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Thomas (Fretwell?) Phillips, Andrew J. Kittle, and Hoy Kittle
Posted by: Steve (ID *****8514) Date: June 08, 2002 at 05:05:33
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Hi, I am a descendent of Thomas Phillips, born c. 1740s, died 8 August 1810 (proved by will) in Randolph County, (then) Virginia. According to a published Phillips genealogy, he was married first to Nancy (surname unknown, died after 1790, and M. 2nd to Susannah KITTLE. He was supposedly a veteran of the Revolutionary War. That assumption was based on the fact that his son Moses made an oath in the Randolph County Court on the 25 November 1811 that he never knew his father to have received any compensation for fighting the Indians with General Clark. Note: The Clark Papers relative to the famed Illinois Campaign are on microfilm with some information provided on the world wide web. As many of you know, there were several people named Thomas Phillips living in the area that is now West Virginia during the same general time. Lately, I have recently noticed that this Thomas Phillips has been associated with the middle name of "Fretwell". Fretwell is identified as a surname. Also I have read that said Thomas Fretwell Phillips was born on 12 April 1745. That date would have to have been documented by Bible information. Can anyone provide that documentation. I have also recently read conflicting information as to where Thomas was buried. In the late Mabel Phillips Baker's book entitled "The Thomas Phillips Family," published by Gateway Press, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1981, the author never mentioned such a middle name and indicated that the place of Thomas' burial was unknown. She also indicated that one of her relatives had researched the Phillips line and indicated that Thomas was a great grandson of Reverend George Phillips of the Mass. Bay Colony through Rev. George's son Jonathon, who also had a son named Jonathon. She provided NO specific sources to validate that claim. I descend from two of his sons. I descend from son Moses Phillips, through his daughter Achsah Phillips Cutright (1824-1904); and son Benjamin Phillips, through his sons Moses J. Phillips, and George H. Phillips. Moses J. Phillips was born at Hightown, Virginia in 1817 (DOB ver. by Bible), and died in Randolph County, West Virginia in 1887. Moses J. Phillips was married to Margaret Scott (b. 1811 (DOB ver. by Bible), and died circa 1891), a sister of Crawford Scott. The place of Moses J. Phillips birth taken from Veteran's grave registration information obtained at the state archives in Charleston. George H. Phillips (1818-1894) was married to Margaret McGee Phillips (1820-1886). Margaret served as a spy and courier for the confederacy with an interesting write up on her family's life in the Randolph County Historical Society's Magazine of History and Biography, 1933. George H. Phillips, Moses J. Phillips, and Moses' two sons Claudius Phillips (1845-1919), and Randolph Phillips (1846-1900) served in the 62 Virginia Infantry, Confederate States of America, during the War of the Rebellion. Many of Thomas Phillips' grandchildren are buried in the Phillips Cemetery at Jimtown, Randolph County, West Virginia, including Achsah Phillips Cutright, and her sisters Susan and Elizabeth Phillips. Their father was Moses Phillips, son of Thomas Phillips. Also buried in the Phillips Cemetery are several of the children of Benjamin Phillips, the youngest son of Thomas and Susannah KITTLE, including James B. Phillips (1834-1910), and Moses J. Phillips. George H. Phillips, son of Benjamin Phillips, and his wife are buried in the George H. Phillips "Pat" Cemetery nearby in Fairhope, West Virginia. Also buried in the Phillips Cemetery at Jimtown is Civil War Veteran Andrew J. KITTLE. He served in the 7th West Virginia Calvary. He died in 1895 at the age of 66 years. This information was provided in obituary information published in the old Randolph Enterprise Newspaper, as written by Claudius Phillips. I placed a gov't headstone at the area of his burial. That burial location was provided in a WPA cemetery census map taken circa 1939. Does anybody have genealogical data on Andrew J. Kittle's family and possible connection to the Phillips line? Is his wife buried by him? Also, any info on a Hoy Kittle who is buried by A.J. Kittle? Steve


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