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Reply Doyle Phillips
11:15 AM on October 19, 2016 

High Katrina I have no info on Dr Cleveland Phillips but Union Co SC was the abode of Gabriel Phillips who m 1756 Bucks Co PA thence to Loudoun Co VA and in 1787 moved to Union Co.

Your boys' yDNA analysis would not connect them to your Phillips line. But i am quite sure that your mtDNA would find many Phillips cousins--but double check me on this since i am familiar only with yDNA.

In Group 09 at www.phillipsdnaproject.com you will see many Phillips cousin histories.

On Amazon i have several books pertaining to our ancestry. One of them

https://www.amazon.com/John-Phillips-1725-Onward-Virginia/dp/1502902966

Hoping this is of some help, Doyle reply to [email protected] and i will get your message sooner

Reply Katrina P. Hough
2:58 PM on September 30, 2016 

What a fascinating site! I've been trying to find out more about my Phillips family  tree. There just seems to be more road blocks than help. My family traces back to Doctor Cleveland Phillips of Union Co., SC, his son> Adolphus Wood Phillips, his son> Alonzo Boyd Phillips, his son> Bobbie Jean Phillips> to me.

I have two boys, would they be able to do the Phillips DNA testing?

Katrina

Reply Shelley Hayes
9:26 AM on February 25, 2016 

Hi Bloodhound Cousin!  Thomas Wiley Phillips is my Dad's great great grandfather via his daughter Amanda Virginia (a name repeated and repeated in my family!)  No surprise about the Penn connection - the Rightsells (Reitzel) and Waggoners were German immigrants through the port of Philadelphia. They all traveled from Penn to TN together!

You have done a beautiful job here!  Congrats!  I have not looked at this lately because my Dad is ill and needing a lot of care.  Good luck!

Reply Doyle Phillips
11:56 AM on February 22, 2016 

Hello Shelley, Are you by any chance related to Richard Hayes Phillips? Do you know of his extensive work on our line of Phillips?

Apologies if i asked before, but have you regisistered your DNA results on www.phillipsdnaproject.com and www.ysearch.org? If so, are you in Group 09?

Shelley Hayes says...

Hello from a beautiful spring day in the Hill country of Texas!   Just got an autosomal DNA match back to Gabriel Phillips (1759-1814) and Miliah Keele (1767-1848.  Nice bit of corroboration!

Reply Doyle Phillips
3:11 AM on February 22, 2016 

High Cousin Barb Please let me know when you find it.

Reply Barb McQueen
2:43 PM on February 21, 2016 

Doyle, Not usre if I am already a member.  My brother did the YDNA that had common matches.  I have it filed someplace.  My great grandmother was Nancy Philips, d/o Micajah Philips b Hawkins TN, s/o Wade Hampton Philips b Surry NC.  Not sure what my family group number is. 

Reply Doyle Phillips
7:03 PM on February 20, 2016 

Betty, I see that your DNA group is 05 not 09. --Doyle

Betty Phillips Peeples says...

Hi:  I am a Phillips descendent. They tell me I am in Group 9. My Kit # is  199488 and I would like to receive info from you.  I am new at this DNA stuff and I am having trouble finding my matches.

My Grandfather was James Columbus Phillips, GGrandfather was Dennis Nelson Phillips, Dewrant J Phillips, Dennis Phillips and Thomas Phillips

Would love to hear from you!

Blessings,

Betty Phillips Peeples 

Reply Doyle Phillips
6:58 PM on February 20, 2016 

Barb it could be coincidence but Paula Jones connects Snyders and our Phillips. Her email: [email protected]  --Doyle


Barb McQueen says...

