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  • ID: I0047
  • Name: Matthew (Matt) PHILLIPS
  • Sex: M
  • Name: Matthew PHILLIPS
  • Birth: ABT 1750 in Albemarle County, Virginia
  • Birth: 1750
  • Death: 4 DEC 1790 in Amherst County, Virginia
  • Note:
    Updated 7/15/2008

    My brother who is a descendant of Matthew Phillips has participated in the Family Tree DNA Surname project. His DNA matches exactly on 25 markers of a descendant of Zachariah Phillips. Our Phillips family belongs to Haplogroup I2b2. On the 37 markers, they match on all markers except one, where they are off by two steps. These results confirm the descendants of Zachariah and the descendants of Matthew Phillips have a common ancestor. Other dna tests on descendants confirm David Phillips as a brother. My brother also matches a descendant of a grandson of Matthew Phillips (b. 1750). As of this date, July 15, 2008, there are 12 matches in Group 8 on the Family Tree DNA web site.

    On March 20, 2008, we received the following information from Ken Nordtvedt:

    "Bones 3000 years old in northwest Germany cave were dug up and the ydna measured. About a dozen of the people were I2b2. So being Lichtensteiners is I2b2's new nickname --- that's the cave's name. And having been in the middle of discovering L38, L39, and L40, I'm confident your haplotype would be positive for them, if not all of them. How do I tell? By noting the unique 10,12 signature of the haplotype at DYS455 and DYS454. That is unique to I2b2 and those are extremely slow mutating markers (meaning the repeat values are stable through tens of thousands of years)

    "I don't think there is any need to test all those snps; your haplotype's haplogroup identity is rather clear. The "D" comes from the 8 you have at DYS438. That's a mutation down 2 from normal 10, and DYS438 is also a very slow mutating, stable marker. I2b2 has been in central Europe a long time --- longer than most European haplogroups. It really is not that rare. I2b2 is a fairly robust haplogroup centered in Germany. Of course many of the peoples who migrated to the British isles over thousands of years would have come from the Germany region of continental Germany."

    From the DAR, Patriot Index:
    PHILLIPS, Matthew
    Birth: VA Circa 1762
    Service: VA
    Rank: Sol
    Death: VA p 12-4-1790
    Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
    Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
    Spouse: (1) Nancy Ann X
    DAR #A131326

    DAR records estimate Matthew Phillips' birth date as about 1762. Our review of tax and land records leads us to a birth date for Matthew of about 1750.

    Nancy Kiser has studied and prepared timelines and abstracts of the tax, marriage, census, and land records from the earliest settlers of the Phillips and related families.

    "Mat" Phillips is mentioned in the list of early settlers of Amherst and as being in the Revolutionary War from Old Amherst. Matthew served in Captain Samuel Jordan Cabell's Company of the 6th Virginia Regiment of foot soldiers, U.S.A. Cabell's home "Soldier's Joy" is in Norwood (formerly New Market, Virginia). Coincidentally, New Market is where Z. D. Phillips (grandson) enlisted in the War between the States. (DAR records, Charline Hull 5/6/2003).

    From the records of Amherst County:
    Matthew Phillips witnessed the will of Thomas Matthew in 1785 in Amherst County. (Todd Matthews 6/24/2004)

    Birth years of Matthew's sons, John and Charles, obtained from the Tax Lists of Amherst County. (A study of the Tax Lists was done by N. Kiser). From this study, we know that John and Charles Phillips lived for a time with Zachariah Phillips and Frances White, so from this information, we think Zachariah was their uncle.

    Names of a number of the grandchildren were obtained from Charline Hull, descendant of Joseph Nelson Phillips (5/6/2003).

    Matthew Phillips died December 4, 1790. His nuncupative will was probated on January 18, 1791, in Amherst County, Virginia, and recorded in Will Book 3, Pages 177, 178, and 179.

