PHILLIPS Family

First Generation

1. Laban1 Phillips (#23451) was born in Nc about 1783. Laban died about 1876 in Johnson, Il.

He married Rebecca Garrett. (Rebecca Garrett is #23450.) Rebecca was born in Sc about 1797. Rebecca died about 1860 in Johnson, Il. At 26 years of age Rebecca became the mother of Mary Ann Phillips in Tn, 15 Oct 1823.

At 40 years of age Laban became the father of Mary Ann Phillips in Tn, 15 Oct 1823. Laban's name from daughter Mary Ann Phillips Birdwell's deathcertificate. All other info from Jimmy Birdwell of Tennessee Colony, TX, whose sources were 1850, 1860, 1870 census of Johnson Co, IL. Jimmy says Riley is Laban'sson but that Abira and Ester may be Riley's instead of Laban's. I think Riley seems too young to be their father, but they could belong to another son(they are out of age order which frequently indicates another group of kids,usually grandchildren or step-children). Moved from AL to Johnson Co, IL, about1848 or 1849 [from Jimmy Birdwell]. 1840 US Census, Marshall Co, AL (next doorto Moses Birdwell and near William Phillips) 1850 US Census, Johnson Co, IL Phillips, Laban 65 NC Rebecca 52 SC Lucinda 15 TN Abira 16 TN Ester 11 AL Riley 29 TN From Jimmy Birdwell's newsletter of June 5, 1981: "...The Birdwell's did not venture into the wilderness alone. In the 1840 census of Marshall Co AL Mary's father, Laban Phillips was living by the person that I think was Joseph's father [Moses Birdwell]. Their was alsoa William Phillips who live by Laban and Moses. Also a Newel Phillipslived in AL at this time. In the 1850 census of Johnson Co IL I found JesephBirdwell, Laban Phillips, Newel Phillips living in the same township. WilliamPhillips was living close by as well. This probably meant that the Phillips and Birdwell in AL traveled together to IL. Another bit of collaboration isthe fact that Joseph Birdwell, William Phillips, Newel Phillips got marriedin the state of AL in Marshall County. Also both the Birdwell and some of the Phillips had children born in AL in about 1846 but in 1849 the both had children born in IL.

Laban Phillips and Rebecca Garrett had the following child:

child 2 i. Mary Ann2 Phillips (#23449) was born in Tn 15 Oct 1823. Mary died 25 Jan 1910 in Kendall, Whatcom Co., Wa, at 86 years of age. She married Joseph Birdwell in Claysville, Marshall Co., Al., 15 Jun 1842. (Joseph Birdwell is #23448.) Joseph was born in Clarke Co., Al 20 Feb 1819. Joseph was the son of Moses Birdwell and Hannah Falkindon. Joseph died 8 Jul 1882 in Youngsport, Bell Co., Tx, at 63 years of age. At 24 years of age Joseph became the father of John H. Birdwell in Al, 2 May 1843. At 25 years of age Joseph became the father of Moses Frank Birdwell in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Al, 24 Oct 1844. Joseph became the father of Lebran Birdwell in Al, about 1845. At 29 years of age Joseph became the father of Matthew Birdwell in Al, 25 Jul 1848. At 30 years of age Joseph became the father of Rebecca Ann Birdwell in Metropolis, Johnson, Il, 11 Apr 1849. Joseph became the father of Allen Amos Edmond Birdwell in Johnson, Il, about 1850. At 33 years of age Joseph became the father of Sarah Birdwell in Johnson, Il, 1852. At 35 years of age Joseph became the father of Stephen Carroll Birdwell in Burnside, Johnson, Il, 30 Oct 1854. Joseph became the father of Mary Rush Birdwell in Johnson, Il, about 1855. At 39 years of age Joseph became the father of Robert Lee Birdwell in Springfield, Johnson Co., Il, 20 Feb 1858. At 41 years of age Joseph became the father of Samuel H. Birdwell in Johnson, Il, Aug 1860. At 45 years of age Joseph became the father of James A. Birdwell in Johnson, Il, 8 Jul 1864. At 45 years of age Joseph became the father of Margaret M. Birdwell in Marion, Johnson, Il, 3 Nov 1864. Joseph became the father of Ann Birdwell about 1866. (See Joseph Birdwell for the continuation of this line.)

