William Phillips was born in Accomack Co., VA on 13 May 1774 (Mihalyka, Graven,
p 218). He was the son of 21. William Phillips and the brother of 22. John Phillips. William died on 18 January 1854 (218). His
stone reads: William Phillips son of William Phillips 13 May 1774, 18 January 1854
aged 78 years 8 months 5 days. He married Mary Savage (Belote Bible) circa 1805 in
Accomack Co., VA. Mary was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1787. Mary was the daughter
of George Savage and 76. Nanny Crippen Savage.
William Phillips and
Mary Savage Phillips were the plaintiff in a court case on 4 October 1809
in Accomack Co., VA (Walczyk, District Court 1805-1816, p. 71). The text
William Phillips and Mary his wife, Rachel Savage infant by Robert
Savage her next friend& George Parks by Robert Savage his next friend. . . . . .
served in David
Ashby's Company of the Second Regiment Virginia Militia as a Ensign in the War
of 1812. He was paid for 1 month 25 days of service (Militia, p. 305)
Against In Detinue
Teackle Mason . . . . . Deft.
came the parties by their attornies and thereupon also a Jury to wit; John Finney,
Richard Rodgers, Henry B. Custis, Charles Wharton, Severn Bloxom, William Custis,
of Wm, John Moore, William Ames, William Churn, Thomas Smith, William Joynes and
Ralph B. Corbin who being elected tried and sworn retired and afterwards returned
into Court with the following Verdict to wit; "We the Jury find that George Savage
late of Accomack County was in his lifetime and at the time of his death seized and
possessed in his own absolute right of a real and personal estate of considerable
value among which were sundry slaves and being so thereof seized and possessed upon
the 4th day of December 1791 made and published his last Will and Testament in writing
in these words to wit; "In the name of God amen &c" and which was afterward, to
wit; on the 27th day of the same month of December 1791 duly proven ans the Law requires
in the Court of the County of Accomack and therein recorded - That at the time of
the death of said George Savage all his daughters named in his said Will were under
the age of 18 years - We find that the said daughter Elizabeth some years afterward
intermarried with Benjamin Parks and had issue by him the Plt. George Parks, and
that since the institution of this suit the said Benjamin Parks died and soon afterward
his widow Elizabeth also died leaving issue her only child the said George Parks
- That Mary another daughter of George Savage aforesaid intermarried with William
Phillips who are now both Plts. In this suit and alive - That Sarah another of said
George Savage's daughters intermarried with the defendant Teackle Mason the 6th day
of August 1807 and departed this life the second day of October 1807 (in the life
of her other three sisters) leaving no issue and being at her death 19 years 9 month
old and no more - That Rachel the other daughter of said George Savage is the Plt.
Of that name and is still alive - We also find that in the lifetime of all four daughters
of said George Savage a division of the slaves whereof he died possessed was mad
under a decree of the Court of Accomack County in Chancery and that certain slaves
to wit George, Isaac, Abram, and Mary being all the slaves of George Savage were
divided as follows among the said four daughters of said George Savage, that is to
Benjamin Parks and Elizabeth his wife in right of said Elizabeth, the slave Isaac,
to Mary Savage the slave George, to Sarah Savage the slave Mary and To Rachel Savage
the slave Abram as will more fully appear by the annexed record of the proceedings
in said suit in Chancery which we find in these words "Please &c ' That since the
said division the said slave Mary hath had issue the other slaves in the declaration
mentioned to wit Sarah, Leah and Joshua which said four last mentioned slaves are
now in possession of the Defendant Teackle Mason - And that since the institution
of this suit said slave Margaret hath had issue another child Hessey - That the Defendant
had possession of said slave in his said wife by virtue of his said marriage - that
the slave Mary is of £60 value - That the slave Sarah is of £60 - That
the slave Leah is of the value of £30, Joshua is of the value of £45,
George is of the value of £30 & Hessey is of the value of £6. But whether
upon the foregoing facts the law is for the Plaintiffs or the Defts. the Jury doubt
and pray the advice of the Court and if the Law is for the Plts. then we find for
the Plaintiff the slaves aforesaid of the value aforesaid. But if the Law is for
the Defendant then we find for the Defendant and the Court not being advised what
Judgment to give is the premisses this cause is continued until the next Court.
the 1816 the lands of William Phillips were processioned (Walczyk, Processions,
193). The text reads in part:
Wm Phillips & Geo. Taylor's heirs. Lines
between Wm Phillips & Nathal Badger. Lines between Levin J. Monger & Nathal Badger.