    Transcription of Will:
    "In the name of God Amen, We Leonard Phillips Senr., Leonard Phillips, Junr., and Mary Phillips being pregnant and cald' upon as Witnesses by Matthew Phillips December 4 before his death To observe That These following Words to be his Last Will Which Runs as follows ----

    "In the first place he desired that All his Just Debts To be paid of as quick as possible without selling of any The Estate if Possible to be Avoided. Secondly That his Wife should have a Maintenance Out of The Estate enduring her Widowhood; but if she Marys to have a Childs part. Thirdly for his Children when they Marry or Come of Age. To have an equal part of the Estate, And to Give his Children as good Education as the Estate will Afford. And Fourthly and Lastly he desired that David Phillips and his Wife Ann, Should be the Managers his estate after his Death if they Saw whearin they Could make any Advantage by Selling of the Land which now lives on, he was Willing that they should Dispose of it. Witness our hands this Eighteenth day of January 1791."

    Leonard Phillips Junr.
    Mary Phillips
    Leonard Phillips
    David Phillips

    At a Court held for Amherst County the ? sixth ? day of June 1791, This Nuncupative Will of Matthew Phillips Deceased was this Day presented in Court by Anne Phillips Widow to the said Decedent, Whereupon John Phillips Eldest Son & Heir at Law to the said Decedent being legally Summoned personally appeared in Court and Consented that the said Instrument of Writing should be recorded, and the said Will was proved by the Oath of Leonard Phillips and David Phillips Witnesses thereto Whereupon, and on the motion of the said Anne Phillips Execution of the said Will is granted her, and the said Phillips with Matthew Harris, David Phillips, and Leonard Phillips her Securitys entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the Penalty of One thousand pounds with the condition required by Law, and the said Will is ordered to be Recorded.

    Tests, Wm. Loving, Clk

    Know all Men by these Presents that we Ann Phillips, Matthew Harris, David Phillips, and Leonard Phillips Junr. are held and firmly bound to Wm. Cabell, Jr. Benjamin Rucker, Wm. Harris and Hudson Martin Gent Justices of the Court of Amherst County now setting in the Sum of One Thousand pounds to the payment whereof will and truly to be made to the said Justices and their Successors, we bind ourself, and each of us our and each of our Heirs Exors and Administrators Jointly and severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals this Sixth Day of June in the Year of our Lord 1791 and in the fifteenth year of our Commonwealth. The condition of this Obligation is, that if the said Anne Phillips......Remain in full force and virtue

    Anne Phillips
    Matthew Harris
    David Phillips
    Leonard Phillips

    Recorded 6 June 1791

    {Spelling and punctuation retained. Part omitted by above. . . . . .was standard language of this type of bond.}

    Per HD Davis, 1810 Deed Records, Book 1, Page 214; indenture between Ann Phillips, John Phillips, Nelson Phillips, Charles Phillips, Susan (or Susanne, Susannah Phillips) Statham (m. Thomas Statham) 12/25/1795; Polly (Phillips married Robert) Johnson of Nelson County, Virginia, to William Dawson;119-acre tract ($200) of land adjoining Matthew Phillips, Matthew Harris, Daniel Mosby, said legatees of Matthew Phillips, decd. Signed Ann Phillips, Nelson Phillips, Robert Johnson (apparently Polly's husband).

    Father: Leonard PHILLIPS , Sr. b: ABT 1713 in Orange County, Virginia
    Mother: Joanna DAVIS b: ABT 1713 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Ann (Nancy or Barbara) GOOLSBY b: ABT 1750 in Albemarle County, Virginia
    • Married: ABT 1778 in Albemarle County, Virginia 1
    • Note: Marriage Date of about 1770 from Elizabeth Phillips Lybarger as published in the "Nelson County Virginia Heritage," August 2001. Elizabeth Phillips Lybarger is the daughter of John Bailey Phillips.
    1. Has Children John P. PHILLIPS b: ABT 1778 in Amherst County, Virginia
    2. Has Children Margaret (Polly) PHILLIPS b: ABT 1779 in Amherst County, Virginia
    3. Has Children Susannah PHILLIPS b: ABT 1780 in Amherst County, Virginia
    4. Has Children Charles PHILLIPS b: ABT 1784 in Amherst County, Virginia
    5. Has Children Nelson PHILLIPS b: ABT 1788 in Albemarle County, Virginia

    1. Title: Albemarle, Virginia, Record of Families, 1744-1890
      Note: ABBR
      Text: Married in 1778
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