SIMEON KING PHILLIPS
8th TENNESSEE MOUNTED INFANTRY
USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 9 April 1842 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 5 May 1923 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Phillips Cemetery,Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: John and Irene (Burris) Phillips

1st Married: Parelie Matilda Maxwell on 4 July 1863 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 9 April 1842 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 5 May 1923 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Phillips Cemetery,Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents:

2nd Married: Laura Burton on 6 Jun 1869 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 9 April 1842 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 5 May 1923 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Phillips Cemetery,Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Clinton and Margaret (Jones) Burton

Children:

  1. Johnnie C. Phillips
  2. Beecher D. Phillips
  3. Charles L. Phillips
  4. Avo Phillips
  5. Henry Cass Phillips
  6. Lula May Phillips
  7. Ellie A. Phillips
  8. Ova Phillips
  9. Jimmie Martin Phillips
  10. Clenny P. Phillips

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother-in-law: John L. Freeman - 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry

MILITARY INFORMATION

8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry
Company C

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Corporal
  • Enlisted 30 March 1865 in Carthage
  • Age: 23
  • Eyes: Black
  • Hair: Dark
  • Complexion: Dark
  • Height: 5' 6"
  • 27 Feb - 30 Apr 1865: Present; Promoted from Private to 5th Corporal on 7 Apr 1865
  • 30 Jun 1865: Present
  • 17 Aug 1865: Appointed 5 Corpl from Private 7 Apr 1865. Absent sick since 6 Aug 1865 in Carthage
  • 10 Aug 1866: Discharged; Absent sick since 6 Aug 1865 near Carthage
  • Enlistment Papers Included

FEDERAL PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 62
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 94
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 115
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 131
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 143A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 177B
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 178B

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1929) - #20716 - Laura Burton Phillips
  • Putnam County Herald, 30 April 1931, Page 1
    DO YOU REMEMBER -- Putnam County's Old Churches -- Post Oak Presbyterian Church
    About forty-five years ago, a large number of families living in the vicinity of the present Post Oak church, in the 15th Civil District of this county, and holding their church membership in "Old Prospect" Cumberland Presbyterian Church, decided to organize a church in their own community. Accordingly they requested and were granted church letters by the Old Prospect Church and organized the "Post Oak" congregation. The first building erected by this congregation, and occupied by it for many years, being inadequate to the needs of this growing congregation, the present building was erected about twenty-five years ago. It is a splendid frame building, located in a beautiful oak grove. This is one of the handsomest and most commodious rural church buildings in this county. Several years Ago this congregation erected an attractive manse, or pastor's home, near the church building. Among those who were active leaders in this congregation from its organization until they passed to their final rewards were Rev. S. K. Phillips, A. R. Ramsey and Rev. Jesse Gilliam. Among the early pastors of this church were the Rev. S. K. Phillips, the Rev. W. H. Carr, the Rev. W. S. Crawford, the Rev. Fount Smith and the Rev. Jesse Gilliam. ...
  • Simeon K. Phillips served as Postmaster of Selby beginning 9 September 1889. (See NARA - Page 6)