Looking for Philips / Phillips of Edgecombe & Nash COs of NC. Several Phillips brothers (sons of John Phillips who died 1758/59 in Surry CO VA) settled in the area of Edgecombe CO NC beginning in the 1740's.
Three of these brothers were John Jr., (my) Arthur and Hartwell Phillips. We believe, but there is a question, that the fourth brother may be the Joseph who marr Sarah Exum.
I have included an obit for one of the descendants of the "elder" Hartwell Phillips. This elder Hartwell died abt Oct 1801 in Edgecombe CO (estate filed).
We are hoping to track all of the descendants of these Phillips brothers who were found living in early Edgecombe CO. Many of their descendants ended up in Nash County = why I am posting to this message board. I would be very interesting in any leads regarding the Philips/Philips of Nash CO NC.
OBIT- Roanoke Times, Friday, March 24, 2006
Philips, Rosanna Jones -- Rosanna Jones Philips, 78, departed this life March 23, 2006, after a difficult battle with Parkinson's disease. Rosanna was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on September 23, 1927, to Robert William ("Jack") Jones and Kitty Parker Jones. Rosanna attended Bailey High School, where she was on the basketball team. After graduating from high school, she began college at Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, N.C.; she went on then to the Women's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro), where she earned a degree in physical education. Just prior to her graduation in 1948, she met the love of her life Hartwell Philips, and after their marriage on June 10, 1949, they moved to Roanoke, Virginia, where for a very short time, Rosanna worked as a teacher. Rosanna left teaching to raise a large family with six children. She was our mother, our mentor, our shared blessing. She was predeceased by her husband Hartwell, whom she joins now for all eternity. Surviving are her children, Rose Marie Townsend and husband, Michael, of Roanoke; Kathryn P. Kuhl and husband, Mark, of Roanoke; Hartwell "Phil" Philips and wife, Cynthia, of Fairfax Station; Suzie P. Hudgins, Timothy Parker Philips and wife, Donna, all of Roanoke; John Battle Philips and wife Tina, of Hagerstown, Md.; grandchildren, Roth Townsend and wife, Karen; Travis Townsend; Courtney and Philip Parker Kuhl; Bradley Hartwell Philips, Gavin Philips; Jacob and Troy Hudgins; Abigail and Joseph Philips; Robert Hartwell Philips and Evan Battle Philips; brother, Carol Jones, of Annandale, Va.; sister, Rachael Amick of Mebane, N.C. The family wishes to thank the staff at the United Methodist Home for their excellent and loving care over these years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation, 7913 W. Park Drive Suite 101, McLean, Virginia, 22102. Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2006 at St. John's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Roy Miller and the Rev. Robert Hamner. A graveside service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Holly wood Cemetery, Middlesex, North Carolina. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Firday at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, 366-0707.
OBIT: Roanoke Times, Monday, January 13, 2003
Philips, Hartwell -- 77, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2003. Born January 19, 1925 in Middlesex County, N.C., he was a son of the late country Doctor, Joseph Battle Philips, II and Junietta Kemp Philips. Mr. Philips served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Degree in Industrial Engineering and later received his Master's Degree in Education from the University of Virginia. Mr. Philips retired from Roanoke City, Schools after serving as a teacher of Industrial Arts and Math and an administrator at both Woodrow Wilson Junior High and William Fleming High Schools. He was a longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church where he was active in the church music program. He was an avid Golfer, Gardener and Woodworker with a great love for Black Walnut Wood. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Rosanna Jones Philips; children, Rose Marie Townsend and husband Mike, Roanoke, Kathryn P. Kuhl and husband Mark, Sparta, N.J., Hartwell 'Phil' Philips, Jr. and wife Cynthia, Fairfax Station, Suzanne P. Hudgins and husband Michael, Timothy Parker Philips and wife Donna, all of Roanoke, John Battle Philips and wife Tina, Kannapolis, N.C.; grandchildren, Roth and Travis Townsend, Courtney and Philip Parker Kuhl, Bradley Hartwell and Gavin Philips, Jacob and Troy Hudgins, Abigail and Joseph Philips, Robert Hartwell and Evan Battle Philips. The family would like to offer their appreciation to special friends Tom and Betty Dixon, and Pat Brammer for their many acts of kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Hollins Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7464, Roanoke, Va. 24019, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 801018, Charlottesville, Va. 22903, or a favorite charity. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at St. John's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Robert Beasley. A graveside service wail be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2003 in Hollywood Cemetery, Middlesex County, N.C. by the Rev. Susan Bentley. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, 366-0707.