George Wesley Phillips

6 April 1831–12 July 1922 (Age 91)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of George Wesley

When George Wesley Phillips was born on 6 April 1831, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Malcolm Phillips SR, was 29 and his mother, Nancy McNabb, was 35. He married Margret Phillips in 1865. He lived in McMinn, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Canada Township, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 12 July 1922, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Rock Bridge Cemetery, Tuckasegee, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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George Wesley Phillips
Margaret Melinda Ashe
John Wesley Philips
Ellen Philips
George W Phillips
Mariah Victoria Philips
Wilborn Philips
Wellington Lee Phillips
Otis Cap Phillips
Hattie Viola Phillips
Rachael M. Phillips

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+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Lize Phillips


    John M Phillips


    Evelyn Phillips


    James Hobeck Phillips



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 31

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America this name has also absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example Italian Filippi , Polish Filipowicz .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • George Philips in household of Robt Philips, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George W Philips, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wesley Phillips in entry for Hattie Phillips Ashe, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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