The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I00088
  • Name: James PHILLIPS , twin
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1750 in Smithfield, Providence, RI
  • Note:
    James was one of the 24 Minutemen at Lexington, MA in 4/19/1775 when the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. He was active with the Adams family (especially Samuel Adams) and is rumored to have been part of the Boston Tea Part. He went with Benjamin Franklin to Paris when Benjamin was Ambassador to France.

    ----------- Following copied from 150 year celebration of Nelson, NH (1767-1917)----------

    May 8, 1775 - enlisted for eight months in Captain Levi Spaulding's Company of Colonel James Reed's Regiment. Fought at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. Received 12 shillings for property lost in the engagement.

    Member of Captain Joseph Parker's Company raised out of Colonel Enoch Hale's Regiment that joined the Northern Army at Ticonderoga; mustered and paid 18 Jul 1776.

    See Anecdotes of Phillips by General Griffin.

    Father: Joshua PHILLIPS b: ABT 1710 in Smithfield, Providence, RI
    Mother: Freelove PAYNE b: ABT 1729 in Smithfield, Providence, RI

    Marriage 1 Sarah NURSE b: 2 AUG 1744 in Rutland, Worcester, MA
    • Married: 4 DEC 1767 in Rutland, Worcester, MA
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