Samuel PHILLIPS

HAIRSTON.org ID#2210, b. about 1759, d. about March 1830
Father*(surname unknown) PHILLIPS1
Mother*(surname unknown) HAIRSTON1
Birth*Samuel PHILLIPS was born about 1759. Samuel would have been 18 or older when he joined the militia in 1777 in Georgia. He was living in another state, probably South Carolina, when he joined. His sister Jane was presumebly born in South Carolina.1 
He was the son of (surname unknown) PHILLIPS and (surname unknown) HAIRSTON.1 
Military*STATE OF GEORGIA

This is to certify, That Samuel Phillips was Enlisted to serve as a soldier in the Battalion of Minute-Men, raised for the Defense of this State, be Resolve of Assembly, passed the 3d June, 1777; and that said Samuel Phillips was not, at the Time of his Enlistment an Inhabitant of this State, nor had he resided in any Part thereof for six Months preceeding his Enlistment And further, That he was in Service at the Time the said Battalion was reduced by a subsequent Resolve of March 1st, 1778.
Given under my Hand, at Washington this 3rd Day of January 1785

By his order Horatio Marbury E Clarke L Col

After the fall of Savannah, Lt. Col. Elijah Clarke was in the Wilkes County Militia, under Col. Andrew Pickens. Clarke

Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909, database with images, FamilySearch, Headright and bounty documents 1783-1909, Phillips, Abraham-Phillips, Zachary, image 367 of 514; Georgia State Archives, Morrow.
WillIn Samuel HAIRSTON's will dated 9 February 1782 in Campbell County, Virginia, Samuel PHILLIPS was named as an heir.1
MilitarySTATE OF GEORGIA

This is to certify, That Samuel Phillips hath stedfastly done his duty, from the time of passing an Act at Augusta, to wit, on the 20th of August, 1781, until the total Expulsion of the British from this state; and the said Samuel Phillips cannot, to my knowledge or belief, be convicted of plundering or distressing the counrty; and is therefore, under the said Act, entitled to a Bounty of Two Hundred and Fifty Acres of good Land, free from taxes for ten years.

Given under my Hand, at Savannah this 2nd Day of February 1784.

John Twiggs B. G.

Gen. John Twiggs was leader of the Georgia Militia in the Revolutionary War in Georgia. He fought against the British and their Cherokee Indian allies.

Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909, database with images, FamilySearch, Headright and bounty documents 1783-1909, Phillips, Abraham-Phillips, Zachary, image 365 of 514; Georgia State Archives, Morrow.
County Change23 February 1784 - Franklin County, Georgia was formed from a Cherokee land cession. 
PropertySamuel Phillips requested a survey of 287 1/2 acres in Washington County, Georgia on 20th May 1784. The land was surveyed on 2 July 1784. The 287 1/2 acres was the amount of land given to a private in the Revolutionery Ward for Georgia service. Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909, database with images, FamilySearch, Headright and bounty documents 1783-1909, Phillips, Abraham-Phillips, Zachary, image 375 of 514; Georgia State Archives, Morrow.
County Change1786 - Greene County formed from Wilkes and Washington. 
Property5 Dec 1786 - Samuel Phillips has 400 acres on Broad River surveyed in Franklin County. Page 63, #45986.2,3
Property*2 Jul 1787 - Samuel Phillips has 100 acres on Bear Creek surveyed in Franklin County. Page 190, #46258.2,3
PropertySamuel Phillips pays 2 pounds for 50 acres of land on Briar Creek that he purchased 10 November 1784 in Wilkes County. Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909," database with images, FamilySearch, Headright and Bounty documents 1783-1909, Phillips, Abraham-Phillips, Zachary, image 363 of 514; Georgia State Archives, Morrow.4
PropertySamuel Phillips obtains a grant of 250 acres in Wilkes county from the State of Georgia on 29 October 1789. Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909," database with images, FamilySearch, Register of grants 1789, vol SSS, image 624 of 726; Georgia State Archives, Morrow.
Census 1790*Lost - 1790 Federal Census of Franklin County, Georgia. 
County Change1790 - Elbert County formed from Wilkes. 
County Change1793 - Oglethorpe County and Warren from Wilkes. 
PropertySamuel Phillips registers grant of 100 acres in Franklin County from the State of Georgia on 21 May 1793. This land was later sold to James Reed in 1796. Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909, database with images, FamilySearch, Register of grants 1793, vol YYY, image 478 of 724; Georgia State Archives, Morrow.4
PropertySamuel Phillips registers the 1784 grant of 287 1/2 acres in Washington County from the State of Georgia on 21 May 1793. Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909, database with images, FamilySearch, Register of Grants 1793, vol YYY, image 479 of 724; Georgia State Archives, Morrow.
County Change*1796 - Jackson County formed from Franklin County. 
PropertySamuel Phillips, Benjamin Wofford and Samuel Hollingsworth purchase items from the Estate of James Wofford dec'd (Administrator Joseph Chandler) for two thousand dollars. Franklin County, Georgia Deed Book L, page 74.5 
PropertyHe purchased property from Jonathan Jackson HAYS and Jane Jenette PHILLIPS on 4 September 1796 in Jackson County, Georgia; Jonathan Jackson and Jenney Hayes sold to Samuel Phillips property in Jackson County on 4 September 1796.
Sept. 4th, 1796. Jonothan Jackson Hays and wife, to Samuel Phillips, all of Franklin County land in Franklin County when surveyed, Now Jackson County, Granted to Jenny Phillips, now the wife of said Hays, Sept. 24th, 1788. Test. Moses McLure, Joseph Chandler, J. P."
Book A & B, page 128-129.6,7
PropertySamuel Phillips sells to James Reed a tract of land of 100 acres originally granted to Samuel Phillips on 8 May 1793. Franklin County Deed Book M, page 2-3. Family History Library Film #007834373, image 536.
Court RecordSaml Phillips purchases $2.65 of items from the estate of James Wofford in 1797 in Franklin County, Georgia.8 
Tax Rolls1798 Federal - Sam'l Phillips pays the Federal 1798 Direct Tax on 1,187 acres in Franklin County, Georgia.
PropertySamuel Phillips, Mays McClure and Robert Shipley, Sr. sell to Abraham Trentham 145 acres of land in Franklin County, Georgia on 1 December 1798. Franklin County, George Deed Book M, Page 163.5 
PropertyElizabeth Williamson sells five slaves, household furniture, cattle, hogs, sheep and a horse on 5 September 1799. Franklin County, Georgia Deed Book P, Page 52.5
Tax Rolls1800 - Samuel Phillips pays taxes on 900 acres. Which includes 200 acres in originally granted to Jen Phillips. Capt. Frederick Bealls District, Franklin County.9
Census 1800*Lost - 1800 Federal Census of Franklin County, Georgia. 
Tax Rolls1801 - Samuel Phillips paid taxes on his land, which included 200 acres in Jackson County that was originally granted to Jane Phillips. Capt. Frederick Bears District, Franklin County. Samuel Phillips is listed next to Johnathan J. Hays.9
Tax RollsSamuel Phillips paid taxes on his 300 acres in Jackson County that was originally granted to Jenny Phillips and 400 acres in originally granted to Peter Williamson. Capt. Jno Martin District, Franklin County.9
