Benjamin's 2nd wife. The story doesn't end at Caddo. The Phillips spread out through southeast and central OK and Northeast Texas. Descendents of Benjamin's sister Sarah who married Moses Norman in Oakgrove also left MO. They settled in northeast Texas.
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