Phillips Descendants


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On this page we hope to add the linage of our grandmother Lela Dessie Phillips. I have only found this little bit of information on the Phillip's surname. Lela's mother Harriet Howard, married Massena L. Phillips, who was born in South Carolina. In fact both Mass Phillips and Harriet Howards parents were born in South Carolina. Massena Phillips was a farmer by occupation. . I can only think that Massena Phillips and Harriet Howard were either neighbors or school mates and met each other. Massena was born around 1846 and Harriet was born in 1847. They probably married around 1867/68 and started their family. Their first child was a boy they named William, born 1869/70. So now we have the beginning of the Phillips and Howards that connect us. We haven't figured out what happened between the time she was born and when she met and married John Thomas Wolford in July of 1897 in Dallas County, Texas. They were married in Texas, but must have moved, because they raised their kids around Grady County, in Oklahoma. Her wedding picture is below. Also look at her in that picture and then in the Howard family picture below and you will see how Lela favors her mother Harriet. Same hair style, same stature. With new information coming in on the Phillips, I have started posting the family in its generational places.

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN PHILLIPS according to the 1860 census at Greenville, South Carolina was born sometime in the year of 1811. He married SARAH who was nine years younger than him as being born in 1820. They had five children but only four are listed in the 1860 census as:

i.....WILLIAM PHILLIPS, born in 1844.
ii.... MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, born in 1848.
iii...JOHN PHILLIPS, born in 1851.
iv...JAMES P. PHILLIPS, born in 1858.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM PHILLIPS (JOHN PHILLIPS) was born in 1844. no other informaiton.

2. MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, (JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on April 17, 1848 in Greenville County, South Carolina. Died on May 10, 1904 in Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma. Burial in Green Hill Cemetery at Davis. Massena married HARRIET HOWARD. She was born on April 27, 1847 in Greenville, South Carolina. She died on October 28, 1928 in Greenville and is buried in the Ebenezer Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery. Her photo and obituary is below in Generation 6 of the Howard descendants.

Children of MASSENA L. PHILLIPS and HARRIET HOWARD are:
i.....WILLIAM HENRY PHILLIPS, born in 1868.
ii....JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS, born in 1871.
iii...WILSON MARION PHILLIPS, born in 1873.
iv...BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, born in 1876.
v....LELA DESSIE PHILLIPS, born in 1879.
vi...MITTIE DORA PHILLIPS, born in 1880.
vii..GEORGE ERNEST PHILLOPS, born in 1884.

2. JOHN PHILLIPS (JOHN PHILLIPS) was born in 1851. No other information.

2. JAMES P. PHILLIPS (JOHN PHILLIPS) born in 1858. No other information.

Generation No. 3

3.WILLIAM HENRY PHILLIPS (MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on October 12, 1868 in Greenville, South Carolina, and died on February 26 1941 in Pearson, Medina County, Texas. He married MARY FRANCIS ALLIE MILAM on November 24, 1889 in Cecil, Franklin County, Arkansas. Mary was the daughter of JAMES MILAM and NANCY LONG. She was born on April 18, 1869 in Hardin, Tennessee, and died on June 21, 1940 in Moore, Frio County, Texas.

Children of WILLIAM HENRY PHILLIPS and MARY FRANCIS ALLIE MILAM are:
i.....EMMA M. PHILLIPS born in December of 1890 at Arkansas.
ii....DORA C. PHILLIPS born in October of 1893 at Arkansas.
iii...BEULAH E. PHILLIPS born in December of 1896 at Arkansas.
iv...JAMES E. PHILLIPS born in November of 1899 at Arkansas.

3. JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS (MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on February 14, 1871 in Greenville, South Carolina, died on April 05, 1962 in Davis, Oklahoma. Married (1) ELLA MAE HARMON on December 17, 1903. Ella is the daughter of WILLIAM ALEXANDER HARMON Jr. and MARY JANE SMITH. Ella was born on August 19 1888 in Arkansas, died on June 04, 1978 in Murray County, Oklahoma. Burial of both in Green Hill Cemetery, Murray County, Oklahoma. James also married (2) IDA ROGERS. Ella also married (2) JAMES W. WILLIAMS. Below is the obituary of James M. Phillips from the Davis Oklahoma News.

James Massena Phillips, 90-year-old retired farmer, died last Thursday at Hale's Nursing home. Services were held Saturday, April 7 at Bahner Funeral chapel. Rev. Carlos Berry officiated.
Phillips was born Feb. 14, 1872, in South Carolina. He came to Indian Territory in 1900.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Marie Burnside of Davis, Mrs. Vera McCaskill of Perryton, Tex., Mrs. Anna Shields of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Albia Hill of Texas, and Mrs. Wahniece Snider of Arlington, Tex.; three sons, James Edward Phillips of Davis, Everett Phillips of Hydro, and Roy Phillips of Pittsburg, Calif.; one brother, G. E. Phillips of Texas; 13 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Two children and his wife preceded him in death.