Lines between Levin J. Monger & Sophia MasonWilliam was named as an
heir in the will of his brother John on 15 March 1843 in Accomack Co., VA. It was
probated 30 October 1848 (Miles & Miles, Wills, p. 424). An abstract of his
PHILLIPS, JOHN 15 March 1843 - 30 October 1848 - To my
nephew John Phillips son of William the plantation whereon he now lives containing
& the plantation whereon I now live on Andua Creek containing 179 acres & all my
wood land lying on the N. W. side of the neck road of the lands known as the & purchased
by Hutchinson Kellam & ... but if he leaves no lawful heirs, then to my nephew Levin
Phillips of William. To Levin Phillips son of William, my plantation whereon he now
lives containing 90 acres my land purchased of David Bowman ... near Hickory Hill
... to the land of my brother William Phillips containing 20 acres & ... To my brother
William Phillips the residue of the land I bought of David Bowman & Shields containing
130 acres. to nephews John and Levin Phillips 12 acres of my swamp land called Piney
Swamp on the side adjoining the land of Edmund Nock. to my nephew James Cobb the
residue of my Piney Swamp land containing 68 acres. My slaves George, Scipio, Robert,
William, James, Margaret, Winey, Rachel Lousia, Pheby & Betty & the future increase
of all the females shall be free immediately after by death & each one is to receive
$25 & them to jointly all my lands Land lying to the eastward of the neck road for
their home forever, which is to be used by them in common. To Richard Phillips, son
of Levin $100. To John Edwards, son of Laban $50. To Jacob Jester $50. Since I have
given my nephew John Phillips such a large part of my real estate, I hereby bind
him & the lands given to him with the maintenance of any of my slaves should they
become disabled ... The residue to my brother William Phillips & the children of
my dec'd sisters Tabitha East, Elizabeth Bradford, Susan Edwards & Mary Cobb, 1/5
part each. My estate shall furnish grave stones for me. My friend William P. Moore
Sr. Extr. Witt: William P. Moore Jr., John T. R. Joynes, Edward O. Finney & O. Logan.
Codicil: 19 November 1846 - the lands given to my brother William Phillips I only
loan him during his life & at his death to his present wife Molly Phillips & at her
death to my nephew Levin Phillips. The residue to my nephew Levin Phillips of William
& to my two nieces Hetty Bradford & Susan Phillips daughter of William, Witt: Thomas
Hall Kellam, John M. Parker & Benjamin D. Wise. Probate: John Arlington & Nathaniel
Topping securities. William made a will on 17 January 1854 in Accomack
Co., VA. It was probated 30 January 1854 (Miles & Miles, Wills, p. 426). An
abstract of his will reads:
To my daughter Susan Nock, wife of Lewis,
my plantation called the White land during her life & then to my granddaughter Missouri
Nock, child of said Susan. To my son John Phillips my old negro woman Sarah. To son
Levin Phillips all my land called Harrison land containing 10 Acres. To my daughter
Nancy C. Mason my land called the Kellam land, during her life on these conditions;
should my son Levin Phillips see proper to build on the land a dwelling house for
the use of my daughter on any other of his land with a reasonable quantity of cleared
land to help raise her children ... To grandchildren Robert, John and Catherine Belote,
children of my deceased daughter Sally, my slaves Lewis & Mary Jane. To my grandaughter
Elizabeth Belote my slaves Clarissa & Georgianna. to daughter Nancy C. Mason my slave
Edmund. To daughter Susan Nock, wife of Lewis, slaves Albert, Joshua, Sam, Sarah
and her female child ... Remainder to all the children of my daughter Sally Belote
1/4 part, to my daughter Susan Nock 1/4 part, to my daughter Betsey Belote 1/4, &
to my daughter Nancy C. Mason 1/4 part. Friend William P. Moore Sr. Extr. Probate:
William P. Moore Jr. & George S. Mapp securities. William Phillips
and Mary Savage Phillips had the following children:
"Sally" Phillips was born in Accomack Co., VA on 3 November 1807 (Belote Bible).
Sarah died on 21 February 1854 (Belote Bible). She married William J. Belote
on 20 December 1832 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman, Marriages, p. 26). William
was born in Accomack Co., VA on 11 September 1811 (Mihalyka, Graven , p. 22).
William was the son of Charles Belote and Elizabeth Martin. William died on 9 February
1872 (Mihalyka, Graven, p. 22). The death register reads (Walczyk, Gail M.,
Deaths).: Belote, William J. White male., 1 Feb 1872 in Metompkin, suicide, 55 yrs,
born in Accomack, farmer, Northam, James., Neighbor g/info.
Sally was mentioned
as deceased in the will of her father William (Miles & Miles, Wills, p. 426).