My bro did the yDNA in hope to find our Snyder males.  We are descended from nancy Phillips Snyder d/o Micajah Phillips of Hawkins TN. s/o Wade Hampton Phillips Surry NC 1765-1855.  Our DNA matches with your Family Group 9.  It seems that I have taken so-called doccuentation from others on ancestry and added it to my snyder Family Tree.  I need to straighten it out and add the wonderful photos I have found on this site. It is so unfortunate that our ancesters re-used names over and over and have caused so much confussion.  I have been to Wales and may have been in the area of our ancesters.  When I find for certqin where they came from, and if I cwan connect to9 living kin now, I want to go see where they came from and walk the land they walked.  So grateful that the money spent on DNA wasn't wasted after all.

Reply Doyle Phillips
6:55 PM on February 20, 2016 

Karla, Regrding your Coy. See the message below from Tina. She has a McCoy Phillips. I wonder if there is a connection. Coincidentally i had a cousin Coy Thomas and did not know his real name until he died in Viet Nam and the official record showed his name to be McCoy Thomas.

tina phillips

12:38 PM on October 15, 2013 by [email protected]

 

Hi Doyle! The Phillips Geneology is sooo hard to trace.. My Dad was Jack E Phillips.. his dad is Sameul Acuff Phillips.. his parents were John and Ida (McCoy) Phillips... and John's father was Thomas Phillips.. not sure if I am in the right lineage.. but my dad had and uncle Doyle.. all from around Oakridge TN.. any insight??

 



Karla Grant Green says...

I love this website.  Although I have researching my tree for nearly 20 years, I am fairly new to researching my Phillips side.   My line stems from John,to Jonathan 1 then Jonty, to William H. Phillips, to William Harvey Phillips to Coy Phillips, to Carl Phillips ( My Grandfather).   I am now back to trying to find some old records on Coy S. Phillips, My Great Grandfather.   I have been told since I was a small child that Coy was born in NC and was caught bootlegging and went to prison for a short time.  However this was a great source of embarrassment to his family so while in prison, he and his cell mate hatched a plan to "trade farms".  His cellmate was from Kentucky so when they were released, Grandpa Coy moved his family to Kentucky to his buddies farm and his buddy moved his family to North Carolina. This way both could get a fresh start.  I don't know if all this true because I can not find one single record of Coy being in jail.   I don't even know where he was arrested for bootlegging.  Was it is Kentucky or North Carolina?   I know Coy had been married twice while living in North Carolina and after the move to Kentucky, he married my great grandmother, Sarah Jane Slone.  They had 8 or 9 children together before Sarah passed away.   Following her death, Coy remarried, and remarried, and remarried.   For a grand total of 13 times.  However, to be fair, He married his last wife twice so she was actually wife 12 and 13.  LOL   I didn't know Great Grandpa Coy very well at all. He lived in Kentucky and I was born and raised in Ohio  I have a few memories of him, but not many.  He died on my 18th birthday 4-2-1983 .  My question is... does anyone know anything about Coy.  Is he is anyone's records.  My mother and her parents are all gone now so getting information is next to impossible.   If you have a Coy Sylvanus/Sylvania Phillips in your line, could you share your info.  I have hit a brick wall.  Would really like to see if the bootlegging story has any real merit or not.   Thanks so much.  Karla Grant Green 

Reply Shelley Hayes
10:49 AM on May 2, 2015 

Hello from a beautiful spring day in the Hill country of Texas!   Just got an autosomal DNA match back to Gabriel Phillips (1759-1814) and Miliah Keele (1767-1848.  Nice bit of corroboration!

Reply Karla Grant Green
2:02 AM on January 22, 2015 

My email address is [email protected] 


Karla Grant Green says...

