Jane Jenette PHILLIPS

HAIRSTON.org ID#2211, b. before 1760, d. before 1830
Father*(surname unknown) PHILLIPS1
Mother*(surname unknown) HAIRSTON1
Marriage*Jane Jenette PHILLIPS married Jonathan Jackson HAYS. This is based on Jonathan and Jenney Hayes selling property in Jackson County, Georgia to Samuel Phillips on 4 September 1796. She acquired land in 1787 under her maiden name Jean and Jenny Phillips.1,2,3 
Birth*Jane Jenette PHILLIPS was born before 1760. The date of birth estimate is based on Jane owning land in 1787 in Franklin County and having 2 sons before 1778.1 
She was the daughter of (surname unknown) PHILLIPS and (surname unknown) HAIRSTON.1 
Will*Samuel Hairston's will dated 9 February 1782 states the following, "fifty pounds to my niece Jane Phillips...". Campbell County, Virginia.1 
Property*Jean Philips had a survey of 200 acres in Franklin County on 2 Jul 1787. States that she actually lives in state. Headright and loose lottery plats, 1772-1909. Family History Library Film #004725689, image 142.
PropertyJenny Phillips has a survey requested in Franklin County on 9 November 1787.4 
Property*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 128-129.3,5
Probate*Her estate was probated on 12 April 1803; Jonathan Jackson Hays and Jenett Hays, wife of the said Jonathan Jackson, both of Franklin County, Georgia made Samuel Phillips their attorney for handling their proceeds of the will of Samuel Hairston. Recorded in Franklin County, Georgia Deed Book OO, page 21. Family History Library Film #007834375, image 170.
Court Record*The following document was filed with the Campbell County, Virginia court on October 12, 1803.

"Know all men by these presents that we Jonathan Jackson Hays and Jennett Hays wife of Jonathon Jackson both of Franklin County and State of Georgia have made ordained constituted nominated and appointed by these presents do make ordain constitute nominate appoint Samuel Phillips of the County and State aforesaid out true and lawful attorney for us and in our name and for our use to ask demand sue for recover and receive of and from the executors of Administration on the estate of Samuel Hairston of the state of Virginia the sum of fifty pounds Virginia Currency with the lawful interest which may have accured theron being a bequest from the said Samuel Hairston to the said Jennett Hays and when the same or any part thereof shall be received ______ or acquired ____ receipt of Receipts release or releases for us and in our name and behalfs to make execute and deliver therefor and we do further invest our said attorney with full powers in our name to constitute and appoint under him one or more attorney attorneys he shall think fit and expedient and their powers at pleasure to revoke and further to do and perform all other acts and things touching or concerning the premises in as full and ample manner as we might or could do were we personally present hereby satisfying allowing and confirming whatsoever our said attorney may lawfully do or cause to be done under or by virtue of these presents in witness whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals this 12th day of April in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and three. Jonathan J Hays for himself and wife Jenette Hays
Witness Edw. Paine, J. Taylor....... - Campbell County, Virginia Deed Book 6-7 1802-1807 page 314 (microfilm image 189 of 677)
ProbateCampbell 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
Probate*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 
ProbateJane Jenette 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
Death*Jane Jenette PHILLIPS died before 1830; She was not listed in the 1830 census of Jonathan Jackson Hays and she was not mentioned in the 1830 will of her brother Samuel Phillips.6 

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. 


Jonathan Jackson HAYS b. a 1755, d. a 1846
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S101] Will & Probate of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  2. [S3591] Will of Samuel Phillips - 1830, Probated Franklin County, Georgia March 2, 1830, Will Book 1827-1849, page 19 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93T-XJLS, Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  3. [S3604] Jackson County, Georgia Deeds Index Book 1, 1796-1876, Film #007842254, Image 173., Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. [S3675] Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909," database with images, FamilySearch, Headright and bounty documents 1783-1909, Phillips, Abraham-Phillips, Zachary image 145 of 514; Georgia State Archives, Morrow., Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  5. [S3674] Miscellaneous records, Jackson County, Georgia - Maddox, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas), 1929- Carter, Mary, Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  6. [S3592] Franklin County, Georgia Tax Digests [1890]. 140 volumes. Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives., Ancestry.com.
Last Edited9 Feb 2022