Children of JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS and ELLA MAE HARMON are:
i.....JAMES EDWARD PHILLIPS, born in 1904.
ii....WILLIAM EVERT PHILLIPS, born in 1906.
iii...VERA PHILLIPS, born in 1909.
iv...ANNA MAE PHILLIPS, born in 1911.
v....MARY ALBIA PHILLIPS, born in 1913.
vi...ROY EUGENE PHILLIPS, born in 1916.
vii..IVA LEE PHILLIPS, born in 1918.
viii.TROY VAN PHILLIPS, born in 1920.
ix...IDA MARIE PHILLIPS, born in 1923.
x....RUTH WAHNIECE PHILLIPS, born in 1926.

3. WILSON MARION PHILLIPS (MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born about 1874 in South Carolina, and died on Apil 29, 1917 at Dallas County, Texas. Wilson was a farmer and windowed at the time of his death. Burial in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at Dallas, Co. Texas.

3. BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS (MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on October 01, 1876 at Greenville, South Carolina. Died on May 30, 1905 at Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma. According to the Davis Oklahoma news, B.H. "Hamp" Phillips drowned in an overflowed cornfield. Hamp in company of a friend Walter Craft, were headed to a bridge to watch the ragging water. They started to wade across as far as possible and then swim the rest of the way. While in the deep part, Hamp got the cramps and ask Walter for help, but the water was too deep and swift that he was powerless to do anything. Hamp struggled and cried out "My God, I'm gone!" then sank out of sight. The next morning they found the body and later he was laid to rest in the Green Hill Cemetery. He was only 26 years old and left a wife and two children. He married LILLIE FLORENCE HARRIS, on January 20, 1904 at Ardmore, Oklahoma. Lillie was the daughter of BENJAMIN HARRIS and KEZIAH OWENS. She was born on December 15, 1884 in Ardmore, and died on August 27, 1938 at Chickasha, Oklahoma. Burial in Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma. The account of Hamp's passing says that he left two children, but we only have the info on one child.

Child of BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS AND LILLIE FLORENCE HARRIS is:
i.....MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, born on February 18, 1905, died on October 19, 1988 at Fresno CA.

3. LELA DESSIE PHILLIPS (MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on March 13, 1879 in Greenville, South Carolina and died on February 26, 1962 at Pampa, Gray County, Texas. Burial beside her husband in the Memory Gardens Cemetery at Pampa, Texas. Lela married JOHN THOMAS WOLFORD. John was born 20 March 1877 in Dallas County, Texas, and died April 16, 1969 in Pampa, Texas. Lela and John are my grandparents on my mothers side. The photo is of their wedding on July 10, 1897. The children of John Thomas and Lela Dessie are posted on the Wolford page 8 generation 7.

Children of JOHN THOMAS WOLFORD and LELA DESSIE PHILLIPS are:
i.....OSCAR WOLFORD, born July 20. 1898.
ii....ARTHUR WOLFORD, born on January 22, 1899
iii...EDITH WOLFORD, born October 27, 1901.
iv...CORA WOLFORD, born May 25, 1905.
v....RILDY J. WOLFORD, b. June 19, 1907.
vi...NOBLE EUGENE WOLFORD, born Abt. 1909.
vii..MASTES OLIVER WOLFORD, born September 28, 1911.
viii.
MABLE HARRIET WOLFORD, born June 08, 1912.
ix...L. D. WOLFORD, born June 23, 1914.
x....JOHN PERSHING WOLFORD, born November 14, 1917.

3. MITTIE DORA PHILLIPS (MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on July 05, 1880 in Greenville, South Carolina, and died at age 54 on May 24, 1934 at Oak Grove, Bowie County, Texas. Married JAMES ARTHUR HARRIS on March 12, 1905 at Ardmore, Oklahoma. He is the son of BENJAMIN HARRIS and KEZIAH OWENS and was born on November 14, 1879 at Texas, and died on November 25, 1933 at Oak Grove, Bowie County, Texas.

Children of MITTIE DORA PHILLIPS and JAMES ARTHUR HARRIS is:
i.....SADIE LEE HARRIS, born in 1908 at Oklahoma.
ii....OPAL HARRIET HARRIS, born in 1910 at Texas.
iii...GLEN TAYLOR HARRIS, born on May 22, 1912 at Garland Texas, died on June 03, 1988 at Bakersfield, Kern County, California.

3. GEORGE ERNEST PHILLIPS (MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on August 19, 1884 at Arkansas, and died on May 15, 1970 at Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas. He married MYRTIE LEE PHILLIPS who was born in 1887 at Arkansas, and died on October 08, 1956 at Lamar, Tx.

Child of GEORGE ERNEST PHILLIPS and MYRTIE LEE PHILLIPS is:
i.....MYRTIE ELIZABETH PHILLIPS, born in 1926, at Lamar, Texas.