I love this website.  Although I have researching my tree for nearly 20 years, I am fairly new to researching my Phillips side.   My line stems from John,to Jonathan 1 then Jonty, to William H. Phillips, to William Harvey Phillips to Coy Phillips, to Carl Phillips ( My Grandfather).   I am now back to trying to find some old records on Coy S. Phillips, My Great Grandfather.   I have been told since I was a small child that Coy was born in NC and was caught bootlegging and went to prison for a short time.  However this was a great source of embarrassment to his family so while in prison, he and his cell mate hatched a plan to "trade farms".  His cellmate was from Kentucky so when they were released, Grandpa Coy moved his family to Kentucky to his buddies farm and his buddy moved his family to North Carolina. This way both could get a fresh start.  I don't know if all this true because I can not find one single record of Coy being in jail.   I don't even know where he was arrested for bootlegging.  Was it is Kentucky or North Carolina?   I know Coy had been married twice while living in North Carolina and after the move to Kentucky, he married my great grandmother, Sarah Jane Slone.  They had 8 or 9 children together before Sarah passed away.   Following her death, Coy remarried, and remarried, and remarried.   For a grand total of 13 times.  However, to be fair, He married his last wife twice so she was actually wife 12 and 13.  LOL   I didn't know Great Grandpa Coy very well at all. He lived in Kentucky and I was born and raised in Ohio  I have a few memories of him, but not many.  He died on my 18th birthday 4-2-1983 .  My question is... does anyone know anything about Coy.  Is he is anyone's records.  My mother and her parents are all gone now so getting information is next to impossible.   If you have a Coy Sylvanus/Sylvania Phillips in your line, could you share your info.  I have hit a brick wall.  Would really like to see if the bootlegging story has any real merit or not.   Thanks so much.  Karla Grant Green 

Reply Karla Grant Green
1:59 AM on January 22, 2015 

I love this website.  Although I have researching my tree for nearly 20 years, I am fairly new to researching my Phillips side.   My line stems from John,to Jonathan 1 then Jonty, to William H. Phillips, to William Harvey Phillips to Coy Phillips, to Carl Phillips ( My Grandfather).   I am now back to trying to find some old records on Coy S. Phillips, My Great Grandfather.   I have been told since I was a small child that Coy was born in NC and was caught bootlegging and went to prison for a short time.  However this was a great source of embarrassment to his family so while in prison, he and his cell mate hatched a plan to "trade farms".  His cellmate was from Kentucky so when they were released, Grandpa Coy moved his family to Kentucky to his buddies farm and his buddy moved his family to North Carolina. This way both could get a fresh start.  I don't know if all this true because I can not find one single record of Coy being in jail.   I don't even know where he was arrested for bootlegging.  Was it is Kentucky or North Carolina?   I know Coy had been married twice while living in North Carolina and after the move to Kentucky, he married my great grandmother, Sarah Jane Slone.  They had 8 or 9 children together before Sarah passed away.   Following her death, Coy remarried, and remarried, and remarried.   For a grand total of 13 times.  However, to be fair, He married his last wife twice so she was actually wife 12 and 13.  LOL   I didn't know Great Grandpa Coy very well at all. He lived in Kentucky and I was born and raised in Ohio  I have a few memories of him, but not many.  He died on my 18th birthday 4-2-1983 .  My question is... does anyone know anything about Coy.  Is he is anyone's records.  My mother and her parents are all gone now so getting information is next to impossible.   If you have a Coy Sylvanus/Sylvania Phillips in your line, could you share your info.  I have hit a brick wall.  Would really like to see if the bootlegging story has any real merit or not.   Thanks so much.  Karla Grant Green 

Reply tina phillips
12:38 PM on October 15, 2013 

Hi Doyle! The Phillips Geneology is sooo hard to trace.. My Dad was Jack E Phillips.. his dad is Sameul Acuff Phillips.. his parents were John and Ida (McCoy) Phillips... and John's father was Thomas Phillips.. not sure if I am in the right lineage.. but my dad had and uncle Doyle.. all from around Oakridge TN.. any insight??

Reply Lorin Whittington
6:35 PM on May 14, 2013 

What a beautiful website!   I love the format and design. It is one of the most attractive genealogical pages I have seen. Thank you.

Reply Casey Alan Phillips
3:15 PM on March 5, 2013 

This timeline is amazing. So interesting to know where original family came from. My grandfather is Lester Farrell Phillips, son of Dewey Phillips, son of Henry Phillips, son of Henderson Philips, son of William Harvey Phillips, son of Jonathan Phillips Jr. and so on... Anyway, great work!