Sarah and William J. Belote had the following children: Robert J. Belote
born 15 February 1835, died 6 February 1864 (Belote Bible); John W. Belote
born 21 November 1836 (Belote Bible); Virginia F. Belote born 1 February 1839,
died 3 September 1842 (Belote Bible); Joseph C. Belote born 1 October 1740,
died 3 October 1840; (Belote Bible); Catherine A Belote born 18 March 1843
2. Nancy C. Phillips was born in Accomack Co., VA on
22 December 1809 (Belote Bible). Nancy died on 6 February 1889 (Belote
Bible).. She married Thomas Mason on 1 August 1838 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman,
Marriages, p. 185) The text reads: Mason, Thomas / Ann Phillips of William
- 1 August 1838. Bagwell C. Mason security. Thomas was born circa 1802. Thomas died
Sally was mentioned as deceased in the will of her father William
(Miles & Miles, Wills, p. 426).
Nancy and Thomas Mason had the following
children: George Mason born circa 1742 (Crowson & Hite Census, p. 234); James
H. Mason born 20 February 1843, died 7 May 1910 (Mihalyka Graven, p. 177);
John E. Mason born 6 July 1847, died 22 November 1902 (178); Mary Susie Mason born
21 June 1851, died 30 December 1910 (178).
3. John Phillips was born in Accomack
Co., VA 17 November 1811 (Belote Bible). John was named as heir in the will
of his uncle John (Mile & Miles Wills
4. Elizabeth Phillips was born in Accomack
Co., VA on 10 March 1814 (Mihalyka, Graven , p. 22, (Belote Bible).
Elizabeth died on 3 April 1901 (Mihalyka, Graven, p. 22). Her tombstone
reads: Elizabeth Belote, wife of Joseph G. Belote born 10 March 1814 died 3 April
She married Joseph Gunter Belote circa 1836. Joseph was born in Accomack
Co., VA on 29 August 1813 (Mihalyka, Graven, p. 23). Joseph was the son of
Charles Belote and Elizabeth Martin. Joseph died on 13 March 1896 (Mihalyka, Graven,
p. 23.; and Walczyk, Gail M., Deaths). The death Register reads: Beloate, Jos. J.,
White male, 13 Mar 1896, in ACC, paralysis, 82 yrs, c/o Beloate, Jos. G. & Beloate,
Eliz., born farmer, Beloate, Betsy, Wife g/info. His stone reads: "Joseph G. Belote
husband of Elizabeth, born 29 August 1813, died 13 March 1896.
Betsey was named in her father's will (Miles & Miles, Wills, p. 426).The
Accomack Birth and Death Registers show that Joseph G. owned slaves (Walczyk, Gail
M., Birth Register, Vol I; and Walczyk, Gail M., Deaths). They read: "Alfred, Male
slave, born alive, 12/1/1955 Third Dist.. Beloate, Joseph C. c/o Cloway, Owner g/info;
None, slave, of Jos. G. Beloate, 2 Dec 1857 in ACC, 1day born in ACC, Beloate, Jos.
G.Head of Family g/info; None, slave, of Jos. G. Beloate, 16 Dec 1857 in ACC, 1day
born in ACC, Beloate, Jos. G., Head of Family g/info.
5. Levin W. Phillips
was born in Accomack Co., VA on 28 August 1816 (Belote Bible). Levin died on 11 August
1891. The Death Register reads: Phillips, Levin W., W/m, 11 Aug 1891, St. Geo. P.,
heart disease, 75yr 11mo c/o Wm. b. Acc, gentleman, widower. Phillips, John W., son
g/info. (Walczyk, Deaths, p. 124). He married Susan E. Ashby on 14 November
1838 (Turman Marriages, p. 226). Susan was born circa 1822. Susan died on
22 August 1879. Phillips, Susan E., W/f, 22 Aug 1879, St. Geo. P., inflamation of
stomach, 57yr c/o Ashby, Wm. & Peggie, b. Acc, w/o Levin. Husband g/info. (Walczyk,
Deaths, p. 124).
Levin was named in his father's will (Miles & Miles,
Wills, p. 426).
Susan and Levin W. Phillips had the following children:
Margaret born circa 1841; Elizabeth born circa 1843; Sally born circa 1844; William
J. born circa 1845; George C. born circa 1846; John born circa 1848; Arintha born
circa 1852; Olivia born 1857; Oswald Phillips born 20 March 1858 (Walczyk Births
1853-1877, p. 118); Louisa E. born 15 January 1860 (118); Robert born circa
1864. NOTE: the ages of their children differ between the 1850, 1860 and 1870
6. [Margaret] Susan Phillips was born in Accomack Co., VA on
2 April 1819 (Belote Bible). She married Lewis J. Nock on 7 November 1849 (Turman,
Marriages, p. 210). The text reads: Nock, Leiws J. / Susan Phillips of William
- 1 November 1849, John W.H> Parker security.
Susan was named as heir in
her father's will (Miles & Miles, Wills, p. 426).
and Lewis J. Nock had the following children;
7. George Phillips was born
in Accomack Co., VA on 1 January 1823 (Belote Bible). George died on 28 August 1824
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