Jane Jenette PHILLIPS

HAIRSTON.org ID#2211, b. before 1764, d. before 1830
Father*Richard PHILLIPS1 b. a 1730
Mother*Eleanor HAIRSTON1
Birth*Jane Jenette PHILLIPS was born before 1764. Would have been 21 or older in November 1785 to order suvey and buy land, indicating that she was born before 1764.1 
She was the daughter of Richard PHILLIPS and Eleanor 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 
SurveyJinney Phillips requests a survey of land in Franklin County on November 7, 1785.2
Survey*A survey of 200 acres in Franklin County, Georgia was completed for Jane (Jinney) Phillips on November 10, 1785. The request for the survey was written on 7 November 1785. - FSL #4725694 image 282.3
SurveyJean Philips had 200 acres in Franklin County surveyed on 10 Jul 1787 and states that she actually lives in Georgia. - Headright and loose lottery plats, 1772-1909. FSL #4725694 image 141.4
Grant* On October 24th, 1787, Jenny Phillips received a State of Georgia Grant for 200 acres in Franklin County. This land is bounding " North Eastwardly by surveyed land -- South by vacant land and on all other sides by the North fork of the Oconce River." - FSL 4720686 image 570.4
Grant On September 24th, 1788, Jean Phillips received a State of Georgia Grant for 200 acres in Franklin County. This land is bounding "North West by Oliver's and vacant land and on the other sides by vacant land." - FSL 4720689 image 476.4
Marriage*Jane Jenette PHILLIPS married Jonathan Jackson HAYS between 1789 and 1796. This is based on Jonathan and Jenney Hayes selling property in Jackson County, Georgia to Samuel Phillips on 4 September 1796. Jane Phillips is mentioned in documents from 1782 to 1787 as Jane, Jenny or Jennet Phillips.1,5,6 
County Name*1796- Jackson County from Franklin. 
Deed*Jonathan Jackson Hays and his wife Jenney Hayes sold to Samuel Phillips property in Jackson County on Sept. 4th, 1796. Jonathan Jackson Hays and wife, to Samuel Phillips, land in Franklin County when surveyed, now Jackson County, granted to Jenny Phillips, now the wife of said Hays, Sept. 24th, 1788. Witness; Moses McLure, Joseph Chandler, J. P." - Book A & B, page 128-129.6,7
DeedJane Jenette PHILLIPS is mentioned in the property documents of Jonathan Jackson HAYS and John Phillips HAYS on 4 October 1796 in Franklin, Georgia; "Oct. 4, 1796. Jonothan Jackson Hays, to John Phillip Hays, of Franklin County, ten dollars for land on Oconee River, Franklin County, now Jackson County. Orginially surveyed and granted to Jenny Phillips, now the wife of said Hays...." - Jackson County Deed Book A&B page 64.7 
PropertyJane Jenette PHILLIPS is mentioned in the property documents of Jonathan Jackson HAYS and Samuel Jackson HAYS on 4 October 1796 in Jackson, Georgia; "Oct. 4th, 1796. Jonothan Jackson Hays, to Samuel Jackson Hays, both of Franklin County, land in Franklin County, originally surveyed for Jean Phillips and confirmed by grant Sept. 24th, 1788, to Jean now the wife of said Hays. $10 consideration land on Trail Creek. Test. Ezekiel Wells, Samuel Wells, Daniel Beall." - Jackson County Deed Book A&B page 63. FSL #7842254 image 85.7
Probate*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. - Franklin County, Georgia Deed Book OO, page 21. FSL #7834375 image 170 --- A copy of this document was then filed in Campbell County, Virginia. Campbell County, Virginia Deed Book 6-7 1802-1807 page 314.
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 7 June 1814 in Campbell, 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. Note: "My tract of land at Kentucky containing two thousand acres" refers to the Virginia county named Kentucky County, 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 Campbell County Will Book 6, pages 141-146. FSL #7644404 image 82.1
Death*Jane Jenette PHILLIPS appears to have died before 1830. She was not listed in the 1830 census of her husband, Jonathan Jackson Hays, and she was not mentioned in the 1830 will of her brother Samuel Phillips.8,9 
Regarding Samuel Phillips and Jane "Jenny" Phillips.
1. Samuel Phillips joined the Georgia Battalion of Minute-Men after June 1777 and he did not live in Georgia prior to his enlistment.
2. Jane first appears in Franklin County records in November 1785. Where did Jane and Samuel live prior to moving to Georgia? Probably Virginia.
3. What is the date that Jane Phillips & Jonathan Jackson Hays were married? When were their sons born?
4. Were Samuel and Jane Phillips associated with the Hairston family in South Carolina? Probably not.
5. Who was the Dennis Phillips that was an executor of the 1830 will of Samuel Phillips? Dennis Phillips was a neighbor of Samuel Phillips in Franklin County, Georgia. There is a Dennis Phillips in the 1830, 1840 and 1850 census records of Franklin County, Georgia. Dennis Phillips was born 19 April 1791 in North Carolina. He was the son of Thomas Phillips and Hannah Weathington who were married in April 1785 in Lenior County, North Carolina. Were Samuel Phillips and Dennis Phillips related? I have not found any records that indicate they were related.
6. Richard Phillips had a survey for 300 acres in Franklin County, Georgia on 4 July 1787 and the name Samuel Phillips is written at the bottom of the survey? Samuel Phillips also witnessed the deed when Richard Phillips sold this land in 1790. Richard Phillips was a neighbor, friend and in the Bedford Militia with the three Hairston brothers; Andrew, Samuel and Robert.
7. Federal Census records for Franklin County, Georgia for the years of 1790, 1800, 1810 and 1820 were destroyed. 


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 - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
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  6. [S3604] Jackson County, Georgia Deeds Index Book 1, 1796-1876, Film #007842254, Image 173., Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  7. [S3674] Miscellaneous records, Jackson County, Georgia - Maddox, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas), 1929- Carter, Mary, Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  8. [S3592] Franklin County, Georgia Tax Digests [1890]. 140 volumes. Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives., Ancestry.com.
  9. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
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