Reply Jackie Phillips Romig
10:01 PM on February 1, 2013 

Hi,Thanks for all the info.My dad was Ray Phillips from Jobs Cabin NC.I think we are decendents of this John Phillips. Just beginning to learn about all of this so all help is greatly appreciated! Jackie

Reply barbmcqueen
11:27 AM on September 3, 2012 

Wanda Phillips Schneider says...

thanks for sharing, Doyle.  A lot of info and will take me some time to discpher if any or all are my line.   Great work

Reply Barb McQueen
11:21 AM on September 3, 2012 

My bro did the yDNA in hope to find our Snyder males.  We are descended from nancy Phillips Snyder d/o Micajah Phillips of Hawkins TN. s/o Wade Hampton Phillips Surry NC 1765-1855.  Our DNA matches with your Family Group 9.  It seems that I have taken so-called doccuentation from others on ancestry and added it to my snyder Family Tree.  I need to straighten it out and add the wonderful photos I have found on this site. It is so unfortunate that our ancesters re-used names over and over and have caused so much confussion.  I have been to Wales and may have been in the area of our ancesters.  When I find for certqin where they came from, and if I cwan connect to9 living kin now, I want to go see where they came from and walk the land they walked.  So grateful that the money spent on DNA wasn't wasted after all.

Reply Rod Phillips
2:53 AM on September 1, 2012 

Doyle, I am glad to find your work on John Phillips. I'm trying to locate ancestors of my great-great-great grandfather Abraham Phillips found in Surry Co. NC's 1810 census. I'm expecting that his father was John Phillips since he named his 2nd son John. First son was named Andrew after his father-in-law Andrew Sheets who had lived in Surry county then moved to Washington Co. Indiana between 1810 and 1820. Mr. Sheets gave Abraham and his wife Mary 100 acres to farm when they were wed around 1817, ergo earning the priviledge of having 1st grandson named after him. I too am stumped as to who John's parentage is and where he came from. I've seen a few clues but cannot substantuate any of them to date. Anyway, heck. . . we may be connected, so keep up the good work and I'll do the same. Let me know if I may be of any help or service to you in your efforts.

Reply Wanda Phillips Schneider
10:15 AM on May 7, 2012 

thanks for sharing, Doyle.  A lot of info and will take me some time to discpher if any or all are my line.   Great work

Reply William R Phillips
3:25 PM on April 25, 2012 

Great collection of history! Glad to be connected with the surname.

Reply Barbara May
2:09 PM on July 19, 2011 

Doyle -- WONDERFUL job!

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Reply cgnikkijamese5
11:24 PM on June 15, 2011 
Superb webpage yours sincerely, Rona Dong
Reply Betty Phillips Peeples
3:15 PM on April 7, 2011 

Hi:  I am a Phillips descendent. They tell me I am in Group 9. My Kit # is  199488 and I would like to receive info from you.  I am new at this DNA stuff and I am having trouble finding my matches.

My Grandfather was James Columbus Phillips, GGrandfather was Dennis Nelson Phillips, Dewrant J Phillips, Dennis Phillips and Thomas Phillips

Would love to hear from you!

Blessings,

Betty Phillips Peeples 

Reply Carol Brannon Wilkerson
11:07 PM on July 31, 2010 

I am also descended from Gabriel Phillips. My ggrandmothers was Bessie Virginia Phillips. Thank you for all the hard work. If the document you have is written in old Gaelic from someone of Welsh descent, I have family in Ireland that can read Gaelic.. Happy to be of help to anyone.

Reply Bill Phillips
8:45 PM on June 30, 2010 

Doyle, It is great to see what others are doing to try to find their "ROOTS".

From what I have seen, you have invested a great amonut of time and effort

to get to this point. 