Tax Rolls1803 - Samil Phillips pays taxes on 900 acres, which includes land in Clarke County originally granted to Jennet Phillips. Franklin County.9
Probate*Campbell County Court, Virginia documents dated 12 December 1803 - "To cash paid Samuel Phillips and sister Jane - 202 pounds, 5 shillings and 10 pence." Estate of Samuel Hairston. Attached is a copy of the actuall document from the Campbell County Deed Book 6, page 328.1
ProbateHis estate was probated on 7 June 1804; Campbell County Court, Virginia documents filed on 7 June 1804 state, "By this sum paid to Samuel Phillips & sister Jane over their proportion of the Estate - 4, 7. 11........Also includes four pounds seven shillings and eleven pence which sum Samuel Phillips and Jane Jackson late Jane Phillips have received more than their just portion and are dividing and alloting the estate among the legatees.....". Probate of Samuel Hairston.1 
PropertySamuel Hairston deeds a slave boy named Mopy to his nephew John Phillips Hays upon Samuel's death. The deed is dated 3 September 1804. Franklin County, Georgia Deed Book OOO, Page 59.5
Tax RollsSamuel Phillips paid taxes on his lands and 100 acres granted to Jane Phillips (located in Clarke county), in the 1805 Franklin County (district of Capt. Bryants), Georgia tax rolls.
Georgia Tax Digests 1890. 140 volumes. Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives. Ancestry.com.9
Court Record*Samuel Phillips, filed a lawsuit against Edmund King for $3,000 on July 31, 1805 in Franklin County, Georgia. Samuel signed with his mark.
Probate Records; Author: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Franklin County); Probate Place: Franklin, Georgia, Description Notes: Unbound Estate Records, 1791-1901, Payne, John Sr-Power, Jesse Green.
Tax Rolls1806 - Samuel Phillips pay 10 poll and taxes on property in Franklin and Clarke counties. Clarke County land originally granted to Jane Phillips. Capt. Griffith District, Franklin County.9
Tax Rolls1807 - Samuel Phillips is listed next to Thomas Phillips. Samuel Phillips pay 11 poll and taxes on 1,540 acres in Franklin, Clarke and Wayne counties. Capt. W. Allen District, Franklin County.9
Census 1810*Lost - 1810 Federal Census of Franklin County, Georgia. 
Tax Rolls1811 - Samuel Phillips pays 10 polls and taxes on 1,100 acres in Franklin and Clarke counties. Capt. Williamsons District, Franklin County.9
PropertySamuel Phillips gives to Samuel Jackson Hays a slave girl named Kitty on 29 March 1817. Franklin County, Georgia Deed Book HH, Page 126.5
Property"Know all men by these presents that I Samuel Phillips of the State and County aforesaid for in consideration of the love Esteem, and Good will that I bear toward my loving nephew Samuel Jackson Hays....." 29 March 1817 in Franklin County, Georgia. Franklin County Deed Book HH, page 123.5
Tax Rolls1818 - Saml Phillips pays taxes on land in Franklin and Wayne counties. Capt Job Hammond, Franklin County.9
Tax Rolls1819 - Jonathan J Hays pays taxes on 1,107 acres in Franklin and Wayne for Samuel Phillips. Capt. Hammond District, Franklin County.9
Census 1820*Lost - 1820 Federal Census of Franklin County, Georgia. 
Tax Rolls1820 - Samuel Phillips pays taxes on 1,249 acres in Franklin and Wayne counties. Capt. Hoopers District, Franklin County.9
PropertySamuel Phillips sells 500 acres formerly granted to Peter Williamson to John Phillips Hays for $10.
Franklin County, Georgia Deed Book B, page 64-65.5 
Tax Rolls1821 - Samuel Phillips pays 3 polls and taxes on land in Franklin and Wayne counties. Capt. Hooper District, Franklin County.9
Tax Rolls*1826 - Samuel Phillips pays 2 polls and taxes on 1,551 acres in Franklin and Wayne counties, however he does not pay a poll tax for himself because he is over 60. Capt. Boswell District, Franklin County.9
Tax Rolls*1826 - Samuel Phillips pays taxes for Jonathan J Hays, no poll and taxes on land in Franklin and Early counties. Capt. Caker District, Franklin County.9
Tax Rolls*1828 - Two Listings - 1. Jackson Hays pays 1 poll and taxes on 146 acres in Clarke county originally granted to Phillips. 2. Jackson Hays pays for 2 polls and taxes on 1,121 acres in Franklin county and 490 acres in Wain county for Samuel Phillips. Dennis Phillips is listed next to these listing. Capt. Coker District, Franklin County.9
ProbateSamuel PHILLIPS was listed as a beneficiary in Samuel HAIRSTON's will on 14 July 1828 in Campbell County, Virginia; Written account of disbursement of Samuel Hairston's estate covering years from 1782 to 7 June 1814. It was not filed with the court until 14 July 1828. Campbell County, Virginia, pages 141-146. Note: "My tract of land at Kentucky containing two thousand acres" refers to the Virginia county named Kentucky that was formed from Fincastle county in 1776. Kentucky county was split into Jefferson, Lincoln and Fayette counties in 1780, all in Virginia. In 1788 the process to make these 3 counties into the state of Kentucky started and Kentucky became a state in 1792. Inventory is in Will Book 6, pages 141-146, dated . Family History Library Film 007644404, images 82-85.1