 

Generation 4

4. JAMES EDWARD PHILLIPS (JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on June 06, 1904 at Oklahoma, and died on May 27, 1968 at Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma. Married Edna Mae Arnold, who was born on October 05, 1903 at Deese, Indian Territory and died on November 24, 1982 at Ardmore, Oklahoma.

4. WILLIAM EVERT PHILLIPS (JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born in 1906, died in 1965. Married a woman named RUBY.

4. VERA PHILLIPS (JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on March 16, 1909, died on April 10, 1988. Married a Mr. McCASKILL.

4. ANNA MAY PHILLIPS (JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on April 23, 1911, died on May 10, 1992 at Davis, Murray County, Ok. Married Mr. SHIELDS.

4. MARY ALBIA PHILLIPS (JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on June 17, 1913. Married H.R. HILL on June 10, 1958. He was born on August 14, 1914, died on August 18, 1973.

4. ROY EUGENE PHILLIPS (JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on March 08, 1916 at Oklahoma, died on August 09, 1997 at Stanislaus County, California. Married a woman named ANNA.

4. IVA LEE PHILLIPS (JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on July 18, 1918 at Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma, died on June 24, 1937 also at Davis.

4. TROY VAN PHILLIPS (JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on November 08, 1920 at Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma, died on April 06 1925 also at Davis.

4. IDA MARIE PHILLIPS (JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on June 20, 1923, died on January 24, 1965..

4. RUTH WAHNIECE PHILLIPS (JAMES MESSENA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on October 19, 1926 at Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma, died on July 14, 2008 at Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma. Married JOHNNIE SNIDER who was born on Jun 28, 1921 and died on October 31, 2008 at Davis Oklahoma.

4. MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS (BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on February 18, 1905 at Davis, Murray Co. Oklahoma, and died on October 19, 1988 at Fresno, Fresno Co. California. He married DAISY ANNA GORDON on April 05, 1926 at Anadarko, Caddo Co. Oklahoma. She is the daughter of THOMAS GORDON and ANNA THOMPSON. She was born on December 29, 1907 at Anadarko, but died in Visalia, Tulare Co. California. Both are buried in Visalia, California.

Children of MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS and DAISY ANNA GORDON are:
i.....MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS Jr, born on November 30, 1926.
ii....CHARLES COURTLAND PHILLIPS, born on March 02, 1930.
iii...JENA LEE PHILLIPS, born on April 15, 1931.
iv...BILLY DALE PHILLIPS, born on October 18, 1933.
v....MARY RUTH PHILLIPS, born on November 05, 1935.
vi...CARL RAYMOND PHILLIPS, born on June 09, 1938.
vii..NYOKA SUE PHILLIPS, born on October 13, 1941.
viii.DIANNA PHILLIPS, born on June 19, 1944.
ix...ROBERT WAYNE PHILLIPS, born on November 15, 1945.
x....ROGER GORDON PHILLIPS, born on November 25, 1947.
xi...RICHARD DERREL PHILLIPS, born on May 12, 1949.

4. .SADIE LEE HARRIS (MITTIE DORA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born in 1908 at Oklahoma.

4. OPAL HARRIET HARRIS (MITTIE DORA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born in 1910 at Texas.

4. GLEN TAYLOR HARRIS (MITTIE DORA PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on May 22, 1912 at Garland, Texas, and died on June 03, 1988 at Bakersfield, Kern Co. Calif. He married LEVEDA ELIZABETH MONK on February 23, 1941 at Dekalb, Texas. Leveda is the daughter of WILLIAM MONK and ETHEL YOUNG. She was born on August 23, 1918 at Valliant, McCurtain Co. OK.

Children of GLEN TAYLOR HARRIS and LEVEDA ELIZABETH MONK are:
i.....ARTHUR GLEN HARRIS, born on February 21, 1942 at Oak Grove, Red River Co. Texas.
ii....JOSIPHENE MAY HARRIS, born on May 02, 1943 at Oak Grove, Red River Co. Texas.
iii...MYRON LYNN HARRIS, born on June 22, 1944 at Avere, Bowie Co. Texas.
iv...LINDA CAROL HARRIS, born on February 25, 1946 at Bakersfield, Kern Co. Calif.

Generation 5

5. MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS Jr. (MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on November 30, 1926 at Anadarko, Caddo Co. Oklahoma, and died on June 06 1973 at Ukaih, Lake Co. California. Also buried at Ukaih. He married BARBARA ELLEN MILLER on December 30, 1948 at Las Vegas, NV. She was born on August 10, 1931 at Visalia, Tulare Co. California.