At 19 years of age Mary became the mother of John H. Birdwell in Al, 2 May 1843. At 21 years of age Mary became the mother of Moses Frank Birdwell in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Al, 24 Oct 1844. Mary became the mother of Lebran Birdwell in Al, about 1845. At 24 years of age Mary became the mother of Matthew Birdwell in Al, 25 Jul 1848. At 25 years of age Mary became the mother of Rebecca Ann Birdwell in Metropolis, Johnson, Il, 11 Apr 1849. Mary became the mother of Allen Amos Edmond Birdwell in Johnson, Il, about 1850. At 28 years of age Mary became the mother of Sarah Birdwell in Johnson, Il, 1852. At 31 years of age Mary became the mother of Stephen Carroll Birdwell in Burnside, Johnson, Il, 30 Oct 1854. Mary became the mother of Mary Rush Birdwell in Johnson, Il, about 1855. At 34 years of age Mary became the mother of Robert Lee Birdwell in Springfield, Johnson Co., Il, 20 Feb 1858. At 36 years of age Mary became the mother of Samuel H. Birdwell in Johnson, Il, Aug 1860. At 40 years of age Mary became the mother of James A. Birdwell in Johnson, Il, 8 Jul 1864. At 41 years of age Mary became the mother of Margaret M. Birdwell in Marion, Johnson, Il, 3 Nov 1864. Mary became the mother of Ann Birdwell about 1866. LEAD: In Cedar Valley Cemetery, Bell Co., TX, there is a dual tombstonethat possibly belongs to a relative: "AMANDA PHILLIPS; BORN NOV 23, 1842; DIED JUNE 17, 1908. W. C. PHILLIPS; BORN MARCH 14, 1824; DIEDAUG 3 1892". Another tombstone there: "SUSAN PHILLIPS; 25-30 OCT 1900" B: 1825 according to pension application (age 68 in 1893), but OCT 15 1823 according to death certificate. TS: Kendall Cem, 2 miles south of Kendall, Whatcom Co, WA: [from Kendall Cemetery document] BARDWELL [sic], Mrs. Mary, d 25 JAN 1910 From Betty Jo Early Birdwell Rin 6945: I have a copy of her death certificate. The writing is bad, but here is the summary of what it appears to say. Ms. Mary BIRDWELL died at Whatcome Co., Town of Kendall, WA, white female, born OCT 15 1823, died at age 87yrs, 3 mo, 0 days, widow, born Tenn., father l. Phillips born in an unknownplace, mother GARVIS [or GARVIN, GARRIT, etc.] born in TN [?], occupationhousewife, died JAN 25 1910 from cirrhosis of liver. Gus OLIVER (III) and Lottie OLIVER HOLADAY have said that when Mary died,one of her kids from WA wrote to R. L. BIRDWELL that she had left everythingto the kids in WA or OR in her will. R. L. asked if it was a will drawn upby an attorney or a hand-written one. They said it was in her own handwriting. R. L. said that he thought it was interesting that when she left Texas she didn't even know how to sign her own name and that shortly afterward she learned enough to write an entire will. (She didn't have much anywayexcept that many people remembered that she had a large, very heavy, very nicetrunk. She might have saved up a little from Joseph's pension too. FAM: Probably had a brother named William. He was named in land recordswith Joseph Birdwell. 1900 US Census- Whitman Co., WA Boozer, Helery 59 Farmer KY Rebecca 51 AL Birdwell, Mary Ann 73 AL RES: 1910 US Census, WA From Jimmy BIRDWELL: "Mary A. received $25 every 3 months till her death (Joseph fought inFlorida war). She used the money to visit her kids till she died. My Uncle and Lottie told me this. Uncle Leoford was born 1885 and died 102 yearslater! He told me Mary A. had a large cherry wood trunk that was real heavy." [My grandmother Lottie BIRDWELL OLIVER also mentioned this trunk.] Info furnished by Loren Day RIN 7892 on APR 10 1992 Loren says that he is working in the Kendall Cem. and that there is no headstone at Mary Ann's grave he is working on putting up a marker.

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