I am a menber of Family Group 7, and I can not imagine trying to do all of

this work without a computer.  I spend about 25 hours a week looking for

my past.

 

Thanks, Bill Phillips

Reply Doyle Phillips
10:58 PM on June 4, 2010 

High Cheryl  Plenty of research and proof. Please sen me an email

[email protected][Cheryl A. Brown says...

 

I am a descendant of Joseph Phillips and Elizabeth Pressley of Union County, SC through their daughter Catherine.  Joseph was a Private during the War of 1812.  I am looking for proof (other than DNA) that his father was Peter Phillips, who married Sarah Cooper, daughter of the Quaker William Cooper, and lived in Union County, SC.  Am willing to exchange information.  

Reply Cheryl A. Brown
10:16 PM on June 4, 2010 

I am a descendant of Joseph Phillips and Elizabeth Pressley of Union County, SC through their daughter Catherine.  Joseph was a Private during the War of 1812.  I am looking for proof (other than DNA) that his father was Peter Phillips, who married Sarah Cooper, daughter of the Quaker William Cooper, and lived in Union County, SC.  Am willing to exchange information.  

Reply Laura Phillips Gray
9:03 PM on May 8, 2010 

I have a Jonathon Phillips in my line who came to Texas with the Peter's Colony circa 1840's. The line continues down to my father David Edward Phillips.

Reply Patty Greene-Jones
7:27 PM on February 23, 2010 

My line is from Gabriel Phillips 1757 Loudoun, VA who wed Miliah Keele.  They name Miliah has been passed down generation after generation in my family.  Willing to share what information I have.

Reply Beverly Phillips
2:45 PM on February 15, 2010 

Great Job!  Keep up the good work.

Reply Pamela Fowler
4:59 PM on February 1, 2010 

I am a descendant of Ransom Phillips (married to Josie)his son's name John Joseph, John Joseph's son's name was Roy Monroe Phillips...I think there is a connection to another Ransom Phillips, b. 1796, d ~ 1900 in SC...my Ransom could be his son or nephew?  please write if you can help me solve this mystery! [email protected]

Reply Jim Phillips
4:22 PM on November 2, 2009 

A group 29 Phillips from Indiana

Reply Mitch Mitchell
8:33 AM on October 23, 2009 

Tracing Phillips from the Ashe County NC line of John and Dianna Phillips

Reply Tom Hutchison
12:01 AM on July 30, 2009 

Doyle, good luck with the website. Maybe Mary Jane Phillips-Matz can read the old document. She is supposed to be well versed in the old languages as it goes hand an hand with her work.

 

Tom

Reply Doyle Phillips
9:27 AM on July 18, 2009 

Hotmailers specifically have not been receiving my emails--but several other ISPs are also blocking. If you get this you're in luck.

 

Hotmail should be spanked for automatically blocking senders without your approval. d

 

To remove addresses in your Blocked sender list:

1.Sign in to the Windows Live Hotmail website with your Windows Live ID (The user name and password that you use to sign in to any Windows Live, MSN, or Office Live sites and services. If you have a Passport Network, Hotmail, or Messenger account, you can use it as your Windows Live ID.) .

2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Options, and then click More options.

Under Junk e-mail, click Safe and blocked senders.

3. Click Blocked senders.

4. In the Blocked senders list, select the name or domain (The part of an e-mail address that follows the @ sign, such as msn or hotmail.) that you now want to receive mail from, and then click Remove from List.

Reply Jody Hamabata
3:45 PM on July 5, 2009 

Doyle,  Starting a website like this was a good idea.  I have added it to my favorites so that I can visit periodically.  I am a descendent of Williams Phillips b. 9 Nov. 1805, son of Gabriel d. 1812, son of John Phillips d.1801.  My William was only 6 years old when his father Gabriel died.  Gabriel's wife Milly, I believe applied for a pension for his service in the revolutionary war.  Do we know what the cause of death was for Gabriel? 

 

Jody