Children of MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS Jr. and BARBARA ELLEN MILLER are:
i.....KAREN ANN PHILLIPS, born August 11, 1949, died on April 06 1972. Married DAVID FESSLER. ii....KATHERINE JANE PHILLIPS, born on October 30, 1950. Married MERLE FERGUSON.
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5. CHARLES COURTLAND PHILLIPS (MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on March 02, 1930 at Anadarko, Caddo Co, Oklahoma, and died on November 28, 1968 in Mission Hills, Los Angeles Co. California. He married LORA ALENE HULL on April 24, 1953 at Visalia, Tulare Co, California. Lora was born on March 29, 1934 at Peru, Kansas.

Childen of CHARLES COURTLAND PHILLIPS and LORA ALENE HULL are:
i.....PAMELA JEAN PHILLIPS, born on Febuary 25, 1954. Married KENNETH MARK GABRIELSON.
ii....CHARLES COURTLAND PHILLIPS Jr., born on June 17, 1955 at Visalia, California.
iii...DAVID ALLAN PHILLIPS, born on December 12, 1958.

5. JENA LEE PHILLIPS (MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on April 15, 1931 at Ninnekah, Oklahoma. Married THOMAS TERRY JONAS on November 15, 1952 at Visalia Calif. Thomas was born on August 30, 1930 at San Francisco, Calif, and died in April of 1998 at Saugus, Calif.

Children of JENA LEE PHILLIPS and THOMAS TERY JONAS are:
i.....TERRY KAY JONAS, born on October 23, 1954 at Visalia, CA. Married JOHN DALTON.
ii....BRENDA ANN JONAS, born November 16, 1956 at Visalia, CA. Married JERRY BLANKENSHIP.
iii...TERRY JONAS, born June 24, 1961. Married (1) CATHERINE ELLIS (2) CONI HARGRAVE.

5. BILLY DALE PHILLIPS (MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on October 18, 1933 at Anadarko, Oklahoma. Married (1) DONNA LEE ROBINSON on August 27, 1955 at Visalia, CA. Donna was born on January 24, 1937 at Wasco, Kern Co. Calif. He married (2) DONNA LYNN BUFF on June 29, 1985 at Ventura, California. Donna Lynn is the daughter of DELMER BUFF and FLORENCE FINCK and was born December 10, 1946 at Lancaster, California.

Children of BILLY DALE PHILLIPS and DONNA LEE ROBINSON are:
i.....STEVEN ROY PHILLIPS, born on August 02, 1958. Married JACQUE CAMMILE CURREY.
ii....SHELLY LYNN PHILLIPS, born on December 07, 1960. Married STEVEN MICHALK.

5. MARY RUTH PHILLIPS (MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on November 05, 1935 at Moore, Oklahoma. She married ALFRED CLINTON DAWSON on October 26, 1955.

Child of MARY RUTH PHILLIPS and ALFRED CLINTON DAWSON is:
i.....CONNIE FAY DAWSON, born on April 11, 1956. Married RICHARD C. McCLAIN.

5. CARL RAYMOND PHILLIPS (MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on June 09, 1938 at Moore, Oklahoma. He married (1) JOLANDA HUNGER. He married (2) JUDITH ANN MELL on July 24, 1961 in Vallejo, California, Judith was born on May 01, 1939 at Merced, California. He married (3) REBBECA JAN ALLEN on November 20, 1990 at Merced, California. Rebbeca was born on April 20, 1953 at Fresno, CA, and died on November 25, 2001 at Merced, California.

5. NYOKA SUE PHILLIPS (MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on October 13, 1941 at Cement, Caddo Co, Oklahoma. She married KENNETH DEE BATCHELOR on February 03, 1962 at Visalia California. Ken was born on January 02, 1940 at San Francisco, California.

Children of NYOKA SUE PHILLIPS and KENNETH DEE BATCHELOR are:
i.....BYRAN KEITH BACTCHELOR, born on January 30, 1963 at Visalia, California.
ii....GREGG ALLAN BATCHELOR, born on September 29, 1964 at Visalia, California.
iii...CHRISTINA MARIE BATCHELOR, born on August 02, 1967 at Fresno, California.
iv...RUSSELL DERRELL BATCHELOR, born on January 16, 1972 at Selma, California.

5. DIANNA PHILLIPS (MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on June 19, 1944 at Visalia, Tulare Co. California. She married ANTHONY FRANSIS SUMPTER on October 09, 1965 at Reno, Nevada.

Children of DIANNA PHILLIPS and ANTHONY FRANSIS SUMPTER are:
i.....MARK ANTHONY SUMPTER, born on May 23, 1967 at Visalia California.
ii....TIMOTHY SCOTT SUMPTER, born on September 30, 1959 at Bakersfield, California.

5. ROBERT WAYNE PHILLIPS (MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on June 19, 1945 at Exeter, California,

5. ROGER GORDON PHILLIPS (MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on November 25, 1947 at Exeter, Tulare Co. California. He married (1) PATRICIA MARIE MADRUGA ON april 20, 1967 in Reno, Nevada. She was born on May 23, 1950 at Visalia, California, and died in 1995 at Visalia CA. He married (2) CHRISTINE K. EDMONDS on April 01, 1998 at Visalia.

