The LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN PHILLIPS of Rowan County, North Carolina, dated
8 November 1800, admitted to probate August 1801, on file at the State Archives in
Raleigh, North Carolina, which names his “beloved wife Diannah” and the following
children, in this order: Thomas Phillips, John Phillips, Gabriel Phillips, Ezra
Phillips, Jonathan Phillips, Robert Phillips, Sarah Buyley, Ruth Spiers, Elizabeth
Perry, Ann Cummins, Rebecah Williams, James Phillips, Elijah Phillips, Stephen
Phillips, and Mary Phillips. It is specifically stated that Mary, James, Elijah
and Stephen were under twenty-one years of age.
NOTE: In his will, John Phillips names "my beloved wife Diannah Phillips and my friend
Lewis Hicks" as Executrix and Executor of his estate. Web postings assigning the maiden
name of Hicks to Diannah Phillips are unproven and inappropriate. If Lewis Hicks was
related by marriage to John Phillips, he likely would have said so.
NOTE: The married name of Sarah Buyley is misspelled. Sarah "Sallie" Phillips
married George Anthony Bewley (Buley) of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Bewley family
records state that the marriage took place in Loudon County, Virginia, and that they
settled in Greene County. Tennessee. This migration route matches that of the Phillips
family. Gabriel Phillips, brother of John, was married in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Both Gabriel and John appear recurrently in the Loudoun County, Virginia Tithables.
Two sons of John Phillips, Ezra and John Jr., were married in Greene County, Tennessee.
For more documentation of Phillips ancestry click:
WILL OF JOHN PHILLIPS
JOHN AND DIANNAH PHILLIPS
AFFIDAVIT OF ROBERT PHILLIPS
TRANSCRIPTIONS OF AFFIDAVITS
CHILDREN OF GABRIEL AND MILIAH PHILLIPS
BIOGRAPHY OF EZRA PHILLIPS
CHILDREN OF ROBERT AND PHEBE PHILLIPS
PHILLIPS MARRIAGE RECORDS
PHILLIPS CENSUS RECORDS
LOUDOUN COUNTY TITHABLES
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