SPENCER PHILLIPS
22nd TENNESSEE (MURRAY'S) INFANTRY BATTALION
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 4 March 1825 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 1913?
Buried: James Bohannon Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee?
Parents: Reubin and Feraby/Pheriba (Unknown) Phillips

1st Married: Rebecca Jackson about 1848 in White County, TN
Born: abt 1823 in White County
Died: In May 1860 in Putnam County, TN
Buried:
Parents: James and Sarah "Sally" (Cox) Jackson

Children:

  1. Willis Phillips
  2. Matilda Phillips
  3. Sarah Phillips
  4. Nancy Phillips
  5. Pheriba Phillips
  6. Bicy Phillips
  7. James B. Phillips

2nd Married: Louisa Hammock about 1868 in Overton County, Tennessee
Born: abt 1843 in Tennessee
Died: before 1920
Buried:
Parents: Laird and Polly (Unknown) Hammock

Children:

  1. Rebecca Ann Phillips
  2. Mary Jane Phillips
  3. Levi Franklin Phillips
  4. Elizabeth "Lissie" Phillips
  5. Louisey Phillips

MILITARY INFORMATION

22nd Tennessee Infantry Battalion
Company D

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 30 Nov 1862 at Murfreesboro

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S6041

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 11 Feb 1904
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County, TN
  • Member of Capt. Bass Company & Col. J. P. Murray's Regiment
  • Born: in Overton County on 4 Mar 1825
  • Enlisted in Col. Thomas Murray's Regiment in Captain Bass's Company
  • Wife is 58 years old
  • 1 son and 3 daughters
  • Attest: None

Supporting Documents:

  • Thomas Bohannon (?? Sep 1903) Supports his claim
  • A. Welch (24 Aug 1903) - Supports his claim
  • John Jackson (2 Sep 1903) - Supports his claim

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 123
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 35
  • 1860 Mortality Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 464. Listing for Rebecca Philips
  • 1870 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 306
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 137D
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 45B
  • 1910 Census:

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Putnam County, TN Deed (Book B, Page 495) - Spencer & Rebecca Phillips deeds 125 acres to George Bohannon. Deed included a survey in the name of John Madewell and one in the name of James Madewell. Deed dated 23 Oct 1857. Witnessed by John Jackson, James J. Bohannon, and J. S. Bohannon.
  • Putnam County, TN Deed (Book B, Page 496) - Spencer & Rebecca Phillips deeds 125 acres to George Bohannon. Deed included a twenty acres survey in the name of James Madewell. Deed dated 23 Oct 1857. Witnessed by John Jackson, James J. Bohannon, and J. S. Bohannon. Rebecca was examined apart from her husband on 1 Jun 1858.
  • Minutes of the Circuit Court of Putnam County (1842-1856) - Page 81 - State vs Spencer Phillips } Indictment for A. & B. this day came the Atty. General for the State and the Defendant in the proper person and said Defendant begin charged upon the bill of Indictment saitheth that he is guilty in manner and form as charged and for his Trial doth put him that for such his offense be fined the sum of Ten Dollars and be Imprisoned in the common Jail of White County there being no Jail in Putnam County for the term of two months from this day and also that all costs in this behalf Expended.
  • Minutes of the Circuit Court of Putnam County (1842-1856) - Page 111 - State vs Spencer Phillips } Forfeiture - This day came the Attorney General for the State and said Spencer Phillips begin solomly called to come into court as he was bound to do this day to take the benefit of the Insolvent Debtors oath came not but made default, it is therefore considered by the court that the State of Tennessee recover against the said Spencer Phillips the sum of Five Hundred Dollars the sum mentioned in his Bond unless good cause shown to the contrary at the next term of this court and that scifa Issue to make known &c.
  • Minutes of the Circuit Court of Putnam County (1842-1856) - Page 114 - State vs Spencer Phillips } A. & B. Simeon Bramlet Jailer for White County on a charge for biting off the ears of Bohannon and sentenced to be imprisoned by the Circuit Court of Putnam County at the July term therefor A. D. 1843 from the 12th 1843 day of July up to the 30th of the same month and making all 18 days at 2/3 per day and two lawful turnkeys 3/ - Each making in all the sum of $7.75. Being sworn to by said Jailor and certifiied by the Attorney General it wa sorderedd by the court the same should be allowed and taxed in the bill of cost.
  • Minutes of the Circuit Court of Putnam County (1842-1856) - Page 129-130 - State vs Spencer Phillips } Forfeiture - Came the attorney General and the defendant and on motion of said defendant the forfeiture heretofore at this term entered against his at this term is set aside on the payment of costs. It is therefore considered by the court that the State of Tennessee recover against said defendant the costs that have accrued herein.
  • Minutes of the Circuit Court of Putnam County (1842-1856) - Page 130 - State vs Spencer Phillips } Indictment Assault & Battery - Came the Attorney and thereupon came James Jackson into open court and acknowledged himself the defendants security for the costs of this prosecution and confesses Judgement for the same. It is therefore considered by the court that the State of Tennessee recover against the said James Jackson Jointly with said defendant the costs aforesaid and the attorney General agrees to stay execution eight months.
  • Minutes of the Circuit Court of Putnam County (1842-1856) - Page 138 - State vs Spencer Phillips } Assault and Battery Recognizance & c. Came the attorney General and the defendants when by agreement all the orders and forfeitures made and taken in this case at the present Term of the Court an set aside and the defendants jointly assume all the costs accrued in the prosecution of defendant Phillips for assault and battery in which judgment for fine and costs and imprisonment was rendered against him at the last Term of this court - It is therefore considered by the court that the plaintiff recover of the defendants the costs accrued in this prosecution from the beginning and execuution shall issue against the defendants jointly the fine and costs to be levied of the property of Phillips and costs of the property of all the defendants - The attorney General stays Execution Eight months.
  • A Workbook on the Phillips Families of Overton County, Tennessee by John Sroka - Mr. Sroka presents the theory that Spencer Phillips is the son of Reubin Phillips and Pheriba Unknown.
  • 1860 Putnam County, TN Mortality Schedules (Page 464) - Rebecca Phillips is listed as having died in May 1860 of a cold. She was 37 years old and was sick for 4 months.