Children of ROGER GORDON PHILLIPS and PATRICIA MARIE MADRUGA are:
i.....LISA MARIE PHILLIPS, born on November 03, 1967 at Visalia, California.
ii....ANDREW MILTON PHILLIPS, born on December 02, 1969 at Fayetteville, North Carolina.
iii...SARAH MICHELLE PHILLIPS, born on June 08, 1976 at Visalia, California.

5. RICHARD DERREL PHILLIPS (MASSENA MILTON PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN HAMPTON PHILLIPS, MASSENA L. PHILLIPS, JOHN PHILLIPS) was born on May 12, 1949 at Exeter California. He married DONNA GAIL PENDERGRASS on January 17, 1971 at Story, Arkansas. Donna was born on October 17, 1950 at Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Child of RICHARD DERREL PHILLIPS and DONNA GAIL PENDERGASS is:
i.....BRENT RICHARD PHILLIPS, was born on February 20, 1976 at Yucaipa, San Bernadino Co. CA.

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Howard Descendants

In this sections we hope to add the family of our great grandmother Harriet Howard. Just like the Phillips family above, we starting to get a little information on this side of our family. We have a picture of the Howard family, but have no idea who is who in the picture. Our mother Mable Harriet Wolford, gets her middle name from her grandmother. This picture was in our mothers belongings. There are nine children in the photo, and only time will tell which girl in the picture could be our great grandmother. New information seems to show that in the 1860 Census of the Glassy Mtn. Div. of Greenville, South Carolina that the George and Fidelia Howard family is the family in the picture that my mother had in her belongings. They are listed in the 1860 Census as follows: They also make mistakes in taking down names and dates. Harriet may be the oldest at 12 and Charles is next at 10.
GEORGE HOWARD, age 37.
FIDELIA ANN, age 34.
CHARLES, age 12.
JAMES LINSEY, age 12. may not be a Howard, and having the same birthdate as Charles, we have to assume that James being on the census list was living or visiting with the Howards at the time, and may not even be in the photo.
HARRIET, age 10. The girl standing just to the right of her father (his right shoulder) more than likely is the face of our great grandmother Harriet.
PORTMAN, age 8. He is standing a little behind and next to Harriet.
MARY, age 6. She would be next to Portman.
GEORGIA A. age 4. She would be sitting on her dads left knee.
WILLIAM, age 3. He has his hand on his dads right knee.
THOMAS, age 2. He is sitting next to his mother.
JOHN, age 9 months. He is sitting on his mothers lap.
We have no exact date when this picture was taken but is looks like its close to the Census dates. Like I said before, not having the exact birthdates makes it a little harder to place these kids because the Census doesn't list them that way. Georgia at age 4 looks younger than Thomas. But, the girls all have their hair parted in the middle. Portman does too. but he is a lot taller than the other boys, but looks younger in the face. William and Thomas are harder to place at these ages because the two seem a little older than what the Census states. John is the right age. Family pictures taken long ago always seemed to have the older kids in the back and the younger ones up front. The fact that this picture and the one above in the Phillips section was in my mothers belongings, and Greenville, South Carolina was written on the back makes us think that this has to be the Howard family listed in the 1860 Census.
In the same 1860 Census and the next family listed could be George Howard's father and mother. It lists PORTMAN HOWARD age 67 and his wife ELIZABETH age 63. I notice that George Howard names one of his sons Portman. He could be named after his grandfather.
Harriet and Mass must have migrated to Oklahoma, because their daughter Lela meets and marries our grandfather John Thomas Wolford. After they are married, they settle down around Grady County, Oklahoma. Mass dies in 1904 and is buried in Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma. Harriet returns to Greenville, South Carolina, and after her death on October 28, 1928 is buried in the Ebenezer Baptist Church cememtery in Greenville. I will try and list the generations that connect us to the Howard family.

 

Generation No 1

1. ALEXANDER HOWARD was born around or just after the turn of the century of 1700 in Spotsylvania, Virginia. He died sometime in 1752 at the same place. He married JOHANNA TRIPPLET on November 25, 1727 in Spotslyvania, Amelia County, Virginia. Johanna was born about 1707, and died after 1764 in Plains, (Now is called Simpsonville), Greenville County, South Carolina.

Children of ALEXANDER HOWARD and JOHANNA TRIPPLET are:
i.....ALEXANDER HOWARD Jr.
ii....JOHN HOWARD, born in 1735.
iii....PETER HOWARD, born in 1738.

Generation No 2

2. ALEXANDER HOWARD Jr (ALEXANDER HOWARD) died sometime in 1760 at Granville County, North Carolina. We only know his wife by her first name which was MARY.