Tax Rolls1829 - Jonathan J Hays pays no poll and taxes on 1,400 acres in Wain and Franklin counties for Samuel Phillips. Franklin County.9 
Tax Rolls1829 - Johnathan J. Hays pays taxes for Samuel Phillips in Franklin County.
Will*Samuel PHILLIPS left a will on 25 February 1830 in Franklin County, Georgia. He willed 2 large tracts of land to his nephew Jackson Hays. Also named Louisa Gorham, Jane Gorham, Amanda Gorham and Thomas Gorham as heirs. Executors are Jackson Hays and Dennis Phillips. Witnesses are John A. Green, Dennis Phillips and Nancy Green. (Notes: Samuel signed with his mark. Dennis Phillips born 19 Apr 1791 in Lenoir County, NC to Thomas and Hannah Phillips. I have not found anything that states that Dennis and Samuel were related.)10
Death*He died about March 1830.10 
Probate*His estate was probated on 1 March 1830 in Franklin County, Georgia. The last will and testament of Samuel Phillips was presented to the court by Jackson Hays and Dennis Phillips and recorded. Also ordered that William Scales, Lewis Redwinn, James Baker, Christopher Baker and George Shell be appointed appraisers of the Estate of Samuel Phillips, decd. John A. Green and Dennis Phillips were appointed administers of the will on 2 March 1830. Franklin County Minutes 1824-1856, page 14 and 20. Family History Library Film #005756647, image 26.10
Tax Rolls1830 - Jackson Hays pays taxes for himself and the estate of Samuel Phillips Capt. Crawford District, Franklin County.9
PropertyJackson Hays and Dennis Phillips, executors of the estate of Samuel Phillips, sell a tract of land to Benjamin Whitaker on 7 December 1830. Franklin County Deed Book DD, page 289. Family History Library Film #007898920, images 537-538. 
Tax Rolls1831 - Jackson Hays pays taxes for himself and the estate of Samuel Phillips in Franklin County.9
Tax Rolls1832 - Jackson Hays pays 3 polls and taxes for himeslf and pays taxes for the estate of Samuel Phillips on 490 acres in Wayne County. Capt. Hammond District, Franklin County.9
Tax Rolls1833 - Jackson Hays pays taxes for himself and for the estate of Samuel Phillips in Capt. Ginns District, Franklin County.9
Tax Rolls1834 - Jackson Hays pays 4 poll taxes and taxes for himself and for the estate of Samuel Phillips dec'd, in Capt. Watsons District, Franklin County.9
Tax Rolls1835 - Jackson Hays pays 3 poll taxes and taxes for estate of Samuel Phillips dec'd and for Sarah Green dec'd in Franklin County.9
ProbateHis estate was probated in December 1835 in Franklin County, Georgia; Dennis Phillips requested to be dismissed from being one of the administers of Samuel Phillips will. Ity was approved in the December 1835 court. Franklin County Minutes 1824-1856, pages 172 and 178. Family History Library Film #005756647, images 105 and 109. 
Tax Rolls*1836 - Jackson Hays pays taxes in Capt. Adderhold District, Franklin County for himself and the Estate of Samuel Phillips, dec'd.9
Property*Jackson Hays, acting as the executor of the estate of Samuel Phillips deceased, has the January 1831 sale of 260 acres of land in Franklin County by Samuel Phillips to Thomas King recorded on 24 December 1844, in the Franklin County Deed book CC, page 284. Jackson Hays purchased the same property from Thomas King on 11 February 1843 and had it recorded recorded on the same Franklin County Deed Book CC page 284. Family History Library Film #007898921, image 206-207.
NOTE*NOTES:

It appears that Jane Phillips Hays had two sons sometime before 1788. Jane's brother Samuel Phillips refers to her sons as nephews. But, why are were 2 deeds listed under Jane/Jenny Phillips if she was already married?

Who is the Dennis Phillips that is mentioned in the Samuel Phillips 1830 will? There is a Dennis Phillips in the 1830, 1840 and 1850 Franklin County, Georgia Federal Censuses. He was born about 1791 in North Carolina, the son of Thomas Phillips.

In the 1814 Franklin County, Georgia tax records, there is an Elizabeth Phillips that pays taxes on 162 acres in Wilkes County that was originally granted to J. Phillips.

The Federal Census records for Franklin County, Georgia in the years 1790, 1800, 1810 and 1820 were lost. 
NOTE*NOTE: All free white males in Georgia over 21 had to pay a poll tax or head tax, whether or not they owned property. This tax dates from 1780s. In 1826, men over the age 60 were exempted from the poll tax. Poll tax was also paid on all slaves up to age 60. 
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Last Edited9 Feb 2022