William Phillips was born in 1749 in Cecil Co. MD. and died in 1843 in Overton Co. TN. The name of Williams wife is unknown.
Children of William Phillips and his wife:
I. Reuben Phillips, born 1778 died 1855 in Arkansas
II. Moses Phillips, born 1783 in Rowan Co. NC and died in 1877.
III. Thomas Phillips, born 1788
IV. Adam Phillips, born 1794
V. Beaty Phillips, born 1796
VI. Samuel Phillips, born 1798
VII. William Buck Phillips Jr., born 1800 in Blount Co. TN.
The following information was taken from John Wesley Phillips book "Descendants of Rueben Phillips"
In 1776, William Phillips served under Colonel Locke and General Rutherford in a retaliatory strike against the Cherokees at Hiway in Tennessee. General Rutherford led 1900 men across the mountains. The casualties were buried at Third Creek Church.
On February 9, 1778 William Phillips filed for 100 acres of land on the headwaters of Dutch Second Creek next to Andrew Holtshouser, Wendle Miller, and Jesse Phillips in Rowan Co. N.C.
William appeared on the 1783 tax list of Rowan Co. N.C.
On October 25, 1786 William Phillips was granted 200 acres on Dutch Second Creek.
When the Phillips family split up in the late 1780's, William appears wither on the Mecklenburg Co. census or on the Wilkes Co. N.C. census in 1790. William went west, settling first in Blount Co. TN and later in Overton Co. TN.
Information compiled and compared from:
Julia Jaworski (Phillips)
Author: "Phillips of Wales Settle in America"
John Wesley Phillips
Author: "Descendants of Rueben Phillips"