2. PETER HOWARD (ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born sometime in the 1730's and died 1800/10 in Greenville, South Carolina. He married ANN PORTMAN.

Child of PETER HOWARD and ANN PORTMAN is:
i.....
THOMAS HOWARD, born February 25, 1760.

2. JOHN HOWARD (ALEXANDER HOWARD,) born in 1735, died on October 14, 1819 in Greenville South Carolina. Married to Avis ? He served in the Revolutionary War. In 1775 he enlisted in the Charleston S.C. Volunteer Militia under Capt. Charles Drayton. After the war, he received a land grant in Greenville County which he called Durbin's Creek. He was ordained a Baptist Minister in 1793 at the Main Saluda Baptist Church near Travelers Rest. Was active in other churches in the area.

Generation No 3

3. THOMAS HOWARD (PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD,) was born on February 25, 1760 and died on February 24, 1838 in Greenville, South Carolina. Burial in the Howard Family Cemetery. He married MARY (POLLY) GOSNELL around 1785 at Greenville. Mary is also buried next to her husband in the Howard Family Cemetery. This Howard family plot is probably located at the Motlow Creek Baptist Church location.The photo is of his headstone. Its a little hard to read but says Thomas Howard, South Carolina, Lt. Roebucks Reg. Revolutionary War, and his birth and death dates. His war duty was with the South Carolina Militia, and he served under Colonel Benjamin Roebuck.

Children of THOMAS HOWARD and MARY GOSNELL are:
i.....PETER HOWARD.
ii....ENOCH HOWARD.
iii...JAMES HOWARD. married RACHAEL LINDSEY.
iv...WILLIAM T. HOWARD, born in 1792, married (1) Unknown (2) DELILIA GOSNELL.
v....
PORTMAN HOWARD, born in 1793.

Generation No 4

4. PORTMAN HOWARD (THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born in 1793 and died in April 1864. He married ELIZABETH SOUTHERLIN around 1816. she was the daughter of CHARLES and PRISCILLA SOUTHERLIN. She died 1874/76.

Children of PORTMAN HOWARD and ELIZABETH SOUTHERLIN are:
i.....THOMAS HOWARD, farmer, married HARRIET COMPTON around 1838.
ii....CHARLES HOWARD, born on December 17, 1818.
iii...JOHN HOWARD, born in 1820.
iv...
GEORGE W. HOWARD, born in 1822/23.
v....WILLIAM J. HOWARD, born in 1825.
vi...JULIA ANN HOWARD, born on April 22, 1828.
vii..PORTMAN HOWARD JR. born in 1830.
viii.ENOCH HOWARD, born in 1832/33. Married NANCY SARAH PITMAN. Four children.
ix...DAVID HOWARD, born in 1834/35. Married PRICILLA COX
x....MARY HOWARD, born in 1836.
xi...SHADWICK HOWARD, born in 1838.
xii..WADE D. HOWARD, born on December 29, 1839.

Generation No 5

5. GEORGE W. HOWARD (PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born in 1821 at Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and died 1901 at Spartanburg. Burial in the Moltow Creek Baptist Church Cememtery. He married FIDELIA ANN TUCKER. She is the daughter of WILLIAM and REBECCA (BUTLER) TUCKER. It looks like George served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

Children of GEORGE W. HOWARD and FIDELIA ANN TUCKER are:
i.....HARRIET HOWARD, (our great grandmother)
ii....CHARLES HOWARD, born in 1848.
iii...PORTMAN HOWARD, born in 1851.
iv...MARY HOWARD, born in 1853.
v....GEORGIA ANN HOWARD, born in 1854.
vi...WILLIAM HOWARD, born in 1856.
vii..HENRY THOMAS HOWARD, born on January 28, 1857
viii.JOHN HOWARD, born in1859.
ix...KINDNESS HOWARD, born on August 11, 1861.
x....SHADWICK E. HOWARD, born in 1864.
xi...FRANCIS MARION HOWARD, born in 1866.

5. DAVID HOWARD (PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born in 1834 in Greenville County, South Carolina. Later he moved to Henderson, North Carolina where he met and later married PRICILLA COX.

Children of DAVID HOWARD and PRICILLA COX are:
i.....ELISHA SHADRACK HOWARD, born in 1869. Married MARY ADELINE ANDERSON.
ii....LUTHER SHADWICK HOWARD, born in 1898. Married NINA JORDAN.

Generation No 6

6. HARRIET HOWARD (GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on April 27, 1847 in Greenville, South Carolina. She died on October 28, 1928 in Greenville and is buried in the Ebenezer Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery. She married MASSENA L. PHILLIPS a farmer also of Greenville S.C. Mass is the son of JOHN and SARAH PHILLIPS of Greenville. We knew that grandma had returned to South Carolina after her husband Mass died in 1904. It looks like she first went to Arkansas, and then back to Carolina. We have her obituary of October 29, 1929.

SOURCE: Greenville News, Page 4
DATE: Monday, October 29, 1928

MRS. HARRIETT PHILLIPS
GOWANSVILLE, Oct. 28 - (Special) - Mrs. Harriett Phillips, 81, died at the home of her nephew, William Henson, this morning at 6 o'clock following an illness of two hours.
Mrs. Phillips is a resident of Arkansas having moved to that state from South Carolina 45 years ago. She had been here on a visit six months.
She is survived by three sons, two daughters and two brothers; William Phillips of Ozark, Ark., James Phillips of Davis, Okla., Ernest Phillips of Paris, Tex., Mrs. John Wolford of western Texas and Mrs.
Mittie Harris of eastern Texas, and brothers H. T. Howard of Saluda, N.C. and F.M. Howard of Landrum. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Ebenezer Welcome Baptist Church, Rev. Gaither Smith and Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Church cemetary. Photo at right is of Harriet Howard. The word Greenville was written on the back, but no date.

Children of HARRIET HOWARD and MASSENA L. PHILLIPS are:
i.....WILLIAM PHILLIPS.
ii....JAMES PHILLIPS.
iii...WILSON PHILLIPS.
iv...HAMPTON PHILLIPS.
v....
LELA DESSIE PHILLIPS. born on March 13, 1879. (our grandmother)
vi...MITTIE PHILLIPS. Married a Mr. Harris.

6. SHADWICK E. HOWARD (GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on November 27, 1864 at South Carolina, died on February 05, 1929. Married (1) FRANCES OMITA SUDDUTH. She was born on January 01, 1871, died on April 27, 1899. Her burial is in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Married (2) BERTHA BABB. She was born on June 21, 1877, died on June 03, 1929. Her and Shadwick are both buried in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Child of SHADWICK E. HOWARD and FRANCES OMITA SUDDUTH is:
i.....BOYCE WALTER HOWARD, 1894 - 1972.

Children of SHADWICK E. HOWARD and BERTHA BABB are:
i.....LAWRENCE HILTON HOWARD, 1902 - 1988.
ii....EULA MAYE HOWARD, 1904 - 1917.
iii...INFANT SON, 1916 - 1916.
iv...ALTON WAYMAN HOWARD. 1918 - 2005.

6. FRANCIS MARION HOWARD. (GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on September 13, 1866, and died on June 03, 1938 as a result of injuries suffered when he was struck by a Southern Railway passenger train. Burial in the Landrum Cemetery, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Married MATHURSA LOU SUDDUTH, daughter of JASPER NEWTON SUDDUTH and ELIZABETH CATHERINE ODAM. Mathursa was born on February 18, 1873 at Greenville Co. and died on December 24, 1940 at Campobello, Spartanburg Co. Burial, next to her husband in the Landrum Cemetery.

Children of FRANCIS MARION HOWARD and MATHURSA LOU ODAM are:
i.....VARDRY FURMAN HOWARD.
ii....VIRGIL PARKER HOWARD.
iii...HORACE MILTON HOWARD.
iv...CHIEVE GEROME HOWARD.
v....HOMER WINFORD HOWARD.
vi...ELTA LOIS HOWARD.
vii..BERTHA LULA HOWARD.

6. LUTHER SHADWICK HOWARD (DAVID HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born in 1898 at Piedmont, South Carolina. Married NINA JORDAN. Luther worked in the cotton mills of Greenville. He died at Poe Mill in 1955.

Child of LUTHER SHADWICK HOWARD and NINA JORDAN is:
i.....WILLIE MAE HOWARD.

Generation No 7

7. LELA DESSIE PHILLIPS (HARRIET HOWARD, GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on March 13, 1879, and died on February 26, 1962 in Pampa, Texas. Burial in the Memory Gardens Cemetery, Pampa, Texas. Lela married JOHN THOMAS WOLFORD on July 10 1897 in Dallas County, Texas. John is the son of WILEY RISDEN WOLFORD and MARTHA COULSON.

Children of LELA DESSIE PHILLIPS and JOHN THOMAS WOLFORD are:
i.....OSCAR WOLFORD, born Abt. 1899/1900.
ii....EDITH WOLFORD, born October 25, 1901.
iii...CORA WOLFORD, born May 25, 1905.
iv...RILDY J. WOLFORD, b. June 19, 1907.
v....NOBLE EUGENE WOLFORD, born Abt. 1909.
vi...MASTES OLIVER WOLFORD, born September 28, 1911.
vii..
MABLE HARRIET WOLFORD, born June 08, 1912. (our mother)
viii.L. D. WOLFORD, born Abt. 1914/15.
ix...JOHN PERSHING WOLFORD, born Abt. 1917/18.

7. WILLIE MAE HOWARD (LUTHER SHADWICK HOWARD, DAVID HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born in 1922, died in 1990 at Asheville, North Carolina. Married JOHN EARL ALLEN.

7. VARDRY FURMAN HOWARD (FRANCIS MARION HOWARD, GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on June 18, 1891 at Greenville County, South Carolina, died on March 13 1963 in St. Lukes hospital at Tyron, polk county, South Carolina. Burial in the Ingleside Baptist Church Cemetery. Note: may have married Eliza Edwards as his first wife. Married BESSIE LEE BURNS. Vardry was a veteran of World War I and a retired textile worker. They had an infant son in 1937 that didn't survived. Note: Vardry is a twin with his brother Virgil.

7. VIRGIL PARKER HOWARD (FRANCIS MARION HOWARD, GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on June 18, 1891 at Greenville County, South Carolina, died on September 06, 1954 at Landrum, Spartanburg Co. Burial in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens at Landrum. Married LENNIE BYRD BLACKWELL. She was born on October 25, 1897, died on June 14, 1960 at Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina, daughter of HENRY BLACKWELL and MAGGIE ALVERSON. Also buried in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Note: Virgil is a twin with his brother Vardry.

7. HORACE MILTON HOWARD (FRANCIS MARION HOWARD, GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on February 21, 1893, died on February 01, 1970, burial in the North Pacolet Baptist Church Cemetery, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Married MOLLIE JACKSON. They had one child KATHLEEN HOWARD 1925 - 1929.

7. CHIEVE GEROME HOWARD (FRANCIS MARION HOWARD, GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on April 06, 1895, died on January 03, 1968 at Tulsa, Oklahoma. Married ANNA A. WELLS.

7. HOMER WINFORD HOWARD (FRANCIS MARION HOWARD, GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on August 30, 1897, died on November 20, 1962, burial in Evergreen Memorial Gardens at Landrum, South Carolina. Married NORA BLACKWELL on October 05, 1927. Nora may be the sister of Virgil's wife Lennie Blackwell.

7. ELTA LOIS HOWARD (FRANCIS MARION HOWARD, GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on May 15, 1899, died on August 25, 1959. Buried at the North Pacolet church in Campobello, SC. Married (1) FRANK LOWE in 1918. Frank was born in 1899 at South Carolina. Frank and Elta had four childred. Married (2) KENNETH FLEET LANCASTER, somewhere in Maryland in 1932. They have an adopted daughter Temma. Kenneth was born on October 26, 1888, at Glenn Springs, South Carolina, died on March 11, 1984 at Canton, Haywood Co. North Carolina, buried in the Oakview Cemetary in Hendersonville NC. He was the son of WILLIAM LANCASTER and TEMMA LUCY SMITH. Kenneth was first married to ESSIE TROUBLEFIELD in 1912.

Children of ELTA LOIS HOWARD and FRANK LOWE are:
i.....HOWARD LOWE, born around 1920.
ii....EDNA LOWE, born around 1922.
iii...LOUISEA LOWE, born around 1923.
iv...BROADUS LOWE, born around 1927.

Child of ELTA LOIS HOWARD and KENNETH FLEET LANCASTER is:
i.....TEMMA LUCILLE LANCASTER/MAULDIN, born on February 07, 1949

7. BERTHA LULA HOWARD (FRANCIS MARION HOWARD, GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on November 19, 1900, died on June 05, 1969, burial in Evergreen Memorial Gardens at Spartanburg County. Married THURMAN MAZON DEMPSEY. He was born on January 26, 1898, at Gaffney, Cherokee Co. South Carolina and died on December 02, 1995 at Landrum, South Carolina. Probably buried with Bertha in Evergreen Memorial.

Children of BERTHA LULA HOWARD and THURMAN MAZON DEMPSEY are:
i.....VERNON MAZON DEMPSEY, born on July 28, 1922.
ii....VIRGINIA PAULINE DEMPSEY, born on February 03, 1924.

Generation No 8

8. MABLE HARRIET WOLFORD (LELA DESSIE PHILLIPS, HARRIET HOWARD, GEORGE W. HOWARD, PORTMAN HOWARD, THOMAS HOWARD, PETER HOWARD, ALEXANDER HOWARD) was born on June 08, 1912 in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, and died on November 04, 1995 in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon. Burial in the Memory Garden Cemetery in Springfield, OR. In 1927 she married LEVI GRADY REID (our father). Grady was born on August 10, 1906 in Whitney, Hill County, Texas, and died on January 07 1984 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cremation by Palm Moruary, Las Vegas, NV.

Children of MABLE HARRIET WOLFORD and LEVI GRADY REID are:
i.....MARY LOUISE REID, born on January 18, 1930 in Crosbyton, Crosby County, Texas.
ii....NOBLE EUGENE REID, born on November 20, 1933 in Doughtery, Floyd County, Texas.
iii...BILLY DON REID, born on April 04, 1936, in Crosbyton, Crosby County, Texas.

 

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